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Score 8.3 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

Salesforce

I'd be likely to recommend Salesforce to anyone who has time or resources to develop the system to meet their needs - or to hire that out to another firm. Salesforce is a HUGE tool that comes as a blank slate. and not appropriate for any firm that cannot have a near full time support person or developer.
Jeff Fralick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
7.8
Salesforce
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
7.2
Salesforce
Invoicing
Accelo
8.3
Salesforce
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
8.6
Salesforce
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
7.3
Salesforce

Sales Force Automation

Accelo
Salesforce
8.3
Customer data management / contact management
Accelo
Salesforce
9.1
Workflow management
Accelo
Salesforce
8.1
Territory management
Accelo
Salesforce
8.1
Opportunity management
Accelo
Salesforce
8.8
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Accelo
Salesforce
8.3
Contract management
Accelo
Salesforce
8.4
Quote & order management
Accelo
Salesforce
7.7
Interaction tracking
Accelo
Salesforce
8.6
Channel / partner relationship management
Accelo
Salesforce
8.0

Customer Service & Support

Accelo
Salesforce
8.5
Case management
Accelo
Salesforce
9.0
Call center management
Accelo
Salesforce
8.4
Help desk management
Accelo
Salesforce
8.3

Marketing Automation

Accelo
Salesforce
8.2
Lead management
Accelo
Salesforce
8.3
Email marketing
Accelo
Salesforce
8.1

CRM Project Management

Accelo
Salesforce
8.0
Task management
Accelo
Salesforce
8.4
Billing and invoicing management
Accelo
Salesforce
6.7
Reporting
Accelo
Salesforce
8.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Accelo
Salesforce
8.8
Forecasting
Accelo
Salesforce
8.5
Pipeline visualization
Accelo
Salesforce
8.9
Customizable reports
Accelo
Salesforce
9.1

Customization

Accelo
Salesforce
8.7
Custom fields
Accelo
Salesforce
8.7
Custom objects
Accelo
Salesforce
8.8
Scripting environment
Accelo
Salesforce
8.3
API for custom integration
Accelo
Salesforce
8.8

Security

Accelo
Salesforce
8.9
Single sign-on capability
Accelo
Salesforce
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Accelo
Salesforce
8.9

Social CRM

Accelo
Salesforce
8.2
Social data
Accelo
Salesforce
8.3
Social engagement
Accelo
Salesforce
8.1

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Accelo
Salesforce
8.3
Marketing automation
Accelo
Salesforce
8.5
Compensation management
Accelo
Salesforce
8.2

Platform

Accelo
Salesforce
8.0
Mobile access
Accelo
Salesforce
8.0

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

Salesforce

  • Salesforce nails the reporting suite. It's so robust and refined, that it makes my job 10 times more efficient.
  • Task and recurring meetings. I love logging in everyday and knowing exactly what I have lined up for the day, or at least an idea of it. This helps me organize my calendar.
  • Notes, emails, plugins. I love being able to take notes directly into the Account/Opportunity, and then in turn send emails directly to the client from there as well. Also, if i'm in my work email, and I email a client directly, I can then easily attach said email into my Salesforce account via one easy click.
John Hilburn | 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

Salesforce

  • Quick access to report "button(s)" on dashboard. Right now you have to go to the Reports Tab, find the report template and run it. In Sales, we look at the same reports daily, and for individual sales personnel, being able to click 1 button to get to their accounts with the through date always being updated to "today" (so it doesn't have to be selected every single day before running the report) - would be of great help.
Leslie Bradford | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 48 answers
While it's not perfect and can be overly complicated at times, there is not another solution out there that can do what it does. To get the same functionality you would need numerous disparate tools to match the amount of functionality Salesforce has. Having it all aggregated on one platform makes the complicated parts far more bearable
John Cupoli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accelo

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

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.5
Based on 36 answers
Salesforce is like a bucket of legos. Everyone gets the same bucket, but can build anything you want out of it. I've worked on Salesforce instances for: construction, non-profits, job training, music industries, medical insurance, medical billing, paid parking, and international medical diagnostic companies.
Kyle Dugger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Accelo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.8
Based on 27 answers
All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years. Accordingly, I only recall our instance of Salesforce having one unscheduled, brief down time over 6 years. I can't remember for sure, but it may have been due to our Internet Service Provider (ISP) versus Salesforce itself. Also, Salesforce does it's best to keep customers in the loop:

Trust.salesforce.com is the salesforce.com community's home for real-time information on system performance and security. On this site you'll find:

