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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ConceptDraw PROJECT ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

8.0

Brightpod

80%
9.0

ConceptDraw PROJECT

90%
ConceptDraw PROJECT ranks higher in 6/10 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Resource Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Scheduling

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document Management

4.0
40%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email integration

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Mobile Access

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Gantt Charts

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
3 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

Brightpod

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.4

ConceptDraw PROJECT

94%
ConceptDraw PROJECT ranks higher in 1/1 features

Project & financial reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ConceptDraw PROJECT is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Brightpod

80%
5 Ratings
9.5

ConceptDraw PROJECT

95%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.9

Brightpod

89%
3 Ratings

ConceptDraw PROJECT

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Brightpod

80%
2 Ratings

ConceptDraw PROJECT

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Brightpod

91%
2 Ratings

ConceptDraw PROJECT

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Brightpod

73%
2 Ratings

ConceptDraw PROJECT

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.0

Brightpod

60%
3 Ratings
9.1

ConceptDraw PROJECT

91%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Brightpod

91%
2 Ratings

ConceptDraw PROJECT

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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CS Odessa LLC

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.
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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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CS Odessa LLC

  • 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.
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Cons

Brightpod

  • Reports.
  • Team Member workload.
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CS Odessa LLC

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

ConceptDraw PROJECT

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ConceptDraw PROJECT editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Price varies for Individual, Commercial, Academic, Nonprofit and Government

    Likelihood to Renew

    Brightpod

    It's working very well for our organization.
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    CS Odessa LLC

    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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    CS Odessa LLC

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Brightpod

    Customer Support was fast and helpful.
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    CS Odessa LLC

    Online tutorials always available + chat, email and phone. Questions answered promptly and completely.
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    Implementation Rating

    Brightpod

    SaaS is the way forward :)
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    CS Odessa LLC

    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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    CS Odessa LLC

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    Brightpod

    • Increased employee efficiency
    • Ability to have remote teams
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    CS Odessa LLC

    • Inexpensive way to present a professional project plan when needed
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