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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

Workfront

This software works great to track your KPI's and to update and monitor your progress on any assignments that are assigned to your and projects you are working on. For simple to-dos and assignments and tasks, etc. it's really effective with a pick list of choices to choose from to update the status, upload files, log hours work, comment, etc. and inform business stakeholders requesting on the progress of a given workfront request it is less appropriate when it comes too it being complex at first, especially if you don't have any training. Like anything newly learned, it takes time and if you're not experienced with project management software you may find yourself in a bit of frustration using it.
Pricillar Nyokabi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

OpenAir PSA
5.2
Workfront
8.2
Task Management
OpenAir PSA
5.0
Workfront
9.1
Resource Management
OpenAir PSA
7.9
Workfront
8.4
Gantt Charts
OpenAir PSA
4.7
Workfront
8.2
Scheduling
OpenAir PSA
8.9
Workfront
8.0
Workflow Automation
OpenAir PSA
3.7
Workfront
8.0
Team Collaboration
OpenAir PSA
4.5
Workfront
8.7
Support for Agile Methodology
OpenAir PSA
4.1
Workfront
7.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
OpenAir PSA
5.7
Workfront
8.1
Document Management
OpenAir PSA
4.0
Workfront
8.0
Email integration
OpenAir PSA
3.7
Workfront
7.7
Mobile Access
OpenAir PSA
6.2
Workfront
7.2
Timesheet Tracking
OpenAir PSA
7.4
Workfront
8.3
Change request and Case Management
OpenAir PSA
3.5
Workfront
8.4
Budget and Expense Management
OpenAir PSA
3.7
Workfront
8.5

Professional Services Automation

OpenAir PSA
6.1
Workfront
8.1
Quotes/estimates
OpenAir PSA
5.4
Workfront
7.8
Invoicing
OpenAir PSA
7.4
Workfront
8.1
Project & financial reporting
OpenAir PSA
5.0
Workfront
7.9
Integration with accounting software
OpenAir PSA
6.6
Workfront
8.7

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

Workfront

  • Time management resources are incredibly efficient: One can utilize the platform to give realistic work goals and objectives.
  • Data Management: Workfront enables users to view custom reports, manage projects costs, and much more.
  • Project planning is extremely in depth: One can set and visualize projects in a variety of ways.
Joshua Melder | 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

Workfront

  • I'd like for us to be able to pull reports that are a bit more customized. For example, I want to pull a report that enables me to see what task went past due first to see where and how we can improve. That report currently exists but unfortunately, it pulls in every other task that is past due in the project...instead of me just being able to pinpoint where we start to lose time.
  • I'd like to be able to "pin" documents and Updates within a Portfolio for easy reference when looking at a project as a whole.
Jen Franz | 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

Workfront

Workfront 8.6
Based on 59 answers
All that I've said already is why. I suppose the clearest way to say it is that at this point? I cannot imagine running the 300+ active projects in eMarketing without AtTask; it simply wouldn't be possible and even more; I wouldn't imagine why we'd try to find an alternative tool when we have one meeting our needs.
Adam Messano | 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

Workfront

Workfront 8.0
Based on 17 answers
I gave a rating of 10 on overall usability because Workfront is cloud based and very easy to use. Workfront also provides collaboration on projects which is critical to a projects success. The tool gives everyone high level visibility in their projects down to the smallest detail. Wonderful project management system, allows you to cut down on emails, meetings and no more spreadsheets for tracking your projects.
Maryland Tracy | 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

Workfront

Workfront 9.1
Based on 8 answers
I give Workfront a TEN! When I have had an issue, the response time has been quick. The tech support team has always resolved any issues that I report. For the performance of the Workfront system you can go to trust Workfront to receive daily updates as to the status of the servers. When the system acts sluggish I check here to see if there are any performance issues. If there is an issue they let you know they are working on asap. I have been working in Workfront for 2 years and this has happened three times and has been resolved within 30 minutes, and the system has only went down one time and it was for only 25 minutes, once I reported to the tech team, they were already working on the issue to get it resolved. They are awesome, and hat's off to the whole Workfront team!
Maryland Tracy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workfront

Workfront 5.9
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Workfront

Workfront 7.7
Based on 11 answers
It would be nice if the support forms were more dynamic so you could add more information to the support ticket when you enter it to reduce back and forth with the support team member. Also communication on escalated tickets isn't always great. It's gotten better over the years but still needs improvement. Other than that, initial response on support tickets is really quick and the people I've dealt with have always been very professional.
Mike Tompkins | 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

Workfront

Workfront 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Online Training

OpenAir PSA

No score
No answers yet
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

Workfront

Workfront 8.9
Based on 4 answers
The training is very easy to use and you can simply choose the topics included in the course(s) that are most important to your training needs. After each training course, you are tested on what you have learned. If you need a refresher course, they provide Course Catalogs as well as instructor-led courses & workshops.
Maryland Tracy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workfront

Workfront 8.3
Based on 10 answers
Have all of your existing processes locked down. Be prepared to modify them if Workfront can show you a better way.
Bill Gattinger | 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

Workfront

Workfront lands in the middle between MS Project and Basecamp. Basecamp was too simplistic and didn't provide enough core project / task management features. MS Project was too rigid and difficult to share project information. Workfront has the right mix of project / task management features and project visibility.
John Rozeboom, CSM, PMP | 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

Workfront

Workfront 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have been using Workfront for about 3 years. During this time they continue to be a very stable project management system. Workfront's overall scalability is able to handle increased loads of work. When using Workfront for a project management tool for the web team, we store documents, images & video's without any issues. They work with their customer's to provide the best project management system in the market today! I highly recommend Workfront for all project management needs. Workfront strives to deliver unique technology solutions to growing companies!
Maryland Tracy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workfront

  • Thirty US dollars + per month, per user, can get a bit pricey for the mid-size business. I am not sure what their enterprise business pricing is, however, I imagine the ROI is well worth it as many corporations I have worked for use Workfront for both project management as well as timesheet tracking.
Brian Knox | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

OpenAir PSA

General

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

Workfront

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenAir PSA
6.7
Workfront
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

OpenAir PSA
8.2
Workfront
8.6

Usability

OpenAir PSA
9.4
Workfront
8.0

Reliability and Availability

OpenAir PSA
10.0
Workfront
9.1

Performance

OpenAir PSA
9.0
Workfront
5.9

Support Rating

OpenAir PSA
5.3
Workfront
7.7

In-Person Training

OpenAir PSA
10.0
Workfront
5.0

Online Training

OpenAir PSA
Workfront
8.9

Implementation Rating

OpenAir PSA
10.0
Workfront
8.3

Scalability

OpenAir PSA
10.0
Workfront
9.1

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