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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenAir PSA

This product is well suited for an organization that is focused on client services, project delivery, time tracking, expense reporting, and revenue recognition. From a pure project management perspective, this product is not as feature rich as say Microsoft Project Server. For organizations that are looking for detailed complex project plan and resource management (along with resource leveling, etc.), this is probably not the best suited product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

We have discovered over the last few years using Tenrox that we could adapt our needs or processes to fit in the Tenrox box rather than adapting Tenrox to fit in ours completely. I feel like Tenrox would be better suited for a company that has fewer clients and projects over the course of a year, as well as fewer users. We have approximately 350 clients, 21,077 projects in Tenrox at this exact moment (we close projects as we can), 188 active users currently, and 415,635 tasks (some of course assigned to now closed projects).
With this much information hosted through the Tenrox cloud server, we experience increased lag time frequently. This causes a lot of unwanted rejection towards Tenrox in our company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

OpenAir PSA
5.2
Upland PSA
3.7
Task Management
OpenAir PSA
5.0
Upland PSA
3.0
Resource Management
OpenAir PSA
7.9
Upland PSA
3.0
Gantt Charts
OpenAir PSA
4.7
Upland PSA
8.0
Scheduling
OpenAir PSA
8.9
Upland PSA
3.0
Workflow Automation
OpenAir PSA
3.7
Upland PSA
2.0
Team Collaboration
OpenAir PSA
4.5
Upland PSA
1.0
Support for Agile Methodology
OpenAir PSA
4.1
Upland PSA
7.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
OpenAir PSA
5.7
Upland PSA
6.9
Document Management
OpenAir PSA
4.0
Upland PSA
2.0
Email integration
OpenAir PSA
3.7
Upland PSA
2.0
Mobile Access
OpenAir PSA
6.2
Upland PSA
4.5
Timesheet Tracking
OpenAir PSA
7.4
Upland PSA
2.0
Change request and Case Management
OpenAir PSA
3.5
Upland PSA
5.2
Budget and Expense Management
OpenAir PSA
3.7
Upland PSA
1.0

Professional Services Automation

OpenAir PSA
6.1
Upland PSA
10.0
Quotes/estimates
OpenAir PSA
5.4
Upland PSA
Invoicing
OpenAir PSA
7.4
Upland PSA
10.0
Project & financial reporting
OpenAir PSA
5.0
Upland PSA
10.0
Integration with accounting software
OpenAir PSA
6.6
Upland PSA

Pros

OpenAir PSA

  • Netsuite OpenAir PSA is highly configurable and has a large ecosystem of assets to work with.
  • Tasks are easily designed to automate processes in your business workflow.
  • OpenAir is designed in such a way that it can communicate and receive information from external systems without having to re-engineer your systems to make them work if you are following standard business practice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

  • We love that our timesheets are pre-populated with all our employee's assigned contracts and we get to control what is on their timesheet as far as funder and contract codes.
  • Tenrox did very well with our integration and getting a timesheet that exports well with our payroll provider.
  • Tenrox has a great email reminder system for when people need to submit or approve timesheets.
Christopher Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OpenAir PSA

  • Compared to QuickArrow, setting up reports to reflect the data accurately seemed to require a bit more consultant time and collaboration. Getting the numbers correct is essential, so budget extra time for this iniative. We also learned that certain calculations can not be displayed in the executive dashboards. Ask these questions upfront to ensure your dashboards are complete for your needs (again, working backwards in the preparation stages).
  • Compared to QuickArrow, NetSuite OpenAir PSA falls short in the resource management capabilities. UI, flexibility, and scheduling options all could be improved. This is on their roadmap, timeline yet to be defined. Scheduling is vitally important to our company and this is THE area where we feel is the applications weakest. However, the application does provide everything critical to scheduling and provided the elements we needed in order to be successful. We altered our scheduling process accordingly.
  • During our System Administration 3 day online training, when a question was asked about detailed functionality, sometimes the trainer would share..."Yes, OpenAir has a configuration for that. Just inquire with your consultant and they can flip that flag in your instance." The responsibility for obtaining these special application configurations was placed on the System Admin [in training] to ask and to take notes. If your company needs the application to work a certain way, speak up and ask your OA consultant. There seems to be MANY flags that can be flipped in the background to allow for the system to meet your needs. My complaint is that these are not published, rather made available if one inquires.
  • OpenAir is able to generate invoices directly and we strongly encourage using this feature to keep everything housed under one application. However, this did not work for our organization and we leveraged a financial integration. A bit of a pioneer integrating with Softrax -- the integration works well, however is quite fragile. We do receive appropriate support when needed, but would prefer the integration to be a bit more stable. We recommend integrating with their stated supported financial systems, as staying the course will likely net a more stable integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

  • Tax calculation per state tax rules. Tenrox's current capabilities relative to tax codes is extremely limited and we have to do several time-consuming work-arounds in order to apply the tax as needed for our business. What is particularly frustrating about this aspect is that our need is based on tax laws and codes set by states and I feel a financial system should be able to sufficiently structure for legally-defined tax codes.
  • Tenrox Project Planning add-on module. This portion of the system has never worked as seamlessly as you would assume given they were designed to work together. We've run in to many bugs and just oddities over the years. It's very finicky in my experience. We only use TPP for a small portion of our projects - those being our smaller or need to have huge task lists per client naming requirements.
  • (The bad that became the good!) In the past, we have had significant customer-service challenges with Tenrox and then Upland, however over the past several months we have noticed a marked change in this. If we had not previously experienced issues with the customer service, I would not have any issue with the level of service that we are currently receiving. Given the history, I am cautiously optimistic that our current level of customer service will continue. I think our service concerns finally reached the 'right' people and I am reasonably confident the positive changes are here to stay!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 8.2
Based on 7 answers
It all depends. We are still looking at moving our consultants to Oracle PAC, in order to get our financial systems in line (we use Oracle Financials currently). We are feeling a lot of pain with integration and segmented systems.

