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ArchiOffice

3 Ratings

Resource Guru

2 Ratings

ArchiOffice

3 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 101

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ArchiOffice

Archioffice is only suitable for architect and interior design firms.
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Resource Guru

It is very well suited when different branches of the company reside in different countries or time zones. It allows the project manager to efficiently keep track of the progress of their team members. It reduces the need for intensive calls where the manager asks for an extensive check in and update from each individual person. It also allows the project manager to update tasks and timelines as needed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ArchiOffice
4.7
Resource Guru
8.7
Task Management
ArchiOffice
3.2
Resource Guru
Resource Management
ArchiOffice
3.0
Resource Guru
8.0
Gantt Charts
ArchiOffice
3.0
Resource Guru
Scheduling
ArchiOffice
3.1
Resource Guru
8.0
Workflow Automation
ArchiOffice
4.0
Resource Guru
Team Collaboration
ArchiOffice
2.9
Resource Guru
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
Resource Guru
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
Resource Guru
Document Management
ArchiOffice
5.7
Resource Guru
Email integration
ArchiOffice
2.9
Resource Guru
Mobile Access
ArchiOffice
3.9
Resource Guru
Timesheet Tracking
ArchiOffice
8.9
Resource Guru
Change request and Case Management
ArchiOffice
7.0
Resource Guru
Budget and Expense Management
ArchiOffice
9.7
Resource Guru

Professional Services Automation

ArchiOffice
8.5
Resource Guru
9.0
Quotes/estimates
ArchiOffice
5.0
Resource Guru
Invoicing
ArchiOffice
9.8
Resource Guru
Project & financial reporting
ArchiOffice
9.7
Resource Guru
9.0
Integration with accounting software
ArchiOffice
9.6
Resource Guru

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 tracking: allows user to input tasks which may be marked off as finished by other members of the team.
  • Time tracking: allows users to log the amount of time spent on particular tasks.
  • Cross team management: allows users from different locations and time zones to view the same page and relevant tasks.
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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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  • It isn't quite as user-friendly as I would like. Once you are accustomed to it, it is very useful, but the initial use could be facilitated.
  • One user-friendly calendar interface that displays tasks and deadlines would be nice.
  • A real-time time logging button would be nice, rather than entering hours retroactively.
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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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Resource Guru is the only product of it's kind that I have used regularly. Slack is comparable in allowing communication between teams, but doesn't have nearly the functionality of Resource Guru. Resource Guru is the only product that I am aware of that manages tasks and deadlines between various team members, and can be accessed by all members.
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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 made our cross functional team much more productive and efficient.
  • The only negative feature is the slightly complicated user interface. Before a manager was fully introduced to the product, it was not utilized as much as should be.
  • It allowed all details of timelines to be updated easily (automatically), if the deadline is pushed forward or back.
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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
ArchiOffice Editions & Modules
ArchiOffice
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Resource Guru

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Resource Guru Editions & Modules
Resource Guru
Edition
Grasshopper Plan
2.501
Blackbelt Plan
4.161
Master Plan
6.651
1. per user, per month
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