Automaton

Admation


3.5 / 5
129 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Admation is for any brand (corporte or retail) marketing team or creative agency looking for an cloud based solution to manage all aspects of their marketing projects including resources and assets.


Average Ratings

129 Reviews

  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 3 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Automaton
  • www.automaton.com.au
  • Founded 2001
  • Australia

About Admation

Admation is a cloud based approval workflow solution for brands and ad agencies that have had enough of the daily grind. Streamline your approval workflow with a tool that enables you to manage and track all of your reviews and approvals from one central hub. Key features include briefing templates, online proofing tools (all media including video and websites), batched feedback, tiered approvals, reminder notifications, DAM, reporting tools, and many other user-friendly features.


Admation Features

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Budget Management
  • Client Portal
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Resource Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Campaign Management
  • Collaboration
  • Document Management
  • File Sharing
  • Project Management
  • Task Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Budget Management
  • Collaboration
  • Dashboard
  • Issue Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Capacity Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Filtered Search
  • Resource Allocation
  • Skills Tracking
  • Utilization Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Create Subtasks
  • Gamification
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Mobile Access
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Recurring Task Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Spreadsheet View
  • Task Board View
  • Time Tracking
  • To-Do List View
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Document Management
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Mobile Access
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Configuration

Admation Reviews Recently Reviewed!


A powerful tool for tracking artwork submission and approvals.

Sep 26, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. You can see where all your current jobs are, what their job numbers are and if they have been reviewed and or approved.

2. The preview is fast.

3. Great for tracking progression of a job.

4. The Admation team bring out regular improvements to the software.

Cons: 1. It involves too many steps to upload a single piece of artwork.

2. It generates a different job number for every element of a campaign, if you have 60 pieces of artwork you have 60 different job numbers for one campaign. Surely the description of the file dictates the difference without the need for seperate job numbers.

3. Overly complicated at times.

4. Markups to PDF's are very messy. Shame it doesn't use Acrobat to markup.

Overall: I can see what my jobs are and importantly what their job numbers are so I can track the artwork down from the server. I can also find relevant material to a job assuming the client has remembered to upload anything.

Vendor Response

by Automaton on October 31, 2017

Hi Ben,
Thank you for providing us with your constructive feedback.
We acknowledge the problems your are experiencing which is why we'd like to schedule a call with you so that our support team can discuss each point of issue in detail.
We love to see the positive responses regarding admation and we hope to continue this through our regular product feature releases. Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team.

simple concept difficult to master

Sep 26, 2017
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Admation ensures every of our creative that goes to market has been gisned off by relevant stakeholders (provided people remember to use it). Easy to approve work (as an approver)

Cons: can become very frustrating when there are countelss rounds of signoff... the tool is used in our organisation as a complicated collaborative working tool that generates resentment at times when things are submitted again aand again for minor changes when a phone /meeting or email could get everyone on the same page.

very annoying that you have to download word docs to mark them up and it can't be done in the software

Overall: peace of mind that our enterprise complaince around signoff is met

Vendor Response

by Automaton on October 31, 2017

Hi Tom,
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on admation. We understand your frustrations with the approval process with large organisations such as BUPA, where there are so many stakeholders and multiple revisions. We hope that admation over time actually reduces the number of revisions by offering greater transparency across teams. The benefit of using a tool such as admation rather than email to manage approvals is that it helps organisations meet their marketing compliance obligations. Please let our product support team know if you have any other issues. Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team.

It's confusing where to find things, not displayed in a visual way for visual people

Sep 26, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The "Resources" button is the most useful for seeing how people's days are filled and how much time I have allocated towards projects.

Cons: It's just extra work- we're not sure if files get sent properly through admation so we have to double down and email them also- we need to double book- first on admation and then on google cal; these features should be synced so only one action needs to be taken. Admation needs better integration with Google. Also, tasks should be shown for visual people; given an option to switch views.

Vendor Response

by Automaton on October 31, 2017

Hi Sylvia,

Thank you for your recent review of admation. We really appreciate the feedback.
Sylvia, our team is aiming to have the ability to subscribe to your admation calendar available in the next 6 to 9 weeks. Currently, admation users are able to subscribe to Project Dates, Away Days, Meetings and Approval Deadlines, and we believe our users should also be able to subscribe to their Tasks.
Regarding how tasks are displayed, on the Tasks page there is a List and Calendar view option available under the 'My Tasks' section. Please feel free to contact our friendly Support Team who can provide you with any additional help or information.

Many Thanks, Admation Support Team.

I use Admation to log jobs as well as receive jobs from within the Marketing team.

Sep 26, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like the ability to view changes and comments digitally on each revision. I like the ability to file jobs with key words. I like that I can see the status of a job by its colour. I find being able to add my own deliverable types really useful.

Cons: The comments made on revisions can take a while to load when flicking from page to page. It would be great if the zoom feature could be improved. I find that grabbing a section to enlarge it can be a bit time consuming. The marketing team would like to be able to download all deliverables at once, especially when we have big campaign jobs with print and digital collateral in a job. We also don't really use the daily revision report email notifications. I would like to be able to scroll down through my list of jobs instead of having to check the second page when more than 31 items have been created.

Overall: It enables me to keep track of my deadlines more efficiently.

