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10000ft

2 Ratings

Paymo

8 Ratings

10000ft

2 Ratings
Score 5.1 out of 101

Paymo

8 Ratings
Score 8.5 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.

Paymo

Paymo has been a useful tool for us to justify needing another administrative team member because of all the time we were able to attribute to those tasks. It would be helpful if we were able to group our events together when examining the bigger picture time spent. Being able to manipulate the data after the fact would bring my 8 recommendation to a 10.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
Paymo
6.8
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
Paymo
7.6
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
Paymo
6.9
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
Paymo
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
Paymo
6.3
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
Paymo
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
Paymo
7.7
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
Paymo
6.4
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
Paymo
6.0
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
Paymo
9.2
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
Paymo
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
Paymo
6.6
Mobile Access
10000ft
Paymo
4.3

Professional Services Automation

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

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
  • Color coding for easier visual of daily breakdown
  • Gantt charts are extremely helpful for project timelines
  • The dashboard is a useful tool to provide a snapshot of how hours are spent

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.
  • Project list personalizing. Paymo is primarily meant for freelancers, so the only way to see how much time you've spent on a job since last recording time is to navigate through a few pages to hunt down the number. It would be easier if we could personalize the list to just show that number in the main list.
  • Not intuitive. It takes a lot of set up on the front end to get jobs where you want them to be, and some features are not where you'd think they would be to get the jobs set up to track time.
  • Huge learning curve. I've already heard a couple of my teammates look for alternatives because there was too much of a learning curve for them.

Likelihood to Renew

10000ft4.0
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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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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
Paymo lets me track to the minute - even going back to add in time that I wasn't able to track via the app. This has been wonderful as clients might call with something quick but when I'm not able to turn on the tracker, yet I'm still able to appear to them as if I was sitting by the computer eager waiting to help. Further, the amount of notes that I'm able to put into the tracker has allowed me to include more details on live reports and invoices that I was able to do with other apps. This meant that I didn't have to track those tasks in too many spots, easing potential confusion and saving time.

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.
  • Prior to Paymo, we had developed our own proprietary set of tools for managing our day to day operations. In order to keep up with the growth of our business, we would have had to spend a sizable amount of time and effort to keep our system maintained.
  • Paymo allows us to remove the burden from housing this information on internal servers giving designers the opportunity to work remotely. In 2013, one of our project leads moved back to the east coast but we were never questioning what she was working on as Paymo let us know what project she was engaging with and when she was knocking out tasks.
  • One of the biggest ROIs from Paymo was the ability to scale our organization without needing to worry about outgrowing our workspace. We have more designers and project managers than ever before but our office has remained the same size for more than five years due to the team tracking and collaboration tools Paymo provides.

Pricing Details

10000ft

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
10000ft Editions & Modules
10000ft
Additional Pricing Details

Paymo

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
11.95*
1.  per user/per month
Paymo Editions & Modules
Paymo
Edition
Small Office
11.951
Business
18.951
1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Free version available for freelancers.