Workfront Software


 

Workfront (formerly AtTask) is a software solution that allows marketing teams and other departments to prioritize, route, manage, and report on all of their work—from large projects to small, ad hoc requests. 

With more than 50 standard reports and the capability to customize to each organization's unique needs, the platform provides visibility into the entire work lifecycle, ensuring projects finish on time and within budget, and that all stakeholders stay in the loop from start to finish. 

 This scalable solution gives companies a 360-degree view of their operations, helping every member of the organization, from account managers to executives, to communicate, collaborate, assign work, track deadlines, allocate internal and external resources, check status updates, deliver work, manage reviews and approvals and increase personal and team productivity. 

 Workfront provides a solution that can be tailored to suit businesses of any size and type, from small marketing agencies to enterprises. It's also suitable for IT teams, architectural firms, accounting businesses and consulting services.

 

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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000

193 Reviews of Workfront

 
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from MVM
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

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Workfront is an amazing tool that we have used a lot in our projects. With this tool, we have been able to do our duties easier than other tools. Also, it's simple to have a view of the current status of your projects everytime that you need. Definetely, it was an Smart desision having bought Workfront.

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Easy to use

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Sometimes, We have had problems with the availability of the tool.

Advice to Others

If you want to have a great project management system that has all the things you need to be successful with your project, I would say Workfront is perfect for you.

 
 

from Auburn University
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Great if you are accustomed to Salesforce

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This product is excellent for those who have worked with Salesforce. The product generates those same reports and material that you become accustomed through Salesforce. Additionally, it is great for document retention. The dashboards are also incredible feature. Once again, it is definitely a Salesforce type platform, so it may take time to get used to, but these are great features.

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Dashboards, document retention

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Make sure you request a demo before going in head first!

 
 

from Visa
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

Works fine, but can be improved

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I used to use it to track projects I was working on at a marketing agency. I also used it for keeping track of my time. I used it around the time it was transitioning from AtTask to Workfront. The transition brought some good changes but I still think more can be done. The user interface wasn't very sexy. We constantly had issues with replying from emails and having them show up on the task/project.

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Managing my time sheet was pretty easy to do. I liked being able to customize my notifications.

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The default settings for notifications was annoying. I believe they were all checked which meant I got an email every single time anything about the project was changed. I think the user interface can use a facelift.

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It's a good product for tracking projects but I'm sure there could be something better out there.

 
 

from Me
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

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I used this tool working for an agency and we set it up for a very large client.

There are many features. We changed things weekly to get consistent reporting and needed items. So it can be customized to fit any organization.

I would say there is a learning curve but once you understand what you're looking for the tool will hum.

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the unlimited functionality
overall project views

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Getting started
getting things fine tuned

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Figure out how you want to see and report on things and build it off that

 
 

from Ricoh
Specialty: Accounting/Taxes

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This is truly an enterprise level of project management tool. The feature sets covers the whole life cycle of the project management, from roles responsibility, planning, scheduling to task level management. The user interface is rich and easy to use once you are used to it. The collaboration functions are nicely designed and works very well.

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The price is quite higher than other project management tools. The learning curve is bit steep if you want to use it efficiently.

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Start with the trial and get familiar with the UI. Use the more advanced features, like APIs, only after you have a good understanding of how the system works.

 
 

from Bitshop
Specialty: IT Services

Good for managing my company projects

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I like free trial. So used it to examine all features.
Also it is on mobile devices like iphone or ipad.
Dont need to use email to communicate with co-workers.

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Don't include Windows phone app.
Assigned Support Engineer costs too high.

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I suggest to use the Agile Burndown Chart to plan your project in this software.

 
 

from Connect Networks
Specialty: Accounting

Fantastic program

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The thing that I like most Workfront is that there is really easy to use UI

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There isn't much to not like here. I think that once you use it you'll see that it is the best out there.

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I would tell current users that we need to make sure that they read the manual to get started

 
 

from Grant Thornton
Specialty: Accounting/Taxes

Good Tool for project management

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Provides enterprise-level project management and work management. Supports roles with different permissions levels. Customizable. Open API. Sharepoint integration offered. Has version control.

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Chat app or timer not included. High cost for expert advice. not so great for prescheduling projects or planning.

