Brightpod vs. Celoxis

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Brightpod
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Brightpod is a cloud-based project, task and content management software built with marketing & creative teams in mind. Brightpod helps bring visibility to all the work across teams. With Brightpod, teams can create workflows, delegate tasks, setup their editorial calendar, and manage digital content strategies in the cloud. A few practical uses include i) collaboration on an upcoming social media campaign, ii) keeping a working editorial calendar, iii) creating workflows to help similar…
$19
per month
Celoxis
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Celoxis is a Enterprise online project management solution for midsize to large businesses to help them plan and manage complex and diverse project portfolios. The collective suite includes modules for resource management, budgeting, revenue forecasting, time and expense tracking, reporting and team collaboration. Celoxis includes features such as advanced scheduling, which combines real-world conditions, such as resource time off, multi-time zone, part-time resources, working weekends etc.,…N/A
Pricing
BrightpodCeloxis
Editions & Modules
Brightpod
$19.00
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightpodCeloxis
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BrightpodCeloxis
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Brightpod
8.0
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Celoxis
8.3
4 Ratings
10% above category average
Task Management9.02 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Resource Management8.01 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Scheduling8.02 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Team Collaboration8.02 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Document Management4.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Email integration9.02 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Mobile Access9.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.01 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Brightpod
-
Ratings
Celoxis
8.3
4 Ratings
12% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BrightpodCeloxis
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightpodCeloxis
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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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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