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Score 8 out of 100

Trello

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Score 8.5 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

Trello

Trello is great for tracking the progress of projects that have specific completion dates or tasks that must be finished in specific orders. We've used it for fundraising projects and event planning, not to mention planning of specific work projects. Trello's flexibility makes it so easy to set up and share new boards with interested parties.
Jill Nimmer-Beres | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Brightpod
8.0
Trello
7.8
Task Management
Brightpod
9.0
Trello
9.1
Resource Management
Brightpod
8.0
Trello
7.6
Scheduling
Brightpod
8.0
Trello
7.5
Team Collaboration
Brightpod
8.0
Trello
8.9
Document Management
Brightpod
4.0
Trello
7.7
Email integration
Brightpod
9.0
Trello
7.7
Mobile Access
Brightpod
9.0
Trello
8.5
Timesheet Tracking
Brightpod
9.0
Trello
7.5
Gantt Charts
Brightpod
Trello
6.8
Workflow Automation
Brightpod
Trello
7.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Brightpod
Trello
8.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Brightpod
Trello
7.4
Change request and Case Management
Brightpod
Trello
7.1
Budget and Expense Management
Brightpod
Trello
7.1

Professional Services Automation

Brightpod
Trello
7.9
Quotes/estimates
Brightpod
Trello
7.0
Invoicing
Brightpod
Trello
7.6
Project & financial reporting
Brightpod
Trello
8.2
Integration with accounting software
Brightpod
Trello
9.0

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

Trello

  • Easy color categorization of the "Cards" (which can represent anything from projects to tasks)
  • Ease of use overall - you can divide work into columns and move it from column to column depending on status
  • You can create multiple boards, which are spaces to store tasks (for different work contexts, or even private boards)
  • You can easily share boards with another person
  • You can easily assign tasks (Cards) to persons
  • You can store information in cards, like files and short format text
Wilbert Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Brightpod

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

Trello

  • Swim Lanes - they are nonexistent. There is a third-party tool to add them but it's buggy as all get out
  • View - I am not sure how to do it but I really wish I didn't have to pick between viewing all cards with no detail or one with all detail. Maybe the ability to collapse and expand?
  • Integrations - It would be amazing if I could easily pop action items from Gmail over to Trello, but right now I can only copy text or upload screenshot attachments.
Sarah Meerschaert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Brightpod

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

Trello

Trello 10.0
Based on 3 answers
I am very likely to renew Trello, because it doesn't cost anything to do so. I am also very likely to use Trello's upgraded features in the future because a lot of my team's data is stored on there and they have already gotten used to the platform. Trello is very easy for new team members to pick up, making the onboarding and usability very streamlined.
Sahr Saffa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Trello

Trello 8.5
Based on 42 answers
Overall, Trello is a great tool to use. It's very user-friendly, very powerful and we've set it up to work well for our team. I've recommended it to others who need something free or very cheap and it's worked well for them too. If you're wanting something with more muscle, then I'd suggest looking at either monday.com or Airtable.
Jared DeLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Brightpod

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

Trello

Trello 8.1
Based on 158 answers
I have never needed to contact Trello's customer support team. For the most part, the app is pretty self-explanatory. I have used their help center and find it really useful, particularly their Getting Started guides, which cover everything from general information to feature deep dives and best practices. The help center is available in six different languages and the Trello Community is there to answer questions along with Trello Support.
Elissa Bernstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Brightpod

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

Trello

Trello 9.0
Based on 2 answers
For our small business, getting a few of us started well on Trello was the key, I think. As long as a couple of us were really comfortable with the interface, we could lead others and help them with any questions. From now on, anyone who works with us just naturally uses Trello for information sharing - it's just part of what we do.
Raylene Wall | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Trello

I would say Trello is very well suited for my team's needs as we are relatively small in size but frequently scale up based on the project's size and needs. We tend to use it at a basic level for organizing internal tasks and to-dos, but also develop large complicated boards when need be. It doesn't seem like other systems (like Basecamp) scale very well and really require a more consistent type of workload to make the best use of them.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Brightpod

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

Trello

  • Trello helps me maintain visibility into what my international teams are doing - even if we can't be in the same room together, we can be on the same board together.
  • Trello helps us manage WIP so as to reduce the amount of things we are trying to do simultaneously.
  • (Negative) Our teams often use Trello as a crutch for traditional communication - instead assuming people will detect changes on the board on their own.
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
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Trello

General

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

Trello Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeForever Free
Business Class12.502
Enterprise17.502
  1. none
  2. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

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