PDWare Review - why 4 stars?

PDWare Review
ITQlick Score: 83/100
ITQlick Rating: (4/5)
Pricing: 6.8/10 - high cost
Category: Project Management -> PDWare
Ranking:Ranked 105 out of 779 Project Management systems
Company: PDWare
Pricing: starts at $50,000 per license
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop
Links: PDWare pricing, PDWare alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jun 19, 2022

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What is PDWare and its features?

PDWare is an on-premise and cloud-based resource management & planning and portfolio oversight software designed to help maximize the staff capacity to balance resources demands and supply. Its core features include project planning, resource management and collaboration and more.

The ResourceFirst module helps in prioritization, feasibility and execution of projects. It helps in resource planning and allows the organization to align the organization resources with projects and programs. It enables the user to allocate resources to the high priority projects and tell when resources are overallocated and which projects are not getting enough resources that they need.

Developed by Portfolio DecisionWare, PD Ware has a free demo and offers support during the business hours. The ResourceFirst Desktop provides the users with forecasting spreadsheet and converts the data into an enterprise repository that is used by the management in decision making.


What is PDWare rating?

The rating of PDWare is 4 stars out of 5 and the total score is 83 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses PDWare?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, PDWare makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is PDWare cloud-based?

No, the software in not cloud based so you would need to install it locally and connect it directly to a server.

Can it be used on mobile?

No, currently PDWare can't be accessed on mobile, you would need to access it from your computer.

Is PDWare the best Project Management system?

PDWare is ranked 105 out of 779 software in their category (Project Management systems).

Who are their main alternatives?

The two main competitors of PDWare include Kaseya BMS and Synergist. KaseyaBMS is a cloud-based project management and professional services automation same as PDWare. Kaseya BMS is a product of Kaseya which is based in the United States and was founded in 2000 while PDWare is a product of Portfolio DecisionWare also based in the United States.

Both PDWare and KaseyaBMS offer a free trial. PDWare offers support during the business hours, and by contrast, KaseyaBMS offers support is both online and during business hours. KaseyaBMS is ideal for IT Departments and MSPs whereas PDWare is ideal for first-line managers, product managers, executives, PMO, R&D, and EPMO.

Kaseya BMS offers training via webinars, documentation, live online and in-person, but PDWare doesn’t. Both Synergist and PDWare is a cloud-based project management and professional services automation solution.

Synergist is by Synergist Express based in the United Kingdom which was founded in 2003 and on the other hand PDWare is a product of Portfolio DecisionWare which is based in the United States. Both PDWare and Synergist offer a free trial and offers support during the business hours.

What is the cost of PDWare?

The cost of license starts at $50,000 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 6.8 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). You can find here the REAL total cost breakdown for PDWare. You can also find here pricing information from PDWare's website.

What should you ask PDWare during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with PDWare and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching PDWare in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Where PDWare is used?

PDWare is ideal for first-line managers, product managers, executives, PMO, R&D, and EPMO. It caters to businesses of all sizes in multiple sectors including healthcare, aerospace, computer, and agriculture and more.

List of categories

Team Collaboration
File Sharing
Expense Tracking
Project Planning
Project Resource Management
Task Management
Time Tracking

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.