Workzone

Workzone

Cloud-Based Project Management Made Easy

4.6/5 (92 reviews)

Workzone Overview

Organize projects by tasks (and subtasks), assign who’s responsible and when it’s due. Link tasks together to see how a change in one area affects the rest of the project.

Workzone automatically sends notifications when tasks are late and lets project managers quickly identify projects needing immediate attention.

Workzone is particularly valuable in these situations:

- Marketing departments / ad agencies / service firms who support multiple clients or departments: create distinct, secure workspaces for each group, setting access by user to appropriate projects and files.

- Projects that follow similar processes: create templates for projects that you do regularly (such as new product development, implementations, marketing communications), saving time and improving consistency across projects.

- Staying on top of a large number of projects: Workzone’s cross-project views and automatic alerts help you focus on the specific projects that need your immediate attention.

Pricing

Starting from
US$200,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Workzone Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
93% positive reviews
62
Excellent
24
Very good
5
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
Christine M.

Great Project Management tool!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/19
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

My team uses this for our corporate marketing efforts. We support all internal teams with collateral, graphic design, powerpoint deck creation, landing page and website updates, internal emails, external emails, social media posts, etc. We use Workzone to keep track of all of our deliverables and to show the value we are bringing to our business.

Pros

I really like the features and functionality and the customer service for this tool. You can tell that the company really cares, and they help me solve for specific project management organization and reporting issues that my team faces, and taught me some best practices for utilizing this tool to solve for our problems. Great tool if you have multiple team members and multiple projects going on at once. My favorite feature is the calendar, and how you can select which tasks you want to appear on the calendar. Great in helping our team have greater visibility to everything going on each day.

Cons

The price is steep for multiple users, we have about 20 users. They do have a tiered pricing structure, but it's still more expensive than our previous tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Kevin S.

Workzone rollout, Daily use

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/02
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Excellent experience, the tech support is terrific, online questions are answered immediately, most times a simple Google search results in your answer. Phone support is off the charts, I only had to leave a voicemail a few times and a follow up call was returned right away. Follow up from the sales/implementation team is excellent as well. I have used other products in a past work environment and this has been a main issue for me in the past, not so with the Workzone team.

Pros

Intuitive design/functionality. Flexible configuration/set-up, the product allows you to define user roles between different project types with the same individuals, (i.e. users can be reviewers in one work space while having a higher role defined in a different work space). Very cost effective product for our size of a company, to receive this powerful functionality at this cost point was important. We use it for engineering, sales/marketing as well as production/shop projects. We intend to eventually adapt our Quality-Six Sigma projects to use Workzone. Management really likes the visibility/accountability and reporting provided by Workzone. The time tracking function is easy to use and was a big seller for management.

Cons

When entering new tasks it is a little cumbersome to set the sequence of the tasks in the project view. The due date and task completion time automatically re-shuffle the sequence so if you make a mistake entering a task or sub task it can get confusing. It is easier in the GANNT chart view. Some users who aren't comfortable using a GANNT chart struggle a little bit with this when first starting out.
Project numbering by the automatic feature is restrictive, you cannot adapt it if you have a current method for numbering projects, so you still have to keep a data base/list of project numbers.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Michele F.

WrokZone-Project Management One stop shop

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/12
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Overall experience with WZ has been great and I don't say that lightly. WorkZone has helped transform our PMO and our enterprise. We have been with WZ since 2015. The driver behind us looking for a solution and selecting WZ was primarily driven by the lack of transparency in our organization and the WZ tool provides the visibility we need from a project, resource perspective as well as providing the organization the enterprise picture of all projects in the works, upcoming and ones to be reviewed.

Pros

We all know that moving or using different tools brings inherit challenges but with the WorkZone platform, the transition is pretty simple. The platform itself is really user friendly, there are training modules, videos, how to guides and an awesome sales/support team to help your organization through the process.
Key benefit take-aways-ease of resource use, easy set-up, PMO 1 stop solution from project requests (project intake process), document management for projects, time tracking of resource tasks and portfolio reporting (must have for my company) and other key reporting reports are already built into the system. The ability to comment and tag people for input has also been extremely value add as all of those comments go into WZ and you can see the history before the project was assigned or kicked off.

Cons

There are a couple idiosyncrasies from a project management perspective. None of which are showstoppers and have easy workarounds.

PM's seem to be continually challenged using FS (finish to start) for task planning.
No critical path-this is actually an upcoming WZ to-do
No project to project dependencies-this is actually an upcoming WZ to-do
No true milestones (0days duration)-WZ is time based so every tasks needs time allocated. 1min is the workaround we use along with the milestone category.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Amy L.