Vendor Response

by Automaton on October 31, 2017

Hi Amy,
Thank you for your constructive feedback. We would like to inform you that admation has undergone some improvements since you last provided your feedback, namely optimising page load times and improving our zoom feature.
We are continuously implementing new features to admation. The suggestions you have made have been noted and conveyed to the development team.
Our product support team will be in contact with you with regards to turning off daily revision reports. Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team

Admation works well when it works

Dec 17, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The feedback mode and direct chain from client to suit to studio is the best part of the software.

Cons: The interface is very buggy. On multiple occasions, the site has crashed at pivotal moments i.e. when you mark up 50 changes and then hit changes, suddenly a little bee illustrations pops up on your screen saying there's an error. The interface isn't very user friendly as there are multiple steps for a basic tasks. One of the least favourable things is not having the ability to batch download a project. A lot of our clients struggle with the interface as some of the mark up tools aren't familiar enough (they're used to marking up Adobe PDFs) and the user journey is a bit flawed (i.e. click changes after entering feedback).

Overall: When admation works and I fully understand all the tips and tricks, it works really well and makes our process a lot easier. However, it does take a lot of training to adjust to the interface and figure out how every task works.

Admation in Advertising

Dec 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: The transparency - I can easily see at a glance who has forwarded what task and when it is due. I can also see who has made or requested changes to my work, then easily forward it to our creative team. I also like the ability to view what my team are working on via the Resources tab.

Cons: As a copywriter I wish it had an editing tool that allowed me to highlight text and replace it with new copy (kind of like Adobe Writer). As it is now I can only draw a box or circle around text and re-write it in the box provided.

Overall: We are solving the problem we have always had with our production/briefing process. Our creative team can now see who is working on what, when it is due, and log our time easily and efficiently. We were given (and still have the option of ongoing) instruction on how to use Admation and any quirks or difficulties were quickly ironed out by either our Production Managers or the Admation team. A great tool for busy creative agencies!

Good Foundation, Usability Can Be Improved

Dec 18, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - very helpful for agencies, can divide reviews by levels which is helpful when numerous departments need to approve

- helpful to track edits and see revisions

- helpful to view entire project list

Cons: - usability is a bit clunky, takes numerous clicks to get to your destination

- often has bugs/is down for the day which is crippling when your entire team uses it

- overall has a dated look and lacks ease of use

Admation user review

Jan 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of use.

Cons: Uploading new projects/files is unnecessarily complicated.

Overall: I use Admation every day. The developers took in our feedback as users very early on and this made a huge difference to how the system was evolved and to how we use it. It is really easy to use from our perspective as reviewers and approvers. I find the process of uploading new projects very user unfriendly, but like anything, it is a matter of getting used to the system, but this could be improved in my view as a user. We have had very few technical issues with Admation and if we have ever needed tech support, the team has been instantly responsive to solve the issue! Overall I am a big fan.

Recommendations to other buyers: User training is essential.

Great for managing assets

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Managing tons of artworks and assets was a breeze with this system. Having an approval and audit system made it a lot easier in keeping track of which assets need revisions and which ones are approved.

Cons: UX could be improved when it comes to the speed and responsiveness of the site. As projects keep adding more deliverables, it takes longer for the system to index and load.

Messaging system could use some work as well as it's still a bit clunky (e.g. adding recipients, forwarding messages, etc.)

Admation is excellent for retrieving old work but terrible for it's job numbering system

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I can see all the jobs I have worked on over several years.

Cons: The job numbers should be alpha numeric, they number by itself is close to useless.

Overall: It's got better but still takes a lot of steps to carry out a simple upload, it logs you out to quickly and and it doesn't save PDF's but rather jpegs of PDF's for markups so you cannot read fine detail like the previous job number on a piece of artwork.

Account Executive

Jan 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the fact that my colleagues love the program as well. makes things easier.

Cons: As explained before, creatives cannot see my message after artwork has been approved.

Overall: I now love Admation as it is a program that both the creative team and I find helpful when trying to get projects across swiftly. At the beginning, I struggled with the use of the program; I couldn't find functions and commands, but I slowly started to get the hang of things.

There is one thing that I constantly still struggle with. Creatives cannot see my message after I have approved artwork. I usually thank them (and sometimes ask them to high res the file I have approved). After several rounds of amends, it would be nice to have them see my message and next step to finalize the artwork. Thanks for the awesome program!

Recommendations to other buyers: Mentioned above.

Admation - keeps your projects on track

Jan 18, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: i can view all my projects from the dashboard, adding new approval,rejection window is perfect addition.

Cons: I do prefer the darker looking UI , sometimes very hard to locate projects.

Overall: the recent upgrades to support larger screen size works well however i would love to see it applied to the projects view pages. and i do prefer the darker look of the UI than the lighter version.

AdMation

Dec 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Does most of what we need it to do and the basis of the old PDF workflow is good with notifications in particular

Cons: CX is rubbish. Not intuitive at all. You have to be 'taught' how to use the software as there is no way you coiuld work it out for yourself.

Its ok

Sep 26, 2017
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I like that I can book in resources across different offices., however even this can become confusing as I do not fully understand booking a resource 'fixed' or 'flexible'. I like that I can upload documents and then make revisions to those documents.

Cons: It' clunky. It's not intuitive. Everything seems harder and less efficient than it should be. I don't use the approvals system so cannot comment on that but for resource, it's frustrating that I cannot easily amend projects, can't populate dates easily, can allocate a project to more than one person.

