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Accelo

9 Ratings

Workfront

443 Ratings

Accelo

9 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

Workfront

443 Ratings
Score 7.5 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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Workfront

I work on a team where each of us is separated individually from the United States. Workfront enables us to collectively collaborate on a common project setting individual goals. Project managers can invite users, send out updates and set goals to be marked as complete by individual users. Definitely an AAA+ option for global team project collaborations. Smaller projects with fewer working participants would most likely not benefit from the ROI for this product, however, if these smaller tasks are building to a larger project or your teams have multiple small projects running simultaneously then Workfront is for you as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
4.2
Workfront
7.7
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Workfront
8.8
Resource Management
Accelo
5.0
Workfront
6.6
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Workfront
7.5
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Workfront
7.6
Team Collaboration
Accelo
5.0
Workfront
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Workfront
7.4
Email integration
Accelo
5.0
Workfront
7.7
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
5.0
Workfront
8.4
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
2.0
Workfront
7.8
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
2.0
Workfront
7.9
Gantt Charts
Accelo
Workfront
7.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
Workfront
7.9
Document Management
Accelo
Workfront
7.6
Mobile Access
Accelo
Workfront
7.3

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
2.0
Workfront
6.3
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
2.0
Workfront
6.1
Invoicing
Accelo
2.0
Workfront
5.8
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
2.0
Workfront
7.7
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
2.0
Workfront
5.7

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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  • Workfront contains al the necessary details and documents in one location for easy reference.
  • Workfront allows anyone within the company to review a project and know exactly what has happened through the work on the project and also the current status so anyone can pick up the project and work on it if need be.
  • The organization of types of billing is a great tool to be sure we charge appropriate rates for our time. Example: Wed hours are more expensive than studio/design work, so we are able to manage billing quicker and easier.
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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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  • The reporting/views and fields available are not always intuitive. For example, when creating a document, task or issue report/view, you cannot access the program or portfolio information/metadata unless you calculate it through to the project level. This equates to a lot of extra calculated fields and work, that in my mind, should not be necessary.
  • The integration with Proof HQ needs some work. We were Proof HQ users first and have begun the Workfront implementation. Eventually, they will be integrated where users access Proof HQ through Workfront. The approvals process in Proof HQ is much more robust that Workfront's; however, the reporting that Workfront provides on the Proof HQ processes and approvals is severely lacking which makes visibility on Proof HQ approvals difficult.
  • There are 3 levels of objects in Workfront: Portfolios, Programs and Projects. There is no way to tie Projects together except to create an issue on the first Project, then convert the issue to another Project. Complicated text mode fields must then be created and placed on a view/report to see if/how these projects are tied together. There should be a better way to tie projects. Our solution was to change the use of the Program object (to have a Program = a Client IO, rather than the Program = Brand). Further, the Portfolio and Program access is tied together. You cannot provide different access to Programs vs. Portfolios which makes our solution a little cumbersome.
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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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Workfront8.1
Based on 59 answers
All that I've said already is why. I suppose the clearest way to say it is that at this point? I cannot imagine running the 300+ active projects in eMarketing without AtTask; it simply wouldn't be possible and even more; I wouldn't imagine why we'd try to find an alternative tool when we have one meeting our needs.
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Usability

Accelo7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Workfront8.0
Based on 17 answers
Workfront (formerly AtTask) is simply the finest project management tool I've ever used. It has the best features of Project (e.g. ease of use to see Gannt charts or task lists) but with robust reporting and easy communication via Updates? it's a hit.
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Reliability and Availability

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No answers yet
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Workfront9.1
Based on 8 answers
Reliable uptime with posted maintenance windows. Frequent updates to hosted environment with minimal disruption.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workfront7.7
Based on 11 answers
Very knowledgeable help desk. Very responsive to my needs.
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Online Training

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Workfront8.9
Based on 4 answers
The training is very easy to use and you can simply choose the topics included in the course(s) that are most important to your training needs. After each training course, you are tested on what you have learned. If you need a refresher course, they provide Course Catalogs as well as instructor-led courses & workshops.
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Implementation

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Workfront8.4
Based on 10 answers
I would recommend all user's using Workfront to go through the training material provided. Have all user's practice in the Sandbox environment and have your workflow documented for the consultant before he arrives on site.
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Alternatives Considered

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Workfront is more flexible and robust
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Scalability

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Workfront9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have been using Workfront for about 3 years. During this time they continue to be a very stable project management system. Workfront's overall scalability is able to handle increased loads of work. When using Workfront for a project management tool for the web team, we store documents, images & video's without any issues. They work with their customer's to provide the best project management system in the market today! I highly recommend Workfront for all project management needs. Workfront strives to deliver unique technology solutions to growing companies!
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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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  • Workfront gave a HUGE ROI to our implementation team; the team that manages over 6000 projects between 10 people.
  • Without workfront (and with other tools we tried, like Wrike) we struggled with being able to manage these projects on the macro-level. We may have been able to do the work on an individual project, but we didn't have the ability to see how our team was doing as a whole, and we couldn't easily figure out which technicians had the bandwidth for more projects. Workfront made all of this possible for us.
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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

Workfront

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