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Score 9.2 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Actionspace

When you have many projects with different people on them Actionspace is well suited to handle that
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Deltek TrafficLIVE

During our selection process we considered not only what were our specific requirements were but would the whole department and its users welcome and new way of working. Like a number of organisations there is a culture which had to be overcome when you are proposing a change in the process of how the work flow is going to be managed. To avoid any chance of Deltek TrafficLIVE not be taken seriously we under took several workshops with the key stake holders so that they had the option to share their views and recommendations. One of the key questions was how user friendly the new platform would be because if it was not then it would soon be only a few users who could be trusted to use it and just revert to their old ways of working. Another question being who would be the day to day user administrator? The answer being the studio gained a unanimous vote of approval!
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Actionspace
6.9
Deltek TrafficLIVE
6.8
Task Management
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.4
Resource Management
Actionspace
4.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.8
Gantt Charts
Actionspace
7.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
4.7
Scheduling
Actionspace
5.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
8.1
Workflow Automation
Actionspace
6.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.3
Team Collaboration
Actionspace
6.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
6.4
Support for Agile Methodology
Actionspace
6.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Actionspace
7.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.1
Document Management
Actionspace
7.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
5.6
Email integration
Actionspace
7.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
5.5
Mobile Access
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
Timesheet Tracking
Actionspace
9.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.5
Change request and Case Management
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.3
Budget and Expense Management
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.4

Professional Services Automation

Actionspace
8.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.4
Quotes/estimates
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
8.0
Invoicing
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.2
Project & financial reporting
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.6
Integration with accounting software
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.0

Pros

Actionspace

  • User customization for each individual and their responsibilities
  • Great support staff and update capabilities
  • You can see the early stages of the project and see it through in a clean and organized way
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Deltek TrafficLIVE

  • We use TrafficLive from quote through to delivery, we have custom templates that have enabled us to keep our own branding.
  • The scheduling function in TrafficLive has made a significant improvement across the whole company and given us a clear view of who is available and when. We even now employ a traffic manager.
  • Timesheet entry is simple and ensures hours are put to the correct projects.
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Cons

Actionspace

  • Sometimes anyone who has touched a project still receive notification even if they don't need it
  • Having to manually enter information from other areas
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Deltek TrafficLIVE

  • The user interface is clunky. Like its competitors, Traffic is hindered with legacy code, features and interfaces. It often feels like they're running out of space for buttons! That being said, I think it's the best of a bad bunch! And it works!
  • The support portal and documentation need a complete overhaul. The Traffic support portal declined when it migrated into Deltek's portal. It now feels like you've stepped back in time!
  • Content needs restructuring and rewriting. It's a mess and it's hard to find what you are looking for. PDF downloads are a nightmare. Needs clean html pages.
  • The UI screens for resource planning (the 10,000ft view screens) are cumbersome and in need of a design overhaul. We don't use them at all, they're pretty useless. The new Work Planner looks promising, but overly complicated and hindered by the general UI weaknesses of their legacy Adobe Air App platform.
  • Projecting agency capacity is something we do outside of TrafficLIVE. Because we're often trying to predict against things that aren't yet jobs in the system, alongside jobs that ARE in the system. For this kind of flexible/lightweight capacity planning, we end up using another third party application. TrafficLIVE is best used when you have definitive estimates/bookings.
  • Integration with Merlin Project is non-existent. Mac users don't generally use MS Project, so this is a bit of a failure on Deltek's part.
  • Being able to assign multiple resources to one task would be a better way of structuring quotes and jobs in Traffic. It would save time. It would reduce the number of tasks needing to be created for every job. Project plans have been created this way for years, why doesn't Traffic allow this?
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Alternatives Considered

Actionspace

No answers on this topic

Deltek TrafficLIVE

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.
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Return on Investment

Actionspace

  • ROI
  • tracking
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Deltek TrafficLIVE

  • Increased employee efficiency - often takes less time to create a quote because you can start with a template.
  • More accurate estimates through use of templates. Less chance of missing a critical task from the estimate. By being able to go back and review similar job performance, you can improve your estimates on your new quote.
  • You know where you are on every single job going through the business!
  • Having data on every job has helps us to make smart decisions again and again. This has had a huge impact on job profitability.
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Pricing Details

Actionspace

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.

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