Vendor Response

by Automaton on October 31, 2017

Hi Emma,

We would like to thank you for recently taking some time to share your review of admation. We're sorry you have had some negative experiences using admation. Our product development team is currently looking into the issues you raised and we hope to be in a position to address them in the coming product releases. Our product support team will contact you with a detailed response in regards to your review. Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team.

Not User Friendly

Jan 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like the notifications that are given by the software and the fact that you can track projects.

Cons: I do not like how it is integrated with e-mail and how there are a number of functions that are not used and make the process difficult to use.

Production Manager

Feb 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of use, and the scroll through function is so much better

Cons: The project team is still not taken from the brief form and added to the project as project members. Submitter is not added to the deliverables either :(

Overall: capturing all work

Difficult you use. Not straight forward

Oct 02, 2017
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has all the fields that are required. Once the form is completed the process work seems quite seamless. The approval process and change process is clear and straight forward.

Cons: It's not user friendly. It needs to flow better. The user seems to jumps from section to section . It needs to be clear you go from left to right on the tabs up the top. Not click on a tab here there and everywhere. There should be only tabs at that top of the page and you work your way through the form. Not tabs and links all over the page. Makes it confusing.

Room for improvement

Jan 05, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Makes a complicated process clear to different stakeholders

- Notifications and reminders work well

Cons: - The amount of crashes and errors you experience

- Ease of use could be simplified and become more intuitive

Overall: The functionality of the software works well and does well to make an important process very clear to stakeholders. We do however experience many crashes and errors. This can be particularly frustrating when projects are time critical. There is also plenty of room for improvement regarding ease of use.

Recommendations to other buyers: - Generally, the software/process can be confusing - Approvers often comment that they cannot view something properly

Good for establishing an audit trail and collaboration -- functionality a bit clunky

Sep 26, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Being able to clearly see who has reviewed what and what stage a document is in in the approval process.

Cons: Difficult to leave comments and feedback. Confusion between 'approval', 'conditional approval', and 'changes'.

Vendor Response

by Automaton on October 31, 2017

Hi Nicole,
Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We understand your frustration around this stage of the approval process. Our friendly Support Team will get in contact you with to try clear up the confusion between the three types of decisions. Admation also provides a range of training documentation in our HELP section that you may find useful. Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team.

mostly positive but its an extra step in our workflow

Sep 26, 2017
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Audit trail is a great feature and assists in accountability and responsibility. Customer support is fantastic!!

Cons: Really clunky and too may clicks to get to the sections I need. Also would be good to have an 'are you sur' window to avoid mistaken uploads.

Vendor Response

by Automaton on October 31, 2017

Hi Jesse,
It's great to hear that you've found our audit trail feature so beneficial.
Improving the usability of admation for our users is always at the forefront of our development and we hope we can improve on these aspects in our upcoming updates.
We really appreciate the feedback Jesse! Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team.

Very easy to use and navigate

Sep 26, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that I can provide feedback to selected people, or to all.

Clean and simple interface.

Cons: Zoom in and zoom out function could be an it better, instead of clicking the zoom butter, it would be good to have mouse zoom in and out

Vendor Response

by Automaton on October 31, 2017

Hi Mischa,

We are so glad to hear that you find admation simple and easy to use, this is certainly one of one of our main focus areas.
We are always striving to improve each and every admation feature, and this includes the zoom functionality. Thank you once again for taking the time to review admation. Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team.

Good Features, Not Quite There Yet

Jan 16, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like that you are able to use this tool for reviewing creative assets. I like that there can be different approval levels and your home screen has everything you need at a glance.

Cons: The features people need are there with Admation, however it is not very user friendly. Its very clunky and doesn't have the best work flows.

Some starting hurdles but overall helps make review process better

Jan 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Visibility of content review process for audit and governance.

Cons: It's not the smoothest UX - could be more intuitive and friendly so easier to pick up.

Overall: It can seem a bit overwhelming and clunky to use at a start, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes an intrinsic part of making sure all stakeholders get a say, content is reviewed and approved according to process, and there's a clear audit trail.

Good for audit trail, not so user friendly

Dec 17, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Great for audit trail to demonstrate compliance.

Cons: Not easy to navigate or to use features. Terrible search functionality, difficult to understand how to change uploads if a new version is released.

Overall: Could be improved if a submitter can select their preference for reviewers (to ensue all reviewers are managing this consistently by providing feedback through either attachments or into AdMation directly. Also, would like to be able to extract and save feedback that has been loaded to AdMation directly. Sometimes I need to retrieve content that has been reviewed previously and there is no option for key word search. This would be a great enhancement. Also, some pieces have questions rather than a straight accept / reject. It would be great if you could ask questions from the item that is being reviewed.

Successful

Oct 02, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The system is relatively easy to use and once you use it a few times it becomes very familiar and everyone's confidence in using the system increases.

Cons: The constant sprint updates that sometimes don't feel like they are an improvement. Some definitely are but others don't suit my needs.

Overall: The creative team has a more manageable work flow system to audit and keep track of their tasks. The account managers also benefit from the automated work flow system in keeping track of their projects.

Banking on help

Dec 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: It's improved the briefing process immensely. It also makes it easier to track my jobs and where I am at with work on the go.

Cons: When there are changes we often find out as we are using it rather than be give a heads-up or tips on how to get the best from it. Regular updates to ensure we get the best from Admation would help.

