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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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Jira Software

Despite my frustrations with our team's specific setups, I have to say that JIRA is truly a wonderful project management tool for large teams and companies. If your team is very small, simpler software would probably meet your needs. But JIRA offers so many features, giving you granular control over every element of your board, and integrating seamlessly with Confluence and Salesforce. JIRA has become the hub of our product team.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Customer Service & Support

Apptivo
5.7
Jira Software
Case management
Apptivo
7.7
Jira Software
Help desk management
Apptivo
3.6
Jira Software

Marketing Automation

Apptivo
4.5
Jira Software
Lead management
Apptivo
4.5
Jira Software
Email marketing
Apptivo
4.5
Jira Software

CRM Project Management

Apptivo
7.3
Jira Software
Task management
Apptivo
8.7
Jira Software
Billing and invoicing management
Apptivo
4.5
Jira Software
Reporting
Apptivo
8.7
Jira Software

Customization

Apptivo
6.4
Jira Software
Custom fields
Apptivo
6.4
Jira Software
Custom objects
Apptivo
6.4
Jira Software

Security

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

Platform

Apptivo
9.7
Jira Software
Mobile access
Apptivo
9.7
Jira Software

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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Jira Software

  • JIRA is an excellent tool to connect different teams and work styles in an efficient way, without being too specific for some of them.
  • It has a lot of features and settings to offer which really enable you to plan a task in a very detailed way.
  • Thanks to the different conditions of a task, the status can be tracked easily and everyone always knows who's the one who has to provide input.
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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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Jira Software

  • Atlassian recently made a number of UI changes to both JIRA and Confluence. The Confluence changes negatively impact productivity by hampering what used to be a relatively straightforward navigation process. JIRA received an analogous set of changes; while less egregious, I find the new look increases my eye strain when trying to find needed information. New users may not have as much difficulty, but you should try it for yourself.
  • Atlassian offers both a Cloud and on-premise solution; the Cloud version doesn't offer many customizations and plugins that are present on the on-prem (server) version.
  • The amount of customization offered by JIRA is a blessing and a curse. Generally speaking, it's important to keep things as simple as possible; avoid adding custom fields or super involved workflows as much as possible (though the default workflow doesn't work in most situations based upon my experience).
  • You'll need to nominate someone in your organization to own the JIRA effort -- this person should have a reasonable knowledge of JIRA administration but also have the ability to fairly present options and solutions as issues arise. If you don't have someone in this org but opt for a committee of sorts your instance can become a true mess and will negatively impact productivity.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apptivo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jira Software

Jira Software 5.4
Based on 33 answers
I do not make decisions at my new company, so it's out of my hands. I will say that we're in dire need of a new Project Tracking suite, but I'm not sure how interested they'd be in building something from the ground up. But, if discussions turn to blowing up our current solution and going in another direction, I will be recommending JIRA, and offering to take lead in it's implementation.
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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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Jira Software

Jira Software 8.2
Based on 25 answers
JIRA's UI is very difficult to navigate. It is almost impossible to find things. I find myself just using the address bar and putting in the ID numbers as I can't find what I need anywhere else. There is no one place to do tasks but many and many ways to get there and this causes confusion.
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Support

Apptivo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jira Software

Jira Software 8.4
Based on 15 answers
I haven't had to interact with their support team, outside of maybe reading some online help or blog articles. So I can't really comment on their support team, but the fact that I haven't needed to use them says quite a lot about the quality and ease of use of this system.
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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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Jira Software

Jira Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Take your time implementing Jira. Make sure you understand how you want to handle your projects and workflows. Investing more time in the implementation can pay off in a long run. It basically took us 5 days to define and implement correctly, but that meant smooth sailing later on.
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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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Jira Software

JIRA support has been incredibly helpful with any issues that have come up, from technical glitches (few and far between) and increasing user knowledge of the capability of JIRA. The capabilities of JIRA are endless and can be adapted to fit nearly any organizations individual needs. JIRA also has a vast capability to integrate with a variety of software products used throughout many different companies.
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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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Jira Software

  • As a product manager I needed to make sure that all teams were aware of priority and that new items went through triage and were accounted for in a timely manner. JIRA took us away from the headache of spreadsheets and daily meetings, to one transparent system with real time dashboards that required no meetings. People could just do their work because they knew what was the next most important item. This must have saved hundreds of thousands of hours over the years.
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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

Jira Software

General

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

Jira Software Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apptivo
6.3
Jira Software
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Apptivo
Jira Software
5.4

Usability

Apptivo
2.7
Jira Software
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Apptivo
Jira Software
5.3

Performance

Apptivo
Jira Software
8.0

Support

Apptivo
Jira Software
8.4

Online Training

Apptivo
Jira Software
8.0

Implementation

Apptivo
3.6
Jira Software
9.0

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