Productive

Productive

Project lifecycle management for agencies and consultancies

4.7/5 (27 reviews)

Productive Overview

Built to cater to the working needs of agency and consultancy businesses, Productive promises an end-to-end, cloud-based project lifecycle management solution. Geared around the core organizational objective of monitoring productivity in order to raise profitability, Productive is a singular pain of glass for following sales pipelines, resource planning, tracking time and running reports. Users can manage deal flows within custom pipelines, be reminded to follow up leads, convert won deals to projects and use the "Lost reasons" feature to log and learn from losses. Providing collaborative tools for supporting team-based deployment, work planning allows for project and task allocation via calendar-based scheduling that also recognizes vacations and sick leave to record employee availability. Such scheduling ensures work time and approved billable hours are tracked accurately alongside staff salary rates to facilitate invoicing and profitability reporting that factors in employee cost rates, company overhead costs, etc.

Additional project management features extend work assignment to add communication with commenting, file sharing, notifications and email integration. Specific time tracking capabilities also include time logging prompts, time approval, real time log viewing, reporting and a desktop timer for clocking from the OS toolbar. Profitability tracking in real time then breaks down revenue and hours worked tallies against fixed price or hourly budgets to deliver key metrics. Productive is also supported by a mobile app for iOS and Android devices, with "Run your agency" providing native access to platform features while on the move.

Pricing

Starting from
US$15,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Germany and 3 others, Latin America, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

English

Productive Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
100% positive reviews
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Robert N.

Gave me a running start

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/05
Review Source: Capterra

I use Productive for my day-to-day operations and was able to do an integration with Trello using their API. This makes my invoicing a breeze and allows me to give time reports to my customers. There is a ton of other features (sales pipeline, scheduling, financial reports) I am not using, but just for the small part I am using, it is a big time saver.

Pros

Productive has:
- comprehensive feature set
- ease of use
- a tutorial to get you familiar with the different modules of the product
- a decent price
- customers can access the platform (when you grant them access)
- an API to allow integrations with other components
- responsive support (some bugs get fixed really fast)

Cons

- some structure elements may not be an exact match to your business (like with any product)
- support is only during business hours, being a solo entrepreneur, problems don't always happen between 9-5 Monday-Friday
- support could benefit from a ticketing system instead of a chat-based system
- the task component have few features when compared with Trello. Strange for a company that brands itself as "more powerful than Trello and simpler to use than Jira" (https://www.productive.io/tour/project-management/).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Jeff H.

Game Changer

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/11
Review Source: Capterra

Productive has helped our team be more efficient on time and stay on budget. From an owner perspective, it has allowed me to closely monitor profitability, which I had slacked on before.

Pros

The thing I liked most is the speed and design of the UI/UX alongside the feature set. We have tried most PM tools and this covers all that and more to help us run more efficiently and see the data we need.

Cons

I would really have to dig to find something I didn't like about the software. Most of the issues fell on me at the beginning with ways I should have been operating my agency before getting on Productive. So really there is nothing that I dislike.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Ida P.

Excellent all-in-one tool for productive running of the company. From sales to invoices, with all of

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/02/21
Review Source: Capterra

productivity

Pros

I've implemented Productive as a project management tool into my company ENTG 3 years ago. We are providing numerous digital services to our clients and big chunk of that is also production. When I tried it it was still in the early phases but basics as task and time management and contacts were covered. Since then, Productive had upgraded by listening to it's users like us into a tool that you can use for running a whole organization. We have our sales pipeline, our project management and profitability reports, scheduling from recently and even invoices creation through 1 click. Would really warmly recommend it to everyone that don't feel like bothering and paying to 5 different systems in order to get the same results that Productive can make in just one.

Cons

Mobile app is still not performing in the optimium experience like the web app, but it's still very usable and improving daily.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jane G.

Nice interface and easy to use, lots of features

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/05/11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The interface is exactly what I need, easy to use and find what I'm looking for. Also allows the team to communicate with the client and get feedback. You can assign tasks, view the calendar, upload files, and I like that you can reply via email and that there's Time Tracking included. Also like that there's a free 30 day trial that doesn't require you to add your credit card. One thing that really stands out from the rest is the Sales section, you can see where you've submitted Proposals (including estimate amount) and see them 'In Negotiation' so you can keep track of projects that aren't even started yet - and then convert them to Projects.

Cons

The fact that they charge per user is not all that great because the amount of users changes all the time, depending on the project, so there's no way to plan your monthly budget (if you're a small company that matters).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Luka P.

