Admation

Admation

Marketing & ad agency project management

3.5/5 (179 reviews)

Admation Overview

Manage your creative projects and resources more effectively with admation’s project management software for brands and ad agencies. Offering greater visibility over your project tasks and resources, admation enables you to schedule and track projects and resources from one online location. Blending together all the tools you require to streamline your projects. Think - project management, approval workflow, resource management & DAM.

Some of admation’s features include a visual display of all projects on the go, project and task tracking, resource management, briefing templates, timesheet recording, proofing tools (all media), a resource planner, project overview, online timesheets, project and task management, a re-assignment feature and reporting tools, among other great features.

Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe and 4 others, Latin America, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Admation Reviews

Overall rating
3.5/5
55% positive reviews
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Excellent
78
Very good
60
Average
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Poor
6
Terrible
Ben C.

A powerful tool for tracking artwork submission and approvals.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/09/26
Review Source: Capterra

I can see what my jobs are and importantly what their job numbers are so I can track the artwork down from the server. I can also find relevant material to a job assuming the client has remembered to upload anything.

Pros

1. You can see where all your current jobs are, what their job numbers are and if they have been reviewed and or approved.
2. The preview is fast.
3. Great for tracking progression of a job.
4. The Admation team bring out regular improvements to the software.

Cons

1. It involves too many steps to upload a single piece of artwork.
2. It generates a different job number for every element of a campaign, if you have 60 pieces of artwork you have 60 different job numbers for one campaign. Surely the description of the file dictates the difference without the need for seperate job numbers.
3. Overly complicated at times.
4. Markups to PDF's are very messy. Shame it doesn't use Acrobat to markup.

Response from Automaton

Hi Ben,
Thank you for providing us with your constructive feedback.
We acknowledge the problems your are experiencing which is why we'd like to schedule a call with you so that our support team can discuss each point of issue in detail.
We love to see the positive responses regarding admation and we hope to continue this through our regular product feature releases. Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Tom R.

simple concept difficult to master

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/09/26
Review Source: Capterra

peace of mind that our enterprise complaince around signoff is met

Pros

Admation ensures every of our creative that goes to market has been gisned off by relevant stakeholders (provided people remember to use it). Easy to approve work (as an approver)

Cons

can become very frustrating when there are countelss rounds of signoff... the tool is used in our organisation as a complicated collaborative working tool that generates resentment at times when things are submitted again aand again for minor changes when a phone /meeting or email could get everyone on the same page.

very annoying that you have to download word docs to mark them up and it can't be done in the software

Response from Automaton

Hi Tom,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on admation. We understand your frustrations with the approval process with larger organisations, where there are so many stakeholders and multiple revisions. We hope that admation over time actually reduces the number of revisions by offering greater transparency across teams.

The benefit of using a tool such as admation, rather than email to manage approvals is that it helps organisations meet their marketing compliance obligations.

Please let our product support team know if you have any other issues.

Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Sylvia N.

It's confusing where to find things, not displayed in a visual way for visual people

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/09/26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The "Resources" button is the most useful for seeing how people's days are filled and how much time I have allocated towards projects.

Cons

It's just extra work- we're not sure if files get sent properly through admation so we have to double down and email them also- we need to double book- first on admation and then on google cal; these features should be synced so only one action needs to be taken. Admation needs better integration with Google. Also, tasks should be shown for visual people; given an option to switch views.

Response from Automaton

Hi Sylvia,

Thank you for your recent review of admation. We really appreciate the feedback.
Sylvia, our team is aiming to have the ability to subscribe to your admation calendar available in the next 6 to 9 weeks. Currently, admation users are able to subscribe to Project Dates, Away Days, Meetings and Approval Deadlines, and we believe our users should also be able to subscribe to their Tasks.
Regarding how tasks are displayed, on the Tasks page there is a List and Calendar view option available under the 'My Tasks' section. Please feel free to contact our friendly Support Team who can provide you with any additional help or information.

Many Thanks, Admation Support Team.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

5.0/10
Haylee D.

very happy

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

very easy to use
the images that we see are very clear

Cons

when you approve the page you can't get back into it or have it allocated again

Response from Automaton

Hi Haylee,

Thanks for taking the time to review admation! We're glad that you're enjoying use of the platform to review and approve your creative marketing material.

The final nature of approving or requesting changes on artwork can be both a blessing and a curse, at times! But we've decided to keep it this way for data integrity purposes, and to minimise human error when designers come to create artwork revisions from the feedback they've received.

Should you require further changes after you've submitted your feedback, the best way is to message the submitter in the system, asking them to upload another revision of artwork.

