Workfront

Online Enterprise Work Management Software

4,3 /5 (1025 reviews) Write a Review!

Workfront Overview

What is Workfront?

Workfront is an enterprise work management platform that helps people do their best work and companies to operate with more precision and accuracy. By centralizing all work in one system, teams can move faster, identify potential roadblocks, and deliver more work on time and on budget.

Workfront helps orchestrate critical work across teams, departments, and even geolocations. Leaders can drive strategy while people can see how their work ties to the mission-critical initiatives of the business. When work is in one platform, leaders can see the capacity of their teams and the backlog of work that needs to get done. Initiatives are resourced appropriately and discussions about work priority are informed by data instead of hunches.

Because Workfront is connected to over 150+ enterprise applications, people can continue to complete their work in the tools they use- Adobe, Jira, Salesforce, ServiceNow- without sacrificing one place to view the status of a project. Work managers are able to monitor the progress of their initiatives without status meetings or emails, and people are able to update their tasks and collaborate with their peers in one place.

Workfront provides the tools people need to focus on the right work, allows people to produce their best work, and helps teams delivery work on time so companies can stay successful and competitive in a digital world.

Workfront Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Open Source
Value for money

Workfront offers several license types depending on the functionality each user requires. Full licenses provides robust, enterprise-grade project management tools for project managers, administrators, and executives, while other license types arm team members and internal/external collaborators with the functionality they need to track, approve, and plan their work. Contact Workfront for more pricing information.


Workfront Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German and 4 others, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Media

Mobile apps
Approve digital content or tasks within Workfront.
Activity updates
Build an audit trail with electronic signatures on important content approvals.
Keep work progressing through stage gates or milestones.
Keep your portfolios healthy by prioritizing projects based on your portfolio's objectives.
Work moves automatically through your process based on deadlines and assignments.
Take back control over your day by connecting your tasks and meeting calendars for one view of all work.
Work in the methodology of your choice- Agile Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, or a mix.
Measure anything with custom reports and dashboards. Integrate with other systems to see the true ROI of work and view the actual costs of projects.
Workfront video Workfront video Workfront screenshot: Mobile apps Workfront screenshot: Approve digital content or tasks within Workfront. Workfront screenshot: Activity updates Workfront screenshot: Build an audit trail with electronic signatures on important content approvals. Workfront screenshot: Keep work progressing through stage gates or milestones. Workfront screenshot: Keep your portfolios healthy by prioritizing projects based on your portfolio's objectives. Workfront screenshot: Work moves automatically through your process based on deadlines and assignments. Workfront screenshot: Take back control over your day by connecting your tasks and meeting calendars for one view of all work. Workfront screenshot: Work in the methodology of your choice- Agile Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, or a mix. Workfront screenshot: Measure anything with custom reports and dashboards. Integrate with other systems to see the true ROI of work and view the actual costs of projects.

Workfront Reviews

Workfront Reviews

Overall rating
4,3
/
5
Excellent
466

Very good
456

Average
89

Poor
9

Terrible
5

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4,2
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4,4
90% recommended this app
Faith P.

It has given us ability to plan, manage, and measure work based on data

Sharing of projects is now easy and every member of the team has up to date data on project progress. Moreover, executives look for loopholes to help in easily and monitor progress.


Eliabeth P.

My favorite project management system by miles

I've used Workfront with three different companies over the last five years. I've been able to use Workfront to help cut campaign request, approval and building in half, to solve the "everything through email" issue and to manage an extremely high volume of request from internal, external and disparate teams in a large organization that is change resistant. It's been meldable, helpful and honestly fun to learn and grow with Workfront as a company and as a system.


Claire W.

Workfront Helps Your Team Manage Projects

Overall, I think Workfront has helped our team manage multiple projects in an effective way. With this tool, we have been able to launch campaigns and assignments efficiently and it has helped us stay on track with getting tasks completed in a timely manner.


Judy P.

Long time administrator of AtTask/Workfront


Verified Reviewer

Great Project Management Tool

Overall, this is the perfect tool for marketing teams specifically, especially those who practice more of the agile marketing strategies. We previously used Trello, which I love, but Workfront provides so many more features, analytics, and potential for better collaboration among teams.


Faith P.
Industry: Banking
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

It has given us ability to plan, manage, and measure work based on data

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/31
Review Source: Capterra

Sharing of projects is now easy and every member of the team has up to date data on project progress. Moreover, executives look for loopholes to help in easily and monitor progress.

