Hansoft

Hansoft

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Hansoft is a project management and product development software for everyone in R&D. It combines powerful backlog management with agile, gantt and lean ways of planning.

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Hansoft review by <span>Samuel B.</span>
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"Worth mentioning"

What do you like best?

The chart feature. Being able to convey a period of work in a plethora of charts is useful in various scenarios. (ie. Justifying capacity increase, displaying time spent)

Also, being able to hit ctrl+z is best feature.

What do you dislike?

The lack of dynamic options. I am unable to create an ideal capacity VS scope burndown as the needed column will not work inside a formula.

I don't like the tab system and would prefer side menus.

Adding new windows to the To Do List is a strain as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check out other programs such as Jira first, make sure that whichever program you choose has the flexibility you might want further into your project.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hours management, task allocation, and priority planning.

I've realized that setting up a dynamic priority system is next to impossible with Hansoft, thus we have regular meetings to discuss changing priorities.

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Hansoft review by <span>Thomas C.</span>
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"Hansoft Review"

What do you like best?

- Tracking Hour Actuals

- Dashboards are clean and concise

- Multi Project System

- Task Tracking is simple and easy

What do you dislike?

- We have yet to work together in finding a solution for using Hansoft's Bug Tracking System

- There are some issues in regards to Actuals vs Work Remaining that have been address in upcoming patches, hopefully the patch will solve most of the issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hansoft has allowed us to view cross team projects on tasks and priority allocation, giving us more capacity to distribute users across other teams for other projects. This helped our team communicate and allowed us to plan for future tasks that we did not think of before. There is still overhead for training up a new user in Hansoft and it can look daunting at first but once you get used to it, the UI is actually quite simple.

What Project Management solution do you use?

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Hansoft review by <span>Jörgen L.</span>
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"Best in class tool for project and product management"

What do you like best?

Hansoft's powerful support for planning and visualisation simplifies desicion making and creates a transparency for all parts of the organisation where the tool is used. Hansoft is flexible and easy to adapt to the needs of the organisation or project. It's the only tool I've come across my 20+ years in SW development that is revered by developers, project managers and line management.

What do you dislike?

Support to export the timeline view is missing. Screenshots is a workaround but support to make PDF's would be nice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it using the free version. The online manual is a very good companion when getting to know Hansoft.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hansoft makes it easier to see the current status of projects. Less time is spent on meetings. Hansoft also enables efficient multi-site development (i.e. less travel).

Hansoft review by Administrator in Computer Games
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"Had a lot of potential but failed to double down on some of the smaller details"

What do you like best?

* Collaborative project management

* Collaborative task ownership

* Supports creative and technical workflows

* Git and P4 integrations

* Reports

* Supports wide range of working disciplines

What do you dislike?

* Accuracy of reports e.g. Really need to be able to assign tasks to a per minute level.

* In Gantt mode, if 2 or more tasks takes less than a day to complete Hansoft, in gantt mode will simply make a less than 1 day task finish in one day and line up the next less than 1 day task to continue the next day.

* Responsiveness and transparency of new features/fixes or addressing user concerns and imrpovement requests

* Ease of Integration to other third party tools software e.g. Git, P4, etc

* Price point for making custom/own integrations

* Lack of in-depth and continuous video/webinars just have a look at www.allegorthimic.com youtube channel and can see the complete difference, they are actively always engaging the community of users and really really helping them to master the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

* Fully evaluate other options on the market.

* Fully understand your teams workflow before considering hansoft. Knowing detailly how your team works is crucial as it is not a magic bullet to solve problems. More technical industries that dont have multiple disciplines and dependencies could get away with not using it, but teams or studios that have 2 or more very different disciplines could consider this as a possible option.

* If your going to use hansoft, really take advantage of its reporting, automation, pipelines and workflows features, and newly added custom columns.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

* Distributed task and project management and tracking

* Project workflow and methodology for multidisciplinary team

* Increase project management efficiency and workflows

Hansoft review by User in Computer Games
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"Work with Hansoft, not around it!"

What do you like best?

The dashboard 's my absolute favourite, it beats the mundane excel graphs sheets with a dynamic dashboard, that gets updated when the data is updated.

Bug Report/QA has been a great tool for the QA to keep a track on, it records enough details to inform the team what exactly the issue is.

What do you dislike?

