Productive Features

Productive

Project lifecycle management for agencies and consultancies

4.71/5 (28 reviews)

Productive Feature Summary

  • Customizable invoices
  • Invoice history
  • CRM
  • Sales management
  • Budget management
  • File sharing
  • Document creation
  • Notes management
  • Database creation
  • Budgeting & forecasting
  • Spend management
  • Media planning
  • Reporting / analytics
  • Task assigning
  • Time tracking
  • Project / product planning
  • Testing / QA management
  • Agile methodologies
  • Kanban board
  • Recurring / subscription billing
  • Project billing
  • Hourly billing
  • Idea management
  • Automatic notifications
  • Budget control
  • Calendar management
  • Email integration
  • Event tracking
  • Forecasting
  • Invoice management
  • Invoice processing
  • Mobile integration
  • Planning tools
  • Profitability analysis
  • Progress reports
  • Project planning
  • Project time tracking
  • Real time notifications
  • Recurring billing
  • Recurring task management
  • Task scheduling
  • Timesheets
  • Tracking features
  • Dashboard
  • Salary planning
  • Prioritization
  • Project budgeting
  • Budgeting
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Cost tracking
  • Team calendars
  • Assignment tracking
  • Vacation tracking
  • Leave tracking
  • Overtime calculation
  • Billable hours tracking
  • Collaboration tools
  • Commenting

Competitor Feature Comparison

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API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Attendance Tracking
Automated Billing
Automatic Notifications
Availability Management
Billable Hours Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Control
Budgeting
CRM Integration
Calendar Management
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Cost Tracking
Custom Fields
Desktop Notifications
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
Email Notifications
Estimating
Event Tracking
Expense Tracking
File Transfer
Financial Analysis
Forecasting
Gantt Charts
General Ledger
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Leave Tracking
Lifecycle Management
Mobile Integration
Monitoring
Multi-Department / Project
Multiple Projects
Overtime Calculation
Performance Reports
Pipeline Management
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Profitability Analysis
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Budgeting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Projections
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Recurring Billing
Recurring Tasks
Resource Allocation
Resource Management
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Team Calendars
Third Party Integration
Time & Expense Tracking
Timer
Timesheets
To-Do List
Vacation Tracking
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@mentions
API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Attendance Tracking
Automated Billing
Automatic Notifications
Availability Management
Billable Hours Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Control
Budgeting
CRM Integration
Calendar Management
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Cost Tracking
Custom Fields
Desktop Notifications
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
Email Notifications
Estimating
Event Tracking
Expense Tracking
File Transfer
Financial Analysis
Forecasting
Gantt Charts
General Ledger
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Leave Tracking
Lifecycle Management
Mobile Integration
Monitoring
Multi-Department / Project
Multiple Projects
Overtime Calculation
Performance Reports
Pipeline Management
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Profitability Analysis
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Budgeting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Projections
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Recurring Billing
Recurring Tasks
Resource Allocation
Resource Management
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Team Calendars
Third Party Integration
Time & Expense Tracking
Timer
Timesheets
To-Do List
Vacation Tracking
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@mentions
API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Attendance Tracking
Automated Billing
Automatic Notifications
Availability Management
Billable Hours Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Control
Budgeting
CRM Integration
Calendar Management
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Cost Tracking
Custom Fields
Desktop Notifications
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
Email Notifications
Estimating
Event Tracking
Expense Tracking
File Transfer
Financial Analysis
Forecasting
Gantt Charts
General Ledger
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Leave Tracking
Lifecycle Management
Mobile Integration
Monitoring
Multi-Department / Project
Multiple Projects
Overtime Calculation
Performance Reports
Pipeline Management
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Profitability Analysis
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Budgeting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Projections
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Recurring Billing
Recurring Tasks
Resource Allocation
Resource Management
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Team Calendars
Third Party Integration
Time & Expense Tracking
Timer
Timesheets
To-Do List
Vacation Tracking
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Android App


68 reviews

Productive Feature Reviews

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

Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

Intuitive and accessible

2018-03-15

Organization and collaboration with my team.

