What Is Avaza?

Avaza is an all-in-one solution for project management, resource scheduling, tracking time, managing expenses, quotes & invoices. Teams of all sizes, from freelancers to large businesses, will love it, for its simple & intuitive design with powerful features. You can work on projects, track time, manage expenses and invoice your customers all in one place. Available in the cloud, from any device.

Who Uses Avaza?

Avaza is used by all manner of small and medium-sized client-focused businesses. It's perfect for managing internal & customer-facing projects, tracking timesheets & expenses, quoting & invoicing

Where can Avaza be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Avaza Software
  • Located in Neutral Bay, Australia
  • Founded in 2012

Avaza support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland and 12 others

Languages

English

Avaza pricing

Starting Price:

US$11.95/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Avaza has a free version and offers a free trial. Avaza paid version starts at US$11.95/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Avaza Software
  • Located in Neutral Bay, Australia
  • Founded in 2012

Avaza support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland and 12 others

Languages

English

Avaza videos and images

Avaza Software - Flexible task views.
Avaza Software - Use resource scheduling
Avaza Software - Track time and expenses.
Avaza Software - Create quotes & invoices.
Avaza Software - Access powerful reports.
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Avaza Software - Flexible task views.
Avaza Software - Use resource scheduling
Avaza Software - Track time and expenses.
Avaza Software - Create quotes & invoices.
Avaza Software - Access powerful reports.

Features of Avaza

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Software
  • Accounts Payable Software
  • Accounts Receivable Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assignment Management
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bar Chart
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management Software
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management Software
  • Core Accounting
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Display Ad Management
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • File Sharing Software
  • Financial Management Software
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • For Creative Agencies
  • For IT Project Management
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • General Ledger
  • Import Tasks
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Processing
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Live Chat Software
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Planning Software
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management Software
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On Software
  • Skills Tracking
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Tax Calculation
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Utilization Reporting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews of Avaza

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
68%
4
28%
3
5%
Denise
Denise
Marketing Specialist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Work smart with this great PM software

4.0 last month New

Comments: There are both hard-working teams and smart ones. In this case, the latter is more accurate; Avaza is an excellent tool for any group working on numerous projects together, especially those with a high volume of interrelated tasks. Time tracking for teams, individual work hours, and even smaller tasks and subtasks are all included.

Pros:

Avaza is mostly utilized by our company for PM and tasks. By removing mundane, time-consuming tasks, it frees up a significant amount of our time each week. Our actions are closely tracked and evaluated by Avaza. The process aids in locating bottlenecks and other trouble spots. Avaza is vital to the smooth functioning of our Admin, BD, and TS departments.

Cons:

Although the quoting mechanism is solid, it lacks the adaptability necessary for our purposes. We'd love it if large projects could be broken up into stages. It would be nice if screenshots of attached images could be shown in the chat window.

Taryn
Healing Trauma Coach in US
E-Learning, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Freelancer Life Saver

5.0 3 months ago

Pros:

As a freelancer who has to track time differently for each job and everyone wants invoices done a different way, Avaza has been so helpful. Not only does it help when it comes to invoicing to keep things organized, but the time tracking has helped me understand how long tasks are taking me and HOW I'm spending my days and make adjustments from there. An essential tool for freelancers and those curious about their task/time habits. Also, it's free. Rarely do you find good quality FREE products but Avaza is one of the good ones!

Cons:

Getting invoices the way I want them is still a trial and error. I wish when I went to adjust how I want the invoice displayed that it would remove what's currently in there and redisplay with the new conditions. However, it just adds the same tasks/hours in a new format so it doubles up instead of replacing the old format.

Alternatives Considered: Harvest

Reasons for Choosing Avaza: Cost and ability to add many organizations to bill for.

Switched From: Harvest

Simon
Sales & Support Director in New Zealand
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

An excellent, intuitive, and easy-to-use project & task management system

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Right from the outset, the sales process and demonstration walkthrough made the decision to migrate to Avaza easy. Avaza's importing process enabled us to export tasks from our old system and import into Avaza. Avaza's support is very responsive - and they've even made changes based on suggestions from me.

Pros:

I have used a raft of alternative task & project management SaaS (software as a service) solutions. Additionally, I have trialled around 15-20 different task & project management SaaS solutions. With out a doubt, Avaza is the best solution I have ever used; it is intuitive, easy-to-use, very responsive in speed, has a great smartPhone app to compliment the web-based system, it integrates with Xero (for accounts), and has a raft of sophisticated features and views (Kanban-styled boards, Gantt Charts, task lists, priority views, status views, etc, etc etc!). The features we don't as yet use include Estimate and Invoicing creation, but we may well move to using these too.

Cons:

A great SaaS solution and I think if I was to want to additional features added, then one would be chat integration (currently comments are available, but no chat). And the 2nd would be an enhanced file management facility, whereby you could upload to a File Repository/Folder, tag the image, assign it to a project, rename the virtual file name, and move it to another folder for housekeeping.

Alternatives Considered: Kantata, Teamwork, Zoho Projects, Trello, LiquidPlanner, WorkflowMax, Basecamp, monday.com, Wrike and Asana

Reasons for Choosing Avaza: We found ProofHub clunky, lacking in features, slow support help when needed, and expensive for what it provided. Avaza solved all these issues - and is a lot cheaper than ProofHub.

Switched From: ProofHub

Reasons for Switching to Avaza: User interface experience, modern framework, task creation/update speed, simplicity but with superb functionality, support, and price.

Avaza Software Response

2 years ago

Hi Simon, we are excited to inform you that we have launched the Avaza chat module. The new module enables Direct, Group, Channel and Task chat from a single user interface. A truly unified inbox for all your discussions. The mobile app with push notifications keeps you up to date with all your discussions. You can learn more by following this link https://www.avaza.com/chat I hope you enjoy the new chat module and we look forward to receiving your feedback.

Grace
Designer in US
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Great project and resource management tool

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: I've looked into so many project + resource management tools – from Trello to Airtable to Monday.com – and Avaza is the only one that allows me to create projects, estimate hours, manage capacity, and track time in the same platform, without spending a lot of time configuring it. I was able to set up Avaza using a project spreadsheet I had already created and the whole configuration process was pretty quick.

Pros:

I love that it combines resources management and project management into one tool. Perfect for small design studios and agencies that need to know if their employees have the bandwidth to take on a new project (it also takes into account holiday/vacation time!). I use Avaza to create project estimates for clients, knowing that I can easily import from a spreadsheet and adjust timeline/dependencies once the project is confirmed. All on the free plan, too!

Cons:

The UI could be a bit better-designed. There are some things, like the top toolbar design and the navigation menu for projects, that aren't really the best user experience. But then again, I'm a designer. My only complaint is that it's hard to bulk-edit tasks and it's not possible to do so with CSV import; you can't even select multiple tasks to delete, which can be an administrative time suck if you have a lot of tasks to edit/delete from a project.

Alternatives Considered: Airtable, Trello, monday.com and Toggl Track

Switched From: Airtable

Reasons for Switching to Avaza: I needed time tracking, resource management, and project planning in the same tool – without spending hours setting up formulas to connect each of these things to each other.

Miguel
Owner in US
Graphic Design Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Delivering Client Projects Is Easy With Avaza

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: Avaza is not overly complex, so it cannot accommodate really heavy projects with large teams or complexities. It does, though, provide amazing results for teams with a more direct approach to project delivery. I was able to implement its use in a software development firm that specialized in cloud applications. Specializing in Microsoft's online SharePoint environments, Avaza was the tool of choice to manage projects dealing with migrations and customization of such sites. It did include large projects and small ones, and managed time tracking for billing, as these were on an hourly basis. The features were just right. But because there was no custom coding and developing for which unit testing or QA department involvement, Avaza worked extremely well for them.

Pros:

Avaza has all the core functionality that lets any business successfully manage and deliver client projects. It is not just for development projects. It can be used in a wide array of industries because of this basic general core of features. For starters, Avaza manages contacts and distinguishes them between clients (external contacts) and team members. It uses this to connect projects to its clients and the resources that will be working on these projects. The roles for the contacts are manage in the contacts section as well, allowing the admin to connect just the right resources and the features they need. Adding projects is fairly simple, as well. Create a new project and allocate the client to it. That is it. Then add the necessary tasks for the project, allocating team members from the contact list. You can even group into sections that can represent milestones, features, epics, or any description that fits your project or organizational business needs. Project views can also be customized. You can view projects in a Kanban styled board, as a Gantt chart or even as a list. Team members track time against the tasks until completion and the process is quite simple and straightforward. Avaza also provides team scheduling and provides forecasting capabilities across one or more projects. You can also manage timesheets, expenses and recurring expenses for all the projects in Avaza. Avaza offers the capabilities of providing your clients with quotes or estimates for projects, as well as managing invoicing, recurring invoices, credit notes and payments. And you can track all the work via an extensive library of reports.

Cons:

Avaza is not a feature rich product for large enterprises or large projects with large teams, as these must track defects, reworks, testing and a host of other tasks that often have dependencies upon others. This is something Avaza does not manage and trying to track this level of effort is not something that can be done. So, this is definitely for smaller organizations or teams with basic projects.