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Alma Suite

My business is HR consulting. Best benefits: organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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MindMeister

MindMeister is perfect for those entrepreneurs in Start-up/dream-up mode. It was also particularly helpful whenever we were doing some in depth competitive analysis. Being able to look at a 'birds eye view' of all our research was incredibly helpful - especially when it became time to discuss our projects amongst the entire team
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Alma Suite
6.7
MindMeister
6.7
Task Management
Alma Suite
8.2
MindMeister
7.1
Mobile Access
Alma Suite
6.4
MindMeister
6.5
Search
Alma Suite
5.5
MindMeister
6.7
Scheduling
Alma Suite
MindMeister
3.8
Visual planning tools
Alma Suite
MindMeister
9.2

Communication

Alma Suite
7.0
MindMeister
6.4
Chat
Alma Suite
5.5
MindMeister
8.7
Notifications
Alma Suite
8.2
MindMeister
7.4
Discussions
Alma Suite
7.3
MindMeister
3.0
Internal knowledgebase
Alma Suite
7.3
MindMeister
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Alma Suite
MindMeister
8.0

File Sharing & Management

Alma Suite
MindMeister
8.0
Versioning
Alma Suite
MindMeister
8.2
Video files
Alma Suite
MindMeister
6.3
Document collaboration
Alma Suite
MindMeister
8.7
Access control
Alma Suite
MindMeister
7.9
Advanced security features
Alma Suite
MindMeister
7.4
Integrates with Google Drive
Alma Suite
MindMeister
9.0
Device sync
Alma Suite
MindMeister
8.5

Pros

  • Great for task administration.
  • Customer service is friendly, pragmatic and always available.
  • Organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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  • Strategic planning and mapping out processes or functionality. You can add files, attach links and notes to any area of the map. Various tools to highlight specific topics and levels of importance.
  • Many templates to choose from that fit many different backgrounds, industries and projects.
  • They offer a free account for those that want to try this out, giving you 3 maps to use.
  • For any visual learners, this is the ultimate way to take notes and simplify the way you document information.
  • Affordable subscription pricing.
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Cons

  • Need to improve in the way it shows project development in time: Gantt chart, schedules, etc.
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  • The free plan is a bit limited compared to some tools that seem more generous with their free plan or are entirely free.
  • The XMind import option doesn't always work perfectly. Sometimes nodes overlap and often are oriented or positioned differently than they would be if opened with XMind. However, everything is there and the structure is still correct, and that's what matters.
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Alternatives Considered

Better features for project development follow up than Asana and Wrike (previous choices)
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Mindmeister has a good free plan compared with Lucidchart, and better Google Drive integration in my opinion. draw.io has a better free plan than MindMeister, but I prefer MindMeister for mindmap creation still, while I prefer draw.io for other types of diagrams. Xmind is powerful, but bloated, and requires installation on every machine that needs to open the file. The fact that MindMeister is in the cloud is a huge bonus.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Internal Communication and Collaboration
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  • Mindmeister helped me to more efficiently manage my projects, making me have greater control of each step, directly impacting ROI positively.
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Pricing Details

Alma Suite

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$100*
1.  users
Alma Suite Editions & Modules
Alma Suite
Edition
Alma Suite Enterprise
$51
Alma SuiteEnterprise
$51
Alma Suite Unlimited
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1. users
Additional Pricing Details
70% Discount for NGOs 50% for Benefit corporations, Educational Institutions & Health Care. 30% for Companies already working with a Consultant on Cultural Development or related issues.

MindMeister

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
MindMeister Editions & Modules
MindMeister
Edition
Personal
$61
Pro
$101
Business
$151
1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
MindMeister offers discounts for educational users and non-profits, as well as mass discounts.