Workfront was designed for mid-market and enterprise-level organizations. Within this sphere, Workfront has clients in virtually every vertical market, including IT, healthcare, financial services, public sector, manufacturing, marketing and advertising, and consumer packaged goods.
Workfront also has a dedicated focus on information technology (IT), solution implementation teams, in-house creative teams, and agencies--along with broad applicability to internal application development, new product development, and other enterprise use cases.Read the full GetApp Analysis
Starting from: $30.00/month
Pricing model: Open-source, Subscription
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Workfront (formerly AtTask) offers several types of licenses depending on what functionality each user requires. There is a full license for project managers, administrators and executives. There is a license for team members and a couple different licenses for people inside or outside of your organization that you need to collaborate with.
Anna Sickling, ePublishing Specialist at Farnell element14
I am an end user of Workfront within our marketing team. Workfront helps me keep on track with all my work, tracking progress and deadlines to ensure all work is delivered efficiently and on time.
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We have been using WorkFront in our Marketing department for approximately 12 months now. We are still in the implementation phase and establishing our workflows and processes. It works well within our function, and its impact will be felt more when we can roll it out across the business.
Thomas Scott Adams, Marketing Project Coordinator at Tableau Software
Great program for project management. It has open API and it have tons of customization.
Benjamin Green, Creative Services Manager at Celadon Group Inc.
Workfront has enabled our in-house marketing department to reign in the daily exercise of constant project requests that come from every corner of our corporation across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. These requests - which usually include phone calls, emails, sticky notes and employees looming over our desks - also were either lacking critical information or were half-baked ideas to start and just wasted our time. By directing these requests through Workfront, we can control the information required for submission and get everything that we need up front. When a valid request becomes a project we can actually work on, our management team can also review each team's workload at a glance and assign tasks as necessary. When the higher ups ask for a report on what your team is doing, you can forget about scrambling to compile metrics and asking each employee to jot down a rough guestimate of hours worked. Reporting is as simple as pulling up your customized dashboard, setting the report parameters, and sending the resulting graph up the chain.
Brand Designer & WorkFront/AtTask administrator (Insurance company, 1001-5000 employees)
Our PMs use this tool daily to track the hundreds of pieces that we (as the marketing division) create for our company. Before this, we were never really sure where a piece was in the building process and now there's a lot more accountability and ability for tracking down "who has the ball".
Programmer (Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)
Workfront is a great product that helps us meet our fast paced goals and always stay on time with its ability to connect all departments of your company
Gabriela Lopez, IT Admin en ECOM Trading
Workfront (AtTask) integrates several tools in one great solution. You get Project Management, Help Desk ticket management, time tracking and amazing reports.
Jessica Smith, MBA, Associate Operations Analyst- Digital Marketing IT at Kellogg Company
Workfront has really made our Global business feel smaller. We can communicate quickly and consistently all while maintaining standards through the use of templates. We have been able to leverage the reporting tools in our favor, but there is definitely room for improvement.
Joe Ruvolo, Supervisor, Project Management at Citation Clinical Labeling Systems
I've been using workfront for almost 7 years now. The reporting and data we collect by using this program is very valuable to our company.
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Our Internal Agency group has been using Workfront/ AtTask coming up on 3 years. We started with 50 users and at last count, we were over 130. It has become an indispensable tool for request intake, project creation and management, reporting, resource management and cost tracking. Prior to implementation, we had a 4 person Traffic department that had to utilize 3 different platforms to track creative requests. We were always behind and our on-time rate for projects was hit or miss. Very frustrating. Within weeks of implementing AtTask we were able to easily manage all of our requests (approx. 150 per month) and track thousands of hours of task time on various creative requests. Our Traffic team is now down to 1 FTE generating more information and tracking more requests than we could ever have imagined. The software has passed through 3 major iterations and improvements come down the pipe to us each month. The company is responsive to our needs and requests. This is not the cheapest solution out there but it is a terrific value!
More than just a basic project management application, Workfront is a complete enterprise work management solution. Designed for mid-market and enterprise-level organizations, Workfront offers users robust PPM capabilities that allow to be managed from the top down, while also providing the ease of use and team collaboration capabilities that support work management from the bottom up.