Overall: It's made compiling a brief to our design team much easier and this really helps in getting back designs that we would like to utilise.

Admation

Dec 17, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.0/10 Not
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Pros: It keeps our artwork reviewing in one place.

Cons: There are quite often bugs when using it and i have to refresh and start again when using it.

Overall: It is a great tool when it works properly. It would be great to be able to bulk download artwork as currently we have to download individually which is very time consuming.

So frustrating I usually just end up downloading file to view.

Jan 12, 2017
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I use Admation to review/mark-up items other people have created and I find it a very frustrating tool. I usually end up downloading the whole file to see it properly even though I am only interested in 1 or 2 pages.

Should be able to download one or 2 pages rather than whole document.

The viewing pane is too small to read when item is full page. But then when you zoom in, the part of page you can see is too large and you cant see it in context. It should enlarge incrementally so you can just zoom a little bit if you need, or keep zooming the bigger you need it.

The viewing pane should take up more of the page, and the other parts should take up less of the page. When you zoom in the viewing pane should get bigger again.

You should be able to see multiple (at least 2) pages in the viewing pane at the same time.

Also when you press the zoom button it should automatically enlarge rather than you then having to click on the viewing pane.

I don't like that once you approve or decline you can not respond again. If it is still before dead-line time you should be able to go back in and mark-up again or change your initial mark-ups.

I don't like that you cant format the comments/mark-ups you make. Should at least be able to make bold or change text size.

When I add attachments markup comment nobody can see/access them.

From the dashboard home page I can not tell if I have actually responded to the request. I have to open and see if I have.

Thanks.

Admation is lacking many functions that would make it more user-friendly.

Oct 08, 2017
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: The audit trail is a useful feature.

Cons: The inconsistent and seemingly random allocation of job numbers. It would be better to have a job number (e.g. 123456) and then the deliverables are listed as .1, .2 (e.g. 123456.1). This would save lots of time searching and streamline the process.

The fact that sometimes the only option is to go BACK but you can only do this limited times.

The email/messaging feature is clunky. Having to select ALL or ANY when there is only one contact. Having to specify who the recipient is when you are replying to an email.

No 'back to top' feature so lots of scrolling especially in the asset library.

Long subject lines in email e.g. "Your item has been approved/reviewed" which only leaves a few spaces for the actual job name. It would be better if it just said "approved" or "rejected" and gave more of the job name.

There are too many places where information can be stored (e.g. requirements for the job) and it is easy to miss things.

It would be good if there was an option to "download all". Sometimes we have ten or more docs to download and it can be time consuming to do these individually.

As well as "project organisations" and "project team" it would be good if there was a space in the job deliverables detail screen where the name of the designer and copywriter could go.

I use Admation everyday. It's a great system for proofing design work, giving feedback or direction

Sep 26, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability for multiple designers, marketers and managers to direct workflow, provide feeback, access a media library and work as a team - even when working remotely. Its a great system and it has heaps of great features.

Cons: I do find the new mutliple 'Batch review' a little confusing. Sometime the markup section is also confusing - as these edits are very small in the preview window and can be missed, especially when it is a simple copy edit.

Vendor Response

by Automaton on October 31, 2017

Hi Adam,

We would like to thank you for your recent review of admation. We appreciate that you feel admation is a great system and find many of our features useful. We hope to upkeep this standard.
To assist you in better understanding our batching and mark up functionalities, one of our Support Team will be in contact with you in the coming days. Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team.

Admation survey

Jan 12, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: easy access to assets.

Cons: Not easy to view jobs by different designers. UI looks very dated (uplift was promised when we purchased). Mobile experience needed.

Overall: Pretty good overall, not great. Would like to see a UI uplift - looking very dated. Would like to see improved search functionality

Admation review

Dec 17, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like that there is an easy way of putting in all work and being able to see versions that have been submitted and the changes that have been made along the way.

Cons: I don't like if you have accidentally submitted a piece to everyone in a group, that you have to resubmit the whole piece, rather than being able to edit it in the project. This adds time to the overall approval process.

Fantastic for project managers

Dec 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's easy to track how much time team member spends on client's projects. Makes pricing and managing workloads a breeze.

Cons: Login with Google Authenticator is annoying, would be great to be able to opt out of this. Would be better if the team members who work on a project can be remembered or "replicated" each time you copy a project.

Capterra loader

Still needs a few tweaks

Jan 03, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great for transparency across colleague's work and their obligation on certain tasks

Cons: You can't click back without the page messing up. Sometimes colleague feedback is overwhelming and you can't really tell the order that it's in.

Overall: Overall it's fine, but a few tweaks to the way the software operates will help it be a more seamless experience.

Integration with other technology would be helpful

Dec 20, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like having all the creative assets in one place

Cons: Slow; can't operate in multiple tabs in Chrome; doesn't integrate with calendar.

Overall: We predominantly use Admation as a central storehouse for creative assets and approvals. It's a great tool for basic project management, although I feel like it's capable of more. This could just be a limitation because we have one main administrator. Ideally we would use this program for full project management beyond just the creative component. I'd also like to see other program integration (specifically Google applications like Calendar and tasks) for a more seamless work flow.

Good but still a little bit more to go

Jan 03, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Most of the time there's an ease of use in terms of all the functionalities that are available within the software that's good.

Cons: The clunky user experience. Should be an easier journey when navigating around. At the moment there's a lot of clicks and bugs

Overall: Experience has been good so far but not great

Efficient way to work with agencies and mark up files.

