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MindManager

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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
6.8
Task Management
ArchiOffice
3.1
MindManager
7.1
Resource Management
ArchiOffice
3.0
MindManager
6.4
Gantt Charts
ArchiOffice
3.0
MindManager
5.9
Scheduling
ArchiOffice
3.0
MindManager
6.3
Workflow Automation
ArchiOffice
4.0
MindManager
6.6
Team Collaboration
ArchiOffice
3.0
MindManager
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
MindManager
9.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
MindManager
9.1
Document Management
ArchiOffice
5.8
MindManager
5.9
Email integration
ArchiOffice
3.0
MindManager
5.9
Mobile Access
ArchiOffice
4.0
MindManager
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
ArchiOffice
9.0
MindManager
7.0
Change request and Case Management
ArchiOffice
7.0
MindManager
3.9
Budget and Expense Management
ArchiOffice
9.9
MindManager
5.6

Professional Services Automation

ArchiOffice
8.6
MindManager
2.7
Quotes/estimates
ArchiOffice
5.0
MindManager
3.0
Invoicing
ArchiOffice
9.9
MindManager
Project & financial reporting
ArchiOffice
9.9
MindManager
4.0
Integration with accounting software
ArchiOffice
9.8
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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  • Easily facilitates organization of thoughts in a visual manner. The visual mapping triggers additional ideas and questions to be pursued to assist with creating a more holistic approach to strategy development or prioritization.
  • MindManager provides multiple avenues for quickly converting maps to different media such as powerpoint or word documents to best present the pertinent information to whatever audience necessary if map presentation itself is not the most effective approach.
  • Ability to link to other media/documents within the maps and apparently unlimited ability to "nest/link" to other maps allows management of fairly complex and intertwined strategic and tactical components in a logical fashion that allows whatever level of simplification is required for targeted audiences.
  • MindManager support personnel make themselves available for tech support and offer visits to your site to assist with making the most of the tool without being a nuisance by repeatedly contacting if you do not need the support. However they drop an email once a quarter or so to let you know they are available if needed. Good approach.
  • Able to save maps as a .PDF to minimize file size for sharing digitally.
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Cons

  • I would like to see more of a scheduling component, to manage projects across our project team.
  • I would like to receive a notification if a project is going over budget.
  • I have to remember to double click to clear a contact, or the contact will be overridden.
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  • Biggest problem has been not being able to allow other board members and/or staff without mindmanager software on their computers to edit existing documents. Typically have to save as pdf and forward to larger team for view and comment. Nowhere near a show stopper but would be great if software was as universal as powerpoint or excel.
  • I do dislike the "MindManager upgrade" message I tend to receive over and over. My existing version of the software is more than adequate - one reminder each year that a new version is available is sufficient.
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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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Support

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MindManager9.1
Based on 3 answers
It is excellent! We always had our problems solved thanks to their help in short time.
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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

  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our day to day time.
  • I would like ArchiOffice to manage future time better with project time projections.
  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our monthly expenses.
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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

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