Pros

It has given us ability to plan, manage, and measure work based on data which helps organization executives to monitor work in real-time using the data. The most important thing is that their support team worked with us from the beginning to create a platform that best fits our job environment. Now we can easily work in teams as we are able to plan, create and share tasks and projects within the platform and most importantly Workfront was integrated with the softwares that we use on a daily basis. Another benefit is that they offer a free trial for an organization.

Cons

The vendor support team took a little bit longer in creating the Workfront platform that could best match our needs but in all it was a success and now we are good.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Eliabeth P.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

My favorite project management system by miles

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/07
Review Source: Capterra

I've used Workfront with three different companies over the last five years. I've been able to use Workfront to help cut campaign request, approval and building in half, to solve the "everything through email" issue and to manage an extremely high volume of request from internal, external and disparate teams in a large organization that is change resistant. It's been meldable, helpful and honestly fun to learn and grow with Workfront as a company and as a system.

Pros

I love that Workfront is easy to configure and change as your organization grows. It's easy to stay up to speed with and make changes based on system changes and your organization changing. I also am in love with the reporting and custom data features. Custom forms and the ability to manipulate them to get data has been invaluable in every organization I've been in to date that has used Workfront.

Cons

I don't really have a ton of complaints if the system is configured well. Maybe that there are too many features? It can be a lot to wrap your head around but if you have the time to get to know it it is irreplaceable.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Claire W.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

Workfront Helps Your Team Manage Projects

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/09/25
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I think Workfront has helped our team manage multiple projects in an effective way. With this tool, we have been able to launch campaigns and assignments efficiently and it has helped us stay on track with getting tasks completed in a timely manner.

Pros

Workfront has helped our team organize projects in a functional way. It allows you to group similar tasks and assign subtasks to members of your team with due dates, hours for completion, etc. Workfront also includes a built in calendar that integrates with your tasks, so if you're off on PTO or a holiday, task due dates automatically update to work around your schedule.

Cons

Workfront can be counter intuitive sometimes when it comes to time management. There are a few functionality issues that I think could be updated to better serve its users. One example of this is having to click a button to say you're working on the project, rather than just clicking once to say you've completed the project. The interface design could also be updated to be a little more user-friendly and visually appealing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Judy P.
Industry: Management Consulting

Long time administrator of AtTask/Workfront

Reviewed on 2015/09/01
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

Workfront has allowed our department to fine-tune our projects, which consist of approx. 45-50 projects per year over three selling seasons, all working concurrently. We have been able to integrate our Product Development dept in NYC and our distribution facility in South Carolina, in order to Go to Market in a seamless manner. There is visibility for anyone who needs it and a range of reporting functions.

Cons

It can be frustrating to set everything up in a particular manner, only to have it become a 'legacy'. The challenge I've faced as the admin for my company is that it's not my full time job and it can be time-consuming to figure things out at times, or try to configure a work-around to meet our needs. The reporting has improved a lot since we started with the product 7 years ago, but there are still some basic needs that aren't met, such as the fact that there's a beautiful Milestone report, but it's not printable. It is the exact type of report that is most useful for our organization, but it's impossible to print out for our dept meeting, for instance.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great Project Management Tool

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/08/25
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, this is the perfect tool for marketing teams specifically, especially those who practice more of the agile marketing strategies. We previously used Trello, which I love, but Workfront provides so many more features, analytics, and potential for better collaboration among teams.

Pros

We started using Workfront several months ago so that we could better track our projects, deadlines and time spent on each tasks. I think it’s pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it, but it can take some time to implement and get everyone on board. It’s perfect for keeping the team organized and on track, and it helps us make sure we aren’t spending to much time on certain projects. You can easily tag users to provide updates; upload documents to share; provide proofs which is especially beneficial for collaboration amongst graphics designers, content managers, and marketing strategists; log your time spent on each task; and so much more. It also provides data so you can see how many projects each team member is doing, how much time is being spent, etc which is super helpful for determining a team’s efficiency.

Cons

It can be a challenge to get it up and running. It’s very complex so learning all of the features can take some time. Setting up some of the tasks and due dates can be frustrating and prone to human error, but overall it’s a great tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,3/10
Based on 1 025 user ratings
Compare user recommendation rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

Workfront Pricing

Workfront Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Open Source
Value for money

Workfront offers several license types depending on the functionality each user requires. Full licenses provides robust, enterprise-grade project management tools for project managers, administrators, and executives, while other license types arm team members and internal/external collaborators with the functionality they need to track, approve, and plan their work. Contact Workfront for more pricing information.

