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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

Accelo is a system that can do it all. It's extremely sophisticated. Depending on the sophistication of your organization, or specifically the abilities of the people you put in charge of the implementation, it can almost be too sophisticated. It all just depends on your situation. The more you use it, the more data you give it, the more you'll be able to see and do. It's incredibly powerful. But it's definitely not a tool that would be appropriate for smaller boutique type organizations that have only basic needs.
Charles Fashana, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

If your organisation is planning to adopt Scaled Agile Framework Methodology (SAFe) without being worried about cost, CA Agile Central is one of the best tools. Here, you can look at various release trains and how that then flows up to the overall program budget. You can look holistically across all the release trains with minimal effort and have it flow up to the program office’s budget. It also helps by easily maintaining backlogs and integrating more seamlessly into software developers releases, iterations, and features. It has no conformance issue as it supports almost all the browsers like IE from version 8.0, Firefox from 3.6 and the newest versions of Chrome (from 6.0) and Safari (from 4.0).
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
7.2
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Task Management
Accelo
8.7
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Resource Management
Accelo
7.8
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Gantt Charts
Accelo
7.7
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Scheduling
Accelo
5.6
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Workflow Automation
Accelo
7.0
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Team Collaboration
Accelo
6.1
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
6.8
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
4.8
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Email integration
Accelo
6.4
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Mobile Access
Accelo
7.2
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
9.3
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
7.1
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
8.6
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
7.8
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
7.2
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Invoicing
Accelo
8.3
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
8.6
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
7.2
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Pros

Accelo

  • Timing Client Work: You are able to better manage your time on your clients.
  • Housing Client Info in one Area: You can view all you need for any given client in one area.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

  • The ability to tailor the tool for each product. For example some simpler projects can be managed with simple user stories, a Kanban process and board. Large projects are managed with iterations, releases, tasks and burn down charts.
  • Create a home dashboard and customize it to show user stories and tasks assigned to you and a personal burn down chart.
  • A portfolio management capability where you can link and view the entire hierarchy from theme to initiative to feature to user story(s) and finally to tasks.
Joseph Ruffolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Accelo

  • Cumbersome processes - feels like tasks take longer than they should.
  • We gave up on the Projects module, it was rather unintuitive. Switched to JIRA, which integrates with the Support module of Accelo.
  • Each email address requires a new contact. If one person uses multiple email addresses to contact you, that info will have to be spread across multiple contacts.
Ryan Freeman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

  • the service was intermittently down, sometimes for several hours.
  • Rally is a very large powerful tool, and that also is the reason why it can't be a good fit for small teams who want simpler interfaces and way less features.
  • loading pages is slow, add to that if you (like me) keep it open all day after signing in, the systems logs you out automatically.
  • pening multiple windows (on separate tabs) has some problematic issues esp. when your sessions expires, and you will need to sign in to all other tabs one by one. Also if you attempt to sign in again on one tab, all the other tabs redirect to the same page of the first tab you signed in.
  • a steep learning curve for agile beginners/novice team member - leaving those members to use the tool without any training makes it almost impossible for them to know what they must do to get by their daily tasks
  • not enough free documentation online
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accelo

Accelo 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
Brendon O'Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
  • To keep connecting my people, platform, and process for faster, smarter, better results.
  • Making the right contribution to the community. Use Agile and Lean processes to manage the work of your team.
  • Once you have tasted the positive result with Rally Software, you don't want to give up and come back to the old school of development pain any more.
Henry PAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accelo

Accelo 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 7.5
Based on 5 answers
Great UI, recent refresh was terrific. Great graphs and metrics, inline editing for updates, and a multitude of views on sprint progress make for a great team collaboration experience. There is also an active community and forums so that if you do need help, it is readily available
Gary Allison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Accelo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Don’t recall ever being unavailable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Accelo

Accelo 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The screens render relatively quickly but many actions that you would expect to require a single click require multiple clicks and pop-up windows. The extra windows and clicks make the product feel ponderous.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Accelo

Accelo 7.3
Based on 4 answers
From the beginning the Accelo team has been very invested in ensuring our success and overall happiness with the platform. The initial implementation specialists and trainers did a fairly good job of learning our company and needs, and tried to tailor the trainings accordingly. However, once we made the formal switch to the platform, meaning we no longer were using our legacy systems, we found that we had a lot of questions....and a lot of ideas and recommendations. The support team is extremely responsive and seemingly happy to receive our continual feedback. And if we encounter an issue that seems to be a system issue, they work diligently to fix it (we've actually had an engineer join a call with us to learn of the issue - and subsequently fix it)
Charles Fashana, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 7.5
Based on 6 answers
I've had to use support only one time and my issue was eventually resolved but not because of my ticket--because others complained about the functionality taken away so they brought it back. My ticket was never answered or addressed. So I can't really say much for the support factor for Rally.
Kathy Ding | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Accelo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It more or less confirmed that we are using it the way they had in mind. We were hoping for a epiphany in terms of how we could use it better.

They also want to be a go to source for agile processes and have an online resource center. It’s not that great but had a couple of nuggets. It hasn’t really helped us too much and we are not too far off from the classical interpretation of agile.

I would recommend training, in particular for organizations that multiple on-going projects. The product seems optimized for larger, more complex teams and getting proper training on how to configure, administer and use the system would be beneficial
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accelo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Implementation of RALLY services and program satisfaction among various group,... 1) Dev Outcomes: How were our resiliencies, development, learning & practitioners “make them do the work,” but that they ask you to do it “in a way like before.2) The Ops group: Just wish to make sure any change won't break current production envirementsAll the stake holders has to be on the same page
Henry PAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Accelo

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.
Chris Osterhout | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

It was a close race between Jama, JIRA and Rally. We decided to go for Jama as a requirements management tool and use Rally for Agile projects. The cost was another factor that made us select Rally.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accelo

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

  • It supports our version and Agile and we have been able to deliver because of it.
  • It is complicated. A tool should not be complicated but rather easy to use. Rally is not.
  • It is a lot costlier than tools such as Jira.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Pricing Details

Accelo

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

* Per Installation

Accelo Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$191
Premium$341
  1. Per User
Additional Pricing Details

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo
6.7
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

Accelo
9.0
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
9.0

Usability

Accelo
7.0
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Accelo
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
10.0

Performance

Accelo
10.0
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.0

Support Rating

Accelo
7.3
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.5

Online Training

Accelo
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.0

Implementation Rating

Accelo
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
8.0

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