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Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

It is really well suited for organizations that need to have a lot of tools but don't want a bunch of data silos. Our organization uses HubSpot as our CRM so we don't necessarily use the CRM portion of Accelo the way it is designed. Mainly because it isn't as agile as HubSpot from a CRM perspective.
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Deltek TrafficLIVE

Traffic is suitable for most agencies, regardless of size. You don't need to use all of the features in order to get good results. And it can be linked to Maconomy which is useful for larger agencies. We have around 80 employees and it works great.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.3
Deltek TrafficLIVE
6.8
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.4
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.8
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
4.7
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
8.1
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.3
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.3
Deltek TrafficLIVE
6.4
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.7
Deltek TrafficLIVE
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.1
Email integration
Accelo
7.4
Deltek TrafficLIVE
5.5
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
Deltek TrafficLIVE
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.5
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.3
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.1
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.4
Document Management
Accelo
Deltek TrafficLIVE
5.6

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.7
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.4
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.5
Deltek TrafficLIVE
8.0
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.2
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.6
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.1
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.0

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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  • Quote and job templates are incredibly valuable. Not only do these save time, but the team are less likely to miss crucial work packets from their estimates.
  • Dashboards provide a clear picture of finances on every quote or job, with the added ability to drill down to the detail.
  • Being able to go back to any job and analyse time and resource usage is priceless. You might see where you have overrun, or maybe missed something in your original estimate. This will help you to continually improve the accuracy of your estimates.
  • By nature, having everything in one system (quotes, expenses, purchases, jobs, time, resource, invoices) makes it far easier to get the true picture of what's going on in your business.
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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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  • I would like to be able to colour code my clients, so I can see at a snapshot what projects staff are working on.
  • I would like to be able to colour code staff holidays, public holidays so I can easily see what resources I have available.
  • As an administrator, I can't see at a glance the actual time spent on a task work or comments a user has logged.
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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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Alternatives Considered

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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We chose Deltek TrafficLIVE after several presentations as to the benefits of its work flow system, and having explained in detail as to what we had to achieve to make our studio much more productive plus being able to monitor the daily pinch points. The overall design, navigation and usability compared to other more complicated products that we had considered was ultimately the decision maker for us.
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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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  • Much more clarity as to how much time each different type of brief should take to complete as we can back reference as to how long it took last season.
  • It has lead to better customer service. We can visibly demonstrate where we are with jobs and who has been assigned. In the past verbally confirming the different stages did not always convince the project leaders that they were being given the actual real time.
  • From the Studio users point of view it has empowered them to manage their time more efficiently. If they receive a request to move onto another job their calendars can be reviewed to see if they are available or not.
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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

Deltek TrafficLIVE

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Deltek TrafficLIVE Editions & Modules
Deltek TrafficLIVE
Additional Pricing Details
TrafficLIVE offers solutions for small to large agencies. Our prices range based on number of users and requirements.