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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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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.
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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.
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  • Good overview of what has been planned in and highlighting any potential troubleshooting needed.
  • You can add as many tasks for each job so that the potential to miss a deadline is avoided due to not having enough time added.
  • The user permissions can be set for a particular audience rather than there just being one generic setting. We have different levels of management as to who can self assign work and who is assigned their daily/weekly work flow.
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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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  • One of the main features I would like to see added is another permissions option that allows Studio/Traffic Managers to the see the 'blue' time added that currently only the user can see when they have added their actual hourly time. This would give the option to view quickly the progress of a job, and to see if its still live or completed. There is the option to look at the 'weekly timesheet' but this in my opinion is not nearly as user friendly as being able to look at a glance each calendar.
  • It would be hugely beneficial if along the grey bar on the bottom of the homepage another notification is added that a job had been added to Deltek TrafficLIVE. A simple number would alert you that a new job has been added and needs your immediate attention.
  • The job search has been conveyed to me by a number of users as not working efficiently enough. If you have the job number then it works perfectly but if you try to locate a job by the account managers name or project name it will not reliably respond in your search.
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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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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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We chose Deltek TrafficLIVE after several presentations as to the benefits of its work flow system, and having explained in detail as to what we had to achieve to make our studio much more productive plus being able to monitor the daily pinch points. The overall design, navigation and usability compared to other more complicated products that we had considered was ultimately the decision maker for us.
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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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  • Much more clarity as to how much time each different type of brief should take to complete as we can back reference as to how long it took last season.
  • It has lead to better customer service. We can visibly demonstrate where we are with jobs and who has been assigned. In the past verbally confirming the different stages did not always convince the project leaders that they were being given the actual real time.
  • From the Studio users point of view it has empowered them to manage their time more efficiently. If they receive a request to move onto another job their calendars can be reviewed to see if they are available or not.
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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.