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Score 6.2 out of 101
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Score 6.8 out of 101

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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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OpenAir PSA

Businesses with 50+ users can benefit from being able to see how booked resources are at any given time as well as providing an all-in-one tool for time tracking and expense logging.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.3
OpenAir PSA
6.9
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
OpenAir PSA
6.6
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
OpenAir PSA
6.6
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
OpenAir PSA
6.5
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
OpenAir PSA
7.3
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
OpenAir PSA
7.4
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.3
OpenAir PSA
7.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.7
OpenAir PSA
5.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
OpenAir PSA
6.0
Email integration
Accelo
7.4
OpenAir PSA
5.5
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
OpenAir PSA
8.5
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
OpenAir PSA
8.6
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
OpenAir PSA
7.6
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.1
OpenAir PSA
8.9
Document Management
Accelo
OpenAir PSA
5.0

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.7
OpenAir PSA
6.1
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.5
OpenAir PSA
5.0
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
OpenAir PSA
5.8
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
OpenAir PSA
8.0
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.1
OpenAir PSA
5.8

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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  • Integration between various modules is seamless and they complement each other well.
  • Resource management and planning.
  • Project planning and monitoring in terms of traditional project management metrics.
  • Reporting and dashboards were flexible.
  • From time sheets to customer invoicing, the workflow for approvals and reviews worked great.
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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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  • The interface could use improvements from a usability perspective. It needs a bit of a face-lift. For example, setting up reports is cumbersome and time consuming.
  • It needs to increase flexibility for more advanced resource booking assignments such as recurring bookings.
  • Configuration by department would be ideal. For a company that adopted the solution across the board, some of the configuration options wouldn't work for some departments which required compromises and in some cases we are not using some of the features Services would have desired.
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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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OpenAir PSA8.2
Based on 7 answers
While the solution could use a few improvements here or there, overall, we were able to achieve what we need: a complete integrated solution to allow us to effectively manage and operate our professional services business.
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Usability

Accelo7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
OpenAir PSA9.4
Based on 4 answers
Aside from Reporting, where there is some room for improvement, the usability is overall very strong. In Reporting, you can get the job done for the most part, but it might take a lot of creativity to get there.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
OpenAir PSA10.0
Based on 3 answers
The system up time was reliable and that was never anything we ever had any concerns/issues with.
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Performance

Accelo10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
OpenAir PSA9.0
Based on 3 answers
The performance was acceptable. If you had a very large data set you were working with it might take a little longer, but within reason.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
OpenAir PSA10.0
Based on 3 answers
They were responsive and knowledgeable. We had access to a single point of contact and we could contact him via phone/email as needed. It was very convenient and it made it easy since that person was already familiar with how we were using the solution, our configuration, etc.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
OpenAir PSA10.0
Based on 2 answers
Very knowledgeable and able to articulate how other customers configured the solution to meet their needs as well as the best practices they recommended.
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Online Training

No answers on this topic
We did a 3 day online remote course back in April. NetSuite prefers training to occur before migration. We went over the functionality of tool and three months later we migrated. Personally, I didn’t find it that beneficial. Certain parts of it were beneficial as they applied to me – talked a lot about invoicing capabilities that didn’t apply to me. They also have knowledge base / e-learning assets, but I haven’t referred to them
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
OpenAir PSA10.0
Based on 2 answers
It went fine. Everything came over the way we wanted. In addition to migrating the current projects we wanted to migrate historical data – did that seamlessly. The finished product looked pretty good – just needed to tweak – and they helped us with that
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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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We came from a QuickArrow envirnoment, so going to OpenAir was the path of least resistance and it hit all the requirements. We looked at Financial Force and Changepoint. Financial Force was very intriguing because of the Salesforce platform, but not all our users are on Salesforce so the choice got very expensive
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
OpenAir PSA10.0
Based on 2 answers
Once the system is setup, it's easy to manage and maintain.
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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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  • Keep track of open deliverables
  • Report on trend data
  • Keep track of resources/ employees
  • Manage schedules
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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

OpenAir PSA

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