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Accelo

9 Ratings

Forecast

2 Ratings

Accelo

9 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

Forecast

2 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

If you are looking for a basic CRM this tool would work. It has lots of room to grow.
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Forecast

Forecast is well suited for tracking schedules, especially if it is only being controlled by a single department. When it comes to using Forecast in a larger ecosystem with more "cooks in the kitchen" it would be helpful to have the software more easily integrated with other software.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
4.2
Forecast
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Forecast
Resource Management
Accelo
5.0
Forecast
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Forecast
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Forecast
Team Collaboration
Accelo
5.0
Forecast
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Forecast
Email integration
Accelo
5.0
Forecast
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
5.0
Forecast
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
2.0
Forecast
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
2.0
Forecast

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
2.0
Forecast
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
2.0
Forecast
Invoicing
Accelo
2.0
Forecast
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
2.0
Forecast
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
2.0
Forecast

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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  • Schedule visualization. Harvest makes it very easy to see how many hours of work are being assigned to each individual.
  • When used with Harvest it makes for a powerful tool for determining how much time was spent on projects in comparison to their estimates.
  • Data can easily be pulled to make future decisions on project estimates, as well as individual strengths and weaknesses.
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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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  • Not as intuitive as its companion software, Harvest. This software takes longer to learn when on-boarding new staff. It is also difficult to view time notes without needing to physically open them up. This could be improved by expanding the "on hover" functionality. Personally, having spent as little time in workflow software is really important, as it gives me more time to code.
  • Because we use this software to plan schedules, items often fall through the cracks. I would like to see some more sophisticated syncing with not only Harvest but also with Asana.
  • Lack of integration with Asana. It would be nice to pull data from forecast and display it in Asana. This would be helpful for understanding how much time I have to spend on a project rather than bounce back and forth between web apps.
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Likelihood to Renew

Accelo9.0
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Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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I have not used any other scheduling software other than Forecast. The company selected Forecast because it is used in conjunction with Harvest. The pair of web apps can be used to pull detailed data. This is very important to our agency, and making data-driven decisions is exceptionally important to our agency mission.
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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  • Forecast does not integrate with other software in our workflow, and it makes it an entire extra step when it doesn't necessarily need to be. This takes extra time away from my actual job.
  • Forecast is powerful when used with Harvest, and allows for powerful data-driven decisions in hiring and project estimates. The more informed we are when making decisions and scoping, the more profitable the company can be.
  • It takes some time to onboard new Employees which can take time away from a profitability or other training.
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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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Forecast

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Forecast Editions & Modules
Forecast
Edition
Free
$01
Professional
$192
Enterprise
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Professional
$244
1. per user
2. per user (billed annually)
4. per user (billed monthly)
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