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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Celoxis ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

8.0

Brightpod

80%
8.3

Celoxis

83%
Celoxis ranks higher in 10/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.3
93%
4 Ratings

Resource Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
4 Ratings

Scheduling

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Document Management

4.0
40%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Email integration

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Mobile Access

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Timesheet Tracking

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Gantt Charts

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
4 Ratings

Workflow Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Support for Waterfall Methodology

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Change request and Case Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

Brightpod

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

Celoxis

83%
Celoxis ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Celoxis is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Brightpod

80%
5 Ratings
8.7

Celoxis

87%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.9

Brightpod

89%
3 Ratings

Celoxis

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Brightpod

80%
2 Ratings

Celoxis

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Brightpod

91%
2 Ratings

Celoxis

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Brightpod

73%
2 Ratings

Celoxis

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.0

Brightpod

60%
3 Ratings

Celoxis

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Brightpod

91%
2 Ratings

Celoxis

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Brightpod

I like Brightpod. We used their previous product, DeskAway, which we actually liked a bit more for our needs (cannot remember why now as we've found workarounds over the last three years!). It is good for us, and we need to organize multiple task lists for multiple clients. We need to be able to monitor task progression and completion, as well as to track time by resource. We need to prioritize and focus our resources, and we need to review time tracking/performance reports. All possible in Brightpod. We especially like the access we can give to clients, which is on a task list basis, so they can see some task lists in their pod but not others, which allows us to not overwhelm them with unnecessary info, but at the same time, accomplish the detailed tracking we need.
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Celoxis

Celoxis is a great option if you are looking for an affordable, easy to use, easy to integrate project manegement solution. It is very powerful for waterfall project management. I evaluated more than 15 platforms and could not find any with a close evaluation in terms of cost-benefit to Celoxis. Of course there are more powerfull tools, for 10 times the price. So far, for project management, there hasn't been a requirement I haven't been able to solve with some work. It really lacks features for Agile methodologies, even if it provides a Kanban view, so far it doesn't provide and additional agile artifacts. If an organization has already reached a very mature project management practice and needs to improve on program and portfolio management, Celoxis won't provide any useful feature. If the organization has the resources (skills and time mostly) to develop some workflows and customization, it might work but with a limit. Hopefully Celoxis addresses these features in the near future.
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Pros

Brightpod

  • A very visually pleasing layout of projects in a Kanban style view.
  • Keeps all communication on a task or project in one place, so that everyone is on the same page.
  • Great template system for recurring projects like onboarding or deploying a specific service that has a defined timeline.
  • Flexile recurring tasks.
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Celoxis

  • Project planning
  • Time log
  • Efforts analysis vs plan
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Cons

Brightpod

  • Reports.
  • Team Member workload.
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Celoxis

  • Support is at times slow to respond.
  • Not new user-friendly.
  • Not able to pull in closer or zoom the interface.
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Pricing Details

Brightpod

Starting Price

$19 per month

Editions & Modules

Brightpod editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Brightpod$19.001

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Celoxis

Starting Price

$25 per user, per month

Editions & Modules

Celoxis editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
On-Premise$4501
SaaS$252

Footnotes

  1. per user, one time
  2. per user, per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Duration and Volume discounts (For SaaS) Volume discounts (For On-Premise) Free Support for 1st year (For On-Premise) Low TCO with multi-OS, database support (For On-Premise) Free Client-logins and "email-only" users One hour complimentary Celoxis Administrator course

Likelihood to Renew

Brightpod

It's working very well for our organization.
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Celoxis

No answers on this topic

Usability

Brightpod

Brightpod is easy to use. We have several levels of users, some are from outside the USA and some are here. We needed something that could be used by programmers, coders, technical project managers, marketing individuals, and administrators. We get a thumbs up from all these user types. The system is hardly ever down, so we are able to use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
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Celoxis

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Brightpod

Customer Support was fast and helpful.
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Celoxis

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Brightpod

SaaS is the way forward :)
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Celoxis

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Brightpod

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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Celoxis

I used an evalaution matrix built with input of several stakeholders in the company. In the end the matrix included 100 features (non of them was price related). The matrix was heavily focused on waterfall project management, agile related features were only 5 out of 100 features. Features were labeled as mandatory, required or optional. Products which lacked a mandatory feature (like providing technical support) were disqualified. Then a price vs features evaluation was made and only the products with the best combination were seleced to continue: Celoxis, ITM Platform and Mission Control. A final technical evaluation was made comparing the full evaluation but also the evaluation of only the 40 required features. Overall, Celoxis was the better evaluated (76% vs 65% of the second place), for the 40 required features, Celoxis got 91% against 78% of number 2. In the end we chose Celoxis even when it had higher licensing cost.
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Return on Investment

Brightpod

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Ability to have remote teams
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Celoxis

  • Positive in most cases
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