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Accelo

9 Ratings

Projector PSA

13 Ratings

Accelo

9 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

Projector PSA

13 Ratings
Score 8.5 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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Projector PSA

We think Projector PSA is a great tool to track and manage people in a professional service environment like management consulting. This system is easy to set up, easy to understand and should easily suit the needs of smaller and medium sized firms. It may be less appropriate for firms that rely very heavily on project management through another system (like MS Project) or firms that rely very heavily on a sales pipeline tracking system. While still very much possible to use, you would (I believe) have to do some re-keying between systems
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
4.2
Projector PSA
7.0
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Projector PSA
7.4
Resource Management
Accelo
5.0
Projector PSA
8.0
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Projector PSA
8.0
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Projector PSA
6.9
Team Collaboration
Accelo
5.0
Projector PSA
7.5
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Projector PSA
5.8
Email integration
Accelo
5.0
Projector PSA
7.6
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
5.0
Projector PSA
9.3
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
2.0
Projector PSA
5.2
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
2.0
Projector PSA
8.1
Gantt Charts
Accelo
Projector PSA
6.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
Projector PSA
5.2
Document Management
Accelo
Projector PSA
8.5
Mobile Access
Accelo
Projector PSA
3.7

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
2.0
Projector PSA
7.9
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
2.0
Projector PSA
Invoicing
Accelo
2.0
Projector PSA
7.0
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
2.0
Projector PSA
8.5
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
2.0
Projector PSA
8.0

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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  • Projector is a very user friendly product and customizable to the business needs. Time and expense entry is very simple and easy to use. Their mobile app is also very user friendly.
  • The reporting is very robust and has a lot of customizable reports. The best part is all of the data can be exported to Excel or other formats so you can create your own reports.
  • The accounting interface is very good and we have had a great experience with it. There are many tools available to reconcile the details of transactions which makes it easier to complete period end processing.
  • Projector interfaces with several major accounting systems and also with Salesforce which is very helpful to our organization.
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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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  • Most of the problems I experienced using Projector PSA for the department I selected it for, had more to do with management and the buy-in of a tool that required up-to-date input from project managers than the tool itself.
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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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Projector PSA10.0
Based on 2 answers
We have been using this tool for a year now and find our use of it continually evolves and broadens. We are also very excited about the overhaul that's under way and feel many of the improvements being put in place will help make us that much more effective and efficient. The Projector team is also very responsive and collaborative in terms of user feedback and improvement suggestions, which helps us know they will work hard to help us get what we need out of the tool.
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Usability

Accelo7.0
Based on 1 answer
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Projector PSA6.4
Based on 1 answer
Desktop interface feels complex to new users.
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Reliability and Availability

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Projector PSA10.0
Based on 1 answer
In 5 years of use we have never experienced an unscheduled outage.
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Alternatives Considered

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Primavera is an excellent product but much more sophisticated than what my department needed at the time I selected and recommended Projector PSA.
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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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  • Faster time entry and reporting
  • Shorter time to invoice
  • More visibility into utilization and profitability on a per-project, customer, and business unit basis
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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

Projector PSA

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Projector PSA Editions & Modules
Projector PSA
Edition
Team Edition
$151
Professional Edition
$251
Enterprise Edition
$301
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details