Pros

Like how I can access it from anywhere with the mobile app or from any browser.

Cons

Wish there was a way to create a unique number for each project to track projects numerically as new projects come in and make it easier to archive and retrieve in the future.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Productive


Hi there,

As you know, Projects are basically containers within Productive that hold Budgets. Since you can have multiple budgets within each project, we put more importance on the budgets themselves.

The number you are looking for is on the budgets, not projects.

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Camille Bossel

Productive.io helped us organize better our work and made collaboration easier with our team members

2018-03-13

- Better team organization - Better project management - Better time tracking

Pros

The main features are awesome and so far we've used almost daily the task list, time tracking, sales board and the project's management section.

Cons

Sometimes, I'm also confused about small details (where to click, what's the link between sales, projects, the pricing ie: hourly or not), but in a few weeks we've already seen the software update and improve a lot so we're convinced the team behind Productive.io is working making everything on point.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jerko Skoric

A must-have business tool for a software development agency.

2018-03-15

Financial insight, time tracking, invoicing etc.

Pros

I love the time tracking, budgeting, reporting, invoicing features.

Cons

Our developers struggle using the task management feature, and we're currently developing a new framework that can easily be used in Productive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Govind Davis

Productive is very modern and one of the only places you can get good Project Financials

2018-03-12

Financial planning

Pros

The project financial management is very strong for a tool at this price. The UI is modern and easy to use for our staff.

Cons

Also it would be good to have custom fields or more ways to categorize projects.

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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Boris van Hoytema

All-in-one agency management software

2018-03-19

Productive.io offers us a framework to run our business in and all the tools to manage it.

Pros

Integrated sales, project management, time tracking, team scheduling and invoicing software.

Cons

The tool does everything.

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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Paolo Omero

Powerful.

2019-09-09

good.

Pros

Productive is a good product to track projects and time spent on it.

Cons

Strict methodology brings some rigidity.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Quendoline Jansen

I really like the tool as a designer, but have my doubts as a projectmanager

2018-03-15

Pros

The time tracking and the insights. we almost never forget to track our hours and i can see easily how much time we spend on each project.

Cons

The invoicing features! We can't make our invoices like we want to and have to do double work now. :(

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Robin van Polen

Innovative all-in-one solution for agencies in the creative industry

2018-05-25

Pros

- All-in-one solution - The help/support of the team - Reporting options and financial insights - The clear flow from sales pipeline to project

Cons

- Invoicing/quotation features limited - Dashboard view is not visual/customizable enough - Project management features are limited - Roles and user rights are not customizable enough - The Desktop App is more 'buggy' then the browser version - Integration with local finance software (Yuki)

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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Maricar Thusi

It's been great so far and working closely with the Support team for any improvement on the features

2018-03-15

Pros

It has a nice interface so I like it.

Cons

Especially on the time forecasting for the people per project, etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Milena Jakovljevic

Productive is a great tool for organization of processes and projects in an agency.

2018-03-12

Pros

It eliminates email from the process and provides an effective way to track profitability and hours

Cons

The closing of a project is somewhat unfortunate and the notification process could be integrated into the browser.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jane Gilpatric

Nice interface and easy to use, lots of features

2018-05-11

Pros

You can assign tasks, view the calendar, upload files, and I like that you can reply via email and that there's Time Tracking included.

Cons

The fact that they charge per user is not all that great because the amount of users changes all the time, depending on the project, so there's no way to plan your monthly budget (if you're a small company that matters).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Robert Naud

Gave me a running start

2019-09-05

This makes my invoicing a breeze and allows me to give time reports to my customers.

Pros

Productive has: - comprehensive feature set - ease of use - a tutorial to get you familiar with the different modules of the product - a decent price - customers can access the platform (when you grant them access) - an API to allow integrations with other components - responsive support (some bugs get fixed really fast)

Cons

- some structure elements may not be an exact match to your business (like with any product) - support is only during business hours, being a solo entrepreneur, problems don't always happen between 9-5 Monday-Friday - support could benefit from a ticketing system instead of a chat-based system - the task component have few features when compared with Trello.

