Workfront ist eine Online-Work-Management-Software für Unternehmen, die eine 360-Grad-Ansicht aller Aktivitäten am Arbeitsplatz bietet und sowohl Teammitgliedern als auch dem Management dabei hilft, ihre Arbeit besser zu verstehen und zu organisieren sowie Arbeitsabläufe und Produktivität zu verbessern. Mit Workfront können Manager potenzielle und aktuelle Projekte bewerten, solide strategische und finanzielle Ziele festlegen, Unternehmensinitiativen validieren und Projekte fördern und ausführen, die den höchsten geschäftlichen Nutzen bieten.
Workfront ermöglicht Unternehmen einen 360-Grad-Überblick über die Arbeit im gesamten Unternehmen und hilft Teammitgliedern und Führungskräften dabei, ihre Arbeit besser zu verstehen und zu organisieren. Weil erfolgreiche Projektleiter wissen, dass diejenigen, die die Arbeit erledigen, diese am besten verstehen, hat sich das Zuweisen von Arbeitsaufträgen zu einem kollaborativeren Prozess entwickelt, der den einzelnen Arbeitnehmern mehr Kontrolle über ihre Tätigkeiten und die Zeitplanung gibt. Diese Demokratisierung des Arbeitsmanagementprozesses ermöglicht Arbeitnehmern, einen maximalen Wert beizutragen, und verschafft den Führungskräften Einblick in alle Projekte und sonstigen Arbeiten. Dadurch wird Harmonie am Arbeitsplatz geschafft, indem Arbeitnehmern Freiheiten eingeräumt und die Führungskräfte informiert werden. Workfront unterstützt diesen modernen Ansatz, um mit Technologien zu arbeiten, die die Arbeitsplatzharmonie fördern und gleichzeitig die Effizienz steigern.
Mit dem neuen Modell zum Arbeitsmanagement können Manager potenzielle und aktuelle Projekte bewerten, solide strategische und finanzielle Ziele festlegen, Unternehmensinitiativen validieren und Projekte fördern und ausführen, die den höchsten geschäftlichen Nutzen bieten.
We use the tool to manage all website development projects (tasks, assignments, schedule, LOE, performance reporting, team management, etc.) time logging, Agile burndown, Kanban, employee tracking, and billing; pretty much every aspect of our business.
-The ability to customize the software to fit within your business operations. It's not a one size fits all where you have to modify company operations to fit within like other PM software.
-The reporting functionality and the ability to build custom reports
-Once you learn how to use it and get to know the intricacies, textmode is AMAZING! It allows you to build very custom reports, templates, fields, calculations, etc. to meet the needs of your business.
-The support team is great! Having a dedicated support contact with standing weekly 30-minute meetings has been very helpful. Additionally, the "consulting hours" come in very handy when there are items that myself or other system experts within my company can't figure out because they are able to use their knowledge and expertise to get us what we need.
-We submit enhancement ideas or tickets to the product team and feel like they always just get lost in the shuffle. There are a lot of things that we could use but I guess other companies or Workfront don't see the value so our ideas are very slow to be added to their Product Roadmap or come to market.
-It's not the cheapest on the market, that's for sure.
-There is somewhat of a learning curve for new employees at my company trying to learn the software just because it is SO powerful.
-There could be better integrations, specifically with Git.
It helps us save time when it comes to resource allocation and time management. The reporting features helps upper-management better understand what we are doing and how much time it takes to do it. I love how they are constantly pushing updates that help improve the tool based on user feedback.
I have been a Workfront user for a few years now and am a big proponent of this project management tool for several reasons.
1) I find it very intuitive for users to use
2) It is easily customized based on the needs of your users
3) The reporting feature is worth the price of admission itself
4) Their support team is quick to respond and the self-help area is robust so you can find an answer to any question you may come across
5) Workfront offers a comprehensive training tool that covers several types and levels of training for users at all levels including frequent live trainings
6) The Community area is a great place to share ideas and ask for help from other users
7) They are constantly making updates and improvements to the tool
8) The Workfront Proof viewer is a great feature for those who want to markup and share creative within a project.
We looked at several solutions and I'd say that Workfront was by far the best option for our internal creative agency.
Setting up can be time consuming if you don't already have a process in place. Do your homework and dedicate the time to do it right before launch or else user adoption can be difficult. Plan on user adoption to be your biggest hurdle as people are uncomfortable with change. Make the Workfront trainings mandatory before use.
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 task between multiple projects at the same time (which happens when several campaigns overlap).
There are other points to improve (see Cons below), but it seems that folks at Workfront are committed to improve those areas and correct the product weaknesses.
Logging hours is not painful (as it actually sounds), there are several choices to input them and it’s quite easy to get used to the habit.
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.
Workfront support is quick and responses are elaborated, always providing a workaround if there isn't a functionality to match your need.
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.
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. For more thorough projects, it is very detailed and shows the workflow broken down if you know how to set expectations with Project Management tools following the process of PMI (Project Management Institute) or that of the project management profession itself and along the lines of the PMP; such as float and slack time, dependencies on tasks for deliverable's, critical paths, etc.
Honestly it's a great tool and I highly recommend it. I use it daily and as long as you take the time to learn and use the tool lit'll help your organization and employees to better manage their workloads in Workfront. For me, it helps track my KPI's and deliverables for various stakeholders and business leaders.
It can be a bit 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.
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 is quite versatile for tracking projects and larger workflows. We use it for individual projects, ongoing work efforts, and even tracking ideas for future development. Other areas of our business use it as a request queue as well, which helps us to put in requests with our communication team and even log suggestions for office improvements. A decent (but not mindblowing) reporting suite with text and simple graphic output helps share status updates.
The reporting suite could allow for a bit more freedom; it feels slightly stilted when trying to use it. I also was not a fan of the option to have the software tell you that you're on track or behind. I prefer to assign the status myself as I'm involved with the project more intimately and have more of the big picture. Fortunately that's easily changeable in the project settings. The real cons are honestly self-induced. The temptation is there to track all the minutiae of every little bit of the project. And you certainly can... but it ends up being counterproductive as you spend more time updating than doing. Keep your items lofty and you'll avoid that trap.
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Workfront hat die folgenden typischen Kunden:
Großunternehmen, Mittlere Unternehmen, Öffentliche Verwaltung
Workfront unterstützt die folgenden Sprachen:
Chinesisch (vereinfacht), Chinesisch (traditionell), Englisch, Französisch, Deutsch, Italienisch, Japanisch, Portugiesisch, Spanisch
Workfront hat folgende Preismodelle:
Open Source, Abonnement
Workfront unterstützt die folgenden Geräte:
Android, iPhone, iPad
Workfront kann in folgende Anwendungen integriert werden:
ATOMIZED, Azuqua, Bitium, Dell Boomi, Domo, Dropbox, MediaValet, Percolate, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Widen Collective
Workfront bietet folgende Optionen für Kundensupport:
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