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Accelo

9 Ratings

Accelo

9 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

Microsoft Project

350 Ratings
Score 7.7 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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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
4.2
Microsoft Project
7.0
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Microsoft Project
8.3
Resource Management
Accelo
5.0
Microsoft Project
7.9
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Microsoft Project
8.2
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Microsoft Project
7.1
Team Collaboration
Accelo
5.0
Microsoft Project
6.6
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Microsoft Project
5.6
Email integration
Accelo
5.0
Microsoft Project
6.3
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
5.0
Microsoft Project
6.3
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
2.0
Microsoft Project
6.2
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
2.0
Microsoft Project
7.4
Gantt Charts
Accelo
Microsoft Project
8.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
Microsoft Project
7.7
Document Management
Accelo
Microsoft Project
6.2
Mobile Access
Accelo
Microsoft Project
5.6

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
2.0
Microsoft Project
6.6
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
2.0
Microsoft Project
6.8
Invoicing
Accelo
2.0
Microsoft Project
5.8
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
2.0
Microsoft Project
7.6
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
2.0
Microsoft Project
6.0

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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  • Microsoft Project allows users to input a large and varied amount of detail pertinent to a specific project and then creates numerous varied out reports, as per the specific needs of a certain user working on that project.
  • Microsoft Project is very flexible in relation to the familiarity of a specific user with the Project. Someone with very little knowledge of Project can still input some data and receive some useful reports, without using the whole capability of the package.
  • Project allows a varied types of data to be inputted, such as definition of various subtasks related to the project, time information about the original estimates for tasks and the actual figures, monetary information about the cost of all items required to complete a project (such as rate per hour of specific participants working of a project, cost of equipment to be bought or rented, cost of materials required for project execution, etc).
  • A Project Manager very conversant with Project can get a very large number of reports, each one for a specific need.
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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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  • When I click on a task, I would like a text edit bar a the top of the screen to make changes. It is sometimes challenging to click on that task in just the right sequence/timing in order to make that change quickly.
  • MS Project, when not associated with a server, does not have good reporting. It would be great if MS Project gave the ability to design your own reports. Layout, corporate logos, etc. A tool that allows you to make it look like you want it to look.
  • More filtering options
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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

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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

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Primavera is more complex to use and not compatible with the commonly used MS office applications such as Excel. The cost of a Primavera license exceeds that of MS project by multiple times. Primavera is preferred in construction projects, though.
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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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  • It helped to organize some expenses in a research proposal in order to save around $15,000 dollars in time
  • It helped graduate students to have a deep understand of the time management of their thesis work
  • It helped to organize people to develop research 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
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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