Hydra Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Project planning & management for professional services

4.33/5 (3 reviews)

Hydra overview

What is Hydra?

Hydra is a project resource management solution designed to help professional services design, execute and optimize their projects through knowledge management. With tools for managing best practices, knowledge, risks, requirements, time, budget, resources, and capacity, Hydra is designed to help businesses of all sizes manage their projects and execution, as well as project planning, collaboration, scenario planning, reporting, and more.

Hydra provides users with tools to help organizations deliver projects on time and on budget. Multiple projects can be managed in real time with one page displaying updates on completed tasks, progress, risk logs, requirements, and more. With Hydra, users have full control over costs with budget tracking and financial reporting to track the spend on each project compared with forecasts. Workflows can be set up to automate processes including risk management, resource planning with under and over utilization indicators, capacity planning with automatic re-distribution of resources across projects, task assignment based on employee skills, and more.

To facilitate knowledge management, Hydra allows users to store, manage, and share documents from one centralized location, with instant access to online and offline documents relating to projects. Hydra also uses blueprint technology to create meta-data copies of projects and best practices in order to improve the forecasting and planning of future projects.


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United States, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Spanish
Hydra screenshot: Use the resource management tools to assign tasks to team members based on skills or availabilityHydra Execution Management - IntroductionHydra screenshot: 'What-if' planning allows users to predict the impact that different changes will have on projectsHydra screenshot: Reports & dashboards provide users with insight into metrics such as project progress, risks, portfolios, and moreHydra screenshot: Assess the impact that introducing new projects will have on the business and plan priorities with the capacity planning toolHydra screenshot: Manage portfolios by viewing Gantt charts, task progress, requirements, deliverables, and moreHydra screenshot: Project Management OfficeHydra screenshot: Knowledge ManagementHydra screenshot: Business IntelligenceHydra screenshot: Risks, Issues and Requirements ManagementHydra screenshot: Blueprints and Best Practices to standardize your projectsHydra screenshot: Task List by Priority of WorkHydra screenshot: Time and Finance ManagementHydra screenshot: Collaboration and ControlHydra screenshot: Project PlanningHydra screenshot: Skills-Based Planning

Hydra user reviews


Very good

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Arun Kulkarni

Reviewed 2012-09-06
Review Source: Software Advice

It is the most easy to use interactive software. It has seamless integration with back end ERP.

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Rebecca Jefferies

Review of Hydra Software V8

Reviewed 2013-04-03
Review Source: Capterra

LCC ICT first implemented Hydra in 2005 and have seen the product go from strength to strength.

- Easy to implement with regards to the technical changes. - The software has the potential to revolutionise the way you plan your Portfolios of work and how you undertake workforce planning. - Increased visibility of projects, what will be delivered on time and to budget. - The system comes with standard reports and you also have the option to develop your own reports using SQL / Crystal Reporter. - The consultation service offered by Hydra Management Limited is excellent and has assisted us in the development of a number of different solutions.

- The cultural changes required within the organisation to fully realise the benefits associated with this software are more challenging than intially anticipated and require top down leadership to ensure success.

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Frances Lawrence

Excellent system, impeccable support team

Reviewed 2013-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

An excellent system, very recommendable for a project department to keep track of resource effort usage and capacity planning. Useful repository for all project information. The best part about it is the team, who work hard to fix your problems and also incorporate your suggestions into new builds and releases.

Support team Constant revisions and build fixes Capacity analysis Resource management Timesheeting Customisable to your needs Reporter Project Register

Not able to 'plan' projects as well as MS Project - soemtimes you essentially just want a checklist of very small tasks that for part of the plan but are neither a milestone nor large enough to constitue a new code. If you use the 'costs' part of the system, you would probably want to input this data twice; in Hydra and also in some other budgeting system/spreadsheet as Hydra is not yet sophisticated enough to handle the complexity of a project budget You need training in Crystal Reports to create your own reports, which you will most likely need

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Hydra pricing

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Hydra features

Collaboration Tools
Multiple Projects
Project Time Tracking

API (224 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (155 other apps)
Activity Tracking (137 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (138 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (140 other apps)
Gantt Charts (139 other apps)
Prioritizing (145 other apps)
Progress Tracking (145 other apps)
Project Management (196 other apps)
Project Planning (145 other apps)
Project Tracking (146 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (133 other apps)
Task Management (176 other apps)
Task Planning (126 other apps)
Task Tracking (166 other apps)
Third Party Integration (154 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

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Additional information for Hydra

Key features of Hydra

  • Project financials
  • Deliverables management
  • Skill pool management
  • GPRS reporting
  • Role center dashboards
  • Testing / QA management
  • "What If" scenarios
  • Accounting management
  • Budget control
  • CRM
  • Customizable templates
  • Document templates
  • Employee management
  • Multiple projects
  • Time tracking by project
  • Real time data
  • Requirements management
  • Resource allocation
  • Spend analysis
  • Risk alerts
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Cost tracking
  • Dashboard creation
  • Capacity monitoring
  • Best practices repository
  • Collaboration tools
  • Employee onboarding
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Generate 'what-if' scenarios to analyze the impact of different changes on projects and resources, including cost changes, customer changes, and more. Use results to effectively plan project changes and avoid overspending, over utilization of resources, and other issues.

Gain business insight with reports on a range of different project and business metrics, displayed in report dashboards at project, company, and customer level for instant, real-time access.

Manage resources and assign tasks to the most suitable employee based on skills, availability, and more, and view analytics to pinpoint the under or over utilization of team members so that issues can be resolved as soon as possible.

Track all projects, portfolio and resources using Hydra and benefit from the collaboration tools such as real-time information, social updates, and file sharing between multiple teams, locations, suppliers, and customers.

Create unique Blueprints, meta-data models, that capture best practices and know-how. Service Execution is governed by Blueprints to ensure projects are delivered consistently and according to best practices, lowering the risks and costs of future projects.