Customised Column hidden in Planning is visible after the report is made from the product backlog and I cannot block product backlog visibility from users

Gannt:

Cannot record hours under "duration", instead, it record as days which makes it difficult to track the exact time. Yes, initially you can log in as hours, but when you move the Gannt bar, the hours automatically changes to days and you cannot switch to hours.

* I understand Hansoft is for agile and yes its a hybrid, but it does cause of us a lot of difficulties when we have to make an accurate report on the actual man days.

Agile:

"work remaining" gets wiped off from the record as soon as the task is completed, can not track what was inputted. The only way to retrieve is to deep dive into the task history, which is a nightmare if you have lots of tasks to decipher.

Kanban Pipeline:

Is good if you know how to use it, but be cautious if you switch workflow from kanban piple to default, you will lose all your data record in the kanban pipeline, which makes it very inconvenient.

To Do List

I wish the task could be displayed the same way as it is under planning and not individually, as this can be intimidating at times for some users to see the unclustered tasks, it doesn't look organised and can be confusing when users are assigned lots of multiple task.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

R&D, Projects that require Agile. I like how easy it is to use the backlog, I can instantly commit to a sprint and uncommit at the same time.

Hansoft review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Multiple team silos in one project"

What do you like best?

I like how user friendly it can be. There is a bit of a learning curve but everything feels intuitive. Like for the most part when i want to do something there is a natural path to follow that makes sense.

How easy it is to track large scale projects is also very nice, having multiple team silos in each project is quite easy to do.

What do you dislike?

I don't think the graphs are as customization as they could be. For example, stacked graphs could have a more in-depth functionality for showing different pieces of data that follow themes. For example, I have 2 different columns in a bar graph, and 3 pieces of data. I want the first column to be DataSet1, and I want the second column to be DataSet2 & DataSet3. At the moment, the only way to do that is to create a new tag for them and separate it that way. It would be nice to have that functionality built in.

The Board mode is rough all around. The controls feel strange too, like how using the scroll wheel will zoom in. I'd also like the ability to filter tasks through a keyword or other filters, instead of only a Sprint. If there is a large task with many subtasks fitting into the Sprint, I cannot plan each of the tasks in board view and check the progress that way.

There should be more ways to customize the built-in Capacity tracker. I think that it's fantastic at what it does, but it railroads users into that method. Allowing us to do things like add Actuals/Time Spent to the capacity planner would help with agile resource allocation as things come up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Task tracking, capacity planning and hours allocation.

With this we're able to figure out how everybody on the team is spending their day, and we can look for inefficiencies more accurately.

Hansoft review by <span>Brian G.</span>
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"Hansoft Review"

What do you like best?

The ability to quickly create and organize tasks. Extremely easy to build out the backlog and break epics down into tasks and commit them to the sprints. Very useful to break down people working on projects/add in vacation days/etc. Estimating and recording work per task was relatively painless. On a more project-management side, to be able to get in and adjust people's hours dedicated to the project was useful. The ability to also have the project view in a more gantt-style just to see how the schedule would fall. The ability to create additional projects and link tasks between projects was also useful, especially when we wanted to have a "high-level" version of the project that was primarily tracking the main stories, rather than all the tasks (to present to the executive level).

What do you dislike?

Unable to set up Hansoft as Project > Teams > Sprints > Tasks with cross-dependencies, so we had to set it up as Sprints > Project > Tasks and have all the teams set up inside the same sprint. It wasn't super easy to link task dependencies to each other that I found when using it. Trying to schedule out people's time off was near impossible, to the point we stopped trying and just reduced their time dedicated to the project by the amount of time they were taking off.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Every project management software has plusses and minuses. It really depends what you're looking for in the software. Hansoft does a fantastic job in building out a project, especially in the backlog. The feature improvements I saw while I was using Hansoft was reassuring that they are listening to their customer base. Their customer support is great, usually responding within 24 hours (and a lot of time, same-day).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've shipped several games using Hansoft as our project management software. I really enjoyed using the backlog to prioritize epics as well as nest the broken-down stories under the epics. Hansoft does an excellent job with nesting stories and tasks.

Hansoft review by Administrator in Entertainment
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"Not as logical as I would hope."

What do you like best?

I like the visual reporting capabilities out of the box, it's quite easy to build a good looking report to provide various pieces of information.

What do you dislike?

The input of data leaves a lot to be desired. As well as the flexibility of how to manipulate that data for various PM purposes. Simple things like capacity planning do not make sense to provide an accurate high level representation of how resources are being allocated and where there's capacity to take on more. Also, to get the data we need, there's a lot of administrative overhead.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Like many companies, ensure that you have properly outlined your requirements and what you are looking for in a tool, what needs you want to address, and how scaleable it is throughout the organization before committing to a product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Due to these challenges we aren't able to realize a lot of benefits aside from having a centralized location to track progress of tasks and effort at a very basic level.

