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Likelihood to Recommend

Apptivo

(UPDATE: Please note that my review was for the Version 5 of their apps. They have recently updated 2 of their main apps to V6 which show a lot of improvements. The sad thing however is that many of their 40+ apps never even made to V5 let alone V6. V5 to V6 has taken over a year and only the core apps are getting attention.)

As it stands Apptivo is only useful for one person or sole trader type entities. If your business wants to use all the apps and works internationally then Apptivo will create headaches and frustration rather than increasing productivity. They may solve many of the 100+ items we provided them with free of charge in an upcoming release, but we left with a bad taste in our mouth. Countless hours lost in our business while we acted as bug finders for Apptivo while paying for the product.
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Brightpod

Brightpod is best suited for someone that needs a project management software with recurring projects that can be templated. I'm not sure of a situation where this would be a good fit. There may be some features that are required that brightpod doesn't have like Gantt chart. Some teams may not want a Kanban style view
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Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Apptivo
4.7
Brightpod
Customer data management / contact management
Apptivo
8.7
Brightpod
Workflow management
Apptivo
6.8
Brightpod
Territory management
Apptivo
4.5
Brightpod
Opportunity management
Apptivo
4.5
Brightpod
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Apptivo
6.0
Brightpod
Quote & order management
Apptivo
1.0
Brightpod
Interaction tracking
Apptivo
1.8
Brightpod
Channel / partner relationship management
Apptivo
4.5
Brightpod

Customer Service & Support

Apptivo
5.7
Brightpod
Case management
Apptivo
7.7
Brightpod
Help desk management
Apptivo
3.6
Brightpod

Marketing Automation

Apptivo
4.5
Brightpod
Lead management
Apptivo
4.5
Brightpod
Email marketing
Apptivo
4.5
Brightpod

CRM Project Management

Apptivo
7.3
Brightpod
Task management
Apptivo
8.7
Brightpod
Billing and invoicing management
Apptivo
4.5
Brightpod
Reporting
Apptivo
8.7
Brightpod

Customization

Apptivo
6.4
Brightpod
Custom fields
Apptivo
6.4
Brightpod
Custom objects
Apptivo
6.4
Brightpod

Security

Apptivo
9.8
Brightpod
Single sign-on capability
Apptivo
9.9
Brightpod
Role-based user permissions
Apptivo
9.7
Brightpod

Platform

Apptivo
9.7
Brightpod
Mobile access
Apptivo
9.7
Brightpod

Project Management

Apptivo
Brightpod
8.5
Task Management
Apptivo
Brightpod
10.0
Scheduling
Apptivo
Brightpod
10.0
Team Collaboration
Apptivo
Brightpod
10.0
Document Management
Apptivo
Brightpod
10.0
Email integration
Apptivo
Brightpod
10.0
Mobile Access
Apptivo
Brightpod
1.0

Pros

Apptivo

  • Good for streamlining project management on projects over a long life cycle.
  • Helpful in keeping contacts up to date and relevant.
  • Streamlines processes across the organization where there are many departments.
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Brightpod

  • Task Management.
  • Editorial Calendar.
  • Communication.
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Cons

Apptivo

  • Homescreen claims to be the center of the application however the sub sections are mostly flawed or do not function as one would expect.
  • The built in email client kinda works but depending on which section of the app you are in the default font will be different from your signature. Also you cannot add a cell phone to staff signatures. I asked about this for months. It was never fixed. When will CRM companies learn that email is STILL the center of many business. It is unacceptable to have different fonts in the same mail and signatures that change from client to client.
  • They frequently messed up our contact data.
  • Multi currency exists on invoices but not on other apps.
  • Fragmentation with their apps....some apps are still on version 3 some on 4 and some on version 5. This means you are forced to deal with 2 or more different user interfaces within the same app.
  • No consistency between the apps.
  • Often there is little or no integration between the apps inside Apptivo.
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Brightpod

  • Nothing yet...those things that I would like the app to improve or add are addressed immediately.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apptivo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Brightpod

Brightpod 8.9
Based on 3 answers
It's working very well for our organization.
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Usability

Apptivo

Apptivo 2.7
Based on 1 answer
Our uses kept running into bugs that stopped them from doing simple things like creating a contact or selecting an item from a custom drop list which is required to save the contact or item. This of course is after time was spent filling out all the previous data which gets lost when you cannot complete the form. This is just one example of many.
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Brightpod

Brightpod 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It was easy to find what we were looking for.
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Support

Apptivo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Brightpod

Brightpod 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Customer Support was fast and helpful.
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Implementation

Apptivo

Apptivo 3.6
Based on 1 answer
If you are starting a business and want a free app or nearly free app that can grow with you....then apptivo could be for you. However if you grow faster than them then you will be quickly seeking alternatives
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Brightpod

Brightpod 9.1
Based on 1 answer
SaaS is the way forward :)
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Alternatives Considered

Apptivo

The price was right for what we needed to use Apptivo for (the CRM and the contact management/project management models). And, we needed something basic and easy to implement so we could get up and running with little down time. The other systems we evaluated didn't seem to have the exact pricing and features/functionality we were looking for so we made the determination that Apptivo would be the best fit.
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Brightpod

Brightpod was definitely the most attractive and we felt like it had the least amount of clutter. We hated how Wrike handled recurring tasks. ActiveCollab just seemed to have some complexity that we didn't need. The Brightpod developers are very responsive and were able to fix bugs quickly.
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Return on Investment

Apptivo

  • Helped us increase time to completion of projects.
  • Allowed us to execute on customer service and response times.
  • Elevated our department's visibility within the organization for a more streamlined workflow.
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Brightpod

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Ability to have remote teams
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Pricing Details

Apptivo

General

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

Apptivo Editions & Modules

Edition
StarterFree1
Premium$101
Ultimate$251
EnterpriseN/A
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Brightpod

General

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

Brightpod Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apptivo
6.3
Brightpod
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Apptivo
Brightpod
8.9

Usability

Apptivo
2.7
Brightpod
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Apptivo
Brightpod
9.1

Performance

Apptivo
Brightpod
7.3

Support

Apptivo
Brightpod
9.1

Implementation

Apptivo
3.6
Brightpod
9.1

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