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awork as a monday.com alternative: creative pitch

awork as a monday.com alternative: creative pitch
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December 2023

The popcorn machine is humming, the smell of fresh coffee is in the air and excited chatter is ringing everywhere: a real highlight is on the agenda today in the creative room of the H.APPY company: The project management tools awork and monday.com are showing what they can do. They are competing as alternatives to the previous project management tool, with which the H.APPY-Company is anything but happy.

The H.APPY-Company team sits in the front row with excitement. After all, today it's all about which tool they will FINALLY be happy with in the future. So... Please stop throwing popcorn from now on and let's get started with awork vs. monday! 🍿

Part 1: Design & UX

Interviewer: "We conducted a survey on our old tool. The result was that it was not only difficult and unintuitive, but also complicated processes. How do you solve this problem?"

πŸ’œ awork: "Well, we always say "Make it smart, but also make it fun". Our tool is super-smart, feels easy to use and looks nice - because we have put a lot of creativity and development time into design and UX. The awork usability is as smooth as butter on hot toast and one of the main reasons why companies choose us. All functions are located where users look for them first. Tasks can be easily created and edited - including documentation, time tracking, etc. This gives team members more desire to maintain their projects, tasks and times. Our design brings good vibes into everyday life - regardless of whether team members have their heads in project planning, a code marathon or the new creative campaign."

🩢 monday.com: "Well, I have to defend your old tool a bit, because it's really not easy to reconcile all the project management functions AND user-friendliness. πŸ˜… Sorry to say, but you have to lower your expectations a bit, because if you want the full range of features, you have to make compromises in terms of design and UX. We know that our monday project management plus design can be quite extensive and therefore a challenge at first. We are constantly improving our user interface to make it more intuitive and user-friendly despite the many features."

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aworks intuitive UI design makes it the leading project management tool on OMR reviews.

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[.b-important-block] awork combines an intuitive UX with beautiful design - for project management in easy and nice. Perfect for creatives and techies.[.b-important-block]

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Part 2: Onboarding and introduction

Interviewer: "We want our team members to feel comfortable right from the start and we believe that an easy tool is really helpful for this. So now it's all about onboarding and familiarization with the tool: How do you support us with this?"

πŸ’œ awork: "With our tool, you can get started straight away - simply move all the data from the old tool and go! New team members can work with us right from the start and get started without any support wheels. Our tool is super user-friendly and new users don't need to be afraid of it. We've all been there: you're new to a company, the stress level is already 1,000 and then there's a tool monster? Horror. It's different with us. And if you do want to look something up, you'll find all the answers in a special onboarding project."

🩢 monday.com: "We are very transparent about this: teams need to block out enough time at the beginning to familiarize themselves with the tool. And when I say "familiarize", I mean it. The deep functions should also be used - and that requires patience and curiosity at the beginning, as we always say. The same applies to new team members: they need extra time at the beginning to get to grips with the tool - we always recommend that another team member also reserves time to quickly clarify any questions in between. The complexity of our monday project management tool is a challenge for many teams - but after the first few weeks and months, this will subside. Special programming skills are also an advantage for some features, but nowadays almost every company has its own developer department that can help out quickly."

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[.b-testimonial]We have tried many other tools. They were either too big or too ugly and old-fashioned. awork combines everything we need to organize our projects and it's very simple! monday.com was too complicated and too expensive for us.[.b-testimonial]

Denise Fritze, Project manager at Windrich & SΓΆrgel

[.b-button-primary] Curious? Try awork for free! [.b-button-primary]

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Part 3: Support

Interviewer: "The following scenario: We're working on a super important project, the customer is already impatiently drumming away at the keys and suddenly we have a problem with the tool. What support options do you offer us?"

πŸ’œ awork: "Our support team in Hamburg is there for you directly on weekdays from 9am to 6pm. You can reach us via live chat or email and we will respond to your queries immediately. We know how important fast and competent support is in critical moments and will get you back on track as quickly as possible. We also have a detailed help center with instructions and frequently asked questions."

🩢 monday.com: "We currently do not offer German support and there may be short waiting times during peak times (we are aware of this and are already working on a solution because we don't want customers to look for alternatives to monday.com). That's why we offer extensive support options in English, for example in a detailed help center."

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awork scores highest in the client support category on OMR Reviews.

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[.b-important-block] At awork, you get super support from our team in Hamburg, Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm. German-language live chat, email support plus help center.[.b-important-block]

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Part 4: Time recording

Interviewer: "Time recording is somehow a red rag in our company. Our project managers have it on their wish list every year... and still it doesn't work. It's important so that we can calculate our projects properly. How can we get this issue under control with you?"

