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ArchiOffice

3 Ratings

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Likelihood to Recommend

ArchiOffice

Archioffice is only suitable for architect and interior design firms.
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MindManager

It's perfect for brainstorming, organizing and prioritizing when we are feeling overwhelmed. With MM I feel like the meeting is so much more productive for me everyone. When everyone has too much to do a meeting without it is a waste of time because we each state what we need to do and try to pay attention while listening to someone's long list and ramblings. With MM we focus better and prioritize on the fly. It's better for me to see what someone needs to do in a nice chart than to see a list. After the meeting we can print the images and mark them off when we're done
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ArchiOffice
4.7
MindManager
7.2
Task Management
ArchiOffice
3.2
MindManager
8.8
Resource Management
ArchiOffice
3.0
MindManager
8.3
Gantt Charts
ArchiOffice
3.0
MindManager
6.0
Scheduling
ArchiOffice
3.1
MindManager
6.2
Workflow Automation
ArchiOffice
4.0
MindManager
6.5
Team Collaboration
ArchiOffice
2.9
MindManager
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
MindManager
9.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
MindManager
9.1
Document Management
ArchiOffice
5.7
MindManager
7.4
Email integration
ArchiOffice
2.9
MindManager
5.9
Mobile Access
ArchiOffice
3.9
MindManager
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
ArchiOffice
8.9
MindManager
7.0
Change request and Case Management
ArchiOffice
7.0
MindManager
3.9
Budget and Expense Management
ArchiOffice
9.8
MindManager
5.5

Professional Services Automation

ArchiOffice
8.5
MindManager
2.7
Quotes/estimates
ArchiOffice
5.0
MindManager
3.0
Invoicing
ArchiOffice
9.8
MindManager
Project & financial reporting
ArchiOffice
9.8
MindManager
4.0
Integration with accounting software
ArchiOffice
9.6
MindManager
1.0

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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  • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure. It is easy and fast. Then, using the Gantt Pro tool, one can manage the project and assign resources and dates to work packages.
  • MindManager's drag and drop functionality offers the possibility of combining multiple projects into one program and can even help you perform resource leveling across multiple projects.
  • Stakeholder Management. MindManager has many built-in templates but one I like to use if the Stakeholder identification template. It makes identifying, classifying, and managing stakeholders as easy as it gets.
  • Brainstorming. There is nothing as convenient as a mind map tool for simple brainstorming of ideas. Mindmanager excels at this.
  • Turning a map into a written document. I used MindManager to brainstorm, plan and compose an entire white paper, complete with graphics. Then, all I had to do was export the document to MS Word. Formatting was all taken care of.
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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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  • If it had a more comprehensive project management capability that allowed for a complete replacement of MS Project, that would be great.
  • Better integration with Evernote; my other productivity tool.
  • Updates to the old cloud-based Mindjet Files feature at vision.mindjet.com that I first purchased in 2012 would be greatly appreciated. If I am using a client's computer without MindManager, I want to be able to access and render newer format files seamlessly. This would involved continued support for Flash Player, but I think it is warranted.
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Likelihood to Renew

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MindManager10.0
Based on 18 answers
I like the product. It is easy to use and a big plus in meetings where we are gathering thoughts and ideas
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Usability

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MindManager8.2
Based on 4 answers
One of the best software programs ever. Always my go-to program for most things.
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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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I have dabbled with some other mind mapping tools over the years, but since I started using MindManager in 2005, I have had no compelling reason to switch products.
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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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  • It has allowed me to deliver results to clients in cases where a lesser tool would have failed.
  • Managing a Lean Six Sigma project and storing all project artifacts within the mind map has been extremely useful in my work.
  • I have saved time by using the mind map of my deliverables as the central feature of project reports to cleint.
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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
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MindManager

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

MindManager More Information