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10000ft

2 Ratings

Projector PSA

13 Ratings

10000ft

2 Ratings
Score 5.1 out of 101

Projector PSA

13 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.

Projector PSA

Projector PSA is a key business tool in my Professional Services (IT Consulting - design and deployment of infrastructure related IT solutions). It is strong in the areas of resource management - utilization/availability, billable/non-billable time, task management, expense management, actual and forecast revenue and project profitability. It allows for the management of multiple resource types (levels) across multiple (concurrent) projects, being sold at different rates. Projector PSA has extensive reporting available and this has recently been further enhanced by the introduction of an advanced analytics module which provides for even more flexibility in how data is presented. There are a wide variety of invoicing options available and these cover standard templates for T&M and Fixed Price engagements with summary level or resource by resource, task by task level detail available.I do not use Projector PSA for Project Management. Although it has functionality in this area we continue to use MS Project and when required input data into Projector.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
Projector PSA
7.0
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
Projector PSA
7.4
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
Projector PSA
8.0
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
Projector PSA
6.0
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
Projector PSA
8.0
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
Projector PSA
6.9
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
Projector PSA
7.5
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
Projector PSA
8.5
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
Projector PSA
7.6
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
Projector PSA
9.3
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
Projector PSA
5.2
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
Projector PSA
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
10000ft
Projector PSA
5.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
10000ft
Projector PSA
5.2
Mobile Access
10000ft
Projector PSA
3.7

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
Projector PSA
7.9
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
Projector PSA
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
Projector PSA
7.0
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
Projector PSA
8.5
Integration with accounting software
10000ft
Projector PSA
8.0

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
  • Fast and easy time sheet entry for consultants - the web interface is well designed and provides enough validation to help prevent incorrect entries.
  • The approval process for time sheets was very flexible, and allowed for simple multi-level approvals.
  • The reporting capabilities were strong and detailed, with good access to detail and summary data.

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.
  • Naming convention of fields can be confusing or misleading at times.
  • Resource dashboard is not user friendly.
  • Budget in Projector PSA sometimes does not tie to actual budget due to the timing of billing time and material. Projector PSA should include an option to account for the time and material billed and un-billed.

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
Projector PSA10.0
Based on 2 answers
We have been using this tool for a year now and find our use of it continually evolves and broadens. We are also very excited about the overhaul that's under way and feel many of the improvements being put in place will help make us that much more effective and efficient. The Projector team is also very responsive and collaborative in terms of user feedback and improvement suggestions, which helps us know they will work hard to help us get what we need out of the tool.

Usability

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Projector PSA6.4
Based on 1 answer
Desktop interface feels complex to new users.

Reliability and Availability

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Projector PSA10.0
Based on 1 answer
In 5 years of use we have never experienced an unscheduled outage.

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
Projector PSA is a great option for entering time. Our employees have no issue allocating their time to the correct tasks types. Projector PSA does not require a written description for time, and our employees have noticed that this makes for a cleaner, straightforward entry. Managers also have noted that they are easily able to pull clean reports.

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.
  • Helped our company with getting the integration between Projector PSA and Great Plains cleaned up.
  • Updated the mappings by running an accounting transactions analysis report and identified improperly configured transactions.
  • Cleared up recurring GL failures.

Pricing Details

10000ft

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

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Projector PSA Editions & Modules
Projector PSA
Edition
Team Edition
$151
Professional Edition
$251
Enterprise Edition
$301
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details