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Apptivo

4 Ratings

Kanbanery

3 Ratings

Apptivo

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Score 8 out of 101

Kanbanery

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Score 8.6 out of 101

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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

  • Built in support for new users.
  • Basic crm works...just dont expect it do anything well beyond the basic.
  • Price.
  • Google Apps integration is better than a lot of the competition who charge and anwful lot more.
  • They are open to and try adapt quickly based on customer feedback.
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  • You can just look at it and see what you should be doing. You can see what you're working on, or what you could be working on, or where someone else might need help.
  • It's really quick and easy to learn. You just create task cards and drag them around.
  • The task chats keep us from having to send a lot of emails around.
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Cons

  • 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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  • 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

Apptivo2.7
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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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Implementation

Apptivo3.6
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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Alternatives Considered

Sellsy is the app that comes closest in terms of feature set. It is a lot more expensive but even with its flaws and terrible Google integration is still is a measurably better product in terms of taking care of your business. Unfortunately for Apptivo it tries to do everything with its 40+ apps but not one of those apps succeed in being great when compared to the competition. The competition in all cases are much more expensive than Apptivo but it is a case of you get what you pay for.

Solve360 is probably the best Google integrated crm product on the market today however it is not a business management platform. Work[etc] is another great platform with excellent Google integration but doesn't do stock management or multi-currency. Also way over-priced!
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I used to use Atlassian JIRA, but Kanbanery is much easier to use and lighter-weight
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Return on Investment

  • It cost us money.
  • We lost a few hundred man hours on this. We stuck with them for a while based upon the promises received and the excellent speed at which support would reply to concerns. However fixes to the big issues still have not arrived a year later.
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  • 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
Apptivo
Edition
Starter
Free1
Premium
$101
Ultimate
$251
Enterprise
N/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
Kanbanery
Additional Pricing Details