Sciforma


 

Sciforma is a cloud-based project and portfolio management solution for enterprises that allows to strategically track and analyze project data and make relevant decisions. It can be sold as a stand-alone portfolio management, project management, or time and expense tracking program. Integrated within their tool, it also offers knowledge, resource and document management.

Sciforma is fully configurable, from user-defined fields that can adapt to any business structure, to their tailored and custom interfaces. User-defined workflows can follow the various stages of a project, document, or issue, so users always have access to the most up-to-date information. Sciforma Download Center offers a wide range of reports for download that users can use to document and report project activities.

Sciforma is available as an on-premise, hosted, or SaaS system. Sciforma is also fully supported by HTML5 and is accessible from any mobile device.

 

Sciforma  - Assign resources
 
  • Sciforma  - Assign resources
    Assign resources
  • Sciforma  - Billing overview
    Billing overview
  • Sciforma  - Fill product details
    Fill product details
  • Sciforma  - Charts and graphs
    Charts and graphs
  • Sciforma  - Budget simulation
    Budget simulation
  • Sciforma  - Opportunity dashboard
    Opportunity dashboard
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Dave from Wellfount Corporation
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2018

February 2018

VP of Pharmacy Operations

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The setup is a free base setup which allows for you to design any task you wish to be monitored. This is important for large projects

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Only set up for large projects with start to finish features. Not user friendly for multi-repetitive task management

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Rose from IT Freelance Consultant
Specialty: IT Services

October 2015

October 2015

Very good software, simple and effective.

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I have been working with Sciforma for a couple of years and have gained experience as both a user and a consultant. In my opinion, these are their three main advantages:

1. The interface is very clear and intuitive; everything has been made to facilitate the use of the software. The user approval at my customer’s has been pretty good so far.

2. I like their pricing model, which is based on users roles. It’s pretty flexible and allows for scalability. My customer started with only 30 users and now has grown to 120 users. They wanted to implement time tracking in phase 2 of their deployment; the user console Sciforma provides allowed me to do the configuration exactly as requested, thus meeting their needs 100%.

3. They offer a lot of features, which is great for me as a consultant. I can offer Sciforma to pretty much all of my customers and tailor it to meet their needs.

Likes Least

I don’t have any issues so far, my customers are really happy about the tool.

Recommendations

Be sure to clearly identify your needs beforehand for both the short and long term use.
For example, our short-term needs were to track projects and resource management, but we knew we wanted to add new time tracking processes at a later date. We needed a tool that would adapt to our changing needs and had more features we could utilize further down the road.

 
 
 
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Nicole-Marie from CDRD
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Good UX, However Highly Specific Tracking Capabilities Facilitate Micromanagement

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Sciforma has a sleek user interface that allows users to pin certain projects to their timesheet every week, hide less important / inactive projects, and annotate individual tasks with ease. I've also never experienced trouble with the platform loading slowly or crashing. Overall the software provides a good user experience.

Cons

Sciforma allows users to track their time down to half-hour increments. While this feature may be useful in a legal firm or other setting where very small time increments need to be kept track of and billed to separate clients, in a normal lab-based or office-based setting this degree of granularity is not necessary. Attempting to track working time down to the half-hour is both impractical and facilitates micromanagement when supervisors approve timesheets. This is not an inherent limitation of the software, however workplaces adopting Sciforma should be cognisant of this effect and allow employees to log time in a weekly percent-based manner rather than logging every hour of every day.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Good product for project management

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It is pretty easy to use.

Pros

It is very well categorized with very much details needed for updating the time spent over the week.

Cons

The layout could be improved to be more user friendly. When more projects added to the worksheet, the layout can be a bit confusing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

David from Centre for Drug Research and Development
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Much Left to Be Desired

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Overall, I have had an average experience with SciForma. It's excels in record-keeping but can be quite clunky to use. I wish the UI/UX would be improved so using SciForma wouldn't be as hard to use than it currently is.

