Accelo vs. RationalPlan

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
RationalPlan
Score 7.7 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
RationalPlan is project management software that has been designed to help project managers keep their projects on time and within budget. The main goal of this software is to make the process of planning projects as short and as straightforward as possible and to guide novice project managers through each step but offer enough tools to those who are more experienced.
$0
per month per user
Pricing
AcceloRationalPlan
Editions & Modules
Plus
$24
per month per user / per product
Premium
$39
per month per user / per product
Free
$0
Beginner
$4
per user
Master
$12
per user
Production
$19
per user
Stakeholder
$64 USD
Lifetime License per Seat
Single
$145 USD
Lifetime License per Seat
Multi
$288 USD
Lifetime License per Seat
Server
$668 USD
Lifetime License per Seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcceloRationalPlan
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
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
AcceloRationalPlan
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
7.6
6 Ratings
1% above category average
RationalPlan
6.6
4 Ratings
13% below category average
Task Management9.26 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Resource Management8.04 Ratings6.84 Ratings
Gantt Charts8.02 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Scheduling6.76 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.75 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology4.82 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Email integration7.26 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Mobile Access7.95 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.25 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Change request and Case Management7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.66 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings3.63 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
7.8
6 Ratings
4% above category average
RationalPlan
4.5
1 Ratings
50% below category average
Quotes/estimates7.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing8.64 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcceloRationalPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(8 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcceloRationalPlan
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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Stand By Soft
Appropriate as a great alternative to MS Project. RationalPlan provides most of the features needed to develop and maintain mid-level complex schedules. Less Appropriate for large complex schedules of long duration. These can be a challenge due to Duration at top-level. It is also a challenge to generate reports for management - reporting feature is limited.
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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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Stand By Soft
  • Portfolio view is great to get a feel for how your programme is running at a glance and which areas possibly might require attention. The fact that you can customise your view by adding your own columns is another plus.
  • All project information in one tool is a big plus for me considering the amount of projects we run with. This really improves efficiency and saves me time. You have the ability to add documents to tasks, manage risks, email resources tasks due for projects they are assigned to(might need some refinement depending on your requirements), material db with costing etc.
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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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Stand By Soft
  • Milestones should be a primary option instead of 0h to create one.
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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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Stand By Soft
No answers on this topic
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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Stand By Soft
I had to ask for support once and got a response immediately.
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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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Stand By Soft
RationalPlan is cost-effective and allows most users to prepare and manage their schedule. The software lacks comprehensive reporting and duration changes at the top level of a project.
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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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Stand By Soft
  • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project
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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

RationalPlan Screenshots

Screenshot of Project infoScreenshot of Notes and linksScreenshot of Working calendarsScreenshot of Gantt chartsScreenshot of Resource levelingScreenshot of Baseline management