About Hydra

Hydra is a project resource management solution designed to help professional services design, execute and optimize their projects through knowledge management. With tools for managing best practices, knowledge, risks, requirements, time, budget, resources, and capacity, Hydra is designed to help businesses of all sizes manage their projects and execution, as well as project planning, collaboration, scenario planning, reporting, and more.

Hydra provides users with tools to help organizations deliver projects on time and on budget. Multiple projects can be managed in real time with one page displaying updates on completed tasks, progress, risk logs, requirements, and more. With Hydra, users have full control over costs with budget tracking and financial reporting to track the spend on each project compared with forecasts. Workflows can be set up to automate processes including risk management, resource planning with under and over utilization indicators, capacity planning with automatic re-distribution of resources across projects, task assignment based on employee skills, and more.

To facilitate knowledge management, Hydra allows users to store, manage, and share documents from one centralized location, with instant access to online and offline documents relating to projects. Hydra also uses blueprint technology to create meta-data copies of projects and best practices in order to improve the forecasting and planning of future projects.

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Key benefits of Hydra

  • Generate 'what-if' scenarios to analyze the impact of different changes on projects and resources, including cost changes, customer changes, and more. Use results to effectively plan project changes and avoid overspending, over utilization of resources, and other issues.

  • Gain business insight with reports on a range of different project and business metrics, displayed in report dashboards at project, company, and customer level for instant, real-time access.

  • Manage resources and assign tasks to the most suitable employee based on skills, availability, and more, and view analytics to pinpoint the under or over utilization of team members so that issues can be resolved as soon as possible.

  • Track all projects, portfolio and resources using Hydra and benefit from the collaboration tools such as real-time information, social updates, and file sharing between multiple teams, locations, suppliers, and customers.

  • Create unique Blueprints, meta-data models, that capture best practices and know-how. Service Execution is governed by Blueprints to ensure projects are delivered consistently and according to best practices, lowering the risks and costs of future projects.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Chile, Colombia, United Kingdom, Peru, United States

    Supported Languages

    English, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    N/A

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Hydra Software - Reports & dashboards provide users with insight into metrics such as project progress, risks, portfolios, and more
    Hydra Software - Use the resource management tools to assign tasks to team members based on skills or availability
    Hydra Software - Assess the impact that introducing new projects will have on the business and plan priorities with the capacity planning tool
    Hydra Software - Manage portfolios by viewing Gantt charts, task progress, requirements, deliverables, and more
    Hydra Software - 'What-if' planning allows users to predict the impact that different changes will have on projects
    Hydra Software - Project Management Office
    Hydra Software - Knowledge Management
    Hydra Software - Business Intelligence
    Hydra Software - Risks, Issues and Requirements Management
    Hydra Software - Blueprints and Best Practices to standardize your projects
    Hydra Software - Task List by Priority of Work
    Hydra Software - Time and Finance Management
    Hydra Software - Collaboration and Control
    Hydra Software - Project Planning
    Hydra Software - Skills-Based Planning
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    Features

    Total features of Hydra: 38

    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Budget Management
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • CRM
    • Change Management
    • Client Portal
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customisable Templates
    • Dashboard
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Document Management
    • File Sharing
    • Gantt/Timeline View
    • Issue Management
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Multiple Projects
    • Percent-Complete Tracking
    • Portfolio Management
    • Project Management
    • Project Planning
    • Project Planning/Scheduling
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Projections
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Reporting/Project Tracking
    • Requirements Management
    • Resource Allocation & Planning
    • Resource Management
    • Risk Management
    • Task Management
    • Testing/QA Management
    • Time & Expense Tracking

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    Frances L.
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    Excellent system, impeccable support team

    Reviewed on 14/05/2013

    An excellent system, very recommendable for a project department to keep track of resource effort...

    An excellent system, very recommendable for a project department to keep track of resource effort usage and capacity planning. Useful repository for all project information. The best part about it is the team, who work hard to fix your problems and also incorporate your suggestions into new builds and releases.

    Pros

    Support team
    Constant revisions and build fixes
    Capacity analysis
    Resource management
    Timesheeting
    Customisable to your needs
    Reporter
    Project Register

    Cons

    Not able to 'plan' projects as well as MS Project - soemtimes you essentially just want a checklist of very small tasks that for part of the plan but are neither a milestone nor large enough to constitue a new code.

    If you use the 'costs' part of the system, you would probably want to input this data twice; in Hydra and also in some other budgeting system/spreadsheet as Hydra is not yet sophisticated enough to handle the complexity of a project budget

    You need training in Crystal Reports to create your own reports, which you will most likely need

    Rebecca J.
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    Review of Hydra Software V8

    Reviewed on 03/04/2013

    LCC ICT first implemented Hydra in 2005 and have seen the product go from strength to strength.

    LCC ICT first implemented Hydra in 2005 and have seen the product go from strength to strength.

    Pros

    - Easy to implement with regards to the technical changes.
    - The software has the potential to revolutionise the way you plan your Portfolios of work and how you undertake workforce planning.
    - Increased visibility of projects, what will be delivered on time and to budget.
    - The system comes with standard reports and you also have the option to develop your own reports using SQL / Crystal Reporter.
    - The consultation service offered by Hydra Management Limited is excellent and has assisted us in the development of a number of different solutions.

    Cons

    - The cultural changes required within the organisation to fully realise the benefits associated with this software are more challenging than intially anticipated and require top down leadership to ensure success.

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    Hydra has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Hydra supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    Hydra supports the following devices:

    We do not have any information about what integrations Hydra has

    Hydra offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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