Compare PPM Express vs PowerPPM

First, we’d like to give a quick nod to the team at PowerPPM. They’ve built a great product to help businesses (and if you’re here because you’re evaluating PPM Express vs. PowerPPM, or looking for PowerPPM alternatives, then – you’re already doing the right thing by looking for a product that will help you have better project portfolio management processes).

PPM Express

PPM and Product Management

ppm express logo

PPM Express is not just another all-in-one PPM platform. Instead, we connect and integrate all your existing project management tools, all your existing projects, and epics in Azure DevOps Boards, Jira Software, Microsoft Planner, and Microsoft Project. Then, we mix in all the capabilities of the modern PPM Software – visually gorgeous, easy to use, in a user-friendly, modern interface.

The founding team at PPM Express has been implementing Microsoft Project Server & Microsoft Project Online for Fortune 500 companies for the last decade. We believe that such heavy-weight, custom-build platforms are an excellent fit for some large organizations but require significant investments and support and, in the long term – impact adoption and use of the software for an entire organization.

PowerPPM

Project Portfolio Management

PowerPPM team built a custom that can be integrated with Microsoft Power Platform, a low-code platform from Microsoft.

While the PowerPPM app and the Power Platform provide an advanced level of customization and can be accessed from the Power Platform interface, it is, in fact, a wholly separate and standalone solution. It comes at a high price — a team of consultants must dedicate tens/hundreds of hours configuring and customizing solutions based on PowerPPM.

01/ Screenshots

Strategic Portfolio Roadmap
PPM express program roadmap view
Microsoft Teams Planner Plan View
Strategic Portfolio Roadmap
PPM express program roadmap view
Microsoft Teams Planner Plan View

02/ About product

PPM Express

Our entirely different approach is based on three main principles:

– Easy to deploy(ready instantly, no consultants needed)

– Easy to integrate(Integrate your existing project management tools, including Office 365 and Power Platform)

– Easy to use(new, modern, lightweight user interface, and easy configuration approach)

If you are open-minded to new and better and simpler ways of deploying, DIY configuration, and ease of use – PPM Express is a great choice.

PowerPPM

PowerPPM is a great custom-built solution; it is a “solution accelerator,” one of the best of the many available for the Power Apps platform from several Microsoft Partners.

You will get an app built from code components called PCF (Power App Component Framework), then have to engage business and technical consultants (or partners) with unique knowledge of the Power Apps platform to customize it, and change its data structure and reports, etc.

PowerPPM allows companies to receive a good, custom-built fit – and it’s fair to say that the PowerPPM team has invested the time to build high-quality code components.

03/ Features

API

Dashboard

Data Export

Data Import

External Integrations

Gantt Charts

Google Apps Integration

Multi-User

Notifications

Task Scheduling/Tracking

Prioritization

Roadmapping

Resource Management

API

Dashboard

Data Export

Data Import

External Integrations

Gantt Charts

Google Apps Integration

Multi-User

Notifications

Task Scheduling/Tracking

Prioritization

Roadmapping

Resource Management

04/ Summary

PPM Express is different – it is a genuine cloud software product running on secure Microsoft Azure, and it is instantly ready-to-use. PPM Express can be tuned-up any time along the way – and you don’t have to be a consultant to make that change – any user can make a configuration change, or build a new project template. We are proud of how easy it is and that no consultants are required. We introduced a new way for organizations to realize value faster, see results more quickly, get better ROI and protect existing investments in other tools  

PowerPPM is a great custom-built solution; it is like a “solution accelerator,” one of the many for the Power Apps platform. You deploy an app that includes code components, then engage business and technical consultants with unique knowledge of the Power Apps platform to start customizing it, changing data structure, and changing reports. It allows receiving a good fit for “how we run projects now”. 

05/ Price

PPM and Product Management

$40/user/month

Portfolio Management

$40,000 – $80,000 USD annualy

06/ COST EFFECTIVENESS

The only cost you face in implementing PPM Express Enterprise is an annual subscription, starting at $8,995/year

(price depends on the number of seats; PPM Express provides enterprise plans with unlimited team member seats).

On contrast, several companies indicated that the total implementation cost for PowerPPM is significantly higher than PPM Express (the hefty price tag of PowerPPM is due to a need to purchase days or weeks of Implementation Consulting).

We strongly believe that paying tens of thousands of dollars for additional consulting services to configure a PPM is an outdated practice that benefits vendors, not customers. Also, consider costs and needs for maintenance, support, and changes in the future – it requires developers and consultants.

We believe modern products need to be SIMPLE and EASY TO IMPLEMENT, without consultants. We believe in empowering our customers with knowledge, and to all of our customers, we offer:
• Complimentary End-user Training
• Complimentary Administrator Training
• Complimentary Implementation Advisory
• Complimentary PPM Health checks every 90 days.

Customer success stories

With PPM Express our customers have a clear view of what is my next key date and my next milestone, and with active automated alerts on key dates approaching we make them more aware continuously looking at what’s next.

Marc de Graaf Head of PMO

“PPM Express seamlessly integrates with MS Teams and enables our students with easy way to collaborate and learn the Project Management course.”

Dr. Karim Ahmed Coventry University

We implemented and used PPM Express as our Portfolio Management Platform. The reports and Dashboards provide valuable consolidated information at different levels, and the beauty of this is that it’s just connecting information we already have and getting all the possible value from it.

Paola Bobbio Senior Project Manager

With PPM Express, our company saves up to 60% of the time on reporting, project and resource planning.

Martijn Schasfoort Maxima M.C.

300+

Companies

use our software daily

50%

Reduction

of time spent on monitoring state and statuses of portfolios

25K+

Projects

tracked on PPM Express Platform

100%

Secure

all your data is protected safely

Our Trial process is Fast and Simple as 1-2-3:

Step 01/
Discovery

Quick, 15-20 minutes call to understand your objectives, requirements, expectations.

Step 02/
Demo

Personalized, 60-minutes demo of PPM Express to show how it can support your use cases.

Step 03/
Trial / Pilot

30-day long, supervised FREE Trial / Pilot to experience PPM Express firsthand. + Free Onboarding

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