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Score 6.2 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

It is really well suited for organizations that need to have a lot of tools but don't want a bunch of data silos. Our organization uses HubSpot as our CRM so we don't necessarily use the CRM portion of Accelo the way it is designed. Mainly because it isn't as agile as HubSpot from a CRM perspective.
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ArchiOffice

Archioffice is only suitable for architect and interior design firms.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.3
ArchiOffice
4.7
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
ArchiOffice
3.1
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
ArchiOffice
3.0
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
ArchiOffice
3.0
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
ArchiOffice
3.0
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
ArchiOffice
4.0
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.3
ArchiOffice
3.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.7
ArchiOffice
4.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
ArchiOffice
4.0
Email integration
Accelo
7.4
ArchiOffice
3.0
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
ArchiOffice
4.0
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
ArchiOffice
9.0
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
ArchiOffice
7.0
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.1
ArchiOffice
9.9
Document Management
Accelo
ArchiOffice
5.8

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.7
ArchiOffice
8.6
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.6
ArchiOffice
5.0
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
ArchiOffice
9.9
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
ArchiOffice
9.9
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.1
ArchiOffice
9.8

Pros

  • Retainer Management - I am not sure we could run retainers effectively without it.
  • Hour Logging and Tracking.
  • Customer Email Tracking.
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  • Time tracking because you can account for almost every single minute of your day with detailed descriptions attached. The reporting of time came in very good use when clients questioned billing.
  • Robust billing portal that was pretty customizable.
  • Could track employee costs well once the correct numbers were placed into the system. Came in very handy for billing and company budgeting and projections.
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Cons

  • The client portal needs to be improved. It does not have the same user interface as we have within Accelo and we get a lot of client complaints about it.
  • It needs more executive-style reporting and the ability to create your own reports and filters.
  • It needs to be faster. With all of the things Accelo is doing to give you all the data, it is kind of slow compared to other systems in the browser.
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  • The overall layout and physical design of the portals could be simplified greatly. The program is anything but intuitive to use.
  • I found myself clicking what felt like a 1,000 times just to complete one small task. Billing was very cumbersome and the program did not integrate smoothly with Quickbooks as was previously promised.
  • Saving and making templates for billing etc. was a tedious process that also cost extra!
  • The program is as good as what you put into it, but they designed the software for a more particular one-sided way to work and manage, so it made customizing a project to your companies methods tricky.
  • Overall a very cumbersome program that looks as if it was designed at the start of the millennium and note 16 years into it.
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Likelihood to Renew

Accelo9.0
Based on 1 answer
Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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Alternatives Considered

Accelo doesn't really exceed any competitors in any one area of their product, but in 2015 when we made the move this was the best option that included all the tools we wanted. However, user adoption was low in some areas due to the UI, so we scaled back Accelo and added other tools.
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I love Harvest, especially compared to Archioffice. It's very intuitive, simply designed and easy to use. Perhaps the billing isn't as robust or customizable as Archi, but I would take it over Archi any day.
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Return on Investment

  • It substantially reduced the number of systems we use to run our business.
  • It reduced the need to train our staff on a variety of platforms.
  • It gave us the ability to have a client-facing portal that directly integrates with our backend systems.
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  • It positively organized our time tracking and the reporting was robust enough to use for client meetings.
  • It negatively took up more time to do certain tasks that shouldn't be so time consuming.
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Pricing Details

Accelo

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
1.  Per Installation
Accelo Editions & Modules
Accelo
Edition
Plus
$191
Premium
$341
1. Per User
Additional Pricing Details

ArchiOffice

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
ArchiOffice Editions & Modules
ArchiOffice
Additional Pricing Details