5pm Features

5pm

Project management on time

4.23/5 (98 reviews)

5pm Feature Summary

  • Available in 25+ languages
  • Custom branding
  • Customizable Report with data export
  • Email Integration
  • Google Apps integration (+Gmail add-on)
  • Google Docs, Dropbox, SpiderScribe integration
  • Interactive Timeline View (Gantt)
  • Login access tracking and blocking by location
  • Mobile Edition & natve iPhone app
  • Open API
  • Project Management
  • Social Toolbar (in-app chat)
  • Task Organizer
  • Time tracking (+desktop widget)
  • Universal Data Importer
  • User Logs with

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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Automatic Backup
Charting
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Configurable Workflow
Contact Management
Custom Fields
Customizable Templates
Data Synchronization
Deadline Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
File Management
Forum / Discussion Board
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Performance Reports
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Project Management
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Resource Management
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Tagging
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Automatic Backup
Charting
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Configurable Workflow
Contact Management
Custom Fields
Customizable Templates
Data Synchronization
Deadline Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
File Management
Forum / Discussion Board
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Performance Reports
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Project Management
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Resource Management
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Tagging
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
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Mobile apps

iOS App


33 reviews

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


0 reviews

5pm Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about 5pm's features:

Daniel Joaquin

Awesome way of keeping track of all my tasks!

2020-03-03

I love being able to keep track of my projects in such an efficient way.

Pros

5pm is a great tool to keep my projects and tasks organized and it helps me know what my team is doing at the same time.

Cons

Some of the features might seem a little confusing at first, but it gets easier once you have adapted to the way it 5pm works.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)

5pm Review

2019-02-19

So far it has been a nice experience.

Pros

5pm is easy to use for keeping track of projects and tasks.

Cons

I would like some more features for proofing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 11-50 employees)

Nice system to manage tasks and simple project, good value

2019-03-13

Overall easy to use. really good value for the features and price. great for simple project and task management.

Pros

A good pm software to manage simple project, tasks, and ticket.

Cons

doesn't hand tasks dependence. doesn't handle agile project process.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Hannah O’Brien

Excellent tool for managing projects among teams

2019-11-20

We are using it to do client work as a consulting group that works with startup businesses

Pros

Easy to leverage for my projects with small to medium sized teams, integrates with email and houses important documents related to the projects, ability to track tasks and assign resources with quick editing capabilities

Cons

Took a little time to get comfortable using but that is the case with any new tool, this was not particularly difficult to integrate into our workflow

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)

Marketing Specialist

2019-02-07

But this particular system leaves much to be desired - from the cumbersome interface to the lack of any type of chat function to the lack of one place to email or message - we are definitely shopping for other options.

Pros

I like having a place to organize projects and tasks and collaborate with a team.

Cons

Most of the time when teammate replies to me and checks for the response to be emailed to me, I don't receive the email and there is no notification in 5 pm itself.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Disarea


If you do not get the email notifications from 5pm - please contact our support. Also make sure you check your spam folders...

There is a chat function in 5pm, called Social Toolbar. Make sure it is enabled via "settings".

New interface is coming out right now - contact our support to enable it early for your account.

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Roni Regent

My experience with 5PM

2019-02-07

Tracking our software implementations is much easier

Pros

I also love the ease with which you can print or export the whole project, all tasks, sub-tasks etc

Cons

Changing the dates of the parent project or a task within it does not always realign the due dates for the the dependent tasks which can be frustrating.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Disarea


You can also clone existing projects to create new ones like them...

Please contact our support with the issues you are having with parent task date changes...
support [at] 5pmweb.com

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Anonymous
(Design company, 11-50 employees)

Organization is Key

2019-03-14

Im able to complete design work in a VERY organized manner.

Pros

Im very pleased with the fact that I'm able to leave notes in project tasks, and I'm also able to make changes to those tasks. My productivity levels are through the roof !

Cons

The one and ONLY con that comes to mind, is the design of the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Disarea


The new design will be released soon. You can preview it here:
https://demov2.5pmweb.com/

Contact support [at] 5pmweb.com to get access to it now. You will be able to switch between new and current interface.

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Heather Socha

5PM Review

2019-11-26

Pros

The 5PM project management system allows my team to keep historical records of projects, which is extremely helpful.

Cons

It can be difficult to track conversation threads in 5PM and to find information previously noted in the text thread.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Disarea


Did you try our search?

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John Bugyi

Good for managing several different projects

2019-11-20

Helps me keep on track with projects that might have been forgotten thanks to the email reminders for specific deadlines.

Pros

Easy to organize projects and tasks for the different departments in our marketing department.

Cons

Sometimes hard to use the search or i accidentally have all users view selected.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Nevada Finton-Millis

Makes Tracking Hours Easy!

2019-11-20

Pros

I really like the ability to break tasks and projects into different groups.

