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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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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
5.3
Unanet
8.6
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Unanet
9.5
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Unanet
9.0
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Unanet
8.0
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Unanet
9.0
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Unanet
8.5
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.3
Unanet
8.4
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.7
Unanet
9.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
Unanet
10.0
Email integration
Accelo
7.4
Unanet
8.5
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
Unanet
6.1
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
Unanet
10.0
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
Unanet
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.1
Unanet
8.5
Document Management
Accelo
Unanet
7.0

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.7
Unanet
9.1
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.5
Unanet
8.9
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
Unanet
9.0
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
Unanet
9.5
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.1
Unanet
9.0

Pros

  • Retainer Management - I am not sure we could run retainers effectively without it.
  • Hour Logging and Tracking.
  • Customer Email Tracking.
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  • Unanet integrates with our current ARP system which allow the changes made in Dynamics to flow over to Unanet which ensures accuracy between systems.
  • The ability to export and import templates is a very strong feature of Unanet as well. We deal with many changes in assignments, additions of projects, importing of time from legacy systems, and countless other bulk data uploads which are handled extremely well by the import and export features. This is one of the more important strengths in the Unanet system in my view.
  • Reporting is also a very strong feature in Unanet. Besides the volume of project, accounting, and user reports, the ability to save individual reports with such detailed criteria is a great benefit. Most if not all of our project managers have their own personalized reports which allow them to drill down and view data their on their preferred level.
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Cons

  • The client portal needs to be improved. It does not have the same user interface as we have within Accelo and we get a lot of client complaints about it.
  • It needs more executive-style reporting and the ability to create your own reports and filters.
  • It needs to be faster. With all of the things Accelo is doing to give you all the data, it is kind of slow compared to other systems in the browser.
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  • Would like to be able to search for users by first name as well as last name.
  • Would like to be able to modify save and share some of the canned reports.
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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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Unanet achieves all of our project based time management in one platform extremely well, which is what the goal was from the start. The previous platforms I have managed needed additional modules and significant resources to achieve the same result as Unanet
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Return on Investment

  • It substantially reduced the number of systems we use to run our business.
  • It reduced the need to train our staff on a variety of platforms.
  • It gave us the ability to have a client-facing portal that directly integrates with our backend systems.
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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