πŸ’œ awork: "For us, time tracking works on the side because it is very intuitive and fits smoothly into the workflow. You can record your times directly in projects and tasks, either with a stopwatch or via drag & drop.This means that you can always variably adjust the times you enter. If you link your calendar with awork, calendar appointments can be converted into times with just one click - super practical, especially if you have a lot of appointments and workshops. This not only simplifies time tracking, but also makes it part of your workflow. Exporting the times is also no problem at all."

🩢 monday.com: "With us, users can also track their time efficiently, although setting up the time tracking functions can be a little more complex. If one person from the team gets to grips with it, they can show it to the other team members. Our platform offers the ability to customize and automate time tracking, which is especially helpful for teams with larger projects."

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[.b-important-block]With awork, calendar entries are converted into working hours in no time at all. Including a stopwatch function and time tracking directly on tasks and projects.[.b-important-block]

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Part 5: Project planning

Interviewer: "Our project managers naturally work most intensively with the tool. How do you support them?"

πŸ’œ awork: "With awork, your project managers end up in a wonderland - all projects and tasks are in one place. There are magical templates - for campaign planning, for example - with which you can set up new projects at record speed. Whether it's about progress, files or deadlines, in the calendar or on Kanban boards - awork supports you. With the comment function, all team members are always up-to-date, easily and without additional effort. Our tool is designed to simplify the entire planning process while providing a comprehensive overview of all projects. Freelancers can also be added quickly and easily with awork."

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Task lists in monday and awork.

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🩢 monday.com: "We also offer everything a project manager's heart desires. Very important: you need to plan extra time for familiarization so that you can discover and use all the project management functions. After that, they can almost lose themselves in the details and plan really nerdy projects, with all the trimmings."

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Gantt charts in monday and awork.

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[.b-important-block] With awork, all projects are neatly organized in one place. Including templates and all the functions that are on the project management wish list.[.b-important-block]

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Part 6: Capacity planning

Interviewer: "Capacity planning is essential for us to ensure that our teams are not overloaded. How does your tool support capacity planning?"

πŸ’œ awork: "With our project management software, there are no surprised "Oh, he's on vacation - I didn't have that on my screen." Vacations, further training, workations and sick days are displayed directly in the overall workload. We bring your team calendars together with the projects so that you always have the most accurate overview. Everything is included here: from tasks to customer calls and team meetings. You can plan for the long term and go into detail at the same time. The availability of team members and their workload are always clearly and visually visible in awork."

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awork offers a unique integration of project plan and calendar.

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🩢 monday.com: "At monday.com, we have a sophisticated capacity planning system - which really comes into its own once project managers have familiarized themselves with the tool. Our users can manage their team's resources in detail and balance the workload across different projects. With our customizable dashboards and reporting tools, teams always have a clear overview of project capacities and can thus achieve an optimal distribution of work. We focus exclusively on the projects stored in monday and do not work with external deadlines."

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Workload planning in monday and awork.

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[.b-important-block] It's smooth with awork: capacity-planning and calendar in one, projects and deadlines under control and from big picture to detailed planning in no time at all.[.b-important-block]

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Part 7: Data protection

Interviewer: "Data protection is an important issue for us. How does your tool ensure that our data and that of our customers is secure?"

πŸ’œ awork: "The special thing about us is that we are a GDPR-compliant tool that is built and hosted in Germany. We therefore rely on the highest security standards. Our servers and data centers meet the strict ISO 27001 standards. We store all user data exclusively in Germany - for maximum security and compliance."

🩢 monday.com: "When it comes to data protection, we at monday.com have done our homework. We are GDPR-compliant and our customer data is stored securely on Amazon Web Services servers. These used to be mainly in the USA, but now we also have a server location in Germany."

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[.b-important-block] awork is developed and hosted in Germany, guarantees maximum data security for you and your customers, is GDPR-compliant and fulfills ISO 27001.[.b-important-block]

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Project management comparison: awork as a monday alternative

After the last exchange of words between the project management tools, the air in the creative room crackles. The pitch is over, everyone puts their heads together and looks back and forth between awork and monday.com. Both tools have played their trump cards and now the H.APPY Company team is faced with a decision.Β 

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The team members take a break for consultation. Then the team lead steps forward: "Okay, we've made a decision." The tension is palpable. "We're working with awork!" πŸ˜ŽπŸŽ‰ There is joyful applause, laughter and relieved faces. The team at the H.APPY company is finally happy and satisfied with their project management tool.Β 

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Monday Blues? awork as a monday.com alternative πŸ’œ

If you're looking for a monday alternative, our project management tool awork will give you happy vibes. ✨ We are the favorite tool for project managers in tech companies, agencies and consultancies. How happy can your day be with awork on a scale of 1-10? Find out for yourself and get a taste of our project management software.

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