Oct 06, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I receiving the notifications! Because usually you're awaiting on a job so it's great to be notified when it's ready for review in the system.

Cons: Sometimes once I've approved something and I'm searching for it after a period of time I have issues finding it. And also the mark up tool. I never use it. I always download, PDF comment and re upload.

CSH ADMATION REVIEW

Jan 05, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Central location for projects

Cons: Not as up to date and in sync with our other systems as I would like

Overall: Use Admation as a project management tool for our marketing team. It is fairly easy to use and submit projects. There are some repetitive buttons within the system. I often have notifications in my message center for things to approve yet when I click it there is nothing to approve.

Good in theory

Dec 17, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I enjoy the purpose built nature of the platform that works well with the workflows of creative teams.

Cons: The common bugs and glitches which stifle efficiency, and the constant logging out if you have more than one Admation tab open.

Overall: While including solid end-to-end workflows, Admation lacks in stability.

A winning review

Jan 10, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The ability to store the whole creative journey & feedback in one place.

Cons: It doesn't remember you or keep you logged in. It isn't as though this is online banking - I think the security could be relaxed.

Overall: Overall I enjoy using admation, it is an easy and effective way to manage creative feedback and approvals.

My only complaint really would be that it doesn't keep you logged in so multiple times I have opened up creative to review, come back to it after a meeting or approval meeting and typed up feedback only to hit submit and lose the feedback I've typed up because I have been logged out.

I think the program works well with some things, but I cannot easily search.

Oct 03, 2017
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It has the information contained in 1 spot and is a good model for providing sign off/review for marketing material.

Cons: The ability to mark up changes and monitor all changes.

Also, it has recently changed the 'decline' and 'upload' functionality. This may be more me that the software, but I can't tell

Overall: A central/robust repository for sign off

Great for in-house design teams

Dec 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Being able to work remotely and nationwide within our team

Cons: Can be glitchy at times. Sometimes has a slow response time.

Winning

Oct 02, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: ease of assessing briefs

ease of looking at where a job is at

traffic light system

functionality

Cons: The updates/sprints that release the improvements are not always an improvement and are not always to my needs

Overall: A newly formed role that was offered to me to take and mold to fit our creative team and their needs

Capterra loader

Great platform for the whole marketing team to use

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's a collaborative artwork management tool that keeps an audit history of changes, comments and approvals - so you always know where everything is at with each campaign.

Cons: Can be a bit complicated to work through different sections and find a particular action point. But overall it's pretty intuitive.

Daily user

Dec 26, 2018
2/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: There is great potential, but the site needs a lot of work to get to its full potential

Cons: There are too many alternate ways to do things rather than a simplified single way.

Overall: Its been mixed.

I work within a large organisation with a lot of sub companies.

I first started using the site while working for one of our companies, my role was to come in and iron out the issues of the site within our environment and get it up and running and implemented throughout our team.

We aborted the site as it was not suited to our very agile environment, and no one liked using it. A lot of complaints.

THEN i moved into one of our other sub companies where the system had already been adopted for 12 months. It works differently within this environment. There are still a lot of issues - some surprisingly should not even be on the site, and others which need addressing and fixing - the issues from our end appear that not a lot of thought into the workings within different environments have been considered in the programming stage.

UX

Dec 17, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Everything can be stored in it. Which makes things easy.

Cons: Hard to find the right information upfront

Took a while to get the hang of it, but I do find it easy to use

Oct 02, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Comparing two versions of mark ups

Forwarding for approval/feedback

Asset library for stock images

Cons: Having to go through multiple folders to get a file once downloaded

Having to individually select deliverable type for multiple deliverables of the same type

Making life easier for a busy marketer

Dec 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to use, and provides a great way of storing material for future use. It makes the approval process much more streamlined, and the audit feature makes sure all the history around a particular job is available.

Cons: The help function is a little difficult to navigate if you don't use the correct terminology.

Overall: I was a doubter at first, but as I have become more comfortable with the software, it has made the production process much easier to manage.

Admation review

Jan 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use

Cons: You can't click "back" on your browser otherwise you have to re-enter your login details.

Overall: Admation has been great in keeping a paper trail of work being trafficked through the studio. It's generally easy to use, and if I'm unsure how to do something I can usually figure it out pretty quickly.

Basic Use of Admation

Dec 17, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Using admation for BAU things like marking up proofs - not sure what other functions & features admation has but this is my primary use.

Cons: Marks ups are not live, meaning other teams cannot see marks up until it is locked.

towards satisfaction

Jan 03, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Its very effective audit trail for business'es publishing content.

Cons: It functionality remains clunky and the user interface could be improved by being cleaner and more intuitive.

Overall: Keeping an audit trail on published content and making sure all content goes through appropriate sign off.

FTO Champion

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the visibility to all the projects, I can check the status.

Cons: At begining this year I can not Upload the Excel and Word documents, due had a long tittle name. It was a nightmare :(

I need ony google Chrome to enter

Overall: I realized that document management was easy, however I would expect that has a clear flow about the approvers, even when I'am adding new files (versions).

I would like it has a tutorial bout a better usage, It has several tolos, but I don know all.

I submit collaterals for approval.

Sep 26, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The colour coding is very good. I like it the most.

