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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.
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Micro Focus Vibe

If you are already using Novell products, it fits seamlessly in. If your company is 100% Microsoft then maybe SharePoint would be a good alternative. For small firms with a limited budget for an intranet solution this could be a good choice.
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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.
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  • Novell Vibe connects GroupWise mail with Vibe natively which means you can access Vibe from within the mail product.
  • Once forms and workflows are set up, the access structure on who sees what or not is very effective.
  • You can use Novell Vibe as your main intranet with everything from wiki's, blogging and more fully automated and still in synch with your internal organisational structure.
  • After playing with it for a while i found that through jsp it is highly configurable.
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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.
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  • Having build lot of websites over the years this is one of the most user unfriendly systems I [have] run across. The learning curve is very steep and a lot of stuff is not findable on the internet.
  • The Java used under water has some quirks that makes working with the interface almost undoable. If you make a tree and you change something in that tree it is completely reset to the top level every time so the workflow is broken constantly.
  • There is no copy option in the tool which is strange as 80% of the things you build is the same or similar with minor adjustments like a different color code. Like the previous remark this makes the workflow constantly interrupted.
  • The learning curve for a regular user is also a little too steep. They can do too much and it goes beyond the daily things they need to do with it. To configure Novell Vibe so that the user is protected from doing or seeing too much is a lot of work which means you will have to hire an FTE to manage Novell Vibe alone.
  • Because the end product depends on the use of jsp pages a lot it requires you to hire a specialist with a big salary-tag to build it for you. once it is up and running changes will be very dependant on the guy you hired to build it!
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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
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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.
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Usability

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Micro Focus Vibe5.0
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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.
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Implementation

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Micro Focus Vibe7.1
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The implementation was good, it is the follow up that we need to do ourselves that takes time and effort.
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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
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As SharePoint is the Microsoft version of this tool it is fair to use it for comparison. The one thing Microsoft has as an advantage is that it is a Microsoft product hence it looks and feels familiar instantly and getting it up and running is fairly easy. The price however is a different matter.Also I am looking at WordPress at the moment this gives me an opportunity to build a similar site and with the help of some plugins I can make it a share your documents, tasks and more site. Advantage is that WordPress is free, it is installed in minutes and with the correct themes I have it up and running in the business within days. Also the learning curve for me is flat I don't need to learn as much as with Novell Vibe to get the results I want. Does it work with Outlook and GroupWise ? Maybe!
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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.
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  • It has improved communication. Before often people who needed to know certain things weren't getting the information, now it is delivered automatically.
  • Made forms more efficient.
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Pricing Details

10000ft

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Micro Focus Vibe

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