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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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Kanbanchi

  • If you need transparency around your workloads the product is great as it is easy to use and visually tells a story.
  • It is ideal for SCRUM management as it plays into the ideas of Sprint
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.6
Kanbanchi
7.3
Task Management
Accelo
6.0
Kanbanchi
9.0
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Kanbanchi
6.0
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Kanbanchi
8.0
Scheduling
Accelo
5.5
Kanbanchi
7.0
Workflow Automation
Accelo
6.0
Kanbanchi
3.0
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.0
Kanbanchi
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Kanbanchi
10.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
6.0
Kanbanchi
8.0
Email integration
Accelo
6.5
Kanbanchi
8.0
Mobile Access
Accelo
6.0
Kanbanchi
7.0
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
Kanbanchi
7.0
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
Kanbanchi
7.0
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.6
Kanbanchi
7.0
Document Management
Accelo
Kanbanchi
5.0

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.4
Kanbanchi
8.0
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.5
Kanbanchi
8.0
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
Kanbanchi
8.0
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
Kanbanchi
8.0
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
5.1
Kanbanchi
8.0

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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  • Great for supporting SCRUM as part of Agile deliveries. We use the ToDo, Doing and Done and build GANNT charts to facilitate resource planning.
  • We use it at a department level to manage workloads and help staff know what work is waiting for them and the relative priority.
  • We have deployed it across the organisation and also work with suppliers and offshore development teams to coordinate activities.
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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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  • Occasionally hangs at login but this may be to do with our authentication service.
  • It would be nice when grouping cards together if there was an option to lay them over each other in a fan arrangement.
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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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We have used MS Project previously but ended up doing things in spreadsheets so KanBanchi has bridged this gap for us
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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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  • We have seen great value in our planning for Agile deliveries especially when applying it to SCRUM.
  • Using the product we have found it quickly surfaces resource constraints and blockers when planning for projects.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Kanbanchi

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