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Likelihood to Recommend

ArchiOffice

Archioffice is only suitable for architect and interior design firms.
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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

Project Management

ArchiOffice
4.7
Brightpod
8.5
Task Management
ArchiOffice
3.1
Brightpod
10.0
Resource Management
ArchiOffice
3.0
Brightpod
Gantt Charts
ArchiOffice
3.0
Brightpod
Scheduling
ArchiOffice
3.0
Brightpod
10.0
Workflow Automation
ArchiOffice
4.0
Brightpod
Team Collaboration
ArchiOffice
3.0
Brightpod
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
Brightpod
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
Brightpod
Document Management
ArchiOffice
5.8
Brightpod
10.0
Email integration
ArchiOffice
3.0
Brightpod
10.0
Mobile Access
ArchiOffice
4.0
Brightpod
1.0
Timesheet Tracking
ArchiOffice
9.0
Brightpod
Change request and Case Management
ArchiOffice
7.0
Brightpod
Budget and Expense Management
ArchiOffice
9.9
Brightpod

Professional Services Automation

ArchiOffice
8.6
Brightpod
Quotes/estimates
ArchiOffice
5.0
Brightpod
Invoicing
ArchiOffice
9.9
Brightpod
Project & financial reporting
ArchiOffice
9.9
Brightpod
Integration with accounting software
ArchiOffice
9.8
Brightpod

Pros

  • Time tracking because you can account for almost every single minute of your day with detailed descriptions attached. The reporting of time came in very good use when clients questioned billing.
  • Robust billing portal that was pretty customizable.
  • Could track employee costs well once the correct numbers were placed into the system. Came in very handy for billing and company budgeting and projections.
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  • Task Management.
  • Editorial Calendar.
  • Communication.
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Cons

  • The overall layout and physical design of the portals could be simplified greatly. The program is anything but intuitive to use.
  • I found myself clicking what felt like a 1,000 times just to complete one small task. Billing was very cumbersome and the program did not integrate smoothly with Quickbooks as was previously promised.
  • Saving and making templates for billing etc. was a tedious process that also cost extra!
  • The program is as good as what you put into it, but they designed the software for a more particular one-sided way to work and manage, so it made customizing a project to your companies methods tricky.
  • Overall a very cumbersome program that looks as if it was designed at the start of the millennium and note 16 years into it.
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  • They really need a chat or instant messenger feature.
  • iOS app would be nice.
  • The option to remove the delay for sending messages on a task.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Brightpod8.9
Based on 3 answers
We are enjoying using the software and plan to continue using it. They are improving their software on a daily / weekly basis
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Usability

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Brightpod8.2
Based on 1 answer
It was easy to find what we were looking for.
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Support

No score
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Brightpod9.1
Based on 1 answer
Customer Support was fast and helpful.
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Implementation

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Brightpod9.1
Based on 1 answer
SaaS is the way forward :)
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Alternatives Considered

I love Harvest, especially compared to Archioffice. It's very intuitive, simply designed and easy to use. Perhaps the billing isn't as robust or customizable as Archi, but I would take it over Archi any day.
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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

  • It positively organized our time tracking and the reporting was robust enough to use for client meetings.
  • It negatively took up more time to do certain tasks that shouldn't be so time consuming.
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  • We have internally improved communication.
  • Fewer emails.
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Pricing Details

ArchiOffice

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

Brightpod

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