The ease of use of the product, the intuitive nature of the UI - just makes it easy to use and implement. It makes showing other people how to use or integrate into their workflows that much easier.
Missing option to download single PDFs from the proof page for combined proofs.
Internal and External Proofing
We've been able to solve the following:
- Accountability on updates (client or employee issues)
- Better attention to details (senior staff overseeing junior staff work before sending to client)
- Time saved on emailing proofs and tracking what was/wasn't done.
- Getting clients on board with the same proofing process. Previously some clients printed, then marked up proofs, then scanned and sent back. Others just sent a list of updates through email. Others marked up in Adobe Acrobat. Great to have everyone on the same page using the same tool!
We needed a proofing tool to streamline our approval process internally and externally. I like that we can do internal reviews before sending proofs to clients. This helps me train my Senior staff to pay more attention to details and make sure they're catching any issues with proofs before sending to the client. Clients love the ability to see previous versions. The software also allows for accountability on updates. We're able to track if updates were made for clients and if clients missed updates.
Overall the product is very intuitive, but with so many options in the proofing proces, onboarding can be difficult at first and training clients can take some time. But once everyone is on the same page on how the process works, it's a great tool and worth the effort.
Ziflowに決めた理由： GoVisually was a great and simple tool, but it didn't have enough features to accomplish the proofing process we wanted. If Ziflow can't do what you need, you're likely not to find a proofing tool that can do what you need. Ziflow is very robust and feature-rich.
Ziflowに切りかえた理由： Nothing was as feature rich/robust enough to do what we needed. Ziflow got us the exact proofing process we needed.
製品を使ってみた感想： Ziflow appears to be a valuable tool for teams and organizations looking to streamline their creative review process, enhance collaboration, and increase efficiency.
Ziflow is an intuitive and user-friendly interface, which makes it easy to navigate and use. The platform's extensive document review capabilities, including the annotation and markup tools, have also been widely appreciated, enabling teams to collaborate more effectively on creative content.
Occasional issues with the platform's performance and stability, such as slow loading times or glitches.
Ziflowに切りかえた理由： Ziflow offers a more user-friendly interface and a more comprehensive range of document review and collaboration features than some alternatives. Ziflow's integrations with other popular tools, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Asana, and Slack, make it easier to streamline workflows and collaborate more effectively with teams.
Ziflow makes creative proofing for multiple stakeholders easy
製品を使ってみた感想： The benefits our team sees is better organization throughout the revision process. Ziflow has reduced the time it takes for our designers to gather and implement feedback, and the user experience for non-technical stakeholders is excellent.
Ziflow replaced a tedious workflow of generating PDFs and sending emails back and forth to dozens of stakeholders. Our design team had to manage hundreds of emails in multiple threads. Ziflow makes this process easy for our non-technical users through the comment and markup toolsets. The versioning helps us stay on track and organize our revisions without losing the archives or having to sift through emails or written comments.
Occasionally we have issues with the markup tool placing comments in the wrong locations in the document.
検討した類似製品： Adobe Workfront
製品を使ってみた感想： It’s ok.... can probably have someone build this for me for $500 overseas with the same functions. Most customers do not use the tools to show changes. Mostly everything is emailed or commented.
Editing and communication area for the customer.
Backend search is not the greatest. Having a google type of search on top for everything that is available in our account is needed. Very hard to search for certain proofs.
An Innovative and Comprehensive Solution for Creative Review and Approval
製品を使ってみた感想： Overall, Ziflow has been a great tool for streamlining our creative review and approval process. With its intuitive interface, comprehensive features, and customization options, it has made the creative review and approval process much more efficient. The learning curve for new users can be a bit steep, but with the help of comprehensive documentation, users can easily get the most out of the platform.
Ziflow is a great tool for managing and streamlining the creative review and approval process. It has an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, with a wide range of features and customization options. It has made our creative review and approval process much more efficient, saving us time and money.
Although there are many features, the learning curve for new users can be a bit steep. Additionally, some of the features can be a bit confusing to use, and there is a need for more comprehensive documentation to help users get the most out of the platform.
Great solution for creative collaboration, review and workflow integration.
Ziflow is a simple and intuitive tool that is particularly handy when you create and review a lot of creative and have a large team of stakeholders at different levels and functions. This tool has simplified what can be a daunting and messy task, by providing standardization & equal line of sight, which in turn helps to drive clear and consistent debriefing.
No. This tool is regularly updated and optimized.
Ziflow is great for collaboration
製品を使ってみた感想： Ziflow has been a powerful tool for my team!
I love how collaborative ziflow it, it allows our team to work at a fast pace but also hear the voice of everyone on the team as they review creative content.
I wish ziflow was better from a functional standpoint when it was time to route animated banners, short clips, or long form clips.
Ziflow has helped keep the proofing process smooth and streamlined.
