Workfront - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jan 19, 2022

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In the collaborative work management and project management categories, Adobe Workfront faces competition from top software brands like monday.com, Asana, Wrike, and Mavenlink. Workfront is compared to its alternatives in significant aspects below:
  • Functionality: Adobe Workfront has the features typical for project management software like portfolio management, cost-completion tracking, etc. Asana and monday.com do not have the portfolio management feature which Workfront has, while Wrike is without the Client Portal option, which Workfront also has.
  • Cost: Adobe Workfront license plan starts from $30 per user per month. However, ITQlick experts consider the software an expensive option, rated 5 out of 5, where 1 is low-cost and 5 means expensive. In comparison, Asana pricing starts at $10.99 per user per month, monday.com pricing starts at $8 per user per month, Wrike pricing begins at $24.80 per user per month, and Mavenlink pricing starts at $59 per user per month with a free trial. Asana, Wrike, and monday.com all have free plans available.
  • Popularity: Adobe Workfront is a leading brand in the collaborative work management category, with annual revenue of $230 million in 2019. In comparison, monday.com serves over 127,000 customers globally, and Asana is a publicly-traded company with annual revenue of over $100 million.
  • Support: Adobe Workfront offers its users support through the following designated channels: email, phone, chat, 24/7 live representative, FAQ section, and a knowledge base. In comparison, most top competitors of the Adobe Workfront software offer similar support channels. However, Asana has less robust support options compared to Workfront, as it does not offer phone support and a 24/7 live representative.
  • Scalability: Adobe Workfront is built to support enterprise teams, departments, and project managers of all sizes— small, medium, and large-scale. Similarly, Asana, Wrike, and other alternatives of Workfront are highly scalable software, able to support project teams of all sizes.
  • Customers/Industries: Project managers, enterprises, subdivisions of corporations make up the customer target of the Adobe Workfront software. Clients across different industries like marketing, information technology, agencies, product development, and professional services use Workfront. In comparison, Asana and other top competitors target similar customers and industries, from marketing to IT to product development.
  • Cloud/On-premise: Adobe Workfront is an entirely web-based work management platform, and its top competitors are also entirely cloud-based options.

2021's Top Workfront Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Workfront that are worth checking out: Trello for SMBs, Basecamp for large size business, Hive for growing companies, and Airtable for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
Review
Compare
Workfront
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
10/10
License pricing
$30 per user/month
Functionality
25
Best for SMBs
Trello
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$10 per user/month
Functionality
16
Review
Best for Enterprise
Basecamp
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
4.2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
15
Growing
Hive
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$12 per user/month
Functionality
12
Review
Free version
Airtable
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$24 per user/month
Functionality
15

1. Trello - Best for SMBs

Trello is an alternative Project Management software, Trello installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workfront can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Trello, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Workfront with a score of 10.

Trello is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Trello offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Trello Vs Workfront

2. Basecamp - Best for Large Business

Basecamp is an alternative Project Management software, Basecamp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workfront can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Basecamp, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Workfront with a score of 10.

Basecamp is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Basecamp offers 15 main features). compare head to head: Basecamp Vs Workfront

3. Hive - Best for Growing Companies

Hive is an alternative Project Management software, Hive installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workfront can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Hive, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Workfront with a score of 10.

Hive is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Hive offers 12 main features). compare head to head: Hive Vs Workfront

4. Airtable - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Airtable is an alternative Project Management software, Airtable installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workfront can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Airtable, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Workfront with a score of 10.

Airtable is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Airtable offers 15 main features). compare head to head: Airtable Vs Workfront

5. Asana

Asana is an alternative Project Management software, Asana installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workfront can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Asana, with a pricing score of 6 is considered less expensive to implement than Workfront with a score of 10.

Asana is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Asana offers 20 main features). compare head to head: Asana Vs Workfront

6. Smartsheet

Smartsheet is an alternative Project Management software, Smartsheet installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workfront can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Smartsheet, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Workfront with a score of 10.

Smartsheet is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Smartsheet offers 21 main features). compare head to head: Smartsheet Vs Workfront

7. WorkZone Project Management

WorkZone Project Management is an alternative Project Management software, WorkZone Project Management installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workfront can be used on-premises and on the cloud. WorkZone Project Management, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Workfront with a score of 10.

WorkZone Project Management is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (WorkZone offers 15 main features). compare head to head: WorkZone Project Management Vs Workfront

8. ClickUp

ClickUp is an alternative Project Management software, ClickUp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workfront can be used on-premises and on the cloud. ClickUp, with a pricing score of 2.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Workfront with a score of 10.

ClickUp is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ClickUp offers 16 main features). compare head to head: ClickUp Vs Workfront

9. Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker is an alternative Project Management software, Pivotal Tracker installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workfront can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Pivotal Tracker, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Workfront with a score of 10.

Pivotal Tracker is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Pivotal offers 18 main features). compare head to head: Pivotal Tracker Vs Workfront

10. KanbanFlow

KanbanFlow is an alternative Project Management software, KanbanFlow used on the cloud, Workfront can be used on-premises and on the cloud. KanbanFlow, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Workfront with a score of 10.

KanbanFlow is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (KanbanFlow offers 15 main features). compare head to head: KanbanFlow Vs Workfront

11. TeamGantt

TeamGantt is an alternative Project Management software, TeamGantt installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workfront can be used on-premises and on the cloud. TeamGantt, with a pricing score of 3.4 is considered less expensive to implement than Workfront with a score of 10.

TeamGantt is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (TeamGantt offers 15 main features). compare head to head: TeamGantt Vs Workfront

12. Freedcamp

Freedcamp is an alternative Project Management software, Freedcamp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workfront can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Freedcamp, with a pricing score of 3 is considered less expensive to implement than Workfront with a score of 10.

Freedcamp is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Freedcamp offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Freedcamp Vs Workfront

13. Quire

Quire is an alternative Project Management software, Quire installed on-premises, Workfront can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Quire, with a pricing score of 5.4 is considered less expensive to implement than Workfront with a score of 10.

Quire is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Quire offers 7 main features). compare head to head: Quire Vs Workfront

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.