Cons: It used to send alert when you submit collaterals for approval but now it is no longer doing that. It made me unsure if it was submitted or not. I have to call my level 1 approver to check.

Vendor Response

by Automaton on October 31, 2017

Hi Daisy,

We appreciate you taking the time to review admation. We would love to schedule a call with you and our Support Team, where they they can provide you with some additional information surrounding submissions.
Our Support Team will contact you to schedule this.

Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team.

A great program for our business

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Integrates well with our marketing flow, and allows us to mark up and review pages quickly and easily. The group edit features, and ability to share with stakeholders for feedback is invaluable. The ability to set deadlines, reminder, and mask/hide areas allows us to efficiently work through our projects.

Cons: The server can be a bit temperamental, sometimes resulting in error pages, which can lead to some work being lost. There is not an easy way to clean out items that were incorrectly sent to you for approval without choosing an option which may accidentally create more work.

Admation is a beta test right now

Jan 18, 2017
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It does give some organization to work tasks

Cons: It's not intuitive, It doesn't morph, it doesn't reflect after hours,

Overall: We use Admation for an advertising agency, and times and worktasks in our place of work change rapidly, I don't think Admation has the versatility to change as fast as the work does.

Recommendations to other buyers: Not every company can use this software, there should be different Admations for different companies

Vendor Response

by Automaton on September 13, 2017

Hi Ines,
We have recently made a number of improvements to admation's resource management module, including tracking time, setting work hours for staff, tracking holiday leave and out of office days. It would be great to hear whether these changes have improved your experience with admation? I'd love to hear from you. Many thanks, Jodie

Good tracking system for groups

Dec 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It has all of the functionality we need. Our team is able to find everything for a project in one place.

Cons: My biggest gripe is that I cannot send a follow up message to someone who hasn't yet responded. I find myself copying the message into a new message.

A much less big deal is that I wish I could start typing a name into a new message "to:" field & have the system find the person for me. I email the same few people regularly, and it can be slow to open the contacts list, navigate to the proper group, and scroll down to select a name.

Admation

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's easy to see which projects and deliverables require action, and making changes to designs is an easy and intuitive process. I also like the content database for accessing previously used images.

Cons: The briefing process is a bit confusing and there are so many options for tabs within projects and deliverables that it's sometimes hard to know where to place information.

AdMation Rocks!

Jan 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's so easy to use when using files for Ads, Store graphics and online banner pages. When principals send files - it's fast and easy to download and edit!

Cons: The site is sometimes down or links don't work properly, needs time to refresh

Overall: It's so easy to use Admation! I am currently using it for my store images, advertising collaterals from my principals and it's fast and easy!

Recommendations to other buyers: Have big space for the files when saving them. It's fast and easy!

A good start, but room for improvement

Jan 05, 2017
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Everything is in one place and there isn't emails back and forth

Cons: Navigation is terrible

Overall: The navigation is lacking. There needs to be some work put into the user experience. All the functionality is there but it's just difficult to use.

Recommendations to other buyers: no

Admation review

Jan 03, 2019
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It ensures peer review of work and keeps a valued audit trail.

Cons: Clunky, the levels can make turn around times take too long. would be good if reviewers could leave feedback on the same document, like a google doc feature.

Overall: Overall we experience a lot of issues with Admation for timeframes... the process can simply take too long with the multiple levels not being able to review simultaneously etc.

Nice idea, but too many bugs

Dec 17, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.0/10 Not
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Pros: ability to forward to groups and have multiple feedback comments visible

log in through google

PDFs with markups good for records

Cons: Ease of use - slow, clunky, buggy

unwanted jobs cluttering approvals folder, and cannot delete them

Text is an image only and selection tools are not the correct shape for line-line highlighting, so not good for copy editing

Overall: Better than marking up on paper for record keeping and the environment, but it's slower and more complicated. The archive search function is not efficient enough to use this as one's main catalogue.

A bit clunky

Dec 17, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That you can write notes during reviewing process for copywriter or designer

Cons: It's easy to get lost within a sea of comments.

Overall: Ok, would prefer a more seamless experience

Great Workflow

Jan 04, 2019
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like the ability to have visibility to the teams progress via the dashboard.

Cons: The messaging system notifications have not bounce back to my email in some instances.

A platform that does the job

Feb 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 5.0/10 Not
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Pros: Every time we are having an issue with a functionality or a content, it has always been fixed quickly. Admation is making regular updates which are useful.

Cons: Admation does the job for our Creative projects but after 18 months using it, I don't find the platform user-friendly. I often struggle to review my projects.

Rifqa Razik

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use & comments can be stores & referred to at a late stage.

Cons: Comments gets disappeared or functions change all the time. Pages are getting dissapered

Overall: 6

Easy to use

Dec 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the facility will upload files to the platform

Cons: Problems to download files and the fall of servers on several occasions

Admation Review - Claire Jaques

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Constantly updating to fit out needs.

Cons: It is a little clunky, however, there have been great improvements in the past year.

Overall: Previously we in our Marketing department was using Basecamp and we switched to Admation about a year ago. Though the switch was a big change for us and took some getting used to, overall Admation has proved to be a great help in managing the projects coming in. It has been great to be able to upgrade the platform to tailor to our needs. Looking forward to continuing updates to increase productivity!

Admation's project management tool provides an instant overview of projects

Jan 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Admation has so many benefits, from project management, project briefing, project planning, resource management, approval workflow, etc. This platform streamlines work and improves collaboration. It eliminates repetitive tasks and the central document storage is great.

