Robert F. Especialidade: Engenharia mecânica ou industrial Número de funcionários: 2-10 funcionários
Hive is the only project management software that is cloud collaborative, has infinite sub tasks, and Gantt charts so it was an easy choice. Also it is not Microsoft Project so I don't have to deal with their insane billing methods.
Chatting inside tasks or letting task owners turn sub tasks into their own projects is great. Everyone can keep up with who is working on what and who needs help or what is holding up the project. Sign in and billing is super easy.
Support is extremely reactive when I have questions. There is a bunch of stats on task completion that I don't use, but look useful.
The mobile app has significantly reduced functionality compared to desktop.
Lindsey P. Especialidade: Publicidade e marketing Número de funcionários: 2-10 funcionários
Overall, Hive works for our Marketing team and customer service is exceptional (especially [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]).
The biggest frustration is that we tested a few systems and chose Hive because it combined messaging, we liked the look of it, and the ability to link external apps if desired. The ultimate reason we chose Hive, though, was because when tested, projects with a date range for a due date showed up at the beginning of that range, which is exactly what we needed and no other system did that. However, a month after we switched and installed, that changed and they now show on the due date which causes issues (and extra messages and meetings) for our team to make sure stuff is being worked on proactively.
We've had a large amount of issues with recurring actions and auto-snooze as mentioned above and I've reported it several times.
We've had Hive around 8-10 months and just went through redoing our entire workspace to hopefully make it more streamlined due to the systemic issues we were having. With that, I'll say there are several ways to utilize Hive and you can find what fits for your team.
So overall, good and bad - mostly good.
For our team of five, the most beneficial features are: ability to assign two people, ability to color code projects, ability to track time within a task, ability to add approvers within a task, direct and group messaging within the app (replaced separate use of Slack), Notes and ability to share them, and the "status" and "table" views for projects.
For our team, we have had repeat issues with recurring actions not functioning correctly, specifically with auto-snoozing actions and sub actions (even past their due date) as well as due dates when we try to update recurring actions. We shifted our set-up and re-entered all actions at one point to try and workaround the need for a recurring action. We also prefer for actions with a date range for a due date to show up as of the start of that date range so we know how many days we have to work on something, however they show up the day it's due.
Jeff C. Especialidade: Serviços meio ambientais Número de funcionários: 11-50 funcionários
Timely response to chat logs. It would be a great product if the e-mail integration actually added value to ones workflow.
Intuitive, easy to navigate. Many useful features you would expect with a project collaboration tool.
Gmail attachments make into to the HIVE e-mail interface only about half of the time. Of those that do make it into HIVE about 65% must be downloaded rather than simply read. Hive will read a g.doc via Drive but all other attachments must be downloaded. If you create an action from the Hive e-mail and want to work on the documents that are attached, you would have to download and reattach the the documents to the action card. That renders HIVE e-mail integration about useless if you get a lot of e-mails with attachments. For me Hive is a no go for that reason. But, also because only half of the attachments even make into Hive to begin with.
Christopher K. Especialidade: Publicidade e marketing Número de funcionários: 2-10 funcionários
Organization, costing, task management. The Hive app and mobile are also awesome!
We are a small digital marketing firm. We had tried other programs, but Hive had the best package of support, collaboration and work flow!
Time tracking needs some work, but that is eclipsed by the wonders of version control and mark up of assets prior to approval.
Sadie P. Especialidade: Publicidade e marketing Número de funcionários: 2-10 funcionários
Hive has made communication between our company's team easy. Now, we don't have to constantly call each other, have follow-up meetings, and walk into each other's offices. We can simply log into Hive and see who is doing what. We know when things are due and what needs to be done next. Because of Hive communication is easy so we can focus on getting jobs done for clients and getting them done on time.
Hive is ridiculously user friendly. I like most how our team can collaborate on different tasks and we all know who is doing what and when. We also know when everything is due and what is to be done next. It makes communication and completing tasks practically effortless. Now we can focus less on the lists and to-do's because of Hive; now, we have more time to focus on actually completing the tasks themselves. Because of Hive, we can get jobs completed for customers on time. I also really like the time clock feature, where we can log our hours for different tasks and clients. Plus, anytime I have questions or troubles, the Hive customer support team is right there, ready to help. I can't rave about Hive enough.
I honestly have nothing that I least like about this software. It's an amazing product that myself and our company uses every day.