Hub Planner Features

Hub Planner

Resource scheduling, time tracking and team project planning

4.22/5 (95 reviews)

Hub Planner Feature Summary

  • Budget management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Forecasting
  • Percent-complete tracking
  • Prioritization
  • Product roadmapping
  • Project / product planning
  • Risk management
  • Skills / location matching
  • Timesheet

Competitor Feature Comparison

API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Administrative Reporting
Availability Indicator
Availability Management
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Budget Control
Budgeting
Capacity Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Custom Fields
Customer Activity Reporting
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Dashboard Creation
Data Visualization
Deadline Management
Drag & Drop Interface
Employee Management
Employee Profile
Employee Time Tracking
Heatmap
Labor Cost Reporting
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Integration
Multi-Currency
Multi-Department / Project
Multi-Location
Multiple Projects
Personalized Profiles
Pipeline Reports
Portfolio Management
Prioritizing
Productivity Reporting
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Budgeting
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Comparisons
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Resource Management
Secure Login
Sick Leave Tracking
Single Sign On
Skills Tracking
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Time Off Requests
Timesheets
Vacation Tracking
iCalendar Support
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API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Administrative Reporting
Availability Indicator
Availability Management
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Budget Control
Budgeting
Capacity Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Custom Fields
Customer Activity Reporting
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Dashboard Creation
Data Visualization
Deadline Management
Drag & Drop Interface
Employee Management
Employee Profile
Employee Time Tracking
Heatmap
Labor Cost Reporting
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Integration
Multi-Currency
Multi-Department / Project
Multi-Location
Multiple Projects
Personalized Profiles
Pipeline Reports
Portfolio Management
Prioritizing
Productivity Reporting
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Budgeting
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Comparisons
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Resource Management
Secure Login
Sick Leave Tracking
Single Sign On
Skills Tracking
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Time Off Requests
Timesheets
Vacation Tracking
iCalendar Support
Visit WebsiteCompare App
API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Administrative Reporting
Availability Indicator
Availability Management
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Budget Control
Budgeting
Capacity Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Custom Fields
Customer Activity Reporting
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Dashboard Creation
Data Visualization
Deadline Management
Drag & Drop Interface
Employee Management
Employee Profile
Employee Time Tracking
Heatmap
Labor Cost Reporting
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Integration
Multi-Currency
Multi-Department / Project
Multi-Location
Multiple Projects
Personalized Profiles
Pipeline Reports
Portfolio Management
Prioritizing
Productivity Reporting
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Budgeting
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Comparisons
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Resource Management
Secure Login
Sick Leave Tracking
Single Sign On
Skills Tracking
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Time Off Requests
Timesheets
Vacation Tracking
iCalendar Support
Visit WebsiteCompare App

Hub Planner Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Hub Planner's features:

Tim England

Very good for the allocation of resources

2020-09-01

Great for allocating team members to projects and tracking their progress in one place.

Pros

It is easy to see an view of your whole teams activity and is easy to switch around individuals from task to task and see the impact this will make.

Cons

The reporting can be quite fiddly to customise if the standard reports (of which there are plenty) don't exactly fulfill your requirements.

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

Response from Hub Planner


Hi Tim, really glad Hub Planner is working well for you and your team. The Reports are quite vast with lots of functions. I can understand they take some time to get used to. We are trying to cover off on all possible analytic scenarios to help teams better forecast. I find the Reports section of the Knowledge Base helpful and saving my customized templates. Thanks again, Team Hub Planner

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Tomasz Grochowski

Good Planning Software

2020-08-31

For the sake of time tracking it works very well.

Pros

Its easy to use in terms of planning how much time should i spend on each project daily. Easy to report how many hours have I spent on a project.

Cons

I think that integrations with other systems like GitHub or GitLab would be awesome feature.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Hub Planner


Hi Tomasz, thanks for your kind feedback. Just an FYI, we do integrate with GitHub. You can access via Settings -> Integrations. Thanks, Team Hub Planner

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Aadit Devanand

Good product, with a lot of scope for improvements

2020-09-22

Pros

Tracking leaves, project planning are well designed.