The ability to upload a proof and know that all people involved will be able to find it in the same place helps so much in order to avoid losing proofs.
I only get notified of comments if I am tagged in them
A Game-Changer for Efficient Collaboration
製品を使ってみた感想： Ziflow is a powerful solution that addresses critical business problems in our organization, including fragmented communication, collaboration challenges, and project management inefficiencies. Its implementation has had a transformative impact on our creative review process, improving productivity, enhancing collaboration, and ensuring the timely delivery of high-quality creative assets for our marketing campaigns.
I really appreciate all the benefits for creative reviews, including streamlined collaboration, precise feedback, and a user-friendly interface.
I think organizations seeking extensive project management features or requiring a highly optimized mobile experience may need to assess additional tools or platforms.
Online Proofing has never been so easy
製品を使ってみた感想： Its been geat so far, very friendly and easy to use
I like the real time proofing status and that you can setup a deadline for the proofs.
The onyl thing that i dont like is that when customer make a comment theres no way to see it, unless I dont know where it should be
The best way to review and track comments on images, documents, websites and videos.
製品を使ってみた感想： Our business produces marketing assets, images, and computer-generated imagery for the architecture and real estate development industry. We review and comment on work every day using Ziflow. Ziflow provides a significant benefit to our team, clients and other project consultants. It is the best solution we have found to track comments on the work we have produced and keep things organized, clear and concise in one place. I've also found other unexpected ways Ziflow provides value. Initially, I thought it would only be valuable for reviewing images and assets we create, but it's often used for clarifying documents and assets we receive from external consultants the are important to get clear on so work can be completed efficiently. I reccomend Ziflow to anyone who asks.
- Tracks comments very well. Keeps everything organized and in one place. - Integrates with our brand very well. Looks very professional to customers - Makes it easy to configure stages of comments so different groups can review after other groups have.
- Not really any so far. Any question or concern I had is promptly addressed by their support team.
Robust Proofing Software
Ziflow makes it very easy to collaborate and get proofing done in a more efficient manner. Our proofing process has improved and have been able to get our marketing collateral more quickly than before. They also have great workflow process to automate processes.
As a designer, I wish they had a plugin with the Adobe Creative Suite so I wouldn't have to leave my program. However, I wouldn't be surprised if they added this into the future as they are always making updates and improvements.
Ziflow streamlines our creative proofing workflow
製品を使ってみた感想： Our company has tried a couple of other proofing software products, and Ziflow has been the best fit for us so far.
Once you set up the proper workflows in Ziflow, it makes editing your creative assets so easy. The comments and editing tools make it clear what to change in your document, and getting feedback is so easy.
Sometimes there are glitches and it doesn't behave how we want it to, but customer support has been so great! They jump right on it when we reach out.
I'm happy with the product. Our external collaborators have adapted pretty quickly/seamlessly too.
Ziflow is a great, reliable product! The CRM efforts are great, and the onboarding experience was seamless.
We haven't experienced any major systems glitch that lasted more than 3 hours.
Attractive additional features are hard to use for non-tech-savvy, external collaborators. But they are GREAT for internal users--designers, project managers, business analysts (various reporting), and resource managers.
検討した類似製品： PageProof、Adobe Workfront
Ziflowに決めた理由： buggy systems, unreliable fixes/patches, terrible tech & customer service
Ziflowに切りかえた理由： Great FREE trial to fully test out the product before the big commitment. Great customer journey process. Transparent pricing. Great online reviews. Great salesperson.
Easy-to-use and great for collaboration
I love how easy it is to use and it how customizable the workflow stage is. It's easy to collaborate with different cross-functional teams and keeping your proofs organized is so simple.
I wish it synced up better with our project management system we use along-side Ziflow. I think it is a glitch with my account, but it is still a bummer that it isn't easier. I also wish I could edit proof content after uploading it or have a way to view my proof before posting.
Solution for Acrobat PDF reviews
製品を使ってみた感想： The overall experience with Ziflow is good. The software is quick but sometimes there's is a bug and i have to refresh the browser (Firefox). I think 5 times at the last few months. Continue with developing!
The easy to use software. In a few steps the PDF is sent to the customer. The email's are quick en clean.
The option to view the comments at page number as a general setting. It's frustrating to when I want to read the comments I have to set the comments to order on page instate of date.
検討した類似製品： Adobe Acrobat Reader
Ziflowに切りかえた理由： It's a fine product and I have a overview to the jobs.
製品を使ってみた感想： At first I was saddened to learn that our company was switching from ProofHQ, but soon learned to appreciate Ziflow just as much, if not more. Ziflow’s Support Team is the best! They always respond quickly and are amazing at troubleshooting anything that comes up. They’re great listeners, willing to take time to understand your concerns and provide the best solutions, and they are wonderful at answering questions and explaining anything you don’t understand. I love how Ziflow is constantly evolving. Ziflow team takes customer requests into consideration for product updates and is always looking for ways to build in features that make our work easier.
