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About Hive

We help teams move faster. Hive is the world's first democratic project management platform. That means that our product is built by users, for users, via feedback on our Forum.

With flexible project layouts, native email, resourcing, group messaging, and file sharing, Hive connects all of your work seamlessly.

Join thousands of companies moving faster with Hive’s powerful project and process management software.


Key benefits of Hive

  • Extensive project views: Gantt charts, Kanban board, Team view, Label view, Portfolio view, Calendar view

  • Request forms, action and project templates, and recurring actions automate your work and save time

  • Group messaging and file integrations (Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box) connect all aspects of your work

  • Over 1,000 integrations available to connect to all the other tools you use

  • Time tracking and resourcing help track allocated resources

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    Hive Software - Hive Kanban project view. Hive lets you view projects in flexible layouts, including Kanban, Gantt, Calendar, Table, Label and List views. Toggle between these views with just one click.
    Hive Software - Hive Action card. Detailed action cards keep track of everything related to a task. Here you can leave comments, tag other users, proof & approve documents and much more.
    Hive Software - Hive Goals. Set goals, visualize progress, and keep everyone aligned in one centralized dashboard.
    Hive Software - Hive Time Tracking & Resourcing. Consolidate all of your team resourcing, time tracking, timesheets, and team planning into one app. Manage team utilization across specific projects or clients by accurately allocating current and future resources.
    Hive Software - Hive Notes. Collaborate in real-time and turn text into next steps. Create meeting agendas and share them with other participants. From there everyone can type notes, assign tasks, and get to work during the meeting itself.
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    Hive Software - Hive Kanban project view. Hive lets you view projects in flexible layouts, including Kanban, Gantt, Calendar, Table, Label and List views. Toggle between these views with just one click.
    Hive Software - Hive Action card. Detailed action cards keep track of everything related to a task. Here you can leave comments, tag other users, proof & approve documents and much more.
    Hive Software - Hive Goals. Set goals, visualize progress, and keep everyone aligned in one centralized dashboard.
    Hive Software - Hive Time Tracking & Resourcing. Consolidate all of your team resourcing, time tracking, timesheets, and team planning into one app. Manage team utilization across specific projects or clients by accurately allocating current and future resources.
    Hive Software - Hive Notes. Collaborate in real-time and turn text into next steps. Create meeting agendas and share them with other participants. From there everyone can type notes, assign tasks, and get to work during the meeting itself.

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    4.5 /5
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    Craig
    Craig
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    • Industry: Information Services
    • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great Warehouse Tool - Easy to Query and Integrate

    Reviewed on 2022/06/04

    Hive was my first foray into data warehouse tools (other than a super clunky, outdated tool for...

    Hive was my first foray into data warehouse tools (other than a super clunky, outdated tool for pulling limited SQL results from a single table at a time). The ability to query across multiple tables, to quickly examine schemas, and to track your previous queries and results was huge in enabling us to experiment with new ways of scripting back-end processes with immediate, hands-on results. It was also able to plug directly into other areas of our workflow without much issue - we pulled data directly from Hive into Tableau, and we queried data from Hive in R to perform QA.

    Pros

    Being able to track previous queries and results goes a long way when experimenting with different ways to pull what you want. It's particularly helpful when you're constantly making changes and want to potentially revert to versions that worked. Integrations with tools such as RStudio or Tableau are also relatively easy, making it super convenient to load data directly into dashboards or scripts without worrying about extra tools or ETL processes.

    Cons

    Takes a little more work to set up compared to an all-in-one solution (such as AWS, where the various tools are all in a single platform).

    Response from Hive Technology

    Thank you for the great review, Craig! We are so glad to hear Hive helps your team stay organized. Cheers!

    Morgan
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    • Industry: Management Consulting
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Good for Small, Remote Teams

    Reviewed on 2023/06/16

    Overall, Hive has been a good system for our team to work effectively. It gets the job done,...

    Overall, Hive has been a good system for our team to work effectively. It gets the job done, although not always as simply as other tools.

    Pros

    The native time-tracking feature was one of the biggest reasons our team chose Hive as its primary project management tool. With a team as spread out as ours geographically, Hive has made it easier to collaborate and execute projects. Hive is always looking to improve, and we appreciate that they ask for feedback and implement it.

    Cons

    Hive has limitations in terms of its reporting and integrations. We would love to be able to build our CRM right in Hive to simplify our sales cycle work and time tracking, but we must still use a third-party at this point. Additionally, automations in Zapier and integrations with third-party apps are still not as robust as with other popular project management systems such as Asana.

    Alternatives Considered

    monday.com and Asana

    Reasons for Choosing Hive

    Trello did not have a time-tracking feature.

