Admation Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Admation

Marketing & ad agency project management tool

3.51/5 (196 reviews)

Admation overview

What is Admation?

Manage your creative projects more effectively with admation’s project management software for brands and ad agencies. Offering greater visibility over your project tasks and resources, admation allows you to manage projects from initial set up through to creative approvals and asset storage. Admation blends together all the tools you require to streamline your projects. Think project management, approval workflow, resource management & DAM from one central online hub.
www.automaton.com.au

Pricing

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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
Admation screenshot: All work in progress is displayed on one central admation dashboard, for ease of viewing your active projects.AdmationAdmation screenshot: Keep all information for projects under one dedicated space – approvals, documents, messages, WIP notes and more all sit under one central repository.Admation screenshot: Check out Work In Progress by week, using our Lane View. Teams can easily identify bottlenecks and plan their working weeks accordingly.Admation screenshot: Tiered approval workflows just got easier with admation's submission screen. Set up levels and custom conditions for your approval workflow, set deadlines and create automatic reminders for your team in just a few clicks. Admation screenshot: View all approvals in-progress under one handy dashboard, with revision numbers and status icons to clearly mark how each approval is tracking.Admation screenshot: Collaborate with your team members to leave feedback on our full screen approval view. Use our range of online mark-up tools to annotate the work, tag users in comments, and allow your marketing collateral feedback to be stored in one central space.Admation screenshot: Our batched approvals allows teams to approve or request changes on multiple pieces of work at the same time.Admation screenshot: Compare different versions of work side by side, to ensure that you have the full picture, reducing conflicting feedback between versions.Admation screenshot: Our resource management tool provides an easier way to view resource capacity and track time logged against tasks.Admation screenshot: Our Digital Asset Library and Ad Storage modules store all brand assets and finished projects securely.Admation screenshot: A daily or weekly revision report helps management keep on top of revision counts in a quick snapshot view.

Admation user reviews

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Ben Clarke

A powerful tool for tracking artwork submission and approvals.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-09-26
Review Source: Capterra

I can see what my jobs are and importantly what their job numbers are so I can track the artwork down from the server. I can also find relevant material to a job assuming the client has remembered to upload anything.

Pros
1. You can see where all your current jobs are, what their job numbers are and if they have been reviewed and or approved. 2. The preview is fast. 3. Great for tracking progression of a job. 4. The Admation team bring out regular improvements to the software.

Cons
1. It involves too many steps to upload a single piece of artwork. 2. It generates a different job number for every element of a campaign, if you have 60 pieces of artwork you have 60 different job numbers for one campaign. Surely the description of the file dictates the difference without the need for seperate job numbers. 3. Overly complicated at times. 4. Markups to PDF's are very messy. Shame it doesn't use Acrobat to markup.

Response from Automaton


Hi Ben,
Thank you for providing us with your constructive feedback.
We acknowledge the problems your are experiencing which is why we'd like to schedule a call with you so that our support team can discuss each point of issue in detail.
We love to see the positive responses regarding admation and we hope to continue this through our regular product feature releases. Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Valentina Saldouzi

Good but still could be better

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-23
Review Source: Capterra

Good but not great, could definitely be more user friendly

Pros
Great for proofing particularly being in a smallish creative team

Cons
Not intuitive and updates are buggy. Freezes and logs out on you multiple times a day

Response from Automaton


Hi Valentina,

Thanks so much for taking the time to review admation! I'm glad to hear that you're happy with the overall quality, features and ease of use within the platform!

Our new UX designer will be working on improvements to intuitiveness in the platform over the next few months. Hopefully we can get a few of those concerns ironed out for you!

Our protocol for testing updates pre-launch is now more stringent than ever before, and I'd like to thank you for your feedback which I will pass back to the wider team.

We look forward to bringing you more exciting features that you can use in your creative team. In the meantime, if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our support team directly via support@admation.com!

Best wishes,
Samantha at admation

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Maria Argyrides

Admation works well when it works

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

When admation works and I fully understand all the tips and tricks, it works really well and makes our process a lot easier. However, it does take a lot of training to adjust to the interface and figure out how every task works.

Pros
The feedback mode and direct chain from client to suit to studio is the best part of the software.

Cons
The interface is very buggy. On multiple occasions, the site has crashed at pivotal moments i.e. when you mark up 50 changes and then hit changes, suddenly a little bee illustrations pops up on your screen saying there's an error. The interface isn't very user friendly as there are multiple steps for a basic tasks. One of the least favourable things is not having the ability to batch download a project. A lot of our clients struggle with the interface as some of the mark up tools aren't familiar enough (they're used to marking up Adobe PDFs) and the user journey is a bit flawed (i.e. click changes after entering feedback).