Cons

Extremely cumbersome to fill timesheets. Having to click to edit each entry is like so 20th century! You guys need to really up your game. Why not let tab button/arrows help navigate between entries?

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Hub Planner


Hi Aadit, appreciate you taking the time to post your feedback. Timesheets is something that we are looking to update very soon. Thank you for the design suggestion, we will certainly take that on board for sure. Any other improvements you would like to see? Keep them coming. We are always happy and very grateful for user suggestions. Best, Team Hub Planner

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Isabella Trurnit

It's ok, but...

2020-08-27

It is okay, but for some cases, a workaround is needed.

Pros

Integrating it with other tools is also a nice feature (such as invoicing tools).

Cons

There are several small things that could be done much better, just to mention a few: - Include easy to use categories within one project, so that you can track time on task level - To make tracking time even easier include a start/stop timer function - When approving time cards for my employees and finding a mistake: In order to change the mistake, I need to deny the timecard, change the screen, go into editing mode for my employee and then edit, approve (on behalf of employee), change screen again to finally approve the timecard.

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

Response from Hub Planner


Hello Isabella,

Appreciate you taking the time to submit your review of Hub Planner.

I agree, there are some things that can be improved for sure. Thanks for the suggestions, they are really helpful especially around the Timesheets function. We most certainly will take these and hopefully you will see them implemented in the near future.

On your point for booking categories within one project. Have you tried the Booking Category Groups? This will allow you to assign specific booking categories for different projects? Super helpful when reporting time too that you can segment what you are actually spending time on. Here is a link to the press release: https://hubplanner.com/hub-planner-release-booking-category-groups-to-the-suite-of-resource-management-features/

If you need any further help, do reach out to us via https://hubplanner.com/contact/, we'll be happy to assist.

Thanks,
Team Hub Planner

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Ben Paulat

My Review

2020-08-27

Pros

Is a very easy software to use for project tracking and projections.

Cons

can be difficult to add new projects and requires admin support.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Hub Planner


Hi Ben, thanks for posting your review of Hub Planner. Appreciate the feedback, thank you. You might check with your account owner regarding rights/permission settings for adding a new project. They can activate that for you. Best, Team Hub Planner.

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Alissa Webb

Worked really well for us

2020-07-29

From the initial customization and integration through use it was a solid partnership.

Pros

It's interface and experience design are extremely intuitive and fluid.

Cons

It had nothing to do with the software and more limitations on how our systems would integrate so we did not get to use the project management side of the software as much as we would have liked.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Suraya Rahman

Hub planner administrator

2020-09-09

Overall i'm quite happy with hub planner, it seems to serve our basic resource tracking needs

Pros

Ability to see forecast vs reported, Dashboard & Reporting feature

Cons

Inability to adjust dates on the dashboard, and set 'line-managers' to approve time-sheets, rather than projects managers as it currently stands.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Hub Planner


Thanks for taking the time to submit your review of Hub Planner. The good news is that we have new updates on the way for the Dashboard and the Permissions/Roles!

The Dashboard, we are improving the UI as well as adding a date picker. With the approval of timesheets, the new added feature of permissions allows you to customize outside of the default settings.

We do pride ourselves on our customer service, so we're sorry to hear you are frustrated here. I know we have helped your team via our support channel, but if you prefer a call, that should be no problem.

In the last year, we invested heavily in rebuilding the Hub Planner Knowledge Base. We found our users wanted a quick access reference guide with FAQ style questions and video tutorials. Outside of this, the majority of customer questions are answered over support tickets as it's easier to explain with screenshots and steps etc. Reach out to us https://hubplanner.com/contact/ and we can organise a call to you.

Hub Planner

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Melinda Wolfe

Easy Organization for Project Collaboration

2020-08-27

Pros

This software is easy to track and allows me to better organize time spent on projects.

