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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

ProjectLibre

You have to come in without bias and looking forward to embracing a new program. That sounds a bit biased myself, yes, but this program would have been perfect for the organization I consulted with. Absolutely perfect. But out of twelve individuals, only one had an open mind and wanted to explore the program. The remainder saw the program and said "Oh, it's like Excel, I'll just use that instead..." because they knew Excel. ProjectLibre is FUNCTION-centric, not pretty for the sake of being pretty. Once you get into it, you will fall in and love it. If you know marketing automation software, you will know how to use this program. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to manage their time visually, in a program that is built to be what they need and not just something that looks good on a second monitor when the boss walks in.
Patrick Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Brightpod
8.0
ProjectLibre
8.9
Task Management
Brightpod
9.0
ProjectLibre
10.0
Resource Management
Brightpod
8.0
ProjectLibre
9.8
Scheduling
Brightpod
8.0
ProjectLibre
9.6
Team Collaboration
Brightpod
8.0
ProjectLibre
8.6
Document Management
Brightpod
4.0
ProjectLibre
9.8
Email integration
Brightpod
9.0
ProjectLibre
8.0
Mobile Access
Brightpod
9.0
ProjectLibre
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Brightpod
9.0
ProjectLibre
8.1
Gantt Charts
Brightpod
ProjectLibre
9.7
Workflow Automation
Brightpod
ProjectLibre
8.4
Support for Agile Methodology
Brightpod
ProjectLibre
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Brightpod
ProjectLibre
7.7
Change request and Case Management
Brightpod
ProjectLibre
10.0
Budget and Expense Management
Brightpod
ProjectLibre
8.5

Professional Services Automation

Brightpod
ProjectLibre
7.9
Quotes/estimates
Brightpod
ProjectLibre
9.1
Invoicing
Brightpod
ProjectLibre
4.4
Project & financial reporting
Brightpod
ProjectLibre
8.0
Integration with accounting software
Brightpod
ProjectLibre
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

ProjectLibre

  • It opens Microsoft Project files, therefore making it somewhat unrestricted in use or sharing files from MS Project.
  • It has a simple and familiar user interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Brightpod

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

ProjectLibre

  • Translation of some words.
  • Interface is not fast and fluid.
  • Problems saving the file sometimes. The program closes.
Paula Gomez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Brightpod

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

ProjectLibre

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

ProjectLibre

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

ProjectLibre

ProjectLibre 9.9
Based on 5 answers
There are a lot of discussions online about it, and a customer addition based manual. While that can lead to some confusion, I am not the kind of person who likes talking on the phone. So it is easier to go online with ProjectLibre!
Patrick Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Brightpod

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

ProjectLibre

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

ProjectLibre

Microsoft Project has a great interface and features. However, the cost of ProjectLibre overshadows anything that Microsoft can provide. The cost to benefits that ProjectLibre provides along with their similar features to Microsoft makes ProjectLibre a leader in the project management software category.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Brightpod

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

ProjectLibre

  • No investment made, besides time, but definitely worthwhile in using it.
David Thomas | 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

ProjectLibre

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

ProjectLibre Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Brightpod
8.0
ProjectLibre
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Brightpod
8.9
ProjectLibre

Usability

Brightpod
8.0
ProjectLibre

Reliability and Availability

Brightpod
9.1
ProjectLibre

Performance

Brightpod
7.3
ProjectLibre

Support Rating

Brightpod
6.0
ProjectLibre
9.9

Implementation Rating

Brightpod
9.1
ProjectLibre

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