Parallax vs Ideawake

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Parallax

Category: Project Management Tool
Industries: Business, Marketing, Communication

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Ideawake

Category: Project Management Tool
Industries: Marketing, Business, Fianncial

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Parallax reviews

Overall, it's an improvement over Forecast (our previous tool), but performance and ease of use are somewhat prohibitive to rolling this out to the rest of the team for heavier adoption. Despite having so many users, only a few of the people on the team have been able to really use the tools effectively without intensive onboarding.

- Joseph W. Technology Director

The Parallax team is really nice, and I'm rooting for them! I think that in order to be more useful, we could use better communication around release notes (or some expectations about when/what type of communication we can expect). Sometimes I crack it open and there are new features that I find myself needing to learn on the fly. Cool to have new features (and mostly I really can figure them out) but some closing of those loops would be helpful.

- Vanessa S. Head of Client Strategy

I can already see the benefits of adding the Parallax system to our team. It will be very impactful for quick reporting and real-time data. The ramp-up to get the data in was really rough and my expectation was there would be a dedicated team on the Parallax side to help make the ramp-up easier. There was high-level guidance provided but not many proactive "best practices" based on AG's contracts until I brought them to meetings. Have a more standard approach to evaluating company's contracts and how you can easily add them to Parallax would help go-forward

- Robert R. Sr. Manager

Ideawake reviews

Ideawake has proved very worthy in my company's use case(s), we have found this platform as a large upgrade to our previous systems, most of which relied on multiple Microsoft products. As this software continues to grow and expand to allow for further functionality, integrating the platform into more of our departments seems inevitable.

- James L. Clinical Laboratory Technical Specialist

Increased engagement, idea generation, innovation.

- Carson W. Innovation Specialist

The updated website eliminated downsides.

- Oliver W. Senior Manager, Business Transformation

Pros & cons

Parallax

Pros
Great team to work with, strong future for the software
We didn't want to sacrifice user satisfaction for the new functionality
The Parallax team has been enthusiastic and helpful
Parallax has helped us break away from spreadsheet -based talent planning
It's more stable and reliable than our prior approach and promises to support us well as we grow
The team is amazing, the software is amazing, I literally can't recommend this enough
This is head and shoulders about its competition."

Cons
The URLs don't capture the state of the interface you're looking at (different insight views, date ranges, etc.), making them useless to bookmark and copy/paste to other people
This is made more complicated because URLs can't be bookmarked or copy/pasted to coworkers
The URLs change periodically, which makes them useless to bookmark
Often defaults to views based on quarter and I have to repeat efforts to set my filters
When the team and project sizes get larger, this becomes a problem
There are so many things & options, all in not so obvious locations
Graphs & tables do not have consistent colors across the board and it is hard to locate a key for what everything means."

Ideawake

Pros
Ideawake is a great tool backed by even better people
Overall, a great solution for idea crowdsourcing and management
The Ideawake team is extremely supportive and has made incremental improvements to the platform based on feedback
Staff is incredibly friendly and helpful in reaching desires of customers
Integrating to this system from an older system is aided by helpful tools to move existing data to this platform
SENSITIVE CONTENT] have been very helpful as well
I am hoping this platform really helps us as a company."

Cons
Some features are still in development
Some users may find the software difficult to navigate once receiving Admin access
The learning curve is there
It is easy once you understand the system, but if you are thrown in without any education or training, it could be difficult at first
I say this as I was added to this project after it was already selected, so i did miss any training that was done."

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