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Score 6.2 out of 101
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Score 7.3 out of 101

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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Resource Guru

It is very well suited when different branches of the company reside in different countries or time zones. It allows the project manager to efficiently keep track of the progress of their team members. It reduces the need for intensive calls where the manager asks for an extensive check in and update from each individual person. It also allows the project manager to update tasks and timelines as needed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.3
Resource Guru
8.7
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Resource Guru
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Resource Guru
8.0
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Resource Guru
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Resource Guru
8.0
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Resource Guru
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.3
Resource Guru
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.7
Resource Guru
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
Resource Guru
Email integration
Accelo
7.5
Resource Guru
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
Resource Guru
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.2
Resource Guru
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.3
Resource Guru
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.2
Resource Guru

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.8
Resource Guru
9.0
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.6
Resource Guru
Invoicing
Accelo
4.2
Resource Guru
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.3
Resource Guru
9.0
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.2
Resource Guru

Pros

Accelo

  • 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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Resource Guru

  • Task tracking: allows user to input tasks which may be marked off as finished by other members of the team.
  • Time tracking: allows users to log the amount of time spent on particular tasks.
  • Cross team management: allows users from different locations and time zones to view the same page and relevant tasks.
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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.
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Resource Guru

  • It isn't quite as user-friendly as I would like. Once you are accustomed to it, it is very useful, but the initial use could be facilitated.
  • One user-friendly calendar interface that displays tasks and deadlines would be nice.
  • A real-time time logging button would be nice, rather than entering hours retroactively.
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Likelihood to Renew

Accelo

Accelo 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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Resource Guru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Accelo

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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Resource Guru

Resource Guru is the only product of it's kind that I have used regularly. Slack is comparable in allowing communication between teams, but doesn't have nearly the functionality of Resource Guru. Resource Guru is the only product that I am aware of that manages tasks and deadlines between various team members, and can be accessed by all members.
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Return on Investment

Accelo

  • Allows our growing team to have more client information and context accessible during client interactions.
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Resource Guru

  • It has made our cross functional team much more productive and efficient.
  • The only negative feature is the slightly complicated user interface. Before a manager was fully introduced to the product, it was not utilized as much as should be.
  • It allowed all details of timelines to be updated easily (automatically), if the deadline is pushed forward or back.
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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

Resource Guru

General

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

Resource Guru Editions & Modules

Resource Guru
Edition
Grasshopper Plan
2.501
Blackbelt Plan
4.161
Master Plan
6.651
1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details

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