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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7 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

Kimble

I would score Kimble at an 8 for recommendation, but, truth be told, it would definitely vary depending on what department is using the system. Since we use Kimble throughout the entire organization, I can see the benefits it has in other departments. For example, our resourcing team has become more efficient in timesheet control and the delivery team more aware of their ongoing projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Brightpod
8.0
Kimble
7.8
Task Management
Brightpod
9.0
Kimble
7.0
Resource Management
Brightpod
8.0
Kimble
8.0
Scheduling
Brightpod
8.0
Kimble
8.0
Team Collaboration
Brightpod
8.0
Kimble
8.0
Document Management
Brightpod
4.0
Kimble
6.0
Email integration
Brightpod
9.0
Kimble
7.0
Mobile Access
Brightpod
9.0
Kimble
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Brightpod
9.0
Kimble
9.0
Workflow Automation
Brightpod
Kimble
8.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Brightpod
Kimble
6.0
Change request and Case Management
Brightpod
Kimble
9.0
Budget and Expense Management
Brightpod
Kimble
9.0

Professional Services Automation

Brightpod
Kimble
7.3
Quotes/estimates
Brightpod
Kimble
8.0
Invoicing
Brightpod
Kimble
7.0
Project & financial reporting
Brightpod
Kimble
7.0
Integration with accounting software
Brightpod
Kimble
7.0

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

Kimble

  • Operations, timesheets
  • Reporting
  • Project management
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Brightpod

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

Kimble

  • Not the most user friendly interface, a lot of data on many screens.
  • Navigation through different pages is not the smoothest process.
  • More user flexibility around reporting.
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

Kimble

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

Kimble

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

Kimble

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

Kimble

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

Kimble

Prior to Kimble, we were using a system called Deltek Traffic Live. This system was sufficient in handling simple small data but was extremely not user-friendly. It required a lot of manual adjustments with exported data since we couldn't tailor the system to our business requirements. Kimble has offered us greater data accuracy, more flexibility, and wider visibility over a larger data set.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Brightpod

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

Kimble

  • Return on Investment
  • Better accuracy of data
  • Effective and efficient process controls
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Kimble

General

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

Kimble Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

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