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Likelihood to Recommend

Apptivo

(UPDATE: Please note that my review was for the Version 5 of their apps. They have recently updated 2 of their main apps to V6 which show a lot of improvements. The sad thing however is that many of their 40+ apps never even made to V5 let alone V6. V5 to V6 has taken over a year and only the core apps are getting attention.)

As it stands Apptivo is only useful for one person or sole trader type entities. If your business wants to use all the apps and works internationally then Apptivo will create headaches and frustration rather than increasing productivity. They may solve many of the 100+ items we provided them with free of charge in an upcoming release, but we left with a bad taste in our mouth. Countless hours lost in our business while we acted as bug finders for Apptivo while paying for the product.
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Workzone

WorkZone would be a great tool for a company that develops content/ideas and has to share them with multiple people/clients. It allows for easy sharing and commenting. For a company that creates content for web, radio or television and would like to store them for presentation purposes- then you might want to look elsewhere.WorkZone was everything we needed and wanted until we started to expand. We've recommended WorkZone to a few companies and two of them are using it today. One of those clients does construction. They use WorkZone to share building schematics and ideas throughout their company and on the job site. We are working with them on a job that they are constructing and they've added us as a 'client user' to access items that are beneficial towards the ads we're creating.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Apptivo
4.7
Workzone
Customer data management / contact management
Apptivo
8.7
Workzone
Workflow management
Apptivo
6.8
Workzone
Territory management
Apptivo
4.5
Workzone
Opportunity management
Apptivo
4.5
Workzone
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Apptivo
6.0
Workzone
Quote & order management
Apptivo
1.0
Workzone
Interaction tracking
Apptivo
1.8
Workzone
Channel / partner relationship management
Apptivo
4.5
Workzone

Customer Service & Support

Apptivo
5.7
Workzone
Case management
Apptivo
7.7
Workzone
Help desk management
Apptivo
3.6
Workzone

Marketing Automation

Apptivo
4.5
Workzone
Lead management
Apptivo
4.5
Workzone
Email marketing
Apptivo
4.5
Workzone

CRM Project Management

Apptivo
7.3
Workzone
Task management
Apptivo
8.7
Workzone
Billing and invoicing management
Apptivo
4.5
Workzone
Reporting
Apptivo
8.7
Workzone

Customization

Apptivo
6.4
Workzone
Custom fields
Apptivo
6.4
Workzone
Custom objects
Apptivo
6.4
Workzone

Security

Apptivo
9.8
Workzone
Single sign-on capability
Apptivo
9.9
Workzone
Role-based user permissions
Apptivo
9.7
Workzone

Platform

Apptivo
9.7
Workzone
Mobile access
Apptivo
9.7
Workzone

Project Management

Apptivo
Workzone
8.7
Task Management
Apptivo
Workzone
9.8
Resource Management
Apptivo
Workzone
9.3
Gantt Charts
Apptivo
Workzone
9.2
Scheduling
Apptivo
Workzone
8.9
Workflow Automation
Apptivo
Workzone
9.8
Team Collaboration
Apptivo
Workzone
9.4
Support for Agile Methodology
Apptivo
Workzone
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Apptivo
Workzone
10.0
Document Management
Apptivo
Workzone
10.0
Email integration
Apptivo
Workzone
1.4
Mobile Access
Apptivo
Workzone
8.5
Timesheet Tracking
Apptivo
Workzone
9.0
Change request and Case Management
Apptivo
Workzone
10.0
Budget and Expense Management
Apptivo
Workzone
9.0

Professional Services Automation

Apptivo
Workzone
6.0
Project & financial reporting
Apptivo
Workzone
6.0

Pros

Apptivo

  • Good for streamlining project management on projects over a long life cycle.
  • Helpful in keeping contacts up to date and relevant.
  • Streamlines processes across the organization where there are many departments.
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Workzone

  • WorkZone is good at basic project management like scheduling and time management.
  • The software can be set to send you a daily email with the list of the tasks that you need to get done for that day.
  • Workzone allows the admin for the account to pick and choose which clients/projects can be seen by each person with an account, which allows each user to focus on the projects that they are involved in without being distracted by other things.
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Cons

Apptivo

  • Homescreen claims to be the center of the application however the sub sections are mostly flawed or do not function as one would expect.
  • The built in email client kinda works but depending on which section of the app you are in the default font will be different from your signature. Also you cannot add a cell phone to staff signatures. I asked about this for months. It was never fixed. When will CRM companies learn that email is STILL the center of many business. It is unacceptable to have different fonts in the same mail and signatures that change from client to client.
  • They frequently messed up our contact data.
  • Multi currency exists on invoices but not on other apps.
  • Fragmentation with their apps....some apps are still on version 3 some on 4 and some on version 5. This means you are forced to deal with 2 or more different user interfaces within the same app.
  • No consistency between the apps.
  • Often there is little or no integration between the apps inside Apptivo.
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Workzone

