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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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RationalPlan

It's got its shortcomings but is still the best PM tool in my opinion
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Conga ActionGrid
7.8
RationalPlan
7.5
Task Management
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
RationalPlan
8.2
Resource Management
Conga ActionGrid
8.0
RationalPlan
8.2
Gantt Charts
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
RationalPlan
8.6
Scheduling
Conga ActionGrid
6.0
RationalPlan
8.6
Workflow Automation
Conga ActionGrid
7.0
RationalPlan
Team Collaboration
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
RationalPlan
Support for Agile Methodology
Conga ActionGrid
8.0
RationalPlan
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
RationalPlan
Document Management
Conga ActionGrid
9.5
RationalPlan
6.4
Email integration
Conga ActionGrid
10.0
RationalPlan
6.8
Mobile Access
Conga ActionGrid
9.5
RationalPlan
9.1
Timesheet Tracking
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
RationalPlan
4.5
Change request and Case Management
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
RationalPlan
Budget and Expense Management
Conga ActionGrid
6.0
RationalPlan
6.8

Professional Services Automation

Conga ActionGrid
4.9
RationalPlan
4.5
Quotes/estimates
Conga ActionGrid
5.5
RationalPlan
Invoicing
Conga ActionGrid
4.0
RationalPlan
4.5
Project & financial reporting
Conga ActionGrid
5.0
RationalPlan
Integration with accounting software
Conga ActionGrid
5.0
RationalPlan

Pros

  • Organization
  • Filtration
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  • 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

  • It can be very slow, but it is taken with a grain of salt because our system has tons of data in it
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  • While the portfolio view is great is becomes difficult/cluttered with many projects. Highlighting master projects will help. Creating a tree view for master project and its sub projects would even be better.
  • Reporting is a big part of any project. While rationalplan has reports for key areas the presentation of these reports could really be improved. Make it more presentable. Add some burndown charts. I hate to compare you to MS Project but they do reporting really well in MS Project.
  • The email function is another great idea. Would be great if one had an option to either email an entire portfolio or by active project. At times I’m still scoping certain projects and if the WBS is not yet complete then this incomplete project is also communicated via email which leads to frustration in the team. You don’t always want to communicate tasks for all projects to all resources.
  • One need to be able to: Email per project
  • Email entire portfolio (as currently the case)
  • Email by resource (send pending or outstanding tasks to the resource in question)
  • Add a portfolio dashboard with graphical speed and bar charts giving you a glimpse of late projects, projects slipping, not started in progress etc., for your portfolio.
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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 use Multi which is the standalone platform. While there is no team collaboration it does have an email feature built in. Rational Plan does have the Server option but it all comes at a price the same as Wrike.I have used many free and commercial platforms and rationalplan multi is a good balance with features especially if some of the proposed feature requests are implemented.
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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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  • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project
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Pricing Details

Conga ActionGrid

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Conga ActionGrid Editions & Modules
Conga ActionGrid
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RationalPlan

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
RationalPlan Editions & Modules
RationalPlan
On-premise Edition
Single
$57 USD1
Multi
$98 USD1
Server
$350 USD1
Stakeholder
$32 USD1
1. Lifetime License per Seat
SaaS Edition
Beginner
$41
Master
$121
Production
$191
Free
$0
1. per user
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