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Likelihood to Recommend

StoriesOnBoard

As mentioned earlier, we also use StoriesOnBoard to create other processes (customer and employee journey). We use the swim lanes to differentiate between measures, tools and processes and working with them is very easy and understandable for this purpose.
Less easy is the use of context, i.e. when one part of a story map depends on another story map. This cannot be avoided (at least for us) to avoid creating redundancy (and the risk of creating different stages). At appropriate places, we refer to the other map in the title.
Jennifer Schenkenberger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

A specific example is Heart Month at BJC HealthCare. There were marketing materials, media stories, patient testimonials and events. Using Workfront allowed everyone to keep the list of projects straight. Team members could log their specific projects and provide updates, and tag specific colleagues who might want to utilize their materials or at least be "in the know" about the project.Less appropriate - a specific media story. This is a bulk of my work. Oftentimes media stories pop up quickly and are resolved quickly - and stopping to track in Workfront is a cumbersome task, especially when other colleagues will not be involved. However, it has proved to be useful in tracking for the media relations team specifically.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
7.9
Task Management
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
8.9
Resource Management
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
8.3
Gantt Charts
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
7.1
Scheduling
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
7.6
Workflow Automation
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
7.5
Team Collaboration
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
8.6
Support for Agile Methodology
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
7.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
7.9
Document Management
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
8.4
Email integration
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
8.2
Mobile Access
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
7.2
Timesheet Tracking
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
8.2
Change request and Case Management
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
7.8
Budget and Expense Management
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
7.3

Professional Services Automation

StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
8.1
Quotes/estimates
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
8.1
Invoicing
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
8.3
Project & financial reporting
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
7.9
Integration with accounting software
StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
8.0

Pros

StoriesOnBoard

  • User role management
  • Jira integration
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Filtering by personas
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

  • Workfront has a nice interface and it is especially easy to get started with development projects.
  • You can easily configure dashboards and monitor planned activities.
  • Create to-do lists to organize and customize the workflow for each project.
  • It allows integration with other tools for collaboration throughout the organization and the exchange of information.
  • It features easy-to-define templates for to-do lists and projects.
  • The best features are project organization, calendar, and email integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

StoriesOnBoard

  • Switching the view to a vertical mode (easier to scroll).
  • Better availability of information on user story mapping.
  • Possibility to link to activities and steps from other maps (Context).
Jennifer Schenkenberger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

  • If agencies do not follow its' intended use, the platform can be overkill in features and complicated to use
  • There are too many options for notifications to users and many of them do not fall into the "just right" category
  • If Project Managers are not using the system as intended, run/timing reports are not accurate and makes it challenging to go back and make updates for the team and run reports for leadership.
Casey Gold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

StoriesOnBoard

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workfront

Workfront 9.0
Based on 60 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

StoriesOnBoard

StoriesOnBoard 7.3
Based on 1 answer
StoriesOnBoard works really well; all features are well thought through. It could look a bit fresher, although the new updated dashboard is already much better than it was.
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

StoriesOnBoard

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workfront

Workfront 9.1
Based on 17 answers
Maintenance is required, but usually after work hours, Some days the proofing tool function is not operational, but this is a new function of the tool that WF is working out. the kinks on. Chrome is the best browser to use the system in and we find Firefox and Explorer lose some view functionality - Gantt Chart, Resource Grid
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

StoriesOnBoard

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workfront

Workfront 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Workfront's performance has been very good. Everything always feels very fast and snappy in my experience. We have integrated it with custom scripts to create folder structure for media managing our projects. It works very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

StoriesOnBoard

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workfront

Workfront 7.8
Based on 22 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

StoriesOnBoard

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workfront

Workfront 5.0
Based on 1 answer
It was from my boss, not a rep from AtTask.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

StoriesOnBoard

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.
Maryland Tracy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

StoriesOnBoard

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workfront

Workfront 8.3
Based on 20 answers
Most people learn as you go, a lot of this stuff requires trial and error throughout so my suggestion is to provide as much information in the upfront and keep it as simple as possible. You can add other tools and features as you go but everyone should have the basics down so no bad habits can start to develop. Be persistent with everyone, and don't be afraid to correct and talk through steps again so everyone is on the same page
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

StoriesOnBoard

The only other competitor we looked at was cardboardit.com. Both had solid functionality, but StoriesOnBoard was more user-friendly and quick to learn and use in our opinion.
Wells Blanchard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

Jira is mostly used as a bug locking tool or to track any new development for any specific region/EPIC. But Workfront has a lot of other features which are beneficial in project management. I still consider Jira and Workfront my top two options for project management and believe both have some of the other useful features which are required to manage any team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

StoriesOnBoard

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workfront

Workfront 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Our organization has thousands of users that use Workfront and it seems to hold up very well. I have not encountered any issues using it and I think it makes it very easy for multiple people to be involved in a project and keep things organized and clear for everyone involved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

StoriesOnBoard

  • StoriesOnBoard (and story mapping in general) creates a low-cost visual method of aligning on high-level business and technical requirements early in a project and provides an ongoing reference as the project progresses. Having this alignment is critical for the later stages of the project.
Wells Blanchard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

  • I'll admit... they sort of had to drag me kicking and screaming into using Workfront. I feared that it was going to be one of those things where it took more time to document/track what you're doing than it took to actually do it. Fortunately that turned out not to be the case. We've found a good balance between tracking things and not having to "feed the beast" all the time.
  • Workfront has absolutely changed the way my team works from a process standpoint. Previously, there was no way for us to quantify creative work, evaluate workloads of the creative staff or effectively capture the back and forth that accompanies a creative project. Workfront has solved all of these for us and more.
Pricillar Nyokabi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

StoriesOnBoard

General

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

StoriesOnBoard Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic - billed annually$191
Standard - billed annually$261
Pro - billed annually$451
Enterprise - billed annually$4992
  1. per edior
  2. 40+ users
Additional Pricing Details

Workfront

General

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

Workfront Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

StoriesOnBoard
9.1
Workfront
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
9.0

Usability

StoriesOnBoard
7.3
Workfront
8.0

Reliability and Availability

StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
9.1

Performance

StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
9.1

Support Rating

StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
7.8

In-Person Training

StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
5.0

Online Training

StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
8.9

Implementation Rating

StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
8.3

Scalability

StoriesOnBoard
Workfront
8.2

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