My favorite project management system by miles.
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September 25, 2019

My favorite project management system by miles.

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Workfront

There's a lot I love about Workfront. As someone who works on the creative services side of the business, Workfront allows for an orderly intake process using its custom forms (a questionnaire) that allows the project manager to identify the exact asks that are being made. Workfront allows us to easily flip requests into full blown projects, using its task feature to assign each user their own role in the larger project. From a creative perspective, I can use agile project management and set tasks to happen concurrently, or waterfall project management and customize tasks so that one task cannot be started until the previous task is complete. Overall, Workfront offers a really clear process that creates the accountability throughout my team's creative process.
  • It's easy to stay up to speed with and make changes based on system changes and your organization changing.
  • The support team is very nice and professional.
  • Setting up can be time consuming if you don't already have a process in place.
  • Plan on user adoption to be your biggest hurdle as people are uncomfortable with change.
  • 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.
I love that Workfront is easy to configure and change as your organization grows. It's easy to stay up to speed with and make changes based on system changes and your organization changing. I also am in love with the reporting and custom data features. Custom forms and the ability to manipulate them to get data has been invaluable in every organization I've been in to date that has used 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.

Workfront Feature Ratings

Task Management
9
Resource Management
10
Gantt Charts
10
Scheduling
9
Workflow Automation
10
Team Collaboration
10
Support for Agile Methodology
10
Support for Waterfall Methodology
2
Document Management
10
Email integration
10
Mobile Access
10
Timesheet Tracking
10
Change request and Case Management
10
Budget and Expense Management
10
Quotes/estimates
10
Invoicing
10
Project & financial reporting
10
Integration with accounting software
10