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Accelo

11 Ratings

Bluebeam Revu

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138 Ratings

Accelo

11 Ratings
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Score 6.3 out of 101

Bluebeam Revu

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Score 9.2 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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Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam is a great tool to organize your drawings. They have made it extremely easy to rename drawings and bookmark drawings. The hyperlink feature is also a great tool. Bluebeam has essentially made it possible (and effective) to use only digital drawings. You could argue that with Bluebeam, you never need to order a set of drawings again. They have made it so easy to navigate a set of drawings using both the hyperlinks and bookmarks.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.6
Bluebeam Revu
Task Management
Accelo
6.0
Bluebeam Revu
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Bluebeam Revu
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Bluebeam Revu
Scheduling
Accelo
5.5
Bluebeam Revu
Workflow Automation
Accelo
6.0
Bluebeam Revu
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.0
Bluebeam Revu
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Bluebeam Revu
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
6.0
Bluebeam Revu
Email integration
Accelo
6.5
Bluebeam Revu
Mobile Access
Accelo
6.0
Bluebeam Revu
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.0
Bluebeam Revu
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
Bluebeam Revu
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.6
Bluebeam Revu

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.4
Bluebeam Revu
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.5
Bluebeam Revu
Invoicing
Accelo
4.0
Bluebeam Revu
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
Bluebeam Revu
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
5.1
Bluebeam Revu

Construction Productivity

Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
8.4
Plan distribution & viewing
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
9.4
Plan markups & sharing
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
9.6
Issue tracking & punchlists
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
8.1
Photo documentation
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
7.4
Jobsite reports
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
7.3
Document sharing
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
8.8
RFI tools
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
8.3
Collaboration & approvals
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
8.6
As-built drawings
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
9.1
Mobile app
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
7.1
Submittal design and management
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
9.0

Estimating

Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
9.8
Takeoff tools
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
9.5
Cost calculator
Accelo
Bluebeam Revu
10.0

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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  • 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

  • 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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  • At times it is difficult to find out where a certain function is.
  • Some secure files won't open in Bluebeam and must be used in Adobe.
  • The comparisons feature has difficulties with scanned documents.
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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

We used Workfront prior to using Accelo, mainly for project management and retainer management. There is no comparison between the two as Accelo blows it away.
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Bluebeam Revu simply blows away all of the other on-screen take-off software programs I have used in the past. There really is no comparison. Bluebeam Revu also is far more robust for the AEC industry than other PDF editors (i.e. Adobe products). They also have excellent customer support and reasonable pricing, that set them apart from the rest.
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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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  • The ROI has been worth it. The program has cut our printing cost drastically and as use of the program continues to expand, it is reducing more and more overhead costs.
  • There is a constant battle on which software to use and getting everyone on the same page on how to use the software to benefit the company. Basically, standards, training, and adoption of the software is the main hurdle.
  • One positive is that all documents that re digitally created are done in PDF format.
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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