Hydra

Hydra

Project planning & management for professional services

4.3/5 (3 reviews)

Hydra Overview

Hydra is a project resource management solution designed to help professional services design, execute and optimize their projects through knowledge management. With tools for managing best practices, knowledge, risks, requirements, time, budget, resources, and capacity, Hydra is designed to help businesses of all sizes manage their projects and execution, as well as project planning, collaboration, scenario planning, reporting, and more.

Hydra provides users with tools to help organizations deliver projects on time and on budget. Multiple projects can be managed in real time with one page displaying updates on completed tasks, progress, risk logs, requirements, and more. With Hydra, users have full control over costs with budget tracking and financial reporting to track the spend on each project compared with forecasts. Workflows can be set up to automate processes including risk management, resource planning with under and over utilization indicators, capacity planning with automatic re-distribution of resources across projects, task assignment based on employee skills, and more.

To facilitate knowledge management, Hydra allows users to store, manage, and share documents from one centralized location, with instant access to online and offline documents relating to projects. Hydra also uses blueprint technology to create meta-data copies of projects and best practices in order to improve the forecasting and planning of future projects.

Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription

Devices

Business size

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L

Markets

Latin America, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English, Spanish

Hydra Reviews

Overall rating
4.3/5
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Frances L.

Excellent system, impeccable support team

Reviewed on 2013/05/14
Review Source: Capterra

An excellent system, very recommendable for a project department to keep track of resource effort usage and capacity planning. Useful repository for all project information. The best part about it is the team, who work hard to fix your problems and also incorporate your suggestions into new builds and releases.

Pros

Support team
Constant revisions and build fixes
Capacity analysis
Resource management
Timesheeting
Customisable to your needs
Reporter
Project Register

Cons

Not able to 'plan' projects as well as MS Project - soemtimes you essentially just want a checklist of very small tasks that for part of the plan but are neither a milestone nor large enough to constitue a new code.

If you use the 'costs' part of the system, you would probably want to input this data twice; in Hydra and also in some other budgeting system/spreadsheet as Hydra is not yet sophisticated enough to handle the complexity of a project budget

You need training in Crystal Reports to create your own reports, which you will most likely need

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Rebecca J.

Review of Hydra Software V8

Reviewed on 2013/04/03
Review Source: Capterra

LCC ICT first implemented Hydra in 2005 and have seen the product go from strength to strength.

Pros

- Easy to implement with regards to the technical changes.
- The software has the potential to revolutionise the way you plan your Portfolios of work and how you undertake workforce planning.
- Increased visibility of projects, what will be delivered on time and to budget.
- The system comes with standard reports and you also have the option to develop your own reports using SQL / Crystal Reporter.
- The consultation service offered by Hydra Management Limited is excellent and has assisted us in the development of a number of different solutions.

Cons

- The cultural changes required within the organisation to fully realise the benefits associated with this software are more challenging than intially anticipated and require top down leadership to ensure success.

Rating breakdown

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Customer Support

Arun K.

Reviewed on 2012/09/06
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

It is the most easy to use interactive software. It has seamless integration with back end ERP.

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Ease of Use
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Hydra Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription

Contact Hydra for pricing information.

Hydra Features

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Gantt Charts
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Tracking
  • Third Party Integration
  • Timesheets

Additional information for Hydra

Key features of Hydra

  • "What If" scenarios
  • Accounting management
  • Best practices repository
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Budget control
  • CRM
  • Capacity monitoring
  • Collaboration tools
  • Cost tracking
  • Customizable templates
  • Dashboard creation
  • Deliverables management
  • Document templates
  • Employee management
  • Employee onboarding
  • GPRS reporting
  • Multiple projects
  • Project financials
  • Real time data
  • Requirements management
  • Resource allocation
  • Risk alerts
  • Role center dashboards
  • Skill pool management
  • Spend analysis
  • Testing / QA management
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Time tracking by project

Benefits

  • Generate 'what-if' scenarios to analyze the impact of different changes on projects and resources, including cost changes, customer changes, and more. Use results to effectively plan project changes and avoid overspending, over utilization of resources, and other issues.

  • Gain business insight with reports on a range of different project and business metrics, displayed in report dashboards at project, company, and customer level for instant, real-time access.

  • Manage resources and assign tasks to the most suitable employee based on skills, availability, and more, and view analytics to pinpoint the under or over utilization of team members so that issues can be resolved as soon as possible.

  • Track all projects, portfolio and resources using Hydra and benefit from the collaboration tools such as real-time information, social updates, and file sharing between multiple teams, locations, suppliers, and customers.

  • Create unique Blueprints, meta-data models, that capture best practices and know-how. Service Execution is governed by Blueprints to ensure projects are delivered consistently and according to best practices, lowering the risks and costs of future projects.

  • Hydra FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Hydra.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Hydra offer?

    Hydra offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Contact Hydra for pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of Hydra?

    Hydra offers the following features:

    • "What If" scenarios
    • Accounting management
    • Best practices repository
    • Billing & invoicing
    • Budget control
    • CRM
    • Capacity monitoring
    • Collaboration tools
    • Cost tracking
    • Customizable templates
    • Dashboard creation
    • Deliverables management
    • Document templates
    • Employee management
    • Employee onboarding
    • GPRS reporting
    • Multiple projects
    • Project financials
    • Real time data
    • Requirements management
    • Resource allocation
    • Risk alerts
    • Role center dashboards
    • Skill pool management
    • Spend analysis
    • Testing / QA management
    • Time & attendance tracking
    • Time tracking by project

    Q. Who are the typical users of Hydra?

    Hydra has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Hydra support?

    Hydra supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Hydra offer?

    Hydra has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Hydra support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Hydra supports

    Q. What other apps does Hydra integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations Hydra has

    Q. What level of support does Hydra offer?

    Hydra offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials