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Abacus

10 Ratings

Tenrox

12 Ratings

Abacus

10 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Tenrox

12 Ratings
Score 4.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abacus

Abacus has been great for our small startup of 37 employees, it has grown with our team since we were very small. Since we have not experienced it as a bigger company, I am not sure what the scalability would be like. If you're looking for a site with a cleaner look that is easy to use, Abacus is it. I haven't had to reach out to customer service yet because I haven't had any issues. If that isn't proof positive of how easy it is to use, I don't know what is!
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Tenrox

We have discovered over the last few years using Tenrox that we could adapt our needs or processes to fit in the Tenrox box rather than adapting Tenrox to fit in ours completely. I feel like Tenrox would be better suited for a company that has fewer clients and projects over the course of a year, as well as fewer users. We have approximately 350 clients, 21,077 projects in Tenrox at this exact moment (we close projects as we can), 188 active users currently, and 415,635 tasks (some of course assigned to now closed projects).
With this much information hosted through the Tenrox cloud server, we experience increased lag time frequently. This causes a lot of unwanted rejection towards Tenrox in our company.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Abacus
Tenrox
3.7
Task Management
Abacus
Tenrox
3.0
Resource Management
Abacus
Tenrox
3.0
Gantt Charts
Abacus
Tenrox
8.0
Scheduling
Abacus
Tenrox
3.0
Workflow Automation
Abacus
Tenrox
2.0
Team Collaboration
Abacus
Tenrox
1.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Abacus
Tenrox
7.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Abacus
Tenrox
6.9
Document Management
Abacus
Tenrox
2.0
Email integration
Abacus
Tenrox
2.0
Mobile Access
Abacus
Tenrox
4.5
Timesheet Tracking
Abacus
Tenrox
2.1
Change request and Case Management
Abacus
Tenrox
5.2
Budget and Expense Management
Abacus
Tenrox
1.1

Professional Services Automation

Abacus
Tenrox
10.0
Invoicing
Abacus
Tenrox
10.0
Project & financial reporting
Abacus
Tenrox
10.0

Pros

  • It is very easy for employees to upload their expense receipts to abacus.
  • Abacus has an easy UI.
  • We haven't had any issues with their customer service team not responding when asked.
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  • Tenrox synchronizes well with Microsoft Project. There is a seamless connection between both products.
  • The Tenrox website is easy to use and is very simple. This leaves room for little error when inputting your time spent on tasks.
  • Tenrox is easy to pick up, and you can train someone in less than 5 minutes. The learning curve is minimal so it is not hard to implement.
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Cons

  • When you upload a receipt to abacus it would be great to port in the information from the receipt to the text fields.
  • It would be good to have a more automated way for Abacus to integrate in with other payroll systems.
  • It would be nice to have more levels of permissions, e.g. manager level, administer level and employee level.
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  • Integration with Salesforce would be nice. It looks like this product exists, but is not a part of the Tenrox product that I am using. It would be nice if this were a default feature.
  • I believe the web portal takes up too much screen real estate, and it would be cool if it was configurable to lower the resolution for smaller screens.
  • An overview on who is assigned to what task that can be seen via the Tenrox portal would be perfect. Sometimes I am not sure what dates the developers put their times in. However, this is something that the Tenrox admin here can see, so maybe it is configurable for all users to see.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Tenrox7.0
Based on 6 answers
Did as promised.
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Usability

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Tenrox8.0
Based on 1 answer
I feel like if the user interface could combine time and expense for users to be entered on one screen rather than two completely separate locations it would greatly improve usability. If the expense entry process could be improved completely, it would greatly improve the usability as well. Everything else within Tenrox, makes everything very user friendly.
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Support

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Tenrox9.0
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The support team is always very helpful and strives to ensure they have met your needs and corrected your issues in a timely manner. If they need more information or cannot recreate the issue themselves, then they will follow-up to gather the necessary data themselves. They are constantly striving to meet the needs of all users and understand so many different industries and types of environments out there, it is very impressive.
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Implementation

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Tenrox9.0
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The main thing with implementation is to make sure you have taken full advantage of the "sandbox testing" site that Tenrox provides to you during development. Try out every scenario you can think of, have other people enter information if needed, so that you can make sure you have not missed any big items. If you have the opportunity, roll out implementation to small groups of users. Depending on how your company is set up, I would choose groups that are not all in the same department so that you can address questions across all areas before adding in more users in the next wave of implementation.
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Alternatives Considered

I used expensify in my last role, however it was at a bigger company so I was not involved in the process besides being a user. Abacus seems easier to use from a user perspective. It would be great to have a better integration with our payroll system, but it seems like with all softwares, you can't have it all
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I was not part of the selection process just use the tool for my job
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Return on Investment

  • It does seem like they are still working out some kinks in the web and mobile apps – a few times the app has crashed. But they're also very fast to push updates.
  • The benefits are simple. No one likes taking time out of their day to do expense reporting. Abacus speeds that process up considerably. The interface is clean, and I'm able to see what expenses are pending vs. expenses that are already cleared.
  • The benefit from a user standpoint is that it adds an element of organization to a process that is typically disorganized. It has saved us numerous hours.
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  • Tenrox has streamlined our payroll process as far as timesheets are concerned.
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Pricing Details

Abacus

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Abacus Editions & Modules
Abacus
Edition
Abacus
$51
1. Per User per Month
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Tenrox

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tenrox Editions & Modules
Tenrox
Additional Pricing Details