Response from Automaton


Hi Maria,

Thanks so much for your honest review. We really appreciate your feedback and will use this information to make admation a better system!

I believe your crashing issue has since been diagnosed and fixed. We sincerely apologise for the inconveniences caused during these times. If you continue to experience similar issues on your end, please don't hesitate to get in contact with our support team.

I've passed your usability suggestions onto the UX team for review, and we'll see if we can iron out a few of those extra steps for you.

Your feature request on batch downloading projects has been noted.

Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to assist you!

Best wishes,
Samantha

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Anna Constantine

Still needs a few tweaks

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-01-03
Review Source: Capterra

Overall it's fine, but a few tweaks to the way the software operates will help it be a more seamless experience.

Pros
Great for transparency across colleague's work and their obligation on certain tasks

Cons
You can't click back without the page messing up. Sometimes colleague feedback is overwhelming and you can't really tell the order that it's in.

Response from Automaton


Hi Anna,

Thanks so much for your feedback. I'm glad that you're enjoying the additional transparency around providing feedback.

There's an option in the system to Download a PDF report with feedback that's numbered in order. The button to download the PDF is found just above any existing comments on the right hand side of your approvals screen. Let me know if that's an easier way to view feedback in the system! If you require any additional support, please don't hesitate to email support@admation.com for assistance!

Happy Productivity!
Samantha

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Laura Serra

Admation review - Marketing team

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-09-10
Review Source: Capterra

I love it. First of all, it give me peace of mind that our enterprise compliance around signoff is met. secondly, the Admation is great for tracking progression of a job/ include reminders. Also, you can customise your dashboard to see all your projects and where all your current jobs are.

Pros
It easy to use and it helps our team to streamline our approval workflow - it manage and track all of our reviews and approvals from one central/cloud based hub.

Cons
It is a brilliant collaboration tool - very easy to access and manage.

Response from Automaton


Hi Laura,

Glad to hear that you're enjoying using the platform to collaborate across your teams!

Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything we can assist with.

Happy Productivity,
Samantha at Admation

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Admation pricing

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Our pricing model is per user, per month. To receive accurate pricing for your team, please contact us using the following link: https://info.admation.com/request-admation-pricing

Admation features

Automatic Notifications

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Campaign Segmentation (225 other apps)
Content Management (308 other apps)
Customizable Branding (314 other apps)
Customizable Templates (325 other apps)
Data Import/Export (287 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (273 other apps)
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Monitoring (262 other apps)
Multi-Channel Marketing (261 other apps)
Real Time Analytics (267 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (412 other apps)
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Template Management (220 other apps)
Third Party Integration (396 other apps)

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Additional information for Admation

Key features of Admation

  • Alerts / Notifications
  • Approval workflow
  • Digital asset management
  • Document approval
  • Document storage
  • Online proofing
  • Project management
  • Project templates
  • Project workflow
  • Resource management
  • Task scheduling
  • Time tracking
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Benefits

PROJECT MANAGEMENT BENEFITS
• Set up projects, key date milestones and marketing calendars in a few clicks with admation’s project management tool
• Work across multiple campaigns and clients with our smart project filter tools
• Fill out custom brief templates to ensure that you get the right details for your project upfront (optional)
• Generate a WIP or artwork revision count report in just seconds to stay on top of your creative projects.

APPROVAL WORKFLOW BENEFITS
• Stakeholders can annotate artwork collaboratively online, compare artwork revisions side by side, and offer clear and timely feedback with admation’s approval workflow tool
• Use admation’s tiered approval pathways to automatically send work onto stakeholders in a logical and ordered manner
• Creative approval templates with custom conditions to ensure that no stakeholder feedback is missed ever again
• Collate and send feedback on to your creative team in one hit to eradicate multiple change requests
• Admation’s approval workflow tool provides an automatic audit trail of work, to provide increased accountability for your team's actions

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BENEFITS
• Know what work is projected on a daily, weekly and monthly basis using our resource planner
• Track time expenditure accurately with admation’s project time tracking tool
• Plan, schedule and re-assign resources to tasks using our resource management tool
• Schedule and approve leave in admation’s away day manager, for full visibility over a resource’s capacity
• View all resource capacity and staff availability under our key metrics dashboard

DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT BENEFITS
• Ensure that all assets are stored in one online space
• Share assets with ease using the admation cart
• Keep tabs on download history, so that you know who has access to your assets
• Keep your assets secure with asset access restrictions