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Accelo

11 Ratings

Daylite

10 Ratings

Accelo

11 Ratings
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Score 6.3 out of 101

Daylite

10 Ratings
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Score 7.3 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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Daylite

If your team uses only Macs, then I suggest investigating Daylite 6, which is cloud-based. We've found upgrades to be tricky, sometimes users have difficulty connecting to the data-base on the main user's Daylite Server. My opinion is that it would be easier to begin fresh with 6 than upgrading and moving our current Daylite Server to the cloud. And there's no going back, once you move to the cloud, you're committed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.6
Daylite
8.1
Task Management
Accelo
6.0
Daylite
9.6
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Daylite
6.0
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Daylite
Scheduling
Accelo
5.5
Daylite
9.7
Workflow Automation
Accelo
6.0
Daylite
7.0
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.0
Daylite
3.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Daylite
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
6.0
Daylite
Email integration
Accelo
6.5
Daylite
9.4
Mobile Access
Accelo
6.0
Daylite
10.0
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.0
Daylite
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
Daylite
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.6
Daylite
Document Management
Accelo
Daylite
9.7

Professional Services Automation

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

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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  • Emails can be attached to projects and tasks, helping the user gain background knowledge
  • Reports can be produced and printed to be used in Progress Meetings
  • Other data such as passwords can be added as Notes to a project
  • Project deadlines can be moved easily in Calendar
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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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  • We're using Daylite 5 and are soon abandoning it because: a. Daylite 5 is not cloud-based (6, is)
  • b. Daylite is for Mac users only, and we need a solution for our whole team
  • c. There are many "rabbit holes" that you can go down in submenus that it can be confusing
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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

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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As noted earlier, we're abandoning Daylite and moving to another project management system that a. allows both Mac and PC users b. is cloud-based. We think we could benefit with an company-wide system, and Daylite 6 won't fit the bill. Our group is currently vetting different products, and Teamwork is the top of our list.
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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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  • Daylite has been very helpful for new employees to answer their own questions about contacts/passwords, etc.
  • We found the tiny notification bell to be weak, sometimes a project comes in with a tight deadline and we have to double-check and ask an employee if they saw the notification. More time would be saved by just chatting about the project and its expectations.
  • A huge benefit is the institutional knowledge that can be had by reading past projects. We've tracked everything, so the history is there.
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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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Daylite

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