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Hightail

4.2
(557 reviews)

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Hightail Features

Communication

Status Updates

Post brief status updates or micro blogs

86%
(Based on 44 reviews)

Instant Messaging

Message others 1:1 or within groups

90%
(Based on 6 reviews)

Activity Feed

Ability to filter and customize a live feed of activity on the network

87%
(Based on 43 reviews)

Notifications

Receive real-time notifications about content or groups from within the software or via email

89%
(Based on 62 reviews)

Comments and Voting

Post comments on blogs, microblogs, documents, and other items. Vote on posts or content that others have shared.

87%
(Based on 41 reviews)

Discussions

Share ideas, ask for advice and gather feedback from coworkers

87%
(Based on 38 reviews)

User Directory

Search or browse through a directory of users on the network

85%
(Based on 36 reviews)

Online Status of Coworkers

View the online status of coworkers on the network

84%
(Based on 29 reviews)

Tasks

Task Creation and Assignment

Create and assign tasks for individual users with details and due dates.

85%
(Based on 19 reviews)

Due Dates

Set deadlines on tasks.

80%
(Based on 17 reviews)

Task Prioritization

Set priority levels on tasks so individuals can organize their work.

84%
(Based on 18 reviews)

To-Do Lists

Each user can view their list of tasks to be completed.

79%
(Based on 17 reviews)

Content Management

File Sharing

Upload and share files such as documents, images, and videos

95%
(Based on 180 reviews)

Document Collaboration

Create and edit documents with other users in real-time

92%
(Based on 71 reviews)

Version Control

Review the latest version of a document, track changes, or revert to an older version of a document if needed

91%
(Based on 44 reviews)

Tagging

Tag content to organize and assign to specific departments or categories

90%
(Based on 39 reviews)

Knowledge Base

Ability to build a knowledge base and how-to articles

n/a

Surveys

Create polls or surveys to gather opinions on an issue or idea

n/a

Collaboration

Collaborative Project Planning

Multiple users can collaborate on the planning of a project.

86%
(Based on 20 reviews)

Comments

Discussion of tasks, issues or the project as a whole can occur within the system.

89%
(Based on 17 reviews)

Documents and Uploads

Media can be uploaded, associated with projects or tasks, discussed and annotated.

89%
(Based on 24 reviews)

File Management

File Type Support

Supports all required file types including but not limited to: Google Docs, MS Office, images, videos, etc.

94%
(Based on 29 reviews)

Metadata

Automatically adds descriptive metadata like file size and upload date, has standard metadata fields like keywords, and allows the definition of custom fields and vocabulary.

87%
(Based on 15 reviews)

Versioning

Keep track of incrementally changing versions of the same file.

90%
(Based on 16 reviews)

File Sharing

Upload and share files such as documents, images, and videos

97%
(Based on 31 reviews)

Search

Can easily find files via a simple and/or advanced search.

100%
(Based on 6 reviews)

Productivity Tools

Task Management

Create tasks and organize them by status, priority, or department

89%
(Based on 47 reviews)

Calendar

Add events to your calendar, share events with others, and view a team or company-wide calendar

87%
(Based on 27 reviews)

Search

Search for specific content such as users, documents, tags, or media

83%
(Based on 44 reviews)

Mobile

Allows software to be easily used on multiple mobile devices include phone and tablet devices

88%
(Based on 35 reviews)

Multi-Language Support

Enables users to view and contribute content in multiple languages

85%
(Based on 17 reviews)

Projects

Gantt Chart / Project Map

Projects can be mapped out with milestones, due dates, deliverables and interdependencies.

87%
(Based on 14 reviews)

Calendar View

Planned projects are mapped to a schedule with due dates and deliverables detailed day-by-day.

89%
(Based on 10 reviews)

Baselining / KPIs

Track key performance indicators or baseline assessments throughout project lifecycle or across multiple projects.

82%
(Based on 9 reviews)

Project Budgeting

Associate a budget with a project and allocate it accordingly by task or resource.

79%
(Based on 10 reviews)

Issue Tracking

Track issues and manage resolutions.

85%
(Based on 13 reviews)

Workflow

Process Automation

Specifying a series of conditions and actions can automate internal processes, is customizable to the complexities of organization's needs and easy to set up and execute.

