See why users choose Portfoleon over Roadmunk to connect strategy, product management, and execution.

What is the difference between Roadmunk and Portfoleon?

Portfoleon enables you to express your thoughts better, work faster, and collaborate more.

Portfoleon is more visual

The most important feature of your roadmap software is visualization. You make boards and diagrams to get your point across, so it is important to be able to customize your boards to represent the information your stakeholders are looking for.

Portfoleon Roadmunk
Boards ✓ Spreadsheets, Timelines, Kanban/Crosstab, Pivot tables and Charts Plain tables, Timelines, Kanban/Crosstab
Cards ✓ Put any number and combination of fields on cards A card can display only 2 fields at the same time
Pivot chart

Portfoleon is more efficient

You are only getting value from your roadmap software if the information it holds is true. To keep it true, it is essential that users can update it really fast. Any slowdowns and inefficiencies will result in worse quality of data, which in turn will cause worse quality of decisions.

Portfoleon Roadmunk
Update speed ✓ Spreadsheets allow copy/paste from Excel / Google Sheets, drag-to-fill, and other convenient UI shortcuts to be fast and efficient Table view does not support fast updates, filling in long forms is slow and boring
Automation rules ✓ Create ITTT (“if-this-then-that”) automation rules in Portfoleon to make routine operations faster Make all updates manually

Portfoleon Spreadsheet board capabilities.

Portfoleon enables better collaboration

The essence of roadmap software is collaboration. There is no point in making a roadmap and keeping it to yourself. Your roadmap needs to be continuously communicated to your stakeholders in a secure way.

Portfoleon Roadmunk
Sharing with a large number of stakeholders ✓ Free unlimited viewer accounts with full authentication and authorization Paid viewer account, which force the users to make insecure snapshots so that they don’t have to deal with budget approval
Rolling out roadmap updates ✓ Publish atomic updates when you are ready Every update is live immediately

In Portfoleon all your updates are accumulated in “drafts”. Once all your updates are ready you can publish them as one single roadmap update.

There are several reasons why we believe this system is the best way to handle roadmap updates:

  1. It encourages clean data in the system. In most cases you cannot make one isolated update to the roadmap, such as change an epic scope or constraints. Such changes will have repercussions that will impact other work. In turn, this impact will require decision-making that can only happen after discussion. If you make a partial update immediately, your stakeholders will see inconsistent data in the system and will revert to old ways of getting true information (emails, calls, meetings). It is important to make the whole update at once, when you are ready to communicate new scope and priorities.
  2. It removes the fear factor. It is important that you are not afraid to make changes to the system. Yes, it is possible to accidentally change something you did not want to change, however if the users are afraid to make changes, their satisfaction will drop and the quality of data will drop as well. With Portfoleon it is easy to roll back the changes you don’t want or go back in time and restore the roadmap data in the state before a change was made.
  3. It enables experimentation. What if I prioritize this epic higher? How will the roadmap look like then? With draft/publish system you can try different options while they are staying in your drafts without the risk of affecting your stakeholders.

Portfoleon integrates into your IT landscape better

Roadmap tool is likely not the only software you use. Integration with communication tools like Slack or Microsoft Teams, spreadsheet tools like Google Sheets, task management tools like Jira or Azure DevOps becomes more important as your organization grows.

Portfoleon Roadmunk
Integrating with task management systems ✓ Native Jira connector ✓ Native Jira connector
Integrating with other systems ✓ Zapier connection, REST API, and Webhook integration Limited REST API

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