Cons: There is nothing to dislike about Admation. It is a great platform.

Overall: Admation is perfect for marketing teams and production management.

User un-friendly

Jan 01, 2019
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: There isn't much to like about Admation unfortunately. For a creative, it's not user friendly and very cumbersome with an unattractive and unwieldy interface.

Cons: All the actions, buttons and clicks you need to take to complete one process. It's too much!

Overall: I would rather not use it. Unfortunately my place of work uses it as a job processing system. It's not a pleasant experience to use it.

Review of Admation for nib

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: The dashboard is easy to use, displays are clear and the ability to send follow ups on reviews is great. CSR is always very helpful and responsive with any questions.

Cons: Things I would like improved: The ability to use Word docs in the platform - very clunky and hard to communicate to stakeholders.

Ability to approve with marked up changes - this is something that would save time for the stakeholders and the job briefer - sometimes it's just a small word change and then fine to go. If you make changes and approve currently, it won't notify you of the changes requested.

Overall: The platform is fulfilling the need in the business, but some small issues as outlined above are some cause for confusion. However, CSR is always happy to help and very thorough in providing the answers.

Great Software

Jan 03, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: It opens a communication channel between internal stakeholders of our business and our external creative agency that would generally not connect and allows for greater context to be given in regard to creative feedback

Cons: The inability to lock users out from making markups or comments after a deadline has proved frustrating, and the software can sometimes operate slowly.

Admation review

Jan 12, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: The tool is used for artwork approvals. Some extra functionality required, though all in all it's not too bad.

Admation review

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I came from a company that had similar sign off processes but there wasn't a one stop shop where team members could submit and house all their collateral. i would reccomend admation to them.

Cons: i haven't come across an issue with admation yet.

Overall: i enjoy the fact that everything is housed in one location and every project team member can gain access to up to date collateral.

Neutral

Dec 17, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Organization, asset management system, mock up areas

Cons: Too many clicks to accomplish a task, need to update UI / UX to modern day look

Overall: Neutral. Solid basic tool, but needs some tlc in ease of use

Manager of Events & Partnerships

Dec 19, 2018
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like the option to add different supporting documents for a project brief.

Cons: This software is not intuitive and there are a lot of extra features that over complicate the proccess. There are too many steps for something that is very simple.

Overall: We are trying to use this for our graphic design projects but with the template provided, the system is very wonky.

Really good value with intuitive interface and good set of fearures

Oct 02, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to implement

Frequent updates to improve tool

Intuitive to use

Good on asset storage and permissions control

Designed with marketing in mind

Cons: Can struggle occasionally when displaying some video formats...minor issue though

Could perhaps offer more options for working on web assets

Honest Review

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like the functionality of this software. Easy to navigate.

Cons: Movement of pan which sometime seems hard.

Overall: We are using admation to review concept graphics. it is giving us the opportunity to review the concept package design beforehand. You are also able to see the feedback from cross-functional departments.

Easy going

Dec 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It is self explanatory and user friendly atleast for me

Cons: some people might find it difficult to get it in the beginning but I found it way easy

Vendor Response

by Automaton on December 18, 2018

Thanks Patel, great to hear you find admation user friendly. Our product team invest a lot of energy into simplifying what can be a complex workflow.

Briefing & Creative Reviews

Dec 17, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.0/10 Not
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Pros: Ability to comment and track comments on artwork feedback.

Cons: Hard to customise the briefing process.

It's not great

Dec 17, 2018
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Seeing a full list of projects, their start and end times.

Cons: It adds more steps to the process of sending and receiving creative, and I often get error messages.

Overall: I'd rather not use it

Admation Review

Jan 18, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.0/10 Not
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Pros: The overall concept - for me - its a solution to track who I have sent approvals to, and remain accountable for that.

Cons: There is just so much going on, its overwhelming and putting things into get approved is a large task.

Overall: While the concept and solution overall is great, I found the useability generally hard/clunky. For what I use the software for (simple approvals of documents), I have to skip through multiple fields that I don't need. I often find myself trying to avoid the software as much as I can, as it takes significantly longer than it needs to complete a simple approval task.

Recommendations to other buyers: I almost feels that we shouldn't be using this software for what we want to use it for, I am not sure if that is the case or not.

Admation Review

Jan 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Keeps all documents in one location, making it easy to locate things

Cons: What I like least is sometimes things seem to get lost within the program, meaning the status bar is orange, but things aren't always where they are supposed to be

Bupa Admation Review

Jan 01, 2019
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 2.0/10 Not
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Pros: hmmm.. setting up a project, although even this could be streamlined and made easier for users

Cons: The software is clunky and hard to use; as well as time consuming. The process to submit and review documents needs to be more intuitive and streamlined. It is also hard to find olf projects.

Review for Admation

Jan 12, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.0/10 Not
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Pros: The ability to share very large documents and graphics between separated offices

Cons: It takes time to teach yourself how to use the program, rather than the program being a familiar formatting.

Overall: My company has started using Admation and I had tried to get on board, but it seems to take a lot of effort to learn. I am always extremely busy and don't have a lot of time to learn new programs or spend a lot of time searching which this seems to require. I do like how we are able to share information, seeing how our headquarters is based in Australia. I rely mostly on the 1 or 2 people in the office who have taken the time to learn it - to send me the documents I need.

