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Score 7.4 out of 101
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Score 7.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Percolate

It is absolutely phenomenal for global social management. If you are wanting to provide a center hub for oversight that can assist other markets with content, approvals and idea generation, then Percolate excels in that area. Overall, it is also a very cost efficient tool given other competitors in the category.The platform is also well-built to suit an "all-in-one" workflow solution. With lean teams, Percolate can be the single go-to tool you need for planning, publishing and reporting. The built-in asset editor and approval process really takes the burden off juggling lots of different types of software and/or email.
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Workfront

Workfront is definitely well suited for a marketing or creative department. For our company, we implemented it for our creative, online experience and demand creation teams in the marketing department, which in turn meant that our requesters needed to learn the system as well. Workfront works well for our teams in that it offers a way to communicate easily amongst each other and facilitates the project lifecycle process.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Content Creation

Percolate
8.3
Workfront
Ideation
Percolate
8.7
Workfront
Approval workflows
Percolate
7.7
Workfront
Content collaboration
Percolate
8.8
Workfront
Content calendar
Percolate
8.3
Workfront
Network for content licensing/production
Percolate
8.2
Workfront

Content Publishing

Percolate
8.3
Workfront
Content hub
Percolate
7.3
Workfront
Content distribution
Percolate
9.5
Workfront
Content promotion
Percolate
8.7
Workfront
Content automation
Percolate
7.9
Workfront

Content Reporting & Analytics

Percolate
7.5
Workfront
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Percolate
8.4
Workfront
Content performance analytics
Percolate
6.6
Workfront

Project Management

Percolate
Workfront
7.8
Task Management
Percolate
Workfront
8.8
Resource Management
Percolate
Workfront
6.7
Gantt Charts
Percolate
Workfront
7.2
Scheduling
Percolate
Workfront
7.5
Workflow Automation
Percolate
Workfront
7.6
Team Collaboration
Percolate
Workfront
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Percolate
Workfront
7.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Percolate
Workfront
7.8
Document Management
Percolate
Workfront
7.6
Email integration
Percolate
Workfront
7.8
Mobile Access
Percolate
Workfront
7.4
Timesheet Tracking
Percolate
Workfront
8.5
Change request and Case Management
Percolate
Workfront
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
Percolate
Workfront
7.9

Professional Services Automation

Percolate
Workfront
6.5
Quotes/estimates
Percolate
Workfront
6.1
Invoicing
Percolate
Workfront
5.8
Project & financial reporting
Percolate
Workfront
7.7
Integration with accounting software
Percolate
Workfront
6.1

Pros

Percolate

  • Create social content from briefing all the way through to the approval process.
  • Social planner for managing topics and content streams across multiple channels.
  • Robust API and integrations.
  • Image library (with cost-free access/rights to stock photo libraries).
  • Frequent updates to the platform.
  • Built-in community management.
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Workfront

  • Workfront allows project managers to manage the project more than the people because it has built-in notifications that are sent to the individuals that perform the work in the schedule so the PM doesn't have to bug the person. If the individual neglects to respond, WF even has the ability to notify the person's manager, not that I've ever had to use that functionality.
  • Outlook Plug-In functionality: I love the ability to insert an email and all of the attachments directly into a specific WF task in my project directly from my mail client. No more copy and paste of the email message to the Updates tab and saving the attachments and having to attach them to the Documents section...the tool does it all.
  • Workfront's customization is amazing. If it doesn't have it, you can build it. I love that I don't have to wait for someone else to build it, I can build it myself. I can create fields, forms, reports, dashboards, processes, automatic approvals, etc.... It's really amazing what this tool can do. On top of that Workfront has the BEST reputation for adoption of user suggestions. They even created an Idea Exchange to capture the ideas.
  • No more searching for documentation on Sharepoint or a shared file directory. Every file that is related to my project is attached to the exact task in my schedule. All of your documentation, notes, emails, comments, etc. are captured in one location for future reference.
  • Want to centralize how you capture your work? You can create a request queue to allow users to submit request for support, enhancements, issues, etc. If you have a process that requires an approval by someone before the work can be performed, i.e. project intake, enhancement work, or access to some type of systems application, you can attach an approval process to the queue to automatically send the request when the work is requested alleviating the need for an administrator to intervene before any action can be taken to help the end user.
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Cons

Percolate

  • At times the platform can be buggy.
  • Analytics tool could be more robust.
  • Would be nice to have a stronger social listening component.
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Workfront

  • Having worked in two different environments with Workfront as the main project management tool, I have to say that having more examples of best practices for implementation by industry would be helpful. I want to know how other people manage Risks (need to be able to outline a mitigation plan in the project schedule automatically), best practices for teams, groups, approval processes.
  • When moving tasks around in a project or from project to project, I would like to see the hierarchy structure more clearly defined. I don't like having to scroll through hundreds of parent tasks and children tasks to find the location where I want to move the new tasks.
  • In the Agile environment, I would like to know when the sprint will begin and end. In addition, I'd like to see what stories/points the team started the sprint with and what they ended with.
  • Setting up new users...when I'm creating a new user, I'm not sure what their initial view in Workfront will look like and often it isn't what I want them to see. I would like to either better understand how to create users with an immediate view that I've predefined (I almost think this is Layout templates and I'm just not familiar with them) or understand how others set up users to do this.
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Likelihood to Renew

Percolate

Percolate 8.0
Based on 1 answer
As we have grown to implement Percolate with more and more people within our company, we have also run into more features we'd like to see in the app. The Percolate team has been extremely understanding about these requests, and even visited our offices to sit and listen to exactly what we are looking for. Assuming these new features make it into production with them, we'll definitely stay with Percolate for the long term
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Workfront

Workfront 7.9
Based on 59 answers
we could not manage without it.
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Usability

Percolate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workfront

Workfront 8.0
Based on 17 answers
Workfront (formerly AtTask) is simply the finest project management tool I've ever used. It has the best features of Project (e.g. ease of use to see Gannt charts or task lists) but with robust reporting and easy communication via Updates? it's a hit.
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Reliability and Availability

Percolate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workfront

Workfront 9.1
Based on 8 answers
Reliable uptime with posted maintenance windows. Frequent updates to hosted environment with minimal disruption.
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Support

Percolate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workfront

Workfront 7.7
Based on 11 answers
Very knowledgeable help desk. Very responsive to my needs.
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Online Training

Percolate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
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Implementation

Percolate

Percolate 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Rarely has a company shown this much support during implementation. This almost got to the point where it was too much hand holding. Sometimes, social teams just want the keys to the car so they can drive it themselves instead of waiting on someone to drive along with them...
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Workfront

Workfront 8.3
Based on 10 answers
I would recommend all user's using Workfront to go through the training material provided. Have all user's practice in the Sandbox environment and have your workflow documented for the consultant before he arrives on site.
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Alternatives Considered

Percolate

The main features that attracted us to Percolate were the editorial calendar and the multimedia database. Additionally, the ability to take content beyond the usual social channels and interface with Wordpress AND bring in (paid) third party content made the purchase choice easy. Based off our decision to split support and content, Percolate offered the best value for money. Additionally, Percolate has been affordable - there is no limit to the number of users, we get top tier support included and we have a team at Percolate always working on brand success
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Workfront

Workfront is more flexible and robust
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Scalability

Percolate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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!
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Return on Investment

Percolate

  • Time saved by cross posting to multiple platforms at once
  • Ability to track success of specific campaigns
  • Collaboration between teams
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Workfront

  • Improved project visibility and accountability
  • Increased team collaboration
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Pricing Details

Percolate

General

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

Workfront

General

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

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