Cons

While the information presented in this feature is useful, the ability to just click and drag the tasks is too easy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Disarea


We added the "Undo" feature to Timeline recently, that makes it easy to undo drags by mistake:
https://blog.5pmweb.com/2019/08/16/undo-redo-in-timeline/

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Melanie Adkins

Projects and Teams Unite

2020-02-06

I can keep track of all my projects and make reports. I can't imagine not using this fantastic program.

Pros

This software makes my projects SO much easier to keep track of.

Cons

With so many options in this software, you may not use them all. It's a little overwhelming when you first look at the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Francesco Varignana

Clean and easy task management

2020-06-01

For not very complex project is more than enough, and you are helped with the pleasant UI

Pros

Very straightforward task creation and clean multi message system, I'm using to coordinate with my team for Design oriented task and works very good

Cons

Some logics can be redesign, for example when you open a task is not possible to upload file in the first place, just when the task is open only then you can upload in the file section or as an attachment in the messaging system.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 201-500 employees)

Simple and effective

2019-02-07

5pm allows my marketing department to keep track of many projects of different kinds (print, web, email, and more) with many of the same assets organized in one place.

Pros

5pm is a good example of a project management tool that doesn't try to do everything -- just the one thing and do it well.

Cons

The project keyword search needs some advanced features.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Disarea


Please email our support with the search issues you are having. We are in the process of extending the search functions...

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Mitchum Owen

A Solid Project Management Tool

2019-02-20

It works. I have never experienced any technical glitches.

Pros

I like the gaant charting feature.

Cons

The design does not do it justice.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Disarea


In the settings there is a flag called "Deliver email responses to all Notified people" - you can turn it on to include everybody in an email response.

New interface is out as a closed beta. Herer is the preview: https://demov2.5pmweb.com/

Please contact our Support if you want it enabled for your account.

- 5pm Team

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Irina Martisinovskaia

Useful instrument for project management

2019-02-16

managing project of ordering and production pump units, preparing documentation

Pros

Project managing, possibility to control tasks and current status

Cons

i need to make project schedule and make tasks on this basis

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Martin Barnat

5 PM Pros and Cons

2019-11-20

Pros

Members can add details and complete tasks.

Cons

But here are times when it doesn't automatically task members but you can choose them manually.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jane Ryder

5pm Saves Time, Money, and Effort

2019-11-20

It makes scheduling, keeping up with jobs, and keeping in touch with the people assigned to jobs easy and even pleasant.

Pros

It's intuitive to use, and makes it easy for me to keep track of multiple projects being handled by multiple people.

Cons

It can get a little pricey for a very small business like mine, but there are ways to utilize it that keep the cost down.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ren Ren

make team management easy and smooth

2019-03-20

I like using 5 pm, and it helps me manage multiple projects at the same time.

Pros

I like the software because it helps my team to easily track our work progress, which can potentially help us to decide time and budget in the future.

Cons

Sometimes, it is not very organized, and it would be helpful if 5pm provides more categories.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Disarea


Did you try to use Tags for categories?

- 5pm Team

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Leslie Case

Easy to Use and Affordable

2016-04-14

Features I liked: - Afforbalilty - about 1/2 the cost of other systems - User tracking - Gantt chart - There's an well working app making it easy to carry on communication on a project while out of the office - User and product/task color coding was helpful

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Connie Becker

Great Project Tracker

2019-02-13

As the COO, I need all members of our team to be able to contribute and keep projects moving forward.

Pros

1) Creates accountability 2) Allows all team members to be informed on projects 3) Allows ease of collaboration

Cons

1) Navigation from one task to another 2) The time required to enter information

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 11-50 employees)

5pm Review

2019-02-13

We've tried a number of project management tools over the years, but always come back to 5pm!

Pros

The ability to monitor user activity is very helpful in our time management.

Cons

I understand that this is due to our large volume of projects, but I think some sort of implemented lazy load might help!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Disarea


New interface with progressive loading is coming out soon. It is available as a beta now. Contact support [at] 5pmweb.com to get access to it.

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Kathy Vance

Great resource to capture workflow

2019-12-02

Pros

5pm is easy to use and lets multiple people record their activity in the same projects.

Cons

That would be even easier to use at times.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Disarea


We have both iOS and Android native apps, yes.

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Jorge Fausto

Gets the job done.

2019-11-09

I use this software to update my milestones and document changes when necessary. 5PM notifies the correspondent parties for me.

Pros

It allows for documenting projects and following up with individuals from the same portal.

Cons

I did not like the interface, I think that it could do with a facelift to bring it into this decade.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Disarea


The new interface was recently released: https://blog.5pmweb.com/2019/07/08/5pm-new-interface-v2-is-officially-released/

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Jemeul Thompson

Great Software

2019-11-25

We are managing instructional development projects and the software effectively supports our efforts.

Pros

I like that the software is easy to use and above all, the interface upgrades are nice.

Cons

Was confusing where to enter progress updates, but that has been solved with the interface updates.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Olivia Hill

5pm Review

2019-02-07

Pros

I like the ability to keep track of projects.

Cons

Their is a bit of a learning curve. clicking on and off on the ''eye'' is hit of miss when you are reaching for projects.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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