Top PPM Tools of 2021

Selecting a Project & Portfolio Management tool is a huge investment for any organization and the good news is that there are some very PPM tools in the marketplace that are working well for organizations.  It is important that as you start looking at acquiring a PPM system, that you take a look at what the user community thinks about the PPM tools you are considering.  In addition to looking at the user community of PPM tools, you will want to invest in looking at market research reports that rely on qualitative data analysis methods to demonstrate market trends such as direction, maturity, and participants.

Below are the four PPM tools that Proformance Consultants considers the best of the best:


Products Offered: Planview Enterprise One (cloud-hosted), Planview PPM Pro (cloud-based), Planview Projectplace, Planview LeanKit, Planview Spigit


  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Enterprise Agile Planning 
  • Innovation Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Lean Portfolio Management
  • Work Management for Teams
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Agile Program Management
  • Product Portfolio Management
  • Enterprise Kanban for Agile Delivery


  • What-If Scenario Planning
  • Great Customer Support
  • Project Dashboards and Reports
  • Project Intake and Demand
  • Top-Down Project Portfolio Management
  • Great alignment between Strategy and PPM

2.Broadcom (CA Technologies)

Products Offered: Clarity PPM, Broadcom Rally


  • Integration with JIRA, GitHub, CA Agile Requirements Designer, HPE ALM/Quality Center, and Microsoft Office. 
  • Daily work is aligned between strategy and leverage. 
  • Enterprise Resource Management
  • Comprehensive Rollups of progress, dependencies, alignment, and project portfolio health.
  • Security and Compliance Features. 
  • Program Management
  • Waterfall and Agile Management


  • Strong User Community
  • Free Access to Rally with Digital BizOps Starter Edition
  • Mature and Comprehensive toolkit
  • Many independent third-party research firms have given excellent user reviews. 

Products: Planisware Enterprise, Planisware Orchestra


  • Alignment between Strategy and PPM.
  • Track results via roadmaps, budgets, and investment buckets. 
  • Scenario and simulation capabilities
  • Resource Management with capacity planning, resource scheduling, and time tracking.
  • Project Controls within scheduling, costs, and deliverable management. 
  • Team Collaboration through social networking, knowledge management, and reporting.  


  • Enterprise is for larger organizations, while Orchestra is for smaller organizations. 
  • Business Intelligence Capabilities
  • System Integrations are comprehensive.
  • Agile Frameworks are supported.  

Products: Daptiv PPM and Changepoint


  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Strategic Portfolio Management
  • Enterprise Architecture Management 
  • Services Automation
  • New Product Development
  • Strategy & Enterprise Transformation
  • Services Delivery


  • Customers are satisfied with Changepoint Capabilities. 
  • Executive-Level Reporting is highly recommended. 
  • Third-Party Research firms show high marks for Changepoint.
  • Comprehensive list of capabilities for all PPM needs. 

James Proctor, Managing Partner

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