Accelo vs. Paymo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Accelo
Score 8.2 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Accelo is used by professional service businesses to manage their client work. The cloud-based platform manages client work delivery, from prospect to payment, including sales, projects, tickets, retainers, timesheets, and resourcing. With an emphasis on time and money, the client work management platform gives a holistic view of up-to-date business data and financial performance. It presents client communications, activities and work centralized in a single platform, so users know…
$24
per month per user
Paymo
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Paymo is a collaborative work management platform that helps track team progress, collaborate in context, and make smarter decisions. It acts as a single source of truth, where project planning, resource scheduling, file proofing, time tracking, and billing feed into each other to co-exist under the same roof.
$0
Up to 10 users
Pricing
AcceloPaymo
Editions & Modules
Plus
$24
per month per user / per product
Premium
$39
per month per user / per product
Free
$0
Up to 10 users
Small Office
$11.95
per user/per month
Business
$18.95
per user/per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcceloPaymo
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAccelo 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.Free version available for freelancers.
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Features
AcceloPaymo
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
7.6
6 Ratings
1% above category average
Paymo
5.9
9 Ratings
24% below category average
Task Management9.26 Ratings3.59 Ratings
Resource Management8.04 Ratings5.36 Ratings
Gantt Charts8.02 Ratings4.43 Ratings
Scheduling6.76 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.75 Ratings4.16 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology4.82 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Email integration7.26 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Mobile Access7.95 Ratings5.37 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.25 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Change request and Case Management7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.66 Ratings8.88 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings5.06 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
7.8
6 Ratings
6% above category average
Paymo
9.2
3 Ratings
22% above category average
Quotes/estimates7.65 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Invoicing8.64 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.15 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcceloPaymo
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(8 ratings)
7.0
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
8.9
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcceloPaymo
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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ProfitSolv
Beautiful interface throughout, easy setup, most natural progressions are fluid and easy to use. Browser functionality allows us to use it cross-platform. Very reasonable pricing model as well. We have had a little trouble using Paymo for the entire creative process to have proofs reviewed and approved. Also, have to use external forms to have work submitted from campus.
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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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ProfitSolv
  • The ability to code exactly what time I worked on a project enables me to bill clients more accurately and within different minimums, which besides more accurately tracking time, this has been extremely helpful as I negotiate contracts for services and offer different deals with potential clients. Some are billed to the minute, some in 15-minute minimums, and some in 20-minute blocks.
  • The live reports are great, showing time spent in the minimums that I've set, while also including as much detail as I wish to share.
  • I've now started just writing my notes into the tracker, which are then carried into the live reports - this eases my needing to send logs to clients, as well as helping me to keep projects on track.
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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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ProfitSolv
  • It would be really helpful if on the timer tool, they asked you to switch projects when you stop the timer, so it could fill that time in right away for you.
  • I never use the 'My Tasks' because I don't fully understand how to integrate it to be useful to what our purposes are in Paymo. Some Youtube tutorials might be helpful
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Likelihood to Renew
Accelo
Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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ProfitSolv
No answers on this topic
Usability
Accelo
No answers on this topic
ProfitSolv
It is a complete, a bit overambitious app but with many features that are needed. I didn't need most of the features but managed to make the most of the two I was using. Also, I think it is a well-rounded app and I am considering moving some team collab there.
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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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ProfitSolv
Good! Fast, excellent, speedy responses. They always wanted to know why and how they could improve on something (good on receiving feedback, too). Not that they were much needed, but my limited experience with them is good; they were really keen to understand what the problem was really about and how they could help with it.
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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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ProfitSolv
We still use Trello and Slack, but Basecamp and HubSpot are too much for our operation to manage or integrate. Paymo is missing some of the tracking features of HubSpot and isn't as universally used as Basecamp but we've been with them for 8 years and they seem to know what matters most to their user base
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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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ProfitSolv
  • Gives me more accurate time that I've spent on projects compared to older methods I've used.
  • Has data that I can pull together, for example my boss wanted to know the percentage of time I'd spent working on projects for one client compared to everything else - I was able to give them an accurate percentage.
  • Forces you to stay on top of jobs, which can lengthen the time to complete something
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ScreenShots

Accelo Screenshots

Screenshot of PSA / Platform - Transform the way you manage client workScreenshot of CRM - Communicate, track and engage with leads and clientsScreenshot of Sales - Create, cultivate & convert leads into relationshipsScreenshot of Quotes - Compose, modify & send professional work proposalsScreenshot of Projects - Plan, manage & collaborate on client deliverablesScreenshot of Tickets - Submit, monitor & complete ad-hoc work requests

Paymo Screenshots

Screenshot of List View.Screenshot of Table View.Screenshot of Gantt Chart View.Screenshot of Full Task Details.Screenshot of Team Scheduling.Screenshot of Leave Planner.