Workfront encompasses all work, including planned and unplanned work, for technical users and business stakeholders, running all the way from initial requests through final reports. Among Workfront’s most innovative high-level features are project and portfolio management, resource management, workflow and automation, request management, approvals, notifications and updates, social collaboration, document management, reports and dashboards, time tracking, mobile access, and Agile project management capabilities.
Workfront provides organizations with a unified work environment where individuals and teams can connect across the work lifecycle. Workfront provides its users with complete project visibility, along with reporting tools for executives, stakeholders, and project managers.
The grass roots work management approach that Workfront utilizes is growing in popularity, as organizations of all sizes begin realizing the power of using a single system of engagement. In addition to facilitating project planning and management, Workfront enables the execution of all kinds of formal and ad hoc work using any methodology, including Waterfall, Agile, and a mix of the two.
By combining these benefits together with a variety of social collaboration features, Workfront has been able to design a solution that serves as an alternative to the disconnected tools that many organizations are accustomed to using.
Workfront enables teams to work however they want, utilizing any methodology, including Agile, Waterfall, or a mix of the two. Die-hard Agile devotees can rely on Workfront to blend their chosen methodology with the convenience of an enterprise work management system.
Workfront’s Agile project management module combines the benefits of an Agile platform, while eliminating the communication barriers that often trip teams up. Workfront stands apart from competing solutions by supporting both Agile and Waterfall projects in a single product, leveraging native functionality, and at no additional cost. Most importantly, Workfront uniquely allows organizations to roll up Agile work into more traditional project plans, meeting the process needs of Agile development teams AND the data requirements of executives and business stakeholders doing milestone-based planning.
Resource management tools allow organizations to balance the workloads of individual employees or teams. Workfront’s Smart Assignments feature automatically suggests which employees would be best suited for specific tasks. Managers can quickly review what each employee has on his or her schedule before assigning any new projects.
See what each of your employees has on his or her plate before assigning new tasks. Enter the skills and the available time required to complete a certain task, and Workfront will quickly identify the individuals best suited for the assignment. In making these determinations, Workfront uses a combination of data and complex algorithms.
Projects are never static. Rather, they are living, breathing organisms that change and shift over time. Using Workfront’s project management features, groups can create task lists and assign tasks to specific individuals. Users can also view updates and issues in one, centralized place.
Using Workfront’s inline editing features, you can edit your list of tasks and adjust due dates based on realistic timelines and expectations. These changes are handled through real-time collaboration capabilities and an easy-to-use "My Work" screen, which eliminates the need for you to waste time navigating from project to project or page to page.
With Workfront, organizations can collect data and create customized views for complete visibility. Rather than spending hours compiling data, businesses are able to leverage Workfront’s reporting capabilities to keep on top of key metrics.
Select from the more than 50 out-of-the-box reports that come included with Workfront. You can customize any report using the platform’s drag-and-drop tools. You can also tailor reports with customized views and filtering based on user permissions and roles.
Workfront offers out-of-the-box integrations with Microsoft Outlook and document management solutions like SharePoint, Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Box. Integration with ProofHQ is available to facilitate document review, markup, and approvals.
Workfront also features an open, RESTful API that allows partners and customers to easily integrate the application with third-party products and tools. Several of Workfront’s partners have leveraged its API to build connectors between Workfront and CRM solutions like Salesforce.com and PeopleSoft; Agile ALM tools like JIRA, and Microsoft Team Foundation Server; and ERP products like Oracle and SAP.
Workfront offers two primary license types: Plan licenses, which include advanced functionality for project and resource managers, and Work licenses, which provide functionality for team members and individual contributors. Workfront also offers a Collaboration package that enables occasional project participants—such as executive sponsors or external contractors—to submit and track requests; review, approve, and comment on tasks and projects; and leverage helpdesk capabilities.
Customers have the option to choose the optimal mix of each license type to meet their needs and adjust the mix based on actual usage. Workfront also offers optional add-ons for things like increased storage, digital proofing, premium-level support, post-implementation consulting, data encryption at rest, and additional sandbox entitlements.
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