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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Yasmien Winkler

Easy to use and the interface is simple and easy to navigate through.

2018-05-24

Task productivity and transparency in team tasks

Pros

It is easy to set up collaborative tasks and track team productivity.

Cons

You have to enter your tasks manually to track your tasks and timing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Easy to use, user-friendly interface, nice design, has much useful stuff.

2018-03-15

Pros

Connecting my words with photos using just one monkey :) Schedule option is great too, and I like and use a lot of custom tags.

Cons

Let's say, one project has 5 boards, and when moving tasks from one board to another, I don't know where does it go.

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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Ida Pandur

Excellent all-in-one tool for productive running of the company. From sales to invoices, with all of

2018-02-21

productivity

Pros

When I tried it it was still in the early phases but basics as task and time management and contacts were covered.

Cons

Mobile app is still not performing in the optimium experience like the web app, but it's still very usable and improving daily.

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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Arman Anatürk

Simple, fuss-free and meets all our needs as a growing agency.

2018-03-12

Pros

The main features we use are creating sales (which is essentially leads), creating projects (in our case new client projects), calculating project costs, creating tasks and assigning them to team members and sharing the project with clients via the dashboard. What's more is that Productive have outstanding customer service, I actually just received a letter in the mail today written by their team which proves they're ready to go above and beyond for their users.

Cons

Small bug with the hourly rate when creating a new project.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Vibor Cipan

Professional. Approachable. Friendly. Helpful.

2018-06-15

Pros

It brings together time tracking, project management, CRM and sales, financials, invoicing.

Cons

In some rare occasions there are minor issues with synchonisation between time entries made from the website, mobile app and desktop widget.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Luka Peric

Great software that has everything I need to run a profitable business.

2018-05-24

Pros

From sales, scheduling projects, communication management, employee management all the way to the reporting.

Cons

It takes some time for setting up the organization and getting everybody on board, but with Productive help center and their support team that was done in a jiffy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

Finally. A productivity solution that works for or company.

2018-03-12

Pros

I appreciate the built-in time management.

Cons

The design could use some polish.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Megan Jones

LOVE. Being able to go from a desktop app to a mobile app with ease is great

2018-07-17

The software makes communication and workflows easy by keeping everything organized.

Pros

My favorite thing about Productive is being able to organize and personalize my own dashboard layout.

Cons

I wish this software would allow subtasks under the original task -- sometimes a task isn't complete unless multiple subtasks are completed first.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jonathan Gundlach

Productive Is Awesome

2020-03-16

Pros

I've seen and used lots of Project/Financial/Resource Management software in my day, and this is by far the best one I've used.

Cons

The only con is the way hours are entered into the Resource Scheduling area. Its requires manual calculations that are a bit laborious.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jeff Hickman

Game Changer

2019-09-11

Productive has helped our team be more efficient on time and stay on budget.

Pros

The thing I liked most is the speed and design of the UI/UX alongside the feature set.

Cons

I would really have to dig to find something I didn't like about the software. Most of the issues fell on me at the beginning with ways I should have been operating my agency before getting on Productive. So really there is nothing that I dislike.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Great customer service team, gabrijeila was amazing

2018-05-24

Pros

easy to pick up and onboard team members, we switched from another program and uploading tasks was a breeze

Cons

inability to easily delete tasks. this process can be convoluted and annoying at time.

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

Response from Productive


Hi there,

Thanks for the honest review. It could be our fault for not informing you properly, but you can delete tasks as well from now on!

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Filip Galetic

Great package for a small fee

2018-03-12

Pros

It's simply great value for money, it gives you tons of features in a very easy to use interface. Wholly recommended.

Cons

The only thing is that it's meant more for agencies with more staff whereas I tend to use it solo for 90% of the time, which means some features go unused

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Velimir Gasparovic

A great tool that gets the work done, while being easy to use.

2018-03-15

Better insight in our business.

Pros

UX details that make everyday tasks like logging time simpler.

Cons

It's "opinionated" in the sense of data/information architecture (clients/budgets/expenses/invoices/etc. - you have to follow the logic of the application).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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