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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Accelo ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.6

Accelo

76%
7.5

Microsoft Project

75%
Accelo ranks higher in 7/14 features

Task Management

9.2
92%
6 Ratings
8.2
82%
107 Ratings

Resource Management

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.2
82%
104 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
104 Ratings

Scheduling

6.6
66%
6 Ratings
8.7
87%
106 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.5
75%
5 Ratings
6.9
69%
83 Ratings

Team Collaboration

6.7
67%
5 Ratings
6.9
69%
96 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
6.2
62%
80 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

4.8
48%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
80 Ratings

Email integration

7.2
72%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
82 Ratings

Mobile Access

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
6.6
66%
68 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.2
92%
5 Ratings
7.5
75%
73 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.5
75%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
63 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

8.6
86%
6 Ratings
7.3
73%
83 Ratings

Document Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
77 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.8

Accelo

78%
7.5

Microsoft Project

75%
Accelo ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

7.6
76%
5 Ratings
7.5
75%
54 Ratings

Invoicing

8.6
86%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
46 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
8.1
81%
74 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
6.9
69%
50 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accelo is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Microsoft Project is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Accelo

90%
8 Ratings
8.2

Microsoft Project

82%
108 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Accelo

90%
1 Rating
10.0

Microsoft Project

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Accelo

70%
1 Rating
8.0

Microsoft Project

80%
6 Ratings

Performance

10.0

Accelo

100%
2 Ratings

Microsoft Project

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.6

Accelo

76%
5 Ratings
8.2

Microsoft Project

82%
70 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Accelo

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Microsoft Project

50%
2 Ratings

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.
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Microsoft

Microsoft Project is the perfect platform for medium and large companies. I do not recommend this software for small businesses, because all its functions in the work plans are high cost and this would cause the small business to not perform well in the use of MS Project in the long term. It is very easy to use software, it allows adding, modifying and eliminating all kinds of assignments and tasks for all employees, it allows monitoring the progress of all projects in real time and it also shows the gaps in the planned project. It has a very good performance, it does not take up many computer resources and all the information is stored in sync with the Office 365 service. It occasionally has crashing problems, but this is something that does not affect users as much.
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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.
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Microsoft

  • It is part of Office365 subscription. The look and feel is similar to other tools like excel. Helps in creating project plans, Gantt charts, work break down structures etc.
  • Helps in resource allocation and tracking the projects. There is an option to use it to capture timesheets too.
  • Helps project managers in producing weekly status reports and integrates well with other collaboration tools like Skype, sharepoint etc.
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Cons

Accelo

  • Accelo is excellent on the adaptation to its deep functionalities.
  • Managing multiple project is very challenging.
  • Not easy to collect multiple reports across platforms.
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Microsoft

  • Seems overly complicated for users sometimes in using Project and its functionalities
  • Hard to share files for those folks who do not have MS Project, and then have to print out for them
  • Can be confusing since it looks and feels like MS Excel
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Pricing Details

Accelo

Starting Price

$24 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Accelo editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Plus24.001
Premium39.002

Footnotes

  1. per month per user / per product
  2. per month per user / per product

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

Accelo Plans start at $120.00 Per Month (on an Annual Contract) for Plus, and $195.00 Per Month (on an Annual Contract) for Premium. Plans include 5 Licenses which are used for various Accelo Products: Sales & Quotes, Projects, Tickets, Retainers, Billing, and Reports.

Microsoft Project

Starting Price

$10 per user/per month

Editions & Modules

Microsoft Project editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Project Plan 1101
Project Plan 3302
Project Plan 5553

Footnotes

  1. per user/per month
  2. per user/per month
  3. per user/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Accelo

Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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Microsoft

I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
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Usability

Accelo

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

Microsoft Project was for many years the reference tool when you were talking about project management software, even if it has some gaps. However, in the last several years, other tools emerged and covered those gaps and are getting more and more users. Microsoft needs to keep up with the trends as they did with adding Project Server. However, that needs a significant rework.
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Support Rating

Accelo

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)
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Microsoft

I’m giving MS Project an 8 because in general this is a solid scheduling program. It’s definitely designed with the professional in mind, and they have done well preparing the program to integrate with their other Microsoft products. The program is a workhorse so if you have serious scheduling needs then I would highly recommend MS Project.
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Implementation Rating

Accelo

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

I wasn't part of it so I don't know
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Alternatives Considered

Accelo

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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Microsoft

While many of the above tools are extremely well-versed, Microsoft Project's largest advantage comes from it being related to the largest business productivity company in the world. Project does have its sharing limitations - but regardless, offers one of the most robust tools in the market today. Microsoft Project is built with large-scale projects in mind but is more than up to the task for smaller projects as well. However, there are options available (especially cloud-based options) that may be more fitting for higher-level projects that do not require going into the weeds.
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Return on Investment

Accelo

  • 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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Microsoft

  • Project saved me, as the project manager, countless hours of digging through tickets and schedules to plan everything out. It also saved me time in adjusting the project triangle as needed, since it does so much automatically.
  • It is costly, and since it requires extensive training to master, it's not just the high licensing cost that you need to take into account.
  • The reporting features - even just printing out Gantt charts - makes it far easier to communicate with stakeholders. That means less time for PMs doing all of this manually, and it means less follow-up questions and delays moving forward.
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