95%
(Based on 11 reviews)

Collaboration

Multiple users can collaborate on document creation, annotation, and review.

93%
(Based on 11 reviews)

Comments and Tasks

Discussion of tasks, issues or the project as a whole can occur within the system.

92%
(Based on 18 reviews)

Social Feedback Portal

Communicate with team members and managers through a built-in customizable web portal. Users can communicate 1 on 1 with each other, and can ask questions, share frustrations, and make suggestions with varying degrees of anonymity.

n/a

Administration

Moderation

Administrators can moderate content to keep the environment appropriate for the workplace

90%
(Based on 12 reviews)

User, Role, and Access Management

Grant access to select data, features, objects, etc. based on the users, user role, groups, etc.

90%
(Based on 35 reviews)

Performance and Reliability

Software is consistently available (uptime) and allows users to complete tasks quickly because they are not waiting for the software to respond to an action they took

93%
(Based on 12 reviews)

Portfolio Management

Portfolio Coordination

Organize, prioritize, rate and score projects to best understand your business's progress and initiatives.

87%
(Based on 14 reviews)

Portfolio Budgeting

Allocate budgets between departments and projects, and allow users to control portions for their projects.

82%
(Based on 12 reviews)

What-If Scenarios

Managers can draw up multiple possible scenarios and weigh options based on profitability and resource capacity.

75%
(Based on 10 reviews)

Workflow

Automate task approvals processes and handoffs at project milestones.

86%
(Based on 14 reviews)

Request Management

Manage project and change requests in the system, approving or sidelining requests.

85%
(Based on 12 reviews)

Cost Tracking

Track total cost associated with projects and then report actual versus planned budget.

70%
(Based on 6 reviews)

ROI and Forecasting

Measure return on investment and leverage data to predict profitability of future projects.

74%
(Based on 8 reviews)

Risk Analysis

Forecast and account for project risk scenarios and apply plans to mitigate these risks in the system.

78%
(Based on 6 reviews)

Administration

User, Role, and Access Management

Grant access to select data, features, objects, etc. based on the users, user role, groups, etc.

92%
(Based on 23 reviews)

Policies and Controls

Ability to control file/folder access by user or group, external sharing permissions, editing policies, device location restrictions, sharing by device, etc.

93%
(Based on 20 reviews)

Security

Stores and transfers files in secure environment.

92%
(Based on 114 reviews)

Resource Management

Resource Database

Maintain a database of resources that contains employment details, skills and availability.

83%
(Based on 14 reviews)

Resource Allocation

Allocate resources to various projects, phases and tasks.

80%
(Based on 14 reviews)

Workload Capacity

Track resource workloads in order to dedicate the manhours of your workforce most effectively.

86%
(Based on 13 reviews)

Time Tracking

Associate effort with tasks including planned versus actual time allocated. Determine global or specific hourly rates for contract work or value to internal manhours.

93%
(Based on 6 reviews)

Platform

Mobile Apps

iOS, Android and Windows phone apps provide functionality that enable users to perform the same functions as they would on a PC.

84%
(Based on 16 reviews)

Web Interface

Ability to access documents via a web interface without a client being installed on a device.

95%
(Based on 29 reviews)

APIs

Enables custom integration to external systems.

89%
(Based on 11 reviews)

Platform

Alerts

The system alerts users of due dates, workflow handoffs or changes that affect their projects.

88%
(Based on 22 reviews)

Mobile

Offers a mobile app or mobile optimized website to manage projects and tasks on-the-go.

90%
(Based on 19 reviews)

User, Role, and Access Management

Grant access to select data, features, objects, etc. based on the users, user role, groups, etc.

92%
(Based on 19 reviews)

API / Integrations

Application Programming Interface - Specification for how the application communicates with other software. API's typically enable integration of data, logic, objects, etc. with other software applications.

n/a

Reporting and Dashboards

Access pre-built and custom reports and dashboards.

87%
(Based on 16 reviews)

Customization

Allows administrators to customize to accomodate their unique process. Includes ability to create custom objects, fields, rules, calculations, and views.

81%
(Based on 19 reviews)

Performance and Reliability

Software is consistently available (uptime) and allows users to complete tasks quickly because they are not waiting for the software to respond.

90%
(Based on 26 reviews)