It might be handy to know that you can also edit approvers within admation once your artwork has been sent off for approval.

If you have any further questions or if you'd like to chat about this one in more detail, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks!
Best wishes,
Samantha

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Amy A.

I use Admation to log jobs as well as receive jobs from within the Marketing team.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/09/26
Review Source: Capterra

It enables me to keep track of my deadlines more efficiently.

Pros

I like the ability to view changes and comments digitally on each revision. I like the ability to file jobs with key words. I like that I can see the status of a job by its colour. I find being able to add my own deliverable types really useful.

Cons

The comments made on revisions can take a while to load when flicking from page to page. It would be great if the zoom feature could be improved. I find that grabbing a section to enlarge it can be a bit time consuming. The marketing team would like to be able to download all deliverables at once, especially when we have big campaign jobs with print and digital collateral in a job. We also don't really use the daily revision report email notifications. I would like to be able to scroll down through my list of jobs instead of having to check the second page when more than 31 items have been created.

Response from Automaton

Hi Amy,
Thank you for your constructive feedback. We would like to inform you that admation has undergone some improvements since you last provided your feedback, namely optimising page load times and improving our zoom feature.
We are continuously implementing new features to admation. The suggestions you have made have been noted and conveyed to the development team.
Our product support team will be in contact with you with regards to turning off daily revision reports. Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

6.0/10

Admation Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Our pricing model is per user per month - please request a quote by submitting the form found here -
http://info.admation.com/admation-requestquote

Admation Features

  • Automatic Notifications

  • A/B Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Campaign Management
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Email Marketing
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Admation

Key features of Admation

  • Alerts / Notifications
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative Review
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Document approval
  • Document storage
  • Online Proofing
  • Project management
  • Project templates
  • Project workflow
  • Resource allocation
  • Task scheduling
  • Time tracking

Benefits

PROJECT MANAGEMENT BENEFITS
• Project and task management: Set up projects and assign tasks effortlessly with admation’s user-friendly interface.
• Approval workflow: Admation’s failsafe approval workflow feature ensures that no stakeholder feedback or approvals are ever missed again.
• Resource management: With admation, you can plan, schedule and re-assign resources expediently rather than spending hours trawling through spreadsheets to manage resources.
• Timesheet recording: With each task, your team can simply activate admation’s timesheet feature which accurately captures the time spent on jobs.
• Online proofing tools: Stakeholders can annotate artwork online, compare artwork revisions side by side, and offer clear and timely feedback.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BENEFITS
• Resource planner: Admation’s resource planner assures you that tasks are always assigned to someone and your team knows exactly what work is projected on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
• Online timesheets: Managers and department heads can begin to accurately forecast resources and budgets for future projects by capturing the time spent on familiar tasks.
• Increased accountability: Admation’s resource management software provides an audit trail of work, so that team members can be fully accountable for how and when they complete tasks.
• Project overview: At the click of a button, stakeholders can get an overview of all work in progress to access whether there are resources available for an upcoming or urgent project.
• Re-assignment tool: If someone calls in sick, admation’s simple drop-and-drag re-assignment feature will have tasks re-assigned in just seconds.

APPROVAL WORKFLOW BENEFITS
• User-friendly dashboard: In just seconds, you can ascertain what projects have been approved and how other projects are tracking.
• Approval workflow management: With admation, you can tailor your approval workflow to suit your unique approval process.
• Tiered approval pathways: Once a priority stakeholder has reviewed and approved the artwork, admation automatically sends it on to the next stakeholder/approval group.
• Batched feedback: Admation’s batched feedback feature enables you to collate and send feedback on to your creative team in one hit to eradicate multiple change requests.
• Document templates: Admation enables you to customise templates such as briefs so that you can capture the right information at the beginning of each project.
• Reporting tools: Generate a WIP or artwork revision count report in just seconds to stay on top of your creative projects.

Admation FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Admation.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Admation offer?

Admation offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Our pricing model is per user per month - please request a quote by submitting the form found here -
http://info.admation.com/admation-requestquote

Q. What are the main features of Admation?

Admation offers the following features:

  • Alerts / Notifications
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative Review
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Document approval
  • Document storage
  • Online Proofing
  • Project management
  • Project templates
  • Project workflow
  • Resource allocation
  • Task scheduling
  • Time tracking

Q. Who are the typical users of Admation?

Admation has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does Admation support?

Admation supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Admation offer?

Admation has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Admation support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Admation supports

Q. What other apps does Admation integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Admation has

Q. What level of support does Admation offer?

Admation offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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