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Score 9.9 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

AceProject

It is well suited if you have a specific work force or are working in a production or an assembly line style environment. It is also well suited if you have small teams that have to get out a certain amount of product in set periods of time. AceProjects is great for monitoring how long each individual spent on their specific task and subsequently how long the team took to complete their work.
Kyle Culpepper | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

MindManager is best for an integrated management environment or "IME." I develop code in an IDE, but use MindManager as my single source/pane for project management. My MindManager is architected to provide me with fast, easy access to all my important information. I can also keep track of my Outlook email and calendar and generate reports from my map.
Robert Gates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

AceProject
3.2
MindManager
Task Management
AceProject
5.0
MindManager
Resource Management
AceProject
6.0
MindManager
Gantt Charts
AceProject
3.0
MindManager
Scheduling
AceProject
4.0
MindManager
Workflow Automation
AceProject
1.0
MindManager
Team Collaboration
AceProject
5.0
MindManager
Support for Agile Methodology
AceProject
1.0
MindManager
Support for Waterfall Methodology
AceProject
1.0
MindManager
Document Management
AceProject
1.0
MindManager
Email integration
AceProject
2.0
MindManager
Mobile Access
AceProject
1.0
MindManager
Timesheet Tracking
AceProject
8.0
MindManager
Change request and Case Management
AceProject
4.0
MindManager
Budget and Expense Management
AceProject
3.0
MindManager

Professional Services Automation

AceProject
2.0
MindManager
Project & financial reporting
AceProject
2.0
MindManager

Pros

AceProject

  • Time Tracking
  • Resource allocation
  • Easy to implement, small adoption curve.
Kyle Culpepper | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

  • I am lazy (and ADD) - I don't like to re-enter tasks, concepts or plans. By using MM I am able to capture my ideas and plans on the fly - and then return at a later date to refine, focus and organize my thoughts into a more coherent logical "item"... all without being forced to retype any of my original thoughts unless I care to.
  • I use the sort and filter features extensively to 1) Set importance (Must do, important to do, should do, etc) and 2) When (Today, soon, this week, this month). I also use the color coding of items to draw my attention. I also set key project names/categories for each item (no more than 7).
  • The sort and filter then let me quickly identify the items that I must focus on "now" - a "shortlist".
  • In my consulting days, and now with the several non-profit boards that I work with, I use a modified "PowerPoint" version of MM to get my ideas across and to "brainstorm" with my audience (action items, strategies, priorities).
  • For my literary non-fiction writing, I use MM to cast "islands" (random brainstorming), and no less than 3 days later to coalesce these "islands" into "continents", and then to drag the continents into the "proper" order. For my freelance newspaper work, the process is similar - but the organization changes to identifying and featuring the lede.
John Griffith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AceProject

  • Expand on data tracking
  • Improve report generation
  • Break out from just being a time clock manager.
Kyle Culpepper | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

  • No support for team-based project files. Multiple people can only edit simultaneously during pre-scheduled meetings.
  • A project file can be opened by 2 users at the same time, but when they try to save, a conflict is generated and the project file is duplicated with unmergeable changes.
  • Published projects should have some kind of queue on save to ask the owner if they want to also update their changes on the published version.
Andrew Pike | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AceProject

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.2
Based on 20 answers
I feel the main issues of the old Mindjet seem to be gone with the
Corel purchase. With the huge advance of sharing via browser HTML even 1
user can affect many. And, actually, using MM kind of forced my rigid
brain to rethink how I categorize and classify information/projects.
The
idea of paying $69USD for an annual cost is more than fair and a great
model for Corel/Mindjet to keep rolling out improvements!
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AceProject

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 8.8
Based on 7 answers
MindManager is very intuitive. The user interface is not cluttered and the ribbon icons are easy to understand. Several excellent "how-to" videos are available on the MindManager site as well as on YouTube. MindManager starts quickly and the user interface is very responsive. Launching other programs from MindManager such as Excel is very fast and issue free. The browsing feature is lightning fast. The drag-and-drop capability is also very fast and reliable.
Robert Gates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

AceProject

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Old MM versions were an issue. No issues since 2018 anyway!
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AceProject

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 4 answers
No issues even with large maps and held in the cloud.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AceProject

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 8.5
Based on 11 answers
Occasionally I do have a bit of a back and forth via email...WHEREAS a quick POTC (plain old telephone call) would probably be best all concerned.
Perhaps a telephone-based Super premium support service (might be there but I might not know about it).
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

AceProject

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 6.4
Based on 1 answer
The videos are not well categorized...I had to do a bit of digging to get what I wanted and many videos on older versions. If Mindjet was to improve the titles used that would help.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AceProject

Kyle Culpepper | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

I like that MindManager is local software instead of a cloud-based service like MindMeister. This lets me work on a map even when I don't have internet access. It's also faster and more fully-featured.Visio is a cumbersome tool for mind mapping, as it is optimized for design more than rapid entry and organizing.
David Lenef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

AceProject

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Unlimited...issue I had was nomenclature, but info/project classification/methodology address that.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AceProject

  • We were able to track our production teams work and refine our methods to improve deliverable dates.
  • Once our staff reached a certain size the capability of the software began to lag. Diminishing returns.
  • The lack of reporting features made data regression and extrapolation difficult.
Kyle Culpepper | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

  • Without MindManager the BIM text would not have been what it is, the flexibility allowed a much higher quality final product.
  • Using MindManager is an enormous timesaver when I use it for anything. Especially projects that seem overcomplicated at first glance can be clarified quickly with the use of a map.
  • It is comforting to know the power of the tool before becoming intimidated by a complex set of circumstances that need to be addressed. MindManager allows a situation to be quickly analyzed and dealt with.
Willem Kymmell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

AceProject

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

MindManager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AceProject
5.0
MindManager
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

AceProject
MindManager
9.2

Usability

AceProject
MindManager
8.8

Reliability and Availability

AceProject
MindManager
9.1

Performance

AceProject
MindManager
9.1

Support Rating

AceProject
MindManager
8.5

Online Training

AceProject
MindManager
6.4

Implementation Rating

AceProject
MindManager
9.1

Scalability

AceProject
MindManager
9.1

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