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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Novatime

I believe that Novatime would be well suited for a business that has multiple people working the same or similar shifts. I would think that such places like a fast-food restaurant, hotel/hospitality industry, movie theater, and/or retail store would be a place where something like this would be a place where this software might flourish. In small businesses that have personalized care settings and jobs where the hours may change from day to day, I would recommend this particular timekeeping software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Projects

My work involves projects of 5-15 people with numerous projects running simultaneously. Prior to Zoho, I did not have a central location from which to view all project statuses at once. Zoho looks to provide this and also looks like it will deliver. I am anxious to see how our organization's use of it develops. At this time, I feel I am likely to recommend Zoho Projects because my organization has made great software decisions in the past so I have a level of trust already that the research has been done that Zoho is the best solution for our line of work.
James McQuillin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Novatime
Zoho Projects
7.3
Task Management
Novatime
Zoho Projects
7.5
Resource Management
Novatime
Zoho Projects
7.0
Gantt Charts
Novatime
Zoho Projects
6.9
Scheduling
Novatime
Zoho Projects
7.6
Workflow Automation
Novatime
Zoho Projects
7.9
Team Collaboration
Novatime
Zoho Projects
7.3
Support for Agile Methodology
Novatime
Zoho Projects
6.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Novatime
Zoho Projects
8.2
Document Management
Novatime
Zoho Projects
8.1
Email integration
Novatime
Zoho Projects
7.6
Mobile Access
Novatime
Zoho Projects
7.1
Timesheet Tracking
Novatime
Zoho Projects
7.1
Change request and Case Management
Novatime
Zoho Projects
6.9
Budget and Expense Management
Novatime
Zoho Projects
6.9

Professional Services Automation

Novatime
Zoho Projects
6.4
Quotes/estimates
Novatime
Zoho Projects
5.5
Invoicing
Novatime
Zoho Projects
6.1
Project & financial reporting
Novatime
Zoho Projects
6.5
Integration with accounting software
Novatime
Zoho Projects
7.4

Pros

Novatime

  • Processing payroll is quite simple.
  • PTO request off is straight forward.
  • It's rather intuitive in use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Projects

  • We use it to manage our sales orders as there are lots of moving parts which are necessary to get client orders done properly.
  • I use it anytime I have a new idea I want to put into motion. As I can create a list for brainstorming, feedback, specific actions necessary in order to test and or implement the idea.
  • Unrelated to business, it's a great way to plan travel in order to make sure you don't forget those important things like passport, flight arrangement, client meeting confirmation, and meeting prep as far as what specific documents or things do you need to bring with you.
  • And since everyone is on the go and expected to keep up with work, the mobile/tablet app makes it a breeze to keep up, work on, and create new projects.
Stephen Lalla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Novatime

  • You cannot write your own reports. All of the reports are canned ones and if you want one that is not included, you have to go through their design team and pay for it to be added to the list.
  • Since they have "upgraded" their tabs and added things to their pages, their site has slowed down and it takes much longer for some of their pages to load because of the amount of information that is now stored on each of their individual pages. It is nice to have all that information on one page, but it does take longer for it to come up.
  • The scheduling system is set up for organizations that have set schedules and/or multiple people on the same schedule (i.e. 3 people who work 9-3; 5 people who work 3-7; 4 people who work 4-11). If you have only one person who works each individual shift, the scheduling feature is not as helpful. It still works to show actual vs. worked hours and such; however, it will not work as easily to help fill in missing spots if one of your employees is on leave and/or absent.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Projects

  • There is no ability to add custom fields in the "Bugs" module - for example, if we want to add fields such as Version Number.
  • Reporting is not integrated - its a fairly expensive add-on.
  • There is no easy way to track actual and completed dates for tasks - so historical variance analysis is not easy.
Sudip Chakraborty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Novatime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 9.9
Based on 3 answers
I've reviewed about 8 other project management solutions and Zoho Projects is the best I've seen without being overly complicated. Zoho Projects keeps getting better! Recent new enhancements makes it even easier to navigate. There are new keyboard shortcuts that cut my time way down. The tools are very easy to use.
Cassandra Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Novatime

Novatime 7.0
Based on 1 answer
On the employee's side of things, Novatime is pretty intuitive and fairly easy to use. All they have to do is either press a button to punch in or punch out. If they are entering in their hours, all they have to do is type in the number of hours per day.On the manager's side of things, Novatime is also fairly easy to use. It highlights in red any missed punches and in green any OT that the employee has. There are links on the homepage of the manager's page that will lead them to a list of all their employees' missed punches for a pay period and they can fix them all before payroll is due.Novatime becomes a bit more complicated on the administrator's side. The issues I have run into with Novatime normally come after updates/upgrades to their system. They have been getting better, but the administrator's side is still a bit clunky and takes a while to find what you are looking for. It is not as intuitive as the other sides and takes a bit of computer knowledge to figure it out.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 5.5
Based on 4 answers
Zoho Projects is an easy project management tool to use. It provides all the functionality that we required for handling projects. We can easily create personal forms for projects and tasks, allowing us to add and report on our own desire. Apart from this we can create and edit documents in real time which saves our time. This allows us to share text docs, presentations, tables with the whole team and we can work on them together
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Novatime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Has not been down to my knowledge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Novatime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Speed meets my expectations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Novatime

Novatime 8.5
Based on 4 answers
We have a great team of guys that are always willing to go the extra mile and keep everyone happy with professional and friendly service.
Adam Bander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 6.3
Based on 10 answers
Although it might lack intuitiveness, once you get a hang of how Zoho Projects works, you can do a LOT. The impact good project management has on profitability is huge, and it has helped not only improve communication and coordination when working on a project, but more importantly have adequate tracking of time, due dates and potential bottle necks
María Fernanda Cruz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Novatime

Ascentis Timekeeper is superior in it's ability in its configuration of highly complex organizational policies.
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects provides a more limited set of functionality and customization options than other task/bug trackers on the market, but what it lacks in functionality it makes up for in ease of use. It probably has 80-90% of the features of its competitors but takes about a third of the time to get up and running and realizing value.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Novatime

  • Customer service
  • HR support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Projects

  • We needed a system to organize our growing business, so anything was better than what we had, which was nothing.
  • Recording time spend is a huge reason for using project software. It has made me aware of the tasks that are taking too long and where we are not being profitable as a company.
  • It has kept our team accountable for what needs to get completed and when projects are not in motion or completed timely. It's helpful to know in order to get billing out faster.
Tammy Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Novatime

General

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

Zoho Projects

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Novatime
8.0
Zoho Projects
6.6

Likelihood to Renew

Novatime
Zoho Projects
9.9

Usability

Novatime
7.0
Zoho Projects
5.5

Reliability and Availability

Novatime
Zoho Projects
9.0

Performance

Novatime
Zoho Projects
9.0

Support Rating

Novatime
8.5
Zoho Projects
6.3

Online Training

Novatime
Zoho Projects
9.0

Implementation Rating

Novatime
Zoho Projects
8.0

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