Advantage Software

3.86 / 5 (7)

About Advantage


Advantage provides an all-in-one purpose-built software platform for managing advertising agencies, creative teams, public relations firms, and marketing firms of all sizes. Over 850 agencies and creative teams use Advantage for Accounting & Financial Management, Project Management, and Media Planning, Buying, and Management. Advantage’s 100% US-based team of agency and creative-team veterans provides unlimited live support 12 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Implementation, support, and customization services are provided by experienced Advantage personnel who work closely with clients to understand: why they do things the way they currently do them, and what they would like to accomplish as an organization. Once this baseline understanding has been established, Advantage industry veterans leverage the powerful centralization, automation, and reporting capabilities of the Advantage platform to assist in achievement of these goals. Advantage has been helping advertising agencies and creative teams maximize productivity, efficiency and profitability for over 40 years. 



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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

7 Reviews of Advantage

Average User Ratings

Overall

3.86 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.5

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.5

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June 2018

Anonymous

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Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2018

Administrator, trainer and support point of contact at my Agency for Advantage.

Automation for tedious work functions, workflow streamlined across departments, ease of use once you know the software. People appreciate the ease of the timesheet compared to other software programs. Nice dashboards and reporting offerings to get our data and metrics out quickly.

Pros

The breadth of offerings from this ERP system is fantastic, especially for an Agency to streamline their media, accounting, timesheets, project management, resource management and dynamic reporting functions. Their customer support is phenomenal as well and always willing to help my company out even if they don't agree with our setup or processes. They are always pushing out enhancements, new features and bug fixes which keeps you up-to-date and moving with technology.

Cons

There are some limitations to some of the functionality and features with this system that makes it aggravating to easily get some actions accomplished. Ex: timesheets could be easier to do if you could add multiple lines at one time or upload a spreadsheet or have an API tied to our other internal systems. We wish licensing was a little more affordable, especially if we had this hosted on premise at Advantage. The frequency of upgrading the system becomes a bit tedious to me but I understand it's needed.

October 2018

Ann M. from BVK

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2018

Using Advatage makes agency work easy

I used Advantage for the first time in my last job and had about 15 minutes of training and that's all I needed. At my current company, they didn't even train me when they learned I'd been in Advantage before. They let me figure it out on my own, even functionality I had not used before, and that was just fine

Pros

The ability to track hours, projects, and create jobs and purchase orders with this software is so easy and intuitive that I need almost no training in my last two positions to get up and running. I love that I can figure things out and basically train and trouble shoot for myself

Cons

It has so many more capabilities that I don't think our staff is using because we don't know what we don't know. Also, when an upgrade happens it can take a bit to get used to the new look and functionality, but isn't that true of any software?

May 2018

Bob from CJRW

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2018

We use Advantage daily.

We use it daily to keep track of employee time and job tracking.

Pros

We've been using Advantage daily for 10+ years and are quite pleased with it. Tech support is great and very eager to help with any and all issues.

Cons

I really can't think of any cons, other than some users find it a little difficult to do specific things due to the complexity of the application features.

February 2019

Ross from THE PURSUANT GROUP, INC.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

2.0

February 2019

We use Advantage for project management, time tracking, and accounting

Pros

We have spent years getting Advantage to work for our 100-person agency, and it has much of the functionality we need.

Cons

Despite investing lots of time and money into configuration and training, Advantage seems to slow us down. Project management and expense reporting are not fast or easy to use.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2018

Project Manager; Responsible for company-wide task entering.

Pros

Time entering is convenient, checking workload and calendars is convenient. Good reference -- nice to be able to say "check advantage for everything" but that goes for a lot of CRMs.

Cons

There are no resources for Advantage online, so good luck learning how to use it. Customer service gave us next to no context on what we needed to find out, and it is excruciating to enter tasks if you do not have a template set up.

March 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

March 2019

Not the most intuitive

Pros

I like the time tracking feature for the most part.

Cons

This software takes a while to get the hang of. There are so many ways to access the same features, which can make things confusing. Additionally, sometimes the program saves automatically, like in time tracking, but other times, like in the tasks, you have to manually save.

October 2017

Kevin from Augustine

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2017

Excellent total agency management system that is fully customizable

Pros

This is a full-featured product that allows for numerous levels of customization. It provides all the project management tools including digital proofing (extra cost) required build a streamlined agency workflow. The accounting system is very robust as well with the flexibility to scale as our company grows.

Cons

Due to the high level of customization, it does require a large upfront investment of time to get it properly setup. The accounting side of the product has an extremely outdated UI. It would be great if the accounting side was as user-friendly as the web-based project management side.