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Hydra

Project planning & management for professional services

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Hydra product 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.

Key benefits of using Hydra

  • 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.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Knowledge Base
    Phone Support
    Email/Help Desk
    Chat

    Training options

    Live Online
    In Person
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Videos

    Hydra features

    Functionality

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    Total features

    38

    5 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Task Management
    Collaboration Tools
    Projections
    Reporting & Statistics
    Reporting/Analytics
    Time & Expense Tracking
    Resource Management
    Milestone Tracking

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    Hydra users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.0

    /5

    2

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
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    Excellent system, impeccable support team

    Reviewed 9 years ago

    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.

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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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    Review of Hydra Software V8

    Reviewed 9 years ago

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

    Pros

    - 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.

    Cons

    - 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.

    Hydra FAQs and common questions

    Q. Who are the typical users of Hydra?

    Hydra has the following typical customers:
    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Hydra support?

    Hydra supports the following languages:
    English, Spanish


    Q. Does Hydra offer an API?

    Yes, Hydra has an API available for use.


    Q. What level of support does Hydra offer?

    Hydra offers the following support options:
    Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Chat

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