Creating a proof really is as easy as sending an email. Automated Workflow is my favorite thing about Ziflow. It’s easy to set up, there’s so much you can do with it, and it helps save so much time. (It’s also tremendously fun to use and watch in action.) You can create Groups to help populate Stages rapidly, instead of entering individual reviewers one at a time. You can customize the dashboard and set up Favorite Views. You can set up Favorite Filters to help locate proofs quickly and easily. You can also set Workflow Templates as Favorites so frequently used templates stay at the top. Activity/Message tracking on Proof Details Page keeps you informed of what’s going on w/routes. Everything you need to know about a proof is on the Details Page; when you hover your cursor over the D on the SOCD progress indicator, you can quickly tell when a reviewer made a decision. The Proof Viewer has many useful tools and settings, with a side-by-side comparison mode which allows you to view against not only different versions of the same proof, but also against other proofs. Adding Users/Guests and setting up profiles is quick and easy. There is flexibility in customizing what Users and reviewers are able to do or view. You can create folders/subfolders to keep your proofs organized. Multiple Stages in Workflow allows you to categorize reviewers for easy identification of who’s who. Ziflow helps you stay organized and efficient, and keeps you on top of your projects.
The only con I can think of is that I love using Ziflow so much I spend more time sitting in front of the computer than I probably should!
Fantastic system for online proofing and collaboration!
製品を使ってみた感想： Ziflow has saved us a TON of time and aggravation versus our old method of just circulating a PDF for everyone to mark up and review (ugh). Having the ability to keep ONE central version that everyone can access, and the power to submit subsequent revisions all tied to one project, has absolutely been a lifesaver. It is so easy to use right from the first login, requiring no tedious training, and the markup/commenting tools are excellent. Customer service is outstanding as well, whether it's just answering a question, or even periodically checking in to see how we are liking Ziflow. These guys really care!
In a high-tech electronics manufacturing environment, the ability to check packaging and marketing materials for accuracy and quality is key. Our company relies on Ziflow daily to easily and efficiently collaborate on these tasks. Ziflow is intuitive, easy to use, and very friendly, allowing different departments to comment and converse in real time to acheive the results we need. It is also among the most cost-efficient systems out there, while delivering an incredible "bang for the buck". Our entire production team agrees that this software is a total winner!
Overall, we have not found any shortcomings, and are very happy with the entire thing.
Not your average proofing tool
製品を使ってみた感想： In terms of the general proofing tools, it has everything you could need. The reason to buy in to this software though is in the surrounding features, that streamline your processes and potentially resolve issues that you didn't even know you had. After coming from a proofing software that received perhaps 2 updates per year, it is brilliant to now be on a system that introduces innovative improvements each month, without fail.
If you're familiar with proofing software, you'll find all the usual tools and features, set out intuitively. The Dashboards and general layout are also well designed, with nice customisation options to help you digest all the information that you need. However, the reason I'd recommend Ziflow more than other proofing software is because of all the small details, that add up to a very satisfying experience. There are countless ways that Ziflow resolves pain points and streamlines processes that occur in other softwares, by introducing in-depth settings options, templates and automation tools. These improvements and innovations continue to be introduced on a monthly basis, often coming from user requests. This commitment to developing the software further and further instills great confidence in Ziflow's future. Something we couldn't say for our previous system.
At times, the performance of the software can drop. While this doesn't happen often, there are instances where opening proofs can take far too long to load. This has obviously been frustrating when battling against tight deadlines.
(Almost) All-in-One Proofing tool
製品を使ってみた感想： Overall, Ziflow has made proofing files much easier and faster. It lacks the ability to proof some file types to our specifications, but the other features more than make up for this.
Ziflow has helped us sythesize the methods we use to proof files. We used to mark comments directly on a PDF with Adobe Acrobat, leave comments in Sharepoint, or comment directly in our project management application. Now, all of the comments from each person are in one file. Ziflow makes it much easier to track the stage of review a project is in, find all of the comments, respond to comments and ask follow-up questions, and easily give notification when a proof is ready. Did I mention the automatic email notifications? It's much easier than having to craft a separate email and make sure that everyone that needs to be included in included. The interface takes a bit of time to understand and get used to, but the mark-up tools provide all one needs. I love that we are able to proof JPGs, PDFs, actual live websites, and video. The ability to mark a specific time in a video makes these types of reviews so much less cumbersome!
As with anything, there is a learning curve, and change is more difficult for some people. As much as I love being able to mark up multiple types of media, we still add proofing comments directly to Word documents because of the ability to track changes. We do the same with PowerPoint files because Ziflow does not allow one to comment on Talking Points. We also have has sporadic success with proofing emails with Ziflow and have decided to stick with our old process. The process for setting up a proof is a bit confusing, but I am more often on the receiving side and don't need to do so as often. There are also some features that come at a premium price that our company has decided not to purchase.
