Planisware Orchestra Product Tour

A single source of truth for your project portfolio...

Orchestra offers innovative tools so project managers and portfolio managers can easily control the entire project portfolio lifecycle. The Orchestra software is built upon the objective of unifying all project stakeholders to foster a common project management culture and naturally drive user adoption.
By integrating the full portfolio lifecycle on a single project management software, you get a real-time report on your project KPIs, increase project efficiency and focus resources on the projects that bring value to the organization.
Orchestra is a turnkey solution that lets you start quickly managing, controlling and optimizing key project portfolio management processes: demand management, portfolio arbitration, project execution, human resources activities, cost control, stakeholder collaboration and reporting.

...and real-time control of key project management processes

Demand Management

Demand management is the process of evaluating all proposals that would impact current and future projects (project demands, ideas, and change requests). Orchestra allows you to take control of this valuable source through coherent and effective demand management, enabling you to:

  • Collect and centralize demands in a single area
  • Assess the value and cost of each demand and identify the dependencies
  • Make decisions with transparency and fluidity
  • Bridge the gap between expectation and implementation
Portfolio Management

Once project possibilities are identified, the portfolio manager gets a set of projects that must be qualified, prioritized and validated. He needs to analyze the overall coherence of the organization’s projects so that duplicates are avoided, resources are focused on value-added projects and load is balanced throughout the year.

  • Formalize strategy by structuring it in portfolio form
  • Consolidate projects for global strategic analysis
  • Define and present the organization’s financial and human constraints
  • Arbitrate various scenarios depending on priority and resources capacity
Project Management

Orchestra lets you easily manage and control your project planning, from the most basic tasks to the most elaborate one. Just a few clicks will take you to the interactive Gantt chart, a to-do list or a Kanban board. From there, you can use project templates to create a simple plan for collaboration, a detailed list of tasks and milestones, or effectively combine different planning methods (waterfall, agile, stage-gate…)

  • Identify projects, their characteristics, and their teams
  • Delegate tasks and get teams involved
  • Implement hybrid project management methods, with agile and waterfall planning
  • Monitor the progress of projects and KPIs
Resource Management

Orchestra gives a global and detailed view on project assignments, non-project activities and resource days-off. Resource managers can configure Orchestra to fit their internal process (role or named resources, assignment rules and workflows, timesheets entries and control…).

  • Anticipate team capacity and availability
  • Optimize workload and reduce project delays
  • Analyze time distribution between project and non-project activities
  • Get a single timesheet for all resources activities
Cost Management

Orchestra’s cost management features give project managers the ability to plan, track, and analyze the financial performance of projects. The module allows for management of budgets on a global scale or in minute detail, accounting for categories like labor, expenses, materials and equipment.

  • Anticipate and break down budget needs to get reliable buckets
  • Get a centralized view on project costs (planned, actual, payments…)
  • Ensure the reliability of forecasts and budgetary outcomes
Collaboration & Reporting

Decision-makers can no longer be satisfied with just “seeing” what’s going on. They need to anticipate and act. As a collaborative solution, Orchestra promotes communication and connects all stakeholders involved in project and portfolio management. Decision-makers get real-time control of their portfolio so they can now take decisions based on past findings, real-time monitoring, and forecasting.

  • Formalize, ensure reliability of, and speed up project reporting
  • Measure project impact and profits in real time
  • Boost clear communication among teams
  • Share and keep track of all data and documents

Schedule a live demo with our sales team and discover how Orchestra increases your project portfolio efficiency by uniting all project stakeholders on a single web PPM solution.

Live Demo

Learn why leading companies choose Orchestra to get real-time visibility on their project portfolio and to ensure its alignement with their business strategy.

Success Stories