Accelo vs. Planview Portfolios

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 Portfolios
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Planview Portfolios is an end-to-end project portfolio management and enterprise architecture management tool. It includes two components: Portfolio and Resource Management and Capability and Technology Management. The platform is available as a cloud-based or on-premise service.N/A
Pricing
AcceloPlanview Portfolios
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 Portfolios
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
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.
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Features
AcceloPlanview Portfolios
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
7.6
6 Ratings
2% above category average
Planview Portfolios
-
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 Portfolios
-
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 Portfolios
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(8 ratings)
8.7
(107 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(18 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
6.7
(9 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.8
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
7.7
(11 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
3.6
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.8
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcceloPlanview Portfolios
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
Portfolios are great for managing large portfolios of projects, especially projects with detailed schedules and dependencies. I would not recommend it for smaller projects due to the amount of required setup. Also, it's not an ERP system- the accounts are only summaries of expenses.
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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
  • Capture potential opportunities using the Requests Module and analyze and rank these opportunities via lifecycles and promote (dispatch) approved opportunities into Projects. Information captured during the request process automatically get transferred to projects.
  • Robust schedule management; time reporting; resource management and financial planning and management
  • Risk and Issue management controlled via robust lifecycles.
  • Extensive reporting capabilities via SSRS and Power BI Dashboards and delivered to users via tiles in Project and Portfolio views.
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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
  • Capturing lower-level detailed expenditures within a project so that financial screens can show the details of the roll-up.
  • Reporting flexibility so that end users can create their own quick ad hoc reports for analysis.
  • Capturing matrixed skills on resources to ensure staffing is adequate and better align demand to supply.
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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
We have been a Planview customer since 1999 and have seen it grow and mature as a tool. We have looked at other tools and have found that PV continues to meet our needs and is easy for our resources to use. They work to stay up on the project management industry and the direction it is going, keep on on current technology so that we can work more effectively, provide excellent customer support and have great pricing for what they offer. We can purchase only the modules we need versus buying a tool where we would only use a portion of the functionality.
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Usability
Accelo
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Planview
Portfolios can accommodate nearly any kind of project, portfolio, or other work. It supports relating the work to strategy and outcomes (i.e., products) and has lots of options for customizing the workflows of work and changes/risks/issues. Not to mention, you can customize the user experience by role, with very granular permissions and multiple custom reporting tile options. With a decent level of expertise, you can craft and support various user interface experiences appropriate to their role and knowledge, and that should only grow as Planview. I and Copilot roll out.
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Reliability and Availability
Accelo
No answers on this topic
Planview
We are long time Planview users and its availability is only limited to our internal SLAs for nightly backups. I have never experienced any unexpected or prolonged software downtime from Planview itself.
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Performance
Accelo
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Planview
There are occasions when the system is a bit sluggish. However, it may not always be on the Planview side. We are investing in better tools to monitor our network performance, which will help us diagnose issues more effectively in the future.
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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
Going through proper channels of support is fine for minor to moderate issues. However, lately the critical issues that arise have been frequent and the standard support cases do not always seem to relay just how critical these issues are and we have to utilize our customer rep to help escalate. Fortunate to have that escalation method.
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Online Training
Accelo
No answers on this topic
Planview
Generally good. Sometimes, users are a bit overwhelmed, and it takes multiple sessions for them to get the hang of it.
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Implementation Rating
Accelo
No answers on this topic
Planview
Always have a pre-implementation meeting or conference call with Planview to ensure all are on the same page, disclosure of all and any customization (including reports) and plan for support after implementation of a specified amount of time with the assigned implementation resource. And document everything
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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
Odoo, like this platform, has allowed us to efficiently organize our projects so that they can be prioritized by importance, to know which is the most urgent, in addition, it has also allowed us to assign work in an organized way among our collaborators, and their reports have allowed us to improve.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Accelo
No answers on this topic
Planview
Did not help purchase product.
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Scalability
Accelo
No answers on this topic
Planview
We are constantly growing and expanding. It is challenging to accommodate different user needs, but the system does provide means of doing that as we desire.
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Professional Services
Accelo
No answers on this topic
Planview
some resources were great, but too much on their plates to be available
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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
  • The positive impact is the ability to manage our projects enterprise wide.
  • Managing and reporting on projects and programs via portfolios makes it easy to identify troubled projects/programs that need immediate attention.
  • The negative is that pushing too much change too quickly is hard for us. We need to get our users focused on the basics of PM before we can adopt everything else. We need to introduce change to different companies based on their maturity level. Too much change too quickly is not always beneficial. We need to focus on core competencies.
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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 Portfolios Screenshots

Screenshot of Plan and balance capacity to focus the right resources on the right work for successful delivery on the most important programs, applications, products and projects.Screenshot of Demonstrate how much it costs to deliver capabilities to the business - by application and by user - to support strategic initiatives.Screenshot of New integrated views improve balancing project schedule and resource availability.Screenshot of Make data-driven decisions with comprehensive analytics and reporting. Get insights into portfolio performance, enable continuous planning.Screenshot of Improve decision making with analytics and reporting.Screenshot of Roadmap a strategy for products, services and applications. Strategic roadmaps define timeframes, milestones, and releases across portfolios for outcomes that span organizations.