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10000ft

2 Ratings

10000ft

2 Ratings
Score 5.2 out of 101

Micro Focus Vibe

9 Ratings
Score 6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

10000ft

I think 10000ft is good for bare minimum project monitoring, we used it a large company because we didn't need to have exact numbers - it was just a rough idea to see where freelance resources were over burning. If, however you work a much smaller company and really need to know detailed information it's not as effective, there are many other software options that really allow for much closer and precise tracking. I would recommend 10000ft for companies that just need to monitor large freelance teams, track hours and higher level projects that are also monitored on other project management tools. It's a tool I would only use in conjunction with something else.

Micro Focus Vibe

I think Micro Focus Vibe is very well suited for organizations that work in a team collaboration front and have to share documents. I think this really shines in organizations that have a standard set of information that gets lost in the sauce because of the sheer amount of people in an organization. In this case, the Wiki is very helpful in this setting. I wouldn't quite recommend this site for video production houses unless you are patient enough to correlate your needs to the many many features available through Vibe...because it all boils down to patience.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
Micro Focus Vibe
8.0
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
Micro Focus Vibe
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
Micro Focus Vibe
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
Micro Focus Vibe
9.0
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
Micro Focus Vibe
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
Micro Focus Vibe
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
Micro Focus Vibe
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
Micro Focus Vibe
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
Micro Focus Vibe
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
Micro Focus Vibe
Mobile Access
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Search
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
9.4
Visual planning tools
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
5.7

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
Micro Focus Vibe
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
Micro Focus Vibe
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
Micro Focus Vibe
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
Micro Focus Vibe

Communication

10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
7.9
Notifications
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
8.8
Discussions
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
8.1
Surveys
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
6.7
Internal knowledgebase
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
8.1

File Sharing & Management

10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
7.3
Versioning
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Video files
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Audio files
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Document collaboration
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Access control
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Advanced security features
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Device sync
10000ft
Micro Focus Vibe
7.0

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
  • RSS Feeds: As a project manager (at the time and still am in a sense) being updated as information is posted helped me to stay on top of progress as it happened. The feeds also allows me to foresee problems before they happened, coming in like Super Woman to save the day...kidding (or am I?).
  • Customizable workspaces: While we've got our video project workflows down to a science, our website projects are a different monster. Because we offer customized websites, each client's needs are different from the next. Vibe's Workspaces reflects this - not only for our projects, but for the users as well. Everyone has a different way of organizing their thoughts and with Vibe no one has to fall in line with cookie cutter layouts...or at least they can start out with one and develop it into their own.
  • My god MOBILE DEVICE Support: I know many many many project collaboration tools have migrated to the mobile device platform - but I found that a lot of times, features are limited. I'm always on a go and can't always access my Surface for a brief look at what's going on. But when you fall in love with a platform, it makes it all the better that it is usable outside the confines of my desktop box.

Cons

  • It's often confusing to use and find things, I sometimes find it to be a little counterintuitive as to where functions are (e.g. for tracking budgets and pulling reports).
  • When pulling a budget I always struggled to comb through the large amounts of data and time inputted. When I select a filter the page often wouldn't refresh or i'd forget to de-select a filter as it wasn't in an obvious place, which sometimes left me with pulling an incorrect budget.
  • The data is only as good as the people entering the time. Often with so many small tasks people would enter time incorrectly, in the wrong milestone or project. It lists all of your projects on one page, so it's not easy to enter it and there's a lot of room for error.
  • Export calendars or sync calendars with programs like Outlook.
  • Easier way to print or create reports on projects (completions status, tasks left to be done, etc.) for paper trail lovers. The workflow process is nice, but it takes time to configure. Most of my teammates weren't quite in love with that aspect.
  • Instant messaging for those of us who don't like the phone and want to keep project related work conversations in the same window.
  • I really wish there was better is a way to display videos. In video production, we're always trying to find ways to share our progress and being able to do so in the same platform without one having to download it would have pushed Vibe to a 10 star rating.

Likelihood to Renew

10000ft4.0
Based on 1 answer
I think there's limited uses for the tool and much more comprehensive options out there for multiple tools in one. With more people working remotely, it's hard to just use email and face to face, in some ways you need to have a tool that's a fall back and a record of where you are + where you're going
Micro Focus Vibe9.9
Based on 5 answers
We would never go back to a spreadsheet to manage our inventory! Since Vibe is essentially free for us there's no reason not to continue using it. We plan on rolling out more processes in other departments for the coming year. The biggest obstacle is change. People don't want to change doing things they have been doing for years. If the workflow saves time people will embrace it.

Usability

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Micro Focus Vibe5.0
Based on 1 answer
At this moment it still looks you need to do a lot to be able to use it and to be honest that time should be used for work not for configuring a communication tool for the business. Yes I understand that it takes time to learn something to use in the organisation , but with this tool I see the help desk having to answer a lot of questions on how to use it or once someone has done something how to undo it.

Implementation

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Micro Focus Vibe7.1
Based on 2 answers
The implementation was good, it is the follow up that we need to do ourselves that takes time and effort.

Alternatives Considered

Although an interesting tool, compared to Basecamp or Workfront, 10000ft really struggles on the collaboration aspect of the tool. It's great for the bare minimum, recording hours and pulling a budget, but we also relied on email for collaboration and face to face meetings - which is no bad thing! Although for big companies and small projects it's nice to have everything all in one tool so there's less jumping and room for error. That would be my recommendation for any company evaluating it
We are a mixed shop (Microsoft and Novell). We had the entire Novell suite and realized Novell Vibe was included. After meeting with Novell and learning what Vibe had to offer for collaboration and application integration, and since we wouldn't incur have any additional costs, we decided to try it before looking at other solutions. We are happy with our decision.

Return on Investment

  • Positive - We were able to track multiple projects at the same time and record accurate hours.
  • Positive - Able to pull budget and excel reports which can the be analyzed further and relatively simply.
  • Negative - There were a lot of times when hours were entered inaccurately which left us in a bind with budget and freelance billing.
  • Collaboration has increased.
  • External access to Vibe has been positive.
  • Managers have taken on more ownership of the system.
  • The learning curve was difficult, and near vertical, at times due to Vibe being so different than what empoloyees were used to.

Pricing Details

10000ft

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

Micro Focus Vibe

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details