Ultimately,it depends on how much pain is felt there. OpenAir has given us a path to follow on from QuickArrow. I foresee either moving onto Oracle PAC by end of calendar, or staying on OpenAir.

OpenAir to Oracle integration is not easy. From a reporting and process perspective, there’s been pain from being in different systems
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

Upland PSA 7.0
Based on 6 answers
I am not in charge of renewing the Tenrox contract. However, if it was up to me, I would renew in a heartbeat. Tenrox is an asset to our organization and it keeps us focused. I am not aware of other products similar to Tenrox that provide the depth that they do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 9.4
Based on 4 answers
In this day and age I should not have to read a manual to understand a product. It should be intuitive to administrate and perform basic tasks. It feels like a ton of intelligence was poured into making OpenAir feature rich but no where near as much attention was given to the user experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

Upland PSA 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I feel like if the user interface could combine time and expense for users to be entered on one screen rather than two completely separate locations it would greatly improve usability. If the expense entry process could be improved completely, it would greatly improve the usability as well. Everything else within Tenrox, makes everything very user friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The system up time was reliable and that was never anything we ever had any concerns/issues with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The performance was acceptable. If you had a very large data set you were working with it might take a little longer, but within reason.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 5.3
Based on 6 answers
As an admin, I've had more contact with OA support than most. I've found their response to tickets typically timely and helpful, however many of the responses to tickets are "we will file an enhancement request" and then I never hear about it again. So not terrible, but not a very fulfilling experience.
Bryan Parry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

Upland PSA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The support team is always very helpful and strives to ensure they have met your needs and corrected your issues in a timely manner. If they need more information or cannot recreate the issue themselves, then they will follow-up to gather the necessary data themselves. They are constantly striving to meet the needs of all users and understand so many different industries and types of environments out there, it is very impressive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Very knowledgeable and able to articulate how other customers configured the solution to meet their needs as well as the best practices they recommended.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

OpenAir PSA

We did a 3 day online remote course back in April. NetSuite prefers training to occur before migration. We went over the functionality of tool and three months later we migrated. Personally, I didn’t find it that beneficial. Certain parts of it were beneficial as they applied to me – talked a lot about invoicing capabilities that didn’t apply to me. They also have knowledge base / e-learning assets, but I haven’t referred to them
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It went fine. Everything came over the way we wanted. In addition to migrating the current projects we wanted to migrate historical data – did that seamlessly. The finished product looked pretty good – just needed to tweak – and they helped us with that
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

Upland PSA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The main thing with implementation is to make sure you have taken full advantage of the "sandbox testing" site that Tenrox provides to you during development. Try out every scenario you can think of, have other people enter information if needed, so that you can make sure you have not missed any big items. If you have the opportunity, roll out implementation to small groups of users. Depending on how your company is set up, I would choose groups that are not all in the same department so that you can address questions across all areas before adding in more users in the next wave of implementation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

OpenAir PSA

Previously we used a custom application running on top of Oracle ERP. One of the reasons we chose OpenAIR was because it was covering our requirements for time tracking and project/resource management, much better than the custom app. In addition we got other features like: project teams, task assignments etc. Another reason we chose it was its integration with NetSuite which we have chosen to be our new ERP, integration that is still very basic.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

The Tenrox software looks and feels older and is not as user friendly! Harvest, for example, is an upgraded version that is easier to track and compile. This is what I'm comparing it to and it's not even close! We only selected Tenrox because it was cheaper and we had a connection in the company with someone at Tenrox to use that platform. We are currently looking for a change.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Once the system is setup, it's easy to manage and maintain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

OpenAir PSA

  • OpenAir allows our organization to fully understand our resourcing needs, which helps provide background info when scoping new SOWs. This means our SOWs and timelines are more accurate and budgeted correctly.
  • OpenAir saves time for our organization, which ultimately helps us become more efficient in our work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

  • Increased time tracking accuracy
  • Provide accurate detail to corporate auditors for time spent on projects that can be capitalized
  • increased awareness of project pain points and successes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OpenAir PSA

General

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

Upland PSA

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenAir PSA
6.7
Upland PSA
1.0

Likelihood to Renew

OpenAir PSA
8.2
Upland PSA
7.0

Usability

OpenAir PSA
9.4
Upland PSA
8.0

Reliability and Availability

OpenAir PSA
10.0
Upland PSA

Performance

OpenAir PSA
9.0
Upland PSA

Support Rating

OpenAir PSA
5.3
Upland PSA
9.0

In-Person Training

OpenAir PSA
10.0
Upland PSA

Implementation Rating

OpenAir PSA
10.0
Upland PSA
9.0

Scalability

OpenAir PSA
10.0
Upland PSA

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