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Little high in pricing, good for project management at Task level

 
 

from Hotelbeds Group
Specialty: Other Services

Great Project Management Information System getting improved

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Logging hours is not painful, there are several choices to input them.
The collaboration features are very good: comments, sharing if documents, approvals...
Work requests via assignments are clear and provide accountability.
Integrated document proofing and versioning is a must for any creative department and this one works really well.

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Reporting is a bit limited; while basic reporting is completely fulfilled and you can present the information in clear graphs, when you try to create complex relations (historic vs forecast, capacity vs demand) things get more complicated, there are limitations and you need workarounds to obtain the desired (or closest to the desired) information.
Sharing of information is cumbersome; although you can send automatic reports by email, it's difficult to distribute more elaborated pieces of information.
Resource management is limited; there are tools in the system, but they are not intuitive and are a legacy of previous versions of the system.
Learning curve is steep, it doesn't take much time to get familiarised with the common request-collaborate actions (which most of the users will do), but it needs much time and training to carry out actual project management processes within the system.

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Working in an in-house marketing department, we have been using Workfront for three years to manage our projects and operations. We need overall visibility on all the activities of our department, plus a powerful collaboration platform.
Our main aim using Workfront is to manage the capacity vs workload of our department and to be able to forecast the demand.
Workfront is fulfilling our basic needs, but we feel that there is a lack of ability to create clear dashboards or to have a better visibility of critical tasks between multiple projects at the same time (which happens when several campaigns overlap).
There are other points to improve, as specified in the what I like least section, but it seems that folks at Workfront are committed to improve those areas and correct the product weaknesses.

 
 

from APM Terminals Zeebrugge
Specialty: Other Services

Project Management solution with tons of value added additions

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Workfront offers one solution that caters for nearly any issue you want to tackle in your organisation. Ranging from the basics of project management, issue tracking, change requests, process alignment, program management, ... . Looking for something that's not available in Workfront would be a hard nut to crack.
We've been using the Workfront for a couple of years now and the product keeps adapting features requested by the user community as well as upgrading their existing features continuously.

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I would have said the way permissions are handled. However a couple of months back with the new release this small point was resolved as well with a new and far easier way to set things up and have the project owners / users handle access on their projects in an easy, non admin intensive way. So I guess I just turned the thing I liked least into a plus as well.

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Start with the basics when evaluating the product and add/integrate features in your processes as you need them. Contact Workfront as soon as you're even thinking on exploring the options. You'll be able to play around in a sandbox environment in no time and the system is pretty much self-explanatory.

 
 

from Datavalet Technologies
Specialty: IT Services

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It is easy to learn the basics and simple to use. The interface is clean and works very well in any setting. The customization of reports and views are key differentiators as well as they have some amazing people who are genuine and want the best for you.

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1) The amount of information and customization can be overwhelming if your foundation is not well established.
2) The agile storyboard and process lack intuitiveness and can be difficult for a new user, however I have been assured this will be changed.

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Since there are an enormous amount of options with this solution, it is important to know your requirements and processes. Once done then stick with a foundation and add additional functionalities afterwards.

 
 

from Warburtons Ltd
Specialty: IT Services

Workfront is an innovative solution to resource and task management.

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The vendor provide clear focussed definition sessions, shaping the solution and the business requirements, but where they excel is their quick delivery approach, spinning up your environment quickly, and a 2 to 3 week consultancy later your up and running.

The product is flexible, and becoming more flexible by the release, tailor to your specifics but utilising standard functionality which is user friendly and easy to use.

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They could probably provide some more advanced tutorials into supporting resource planning, and portfilios but the initial training provided through their sites are good.

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Have a look at it and see for yourself. But it is a quick solution to some basic problems in the office. It will also support a staged implementation of functionality, which works well for companies slow to change.

 
 

from McKesson
Specialty: IT Services

Workfront Makes Your Worklife Easier

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This product has fantastic reporting, customization and is easy to pick up quickly. The education and support are also fantastic! I typically get an immediate response whenever I have an issue which is rare! The education and training portion of Workfront helps get people up to speed on the tool quickly. Trainers will address any ongoing pain-points that may come up that are relevant to how your group uses the tool.