Hansoft review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Project organization in an agile way"

What do you like best?

We now use Hansoft for all of our project management and the metrics that we can pull from it are very helpful in targeting what our weaknesses are and where our processes are working.

What do you dislike?

One of our primary reasons for purchasing Hansoft was due to its Git integration. However, we discovered that it does not support any vendors such as BitBucket or GitHub which we need to link projects to commits.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not purchase this if you are looking for integration into source control at this time. For everything else, this product works wonderfully.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everyone now understands the roadmap and where projects are with the various teams with little effort. We have visibility into each team without having to go through a lot of manual status updates. Having the velocity metric also helps us plan for future sprints and look back at past ones in a simple manner.

Hansoft review by <span>Per W.</span>
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"Hansoft does have its problems"

What do you like best?

Easiness to create user stories. Easy to change order.

What do you dislike?

User Interface, leaves something to wish for.. I find it hard to navigate in the product. Editing stories can be a bit.... cumbersom. Too small boxes.

I am not that happy with direct saving (making it hard to revert changes). Search function is not that good to use.

Only using Story points has its backdraws as we sometimes want to specify days instead.

Integration with our other tools (mainly code versioning) is lacking. Having a primary ID (that do not change) in the main view would have helped a lot when referencing stories from outside. The URLs include the header (that might change).

Creating iterations, and set date for them, is a hassle.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider if the integration with other tools is enough.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Does support our Agile way of working.

Hansoft review by <span>Kyle S.</span>
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"Getting to know hansoft"

What do you like best?

At the most basic level, Hansoft was easy to pick up and enter user stories and tasks. The team loved the ease at which we can move tasks to different sprints as well the transparency it brought.

What do you dislike?

My biggest dislike would have the be the steep learning curve after the initial setup. There are quite a few different options, so getting familiar with them, and learning how to set them up correctly and efficiently was difficult form me.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Organizing product backlog into manageable parts, transparency to team members, ability to track team members/accountability.

Hansoft review by <span>Skanda M.</span>
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"Great tool for Agile"

What do you like best?

The UI is fairly intuitive and works great. Another project that I was associated with was using this tool and I was pretty impressed by how easy is this software to use. It definitely provides a good and a clean way to combine all of our project management needs at one destination. Prior to this, we have been using sticky notes, oral tracking and some other crude tracking methods. However, with Hansoft, Agile management is more structured.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing much I really dislike of this. I guess they have well desgned it and everything seems ok.

Recommendations to others considering the product

None at this point. The tool seems fairly adequate

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using hansoft for Agile. However, I am not sure what business problem we are trying to solve. Agile enables projects to be managed.

Hansoft review by <span>Laurent B.</span>
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"one of the best "

What do you like best?

easy to setup, work almost out of the box and do the job for end users

What do you dislike?

Too ressources angry. Not optimized correctly.

Lacking a true and nice permissions system.

Shares system is terrible and make upgrades a nightmare.

Perforce plugin is so bad that there is no way to have it working correctly on big instances.

On an IT point of view, it's pure nightmare.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a nice tool for project management and bug tracking but it suffer from design decisions and make it painfull to administer on the IT side

Hansoft review by <span>Silvia (Chia-Chi) L.</span>
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"data tracking and project progress visualization has a lot room to imporoved"

What do you like best?

can access it from different location and machine

team members can see the tasks assigned in real time

What do you dislike?

in Gantt scheduling, the bar can only take "day" instead of hours.

it doesnt support waterfall like project well

it cannot restrict the normal user to modify the name of a task, manager cannot chose to control what normal user can see and cannot see, especially product backlog or certain columns

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

not yet found

Hansoft review by Executive Sponsor in Computer Software
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"Great, flexible, on-premises project lifecycle tool"

What do you like best?

Flexibility. Hansoft is highly flexible, and the only product I evaluated that permitted combinations of Agile/SCRUM and classical scheduling within a single project.

Performance (being local) is great, and reporting/analytics are better than competitors I evaluated.

What do you dislike?

-Interfaces: misleadingly poor GIT integration (doesn't integrate with major GIT vendors like GITHub, BitBucket etc.)

