Abstract vs. Deltek WorkBook

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.3 out of 10
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Abstract, from the company of the same name headquartered in San Francisco, offers a collaboration tool for developers and others, featuring a version controlled master file set and approval workflow.N/A
Deltek WorkBook
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Now from Deltek (acquired 2017), WorkBook is a project management solution. Designed for advertising and communications agencies with 30+ employees, the vendor says WorkBook is the perfect solution for multiple locations and collaboration through integrated conversations. Additionally the vendor says it is ideal for project-driven organizations that require CRM, forecasting, project and resource management, traffic as well as integrated billing and accounting. It's a customizable solution with…N/A
Pricing
AbstractDeltek WorkBook
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractDeltek WorkBook
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$19 per month
Additional DetailsBASIC PLAN INCLUDES TIME SHEET INCLUDES IPHONE & ANDROID APP Log your time on any job you have access to and get a reminder if you forget to submit hours. You can log your time on any job; billable, non-billable, customer jobs, and internal jobs. WorkBook also keeps track of absence entries and holiday requests. CUSTOMERS & PROJECTS Add as many customers, contacts, and projects/jobs as you like. Jobs are connected to clients and each job can be set to be billable, non-billable, internal, or a client job. COLLABORATION Collaborate with your colleagues and clients and keep track of comments, news, events, and notifications. Receive notifications whenever you need to approve anything, or a warning if something is about to go wrong. FILE SHARING Save all of your files in WorkBook and benefit from having them being kept secure in one, central location. Whenever a new customer or job is added, WorkBook will automatically create a folder structure (decided by you), allowing you to upload all of your documents and briefings to WorkBook. WorkBook will connect directly to your local file server or online storage, which means that you can save your files locally and have them be shown in WorkBook. Moreover, we have options to integrate with Google Drive or Dropbox.
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Features
AbstractDeltek WorkBook
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
Deltek WorkBook
4.6
3 Ratings
48% below category average
Task Management3.01 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings3.03 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Deltek WorkBook
-
Ratings
Chat10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.2
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Deltek WorkBook
-
Ratings
Versioning8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
-
Ratings
Deltek WorkBook
9.0
3 Ratings
20% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
AbstractDeltek WorkBook
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractDeltek WorkBook
Likelihood to Recommend
Abstract
  • Large teams with dedicated design operations support
  • UX managers that want a facilitated workflow for their teams
  • Disciplined teams of individual contributors that want to adopt a process in their UI workflow
  • Cross-discipline teams that want a central collaboration space for reviewing and critiquing UI artifacts
  • If your files are named "FOR-REALS_FINAL_FINAL_FINAL_Super-Important-Project (copy).sketch"
  • If you're managing multiple pattern libraries
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Deltek, Inc.
My recommendation very much depends on who the colleague is. I would recommend WorkBook if it is an accountant, project manager or someone similar, and if the setup is done within WorkBook and passwords, etc. are being used within WorkBook only. I would tell IT Managers to avoid the application and think twice in terms of access management etc.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Deltek, Inc.
  • Workbook handles all processes in a consultancy company
  • Workflow options on all thinkable processes
  • Support global growth and intercompany management
  • Strong planning tool
  • Able to manage multiple clients to one project
  • Advanced template set-up
  • The communication module, so all relevant information is available on the projects
  • Flexible planning and project management
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Deltek, Inc.
  • The integrations on IT level are not great and should be improved.
  • Change of IP's that's used for logins are being changed without reporting it to super users.
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Likelihood to Renew
Abstract
as already explained this software only does branching... the rest is really poor and basic
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Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Usability
Abstract
Abstract has a difficult learning curve. If a feature-branch workflow is new to you, then it will take some getting used to. They make a lot of updates to the interface and these feature releases get ahead of their documentation. They rely heavily on an excellent customer support team and are present on various Slack channels to help design professionals with issues.
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Deltek, Inc.
Gets the job done, just not the sexiest.
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Support Rating
Abstract
Abstract by nature is complex and has to respond to whatever changes in Sketch. So there are frequent issues. Support can be slow to respond and are not always helpful, but they are quick to find and patch the bugs. Overall, it's not the best support, but it hasn't been detrimental.
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Deltek, Inc.
Great implementation support, but haven't had many questions since.
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Alternatives Considered
Abstract
I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
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Deltek, Inc.
Timelog, e-conomic project module and podio
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Return on Investment
Abstract
  • Single source of truth for the team.
  • Could quickly get expensive with corporate accounts.
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Deltek, Inc.
  • WorkBook is one of the cheaper solutions on the market, which, in the long term, gives a great ROI.
  • We have spent a lot of time on support which is a negative impact.
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ScreenShots

Deltek WorkBook Screenshots

Screenshot of TasksScreenshot of Weekly SchedulesScreenshot of Screenshot of Gantt Chart – Streamline project planning by converting and approved quotes into a schedule with drag ‘n drop resource allocation.Screenshot of Time Entry – Facilitate adoption and ensure accurate time data by integrating task management and time entry.Screenshot of Net Revenue Forecast – Reduce input errors and save valuable time by integrating resourcing, project management and finance to fully control AR and AP and get precise cash flow and net revenue forecasts.