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10000ft

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10000ft

2 Ratings
Score 5.1 out of 101

Deltek TrafficLIVE

10 Ratings
Score 7 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.

Deltek TrafficLIVE

Traffic is suitable for most agencies, regardless of size. You don't need to use all of the features in order to get good results. And it can be linked to Maconomy which is useful for larger agencies. We have around 80 employees and it works great.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
Deltek TrafficLIVE
6.8
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.4
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.8
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
4.7
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
8.1
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.3
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
6.4
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
5.6
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
5.5
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.5
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.3
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
10000ft
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.1

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.4
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
8.0
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.2
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.6
Integration with accounting software
10000ft
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.0

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
  • Quote and job templates are incredibly valuable. Not only do these save time, but the team are less likely to miss crucial work packets from their estimates.
  • Dashboards provide a clear picture of finances on every quote or job, with the added ability to drill down to the detail.
  • Being able to go back to any job and analyse time and resource usage is priceless. You might see where you have overrun, or maybe missed something in your original estimate. This will help you to continually improve the accuracy of your estimates.
  • By nature, having everything in one system (quotes, expenses, purchases, jobs, time, resource, invoices) makes it far easier to get the true picture of what's going on in your business.

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.
  • The interface is clunky - everyone in our agency hates how it looks! There are also a lot of not very intuitive features - Deltek TrafficLIVE can do so many things, but how to do them is not always clear! A design refresh is well overdue.
  • The support site is hard to use, and frustrates many of our users. The client services managers are always helpful, but it would be great to have an easy to navigate support site and set of guides to help people with even the most basic features of Deltek TrafficLIVE - we've ended up making our own internal handbook on it!

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
Synergist - does the same thing, but the interface was far more complicated to use. Looked like a bit of a nightmare to use. Didn't get too far reviewing this one. Was too concerned about on boarding with our workforce.

Paprika - saw a demo, looked 'OK', heard bad reviews from friends in the same industry. Appeared to be plagued with the same issues as Synergistic. Paint to use.

Streamtime - Tested this thoroughly. Loved the interface, and very nearly bought this software over TrafficLIVE for that very reason. In the end it did not allow us to separate time into distinct categories such as 'estimated', 'quoted', 'scheduled', and 'actual'. In Streamtime, if you stretched the time next to a task, it seemed to also adjust the estimate as well. In contrast, Traffic separated time into these dimensions for every task, resulting in a far more useful data set for reporting.

Finally, Traffic was cloud based, which meant that I didn't need the added hassle of hosting and maintenance. In my opinion, Streamtime is suited to a smaller business, maybe 5-20 employees. It might have improved now but it's been two years since I reviewed it.

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.
  • Increased employee efficiency and organisation within studio.

Pricing Details

10000ft

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

Deltek TrafficLIVE

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
TrafficLIVE offers solutions for small to large agencies. Our prices range based on number of users and requirements.