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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 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

ConceptDraw PROJECT

Getting started - using the Gantt chart to enter tasks in any order and then using those tasks to initially define a MindMap to further explore alternative dependencies. The alternative works better when initiating a project with significant unknowns.
Daniel Reiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Brightpod
8.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.8
Task Management
Brightpod
9.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.4
Resource Management
Brightpod
8.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.4
Scheduling
Brightpod
8.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.2
Team Collaboration
Brightpod
8.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Document Management
Brightpod
4.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Email integration
Brightpod
9.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT
10.0
Mobile Access
Brightpod
9.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Timesheet Tracking
Brightpod
9.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT
7.0
Gantt Charts
Brightpod
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.4
Budget and Expense Management
Brightpod
ConceptDraw PROJECT
7.3

Professional Services Automation

Brightpod
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.1
Project & financial reporting
Brightpod
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.1

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

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Integration with ConceptDraw Mindmap makes work breakdown very easy.
  • We have cross-functional teams where team members often work on different projects in parallel. The multi project management feature has been a blessing over these years.
  • Another import feature is the availability of many different predefined report generation templates that made it very easy to communicate different aspects of the project to different stakeholders.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Brightpod

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

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Non-intuitive keyboard shortcuts
  • No advanced reporting or estimates
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

ConceptDraw PROJECT

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

ConceptDraw PROJECT

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Brightpod

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

ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw PROJECT 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Online tutorials always available + chat, email and phone. Questions answered promptly and completely.
Daniel Reiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Brightpod

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

ConceptDraw PROJECT

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

ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw has a much simpler licensing and pricing model. Perpetual license and ability to use in offline mode was an important criteria for us. Perfect bundle for small and medium business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Brightpod

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

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Inexpensive way to present a professional project plan when needed
Anonymous | 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

ConceptDraw PROJECT

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$299

ConceptDraw PROJECT Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Price varies for Individual, Commercial, Academic, Nonprofit and Government

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Brightpod
8.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

Brightpod
8.9
ConceptDraw PROJECT

Usability

Brightpod
8.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT

Reliability and Availability

Brightpod
9.1
ConceptDraw PROJECT

Performance

Brightpod
7.3
ConceptDraw PROJECT

Support Rating

Brightpod
6.0
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.1

Implementation Rating

Brightpod
9.1
ConceptDraw PROJECT

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