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
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)
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.
Marketing Executive - Operations (Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing company, 1001-5000 employees)
We have been using Workfront within the marketing department for well over a year now. We started implementation in March last year and have been using the system since last summer. We are now moving to one global instance. The system has greatly improved visibility of all marketing activity as well as everything outlined in the pros section.
Traffic Manager (Information Technology and Services company, 10,001+ employees)
I was responsible for selecting Workfront from among several options and rolling out across our EMEA organisation to 8 users. It is easy to use, and has the major benefit of being customisable. I am easily able to create custom fields within custom forms, and make multiple versions of custom reports, meaning that we have tailored the solution to closely match our requirements and maximise the efficiency savings.
James Brohard, Drafter at Suddenlink
Our company has been using Workfront (formerly AtTask) for over a year now, but our department is just not integrating it. While it is a good tool, everything has to be custom written for your use. The subscriptions are not cheap, and do not include instructions or classes.
Jim Lauer, at Woods Equipment Company
We have been using Workfront for over a year and adapted it to work with our Project Management methodology used company wide. The tool works great and allows us to see all projects in IT across our division and see where any resource demands are high and pushing back progress.
Adam Messano, Senior Project Manager – Resource & Infrastructure Optimization. at Advance Auto Parts
So, our eMarketing design team has always been very "execution" focused... yes you need Governance (evaluate the Charter and brief documents) and Reporting (who's doing what and how much of it are they doing?)...but the reality of a very small team was that we were execute / execute / execute. Per that, the team started off managing projects via XLS, which is the bare minimum you can use; with Zero project plans / work assignments or easy document sharing or communication. Workfront, then AtTask, was brought on board and solved so many problems that as the number of projects increases, the number of Design team members has not had to.
Tyler Holt, Senior Marketing Project Manager and Process Lead
I've served four different companies and dozens and high-end brands and clients using At-Task/Workfront for years now, and I can say it has always been the right fit. For small projects to large campaigns, I have always been able to customize it to fit my teams' needs. What's best about Workfront is their ever-improving road map. They are constantly improving the system based on their customers' feedback. They truly listen and care about what their customers are requesting and what they need!
Jaye Howard, Manager of Web Strategy & Interactive Services at The University of Redlands
We are a growing team that is evolving from the sticky notes, constantly out-of-date spreadsheets, broken email chains and desperate scribbles on napkins era of project management and into a more streamlined system that displays real-time information. We reviewed a few enterprise level solutions and Workfront came out on top. This is a very robust system that can be viewed as overwhelming and unfriendly, however I encourage you to invest in the on-site training and education. Workfront is more than an off-the-shelf solution, this is a system that needs to be custom fit to your particular workflow and business rules. The on-site consultant not only trained us on how to make Workfront fit our needs, but also took the time to review how we operate internally and offered best practices moving forward. We are a higher education, in-house creative marketing team that has been able to manage work flow on our own up to this point, but we need a system to allow our growing team to view work status in a consolidated view while allowing our client base an easy way to request work from us and get updates without having to call or email our team. Workfront consolidates communication, documents, and media in one place. If you are a creative team, then I highly suggest the in-line proofing tool. This allows for internal and client reviews of art within Workfront. No more running print outs around the campus! Workfront gives us an easy way to track time spent on projects. We have been plagued by endless revisions, scope creep, and other death by a thousand cuts requests on projects. We now have a way to see how our time is being spent and can see potential time pit falls before they happen.
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.
A verified reviewer
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.
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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