The problem is that I don't have any. My received an e-mail advertisement and asked me to check it out and see if it would provide any benefit to our company.
I spent a brief amount of time looking at the web site and it seems to be sort of an all-inclusive project management tool.
I provided informal feedback to my boss and let him know the high-level features and cost. I also suggested that it would offer nothing new to our company - that it would only consolidate some of the software we currently use.
He asked that I look for comparitive products and provide pricing. But, since it just seems to incorporate the benefits of multiple databases/reporting tools, I am having a difficult time finding a comparable product.
If you do not have any requirements and you do not know what you need or if you need it - it seems to me it is a waste of money to purchase/lease it.
I looked at the Web site and it was really difficult to exactly identify what it was doing - but whatever it was it was on a database and it did seem to include the possibilities of project management.
It also looked like something that might be aimed at small business - and often small business products do not work as well for large business.
I would try and persuade your boss to identify what he is looking for from the tool because until you know that I do not think you can identify comparative tools.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" --Thomas Edison
That's exactly what I had done. I asked what the requirements were, and what the budget was. The reply I received was something like "the only requirement is to evaluate the product to determine if it would have value to our company" (and then of course to determine what that value would be), and "we always have a budget for things that would provide a benefit".
I don't think he could have been more vague. And, as you stated, it is difficult from the web site to determine exactly what the product offers. So, I have been left to exhausting search engines for all-encompasing project management software. As of yet, I have not had any luck.