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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.
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MindManager

The ideal usage for MindManager is in board and strategic meetings. I do not believe MindManager works as well in the context of administration.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
MindManager
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
MindManager
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
MindManager
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
MindManager
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
MindManager
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
MindManager
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
MindManager

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
MindManager
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
MindManager
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
MindManager

Pros

10000ft

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
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MindManager

  • Super easy keyboard-only entry and navigation.
  • Rearrange elements in one click with the "Balance Design" function.
  • Export outlines to Word.
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Cons

10000ft

  • 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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MindManager

  • Save to PDF would be nice.
  • Show theme preview on mouse hover of available themes.
  • Offer a simple UI option for quick 'n dirty brainstorming when all the advanced features are just noise.
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Likelihood to Renew

10000ft

10000ft 4.0
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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MindManager

MindManager 9.9
Based on 20 answers
MindJet has been vigorous about product improvement, and every version has brought new capability and excitement to the product
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Usability

10000ft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 8.5
Based on 6 answers
It takes some time to learn the vast functionality beyond simple maps (eg large, complex maps)
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Reliability and Availability

10000ft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Old MM versions were an issue. No issues since 2018 anyway!
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Performance

10000ft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 2 answers
No issues even with large maps and held in the cloud.
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Support

10000ft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 8.6
Based on 5 answers
Occasionally I do have a bit of a back and forth via email...WHEREAS a quick POTC (plain old telephone call) would probably be best all concerned.
Perhaps a telephone-based Super premium support service (might be there but I might not know about it).
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Online Training

10000ft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 6.4
Based on 1 answer
The videos are not well categorized...I had to do a bit of digging to get what I wanted and many videos on older versions. If Mindjet was to improve the titles used that would help.
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Alternatives Considered

10000ft

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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MindManager

I like that MindManager is local software instead of a cloud-based service like MindMeister. This lets me work on a map even when I don't have internet access. It's also faster and more fully-featured.Visio is a cumbersome tool for mind mapping, as it is optimized for design more than rapid entry and organizing.
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Scalability

10000ft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Unlimited...issue I had was nomenclature, but info/project classification/methodology address that.
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Return on Investment

10000ft

  • 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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MindManager

  • Saved several hours each month in providing a single source of knowledge about topics.
  • Enabled me to create higher quality and more complete sales tools.
  • Ultimately, it's a key factor in increasing the knowledge and effectiveness of our sales team.
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Pricing Details

10000ft

General

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

MindManager

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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