Workfront is an amazing product for productivity!
March 09, 2015

Workfront is an amazing product for productivity!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Workfront

Workfront was the primary tool to move work through out our department. The project plan was critical to prioritize where work was at for a project. The email notifications were critical to passing the work from one step to the next. These notifications allowed someone to determine when they could start their portion of work. Also, the reporting feature was amazing to allow us to see the tasks that were behind schedule and either readjust/prioritize the schedule or get that resource more help to complete the tasks.
  • Email notifications of when a predecessor task was completed and now time for the next resource is able to start. Also, keep conversations on tasks/projects in a thread rather than in email strings which is a pain to keep organized.
  • Reporting: great tool to see which tasks are behind schedule.
  • Create dashboards that can be tailored to teams, management, or even clients.
  • Templates of Project Plans.
  • Inline editing of the project plan which is very fluid.
  • The reporting is great, but at the time I had to learn how to do back end coding to make the report work as we wanted to (highlighting, bolding, etc.).
  • Task list for individual contributors can be overwhelming. Allow to sort by project as you may have several tasks to one project.
  • Ensure there is a conversation thread for the overall project rather than just at a task level.
  • Improved efficiency by calling out what tasks are past due in reports.
  • Improved ability to keep team in alignment of when they can begin work on something.
  • Improved process by being able to create templates for specific tasks that need to happen.
I currently am using Innotas and think the inline editing of a project plan is so far advanced in Workfront than in Innotas. I think the reporting of tasks is so much more advanced in Workfront. The crazy part is Innotas is so far behind Workfront's 2012 verison for both of those points.
This is a great tool for waterfall project plans. It is suitable when resources are very dependent on a specific task to complete before others can start. I love that the tool will send an email notification to multiple people/teams that they can begin when a task completes. Great for testing. The main question that came up when I was at another company was the cost of licenses and types of users.

Adobe Workfront Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Gantt Charts
Workflow Automation
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Document Management
Email integration
Mobile Access
Timesheet Tracking
Change request and Case Management
Budget and Expense Management