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I'd like to see greater amount of customization to the email messages that go out as alerts to users.

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Talk to as many others as you can find who use the tool to get their candid feedback.

 
 

from Moe's Southwest Grill
Specialty: Advertising & PR

It is very comprehensive and easy to use. A+++

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I love that we can house the creative on the site that way we have one location to go to and find all communication on projects, edits, and current creative to easily share with our external partners.

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I do get a lot of email alerts and its hard to keep track of all of them. I wish there was a way we could flag important action needed emails.

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Take the time to train your team so everyone is on the same page. This tool can really help out the communication with your team when used properly.

 
 

from Green Hat
Specialty: Marketing Services

Still learning after 2 years!

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It allows you to see how a project is going financially and timeframes. It also allows you to Collaborate with clients and store documents all in one place.

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Reporting is not suited to our needs particularly where multiple assignees to one task. It is difficult to project properly without this type of reporting being available and broken down by assignee.

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I think you need to understand the system properly BEFORE you start using it. You need to understand what it is capable of doing so you know how to set up a project and understand it's capabilities.

 
 

from eXplorance Inc.
Specialty: IT Services

Workfront offers incredible flexibility and reporting

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I absolutely love the user interface and the ability to customize layouts to display exactly the information my users need to get their work done efficiently. Allowing field editing inside views and dashboards is pure genius. Creating custom forms is easy and gives me the flexibility to collect all of the information needed for tasks, issues, projects, requests, etc., and the ability to update these as my company evolves. Reporting is very powerful and we are now using charts and graphs to quickly identify projects and tasks that need attention.

Customer support and other services like training, webinars, consulting, user forums, etc. are all top rate. LEAP 2015 was truly impressive and I highly recommend attending LEAP 2016 (I know I'm looking forward to it!)

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Nothing major comes to mind. There were a few UI-related features that I felt were missing, but the most important ones (to me) have been addressed. Occasionally there are some minor bugs after a software upgrade, but they are always fixed very quickly.

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Ensure you have someone who has the time to learn the system and administer it properly. The software is very configurable and spending some time optimizing it for your business processes will increase adoption and value. The software is great, but it's important that everyone uses it properly, which means a good understanding of requirements, use cases, etc. should be made before implementation.

 
 

from OMC
Specialty: IT Services

A great work management solution

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A great end-to-end solution which is very customisable. We have created a workflow that goes from initial client request, through scoping, costing, delivery and post-project reporting on customised metrics.

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It is a US-based company, and being in the UK, access can sometimes be a bit slow, though European located servers should be up and running soon which should help.

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It is not perfect, but it is the most fully-featured, easy-to-use and customisable work management software that I have used. Take it for a test-drive, I highly recommend it :)

 
 

from Blackbaud
Specialty: Marketing Services

Workfront is a (work)life saver!

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I like the flexibility I have to make the product my own and how easy it is to set up reporting. I love how responsive WF support is when I have problems I can't solve myself.

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I don't like that there are some things so hard-coded in the product that we can't turn the feature off. Example: commit dates.

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Don't limit yourself to getting a system that solves your immediate product needs... think through how the product can grow with you. We initially bought the software for one team to use, and now we've almost got 5 other teams working with us in the software.

 
 

from Focus Brands
Specialty: Advertising & PR

Workfront the Beautiful!

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How easily customizable it is. We've needed a lot of changes made in order for it to fit our needs and everything has been an option.

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There is a limitation when it comes to completing a task versus completing the entire project. That could be a little smoother.

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Buy it. Workfront is far better than Function Point or Basecamp. I've used both of those and am a complete convert now that I've used workfront.

 
 

from Focus Brands
Specialty: Advertising & PR

Impressed thus far

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Workfront seems have everything our company is looking for. It makes project management and communication with the marketing and creative departments seamless. The digital sharing of work in progress as well as feedback could not be easier.

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To be honest, I really don't have any complaints. As with any new product, there's always a big learning curve. Most things with Workfront are pretty self-explanatory. I dig have to dig around or ask our traffic manager for some assistance on a few things.

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Ask around first. Then take Workfront for a trial run. After a week, you know you'll have a winner.