Live and historical data on system performance
Up-to-the minute information on planned maintenance
Phishing, malicious software and social engineering threats
Best security practices for your organization
Information on how we safeguard your data
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Accelo

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

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.0
Based on 18 answers
Salesforce performance in general is excellent. "The cloud infrastructure beneath Force.com has been fine-tuned over the past 10 years. It powers nearly 100,000+ businesses running more than 185,000 applications that 3 million users count on every day."
Points per Salesforce -
1) Multitenant kernel - With a multitenant platform, each business that uses the app doesn’t have its own copy. Instead, all businesses share a single copy and then customize it for their specific needs.
2) ISO 27001 certified security - You can’t compromise when it comes to enterprise-level security. Force.com is road-tested and trusted by nearly 100,000+ companies, including many of the world’s most security-conscious organizations, such as banks and health care providers.
3) Proven reliability - All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years.
4) Proven, real-time scalability - Force.com is used by many of the world's largest enterprises, including Cisco, Japan Post Network, and Symantec. Applications can automatically scale from a few users to millions of page views, as needed.
5) Real-time query optimizer - You need fast access to your data. The Force.com query optimizer delivers under 300ms response time, at a massive scale.
6) Real-time transparent system status - You can always see real-time system performance, availability, and security information at trust.salesforce.com.
7) Real-time upgrades - Unlike traditional software platforms, our upgrades never break your customizations, code, or integrations. We upgrade the platform for you 3 to 4 times each year. As a result, you’re always on the latest version, with access to the latest features, performance, and security enhancements.
8) Real-time sandbox environments - With a single click, you can create copies of your applications, configuration, and data in separate environments for development, testing, and training.
9) Three global production data centers and disaster recovery - Force.com runs on three geographically dispersed, mirrored data centers with built-in replication, disaster recovery, a redundant network backbone, and no single points of failure
Rob Gottschalk | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce 6.0
Based on 32 answers
Since we do not pay for Premier Support, the agreed upon response times are still pretty good. It is a little ridiculous that you should need to pay tens of thousands of dollars for their best support options and training.
Brent Booth | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Accelo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.9
Based on 11 answers
All instructors are Salesforce certified. If you have done any type of customization, then it probably makes more sense to use the consulting partner who implemented your instance of Salesforce for training
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Accelo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.1
Based on 15 answers
The quality of Salesforce's standard online training is high, but limited by nature as to what it covers.
Here are some common online courses -
Getting Started: Navigating Salesforce
Getting Started: Using the Sales Cloud
Getting Started: Administering Salesforce
Getting Started with Reports and Dashboards
Social Media Goes to Work: Chatter
Securing your Salesforce Organization
Getting Started with Data.com
Getting Started with Force.com Pages (Visualforce)
Writing Secure Applications on Force.com
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accelo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.4
Based on 16 answers
Executive involvement is critical. Make sure you have a good handle on the metrics you would like to ultimately manage. Work as a team to document your business requirements. Whiteboard often. Understand Salesforce's best practice capabilities.

Have a central person identified to handle all report and analysis requests (ie - don't allow multiple people to create reports; have one person create reports and distribute them to decision makers via the Salesforce dashboard or whatever form). Make sure you understand critical dates and develop the project plan accordingly
Rob Gottschalk | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce is head and shoulders above any other CRM available on the market. It integrates with Gmail and almost any other third-party tool that your company plans to use, making it the most robust and integrated tool available.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Accelo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Salesforce has the unique ability to scale to new products and offerings quickly growing with your enterprise.
Todd Duclos | 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

Salesforce

  • Salesforce.com has contributed to a more efficient overall organization in particular lowering cycle times required by technology in the field and in finance.
  • Salesforce.com has played a large part in a formidable increase in our sales close rate.
  • Salesforce.com has dramatically increased our insight into our business.
Irene Chivily Von Toussaint | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

* Per Installation

Accelo Editions & Modules

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

Salesforce

General

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

Salesforce Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo
6.7
Salesforce
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Accelo
9.0
Salesforce
10.0

Usability

Accelo
7.0
Salesforce
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Accelo
Salesforce
9.8

Performance

Accelo
10.0
Salesforce
9.0

Support Rating

Accelo
7.3
Salesforce
6.0

In-Person Training

Accelo
Salesforce
7.9

Online Training

Accelo
Salesforce
9.1

Implementation Rating

Accelo
Salesforce
9.4

Scalability

Accelo
Salesforce
10.0

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