Abstract vs. WorkflowMax

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.0 out of 10
N/A
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
WorkflowMax
Score 9.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
WorkflowMax is a web-based project management solution.The platform offers end-to-end functionality standard to project management software, including time tracking, lead management, collaboration with external stakeholders, invoicing, integrations, and customizable reporting.
$20
per month
Pricing
AbstractWorkflowMax
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Standard
$20
per month
Premium
$70
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractWorkflowMax
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AbstractWorkflowMax
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
WorkflowMax
9.3
27 Ratings
21% above category average
Task Management3.01 Ratings9.525 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings9.419 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings9.221 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings9.519 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings9.219 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings9.624 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings9.111 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings9.418 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
WorkflowMax
-
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
11% below category average
WorkflowMax
-
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
WorkflowMax
9.5
27 Ratings
25% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings9.723 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings9.527 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings9.722 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings9.227 Ratings
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User Ratings
AbstractWorkflowMax
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
8.8
(28 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractWorkflowMax
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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Xero
WorkflowMax is very well suited for a business that wants to track time billed by project, to have an easy way to generate invoices for those projects, and to keep track of overall productivity and invoice status. I imagine it can also be adapted to different types of businesses that deal in goods rather than services and time. I am not sure for which scenarios or businesses the program is not appropriate.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Xero
  • You can customize the notifications and this has helped us enormously to schedule dates that we overlooked. Also the templates are customizable which gives the company its own branding on its reports.
  • It is integrated with the Xero platform which makes it very useful to streamline the processes of billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, petty cash flow and all the accounting and administrative area.
  • It also has a very complete mobile version, where we can be present and monitor the progress of projects in real time, no matter where we are.
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Xero
  • Currently the timesheet function allows staff to input time for overlapping periods which can cause some headaches when it comes to payroll and invoicing. We understand this is being addressed.
  • The amount of flexibility in the product can create some challenges when setting up the jobs database at the onset. It is a daunting challenge but worthwhile when completed correctly and rolled out across the firm. Adding new jobs is much easier.
  • No search function to find a specific job, you have to scroll through all jobs allocated to you.
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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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Xero
Because we can't imagine being without it!
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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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Xero
It's easy to use and provides me with instant online access to the management of my business whether I am at my desk or overseas
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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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Xero
The support team are excellent. The only downside is that you can't phone them!
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Implementation Rating
Abstract
No answers on this topic
Xero
Decide how to breakdown your ongoing jobs - are they monthly recurring or annual broken into chunks? What are you going to give clients i.e. how will your proposals and invoices look?
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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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Xero
WorkflowMax is much much easier than Streamtime, much more affordable and easier to try out and see if it meets your needs. Streamtime is a great comprehensive product but we lost a year's subscription in investment because we couldn't get answers to the support questions we needed and they had a no refund policy!
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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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Xero
  • Max enables Loan Assistant to invoice very quickly and easily and integration with Xero for card payments brings our cashflow forward.
  • Max enables the Loan Assistant team to manage their workflow in an efficient and productive way. The team all work from home. It is the centre of our Loan Assistant universe.
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