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Score 6.2 out of 101
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Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

Pretty good as a basic CRM, decent as a support desk. Tries to do a lot, but doesn't excel at any one thing. Reasonably priced, though, and can be a component in a larger setup.
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Bubble Innovator

No stage gate or portfolio reporting solution can overcome poor input data. The organization has to be willing to commit to consistent and rigorous updates of the information, or the reporting becomes useless. From what I've seen of competitive systems, Bubble Innovator is the easiest to use in this regard, so the excuse of not having good data because it's painful to upload or cumbersome to retrieve goes away. And the ease with which you can produce customized reports allows you to immediately find the gaps and weak points in your data, and take action to address them. That's not to say that every report and function in Bubble Innovator is perfect. But the close collaboration and responsiveness of the Bubble Innovation team has made it relatively easy to triage, prioritize, and implement improvements along the way.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.7
Bubble Innovator
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.5
Bubble Innovator
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
Bubble Innovator
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
Bubble Innovator
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.1
Bubble Innovator

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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  • Bubble Innovator is a tremendous visualization tool. The entire organization can quickly see where projects are in the stage-gate process.
  • Bubble Innovator became a key part of our strategic process for new product revenue projections. Utilizing Bubble Innovator as a portfolio management tool allows us to quickly output new product revenue projections for our strategic planning process.
  • Bubble Innovator is highly flexible. We are able to adapt it to our particular needs at different sites. This adaptability also allows us to utilize information to support other business processes.
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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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  • Development of custom functionality, and redefining 'standard' options for the software. As Bubble grows and their customer base increases there will be opportunity for this, at present development projects can be slow and expensive. However the standard software options are excellent, but as processes evolve within organisations the flexibility to evolve the software could be made simpler.
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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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Bubble Innovator9.1
Based on 3 answers
It has become a fundamental and popular tool in our business, we would be lost without it
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Usability

Accelo7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Bubble Innovator8.2
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is highly visual and simple. Literally within 10-15 minutes of my introduction to the software, I was up and running. Of course, deeper capabilities become apparent after additional use, but the basic functionality is very simple to grasp. Where there are consistent challenges reported by multiple users, the Bubble Innovation team is quick to connect and put plans in place to address the challenges.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Bubble Innovator9.1
Based on 2 answers
I've mentioned it already in this review, but this is really a strength of Bubble Innovator. The team is highly engaged in helping solve challenges to make their customer's lives easier.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Bubble Innovator8.1
Based on 2 answers
The number of variables made this extremely challenging (org changes, stage gate harmonization, pipeline prioritization, and new governance model). I think the implementation was handled very well in spite of this, and managed to deliver on time and on budget.
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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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We found Innovator provided all the functionality we required in a lightweight solution that was easy to configure to our processes, provided benefits to almost all those who accessed it with little or no training. Other systems may offer more depth of functionality but this makes them more cumbersome to use and requires more training of users. Innovator also offers a more transparent cost structure - you can immediately see what it will cost as all the functionality is automatically available within the price
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Return on Investment

  • Allows our growing team to have more client information and context accessible during client interactions.
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  • Increased efficiency at several levels - Proejct Teams/Project Managers/Portfolio Decsision Makers
  • Driven consistency of process and reporting across a complex global organization
  • Greater visibility of NPD pipeline has led to improved cross functional alignment on priorites
  • Improved portfolio decision making capability
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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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Bubble Innovator

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