Cons

One feature would I change is in the projects section of time sheets.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Hub Planner


Hi Melinda, thank you for your kind words. Yes, I also agree with you on TS. We are looking to update this in our new version coming soon. Best, Team Hub Planner

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Anonymous
(Information Services company, 201-500 employees)

Not super user friendly

2020-09-28

Pros

Great to have an overview on the team availabilities - if they take time to fill their planning out.

Cons

For time management of IT teams who are fully dedicated to a project, that's greats, but it can be frustrating with PM with multiple projects

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Hub Planner


Thanks for posting your review. I wonder if you have tried playing around with the different view or scale options. If you click the TV icon you can switch views which alters the layout of the scheduler and your projects. Click the magnifying glass to switch between scales. Also, click the settings cog (top right) to access the Scheduler Customization options. Hopefully that helps.
Also, if you had the time, I would love to offer a call to perhaps go through the features and functions of HP, that might help your team overall? Reach out to us the contact modal and we can schedule this for you.

Thanks,
Team Hub Planner

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Anette Bergersen

hubplanner review

2020-10-06

only use it for time tracking

Pros

I only use it for tracking my hours on projects

Cons

confusing home page. not familiar with all of the functions and integrations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Hub Planner


Hi Anette, thanks for taking the time to post your review. Can I suggest that you alter your preference home page to Timesheets? Go to Settings -> My Settings -> My Preferences -> Start Page -> Select Timesheets -> Save

Any help you need on features and functions, please do contact us know, we will be happy to show you. hubplanner.com/contact

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Markos Miller

Hub Planner review

2020-08-26

It's fine, the benefits are really to my managers, not me. You'll have to ask them

Pros

The main reason we chose this platform over others is the ability to plan employee capacity into the future.

Cons

I don't like that if a project is deleted all of that time entered goes with it and there is no record or notification. The dashboard isn't super usable

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Hub Planner


Hi Markos,

Thanks for taking the time to submit your feedback of Hub Planner.

I appreciate that as of now that more administrative/management are benefiting than the resources. In fact, this is something that we want to concentrate on - benefiting the resources more.

I think utilizing the different project status options might help when looking to remove a project from live. For example assigning a finished project from Active to Archived etc. However I can see where improvements could be here with an extra reminder or note that if you delete you will lose all content.

Do keep an eye out on the Hub Planner Blog for new releases and feature updates. https://hubplanner.com/blog/

Thanks,
Team Hub Planner

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Phil Speight

Hub Planner

2020-09-04

Pros

Forecasted project assignment makes it very straightforward and the interface is good.

Cons

Sometimes hard to see comments around task detail with the hover-over.

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 Hub Planner


Hello Phil,

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. We're glad to hear Hub Planner is working well for you and your team and you like the new reporting platform.

For the booking tooltip display, there is a drop down list of display options which go from instant five seconds and everything in between.You can locate this within Scheduler Customization: https://hubplanner.com/new-settings-milestone-tooltips/

Thanks,
Team Hub Planner

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Elodie Monhonvalle

not bad -needs a mobile version or app

2020-08-31

We book everybody's time on the team against project so that everyone knows what they're working on each day.

Pros

Very easy to plan everyone's work and to see what people are working on very quickly

Cons

Hubplanner looks terrible on my mobile, I can't "click" on an event to see what notes there are or anything.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Hub Planner


Appreciate your eye for a clean design. Right now, the mobile optimization is more functional for sure. Thanks for the feedback, we will look to add this to our scope for sure. Best, Team Hub Planner

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Daniel Schwendler

Flexibility and Accessibility

2019-02-11

The HUB Planner platform has streamline out S&OP planning process.

Pros

In addition to the native tools the read and write API makes decision making possible across platforms.

Cons

Some of the permissions could be bifurcated further into "edit" and "view" buckets. A marginal increase in baseline environment configurations could go a long way.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Carol McDougall

Great Planner

2020-09-30

I think its a great way to see jobs booked in for the week/month and be able to see what the rest of the team are working on too

Pros

I like being able to see my weeks layed out and being able to add the times on the timesheet to be able to keep track of how long I have spent on a project.