Workfront offers several license types depending on the functionality each user requires. Full licenses provides robust, enterprise-grade project management tools for project managers, administrators, and executives, while other license types arm team members and internal/external collaborators with the functionality they need to track, approve, and plan their work. Contact Workfront for more pricing information.

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 1 025 user ratings
Compare value for money rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

Workfront Features

Workfront 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
4,2/5
Based on 1 025 user ratings
Compare features rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

Categories

Additional information for Workfront

Additional information for Workfront

Key features of Workfront

  • API
  • Anti spam
  • Approval process control
  • Archiving & retention
  • Assignment management
  • Assignment tracking
  • Audit trail
  • Auditing
  • Automatic notifications
  • Budget control
  • Budgeting
  • Burndown charts
  • Calendar management
  • Capacity planning
  • Client management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative review
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Compliance management
  • Configurable reporting
  • Configurable workflow
  • Custom development
  • Custom fields
  • Custom forms
  • Customizable branding
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data import/export
  • Data visualization
  • Deadline tracking
  • Disaster recovery
  • Document management
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Due date tracking
  • Email integration
  • Filtered views
  • Gantt charts
  • HTML5 technology
  • Help desk tracking
  • IT / software projects
  • Microsoft Outlook integration
  • Milestone tracking
  • Permission management
  • Planning tools
  • Portfolio management
  • Prioritizing
  • Process improvement
  • Product integration
  • Productivity reporting
  • Progress tracking
  • Project dashboard
  • Project management
  • Project templates
  • Project time tracking
  • Project tracking
  • Project workflow
  • Projections
  • Real time data
  • Real time monitoring
  • Real time reporting
  • Real time updates
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Request routing
  • Role-based permissions
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • Security & encryption
  • Storyboarding
  • Task management
  • Task planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Third party integration
  • Time & expense tracking
  • Time tracking by project
  • Timesheet management
  • Timesheets
  • Version control
  • Workflow management

Benefits

  • Work Management - Manage the complete lifecycle of work from idea generation all the way through to delivery. Coordinate efforts between teams using multiple work methodologies- Agile, Waterfall, mix- without disrupting collaboration or workflows. Allow people to manage work from anywhere with our tablet and mobile apps.

  • Project Management - Creating and executing cross-departmental initiatives in Workfront is easy and intuitive. By automating workflows and standardizing processes, work managers can plan new work in minutes. Our suite of visualization tools lets each person customize the way they want to work- Agile, waterfall, or a mix. Our interactive Gantt chart, robust real-time reporting, and custom project dashboards give managers complete visibility into status, roadblocks, risks, and issues throughout the entire project.

  • Portfolio and Program Management- Drive business initiatives forward by grouping projects into programs and portfolios. Create business cases to evaluate new work and automatically align all projects to the portfolio's objectives. Instantly see which projects your portfolio should work on, and track the progress and financials back to the portfolio's objectives.

  • Task Management - Team members know the work they need to do and they have all of the information they need to complete their tasks. Collaboration, documents, details, and timelines are in one view so everyone can get their work done faster than ever.

  • Issue Tracking - Every project has it's hiccups. Workfront tracks these detours with issues so you can compare your plan to the actual work. Each issue is attached to a project so all work remains in one place.

  • Demand Management- Create custom request and intake forms so your teams get all the information they need to complete their work. Automatically route incoming requests to the right team so work can get started quickly. Set up scorecards to evaluate incoming work based on custom criteria. Requestors receive automatic updates on their work eliminating random status check emails.

  • Resource Management - Use your most precious resource- your people- to their fullest capacity without burning them out. Use Artificial Intelligence to assign new work to the right people and level the workloads across the team. See the true capacity of your team and make sure you have enough people to complete the department's current and future work.

  • Team Collaboration - Workfront orchestrates collaboration across teams, departments, and geolocations. With updates steaming in like a social media feed, people are notified of relevant actions and conversations happen in the context of projects and deliverables. With integrations to common productivity tools- email and chat, Workfront centralizes the conversations to everyone stays in the loop.

