Accelo vs. Resource Guru

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
Resource Guru
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Resource Guru is presented as a fast, flexible way to schedule teams and projects. It enables users to: Manage people, equipment, and meeting rooms in one place Assign work, book time off, and edit schedules in seconds Track availability in real-time and avoid unrealistic workloads Keep a team up-to-date with personal dashboards and daily schedule emails Analyze utilization rates, clients, and projects for more accurate project forecasts and…
$4.16
per month per user
Pricing
AcceloResource Guru
Editions & Modules
Plus
$24
per month per user / per product
Premium
$39
per month per user / per product
Grasshopper Plan
$4.16
per user, per month
Blackbelt Plan
$6.65
per user, per month
Master Plan
$10
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcceloResource Guru
Free Trial
YesYes
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
AcceloResource Guru
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
7.6
6 Ratings
2% above category average
Resource Guru
8.8
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Task Management9.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management8.04 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Gantt Charts8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling6.76 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.75 Ratings9.02 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
Resource Guru
8.0
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Quotes/estimates7.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing8.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.15 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcceloResource Guru
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(8 ratings)
8.0
(3 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)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcceloResource Guru
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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Resource Guru
It is very well suited when different branches of the company reside in different countries or time zones. It allows the project manager to efficiently keep track of the progress of their team members. It reduces the need for intensive calls where the manager asks for an extensive check in and update from each individual person. It also allows the project manager to update tasks and timelines as needed.
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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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Resource Guru
  • We can color by client, project, booker for clear picture.
  • There are filters to select particular resources for need of our event.
  • We can easily see booked and free time.
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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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Resource Guru
  • lacks real-time logging button
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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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Resource Guru
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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Resource Guru
No answers on this topic
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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Resource Guru
Resource Guru is the only product of it's kind that I have used regularly. Slack is comparable in allowing communication between teams, but doesn't have nearly the functionality of Resource Guru. Resource Guru is the only product that I am aware of that manages tasks and deadlines between various team members, and can be accessed by all members.
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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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Resource Guru
  • It's easy to assign work to the resources.
  • Resources can be filtered with various criteria as per the project needs.
  • We get clear picture of assigned tasks and hence project progress.
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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

Resource Guru Screenshots

Screenshot of Simple, drag-and-drop schedulingScreenshot of Focus in on specific groups of resourcesScreenshot of Helps with utilization and capacity managementScreenshot of Manages sick days, holidays, and any other types of time off.Screenshot of A single resource poolScreenshot of Repeats weekly, fortnightly, monthly and yearly