Accelo vs. Planview AdaptiveWork

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
Planview AdaptiveWork
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Planview AdaptiveWork is a web-based collaborative work management software. Planview AdaptiveWork enables users to connect employees and partners and create documents, reports and specialized workflow automation. Planview AdaptiveWork is designed to work across multiple teams to enable cross-company task, project, and resource management.N/A
Pricing
AcceloPlanview AdaptiveWork
Editions & Modules
Plus
$24
per month per user / per product
Premium
$39
per month per user / per product
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcceloPlanview AdaptiveWork
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
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.
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Community Pulse
AcceloPlanview AdaptiveWork
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Features
AcceloPlanview AdaptiveWork
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
7.6
6 Ratings
2% above category average
Planview AdaptiveWork
-
Ratings
Task Management9.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling6.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology4.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.66 Ratings00 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
Planview AdaptiveWork
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates7.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing8.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcceloPlanview AdaptiveWork
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(8 ratings)
6.7
(75 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.5
(26 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.4
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcceloPlanview AdaptiveWork
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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Planview
I've been an AdaptiveWork (Clarizen) admin for the past 14 years, so I've seen much improvement since I started working with the product. I'm very happy we can utilize the hybrid mode by using the cards, I think this was long overdue but it works very well.
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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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Planview
  • Highly customizable, can develop organization specific workflows, modules, etc.
  • Interface (in most instances) is easy to use. Timesheets, project details, and report modules are fairly easy to navigate and understand.
  • Good comms tools like discussions, group pages, automatic reminders and notifications.
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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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Planview
  • When it comes to reports, it would be great if there was an easy way to roll-up the results instead of having to create configurations to summarize data.
  • The consultant experience has not been great when it comes to more advanced needs for configurations. The consultants are in a different timezone which limits hours to work together and it seems hours are spent trying to determine what the requirement is and when the initial thought is that the configuration is possible, it may result in not being able to assist.
  • Charts in the reports section are not able to be exported
  • When pulling a report together, you need to make sure you pull from the right "item" or level. If you decide you need data that resides in another "item" or level, you need to re-do the report from the beginning.
  • Because the system is so configurable and I imagine different clients use the system differently, when you need something automated in your account, where you need to pull a consultant or SME in, the person doesn't necessarily understand your configurations and how things work so they are unable to give recommendations on how to solve problems that don't impact other configurations you already have set up in the system.
  • Templates cannot be updated unless they are pulled into a project and then re-saved. In the templates module, you are not able to open a template and edit to re-save. Therefore, making updates to a template can be very time consuming having to find a project to use to pull it in, make updates, re-save and then pull out. It would be great if the templates module allowed you to edit the templates and re-save.
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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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Planview
I give my renewal of this product a 9. It's only because we never know what product may come out next and how other factors in our office political environment may cause impact upon this. If I always had my way, this is what we'd settle on as our de facto project management system.
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Usability
Accelo
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Planview
It is easy to configure, intuitive. The customization process is in some ways better than Salesforce.com. It has a great UI. It does however depend on how it's implemented.

The design of it is generally fine, however the ability to data upload people from a spreadsheet is an obvious miss.
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Reliability and Availability
Accelo
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Planview
Sometimes it is slow when everyone is entering their time on Fridays or Mondays but other than that we rarely see downtime and maintenance notifications are well in advance.
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Performance
Accelo
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Planview
Reports: Quick to Reasonable

Most Ancillary Pages: Quick to Reasonable
(By "ancillary" I mean lesser used/master data maintenance pages - e.g. People, Customers, Individual Tasks, Milestones, etc.)

Work Plan (with 100 sub items): Reasonable to Slow
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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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Planview
It's a good experience overall. Clarizen was useful when needed. It's mostly needed for advice on how to do more sophisticated actions or how to change something that was set up administratively. It's seldom used otherwise. The product consistently works, the documentation is acceptable, and the generally intuitive product is easy enough for most staff to pick up without much issue.
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In-Person Training
Accelo
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Planview
• We worked with a Project Manager on their side. He was very good about developing a project plan to hit our goal. I think we had weekly or twice weekly calls – very steady cadence over 3 month period.
• Their PM skills were great – kept us on task. For the last week, they sent 2 people on site and they did training for power users. After that a couple of them revisited here
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Online Training
Accelo
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Planview
Our trainer, Alex, is exceptional and knows the product really well. I swear he must have wrote the product himself! His manner with training is very easy going, gives you homework that is applicable to what you need to learn and stages it correctly for you. It was a pleasure to be trained by him.
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Implementation Rating
Accelo
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Planview
I performed the implementation with our Clarizen provide trainer, who knew the product 100% and it went quickly and without a problem. It was a pleasurable process without the problems other software implementation often encounter. Kudos to the Clarizen team for making this a worry free process for their clients because it is worry free.
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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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Planview
Planview AdaptiveWork was the right size, at the right price point that fit our customization and integration flexibility. It is intuitive to use but allowed us to add complexity as our needs grew
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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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Planview
  • By implementing Planview AdaptiveWork on a company-wide level, we have been able to remove the other project management tools we have been using and consolidate our costs for technology down to a single tool
  • The ability to incorporate cross-departmental work and communication has streamlined our project management processes to a point where we can work seamlessly together without interruption trying to consider the gaps between tools
  • Reporting capabilities from the unified tool has given our leadership insight and the ability to make strategic business decisions more effectively than ever
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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

Planview AdaptiveWork Screenshots

Screenshot of Complete Portfolio ManagementScreenshot of Integration Through an Array of AppsScreenshot of Real-Time Project ManagementScreenshot of Robust Social Collaboration - From Ideation to Project Delivery