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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

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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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
5.1
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
3.5
Kanban Tool
9.1
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
Kanban Tool
5.5
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
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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  • Kanban board is a great visual that shows every team member's projects and all the important information on a single page.
  • Kanban integrates well with JIRA to track and manage projects and quickly retrieve specific information on a project.
  • Kanban allows easy navigation with drag and drop features and smartly notifies the user of each action.
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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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  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
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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
There are areas that can be made better, but overall my and my team's experience has been fantastic.
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Support

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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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Kanban is superior to Scrum and AGILE because it can visually organize all your projects and data into one board. Kanban integrates with JIRA which digs deeper into the project data when it is needed. By integrating Kanban with JIRA, you don't need any other tool for project management that is effective for both the business and the development teams. Kanban is recommended for any user groups who wish to increase their efficiency to deliver products, transparency for all users and on-time productivity.
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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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  • 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