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Score 9 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Plutio ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.4

Hive

74%
7.5

Plutio

75%
Plutio ranks higher in 8/14 features

Task Management

8.9
89%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Resource Management

7.5
75%
6 Ratings
7.5
75%
8 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.3
83%
6 Ratings
6.1
61%
3 Ratings

Scheduling

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
6.1
61%
7 Ratings

Workflow Automation

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Team Collaboration

7.5
75%
6 Ratings
7.9
79%
10 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.8
78%
4 Ratings
5.1
51%
4 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
9 Ratings

Email integration

7.5
75%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Mobile Access

5.3
53%
4 Ratings
7.5
75%
9 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

6.3
63%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
6 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.1
71%
4 Ratings
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

6.1
61%
4 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

6.0

Hive

60%
7.1

Plutio

71%
Plutio ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.4
64%
3 Ratings
7.1
71%
7 Ratings

Invoicing

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
10 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

6.1
61%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
5 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

5.5
55%
4 Ratings
5.5
55%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Hive is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Plutio is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Hive

81%
6 Ratings
9.1

Plutio

91%
11 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Hive

90%
1 Rating
8.0

Plutio

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.5

Hive

95%
6 Ratings
10.0

Plutio

100%
13 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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Plutio

Plutio is great for the individual who is constantly on the go, managing a wealth of online information and projects. I can see those who work in education, such as administration, or technology coaches/teacher coaches using a platform like this to stay organized. Freelance or consultants would also benefit as it can manage your digital self.
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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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Plutio

  • Task management is excellent. It can be broken down into so many levels and makes it easy to keep track of what needs to be done.
  • The ability to customize your method of using it is key. Setting it up to both look and work in a way that fits your company and employees is very important and Plutio does this very well.
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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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Plutio

  • The design of the invoices, when I used it, was not as sleek as I would have wanted it to be. There wasn't a proper template that I could use.
  • Similar to the design of the invoice, there wasn't a proper email template I could use.
  • The app itself didn't seem to be very secure, when I used it, it seemed to be buggy/clunky in some areas, not updating properly, etc.
  • When I used this, there wasn't a professional-looking contract, and there was no auto sending of the contract once an action was taken by a client, such as payment. It didn't make for a smooth enough workflow for me.
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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

Plutio

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Plutio 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

    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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    Plutio

    The GUI is not always so intuitive for non IT people, like some customers. The GUI is still being developed constantly. Leo is very committed to taking this platform forward and making it more and more professional
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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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    Plutio

    I have only needed to reach out for support once and got a quick response. There was an issue with the Mac app, but I knew it was in beta. Leo, the owner, was quick to reply thanking me for letting him know about the issue, that the Mac app is still in beta, and that I can use the web version in the meantime until the bug was fixed.
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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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    Plutio

    I have tried Suite Dash, Agiled, FlowLu throughout the process of finding a tool that fits our business the best. Plutio was the easiest to deploy and use by far. The other systems had more features and capability but was pretty difficult to learn how to use and set up. We were up and running with Plutio in a matter of hours with a business process, rather than a spreadsheet and an independent proposal and invoicing process.
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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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    Plutio

    • This has afforded my colleague and I a place to stay organized and keep track of projects we are working on without losing documents.
    • We have been able to hold each other accountable on tasks we are working on and delegate projects.
    • This has sped up our time in gathering everything we need when meeting or running a show.
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