Pros

I like how it keeps track of your previous records and is good for accountability purposes. It is extremely convenient and easy to see what tasks I have been working on the past few weeks.

Cons

Many times the software UI is very clunky and leaves for a fairly annoying experience. Once in a while, buttons don't work and certain loading screens freeze. Though the effects are not critical, I do find the software to be somewhat of a pain to deal with at time and I think that's something that SciForma shouldn't be.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Grayson from CDRD
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Sciforma timesheets

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Simple to use for tracking weekly time sheets

Cons

Somewhat cluttered interface. Almost useless on mobile.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Anthony from CDRD
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

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easy to use , tidy database, easy access to info

Cons

none really. Everything about it speaks of making it use friendly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jasmine from CDRD
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

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Category of projects and non-project work are distinguishable. Easy to select task of every project when expanded.

Cons

The actual and predicted times on top of each other can look visually confusing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Eric from CDRD
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Sciforma Review

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The ability to pin projects to repeat each week is a helpful tool for ongoing projects.

Cons

Removing project groups alters previously submitted timesheets

Review Source: Capterra
 

Meg from CDRD
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Great Platform

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Good well set up program.

Pros

Ability to see the hours updated in real time when you enter them, ability to standardize categories.

Cons

annoying to scroll through all the categories to find what you need. wish you could save commonly annotated notes and reuse them for other timesheets.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Neda from CDRD
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Sciforma Review

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Resource Allocation, program management

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Customer service, New versions every month to get rid of the annoying bugs

Cons

Designer view could get really complicated

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tarun from Strategic IT Solutions Inc
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Using Sciforma for Project Management at DHS - State of MN

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I have been using Sciforma since 2016. It is easy to use, user-friendly and above all helpful in project management.

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Great tool for time tracking, project scheduling and status reporting to executives.

Cons

Less self-help sections for learning the tool.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Powerful tool, Elise and Hugues provide good service

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I loved it. Would recommend. Expect to work with it again at multiple clients.

Pros

We spent a lot of time implementing not only the tool but all the understanding and the processes around it. We have over 200 users in more than 50 projects.

Cons

With versatility comes complexity. The "Help" is not always useful for end users. A pre-requisite to your clients is really the knowledge of concepts coupled with experience in Project management.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ofer from Xioma
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

The best PPM solution

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working with Sciforma for the last 6 years

Pros

Holistic, Scalability, Flexibility, UI/UX, Hybrid in many ways, For example: SaaS & OnPremise , Agile & Waterfall

Cons

Document management, Lack of structured integrations for ALM tools, and viewers

Review Source: Capterra
 

George from MaxiTRANS
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Very good tool if you use out of the box.

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Good. Although the sluggishness of the system does negativelly affect how it is seen by our organisation.

Pros

- User interface is great
- Ability to override forms, create our own dashboards.
- Having a Business Case centre and demand management helped us

Cons

*General slowness regarding:
- SSO
- Gantt chart manipulation - scheduling a simple task requires a lot of patience as the system takes a while to validate entries and save them. Very cumbersome and we had a lot of complains with this.
- Slow moving from one screen to another

* small number of built in reports. Other tools have a whole bunch of reports to chose from and also allow you to create reports by selecting what objects go where - a more intuitive and user friendly report building mechanism.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cecelia from CRESTRON ELECTRONICS
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Out of the box configuration

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The consultant was very knowledgeable of the product and that helped us to adapt to the tool.

We are looking forward to using Sciforma in our organization.



Pros

It has everything a PM would want in a tool and more.
I also like that the tool can be customized to meet the needs of our company.

Cons

Not as user friendly as I would like - little harder to navigate but once you got it you got it.



Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Implementation was great!

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We now have a tool to manage our PMO and strategic efforts that is easy to use and provide information to our executives. No more spreadsheets!

Pros

The ease of the user interface, maneuvering throughout the system, and easy customization. The tool helps standardize our PMO and strategic efforts.