Cons

It would be great if it had a section to create your own to do list/ task list as right now only the administrator can add tasks onto a booking in my schedule

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Hub Planner


HI Carol, thanks for sharing your views. Really appreciate it. Yes, Tasks are super handy, right? Perhaps you can check with your admin for permission to access either the Tasks or Notes section? Best, Team Hub Planner

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Wesley Skjodt

Great Visibility to team activities

2020-09-28

Pretty solid and straight forward planning software with some unique features that were very useful.

Pros

The visibility in a GANTT format to view team activities.

Cons

Report tool is very flexible which is a positive but it was confusing and difficult to extract the exact data i would looking for across various modules.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Samuel Zurita

Time tracking made easy

2020-10-13

It is easy to use and addresses some of the most common complaints I've had about other time tracking systems I've used in the past.

Pros

As a user, it is great that you can be assigned to a project and it already show up on your time sheet.

Cons

I'm looking forward to the Slack reminders such that I can more accurately track my time with weekly reminders.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Isaac Lopez

Good product

2020-08-26

Pros

You have access to different areas related to resources and projects with 1 click.

Cons

Hard to get global reports based on hours booked per project against total time spent.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Robert Galt

Great for team resource management

2019-04-25

Happy to recommend Hub Planner as a resource management solution.

Pros

Project managers and engineers are able to easily see who is working where and create reports and view overview resource details in the dashboards.

Cons

Could be easier to assign different colours to booking categories

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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David Hirst

Moving from spreadsheet planning to Hub Planner was incredibly easy to set up & implement & roll-out

2018-06-18

We have reduced the management of resource planning & also the number of times files became corrupt.

Pros

Easy planning features that can be viewed through project, resource group or other lenses is powerful.

Cons

There are a lot of things you can configure within Hub Planner, but if you want a fully customized solution then Hub Planner may not work for you.

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
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Nicolas Yvon

Great tool

2020-09-15

Made the scheduling oof resources easier

Pros

Easy for planning.

Cons

It takes some time before it refreshes after a change.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Hub Planner


Hi Nicholas,

Thanks for taking the time to submit your review. Super glad Hub Planner has helped with the planning and scheduling of resources and projects. We will keep an eye on the performance logs, but do reach out to us should you see this again? We will investigate there and then. https://hubplanner.com/contact/

Best,
Team Hub Planner

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Emil Tsokov

Hub planner is cool

2020-09-28

Short term team allocation to projects.

Pros

Integration with existing business processes, transparency provided to team.

Cons

Scrolling of the to list is feeling laggy form time to time. UI could be approved even further.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Hub Planner


Thanks Emil, much appreciated. We will have a new version of the Scheduler coming soon which will improve the UI even more. Best, Team Hub Planner

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Stephanie Durairaj

Great for forecasting - lacking in setup capabilities

2020-08-27

Pros

We also leverage the time sheet to generate data on time spent per project time and improve our understanding of the resource-cost per project.

Cons

Our team works on 100+ projects at once, while an individual may only work on ~10 projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Hub Planner


Hi Stephanie. Appreciate the feedback. Thank you for posting. A couple of suggestions for the scheduler view:
->Sidebar, users can sort the sidebar as they wish. Just click the 3 vertical dots of a sidebar group.
-> Layout views. Click the tv icon to switch up the different layout views of the scheduler.
-> My Schedule. Users have access to their own 'My Schedule' group of projects.
-> Remove user from Project. If they are no longer working on the project, perhaps remove them temporarily from the project until needed?
-> Reports - Allow users to view their data by their own report or dashboard view too. Create a Heat Map or Full Breakdown.
->Do reach out to us if we can help you further. Best, Team Hub Planner

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John McCarthy

Great product

2020-10-26

Pros

Easy to navigate and allocate staff.

Cons

Sometimes difficult to edit people's allocated projects

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Derek Sasthav

Useful product after you get a feel for it

2020-08-27

Pros

I use it for logging time and bookings hours on projects. Logging my time is generally pretty easy, but it does take me 15-20 minutes each week to log my time.

Cons

Scheduling projects is generally easy but some of the nomenclature between project, event, booking, can be confusing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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