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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

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.
Lisa Maier | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Brightpod
8.0
Celoxis
8.3
Task Management
Brightpod
9.0
Celoxis
9.3
Resource Management
Brightpod
8.0
Celoxis
7.7
Scheduling
Brightpod
8.0
Celoxis
8.5
Team Collaboration
Brightpod
8.0
Celoxis
7.4
Document Management
Brightpod
4.0
Celoxis
8.1
Email integration
Brightpod
9.0
Celoxis
9.0
Mobile Access
Brightpod
9.0
Celoxis
6.0
Timesheet Tracking
Brightpod
9.0
Celoxis
8.5
Gantt Charts
Brightpod
Celoxis
7.6
Workflow Automation
Brightpod
Celoxis
7.5
Support for Agile Methodology
Brightpod
Celoxis
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Brightpod
Celoxis
10.0
Change request and Case Management
Brightpod
Celoxis
9.0
Budget and Expense Management
Brightpod
Celoxis
8.0

Professional Services Automation

Brightpod
Celoxis
8.3
Quotes/estimates
Brightpod
Celoxis
8.5
Invoicing
Brightpod
Celoxis
7.1
Project & financial reporting
Brightpod
Celoxis
7.5
Integration with accounting software
Brightpod
Celoxis
10.0

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.
­čî▓Jeremy Huffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Celoxis

  • Project planning
  • Time log
  • Efforts analysis vs plan
Hanan Weisman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Brightpod

  • Reports.
  • Team Member workload.
Sunil Shenoy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Celoxis

  • Support is at times slow to respond.
  • Not new user-friendly.
  • Not able to pull in closer or zoom the interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Brightpod

Brightpod 8.9
Based on 3 answers
It's working very well for our organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Celoxis

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Brightpod

Brightpod 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Lisa Maier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Celoxis

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Brightpod

Brightpod 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Customer Support was fast and helpful.
Sunil Shenoy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Celoxis

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Brightpod

Brightpod 9.1
Based on 1 answer
SaaS is the way forward :)
Sunil Shenoy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Celoxis

No score
No answers yet
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.
­čî▓Jeremy Huffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Brightpod

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Ability to have remote teams
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Celoxis

  • Positive in most cases
Hanan Weisman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Brightpod

General

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

Brightpod Editions & Modules

Edition
Brightpod$19.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Celoxis

General

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

Celoxis Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
On-Premise$4501
  1. per user, one time
SaaS Edition
SaaS$251
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing 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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Brightpod
8.0
Celoxis
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Brightpod
8.9
Celoxis

Usability

Brightpod
8.0
Celoxis

Reliability and Availability

Brightpod
9.1
Celoxis

Performance

Brightpod
7.3
Celoxis

Support Rating

Brightpod
6.0
Celoxis

Implementation Rating

Brightpod
9.1
Celoxis

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