    Switched From

    Trello

    Reasons for Switching to Hive

    Time tracking.
    Michell
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Hive Review - Fight CRC

    Reviewed on 2020/03/27

    Pros

    The email integration and being able to create templates that can be re-​used - helpful when adding sponsorship details.

    Cons

    At times it runs a little slow with loading IM's and documents. At times, editing options are not av when you are proofing/editing a docum​ent in the proof section of a card.

    Lindsey
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Good and Bad, but Mostly Good

    Reviewed on 2020/11/23

    Overall, Hive works for our Marketing team and customer service is exceptional (especially...

    Overall, Hive works for our Marketing team and customer service is exceptional (especially [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]).

    The biggest frustration is that we tested a few systems and chose Hive because it combined messaging, we liked the look of it, and the ability to link external apps if desired. The ultimate reason we chose Hive, though, was because when tested, projects with a date range for a due date showed up at the beginning of that range, which is exactly what we needed and no other system did that. However, a month after we switched and installed, that changed and they now show on the due date which causes issues (and extra messages and meetings) for our team to make sure stuff is being worked on proactively.

    We've had a large amount of issues with recurring actions and auto-snooze as mentioned above and I've reported it several times.

    We've had Hive around 8-10 months and just went through redoing our entire workspace to hopefully make it more streamlined due to the systemic issues we were having. With that, I'll say there are several ways to utilize Hive and you can find what fits for your team.

    So overall, good and bad - mostly good.

    Pros

    For our team of five, the most beneficial features are: ability to assign two people, ability to color code projects, ability to track time within a task, ability to add approvers within a task, direct and group messaging within the app (replaced separate use of Slack), Notes and ability to share them, and the "status" and "table" views for projects.

    Cons

    For our team, we have had repeat issues with recurring actions not functioning correctly, specifically with auto-snoozing actions and sub actions (even past their due date) as well as due dates when we try to update recurring actions. We shifted our set-up and re-entered all actions at one point to try and workaround the need for a recurring action. We also prefer for actions with a date range for a due date to show up as of the start of that date range so we know how many days we have to work on something, however they show up the day it's due.

    Alternatives Considered

    FunctionFox, VOGSY, monday.com and Ravetree

    Reasons for Choosing Hive

    The setup within Asana wasn't beneficial for everyone and due dates were being missed. We also needed a system we could communicate within rather than the team communicating through Slack and Email outside of the system. We liked that Hive had different ways to view projects so each team member can choose what works for them and that communication could be integrated.

    Switched From

    Asana

    Reasons for Switching to Hive

    I explained this in the overall feedback section. :)

    Response from Hive Technology

    Thanks for your review, Lindsey! We're happy to hear that Hive is a helpful tool for your marketing team. Your feedback is also appreciated, and will be passed along to the product team here at Hive. Cheers!

    Lindsey
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    • Industry: Accounting
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    We love Hive!

    Reviewed on 2019/09/03

    Hive has allowed us to seamlessly connect, communication, collaborate between our team members,...

    Hive has allowed us to seamlessly connect, communication, collaborate between our team members, while being organized and efficient.

    Pros

    This software has helped us streamline our operations - allowing our team of designers and project managers to communicate and work on projects collaboratively and seamlessly. It helps us all be on the same page and ensures that we get our projects done on time.

    Cons

    We have no cons to report. Any issues we have with the software are related to organization and user set up. For example, if one doesn't check their "flagged items" daily, then they back up, which is a problem but it's on the user.

    Alternatives Considered

    Smartsheet

    Reasons for Choosing Hive

    Kanbanize was not meeting our needs. Hive on the other hand exceeds expectations.

    Switched From

    Businessmap

    Reasons for Switching to Hive

    Hive was the best option for our needs.
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    Hive FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Hive.

    Hive offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$1.50/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    14-day free trial of Hive Teams, no credit card required. Hive Free: Free forever for teams up to 10 people. Hive Starter: $5/user/month when paid annually (or $7 /user/month when paid monthly) Hive Teams: $12/user/month when paid annually (or $16/user/month when paid monthly) with add-ons available. Hive Enterprise: Custom pricing plans available upon request. A discount is provided to nonprofits.

    Hive has the following typical customers:

    2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Hive supports the following languages:

    English

    Hive supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Hive integrates with the following applications:

    ActiveCampaign, Box, Dropbox Business, FreshBooks, Freshdesk, GitHub, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Harvest, Intercom, Jira, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Pipedrive, QuickBooks, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack, Zapier, Zendesk Suite, Zoom Workplace

    Hive offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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