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Score 6.2 out of 101
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Score 6.5 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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Kanban Tool

Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.3
Kanban Tool
7.7
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Kanban Tool
9.0
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Kanban Tool
8.0
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Kanban Tool
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Kanban Tool
8.0
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Kanban Tool
7.0
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.3
Kanban Tool
7.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.7
Kanban Tool
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
Kanban Tool
8.0
Email integration
Accelo
7.4
Kanban Tool
7.0
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
Kanban Tool
7.8
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
Kanban Tool
9.1
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.2
Kanban Tool
8.3
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.1
Kanban Tool
6.4
Document Management
Accelo
Kanban Tool
6.0

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.7
Kanban Tool
7.2
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.6
Kanban Tool
9.1
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
Kanban Tool
5.5
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.2
Kanban Tool
7.0
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.1
Kanban Tool

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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  • Ability to add 'cards' which track bugs, tasks, etc.
  • User can change the look of the cards (colors). Can change priority, Who the card is assigned to, Card Type, and many other customizations.
  • User is able to add attachments and links to a card.
  • User is able to add comments and track card history.
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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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  • Search functionality needs some improvement.
  • Would be nice: ability to send a notification to selected people when a card is created/opened.
  • Unable to sort cards - change their order visually.
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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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Kanban Tool9.1
Based on 2 answers
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
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Usability

Accelo7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Kanban Tool9.0
Based on 3 answers
It's good but has room for growth!
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Kanban Tool8.2
Based on 2 answers
Haven't directly worked with support but the couple of issues that I had were promptly responded to and functionality adjusted for our use.
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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've only tried JIRA Agile and KanbanFlow before. Kanban Tool was the one that our team actually liked and enjoyed working with. Also - it's been much easier to get started with and to understand than some of the other two (JIRA in particular). Although JIRA has many more features that we would have possibly used, the user feedback on it was so poor we were afraid that the negativity would create time wasted and less "job satisfaction" amongst the team.
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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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  • Kanban has helped both business and technology groups to meet project deadlines more often and on time.
  • Kanban has allowed the business to visually track and receive live updates on any project whereas before they had to schedule meetings and take the time to ask and understand all the details. Kanban provides all of this information and makes it accessible to all users.
  • Kanban has given project managers to easily monitor and manage projects and quickly retrieve any data related to a particular team's work-flow process.
  • Kanban has given technical users the ability to manage their own projects while communicating their progress and updates to their users and team leads or managers.
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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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Kanban Tool

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Kanban Tool Editions & Modules
Kanban Tool
Additional Pricing Details