Workzone makes project management a snap.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/28
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Project management is just one of the many facets of my job. After researching several software packages, Workzone met all of our needs for assigning and tracking marketing and design projects and well as task management for our events team. We use Workzone every day and would be lost without it.

Pros

- Ease of use is key. The training we provide for new team members takes about 1/2 hour.
-The cost of Workzone (for us, a nonprofit organization) was a pro. We have all the facets of the product we need and the cost is very reasonable (especially compared to other products we tested).
- Customer service deserves an "A" if not an "A+".
-Because project management is just a facet of our job, WorkZone appealed to us because it had just the right amount of features, without being overwhelming.

Cons

- I wish there were more templates set up for the type of projects we use (design and copy). Now that we've used WorkZone for several years, they may have these, but we've built out own.
- You can easily get carried away with email notifications, especially if you oversee many projects/ staff. (This is customizable and probably has more to do with how we choose to use WorkZone.)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Rachel F.

Great tool for any Project Manager

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/11
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

We manage several hundred construction projects from bidding, to design to shipping. These projects can run for years and Workzone has helped us stay organized. We have all the information about he job at our fingertip. Reminders helps us stay on top of projects before due dates. The ease of the platform allows everyone (designers, sellers and yard operators ) the ability to stay on task by sharing and pass the baton when their part is done. This has helped us reduce errors, ensure deadlines are met and spend less time looking for information.

Pros

We have been using this software for about three years now and cannot imagine life without it. Best thing about the software is the ease of use. For a software that's so robust, it's quite intuitive. The team have been able to figure out how to navigate around with minimal training. We also like that we can store files with the tasks and can set reminders. Although we haven't had to use them a whole lot, customer service has been very responsive.

Cons

Getting reports is not idea, but this may be more what we need. Reporting functionality if fine and I can usually extract the information I need and manipulate it to get what I want.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Workzone Pricing

Starting from
US$200,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is based on the number of users needed, with the price per user going down as the number of users goes up. Contact us for a specific price quote for your situation.

Workzone Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Multiple Projects
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Tracking

  • Automatic Notifications
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Gantt Charts
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Third Party Integration
  • Timesheets

Additional information for Workzone

Key features of Workzone

  • API Integration
  • Approvals Workflow
  • Automated Reports
  • Custom Branding
  • Email Alerts
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Versioning
  • Flexible Permissions
  • Full-text Search
  • Gantt Chart
  • Group Calendar
  • Image Markup
  • Individual To-Do Lists
  • Project Request Forms
  • Project Templates
  • Projects Overview Dashboard
  • SSO Capability
  • Secure File Sharing
  • Task Dependencies
  • Time Tracking
  • Unlimited, Free Support
  • Workload Reports

Benefits

Workzone is powerful enough to manage your projects effectively but simple enough that your team will actually use it.

Most project management software (like Microsoft Project) is too complicated, with hundreds of little-used features that get in the way of the handful that are really important. Entry-level tools, like Basecamp, are simple enough, but offer little more than basic to-do lists.

We designed Workzone with the power to manage real-world business situations, with a usability accessible to less technical users.

Workzone FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Workzone.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Workzone offer?

Workzone offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$200,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Pricing is based on the number of users needed, with the price per user going down as the number of users goes up. Contact us for a specific price quote for your situation.

Q. What are the main features of Workzone?

Workzone offers the following features:

  • API Integration
  • Approvals Workflow
  • Automated Reports
  • Custom Branding
  • Email Alerts
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Versioning
  • Flexible Permissions
  • Full-text Search
  • Gantt Chart
  • Group Calendar
  • Image Markup
  • Individual To-Do Lists
  • Project Request Forms
  • Project Templates
  • Projects Overview Dashboard
  • SSO Capability
  • Secure File Sharing
  • Task Dependencies
  • Time Tracking
  • Unlimited, Free Support
  • Workload Reports

Q. Who are the typical users of Workzone?

Workzone has the following typical customers:

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

Q. What languages does Workzone support?

Workzone supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Workzone offer?

Workzone has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Workzone support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Workzone supports

Q. What other apps does Workzone integrate with?

Workzone integrates with the following applications:

Asana, Basecamp, Dropbox, GitHub, Harvest, JIRA Software, QuickBooks Online, Trello, VisitorTrack, Zendesk

Q. What level of support does Workzone offer?

Workzone offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials