I am a champion of Workfront for my company, although I am a SME/admin and not responsible for the day to day Workfront use, it was a great experience begin involved in the implementation and owning one of the workstreams. Workfront lets you become a SME and get to know the system so easily, without constantly changing it (or providing straight forward changes that do not interrupt your day to day work.
Going from using four different platforms to manage the intake, planning and execution of projects (ServiceNow, excel, Smartsheet and Microsoft Project) down to 1 single platform has been a life saver for the teams that I am on for my company. We were able to train our submitters on one system, built our own workflows, and then turned around and trained our PM's on the same system. One Pro I love is that we can make changes and enhancements on the drop of a hat (well, with planning and thought ahead of time), versus ServiceNow, where it took us 2-3 minutes to simply change a field name. I also enjoy the time and attention that Workfront has given to my company, they listen well and problem solve along side us, not just for us,
We are still in the Legacy Resource Planner because we have set up our job roles for each team, so the legacy system lets us set capacity estimates when planning projects (for example, Our Integration team is all under Integration job role, but we allocated 10% of their time in our resource planner towards discretionary projects, which allows us to better plan and prioritize this huge bucket of work). There is no way for us to set capacity %'s for job roles in the new system, without creating new job roles.
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
This tool has allowed to carry out a better organization, planning and management of large business projects since it provides all the appropriate tools for it, being able to prioritize projects, monitor their status and collaborate with different team members, making the work much simpler of everyday.
I like this tool since it is ideal to carry out the administration of high level projects, and this is thanks to the fact that it provides the adequate tools and a configuration that is highly customizable, thus doing the management, collaboration and work in team is much simpler and more fluid, has high quality report reports because they are very detailed and easy to understand, also allows members who are in different countries to collaborate with each other just by sending a request to them and assign assignments that make the development of the project much faster, being able to exchange ideas and comments among them, as well as being able to monitor the progress of each user or the project in general and the best thing is that the tool is always updated and It is very easy to use, which is why it is suitable for the management of large projects.
One of the things that I think I do not like is that he does not have a live chat and it would be very appropriate since the communication would be much more direct and fast, in addition to his costs or plans are somewhat confusing and to know the same You must communicate through calls with your team since they are not on your platform.
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
Workfront has given us a scalable and shapeable project management software. Startup and migration from our previous system has been cumbersome, but the outlook towards a robust and customized project management software is very promising.
Extraordinarily customizable. We've been able to suit to more precisely to our needs than our previous project management software. Proofing options are excellent, allowing for dynamic viewing, commenting, and approvals. Conversation-style updates digests, easy to track. Robust notifications Really like the predecessor feature that triggers actions AFTER other actions are complete. Solid budgeting and reporting functions. In-project media storage is extremely useful, meaning that we don't have to use a third party.
Fairly intense learning curve for both those who on-boarded the software and the users. The software really needed to be shaped to our environment before it was ready for easier learning for the crew. The sheer volume of features meant that we spent considerable time distinguishing between some aspects of the software from other similarly named aspects.
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10
Sharing of projects is now easy and every member of the team has up to date data on project progress. Moreover, executives look for loopholes to help in easily and monitor progress.
It has given us ability to plan, manage, and measure work based on data which helps organization executives to monitor work in real-time using the data. The most important thing is that their support team worked with us from the beginning to create a platform that best fits our job environment. Now we can easily work in teams as we are able to plan, create and share tasks and projects within the platform and most importantly Workfront was integrated with the softwares that we use on a daily basis. Another benefit is that they offer a free trial for an organization.
The vendor support team took a little bit longer in creating the Workfront platform that could best match our needs but in all it was a success and now we are good.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Workfront has allowed our department to fine-tune our projects, which consist of approx. 45-50 projects per year over three selling seasons, all working concurrently. We have been able to integrate our Product Development dept in NYC and our distribution facility in South Carolina, in order to Go to Market in a seamless manner. There is visibility for anyone who needs it and a range of reporting functions.
It can be frustrating to set everything up in a particular manner, only to have it become a 'legacy'. The challenge I've faced as the admin for my company is that it's not my full time job and it can be time-consuming to figure things out at times, or try to configure a work-around to meet our needs. The reporting has improved a lot since we started with the product 7 years ago, but there are still some basic needs that aren't met, such as the fact that there's a beautiful Milestone report, but it's not printable. It is the exact type of report that is most useful for our organization, but it's impossible to print out for our dept meeting, for instance.
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10
Workfront offers several license types depending on the functionality each user requires. Full licenses provides robust, enterprise-grade project management tools for project managers, administrators, and executives, while other license types arm team members and internal/external collaborators with the functionality they need to track, approve, and plan their work. Contact Workfront for more pricing information.
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 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.
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.