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Score 6.5 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    Axero

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.2

    WorkflowMax

    92%
    WorkflowMax ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    25 Ratings

    Resource Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    6 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    19 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    19 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    3 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Document Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    19 Ratings

    Email integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    21 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    24 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    18 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    Axero

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.4

    WorkflowMax

    94%
    WorkflowMax ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    23 Ratings

    Invoicing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    27 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    22 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    27 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Axero is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
    • WorkflowMax is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Axero and WorkflowMax are tied in 1 area: Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Axero

    90%
    7 Ratings
    8.7

    WorkflowMax

    87%
    28 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Axero

    91%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    WorkflowMax

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.2

    Axero

    82%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    WorkflowMax

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    Axero

    91%
    2 Ratings

    WorkflowMax

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.1

    Axero

    91%
    2 Ratings

    WorkflowMax

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Axero

    90%
    4 Ratings
    7.0

    WorkflowMax

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    Axero

    91%
    4 Ratings
    9.1

    WorkflowMax

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Axero Solutions

    Specific scenarios where Communifire would be well suited to an organisation, would be companies that are people focused and committed to frequent and open communication channels from both the top-down and bottom-up. It also would suit organizations that are committed to providing the staff opportunities to collaborate, share and actively contribute to company initiatives and planning. If these aren't elements of your organization's culture, the system would still work for you or those companies who just want to push information out and have an effective intranet. Communifire would cater to these scenarios just as well and is more than capable of providing that type of simple solution.
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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

    Axero Solutions

    • Communifire allows people to connect easily through instant chat and messaging. It works similarly to other social media platforms like Facebook so its not hard to learn.
    • Communifire makes it easy to share news and events with our community and the presentation of this information looks very professional.
    • I found Communifire quite easy to configure to our individual needs. There were a lot of options to turn things on or off. This was important to us because in some areas of our community we wanted to allow our contractors many features and in other areas we wanted to really limit what was on offer.
    • We had a big list of things we needed a platform to do. Communifire ticked all the boxes.
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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

    Axero Solutions

    • Some UX issues that could be improved
    • Some architecture decisions don't make complete sense to me (though that's just one man's opinion)
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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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    Pricing Details

    Axero

    Starting Price

    $49 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Axero editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Axero tailors your investment to meet your unique needs. Custom pricing and volume discounting available. Contact Axero for details.

      WorkflowMax

      Starting Price

      $20 per month

      Editions & Modules

      WorkflowMax editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Standard201
      Premium702

      Footnotes

      1. per month
      2. per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Axero Solutions

      Our business depends upon this software to provide information on all aspects of our business. The future of business is a marriage between web site and customer interaction. This software will allow us to move in that direction.
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      Xero

      Because we can't imagine being without it!
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      Usability

      Axero Solutions

      This rating has a caveat - there is always room for improvement, and this team gets it. You always learn from customers how to do things better and easier, so it is a constant learning of how people use the site. Although the search engine is exceptional, most people do not use it as their first line of research. Much of the usability has to do with layout - and is not just a software usability item, so the rating is severely dependent up on the layout/options you choose for your usage. And their team will do anything in their power to get the results and layout you want. The areas that need improvement - and acknowledged by the team - are the administrative tools. There are a ton of options, and it takes a little to learn some of those. For most people, however, this won't be an issue, because the support team will always help you. This is always the case with more power. If there were fewer options it would no doubt be easier, but they give you the keys to all of the cars in the lot; so a little more to learn.
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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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      Reliability and Availability

      Axero Solutions

      Never any problems. Quite impressed
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      Xero

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      Axero Solutions

      Works in real time.
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      Xero

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Axero Solutions

      I have always found Communifire support to be exceptional. We have had a personal account manager who has been very helpful.
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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

      Axero Solutions

      I found the system to be very flexible and the Communifire team very supportive in helping me identify solutions for my goals.
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      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

      Axero Solutions

      We selected Communifire for the excellent sales support, strong feature set and quick set up time. We were able to get started immediately and build out features as need required which led to faster execution and higher adoption rates among our team.
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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

      Axero Solutions

      • We are still building out features of the platform but with implemention of paid features by members, we will be able to cover our operating cost of the platform.
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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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