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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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OmniFocus

OmniFocus is good for "power users" who favor a system that's fast over one that's pretty. It has a little bit of a learning curve, so it's probably overkill for simple task management. However, if you're willing to invest the time in learning OmniFocus and customizing it to suit your needs, it works quite well. I'd especially recommend it for someone who struggles with losing track of ideas and requests, and needs a good system for adding items at one point and then filing later on.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.3
OmniFocus
6.2
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
OmniFocus
9.8
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
OmniFocus
5.5
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
OmniFocus
1.0
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
OmniFocus
7.7
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
OmniFocus
6.9
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.3
OmniFocus
1.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.7
OmniFocus
10.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
OmniFocus
10.0
Email integration
Accelo
7.4
OmniFocus
7.5
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
OmniFocus
9.2
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
OmniFocus
1.0
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
OmniFocus
9.9
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.1
OmniFocus
1.0
Document Management
Accelo
OmniFocus
5.6

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.7
OmniFocus
2.7
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.6
OmniFocus
6.9
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
OmniFocus
1.0
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
OmniFocus
2.0
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.1
OmniFocus
1.0

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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  • Managing projects at both a broad and a granular level.
  • Allowing you to build customized views of your work.
  • Helping you review projects that have not been looked at in while.
  • Separating projects from different aspects of your life (e.g. work, home, consulting)
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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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  • I would like to see more ways to set priority. Context can be used, but I find contexts better used for other things. You can only assign one context per item. There is a flag status, but I would like to see something more like red/yellow/green status indicators to visually scan a list and see the urgent vs the normal vs. the low priorities.
  • It can be a bit pricey vs. some other options, but it is still a very good value.
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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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OmniFocus10.0
Based on 1 answer
Over the past 4 years of use I still haven't found any product that comes close in terms of capability
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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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Most of the others are basic check lists. It is the context and perspectives of OmniFocus that has me using it. Using it is not as easy as others, but not as complicated as some (I'm looking at you Project!).The developers are also top notch. They don't release bad software, and while they don't update it to full versions often (V1, V2, V3?), that does mean you don't pay for upgrades often either. New features are added to the version you already have at a remarkable rate.
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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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  • It has allowed some key directors to stay more focused and get things done faster and on time.
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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

OmniFocus

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