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Score 6.2 out of 101
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Score 7.9 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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CoSchedule

CoSchedule is well suited for a small content and/or marketing team who needs a simple way to keep content organized in a monthly calendar view that integrates with WordPress nicely. For larger teams that need a lot of people accessing the platform, it may not be best because CoSchedule limits the number of users.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.3
CoSchedule
6.9
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
CoSchedule
10.0
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
CoSchedule
7.0
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
CoSchedule
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
CoSchedule
9.3
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
CoSchedule
7.2
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.3
CoSchedule
7.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.7
CoSchedule
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
CoSchedule
Email integration
Accelo
7.4
CoSchedule
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
CoSchedule
1.0
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
CoSchedule
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
CoSchedule
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.1
CoSchedule
Document Management
Accelo
CoSchedule
7.0

Professional Services Automation

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

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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  • The monthly calendar view gives me a broad overview of all the content we have in production.
  • The notes section within each blog topic helps me keep an organized list of items or links relevant to that topic.
  • The headline analyzer gives me another option to test my headline before publishing, to see how it scores.
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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 import Google Doc to WordPress functionality never worked successfully or reliably for me. So I just manually copy and paste Google Docs to the WordPress editor instead.
  • The social sharing counter was not that helpful, because it only counted Facebook and Google+. Who uses Google+ anymore? Plus, now they don't even show the social counter in the monthly calendar view. so you can't see the numbers without doing some extra digging.
  • In the monthly calendar view, some titles get cut off if they don't wrap cleanly in the day's box. So I would make it look cleaner instead of having words broken up by a hyphen.
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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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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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  • Probably too early to tell for certain but it is definitely value priced right now. Fully developed content management platforms are running in $15-$20k per year range and more. You can get into a CoSchedule solution for $
  • Team has found it easy to sign on and review tasks so this is a big time saver. More could be done to enable Guests easier access to content they need to review
  • It's way faster that other scheduling apps we have tried. The fact that it runs on a cloud based app or inside your Wordpress app is a real plus. Auto save feature also means you don't have to remember to save your content.
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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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CoSchedule

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