Recommendations to other buyers: A mobile friendly app would be great.

Good System

Jan 15, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: East to use

Cons: takes time to load- sometimes

Overall: I have been suing Adamation for over an year now and there isn't much to complain about, which is a good thing. A few things you can probably work on is to have more functionalities in marking up. Auto archive option for timed out products in inbox

Good platform but not the easiest

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like being able to have one place where all the legal approvals occur, and all involved in the job can see the comments/feedback.

Cons: I don't feel it's very easy to use. Lots of layers and fields.

Wouldn't be rushing to go buy it

Jan 03, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It does allow accountability to teams that need to approve things through the correct channels.

Cons: It is not the most intuitive layout for uses, the flow of the site and buttons isn't user friendly yet in my opinion

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Useful for my team

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: There are a lot of comprehensive features that allow team members to perform different tasks, depending on their job role.

Cons: I don't find it particularly intuitive to use - but of a steep learning curve

Overall: AdMation helps keep a good record of our chain of approvals on graphic assets and makes it fairly simple for senior staff to review work.

Vendor Response

by Automaton on December 18, 2018

Thanks Stephanie, you are correct - admation is packed with features to help both marketers, legal teams, product teams and ad agencies. Please contact our support team if you have any questions regarding particular features - support@admation.com
Cheers

Admation Review

Jan 13, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've gotten immersed in Admation over the past few months, I appreciate the new update that creates a project before the brief. I would like to see a button that allows you to approve multiple creative deliverables at the same time with a drop down list/checks system. The current approval system is clunky and time-consuming when there are many deliverables in one project. I would also like to see a way to change the name of a project brief to help identity within message attachments.

Great Experience using Admation

Jan 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Once you understand what Admation can do, I love how easy it is to submit, review and categorise different projects. Especially when you have multiple projects on the go, the way Admation allows you to organise everything makes everything so much easier.

Cons: At first it was a little bit overwhelming due to all of the options, particularly when reviewing multiple items but after using it for a couple of days it became second nature.

Overall: Ultimately, Admation has really helping me in crushing some of the complexity in my role.

Does what it says on the tin, but UX & workflow has a long way to go

Dec 17, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Helps co-ordinate our interactions with the agency, exchange assets and review work

Cons: Very unintuitive, the UX has a long way to go and this is a considerable hurdle to adoption.

Overall: Frustrating, but necessary

Admation feedback for Bupa

Jan 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Relatively easy to use and good customer service/support when required.

Cons: The system can slow down the approval process

Overall: Review and approval of content.

Good Digital Asset Base

Jan 18, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: The digital asset sharing

Cons: Limitations on download functionality. Can not download entire folders or "select all" items to download.

Overall: The features and ease of use is great on Admation and it's everything you would want from a digital asset base. There are a few minor issues that could use some attention. If a search matches more than 25 pages of data, Admation limits it at 25. You are unable to "select all" on a search page to batch download, nor does it allow you to download entire folders. Aside from these three issues, Admation if a good program.

Recommendations to other buyers: Allowing more options to download and search will make it more user friendly

Easy to use, efficient and effective

Dec 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Makes collaboration and approval of marketing projects easy and efficient in terms of sharing feedback.

Cons: No negatives as far as I am concerned. Worth a try.

It's good for what it is

Jan 05, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use

Cons: Bugs that often occur just before the submit process.

Overall: Admation is good for what it is, an approval system for internal use. The main issues I have is bugs, I often take 5-10 minutes filling in the form and when it gets to the end process to submit the work, an error message would come up 5/10 times and I would have to do it all over again. Otherwise, an easy to use system.

While there are a lot of steps involved in processing a submission, they are quick to complete

Sep 26, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: The robustness of the service and being able to tailor approval conditions to individuals if needed.

Cons: The approval process can be a bit clunky, especially when an approver chooses approve conditionally which effectively declines it and forces other users who previously approved to have to re-review a document.

Vendor Response

by Automaton on October 31, 2017

Hi Kevin,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us your review of admation. Your feedback has been noted and is greatly appreciated.
Many Thanks,
Admation Support Team.

Easy to use

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use, effective ways to communicate to designer

Cons: I do not need to fill out all of the parts on the project brief so I think most of it is un needed.

Overall: Hi there,

This has been very helpful and easy to use when it comes to creating and completing projects at '47. I really enjoy the tools when reviewing a document for approval. The tools make it very easy to clearly mark revisions on the document. I think this is a very effective way to communicate when you do not want to have a message back and forth with the designer.

Admation process

Jan 05, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I feel like there are a lot of sections I don't use, I click on the bare minimum (type of output, deadline, and approvers) I don't feel like we need to supply much more info. mine tend to get approved quite quickly as they are short bits of copy so they don't spend too much time in admation. The email updates are good so you don't have to log in to check what is going on.

Makes planning and managing projects easy

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It combines project planning, resource management, approval workflow, and digital asset management into a singular, unified software.

Cons: not as user friendly as i would expect. searching for stuff can be difficult as well. random updates that really aren't updates.

ADMATION REVIEW

Jan 12, 2017
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Admation has a been a helpful tool for our team to track and manage projects to ensure we hit deadlines. There are some features that seem repetitive when submitting a project like naming it with the date copy name of the project into brief etc. Also, I sometimes have false notifications in admation when I click on it there is nothing to review.