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Microsoft Project

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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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Microsoft Project

Project is very well suited for large projects involving numerous personnel, equipment and materials,and expected to take many months or even years to completion. Also, it is useful when the stakeholders of the project are rather different in their capacity and require rather different types of reports (strictly financial reports, slippage in schedule and how the schedule can be brought back, etc.)On the other hand, a company specializing in projects that are relatively simple and only have a span of a few weeks or a couple of months would be better off adopting a simpler Project Management tool, one that costs less and has a much shorter learning curve.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.3
Microsoft Project
7.2
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Microsoft Project
8.4
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Microsoft Project
8.0
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Microsoft Project
8.5
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Microsoft Project
8.3
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Microsoft Project
7.3
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.3
Microsoft Project
6.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.7
Microsoft Project
5.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
Microsoft Project
7.6
Email integration
Accelo
7.4
Microsoft Project
6.6
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
Microsoft Project
6.2
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
Microsoft Project
6.8
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
Microsoft Project
6.5
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.1
Microsoft Project
7.7
Document Management
Accelo
Microsoft Project
6.3

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.7
Microsoft Project
6.9
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.5
Microsoft Project
7.1
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
Microsoft Project
6.2
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
Microsoft Project
7.7
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.1
Microsoft Project
6.4

Pros

  • Tracking customer interactions. Nice integration with G Suite, could be a lot better if they acknowledged that contacts may actually have more than one email address.
  • Support Ticket system is integrated, so we can view support history and other email correspondence easily. It's cheaper that Zendesk.
  • Support is reasonably good, usually prompt and responsive.
  • Constant development - lots of updates, just not often to areas that we use.
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  • the simpleness of tracking budget for a project
  • track projects on a task level basis
  • real time what if scenarios in terms of task delay
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Cons

  • Cumbersome processes - feels like tasks take longer than they should.
  • We gave up on the Projects module, it was rather unintuitive. Switched to JIRA, which integrates with the Support module of Accelo.
  • Each email address requires a new contact. If one person uses multiple email addresses to contact you, that info will have to be spread across multiple contacts.
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  • I feel there is still some room to improve on the reporting, to possible simplify the exporting of reports and how they can be imported into presentations.
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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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Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 1 answer
I am very happy with the software and am definitely get use out of it.
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Usability

Accelo7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so easy to use and I'm able to make it look however I want it to. It allows me to communicate to my team on exactly what needs to be done and when.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Project5.9
Based on 2 answers
Self-directed help is usually just frustrating. Help Desks don't seem to be knowledgeable enough to provide good answers. There doesn't appear to be a way to get immediate help without great expense.
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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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Microsoft Project (online version) gives you the chance to do native collaboration using other Microsoft Tools and gather around with all the resources available in your company to set up communications standards, commitments and quality assurance guidelines, and most of all to turn up the heat on the pace of each target to conquer within the project management landscape.
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Return on Investment

  • Allows our growing team to have more client information and context accessible during client interactions.
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  • It saves time because you're able to actually do your job and not micromanage people/keep track of everyone's deadlines.
  • Linking dependent tasks is also great, especially for interns. They learn when/how someone is depending on their work and can visually see it.
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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

Microsoft Project

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