G2 Crowd announces Winter 2015 rankings of the best time tracking software

Five platforms earn High Performer status while Replicon and Harvest top overall satisfaction rankings in crowdsourced report

best time tracking tools winter 2015 g2 crowdCHICAGO – December 18, 2014 – The first Grid℠ report for time tracking software, announced today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks nine products to help purchasers in their selections.

The Winter 2015 report is based on more than 220 reviews written by business professionals.

The Grid℠, which is created from G2 Crowd’s software review engine, factors in customer satisfaction reported by users and vendor market presence determined from social and public data to rank products.

Time tracking software allows users to record and analyze the amount of time spent on tasks and projects. These products typically replace paper timesheets and offer electronic methods of tracking time, invoicing clients, and producing reports. More sophisticated products may also include additional product management tools, custom features and interfaces, or integrations with core professional services automation (PSA) tools and accounting platforms.

This report includes standalone time tracking products, as well as platforms that include time tracking modules as part of a larger suite of PSA tools.

To qualify as a Leader, a product must receive a high customer satisfaction score and have substantial market presence. None of the time tracking tools included in the report were Leaders. High Performers have high customer satisfaction scores with a smaller market presence than Leaders. Replicon, Harvest, Toggl, Journyx and Clarizen were named High Performers. While Replicon and Harvest both earned the highest customer satisfaction scores, Replicon had a higher overall score due to its larger market presence.

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G2 Crowd Publishes Winter 2015 Rankings of the Best Project Management platforms

Two platforms earn Leader status while Wrike tops overall satisfaction rankings in crowdsourced report

best project management software g2 crowd winter 2015CHICAGO – December 16, 2014 – The first-ever Grid℠ report for project management software, announced today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks 15 products to help purchasers in their selections.

The Winter 2015 report is based on more than 600 reviews and ratings from business professionals.

The Grid℠, which is created from G2 Crowd’s software review engine, factors in customer satisfaction reported by users and vendor market presence determined from social and public data to rank products.

Project management platforms are designed to coordinate effort between members of a team and impose order on the projects they are juggling. Core features allow the organization and assignment of tasks as well as higher level visualizations of project timelines and processes. Some of these systems employ time tracking or collaboration tools, like document versioning, comments and chat.

Project management tools offer a wide range of functionality, from relatively simple to-do list managers to large enterprise suites, and from industry-specific products to highly customizable, admin-intensive systems.

To qualify as a Leader, a product must receive a high customer satisfaction score and have substantial market presence. Wrike and Microsoft Project were named Leaders in the report. High Performers have high customer satisfaction scores with a smaller market presence than Leaders. Trello, Basecamp, Harvest, AtTask, MindManager, Smartsheet, JIRA and Asana were named High Performers. Wrike earned the highest overall customer satisfaction score.

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Andy McAdams: G2 Crowd Member Q&A #12

andy mcadams g2 crowdOur latest featured member is from the Keystone State, more specifically Western Pennsylvania. Andy McAdams is a software product manager at Victory Media, and a frequent G2 Crowd reviewer.

To be considered for a future Q&A, just write a few software reviews on the site and email dhonigman-at-g2crowd if you’d like to partipicate.

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G2 Crowd announces Winter 2015 rankings of the best payroll software

Three platforms earn Leader status while SurePayroll tops overall satisfaction rankings in crowdsourced report

best payroll software winter 2015 g2 crowd

CHICAGO – December 11, 2014 – The first Grid℠ report for payroll software, announced today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks 12 products to help purchasers in their selections.

The Winter 2015 report is based on more than 275 reviews from business professionals.

The Grid℠, which is created from G2 Crowd’s software review engine, factors in customer satisfaction reported by users and vendor market presence determined from social and public data to rank products.

Payroll software allows companies to easily perform and track their payroll processes. It typically includes functionality to calculate and pay salaries, account for benefits and payroll taxes, process payroll, and print or deposit paychecks directly. Some payroll products are sold as a module of an HR management suite or integrate into core HR platforms.

To qualify as a Leader, a product must receive a high customer satisfaction score and have substantial market presence. SurePayroll, UltiPro and QuickBooks Desktop were named Leaders in the report. High Performers have high customer satisfaction scores with a smaller market presence than Leaders. APS Payroll Solution, ZenPayroll, Wagepoint and ProPayroll were named High Performers. SurePayroll earned the highest overall customer satisfaction score.

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Closing in on the big 2-0. (Thousand, that is.) Write our 20,000th review and win a prize!

20000-software-reviews-g2-crowdA few months ago, we hit the 15,000 review milestone. The lucky reviewer, Greg Fazekas, won a fancy set of headphones and was featured on the G2 Crowd blog.

All of this feels like it happened yesterday, especially since we’re already on to our next milestone, and are quickly closing in on 20,000 business software reviews!

We’re going to celebrate this milestone by giving away another set of fancy headphones, and some more G2 Crowd swag.

Again, we’d like to thank our great community, and its awesome members – some of whom we’ve featured on our blog. At the end of the day, we can’t do what we do without you providing your fantastic, thoughtful insights on the products you use.

Post the 20,000th review, and we’ll email you with the email address you used to sign up for the site, or the one that’s associated with your LinkedIn account.

Keep your eyes peeled because – who knows – the winner might be you!

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