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Accelo

9 Ratings

Resource Guru

2 Ratings

Accelo

9 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

Resource Guru

2 Ratings
Score 7.3 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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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
4.2
Resource Guru
8.7
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Resource Guru
Resource Management
Accelo
5.0
Resource Guru
8.0
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Resource Guru
8.0
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Resource Guru
Team Collaboration
Accelo
5.0
Resource Guru
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Resource Guru
Email integration
Accelo
5.0
Resource Guru
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
5.0
Resource Guru
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
2.0
Resource Guru
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
2.0
Resource Guru

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
2.0
Resource Guru
9.0
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
2.0
Resource Guru
Invoicing
Accelo
2.0
Resource Guru
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
2.0
Resource Guru
9.0
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
2.0
Resource Guru

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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

Accelo9.0
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Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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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

  • 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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  • 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
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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
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