  • I researched numerous project management software programs before deciding on WorkZone. WorkZone had all of the capabilities that we needed, ie web based, ease of use, reporting, resource allocation, cost effective. I felt that this was the best off-the-shelf software on the market. Unless you can create your project management software in-house, you will not have every thing that would like from the software. Off the shelf --- they are designing for the masses and every company is unique in their processes and procedures.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apptivo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workzone

Workzone 1.4
Based on 8 answers
Because of time constraints, our team hasn't been able to fully implement and change our existing processes. If we can get our templates set up and maybe some better export options figured out, I think it'll be a no-brainer to renew, but until then it maybe be difficult to financially justify something we're only partially using.
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Usability

Apptivo

Apptivo 2.7
Based on 1 answer
Our uses kept running into bugs that stopped them from doing simple things like creating a contact or selecting an item from a custom drop list which is required to save the contact or item. This of course is after time was spent filling out all the previous data which gets lost when you cannot complete the form. This is just one example of many.
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Workzone

Workzone 10.0
Based on 4 answers
WorkZone was very easy to learn, especially for the members of our team who were not as technology-savvy. WorkZone offered unlimited training as well, making it easy to transition new team members to the program, as we were a startup organization consistently adding new team members.
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Reliability and Availability

Apptivo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workzone

Workzone 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Throughout the use of the WorkZone software, we never had a issue with it being unavailable. This is important, considering we wanted to access our projects and see our progress at any moment. WorkZone was always available and made constant supervision of tasks and goals easy; no excuses for not checking in on the status of a project.
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Performance

Apptivo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workzone

Workzone 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have zero complaints about the performance of WorkZone; for our organization's needs, it was a perfect tool for keeping track of various responsibilities and tasks. We never experienced a lag or down-time when using the software, and the simple interface made things exactly that from our end...simple. WorkZone is a fantastic tool for work management that never fails to perform, in my experience.
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Support

Apptivo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workzone

Workzone 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The team at WorkZone is incredibly helpful and very willing to lend support when they can. Our team was constantly growing, and our new team members needed training every time someone cam on board. The WorkZone support staff was more than willing to ensure our new team members were completely comfortable using the software and set up for success.
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Online Training

Apptivo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workzone

Workzone 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The WorkZone trainers are wonderful! They offered us unlimited over-the-phone and online support, and the trainings were always informative. The WorkZone support team was willing to answer multiple questions and review sections of the training if need be. They were always accommodating, and trainings were scheduled very quickly for when our team needed them!
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Implementation

Apptivo

Apptivo 3.6
Based on 1 answer
If you are starting a business and want a free app or nearly free app that can grow with you....then apptivo could be for you. However if you grow faster than them then you will be quickly seeking alternatives
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Workzone

Workzone 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation of WorkZone was very easy. We simply log into a portal online and begin to set up our projects. Access codes were sent very quickly to our team, so there was practically no delay once we signed the contract for our subscription. Training was scheduled quickly and was very helpful, especially as new team members joined our organization.
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Alternatives Considered

Apptivo

The price was right for what we needed to use Apptivo for (the CRM and the contact management/project management models). And, we needed something basic and easy to implement so we could get up and running with little down time. The other systems we evaluated didn't seem to have the exact pricing and features/functionality we were looking for so we made the determination that Apptivo would be the best fit.
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Workzone

Workzone fills a need and so does ArchiOffice. I would like a hybrid program between the two or a link between the two programs. Workzone and ArchiOffice have a lot to offer our company, but don't currently hold the full package. What about linking to the Outlook calendar with notifications? Still, Workzone had helped me by managing the projects and the team members that work on them.
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Scalability

Apptivo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workzone

Workzone 5.2
Based on 2 answers
We are a small organization, so the need to expand our use of WorkZone was limited. I only rate it below a 10 simply because I do not have much experience with the scaleability of the product. From the previews and training sessions, it does seem that the software can easily be adjusted to accommodate a growing workload; something we may use in future, just not at this point in our organization's development.
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Return on Investment

Apptivo

  • Helped us increase time to completion of projects.
  • Allowed us to execute on customer service and response times.
  • Elevated our department's visibility within the organization for a more streamlined workflow.
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Workzone

  • It has positively affected our workflow - keeping projects moving without requiring constant back and forth of emails and other communications.
  • It has helped our team to avoid missing crucial steps in project and client management.
  • We are definitely more efficient when WorkZone is being used and updated properly!
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Pricing Details

Apptivo

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Apptivo Editions & Modules

Edition
StarterFree1
Premium$101
Ultimate$251
EnterpriseN/A
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Workzone

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Workzone Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apptivo
6.3
Workzone
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Apptivo
Workzone
1.4

Usability

Apptivo
2.7
Workzone
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Apptivo
Workzone
9.0

Performance

Apptivo
Workzone
10.0

Support

Apptivo
Workzone
10.0

Online Training

Apptivo
Workzone
10.0

Implementation

Apptivo
3.6
Workzone
9.0

Scalability

Apptivo
Workzone
5.2

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