Versatile and relatively easy to use
製品を使ってみた感想： Overall it has helped us a great deal to keep track of what has or hasn't been reviewed yet, and keeps accountability on whoever is responsible for their markups or decisions. The transition was relatively painless, but the custom workflows and such take a little bit of digging to really understand what everything does.
Ziflow filled a hole in our company. We use this for CAD drawing reviewal and approval and it does a great job of just that. The viewer is simple, making comments even on mobile is simple and effective. Setting up workflows helps keep the right people seeing the right information.
My biggest issue with the software currently is the lack of options on the mobile view vs the desktop view. The side bar cannot be opened in mobile view and this prevents you from downloading the pdf, sharing it, and all the features hidden behind that bar. Seeing as it's simply a mobile format of the website and not an app, this could easily be implemented by the developers. Another issue I have, that others may not have, is the overuse of the reference lines on a comment. If you add multiple arrows or markups to 1 comment, clicking on that comment has a line go to each and every instance placed in the markup. This is extremely messy. A "dimension" markup tool would be very handy as well. Similar to a dimension markup in Acrobat. This would greatly reduce reference lines on a comment as well if you drew this with the current tools.
Ziflow embeded in our tech stack
製品を使ってみた感想： Splash considers Ziflow a key partner in our global processes and tech stack. The Ziflow team are excellent to work with, quick to respond to new feature requests and the product is very robust. It makes all our internal and client processes very efficient.
At Splash we have integrated Ziflow into our own technology. It is key for how we manage projects from internal quality control to how we get content across all channels approved. It is easy to use and creates a single way of working across Video, Digital, Print and Social assets. The way it can be embeded into our platform and how we can share some of its features across both platforms works seamlessly for our users globally.
I think some of the customisation of screens and workflows wasnt there when we first started to use Ziflow, but these have been quickly addressed and improved,
Perfect for Artwork Review & Proofing
製品を使ってみた感想： Overall, Ziflow has really helped streamline our proofing process and make our team more efficient. We needed a solution while working from home, but I think this will continue to be our best practice. There's better visibility, keeps comments compiled all in once place, allows for users to review without waiting on anyone else, and eliminates stacks and stacks of paper. Highly recommend this tool!
We needed a tool that would allow various members of our team to review artwork revisions and proofs while working from home. Ziflow has been our answer. It's extremely easy to make comments, see others comments, and track who has reviewed a file. You also have access to previous versions and comments, which is very helpful when there are multiple rounds of changes. Our Regulatory team has also found great value in the Ruler tool, as they would previously need to print a file and measure. It also automates emails when Proofs are ready for review, or when you're past the review deadline, ensuring our whole team is reminded when their attention is needed. It's really helped us streamline our process by allowing multiple people to review at the same time.
I initially could only see about a month of my Proof history and needed it to go back further. The Support team provided tips on how to adjust my settings, so now I have no cons.
Using Ziflow to review figure redraws for med-comms
製品を使ってみた感想： It has been helpful to have the workflow of figure redraws all contained in this one review system. I have a great overview of all proofs in progress and the stage they are at and have the ability to reassign amends when needed. Any time we have had a glitch or problem with Ziflow, we are helped by their customer servivce team immediately and it is usually solved the same day which is really helpful.
I like that it controls who has access to proofs, that we have a three stage review process that is clear and easy to follow. I like that it logs all comments and iterations of the proof and maintains version history. I like that it is straightforward to reassign proofs to other members of my team if necessary.
We use Ziflow in a Presentations team and only use Ziflow to review figure redraws at present. A big part of our workflow is PowerPoint presentations, however Ziflow cannot review these yet. I understand that flattened versions of slides can be submitted but we do advanced animated PPTs with pop-ups and transitions that need to be maintained. It would be great if down the line, Ziflow allows us to do this too.
It's easy to proofread your work on the web
製品を使ってみた感想： As a group, we are learning how to successfully communicate across many teams, from designers and high-level managers to those who work on the project. Emails are no longer lost in the ether. In addition, fewer emails are being exchanged. You'll be able to pinpoint exactly where a shift is required. All the digital editing and commenting options are excellent. That you can make so many highlights in one comment is my favorite feature. The ability to zoom in and export as a PDF, as well as to print, is also quite convenient.
Ziflow makes it simple to share PDFs with employees and anybody outside of the company who requires them. There is no need for them to compose a lot of emails. Ziflow's digital proofs can be edited and rotated, and they can also be marked up (which for us was a big feature).
Only one issue has been a problem for the team. Due date proof can be difficult to discern. An on-screen notification, while you're looking at a locked proof, would be even better than what we now have.