Workboard Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Workboard

The Enterprise Results Platform

4.54/5 (14 reviews)

Workboard overview

What is Workboard?

WorkBoard is the pioneer of Enterprise Strategy and Results Management solutions and the only OKR offering for both large enterprises and later stage startups. It unlocks growth for its customers by making alignment and accountability easy. WorkBoard’s platform enables high-growth and high-scale companies to align on outcomes and cohesively measure results across the organization. Its OKR coaching services and certification program help organizations quickly achieve results velocity. WorkBoard hosts The OKR Podcast, a resource for anyone who wants to understand how OKRs can unlock growth for their businesses. Customers relying on WorkBoard include Comcast, Microsoft, Cisco, Workday, Zuora, Cision, Malwarebytes, McKesson and others. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, GGV Capital, M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures) and Workday Ventures.
www.workboard.com

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Workboard reviews

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Christopher Manhoff

Best OKR Software not in the OKR Software category

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-01-18
Review Source: Capterra

OKR metrics are the next, and much improved, evolution of managing business strategy. Workboard allows me to drive my business in an efficient manner by staying faithful to the Doerr/Google methods.

Pros
Faithfully follows the OKR methodology recommended by John Doerr and used by Google and many others. For some odd reason, this top contender doesnt even show up in the right category. Reasonably priced, well balanced and the interface is very clean and easy to use overall.

Cons
I dinged it one star for a limited range of products to update results, but just one star as they are obviously trying to remedy this. Updating results is the Achilles heel of the awesome OKR system. The system demands rapid, even real time results, to be effective. Some OKR software packages don't even recognize the need for this and assume the data just magically appears. If automation is lacking, that means some poor junior accountant is probably up to his eyeballs in Excel spreadsheets typing mounds of data in to feed the monster. As a manager who came up through the back office, the worst use of my human resources is using them to collate and update data that could be done faster and better with automation. It’s zombie work that ironically demotivates staff. I need that person to work on improving my own OKRs. So, good start, Workboard, but more, more, more integrations and give me my people back for productive work.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rani Hublou

Workboard is our Marketing operations manager

Reviewed 2015-11-17
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Workboard keeps my team organized and every week focused on the right priorities and target goal achievement. Removing all the action items from email is so liberating! This frees up time for me to actually lead the team. The Workboard support team is brilliantly responsive.

Cons
We would like to use the product for performance reviews as well! The module is not yet available. - hoping it is on the roadmap. Workboard already manages the teams goals, the achievement, would be easy to roll that capability in?!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Veronica Collins

Keeps me on task

Reviewed 2015-11-12
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Workboard makes it easy to stay on task and keep an eye on what my employees are accomplishing. The company is always implementing updates so the product just keeps getting better! I also appreciate the CPEs they sponsor, I always find them interesting.

Cons
We've had some issues with my employees sending me an update on their to-do list, it doesn't always go thru. I also wish that when I am sharing my list with my manager that there was a way to filter out the items that have already been completed or put on pause.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Robert Domondon

Don't Be Evil, Workboard Inc.

Reviewed 2015-07-28
Review Source: GetApp

Be prepared to pay the whole annual price if you want to sign up for the Elite Subscription. I wanted to use Workboard as my main inter-company team /project collaboration tool (MBO, GTD, OKR). I proceeded to enter my strategic relationships, workflows, and upload sensitive collaborative documents. I was doing fine until I decided to sign up for their monthly Elite Plan. As soon as I entered my credit card information, I was immediately ushered to a congratulations screen, there was NO CONFIRMATION page to authorize a deducted amount (a big RED flag). Upon getting a notice from my bank that I've been overdrawn, I checked my email, and to my dismay I discovered I've been charged the whole annual amount of $632.10! I searched for contact numbers or email of their Billing Department or Customer Support on my account page or their whole website, or their Billing email notification--and to my dismay there is NONE! (another two to three big RED flags!). Had no recourse but to email their CEO and report their anomaly and got a "we regret that it was not clear enough for you" as part of her message. They said they were going to reverse the charges, however it didn't happen as I was still levied overdrawn fees, and all my scheduled payments, for those four interim days, were compromised as a result of insufficient funds. It didn't get reversed the same day as I get from other companies who use credit cards. Very costly learning experience for me as I got levied fees and had checks returned. I detected no empathy on my predicament from Ms CEO. There is no button /contact email, nor telephone number on your website account page to opt out. You have to write directly to the CEO.

Pros
A. You can do Objective Key Results (OKRs), Management by Objective (MBOs) and Get Things Done (GTD) method thru this app. B. You can enter your Strategic Relationships, Define your competitive Advantage Workflows, and upload /share collaborative sensitive documents.

Cons
- No Customer Support/Billing Department contact info. - Knowing you have done Pros B above is now scary. - Misleading markers to entry to subscription plan, high barriers of exit. It's a managerial mousetrap.

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Anonymous

Great management tool

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-12-13
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Top Pros include nice user interface, the ability to create tasks easily (well, as easy as the platform allows), adjusting dates and priorities, and the ability to take notes and comments.

Cons
Top Cons - hold on a little bit for this one... The learning curve is a doozy. Plus the costs for the SASS is top of budget for premium. I'm just a previous user, so I only heard a few complaints, but still think it may be worth the use for others.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Workboard features

API

Activity Dashboard (136 other apps)
Activity Tracking (124 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (126 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (166 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (127 other apps)
Gantt Charts (119 other apps)
Multiple Projects (110 other apps)
Prioritizing (140 other apps)
Progress Tracking (126 other apps)
Project Management (170 other apps)
Project Planning (130 other apps)
Project Time Tracking (168 other apps)
Project Tracking (122 other apps)
Projections (341 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (115 other apps)
Task Management (146 other apps)
Task Tracking (145 other apps)
Third Party Integration (136 other apps)
Timesheets (116 other apps)

Additional information for Workboard

Key features of Workboard

  • Set goals and priorities
  • Stay in the loop as work progresses
  • Delegate and share action items
  • Track your action items and see the teams
  • Get automatic weekly status reports
  • Set objectives, define priorities, measure progress
  • Free companion iPhone app
  • Unlimited teams and members
  • Deliverables, documents, and discussions in one place
  • Up and running in less than 5 minutes
  • SMART goals
  • MBOs
  • KPIs
  • Comment and collaborate on work
  • Give and get feedback badges
  • OKR
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Benefits

Workboard increases team velocity by creating accountability and transparency with goals and action items. As a manager, you can get insights into your team and your work, stay on track and execute more effectively.

Workboard connects team goals to individuals’ action item lists, enables collaboration across the team, automates status reporting and provides scorecards on collective action items. Feedback is easy to give instantly and better to receive with badges including trophies, thumbs up and missed bullseyes.