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Accelo

9 Ratings

LiquidPlanner

16 Ratings

Accelo

9 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

LiquidPlanner

16 Ratings
Score 7.1 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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LiquidPlanner

I think LiquidPlanner is best suited for workflows that involve multiple people, as it really emphasizes accountability. However, I can see it being useful to a single person working on a large project with lots of steps.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
4.2
LiquidPlanner
7.9
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Resource Management
Accelo
5.0
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
LiquidPlanner
6.5
Team Collaboration
Accelo
5.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Email integration
Accelo
5.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
5.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
2.0
LiquidPlanner
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
2.0
LiquidPlanner
7.0
Gantt Charts
Accelo
LiquidPlanner
7.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Document Management
Accelo
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Mobile Access
Accelo
LiquidPlanner
3.1

Professional Services Automation

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

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 dynamically reprioritize work and immediately see the effect on all active projects (for example, if you put a deadline at risk because another project is dropped in and takes precedence).
  • Great transparency of entire project portfolio, since by default everything resides in a single workspace. Nobody can hide from missed deadlines; they're there for all to see.
  • Product is designed to be collaborative; everyone can easily update the status of their own tasks, capture conversations at a project or task level (reducing email overload), and attach documents from other services such as Box.
  • Great online help/support portal with lots of video tutorials and knowledge base articles.
  • Our dedicated customer success manager has been more than willing to help us in any way possible to improve our utilization of LiquidPlanner by sharing best practices, reviewing our workspace and making suggestions, etc. If you are willing to invest in LiquidPlanner, they are there to support you every step of the way.
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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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  • Reporting can be somewhat difficult to manage without some trial and error.
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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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LiquidPlanner4.4
Based on 2 answers
I believe I'd see better results if mine was a larger organization. Scalability is the issue here, I'm not sure I'm getting as much out of it as I should.
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Usability

Accelo7.0
Based on 1 answer
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LiquidPlanner10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to learn and utilize. Can export charts and reports for sharing with colleagues.
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Support

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LiquidPlanner3.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is the least impressive part of LiquidPlanner for me. Issues are resolved, but software bugs or suggested improvements are generally blown off or responded to condescendingly. This software updates more frequently than any other software we use, frequently during times we use the product (Saturday mornings). Often the updates result in aesthetic changes that seem pointless when there are bigger updates that would make using the product easier, which should be a higher priority.
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Alternatives Considered

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MS Project was much more difficult to use for entering tasks. LiquidPlanner was more user-friendly.MS SharePoint was not used for Gantt charts, but really excelled in document and data sharing between different teams.
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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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  • Increased employee stakes in their tasks and responsibilities.
  • Easier to visualize project progress.
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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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LiquidPlanner

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
LiquidPlanner Editions & Modules
LiquidPlanner
Edition
Professional
$451
Enterprise
$691
1. 5-user minimum
Additional Pricing Details