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15 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Hive ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management
  • Paymo ranks higher in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.4

Hive

74%
5.9

Paymo

59%
Hive ranks higher in 10/14 features

Task Management

8.9
89%
6 Ratings
3.5
35%
9 Ratings

Resource Management

7.5
75%
6 Ratings
5.3
53%
6 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.3
83%
6 Ratings
4.4
44%
3 Ratings

Scheduling

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
6 Ratings

Workflow Automation

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Collaboration

7.5
75%
6 Ratings
4.1
41%
6 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.8
78%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
6 Ratings

Email integration

7.5
75%
5 Ratings
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Mobile Access

5.3
53%
4 Ratings
5.4
54%
7 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

6.3
63%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.1
71%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

6.1
61%
4 Ratings
8.8
88%
8 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

6.0

Hive

60%
9.2

Paymo

92%
Paymo ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.4
64%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
3 Ratings

Invoicing

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

6.1
61%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
3 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

5.5
55%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Hive is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Hive and Paymo are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Hive

81%
6 Ratings
7.5

Paymo

75%
10 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Hive

90%
1 Rating
9.0

Paymo

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.5

Hive

95%
6 Ratings
8.9

Paymo

89%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Hive Technology

Hive will fit right in to any workflow that manages multiple projects. It's also a great fit for collaboration on a per-project basis as external users can collaborate with paid users. Across a very large team it would take more planning on how to fit multiple workflows and groups into the workspace but it can be done.
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Paymo

Beautiful interface throughout, easy setup, most natural progressions are fluid and easy to use. Browser functionality allows us to use it cross-platform. Very reasonable pricing model as well. We have had a little trouble using Paymo for the entire creative process to have proofs reviewed and approved. Also, have to use external forms to have work submitted from campus.
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Pros

Hive Technology

  • I am able to assign projects to specific individuals.
  • We are able to comment on projects with each other through Hive.
  • I can forward emails directly to Hive to create projects.
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Paymo

  • The ability to code exactly what time I worked on a project enables me to bill clients more accurately and within different minimums, which besides more accurately tracking time, this has been extremely helpful as I negotiate contracts for services and offer different deals with potential clients. Some are billed to the minute, some in 15-minute minimums, and some in 20-minute blocks.
  • The live reports are great, showing time spent in the minimums that I've set, while also including as much detail as I wish to share.
  • I've now started just writing my notes into the tracker, which are then carried into the live reports - this eases my needing to send logs to clients, as well as helping me to keep projects on track.
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Cons

Hive Technology

  • You can't move urgent actions to the top.
  • It takes a little too much time to load up on the desktop version.
  • There's definitely room for improvement in keyboard shortcuts.
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Paymo

  • It would be really helpful if on the timer tool, they asked you to switch projects when you stop the timer, so it could fill that time in right away for you.
  • I never use the 'My Tasks' because I don't fully understand how to integrate it to be useful to what our purposes are in Paymo. Some Youtube tutorials might be helpful
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Pricing Details

Hive

Starting Price

$19 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Hive editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Lite19.001
Pro49.002
Elite69.003

Footnotes

  1. per month per user
  2. per month per user
  3. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Paymo

Starting Price

$0 Up to 10 users

Editions & Modules

Paymo editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Small Office$11.951
Business$18.952
Free03

Footnotes

  1. per user/per month
  2. per user/per month
  3. Up to 10 users

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Free version available for freelancers.

Usability

Hive Technology

I love Hive so much because it has made a huge difference regarding team communication and project management at the same time. We experienced almost no bugs and in the few cases that we did have some trouble, the customer service team was very responsive and solved our problems very quickly.
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Paymo

It is a complete, a bit overambitious app but with many features that are needed. I didn't need most of the features but managed to make the most of the two I was using. Also, I think it is a well-rounded app and I am considering moving some team collab there.
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Support Rating

Hive Technology

Our CSR is easily accessible and they have support built into the app itself. They also have a pretty robust support site. We also took advantage of the free trial and learned so much by putting Hive through the paces and figuring out the best way to mold it to our needs.
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Paymo

Good! Fast, excellent, speedy responses. They always wanted to know why and how they could improve on something (good on receiving feedback, too). Not that they were much needed, but my limited experience with them is good; they were really keen to understand what the problem was really about and how they could help with it.
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Alternatives Considered

Hive Technology

I would say that in comparison to Asana, Hive is a better interface an UI. I think Asana is more robust in terms of what it can do in conjunction with Confluence but I think Hive is a better entry-level model for new employees. Hive is much simpler and more straight forward and its integration with Slack is preferred.
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Paymo

We still use Trello and Slack, but Basecamp and HubSpot are too much for our operation to manage or integrate. Paymo is missing some of the tracking features of HubSpot and isn't as universally used as Basecamp but we've been with them for 8 years and they seem to know what matters most to their user base
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Return on Investment

Hive Technology

  • Positive ROI comes from our whole team being on the same board. We used to have separate boards for each group.
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Paymo

  • Gives me more accurate time that I've spent on projects compared to older methods I've used.
  • Has data that I can pull together, for example my boss wanted to know the percentage of time I'd spent working on projects for one client compared to everything else - I was able to give them an accurate percentage.
  • Forces you to stay on top of jobs, which can lengthen the time to complete something
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