Likelihood to Recommend
Most of the project management software in existence today is focused on agile/sprint based processes. If your team happens to use Kanban instead, KanbanFlow is one of the best options for tracking work. It's quick to get started and learn and has a manageable feature set that won't overwhelm anyone.
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When we're knee-deep in a big project, like rolling out a new software feature, AdaptiveWork's structure and comprehensive features are invaluable. It's great for keeping track of complex tasks and ensuring everyone from the developers to the QA testers is aligned.However, in a high-energy brainstorming session where ideas are flying fast, or when we're working on quick turnaround tasks, AdaptiveWork can feel a bit cumbersome. It's more suited to methodical, planned-out work rather than spontaneous, quick-change scenarios. So, while it's fantastic for big projects, we often lean towards simpler tools for our agile, fast-paced tasks.
Read full review Pros Project monitoring with detailed management reports. Keep the team organized, focused on projects and demonstrate your goals in the tool. Simultaneous collaboration of the team in activities. Intuitive and user-friendly interface to use. Ease of learning how to use the tool. Read full review Highly customizable, can develop organization specific workflows, modules, etc. Interface (in most instances) is easy to use. Timesheets, project details, and report modules are fairly easy to navigate and understand. Good comms tools like discussions, group pages, automatic reminders and notifications. Read full review Cons I'm not sure if it has this or not because I've only been using it for about 6 months but we haven't quite figured out how to archive things. We have lots of data on that main page from Q3 and Q4 of last year but we need to figure out how to get it away from our main page so we can focus on new things this quarter I know when I was first added there were a few things the admin had to do in order to do that. All I remember is that it wasn't simple for them to get me hooked up. They had to do a few steps and then I was granted access. I don't know what exactly but I had to wait. Read full review Yes, Clarizen has time tracking functionality. But in the end, so does much other software, and they do it with a better, less confusing interface which is one of the reasons our organization ended up switching. The platform was crowded and made it confusing for users who only used it to track time (like me). Our organization also wanted software that would better house PTO information, in addition to time tracking, and Clarizen's program wasn't efficient enough. The point above also goes with expenses. We wanted a more diligent and robust expense report system. For our needs, Clarizen wasn't it. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I give my renewal of this product a 9. It's only because we never know what product may come out next and how other factors in our office political environment may cause impact upon this. If I always had my way, this is what we'd settle on as our de facto project management system.
Read full review Usability
It is easy to configure, intuitive. The customization process is in some ways better than Salesforce.com. It has a great UI. It does however depend on how it's implemented.
The design of it is generally fine, however the ability to data upload people from a spreadsheet is an obvious miss. Read full review Reliability and Availability
Sometimes it is slow when everyone is entering their time on Fridays or Mondays but other than that we rarely see downtime and maintenance notifications are well in advance.
Read full review Performance
Reports: Quick to Reasonable
Most Ancillary Pages: Quick to Reasonable (By "ancillary" I mean lesser used/master data maintenance pages - e.g. People, Customers, Individual Tasks, Milestones, etc.) Work Plan (with 100 sub items): Reasonable to Slow Read full review Support Rating
It's a good experience overall. Clarizen was useful when needed. It's mostly needed for advice on how to do more sophisticated actions or how to change something that was set up administratively. It's seldom used otherwise. The product consistently works, the documentation is acceptable, and the generally intuitive product is easy enough for most staff to pick up without much issue.
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• We worked with a Project Manager on their side. He was very good about developing a project plan to hit our goal. I think we had weekly or twice weekly calls – very steady cadence over 3 month period.
• Their PM skills were great – kept us on task. For the last week, they sent 2 people on site and they did training for power users. After that a couple of them revisited here Read full review Online Training
Our trainer, Alex, is exceptional and knows the product really well. I swear he must have wrote the product himself! His manner with training is very easy going, gives you homework that is applicable to what you need to learn and stages it correctly for you. It was a pleasure to be trained by him.
Read full review Implementation Rating
I performed the implementation with our Clarizen provide trainer, who knew the product 100% and it went quickly and without a problem. It was a pleasurable process without the problems other software implementation often encounter. Kudos to the Clarizen team for making this a worry free process for their clients because it is worry free.
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I really like the simplicity and the subtasks found in KanbanFlow. It seems to be the easiest tool to get clients not using another method to use this without any challenges on their part.
has card dependencies, which is a nice touch.
also has a lot of add-ons, but I find them to be a little glitchy.
has really nice reporting and analytics.
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Planview AdaptiveWork was the right size, at the right price point that fit our customization and integration flexibility. It is intuitive to use but allowed us to add complexity as our needs grew
Read full review Return on Investment Creating visibility of the status of all open work items Allowed for self-service ownership of projects by stakeholders Read full review We use the time tracking reports to help identify types of projects for which we're under charging for implementation fees We use the notes tracking for assisting with post mortems when projects go off the rails We use the tracking of ARR and implementation fees to pull together reports based on go live that let us know how we're tracking towards our yearly goals Read full review ScreenShots Planview AdaptiveWork Screenshots