Productive

Project lifecycle management for agencies and consultancies

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Productive Overview

What is Productive?

Productive is an end-to-end project management tool made for agencies and professional service business. Productive comes with an integrated Sales Pipeline, Resource Planning, and powerful Project Management features. With a strong focus on profitability, Productive also includes employee cost rates and company overhead costs into your profitability reports. As a cherry on the cake, we can also predict your future revenue with our resource planning and progress reports.

Productive Overview

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

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Profitability capabilities include the running of reports that monitor profitability in real time
Real time project profitability monitoring offers an overview breakdown of employee productivity
The Tasks tab provides access to task list management with the ability to add comments
Time approval tools are used to agree employee time entry and decide whether hours are billable
A visual overview of sales pipelines aids the understanding of sales deal flows
Project management features can be arranged within a board or list view
Productive's prompting system helps employees track their time
Real time profitability tracking makes for reactive monitoring, feeding back revenue totals versus billable hours worked
Productive allows fixed price or hourly (time and materials) projects to be run, or a mixture of the two types
Profitability reports factor overheads into the total company costs, including facility costs
Productive screenshot: Profitability capabilities include the running of reports that monitor profitability in real time Productive screenshot: Real time project profitability monitoring offers an overview breakdown of employee productivity Productive screenshot: The Tasks tab provides access to task list management with the ability to add comments Productive screenshot: Time approval tools are used to agree employee time entry and decide whether hours are billable Productive screenshot: A visual overview of sales pipelines aids the understanding of sales deal flows Productive screenshot: Project management features can be arranged within a board or list view Productive screenshot: Productive's prompting system helps employees track their time Productive screenshot: Real time profitability tracking makes for reactive monitoring, feeding back revenue totals versus billable hours worked Productive screenshot: Productive allows fixed price or hourly (time and materials) projects to be run, or a mixture of the two types Productive screenshot: Profitability reports factor overheads into the total company costs, including facility costs

Productive Reviews

Productive Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
21

Very good
8

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,8
100% recommended this app
Luka P.

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


Robert N.

Gave me a running start

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.


Yasmien W.

Easy to use and the interface is simple and easy to navigate through.

Task productivity and transparency in team tasks


Mauricio P.

Great tool, but a bit expensive


Jeff H.

Game Changer

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.


Luka P.
Industry: Design

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

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Robert N.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: Self Employed

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
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Yasmien W.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Easy to use and the interface is simple and easy to navigate through.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/05/24
Review Source: Capterra

Task productivity and transparency in team tasks

Pros

Very simple to navigate through. It is easy to set up collaborative tasks and track team productivity.

Cons

You have to enter your tasks manually to track your tasks and timing. It also does not seem to give you an accurate overview of your weeks tasks productivity.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Mauricio P.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great tool, but a bit expensive

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/17
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Productive worked great for us at the beginning, and really helped us to keep track of our projects and costs.

Cons

Pricing was a bit high compared to other tools and there were some features missing like real time board updates.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Jeff H.
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 2-10 Employees

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.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,6/10
Based on 29 user ratings
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Productive Pricing

Productive Pricing

Starting from
US$15,00/month
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.

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.

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 29 user ratings
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Productive Features

Productive Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Features
4,3/5
Based on 29 user ratings
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Additional information for Productive

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
  • 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
  • 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

    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
    • 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
    • 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:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size 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 Online Advanced, Xero

    Q. What level of support does Productive offer?

    Productive offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, FAQs, Online Support, Knowledge Base