About Nostra

Nostra is an automation software that streamlines resource planning for professional services organizations. The platform uses data and AI to reveal actionable insights and serve solution options to the most complex problems. Gain visibility into upcoming project needs and revenue expectations, active project performance, employee utilization, hiring pipeline needs, and financial forecasting with our time tracking, staffing, and reporting tools.


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10 Reviews of Nostra

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.8 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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June 2021

Jake from Verys

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

Time tracking, project management, revenue forecast tool

I've felt my tracking of time and managing of skills has improved with the addition of Nostra. Understanding project status and looking at revenue forecast has helped improve overall utilization and expense management.

Pros

Nostra has helped spreadsheets become a thing of the past. Tracking time, revenue forecast, and managing projects and roles are made much more simple and easier to understand with the implementation of Nostra.

Cons

It's a relatively new tool but whenever my company or another client has asked for a new feature to be added, their support team responds and looks to find the best solution.

Reasons for Choosing Nostra

Best price for the best product. The support time is very helpful and will work with your team to implement the best solution.

Reasons for Switching to Nostra

Nostra had more features and is a full-blown professional services automation tool.

August 2021

mike from Verys

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

I can't imagine going back to life without Nostra

Pros

Visibility. The UI is simple, and it's easy for me and my team to know exactly where every resource is. It makes forecasting so much easier, and helps me optimize my project configuration by showing me how different configurations affect my bottom line. As our company has grown, knowing each of our teammates and their particular skillsets and interests has grown next to impossible. Nostra has been a game changer when it comes to tracking this information, and it even offers a fit score that recommends the best available resource for my project.

Cons

Nostra is relatively young, the bones are there but I think they could add some additional functionality to make it even more powerful. There are a few little things that might be considered minor defects in the application, but nothing major. I actually left feedback on one of them and they did end up fixing it!

Reasons for Choosing Nostra

Nostra just seemed simpler, and I like that since they're newer I can work directly with them

Reasons for Switching to Nostra

Got too cumbersome as we grew

August 2021

Jesus from Verys

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Very good time tracking and employee management software

Pros

I like that Nostra is easy to use and that I can log in via my Microsoft Outlook account.

Cons

I have no cons about this software and it is really helpful.

Reasons for Switching to Nostra

I forget what we switched from but I am glad we did.

June 2021

Cory from Eplexity, LLC.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

Setting a new trend in resource planning and resource management

Excellent. I have enjoyed their approachable willingness to collaborate to meet our needs. There's nothing I would change.

Pros

Nostra has made the difficult task of managing resources and planning for future staffing needs much, much easier. They provide an innovative solution that us unique.

Cons

There are features and UI/UX gaps that are still under construction, however, the team has been quick to resolve any roadblocks to deploying.

Reasons for Choosing Nostra

Harvest is the only product that analyzes our team and provides intuitive sourcing guidance that correctly matches engineers with projects.

Reasons for Switching to Nostra

Even with several 'solutions', we were not planning or scheduling accurately or efficiently.

August 2021

Jacqueline from Verys

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Great recruiting management tool!

Pros

Nostra has been a massively impactful resource for me as the leader of recruitment within a mid sized software delivery firm. My department is responsible for making sourcing and hiring decisions as well as building engineering teams from our existing roster of employees. Prior to Nostra, we relied heavily on tribal knowledge, spreadsheets, and our database of employee resumes to allocate employees to the right projects. Nostra uses data about employees' skills, levels of proficiency, project schedules, and interests to produce a "fit score" for any given role, so when I am looking at a new opening on any given team, I see a huge list of possible options ordered by their "fit". This has been incredibly helpful with the complex task of team building! The Unstaffed Project Roles view has become my primary tool to view the open roles in our organization and determine our recruiting priorities / high level strategy. I typically sort by "start date" and "probability" to see which roles are most important to fill first. Conversely, I sort by "type" when I have a promising candidate and am deciding where they might fit (ex: If I have a solid Project Manager and want to see all of our PM openings side by side). I was very excited to start using Nostra and it's saved an immeasurable amount of time for me and the larger management team. The UI is clean, intuitive, and easy to use despite the complexity of the problems Nostra solves.

Cons

I've made a couple of feature requests through the "feedback" tab in Nostra, and so far they've all either been addressed or are in progress. I am looking forward to having more easy-to-view data about which skills are most needed across different roles.

August 2021

Audrey from Verys

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

This is an essential tool for any professional services businesses

Pros

As the VP of People for a 200 person company, it’s so important that I have one place to find information about each employee for when I manage reviews or address concerns. We have all of our employees manage their own profile and have explained the importance of it for reviews and staffing, so we have great turn out with it. I like that myself or the managers can also go in and review or make adjustments to qualifications as well. It really creates a good environment for regular conversational feedback which is so important when your people are your business in professional services!

Cons

Their customer service takes feedback very seriously, but sometimes it takes 2-3 weeks to implement a requested change. It’s not a big concern, but in an ideal world I’d prefer a quicker turnaround.

Reasons for Switching to Nostra

We were looking for an easier time tracking solution for our team because our employees weren’t inputting their time correctly and we wanted a good way to track utilization. The benefits of having a resource planning software in addition to just time tracking sold us.

August 2021

Aaron from Verys, LLC

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Excellent Planning & Management Tool

Pros

The most impactful features of this software are revenue forecasting and resource management. We always know projected revenue for our work streams as well as resource allocation across the entire company. If someone is underutilized, it shows up in a report (same if they're over-utilized). In addition, if we make changes to a project, we can see impact to revenue and margins in real time.

Cons

Recruiting features could be expanded upon, however I understand that those features are coming soon in an update.

August 2021

joe from L&B Worldwide

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Consumer Electronics

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Easy to learn tool for sales teams and executives to stay connected

Pros

Nostra’s project page is a streamlined way to view all active projects, and current deals. We’re a small team and don’t utilize a CRM, so managing active deals out of Nostra allows for transparency every step of the way without having to sit down for constant update meetings. The most important reporting feature for us is the financial forecasting. It’s easy to use, a clean interface, and has important filters that allow us to dive deeper into pipeline revenue and what we need to focus on closing. Since there is regular travel and this is a busy business, it’s important that we have this insight into what everyone is do

Cons

Newer company so some features haven’t completely rolled out yet, but since we’ve onboarded it’s become clear they are working quickly. We are looking forward to the main reporting dashboard page because the mockups look great

Reasons for Choosing Nostra

Needed a way for the entire team to see what each member is working on and save time spent on check in meetings.

July 2021

Adam from ePlexity

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2021

Great product withg a Myriad of uses with very responsive customer service.

So far, everything has been great! The software is easy to understand and use and the team helping us set up has been very responsive and helpful. Making sure we are content and have a solid grasp on the product.

Pros

It helps keep projects organized. Helps to better prepare for an upcoming project with skill trackers.

Cons

The names between Nostra and your connected software HAVE to be identical. If they aren't, it will create copies. It creates just the slightest bit of clerical work at the start but more than makes up for it later.

August 2021

David from Agema Tech

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Nostra

It has made payroll and time/expense keeping easier!

Pros

Very easy to use - our employees are very happy with the transition

Cons

Not much to say here. The minor glitches we experienced were fixed immediately. I don't even think about the software anymore!