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MindManager

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MindManager

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Likelihood to Recommend

Conga ActionGrid

Overall, I enjoy using Conga ActionGrid. It helps us store our large candidate pool, while continuously adding more candidates every day. With a quick search we are able to find these candidates and then match them to a job that they might be a good fit for. After we create a packet for them to present to hiring managers
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MindManager

It is very well-suited for introducing topics and concepts e.g. taking a 200 page study and reducing it to a single map with key concepts and key data for initial discussion with a team interested in working on that topic. Good for a small group discussion (less than 15 members).Not so well suited for discussion with a larger group (too much detail) but the "one-button" translation of maps to powerpoint works well with the larger groups.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Conga ActionGrid
7.8
MindManager
7.2
Task Management
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
MindManager
8.8
Resource Management
Conga ActionGrid
8.0
MindManager
8.3
Gantt Charts
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
MindManager
6.0
Scheduling
Conga ActionGrid
6.0
MindManager
6.3
Workflow Automation
Conga ActionGrid
7.0
MindManager
6.6
Team Collaboration
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
MindManager
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Conga ActionGrid
8.0
MindManager
9.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
MindManager
9.1
Document Management
Conga ActionGrid
9.5
MindManager
7.4
Email integration
Conga ActionGrid
10.0
MindManager
6.0
Mobile Access
Conga ActionGrid
9.5
MindManager
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
MindManager
7.0
Change request and Case Management
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
MindManager
3.9
Budget and Expense Management
Conga ActionGrid
6.0
MindManager
5.6

Professional Services Automation

Conga ActionGrid
4.9
MindManager
2.7
Quotes/estimates
Conga ActionGrid
5.5
MindManager
3.0
Invoicing
Conga ActionGrid
4.0
MindManager
Project & financial reporting
Conga ActionGrid
5.0
MindManager
4.0
Integration with accounting software
Conga ActionGrid
5.0
MindManager
1.0

Pros

  • Allows recruiters to service candidates within a radius of a desired city/location
  • Allows recruiters to see multiple fields/information on multiple candidates at once
  • Allows for easier ranking/sorting by salary, years of experience, etc
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  • Easily facilitates organization of thoughts in a visual manner. The visual mapping triggers additional ideas and questions to be pursued to assist with creating a more holistic approach to strategy development or prioritization.
  • MindManager provides multiple avenues for quickly converting maps to different media such as powerpoint or word documents to best present the pertinent information to whatever audience necessary if map presentation itself is not the most effective approach.
  • Ability to link to other media/documents within the maps and apparently unlimited ability to "nest/link" to other maps allows management of fairly complex and intertwined strategic and tactical components in a logical fashion that allows whatever level of simplification is required for targeted audiences.
  • MindManager support personnel make themselves available for tech support and offer visits to your site to assist with making the most of the tool without being a nuisance by repeatedly contacting if you do not need the support. However they drop an email once a quarter or so to let you know they are available if needed. Good approach.
  • Able to save maps as a .PDF to minimize file size for sharing digitally.
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Cons

  • The speed of ActionGrid can be very slow when reviewing a large pool of results
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  • Biggest problem has been not being able to allow other board members and/or staff without mindmanager software on their computers to edit existing documents. Typically have to save as pdf and forward to larger team for view and comment. Nowhere near a show stopper but would be great if software was as universal as powerpoint or excel.
  • I do dislike the "MindManager upgrade" message I tend to receive over and over. My existing version of the software is more than adequate - one reminder each year that a new version is available is sufficient.
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Likelihood to Renew

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MindManager10.0
Based on 18 answers
MindJet has been vigorous about product improvement, and every version has brought new capability and excitement to the product
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Usability

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MindManager8.2
Based on 4 answers
One of the best software programs ever. Always my go-to program for most things.
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Support

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MindManager9.1
Based on 3 answers
It is excellent! We always had our problems solved thanks to their help in short time.
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Alternatives Considered

I've only used Salesforce before and am now using Conga ActionGrid. Although Salesforce is great, it is only used to log candidate information and then log actions that have been performed. With Conga ActionGrid, we are able to log more specific details about candidates, activities and follow up items. Conga ActionGrid provides more tools that would benefit many departments
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I have dabbled with some other mind mapping tools over the years, but since I started using MindManager in 2005, I have had no compelling reason to switch products.
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Return on Investment

  • It has benefited us positively, as I stated earlier- it allows us to filter down results of 65,000+ candidates to a search of 1-100 candidates.
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  • It has allowed me to deliver results to clients in cases where a lesser tool would have failed.
  • Managing a Lean Six Sigma project and storing all project artifacts within the mind map has been extremely useful in my work.
  • I have saved time by using the mind map of my deliverables as the central feature of project reports to cleint.
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Pricing Details

Conga ActionGrid

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

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