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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    Accelo

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    MindGenius

    80%
    MindGenius ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Resource Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Team Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Professional Services Automation

    Accelo

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    MindGenius

    100%
    MindGenius ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Project & financial reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • MindGenius is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Accelo

    88%
    8 Ratings
    9.0

    MindGenius

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Accelo

    90%
    1 Rating

    MindGenius

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.0

    Accelo

    70%
    1 Rating

    MindGenius

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    10.0

    Accelo

    100%
    2 Ratings

    MindGenius

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    Accelo

    75%
    5 Ratings

    MindGenius

    N/A
    0 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.
    Charles Fashana, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MindGenius

    [It's] Wonderful for small group or individual planning, brainstorming, explaining, projecting etc. It is also great for reporting or sharing findings of outcomes whether research or business related. It has a free viewer so that if you are presenting on a different computer, the viewer will allow the visuals to be shared. It is not ideal for collaboration unless everyone has this software.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MindGenius

    • GOAL SETTING: Because of the available templates, it is easy to set goals and then revisit them for revision or follow through. I like to brainstorm while I set goals and then come back and annotate my goals with changes, improvements, or add/substract them as needed.
    • STRATEGIC PLANNING: MindGenius is terrific for working through ideas and parameters. I can either use a freelance screen or a template and brainstorm through the goals that I need to meet. Then I can branch out from each objective with the required facets of each one. I am visual so color coding and using shapes to organize the parts of the objective (i.e. the resources needed, people/stakeholders that are involved, missing pieces etc.). When organizing a project or research, I find it invaluable.
    • BRAINSTORMING: MindGenius is a wonderful visual to use in a small group or classroom to brainstorm or record ideas. I also adjunct teach and I find MG a wonderful visual for planning a paper or demonstrating how to support ideas in a paper or to verify that research is completed properly. it is a teacher's must-have.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Johnson Martins | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MindGenius

    • MindGenius is not as intuitive as I would like it to be. Although there is a quick-key stroke or movement that will replicate a shape or field if I want to make a parent or child block, I never remember what it is. I always use the manual insert by clicking with the mouse and it takes longer. If CONTROL ENTER created a new shape field like "the last one" or the one where the cursor is blinking, that would help considerably.
    • Changing the default visuals for a template or making a new template is overly time-consuming. Although I understand these details may only matter to someone as ULTRA-VISUAL a I am, if the font is too small or the shapes need to be visually altered, there is not a way to quickly grab those boxes and change the settings in one fell swoop. Although there is a way they can be changed, I have to navigate inside this and then inside this to get to the screen and then I have to figure out which changes the lines or the inside color of the shape etc. These details are a little overwhelming.
    • It would be great if I could make one shape in the font and layout I want and then replicate that pattern to other shapes or apply a different color scheme to it entirely. If these features already exist, i cannot find them and I consider myself to be rather tech savvy.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Accelo

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    $39 per user

    Accelo Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Projects (Per Month on Annual Contract)$391
    Sales (Per Month on Annual Contract)$391
    Retainers (Per Month on Annual Contract)$391
    Service (Per Month on Annual Contract)$391
    ServOps (Per Month on Annual Contract)$791
    1. per user
    Additional Pricing Details
    ServOps is the all-in-one solution which includes Projects, Retainers, Sales and Service together.

    MindGenius

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    MindGenius Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Accelo

    Accelo 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
    Brendon O'Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MindGenius

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Accelo

    Accelo 7.5
    Based on 5 answers
    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)
    Charles Fashana, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MindGenius

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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.
    Ryan Freeman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MindGenius

    I have not used another product like MindGenius. Although I use Microsoft One Note for sometimes making lists that sync across my PC and my devices, I do not have another mind-mapping programming. MindGenius only has an app for iPad and without accessibility on iOS, I have not been able to use it for my daily TO DO lists etc that I would otherwise do. I use One Note for that role since MG does not have a phone app
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Chris Osterhout | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MindGenius

    • I have not tracked the positive or negative impact of MG on my overall business objectives. I have successfully used it in the aspects of my personal and professional management.
    • MG helps me stay on track with my research and personal editing. It keeps me accountable so that I meet my deadlines. Although I have not applied a dollar value to it, it helps me signficantly.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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