  • Time Management - Workfront has a native timesheets to capture the hours spent on a project, task, or issues. Timesheet approvals happen with Workfront so people don't have to track time in multiple systems. Connections with financial systems allow for easy billing or payment from the data captured within Workfront.

  • Review and Approval- Work isn't finished until the ink dries on the final approval stamp. Workfront automates all approval processes getting feedback from the right people, in the right order. Gone are the days of missed versions, incorrect feedback, or paper signatures. Workfront makes sure people are reviewing the right version, and allows people to compare versions side-by-side for faster approvals.

  • Reports & Dashboards - With more than 50 standard reports and unlimited configurable reports, Workfront provides executives, managers, and project teams with the information they require to make informed decisions. Learn where projects are steering off course, keep profitability in mind on client work, and track where your department is focused so leaders can make more strategic work decisions.

  • Digital Content Hub - When content and workflows are disconnected people lose valuable time searching for information or operating with outdated information. Use Workfront Library to manage your work in progress content and share final deliverables with the right people.

  • Product Integration - Workfront integrates seamlessly with all business-critical applications to automate workflows and surface insights about the true cost of work. With Workfront Fusion, you can connect Workfront to 150+ business applications. Our native integrations with Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, Jira, Slack, and Adobe allow people to work in familiar tools without requiring duplicate work. Our RESTapi lets you integrate with any solution to meet the needs of your business.

  • Auditing & Governance - Providing a single place for all project information within Workfront give you an audit trail to authenticate compliance with corporate standards. Integrating cross-departmental collaboration, visibility and compliance eliminates the need for disparate, department-specific software, email, or other patchwork approaches.

  • Universal Compatibility - Workfront is an IT-friendly solution to manage all company projects, resources, and processes with world-class efficiency. Workfront is browser independent and works on Windows, Mac, or Linux, and even on your favorite mobile devices, helping teams get work done everywhere.

  • Workfront FAQs

    Workfront FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Workfront.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Workfront offer?

    Workfront offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription, Open Source

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Workfront offers several license types depending on the functionality each user requires. Full licenses provides robust, enterprise-grade project management tools for project managers, administrators, and executives, while other license types arm team members and internal/external collaborators with the functionality they need to track, approve, and plan their work. Contact Workfront for more pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of Workfront?

    Workfront offers the following features:

    • API
    • Anti spam
    • Approval process control
    • Archiving & retention
    • Assignment management
    • Assignment tracking
    • Audit trail
    • Auditing
    • Automatic notifications
    • Budget control
    • Budgeting
    • Burndown charts
    • Calendar management
    • Capacity planning
    • Client management
    • Collaboration tools
    • Collaborative review
    • Collaborative workspace
    • Compliance management
    • Configurable reporting
    • Configurable workflow
    • Custom development
    • Custom fields
    • Custom forms
    • Customizable branding
    • Dashboard creation
    • Data import/export
    • Data visualization
    • Deadline tracking
    • Disaster recovery
    • Document management
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Due date tracking
    • Email integration
    • Filtered views
    • Gantt charts
    • HTML5 technology
    • Help desk tracking
    • IT / software projects
    • Microsoft Outlook integration
    • Milestone tracking
    • Permission management
    • Planning tools
    • Portfolio management
    • Prioritizing
    • Process improvement
    • Product integration
    • Productivity reporting
    • Progress tracking
    • Project dashboard
    • Project management
    • Project templates
    • Project time tracking
    • Project tracking
    • Project workflow
    • Projections
    • Real time data
    • Real time monitoring
    • Real time reporting
    • Real time updates
    • Reporting & statistics
    • Request routing
    • Role-based permissions
    • Search functionality
    • Secure data storage
    • Security & encryption
    • Storyboarding
    • Task management
    • Task planning
    • Task scheduling
    • Third party integration
    • Time & expense tracking
    • Time tracking by project
    • Timesheet management
    • Timesheets
    • Version control
    • Workflow management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Workfront?

    Workfront has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Workfront support?

    Workfront supports the following languages:

    Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Workfront offer?

    Workfront has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription, Open Source

    Q. Does Workfront support mobile devices?

    Workfront supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Workfront integrate with?

    Workfront integrates with the following applications:

    ATOMIZED, Azuqua, Bitium, Boomi, Domo, Dropbox Business, MediaValet, Percolate, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Widen Collective

    Q. What level of support does Workfront offer?

    Workfront offers the following support options:

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