Admation

Who Uses Admation?

Admation is for any brand, marketing team or creative agency looking for a cloud based solution to manage all aspects of their marketing projects, including resources and digital assets.

What Is Admation?

Admation is cloud based approval workflow management software for brands and ad agencies. Streamline your approval workflow with a project management 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, batched feedback, tiered approvals, reminder notifications, resource management, project time tracking, reporting tools and digital asset management.

Admation Details

Automaton

http://www.automaton.com.au

Founded 2001

Admation Pricing Overview

Admation has a free version and offers a free trial.

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Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

Admation Features

  • Campaign Management
  • Collaboration
  • Document Management
  • File Sharing
  • Project Management
  • Task Management
  • Time Tracking

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  • Agile Methodologies
  • Budget Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Resource Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies

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  • Budgeting
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Dashboard
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Task Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking

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  • Capacity Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Drag & Drop
  • Forecasting
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Skills Tracking
  • Utilization Reporting

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  • 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

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Document Management
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Mobile Access
  • No-Code
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Configuration

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Admation Reviews

Showing 5 of 196 reviews

Overall
3.5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3.6/5
Features
3.1/5
Value for Money
3.2/5
Ben C.
Art Director
Marketing & Advertising, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/09/2017

"A powerful tool for tracking artwork submission and approvals."

Comments: 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.

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.

Vendor Response

by Automaton on 31/10/2017

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/09/2017
Valentina S.
Designer
Design, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/03/2020

"Good but still could be better"

Comments: Good but not great, could definitely be more user friendly

Pros: Great for proofing particularly being in a smallish creative team

Cons: Not intuitive and updates are buggy. Freezes and logs out on you multiple times a day

Vendor Response

by Automaton on 31/03/2020

Hi Valentina,

Thanks so much for taking the time to review admation! I'm glad to hear that you're happy with the overall quality, features and ease of use within the platform!

Our new UX designer will be working on improvements to intuitiveness in the platform over the next few months. Hopefully we can get a few of those concerns ironed out for you!

Our protocol for testing updates pre-launch is now more stringent than ever before, and I'd like to thank you for your feedback which I will pass back to the wider team.

We look forward to bringing you more exciting features that you can use in your creative team. In the meantime, if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our support team directly via [email protected]!

Best wishes,
Samantha at admation

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/03/2020
Maria A.
Account Manager
Marketing & Advertising, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/12/2018

"Admation works well when it works"

Comments: 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.

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).

Vendor Response

by Automaton on 25/09/2019

Hi Maria,

Thanks so much for your honest review. We really appreciate your feedback and will use this information to make admation a better system!

I believe your crashing issue has since been diagnosed and fixed. We sincerely apologise for the inconveniences caused during these times. If you continue to experience similar issues on your end, please don't hesitate to get in contact with our support team.

I've passed your usability suggestions onto the UX team for review, and we'll see if we can iron out a few of those extra steps for you.

Your feature request on batch downloading projects has been noted.

Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to assist you!

Best wishes,
Samantha

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/12/2018
Anna C.
Freelance Copywriter
Retail, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/01/2019

"Still needs a few tweaks"

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

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.

Vendor Response

by Automaton on 25/09/2019

Hi Anna,

Thanks so much for your feedback. I'm glad that you're enjoying the additional transparency around providing feedback.

There's an option in the system to Download a PDF report with feedback that's numbered in order. The button to download the PDF is found just above any existing comments on the right hand side of your approvals screen. Let me know if that's an easier way to view feedback in the system! If you require any additional support, please don't hesitate to email [email protected] for assistance!

Happy Productivity!
Samantha

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/01/2019
Laura S.
Marketing Specialist
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/09/2019

"Admation review - Marketing team"

Comments: I love it. First of all, it give me peace of mind that our enterprise compliance around signoff is met. secondly, the Admation is great for tracking progression of a job/ include reminders. Also, you can customise your dashboard to see all your projects and where all your current jobs are.

Pros: It easy to use and it helps our team to streamline our approval workflow - it manage and track all of our reviews and approvals from one central/cloud based hub.

Cons: It is a brilliant collaboration tool - very easy to access and manage.

Vendor Response

by Automaton on 17/09/2019

Hi Laura,

Glad to hear that you're enjoying using the platform to collaborate across your teams!

Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything we can assist with.

Happy Productivity,
Samantha at Admation

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/09/2019