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Actionspace

When you have many projects with different people on them Actionspace is well suited to handle that
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MindManager

It's perfect for brainstorming, organizing and prioritizing when we are feeling overwhelmed. With MM I feel like the meeting is so much more productive for me everyone. When everyone has too much to do a meeting without it is a waste of time because we each state what we need to do and try to pay attention while listening to someone's long list and ramblings. With MM we focus better and prioritize on the fly. It's better for me to see what someone needs to do in a nice chart than to see a list. After the meeting we can print the images and mark them off when we're done
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Actionspace
6.9
MindManager
7.2
Task Management
Actionspace
8.0
MindManager
8.8
Resource Management
Actionspace
4.0
MindManager
8.3
Gantt Charts
Actionspace
7.0
MindManager
6.0
Scheduling
Actionspace
5.0
MindManager
6.3
Workflow Automation
Actionspace
6.0
MindManager
6.6
Team Collaboration
Actionspace
6.0
MindManager
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Actionspace
6.0
MindManager
9.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Actionspace
7.0
MindManager
9.1
Document Management
Actionspace
7.0
MindManager
7.4
Email integration
Actionspace
7.0
MindManager
6.0
Mobile Access
Actionspace
8.0
MindManager
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Actionspace
9.0
MindManager
7.0
Change request and Case Management
Actionspace
8.0
MindManager
3.9
Budget and Expense Management
Actionspace
8.0
MindManager
5.6

Professional Services Automation

Actionspace
8.0
MindManager
2.7
Quotes/estimates
Actionspace
8.0
MindManager
3.0
Invoicing
Actionspace
8.0
MindManager
Project & financial reporting
Actionspace
8.0
MindManager
4.0
Integration with accounting software
Actionspace
8.0
MindManager
1.0

Pros

  • User customization for each individual and their responsibilities
  • Great support staff and update capabilities
  • You can see the early stages of the project and see it through in a clean and organized way
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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

  • Sometimes anyone who has touched a project still receive notification even if they don't need it
  • Having to manually enter information from other areas
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  • Dashboard Wizard - There is a bit of a skill set required and knowledge of conditional formatting. A wizard would help you set this up with examples and guided questions to get the content you want on the map.
  • New sheet from a topic - XMIND has the ability to have a topic open in another tab as a central topic. All the maps in XMIND are within the same file, no linking to external maps. MindManager allows you to import a map as a topic but with it you need to either import the content from the map which will be forced to take on the attributes of the parent map, or just link to the other map. Multi Tab maps in MM would be awesome. It is one of my most used features in XMIND and keeps everything in one place.
  • Re-Ordering of topics in a flowchart for presentation in HTML5/PowerPoint/Word export - One item, in particular, that would put this product over the top is being able to re-order the topics in a process flow so it can be used more effectively in a presentation. Process flows are constantly changing when you get new information. If you edit the map by adding or putting a topic in between two earlier topics the presentation mode will not focus on that topic until the end of the presentation. If you put a topic at the end of the flow the presentation will jump ahead and then go back. It would be nice to omit parts of the flowchart from the presentation as well. Additional export types for the output of a flowchart would also be handy. The export to HTML5 is excellent, and so long as you manually click from topic to topic it is functional and impressive. But it is lacking the fine-tuned polish and sub-features that would really put it over the top and make it useful for distribution to people other than those intimately familiar with the material.
  • More documentation on how to create Macros.
  • Outlook HTML formatting support without a plugin. The reformatting of email in MM can make things more confusing.
  • Record or attach audio to a topic. – Sometimes training or narration need to be a part of a map. Many tools implement this natively nowadays.
  • Play video from within a topic or in an integrated window. – Video is also commonly used now to eliminate the need for documentation. It would be nice to watch and add notes or just include in a map.
  • SnagIt Support – I thought I remembered this in earlier versions. I cannot seem to create a link between MM and SnagIt anymore.
  • Start with a truly blank map (a sandbox) and be able to place any type of topic on the screen and build anything. Xmind Zen is essentially doing this now.
  • Filter using images/icons.
  • Create image/tag/color legend on map. When legend item is clicked focus on the topics that have the Legend item properties. Would be great in HTML5 output.
  • Un-filter a filtered HTML5 export using a toggle on the HTML Map. When sending out a couple example maps to people unfamiliar with the usage they did not know that there was more content available and made assumptions based on only what they saw. An alert notifying the map is filtered would be nice on the output.
  • Flowchart to Visio Export
  • Exporting to Word/PowerPoint - If you could bring the same level of control to these exports that you did to your HTML5 exporter you would have all the bases covered. Unless I define my own word template the output from a map to work has a messy feel. I really like to do business analysis with maps. I bring in map parts when defining evidence types, scope statements, and requirements. I drag the map parts to the map and define all the info my branches ask for when I include evidence. I would love to be able to export my maps to Microsoft Word and have a great output for my Issue Analysis, Requirement Documents, Traceability Matrix, etc. While I have found ways to make this work and quicker for me I have talked to others that would like to see things perfectly laid out on export that do not have the time to do the tricks and tweaks I have become used to over the years with word templates. It would be nice to have strong export support for Word and PowerPoint documents. Something more visual perhaps that lets a user preview how their export will look before they execute it.
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Likelihood to Renew

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MindManager10.0
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I like the product. It is easy to use and a big plus in meetings where we are gathering thoughts and ideas
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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
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It is excellent! We always had our problems solved thanks to their help in short time.
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Alternatives Considered

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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

  • ROI
  • tracking
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  • Reduce reporting time by 25%
  • A tracking system for documentation of learned lessons
  • The team can overview their participation within the portfolio
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Pricing Details

Actionspace

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