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Score 8 out of 101
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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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Kanbanery

I use Kanbanery for web app projects, customer support, and for my personal tasks. I think it would be perfect for DevOps, too. It might get a little tricky if there were hundreds of developers on one project, but with just ten to twenty people per team it's perfect.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Customer Service & Support

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

Marketing Automation

Apptivo
4.5
Kanbanery
Lead management
Apptivo
4.5
Kanbanery
Email marketing
Apptivo
4.5
Kanbanery

CRM Project Management

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

Customization

Apptivo
6.4
Kanbanery
Custom fields
Apptivo
6.4
Kanbanery
Custom objects
Apptivo
6.4
Kanbanery

Security

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

Platform

Apptivo
9.7
Kanbanery
Mobile access
Apptivo
9.7
Kanbanery

Project Management

Apptivo
Kanbanery
8.5
Task Management
Apptivo
Kanbanery
9.6
Team Collaboration
Apptivo
Kanbanery
9.3
Support for Agile Methodology
Apptivo
Kanbanery
9.6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Apptivo
Kanbanery
5.9
Email integration
Apptivo
Kanbanery
8.4
Mobile Access
Apptivo
Kanbanery
8.1

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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Kanbanery

  • I really like how easy it is for my clients to use Kanbanery. That's the most important thing for me in a project management tool, because I don't want the tool to get in the way of working with clients.
  • I can see really quickly what needs to be done, and more importantly, what doesn't need to be done. Having a clear view of all my tasks takes a lot of stress of off me.
  • Kanbanery is also good for communication with clients. If I have a task card that represents a component, we can talk about it in comments, or we use the project chat for general stuff. It keeps my email from getting cluttered.
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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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Kanbanery

  • I'd love to see some improvements in the Scrum burn down chart, but it works okay as it is.
  • It would be nice if we could adjust the width of the columns. It's fine on most monitors, but on a small screen I have to scroll sideways.
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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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Kanbanery

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Kanbanery

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Kanbanery

Kanbanery is the easiest to use with the best visibility. It doesn't have a lot of features I don't need, like Basecamp or LeanKit, but it's much more robust than Trello or Pivotal Tracker. It's just the perfect balance of ease of use and collaboration tools for me. I also like the UI better than the others. It's sleek without a lot of bright colors and rounded corners that make some tools look plastic and unprofessional.
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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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Kanbanery

  • I feel like we're much more efficient. I spend more time working on tasks now and a lot less time digging through tickets.
  • Since we can see when there's a problem in our team really easy with Kanbanery, people get help when they need it sooner. That has to be good for productivity.
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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
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Kanbanery

General

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

Kanbanery Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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