What do you like best?
My organization migrated to Ziflow from Proof HQ after WorkFront had acquired them and they were no longer going to offer PHQ as a stand alone product. Ziflow is extremely similar to the primary functionality of PHQ and the migration was relatively smooth. There are several areas of Ziflow that we find extremely beneficial. At the onset of the migration, the operations team has been communicative, timely, and knowledgeable. This was important for us as we use Ziflow across all mediums (print, motion, digital, etc), and we leverage with all clients as well.
As far as the functionality of the tool itself, there are many aspects that prove to be invaluable. Automated workflows have been a game changer and the customizable stages provide a level of versatility we did not have before.
As mentioned earlier, accountability in our line of work is extremely important and Ziflow does a great job at identifying where a project is in the routing process to keep them running smoothly and efficiently.
What do you dislike?
Below is a list of a few feature requests that we would like to see implemented with the tool. I would like to preface it, however, with the fact that we are actively working with the customer support teams towards implementation of several feature requests, where they continue to be engaging and willing to listen to our needs. There have been many feature requests (not listed) that have already been developed and deployed to date.
-We would like to see a comprehensive bread crumb trail with hyperlinks in the email so users can navigate quickly to the desired destination
-When using the measuring tool, we would like the measurement space/box to stay open as we navigate through a multi-page pdf. Currently, if you change pages, the measuring space disappears. We use this tool for not only measuring, but to check alignment, positioning, spatial relationships, and sizing throughout multi-page documents.
-If a user selects the measurement tool, the holding rule around the measurement is actually 2 different rules. The measurement tool box has a red rule around it, but when you release your mouse, a blue rule also appears outside of the red rule, thus giving you two rules and we are not sure which one is the accurate dimension. Since we often times have to deal with precise measuring, we would like this to be either a single rule, or no rule at all and just depicted by the box itself to provide more accurate measuring.
-When selecting the drop down menu that displays all of the versions, we would like to request that the name of the version be displayed as well. Not just V1, V2, etc.
-Due to a particular client's security requirements, we have had to make a separate partition inside of Ziflow to facilitate the workflow. Many team members need to "toggle" between the partitions as they work on both. These team members require a seat in both instances and this process has been a little challenging to navigate.
Again, these are enhancements to existing functionality that we really like!
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What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
With living in a virtual world, Ziflow allows us to aggregate all milestones on a project that ultimately create a virtual job jacket. This can be referenced, leveraged, repurposed, or audited, depending on the need at any given time on any given project.
We continue to recognize the benefits by eliminating the use of disparate email chains and spending countless hours transposing comments in an attempt to create a comprehensive history of a project. Ziflow does this seamlessly.