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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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Bluebeam Revu

As stated before, the mobile application is a great companion to the desktop version. Either one works great in viewing, editing and saving documents. While the measurement tool is handy to have, we have found the precision to be lacking when measuring scaled drawings (construction design drawings). While it is a good rough place to start for measurements, we wouldn't recommend relying on the precision of the measurements taken on something with a very large scale.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.3
Bluebeam Revu
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Bluebeam Revu
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Bluebeam Revu
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Bluebeam Revu
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Bluebeam Revu
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Bluebeam Revu
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.3
Bluebeam Revu
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.7
Bluebeam Revu
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
Bluebeam Revu
Email integration
Accelo
7.4
Bluebeam Revu
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
Bluebeam Revu
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
Bluebeam Revu
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
Bluebeam Revu
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.1
Bluebeam Revu

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.7
Bluebeam Revu
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.6
Bluebeam Revu
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
Bluebeam Revu
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
Bluebeam Revu
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.1
Bluebeam Revu

Construction Productivity

Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
8.2
Plan distribution & viewing
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
9.3
Plan markups & sharing
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
9.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
7.4
Photo documentation
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
7.2
Jobsite reports
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
6.9
Document sharing
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
8.4
RFI tools
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
8.4
Collaboration & approvals
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
8.6
As-built drawings
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
9.4
Mobile app
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
7.0
Submittal design and management
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
7.7

Estimating

Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
7.0
Takeoff tools
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
7.1
Job costing
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
4.0
Cost calculator
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
10.0

Pros

  • Allows you to send emails directly from the target's account
  • Allows you to create tasks
  • Keeping track of notes made is easy
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  • Overlaying pdf drawings to identify changes made by architects.
  • Scaling dimensions when the architect has not provided required dimensions to proceed with work in the field.
  • Hyperlinking construction documents with required information makes it much easier to look through multiple sheets in less time.
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Cons

  • Difficult to upload targets
  • Not easy to modify a target
  • When uploading targets you can not attach them to tags until after they are uploaded.
  • When listing opportunities in the system, you are limited with what stage the opportunity is in and the star system is not very helpful. The status' are very vague and not always accurate.
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  • Really tough to provide any cons. Bluebeam listens to their user base and constantly strives to improve the product.
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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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Usability

Accelo7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Bluebeam Revu8.0
Based on 2 answers
I'm constantly finding that Bluebeam Revu does more than I knew it could. And when I find something that it can't do, I've found that Bluebeam truly listens to its user base and will work to incorporate any good suggestion when feasible.
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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 personally like the tools that Bluebeam offers over Acrobat and feel that, for my company, Bluebeam was much better suited. Scaling tools, markups, as-builts, RFI’s, submittal approval, and detail creation all really show its strength.
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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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  • Applying Bluebeam to my field guys has proven to be a large ROI in time-saving RFI creation.
  • ROI in quick take-offs from email documents has been high as well.
  • As-built drawings are nice with Bluebeam, but ROI is about even.
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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
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Bluebeam Revu

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