Hydra Solutions

Hydra

4.5 / 5 3 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Project-oriented organizations that need to organize resources efficiently. Having a clear visibility of what each person is doing and maximizing resources allocation and project manage efficiency.


Average Ratings

3 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Hydra Solutions
  • www.hydra.cloud/en/
  • Founded 1994
  • United Kingdom

About This Software

Hydra's professional services automation software drives fast knowledge transfer and adoption of best practices. Hydra is designed to help organisations to define, execute, control and govern their projects, to ensure consistent and successful results every time a project is delivered. - Project & Portfolio Management - Knowledge Management - Time & Expenses Management - Document Management - Financial Management - Resource Optimisation - Advanced Reporting


Features Checklist

  • Budget Management
  • Bug Tracking
  • Collaboration
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Testing / QA Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking

Product Reviews

Excellent system, impeccable support team

May 14, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

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

Overall: 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.

Review of Hydra Software V8

Apr 03, 2013
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

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.

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