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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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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Innotas is able to handle a mid-size organization extremely well, but due to its poor searching features, I can see potential problems for extremely large organizations. So a key question to ask would be what is the size of your organization? A lot of tasks are also non-automated (such as dashboard refreshing and filter time updates), so the organization should also be willing to have a decent number of employees who will maintain the system.

Also, depending on the budget or expertise of the organization's employees, an organization may want to consider a newer or more advanced database software. Despite Innotas doing what is required of it reasonably effectively, it is likely better options exist.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.3
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.3
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.7
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Email integration
Accelo
7.4
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.1
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.7
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.5
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.1
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

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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  • Tremendous amount of functionality in addition to the extensive database - Dashboards, filters, reports, timesheets, Web API, and so on
  • Nearly 100% uptime. During my three years of working with it, it has only gone down once for a couple of hours. Innotas representatives also responded promptly once we alerted them of our problem.
  • Extensive Customization - Allows for creation of custom entities, columns, fields, and so on
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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 details of projects, resources and time can be tedious to manage. Innotas does not alleviate the tedium. An intuitive interface for manipulating projects and resources that breaks out of the MS Project mold would go far to make it a better management tool.
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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 PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)9.9
Based on 10 answers
When you need to come up with a solution to coordinate and report on your projects and your resources, the system has everything you need under one roof, and you can be productive within weeks. Implementation of the product was amazingly simple.
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Usability

Accelo7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)9.0
Based on 4 answers
Still cumbersome in some areas. It really depends on the individual. I've seen very smart developers who get lost just managing tasks and logging time. Whereas others use the system with ease
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Reliability and Availability

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No answers yet
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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)9.0
Based on 2 answers
Innotas is very rarely down if at all.
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Performance

Accelo10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)4.0
Based on 1 answer
interface and response is sluggish
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)10.0
Based on 4 answers
Tim Szrejter is the best!!!
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)10.0
Based on 1 answer
Tim Srjezter was an excellent trainer.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)9.9
Based on 3 answers
I worked with Tim Szrejter and he was the BEST integrator!!
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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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I have not used any other PPM applications, however I do know that overall price was heavily weighted when choosing alternatives to Innotas
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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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  • We have now have a centralized repository for IT Project Plans.
  • We now having a reporting mechanism to view status of all IT 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
Additional Pricing Details

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) Editions & Modules
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Additional Pricing Details
Innotas offers flexible pricing based on user types.