-Weak permissions model (not enough granularity)

-Import/export can be tricky.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product. Beware of GIT integration claims.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Replacement for TFS and MS Project for application lifecycle management, and facilitate our transition to Agile.

So far, results have been good, the analytics capability is excellent, and we've had success with our fist few projects in Hansoft.

Hansoft review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Hansoft, user and administrator"

What do you like best?

All in one place. Configurable projects so that it can fit different projects. Dashboards are powerful to get good insight in what the backlog contains.

What do you dislike?

Administrator part of Hansoft. More focus should be put into making it easy to administrate. User groups can only be set by administrators, should be possible for main managers also. Better visualization in terms of creating an atonomy of US and Epics. The backlog can be quite huge after a while so some sort of scrubbing feature would be much appriciated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working with many teams on different sites in the world and shares the same backlog.

Hansoft review by <span>Davide M.</span>
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"Hansoft helps team working"

What do you like best?

The best thing I like is its effectiveness for team working on a project. Good user interface and valuable instrument to share information about the project progress inside the team working on it

What do you dislike?

Nothing relevant, some bug are often solved with new releases. Not easy to use for beginners, it requires some time to experience with it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working in agile in quite complex projects

Hansoft review by <span>John C.</span>
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"Best at what it does"

What do you like best?

It does what it does for software development better than its competition. Across the board relative to producer usage.

What do you dislike?

Non producers don't love it as much as JIRA. JIRAs integration tools are superior, especially when looked at against Confluence, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cross site development is possible with Hansoft where it never was with MS Project. JIRA is catching up though.

Hansoft review by Administrator
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"Amazing software, simple and very client oriented"

What do you like best?

The entire software works but what works for our company is the easy communication and fast problem resolve

What do you dislike?

We are still new, so far everything is running smoothly, ut if I could ask something, it would be be features focused on Human Resource projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You wont regret paying this software. It's really great

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project management and process tracking for game development

Hansoft review by User in Entertainment
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"The best agile project management software"

What do you like best?

The UI is very intuitive and easy to work with. It provides great usability for non-production staff, making them want to use it.

What do you dislike?

Needs better methods for reporting, especially report distribution. Also, portfolio management could be vastly improved. See JIRA Portfolio Planner.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Hansoft is amazing, but super expensive. You need to ensure you're getting complete value by utilizing every possible feature to make the return worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking dependencies and overall project progress, as well as finding major scope changes when they happen so we can adjust our overall scope or project timeline.

Hansoft review by User in Computer Games
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"Great dashboard and easy navigation "

What do you like best?

I like the customizable dashboard - we are growing our insights team rapidly - adding in new data streams and looking at local, regional and global data. We are able to to this very easily with Hansoft.

What do you dislike?

I don't have any personal dislikes. We try a lot of software platforms and tools and so far Hansoft has been a good one for what I needed most.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest problem solved for the way my team uses it is looking at custom data sets, pulling custom reports and being able to integrate SDKs easily.

Hansoft review by Administrator in Entertainment
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"Reliable project management software"

What do you like best?

As an administrator, Hansoft is a very easy software to manage. There are few to none incidences of crashes or something not working as expected.

What do you dislike?

There is no feature to cancel long running dashboards. Dashboard hangs need a service restart causing application downtime

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy project management software for agile

Hansoft review by <span>Carlos B.</span>
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"Hansoft has been a great access to quickly build and understand complex project schedules"

What do you like best?

The easy of working via the backlog, project, and QA sections and flexibility using agile and waterfall methods simultaneously.

What do you dislike?

Complexity of dashboards require a lot of effort and steep learning curve.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We build games with a distributed dev and QA team and benefit from the customize-ability of the interface.

Hansoft review by User
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"My Review of Hansoft"

What do you like best?

Great for agile methodology and large/complex teams working on large projects

What do you dislike?

Not good for tactical small projects, better suited for Large enterprises than medium businesses

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing projects. We've realized with large teams we needed a tool manage folks for their time worked, effort, and tasks. Hansoft has made it possble to organize this work more efficiently.

Hansoft review by User in Health, Wellness and Fitness
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"Hansoft "

What do you like best?

Ease to use and also extremely high usability.

What do you dislike?

Pricing is a little on the higher side.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pricing should be little competitive with similar products.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It lets us manger multiple projects across different company departments.

Hansoft review by Administrator in Entertainment
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"Overall review"

What do you like best?

Project management features, usability, workflow management

What do you dislike?

The price, the multiassignation to 1 task

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We easily adapt workflows when needed.

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