A Great Solution for creative companies starting to track / manage projects
Trigger is aggressively priced and is great platform for companies (and their owners/bosses) who are skeptical or curious about the value of using a web-based platform to manage project, companies, time-tracking, etc... It gives us what we need right now and we've been very happy with the responsiveness of the Trigger team to answer questions and listen to our requests for new features or changes. They seem like a really well run company.
No software will ever do everything you need as it was not custom designed for our companies purpose or our unique operations. One of our biggest frustrations has been the ability to download more complete data from Trigger so that we can do more analysis and review in Excel / spreadsheets rather than the website/app. On a positive note, Trigger has listened to this request and they have been working on creating these solutions.
Nice project management tool gaps in a few places, but the team are working hard to build out.
Simple time and resource management.
Nice intuitive interface.
Quick and simple to set projects up.
Time tracking is easy and quick.
Good customer support.
Constantly adding new useful features.
The product development team listen to requests and you can quite often have an impact in the future of product development.
Integrates easily with lots of useful third party systems and apps.
Billing setup is slightly convoluted.
Invoicing is not simple/sometimes hard to generate correctly.
Resource allocation/management is not the best out there.
Decent features, excellent integrations, non-existent support.
It challenged my understand of my needs and helped me re-prioritize what I actually needed in a replacement service.
Xero accounting integration via API
Robust Slack integration
Employee timesheets view is mostly helpful
Abandonware level support. The only support I was ever able to receive was when I initiated by finding the phone number of the parent company in Australia and calling. I will say, they were completely lovely and helpful via phone and the couple followup emails. But after, total silence. In the end, I can't risk logging hours in a system with no support and we're moving to product that prizes it.
Here's a history of my support requests:
8/18/17 - Bug report with a video for their Kanban boards feature. (no reply)
8/21/17 - Questions about how best to use the Project Owner role. (no reply)
9/15/17 - Question about a users status in the system. (no reply)
9/18/17 - Follow up on above email. (no reply)
9/21/17 - Found the phone number for the NetEngine (parent company) office and spoke to customer service, who was lovely and incredibly helpful. Finally got some answers, an apology and an explanation that someone was on vacation.
9/22/17 - Support sends me an e-mail followup from my conversation with the person. My primary issue was resolved at this point. No responses or followups to Kanban bug or Project Owner emails.
10/10/17 - Very small feature suggestion for file attachments. (no reply)
10/17/17 - Bug report on an encoding issue (no reply)
10/19/17 - Forwarded the feature suggestion directly to personto let him know support wasn't responding. (no reply)
11/9/17 - Last e-mail to person letting him know support wasn't responding. (no reply)
Fantastic - easy to use, clean interface, has improved our workflow.
higher productivity within our teams, greater client satisfaction because they like the transparency Trigger offers, but at the same time we retain control of some information. Fantastic ease of use, and also integration with key software that our team uses - xero/google.
Love the look and feel of it, integrates well with Xero, Google Suite and it's easy to use with clients and contractors as well as regular staff. It has made working with teams across timezones very easy.
Very intuitive and great support - We have used similar programs a few in the past.
Streamlined the job timing and invoicing process on a small to medium Graphic Design team.
We are a graphic design studio and Trigger is an excellent fit for us, it connects seamlessly with our accounting software (Xero) and makes it very easy to invoice at the end of the month as apposed to a few other programs we have tried.
We have used other software that has a desktop timer which makes it a lot easier to time jobs as we have a lot of small 15 min jobs and this feature is sorely missed. Trigger have announced that they are developing this feature so we look forward to this in the future.
Response from NetEngine
Thanks James! Yes, we are hoping to release our new desktop Trigger Timer in May 2017, as well as our new integration with Slack. :)
Trigger has transformed our business
It provides us with account and task management
Trigger is very easy to use and is perfect for digital agency such as ours. We like how it is being developed and improved in response to requests.
I can't think of anything I don't like about it. Trigger suits our needs for a account/task management software perfectly.
An outstanding time management and invoicing system for small companies
Excellent project tracking and invoicing
it does what it must, it does it well and does not clutter you with fancy useless stuff! It has almost all functionalities required to manage your company projects from project management to invoicing. These are kept basic to preserve the system to the mission critical functions without dilution. The application is rock solid (not one single down time in 5 months) and has very few bugs (only one found)
Some limitation on the project management and planning/budgeting functionalities when come to proposal assembling.
This software is what I've been looking for over the last year
I have a small agency in Bolton, UK and have been looking for a time tracking tool which is easy to use and can be used without massive training or learning. There were a few bits I had to speak to customer services about but these became obvious it was me in a rush rather than the software.
It would be nice to have the option to download reports in a pdf format and white label them. So it's a bit easier to send through to clients at the end of the month. However, this is a minor thing I think would be a good addition.
The most user friendly time tracker and project management tool I have ever found.
Accurate and timely client and contractor billing. Ability to manage project timelines to ensure project completion.
Our team enjoys every aspect of this software, and finally, use it every day. Trigger has made my invoicing and contractor payments seamless, allowing me to invoice regularly with a click of a button.
Ease of use, reporting capabilities and amazing customer service. It is the first time I've found a tracking software that differentiates between employee and contractors, which is what i have been looking for 2 years now. Thank You Trigger!
Great Product - Excellent Support
After having tried out more products than I wish to remember we finally found Trigger. We tested it out and right from the beginning we liked it. It suited 90% of our needs. When we mentioned this to them they added the feature that was missing within a week. 100% Customer Satisfaction.
Easy to use - great support team
There is nothing that I can think of.
Intuitive and easy to integrate into existing workflow
Out of everything I've tried, which is basically everything there IS, Trigger is the only one that nails the UI and my staff is able to use it pretty much effortlessly, even the non-techie ones. Trying to get a team to adopt anything new is like herding cats! With Trigger, it's just so easy to understand that they just adopted it pretty much naturally.
Serviceable app, but not the best project management software available
The look and feel of the interface is good - it's one of the better-looking project management solutions.
Keeping track of tasks that you're involved in but are not currently assigned to is difficult. The control over notifications is not granular enough - you either get excessive useless notifications or you are left out of the loop.
This is a brilliant app that seamlessly helps you manage clients, projects and tasks. It has a great dashboard that gives you an easy to understand overview of your projects. It integrates into our accounting package ( Xero ) and pushes invoices across at the click of a button. You can keep an eye on your budgets at a project level or a company level. The timesheet function is great for a business owner as no time will go unbilled and your resources are all accountable for their cost of seat.
Simple, Easy to Use , Great GUI , Budget tracking , Accounting Integration with Xero
None so Far
This is a fantastic way to stay organised, keep on top of multiple projects, and even your own to do list. Being able to add users to projects, takes away email conversations, and keeps everyone up to date on how things are progressing. Issues are kept in one place, and nothing is missed. Trigger App has helped me better assess how long various projects take, meaning we can price our services better. - Excellent.
Easy to use, Can be intergrated with accounting software, Can upload images to tasks
I've found nothing that I don't like about this App.
Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10