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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

Accelo is a system that can do it all. It's extremely sophisticated. Depending on the sophistication of your organization, or specifically the abilities of the people you put in charge of the implementation, it can almost be too sophisticated. It all just depends on your situation. The more you use it, the more data you give it, the more you'll be able to see and do. It's incredibly powerful. But it's definitely not a tool that would be appropriate for smaller boutique type organizations that have only basic needs.
Charles Fashana, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConceptDraw PROJECT

Getting started - using the Gantt chart to enter tasks in any order and then using those tasks to initially define a MindMap to further explore alternative dependencies. The alternative works better when initiating a project with significant unknowns.
Daniel Reiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
7.2
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.5
Task Management
Accelo
8.7
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
Resource Management
Accelo
7.8
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
Gantt Charts
Accelo
7.7
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
Scheduling
Accelo
5.6
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.7
Workflow Automation
Accelo
7.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Team Collaboration
Accelo
6.1
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
6.8
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
4.8
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Email integration
Accelo
6.4
ConceptDraw PROJECT
10.0
Mobile Access
Accelo
7.2
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
9.3
ConceptDraw PROJECT
7.0
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
7.1
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
8.6
ConceptDraw PROJECT
6.7

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
7.8
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
7.2
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Invoicing
Accelo
8.3
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
8.6
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
7.3
ConceptDraw PROJECT

Pros

Accelo

  • Timing Client Work: You are able to better manage your time on your clients.
  • Housing Client Info in one Area: You can view all you need for any given client in one area.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Integration with ConceptDraw Mindmap makes work breakdown very easy.
  • We have cross-functional teams where team members often work on different projects in parallel. The multi project management feature has been a blessing over these years.
  • Another import feature is the availability of many different predefined report generation templates that made it very easy to communicate different aspects of the project to different stakeholders.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Accelo

  • Cumbersome processes - feels like tasks take longer than they should.
  • We gave up on the Projects module, it was rather unintuitive. Switched to JIRA, which integrates with the Support module of Accelo.
  • Each email address requires a new contact. If one person uses multiple email addresses to contact you, that info will have to be spread across multiple contacts.
Ryan Freeman | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Non-intuitive keyboard shortcuts
  • No advanced reporting or estimates
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accelo

Accelo 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
Brendon O'Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConceptDraw PROJECT

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Accelo

Accelo 7.3
Based on 4 answers
From the beginning the Accelo team has been very invested in ensuring our success and overall happiness with the platform. The initial implementation specialists and trainers did a fairly good job of learning our company and needs, and tried to tailor the trainings accordingly. However, once we made the formal switch to the platform, meaning we no longer were using our legacy systems, we found that we had a lot of questions....and a lot of ideas and recommendations. The support team is extremely responsive and seemingly happy to receive our continual feedback. And if we encounter an issue that seems to be a system issue, they work diligently to fix it (we've actually had an engineer join a call with us to learn of the issue - and subsequently fix it)
Charles Fashana, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw PROJECT 8.4
Based on 3 answers
Online tutorials always available + chat, email and phone. Questions answered promptly and completely.
Daniel Reiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Accelo

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.
Chris Osterhout | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw has a much simpler licensing and pricing model. Perpetual license and ability to use in offline mode was an important criteria for us. Perfect bundle for small and medium business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accelo

  • Helps with tracking prospects through the sales/marketing funnel
  • Has led some employees to stop using the tool and going back to spreadsheets. When trying to attach targets to tags you need to do so individually and if you upload a large list you need to do this manually, one by one, and requires a lot of time. So people have gone back to spreadsheets where they could simply just cut and paste new people in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Inexpensive way to present a professional project plan when needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

* Per Installation

Accelo Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$191
Premium$341
  1. Per User
Additional Pricing Details

ConceptDraw PROJECT

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$299*

* per user

ConceptDraw PROJECT Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Price varies for Individual, Commercial, Academic, Nonprofit and Government

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo
6.7
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Accelo
9.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT

Usability

Accelo
7.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT

Performance

Accelo
10.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT

Support Rating

Accelo
7.3
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4

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