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Score 3.3 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acctivate

This software is not user-friendly at all. Unless you have a solid background in computers or IT, you can muddle through it. It does have a great search engine and has several options for creating reports.
Michael Searles | TrustRadius Reviewer

BarTender

Bartender may well be suited for larger companies who have people with Bartender experience, but it is an unnecessarily complex suite of apps that takes some getting used to. Smaller IT shops looking for something more user-friendly, slightly less expensive, and more streamlined should look for alternatives. Some applications are built specifically to use Bartender template files, and in those cases, you may not have an alternative.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Acctivate

  • User availability
  • search functions
Michael Searles | TrustRadius Reviewer

BarTender

  • Can create macros to test ranges of serial numbers
  • can be linked to electrical test stations in assembly of electronic modules
Normand Whitehead | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acctivate

  • Not user friendly.
  • Hard to maintain on the back end
  • Seems old and clunky.
Michael Searles | TrustRadius Reviewer

BarTender

  • Resource Intensive - Can use a lot of resources
  • Pricey - But you get what you pay for
  • Licensing can be quite difficult to understand
Darren Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acctivate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BarTender

BarTender 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to renew and update the license
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acctivate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BarTender

BarTender 7.0
Based on 2 answers
I often have to try to troubleshoot printing issues for other team members, but I have never reached out to a BarTender support network. I’ve always just tinkered within the app to figure it out.
Brendon McGovern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acctivate

Acctivate is at the bottom of the list. It is old and outdated.
Michael Searles | TrustRadius Reviewer

BarTender

We do use Zebra label designer, a free product, in circumstances where we don’t need a complicated label, such as no serialization, no connection to a dynamic database, etc. If we were to pull those instances into BarTender, we would need more licenses, which are expensive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acctivate

  • Very slow
  • Outdated
  • Hard to maintain
Michael Searles | TrustRadius Reviewer

BarTender

  • Increased accuracy and consistency
  • Improved speed of batch printings
  • Customization permitted adapted features for our unique applications saving time and efforts
Normand Whitehead | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Acctivate

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Acctivate Editions & Modules

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BarTender

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

BarTender Editions & Modules

Edition
BarTender Software 2019 Professional Edition$4951
BarTender Software 2019 Professional Edition$6902
BarTender Software 2019 Professional Edition$8853
BarTender Software 2019 Professional Edition$1,2754
BarTender Software 2019 Professional Edition$2,2505
  1. per 1 Application License + 1 Printer License
  2. per 1 Application License + 2 Printer License
  3. per 1 Application License + 3 Printer License
  4. per 1 Application License + 5 Printer License
  5. per 1 Application License + 10 Printer License
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