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Accelo

9 Ratings

Unanet

13 Ratings

Accelo

9 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

Unanet

13 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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Unanet

As I said, Unanet is great for timekeeping and expense reporting. It's very easy to navigate and intuitive for my staff to use. On the other hand, reports are a challenge. The ones that are "canned" only come out as PDFs so I find I waste a lot of paper each month. Customized reports are better and come in Excel, but setting them up is not that easy. We've been working with Unanet just over a year. We went "live" effective 1/1/2017 and we're still avoiding the reporting functions even though that was one of the main reasons we purchased Unanet in the first place
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
4.2
Unanet
8.6
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Unanet
9.5
Resource Management
Accelo
5.0
Unanet
9.0
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Unanet
9.0
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Unanet
8.5
Team Collaboration
Accelo
5.0
Unanet
8.4
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Unanet
9.9
Email integration
Accelo
5.0
Unanet
8.5
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
5.0
Unanet
10.0
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
2.0
Unanet
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
2.0
Unanet
8.5
Gantt Charts
Accelo
Unanet
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
Unanet
10.0
Document Management
Accelo
Unanet
7.0
Mobile Access
Accelo
Unanet
6.1

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
2.0
Unanet
9.1
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
2.0
Unanet
8.9
Invoicing
Accelo
2.0
Unanet
9.0
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
2.0
Unanet
9.5
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
2.0
Unanet
9.0

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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  • Near real-time visibility into project financials. As soon as the employees save their time for the day, you can get a good measure of project financial performance. Work authorizations are embedded into Unanet so unintentional overruns are virtually eliminated.
  • Nice integration with the Joint Travel Regulations. It is easy to import the latest rate tables for both CONUS and OCONUS destinations.
  • Good customer support and highly responsive. Webinars on new features are free and broadcast on a regular basis. Feedback to suggestions for new features are addressed in a very timely fashion.
  • It is easy to structure Unanet to support DCAA practices to be able to get approval for cost plus jobs.
  • With exports to .csv files, it is easy to extract data for further analysis beyond the relatively rich built-in reporting features.
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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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  • No support for MRP for production, bill of materials, inventory, etc. While service oriented companies don't need this, this would be helpful for companies that also have product lines.
  • Limited reporting support for vendors and customers although some of this is expected in the next release.
  • Current lack of interactive reports to support drill down to get additional detail about certain records or transactions. This is planned for the next release so we'll see how well this is supported.
  • No support for adding supporting documents/attachments to previously posted entries without voiding them and reentering them. We sometimes get receipts and even invoices a few days after the entry is made and posted.
  • No real support for capitalized assets for depreciation calculations. We currently do this outside of Unanet, but it would be nice if it was integrated.
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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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We were used to Deltek's Costpoint from the prior company and Unanet is far easier to use for users, accounting personnel, project managers, and corporate managers. Continuous enhancements lead us to believe that Unanet will be even better in meeting our needs.
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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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  • Unanet has had a very significant ROI on several fronts. Our payroll department spends much less time managing and processing time in general.
  • Unanet has allowed all of the project managers teams bill on a much more granular level which has saved significant time over the previous Excel based processes of gathering project level data.
  • Using Unanet companywide has also saved many hours of time that were previously spent translating data from other platforms, and consolidating data via Excel for reporting purposes. Using the same tool (Unanet) with the included reports has saved significant time and hassle which has had an enormous impact on the ROI of Unanet.
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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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Unanet

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Unanet Editions & Modules
Unanet
Additional Pricing Details