Accelo

10 Ratings
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Score 6.4 out of 101

Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

51 Ratings
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Score 7.3 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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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

A company should have a strong grasp on their planned use cases before purchasing a tool with as much capability as Planview Enterprise (PVE). This will help ensure that they are picking a tool that matches their enterprise roadmap. For example, if time reporting is the primary use case, then PVE would be a very expensive timesheet when there are many less expensive and less complex tools that would do a fine job in this area.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.6
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Task Management
Accelo
6.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Scheduling
Accelo
5.5
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Workflow Automation
Accelo
6.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
6.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Email integration
Accelo
6.5
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Mobile Access
Accelo
6.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.6
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.4
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.5
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Invoicing
Accelo
4.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
5.1
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

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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  • Planview Enterprise (PVE) provides end-to-end work management for the full spectrum of work types in one tool. Traditional project work can be fully implemented with detailed or summarized WBS, stage gates, workflow management and content management. Non-project work can be tracked in a variety of ways. There is even an option for "ticket" type work. PVE provides 4 types of resource assignments to attach people to work; each with flexible configuration options to meet the need of the organization.
  • Planview Enterprise provides robust Rating and Financial Planning capabilities, and they continue to grow in this area of the tool. Rates can be driven by attribute-based rate cards or by attaching the exact rate to the individual resource. Multiple override functions exist that allow work to be configured with the exact rates when the work is the exception to the rule. All effort data captured in the tool (both from manual entry and/or ported over from the work plans) is converted into financial data with just a few clicks. And, portfolio management of this data is easily delivered on screen.
  • The analytic options available in Planview Enterprise are broad and easily made available to the appropriate audience. They are graphic, but also drillable to the desired level of detail to facilitate analysis.
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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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  • Change, Risk and Issue tracking is available in the tool currently, but it could use a face-lift to be up to par with the rest of the application. Portal visibility into this area of data could be helpful, especially when tracking for a Program of projects.
  • Communication capabilities to the users currently comes in the form of onscreen notifications delivered via portlet views and/or in the form of an email notification delivered to the user's email address on file. However, these notifications are not as configurable as we would like to see. The text of the emails cannot be edited. Many notifications cannot be configured to be sent via email and must be viewed on screen by the user. However, when an implementation is less mature, or you have users that are not required to be in the tool daily, these notifications go unnoticed and are therefore ineffective.
  • Recently Planview has begun to deliver Web Services to their customers to use to build interfaces and other automations. For an organization with the right talent available, these services can be very useful. The challenge is that some of them are lacking in providing all of the same capabilities that a live user would have available in the User Interface, therefore only so much can be converted to Web Services. We hope that Planview continues to invest in expanding and improving these services to meet the needs of their customers.
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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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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)6.8
Based on 9 answers
We have been a Planview customer since 1999 and have seen it grow and mature as a tool. We have looked at other tools and have found that PV continues to meet our needs and is easy for our resources to use. They work to stay up on the project management industry and the direction it is going, keep on on current technology so that we can work more effectively, provide excellent customer support and have great pricing for what they offer. We can purchase only the modules we need versus buying a tool where we would only use a portion of the functionality.
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Usability

Accelo7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)7.0
Based on 2 answers
The previous version didn't have as many rich features available on the web (right clicks, sub-menus, etc.) that would have sped up productivity on many screens.
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Reliability and Availability

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are long time Planview users and its availability is only limited to our internal SLAs for nightly backups. I have never experienced any unexpected or prolonged software downtime from Planview itself.
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Support

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)8.2
Based on 4 answers
The team was always responsive and looking out for my organization's best interest.
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Implementation

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)8.5
Based on 2 answers
Always have a pre-implementation meeting or conference call with Planview to ensure all are on the same page, disclosure of all and any customization (including reports) and plan for support after implementation of a specified amount of time with the assigned implementation resource. And document everything
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Alternatives Considered

We used Workfront prior to using Accelo, mainly for project management and retainer management. There is no comparison between the two as Accelo blows it away.
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We made the tool selection back in 2002. Most competitors are now gone or purchased by someone else. At that time they were one of the few companies who had a somewhat mature and configurable budget module. We were also coming out of an Access environment, so we were comfortable with the "Excel spreadsheet" look of the tool.
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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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  • Prior to tracking all work and all resource effort within Planview Enterprise (PVE), the burden on our Finance department to provide accurate billing to our customers in our Shared Services business model was a heavy burden. With nearly all necessary data coming directly from PVE, the Financial Analysts have been able to redirect many man hours to other activities that provide value to our leadership.
  • By using Web Services to import key data from a legacy system that cannot yet be fully retired into Planview Enterprise, we have been able to eliminate redundant business processes and provide a more complete data source for key business reporting.
  • In 2017, we will be implementing a new design to our Rating configuration that will eliminate the need for external manual processes to accurately calculate cost across our diverse resource pool of Associate, Contractor, Onshore and Offshore.
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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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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux) Editions & Modules
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Additional Pricing Details

Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux) More Information