Great software that has everything I need to run a profitable business.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/05/24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Productive is great because I have an overview of every segment of my company in one place. From sales, scheduling projects, communication management, employee management all the way to the reporting. We were paying multiple software apps, which was not only expensive but also confusing and time wasting. With Productive costs were cut down significantly. The support team is very responsive, always available and fast in helping us solve our issues.

Cons

It takes some time for setting up the organization and getting everybody on board, but with Productive help center and their support team that was done in a jiffy. The software is a bit robust due to its wide pallet of functionalities, so it has a bit steep learning curve.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Productive Pricing

Starting from
US$15,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Try Productive free for 30 days, then:

Billed annually = $12 per month, per user
Billed monthly = $15 per month, per user

Non-profits and charities get 50% off.

Productive Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Multiple Projects
  • Prioritizing
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Timesheets

  • Activity Tracking
  • Gantt Charts
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Tracking
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Productive

Key features of Productive

  • Agile methodologies
  • Assignment tracking
  • Automatic notifications
  • Billable hours tracking
  • Budget control
  • Budget management
  • Budgeting
  • Budgeting & forecasting
  • CRM
  • Calendar management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Commenting
  • Cost tracking
  • Customizable invoices
  • Dashboard
  • Database creation
  • Document creation
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Email integration
  • Event tracking
  • File sharing
  • Forecasting
  • Hourly billing
  • Idea management
  • Invoice history
  • Invoice management
  • Invoice processing
  • Kanban board
  • Leave tracking
  • Media planning
  • Mobile integration
  • Notes management
  • Overtime calculation
  • Planning tools
  • Prioritization
  • Profitability analysis
  • Progress reports
  • Project / product planning
  • Project billing
  • Project budgeting
  • Project planning
  • Project time tracking
  • Real time notifications
  • Recurring / subscription billing
  • Recurring billing
  • Recurring task management
  • Reporting / analytics
  • Salary planning
  • Sales management
  • Spend management
  • Task assigning
  • Task scheduling
  • Team calendars
  • Testing / QA management
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Time tracking
  • Timesheets
  • Tracking features
  • Vacation tracking

Benefits

  • Productive is a professional service lifecycle management platform tailored for agency businesses and consultancies, with an all-in-one emphasis on making team and company-wide operations more profitable.
  • Customizable sales pipelines can be watched via a visual overview of deal flows, with tools for converting deals to projects, while resource planning capabilities include calendar-based work scheduling.
  • Project management features include task collaboration via commenting, file sharing and development notifications, with time tracking facilities accurately monitoring approved billable hours to meet budgets and issue invoices.
  • Real time profitability tracking supports fixed price or hourly budgets, overhead factoring, salary management, recurring budgeting and reporting by by client, project or project manager.
  • Productive "Run your agency" is a companion platform app for iOS and Android devices, providing native access to time tracking, task management, profitability budgeting, progress notifications and more.
  • Productive FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Productive.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Productive offer?

    Productive offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$15,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Try Productive free for 30 days, then:

    Billed annually = $12 per month, per user
    Billed monthly = $15 per month, per user

    Non-profits and charities get 50% off.

    Q. What are the main features of Productive?

    Productive offers the following features:

    • Agile methodologies
    • Assignment tracking
    • Automatic notifications
    • Billable hours tracking
    • Budget control
    • Budget management
    • Budgeting
    • Budgeting & forecasting
    • CRM
    • Calendar management
    • Collaboration tools
    • Commenting
    • Cost tracking
    • Customizable invoices
    • Dashboard
    • Database creation
    • Document creation
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Email integration
    • Event tracking
    • File sharing
    • Forecasting
    • Hourly billing
    • Idea management
    • Invoice history
    • Invoice management
    • Invoice processing
    • Kanban board
    • Leave tracking
    • Media planning
    • Mobile integration
    • Notes management
    • Overtime calculation
    • Planning tools
    • Prioritization
    • Profitability analysis
    • Progress reports
    • Project / product planning
    • Project billing
    • Project budgeting
    • Project planning
    • Project time tracking
    • Real time notifications
    • Recurring / subscription billing
    • Recurring billing
    • Recurring task management
    • Reporting / analytics
    • Salary planning
    • Sales management
    • Spend management
    • Task assigning
    • Task scheduling
    • Team calendars
    • Testing / QA management
    • Time & attendance tracking
    • Time tracking
    • Timesheets
    • Tracking features
    • Vacation tracking

    Q. Who are the typical users of Productive?

    Productive has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Productive support?

    Productive supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Productive offer?

    Productive has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Productive support mobile devices?

    Productive supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Productive integrate with?

    Productive integrates with the following applications:

    QuickBooks, Xero

    Q. What level of support does Productive offer?

    Productive offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support

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