Accelo vs. Podio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Accelo
Score 8.4 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
Podio
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Podio is a cloud-based platform for organizing team communication, business processes, and reporting in project management workspaces; also it may be used as a light CRM platform. It enables workflow automation and integrations. It includes a free version and paid packages with additional features.
$9
per month
Pricing
AcceloPodio
Editions & Modules
Plus
$24
per month per user / per product
Premium
$39
per month per user / per product
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcceloPodio
Free Trial
YesNo
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.A discount is available for annual pricing.
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Features
AcceloPodio
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
7.6
6 Ratings
1% above category average
Podio
5.3
26 Ratings
35% below category average
Task Management9.26 Ratings3.124 Ratings
Resource Management8.04 Ratings8.620 Ratings
Gantt Charts8.02 Ratings8.48 Ratings
Scheduling6.76 Ratings1.221 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.55 Ratings1.225 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.75 Ratings3.126 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.94 Ratings2.215 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology4.82 Ratings9.411 Ratings
Email integration7.26 Ratings8.821 Ratings
Mobile Access7.95 Ratings8.821 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.25 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Change request and Case Management7.54 Ratings8.418 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.66 Ratings1.216 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings1.222 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
7.8
6 Ratings
5% above category average
Podio
6.7
13 Ratings
10% below category average
Quotes/estimates7.65 Ratings1.29 Ratings
Invoicing8.64 Ratings8.89 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.15 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.04 Ratings8.86 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcceloPodio
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(8 ratings)
3.1
(42 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(17 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
7.2
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcceloPodio
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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ShareFile
[Citrix Podios's] customer support is very quick and they provide you an option to convert your
project into small tasks so that you can better assist your team and extract
maximum work out of them hence I will totally recommend its usage. I could not think that keeping track of tasks could be this much easier and smart. It is a fully customizable tool that manages my tasks efficiently and deal with them effectively.
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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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  • Very easy for people without coding or technical skills to set up and maintain information in "Apps".
  • Platform is very easy to learn and adopt--it's intuitive.
  • Project management potential is awesome--instead of having to fit your projects into a structure that is industry specific, you can build an app that tracks what you want, in the order you want it.
  • Has a "relationship" field that allows you to relate an individual item or record to a record in another app. It effectively gives some of the functionality of a relational database.
  • Very useful for information sharing when staff members are in different regions or places.
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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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ShareFile
  • More filter options for calendars.
  • Customizable views for Relation fields.
  • Full featured Podio mobile App for iPad.
  • A customizable profile status – would love to work with Podio in silent mode (logged in while working, but "not available" for requests when in heavy work mode)
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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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ShareFile
Podio customer service is great. The cloud and mobile service is fast (almost instant, continuous syncing). With a solid user base, and backed by Citrix, this is a serious business solution. They're also constantly working on improving and making it more powerful. I anticipate it only getting better
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Usability
Accelo
No answers on this topic
ShareFile
It is usable, for sure. Requires a bit of thinking to be really useful.
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Reliability and Availability
Accelo
No answers on this topic
ShareFile
I have not experienced any down time
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Performance
Accelo
No answers on this topic
ShareFile
It works all the time and if I have a question, support get back to me ASAP
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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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ShareFile
Podio support was always responsive and very quick to provide answers and assistance during the history of using this product, their support team has always been top notch. There have been several cases where calling podio support a feature was not available and they provided either workaround solutions or added the features straight into their roadmap.
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Implementation Rating
Accelo
No answers on this topic
ShareFile
Could of got more help sooner and mapped out structure after the 1st month. Future planning
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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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ShareFile
Compared to Salesforce: Podio is not as robust as a tool for CRM tracking. It also doesn't have the in-email capabilities that SF offers. Compared to Basecamp: Podio is somewhat similar to Basecamp but doesn't offer the same functionality with checking items off and archiving projects. Compared to Zoho Projects: Podio is vastly superior to Zoho Project's lack of flexibility (requiring a development team to build) and accessibility by all members (Zoho Projects requires a very limited number of "owners" of projects which makes it difficult if multiple owners need to assign one or more people to a project).
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Scalability
Accelo
No answers on this topic
ShareFile
As you business grows, so does Podio. There seems to be no limit to the workspace and apps you can create on the platform
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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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ShareFile
  • Podio is great for task assignment and tracking. The ability to enter and assign tasks from mobile and track their completion saves me several phone calls a day.
  • Podio outdoes email as my go to place to search for information. The ability to forward emails into the system, organize by projects and contacts, and search it all saves considerable time and confusion.
  • Podio has considerable potential to reduce overall admin time spent organizing information (filing, tracking, etc) The ability to keep a single record of a given piece of information without being tied to email vs file structure works very well.
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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