Cons

Nothing so far. The key for anyone wanting to implement Sciforma is to complete the implementation data entry template one week prior to the vendor arriving onsite. This made our implementation very smooth!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Azam from ICSME
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Sciforma is a great product and platform that allows superb management of Projects Portfolio

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Total overview and control over all the projects, potential projects, resources utilization, budget control, and all Project items, like Risks, Deliverable, CRs, Actions, issues, etc.. with full Status Overview of all projects progress portfolio-wise.

Pros

Sciforma has a comprehensive functionality that covers the entire Project/Product life cycle management, where all aspects relevant to the cycle are in one product, with comprehensive dashboards to manage it all. I particularly like the ability to create connections between the objects in Sciforma, which maintains the relationships between the Program and all the other objects, like relevant projects, products etc.. which keeps the focus clear to enable driving your Program strategy. in addition to the one area where you can manage all your deliverable, issues, CRs and Actions, see who is managing each, and where they are in the workflow.

Cons

Although still accessible through the HTML, a mobile app for workflow approvals would be great to have.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mustafa from ICSME
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

I have been working with Sciforma PPM tool for two years, have done implementation and customization

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Effective Solution in the following area;

1. Idea Management
2. Business case management
3. Portfolio Management
3. Project Management
4. Program Management

Pros

The possibility to customize and add new features.
The concept of having different extensions and being able to assign specific extensions to certain users

Cons

I truly can not think of cons for Sciforma PPM, I do think that it is a valuable tool that would make life easier for end users.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gianmarco from ST NEXT srl

May 2018

May 2018

We decided to evaluate a new PPM platform and we migrated to Sciforma.

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Simplicity in the use and ready to start procedures made the change very quick and effective.
Different methodologies (Critical Path/Agile/Prince2) are included in the setting.
We can keep under control our processes in a easier way

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The software is definitely very simple to be used and it doesn't need customization because the "out of the box" features are very wide. The team accepted the change and in a short time we have been running at 100%.

Cons

so far I haven't had any issue with Sciforma, it meets my expectations. We had some troubles installing the on premise version. The support we got was very prompt and the configuration problems were solved in a short time.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rudy from OBIC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

It´s the best way to manage our project, portfolio and risks.

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It´s the best way to manage our project, portfolio and risks.
It s easy to set and use (very user friendly)
It allows us to manage project using waterfall or scrum methodology
Give us a real added value
We can use it from a table, laptop or a mobile.

Pros

It s easy to set and use (very user friendly)
It allows us to manage project using waterfall or scrum methodology
Give us a real added value
We can use it from a table, laptop or a mobile.

Cons

We have a SaaS version for our company so we need to have internet conexion all the time in order to use it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bongani Bruce from Management Planning Systems

May 2018

May 2018

Beautifully laid out, very intuitive, leverages the best of the tech it's built on.

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Our clients have great visibility on the work we are doing for them, we can easily anticipate risks and be able to manage them in a way that set's very clear and resolute expectations, from an Agile development point of view our team collaborates in a way much much better than before while at the same time giving a clear picture to the client side PMs who typically manage their projects in a waterfall fashion. Everyone is part of the same picture.

Pros

User adoption is key in any enterprise system, Sciforma's ease of use enables that, it is quite intuitive and a beautiful sight to behold, we've come to see that users highly appreciate that effort. Technically it is very strong (the strongest) yet fully maintaining the balance between technical complexity and ease of use.

With the release of Sciforma 7.1 we've seen massive leaps forward on a solution that was already at a peak compared to it's rivals, the introduction of Programme Management amongst, and the focus on building stronger connections with various data elements has seen Sciforma being highly appraised by our clients.


Cons

There are very little to no cons, everyone ultimately has their preference and Sciforma is ours. We are fully confident in the continuity that Sciforma constantly reassures us with by staying ahead of the race and breaking new grounds in this space.

Review Source: Capterra