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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Axero

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.
Wade Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workzone

[Workzone] is an excellent tool for the projects of mid-range to high-range companies. It has the strength to manage workflow and is quite swift. In our case, I haven’t found it lagging and disturbing the normal working of our company. Project management has always been an issue for us but after Workzone we are able to manage it very easily and efficiently and it helped us in enhancing our brand image too. Its reports are highly precise and provide to-the-point information. This software has a little tough User interface that makes it difficult to work on it.
Dezzy Linda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Axero
Workzone
8.6
Task Management
Axero
Workzone
9.6
Resource Management
Axero
Workzone
9.4
Gantt Charts
Axero
Workzone
9.6
Scheduling
Axero
Workzone
9.4
Workflow Automation
Axero
Workzone
9.0
Team Collaboration
Axero
Workzone
9.6
Support for Agile Methodology
Axero
Workzone
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Axero
Workzone
9.2
Document Management
Axero
Workzone
9.4
Email integration
Axero
Workzone
1.4
Mobile Access
Axero
Workzone
8.4
Timesheet Tracking
Axero
Workzone
9.2
Change request and Case Management
Axero
Workzone
10.0
Budget and Expense Management
Axero
Workzone
8.6

Professional Services Automation

Axero
Workzone
6.0
Project & financial reporting
Axero
Workzone
6.0

Pros

Axero

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workzone

  • Provides real time insight on the status of project and breaks down the project column task dependencies, due dates and resources.
  • Real-time updates on project changes and organizing tasks according to priority and date.
  • Producing reports of time spent on each project and these reports can be exported via PDF or Excel
  • A timeline of the whole organization events such as occasions and vacations are visible on the Group Calendar
Emily Mok | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Axero

  • 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)
Col Fink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workzone

  • Time management has room for improvement by allowing time to be estimated by an admin so when you are putting in actual time there is a comparison to keep you on point.
  • Your task list does not detail what the project name is so the project name has to be included next to the task, so you have to manually include the project name in the task name.
  • For safety there was an automatic log off, but it was every 15 minutes of idleness which becomes annoying when you are using it constantly throughout the day.
  • Invoicing to multiple vendors, as one would do at an ad agency, is not user friendly or possible in some instances.
  • You cannot view multiple tasks from different projects in one list, so to check schedules and cross things off you have to back out to the main list for a client and then go back into another project which can be cumbersome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Axero

Axero 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Never any problems. Quite impressed
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Works in real time.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Axero

Axero 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I have always found Communifire support to be exceptional. We have had a personal account manager who has been very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Axero

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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 4 answers
I found the system to be very flexible and the Communifire team very supportive in helping me identify solutions for my goals.
Rebecca Verhoeff | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Axero

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.
Teresa Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workzone

WorkZone is an overall good product. It allows for ease of use, easy integration and has a friendly client interface. It gave us years of service towards delivering rough cuts and storyboards. WorkZone was loved by all of our producers, who became unhappy when we switched, but the need for a library outweighed our fear of confusing our clients with a new website and interface they would have to learn.There is nothing "wrong" with WorkZone or how it is implemented, it's just lacking some features.
Daniel Joyce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Axero

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Axero

  • 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.
Art Aughey, FDN | TrustRadius Reviewer

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!
Kirsten Lowery | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Axero

General

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

Axero Editions & Modules

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

Workzone

General

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

Workzone Editions & Modules

Edition
Team$24.001
Professional$34.001
Enterprise$43.001
  1. Per Month Per User
Additional Pricing Details

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