CloudBlue PSA vs. Replicon Polaris PSA

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudBlue PSA
Score 9.3 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
CloudBlue PSA (formerly HarmonyPSA) provides full visibility of projects, customers and profitability in a single pane of glass, along with automation of sales, finance and operational processes. Ingram Micro acquired Harmony Business Systems and HarmonyPSA in April 2021.
$65
per month (billed annually)
Replicon Polaris PSA
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Replicon Polaris PSA is a professional services automation platform containing project management, expense tracking, and billing features, from Replicon headquartered in Redwood City, California.N/A
Pricing
CloudBlue PSAReplicon Polaris PSA
Editions & Modules
Annual SaaS
$65.00
per month (billed annually)
Monthly SaaS
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Annual On-Premise
Contact Sales
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudBlue PSAReplicon Polaris PSA
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
CloudBlue PSAReplicon Polaris PSA
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudBlue PSAReplicon Polaris PSA
Likelihood to Recommend
Ingram Micro
For organizations with 10+ employees, I think it is suitable. Smaller shops might find it overly complex.
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Replicon Inc
It is perfect for inputing time sheets, time offs and expenses. It is hosted on the cloud, so accessible from anywhere, and even from mobile. It should nonetheless do just that, as it is not suited to track the work that you are doing or details about it. It is completely useless in that case.
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Pros
Ingram Micro
  • The help desk ticket system is robust and modern.
  • Billing & invoicing from Harmony meets all our needs and is easy to use.
  • Project management and scheduling features help us stay organized and on schedule.
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Replicon Inc
  • Many of our staff members work on multiple projects. Replicon PSM is ideal for managers to track all staff hours just by running a simple report.
  • It's so easy use & maintain.
  • Support team is really impressive, seem to know their product.
  • Reporting is a breeze.
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Cons
Ingram Micro
  • Training resources are still a work in progress.
  • As a software engineer, I'd like to see a more extensive API
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Replicon Inc
  • Though the technical support staff are always very nice, sometimes they don't seem to understand exactly what the issue is based on our explanation. There have been several times when I've ended up solving the issue on my own without their assistance, despite numerous emails and phone calls. Could be a language barrier issue, perhaps they could receive more training in how companies are actually using the software on a daily basis.
  • Employee time sheets have to be approved by project managers and supervisors prior to my final approval. However, when viewing the time sheets in list form, there is no way for me to tell whether a time sheet has been approved by everyone else. I have to manually open each one and hover over the approver link. It would be helpful if there was a column in the list showing which approvers still need to approve it.
  • There have been a few times when time sheets were accidentally deleted by approvers. In order to retrieve them, we've had to contact Replicon support and have a backup instance of the information created. It would be great if perhaps there was some sort of archive or recently deleted section that could be accessed right away without having to go through Replicon support, a folder or something that would hold on to recently deleted files for a few days or a week just in case they needed to be retrieved.
  • Some of our projects have more than one project manager. Replicon currently allows for co-managers to be assigned to a project, but this status does not seem to include that co-manager in the approval of time sheets and expenses. We have had to manually create an approval path to include that second manager. It would be nice if co-managers would automatically be included in those approval paths.
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Alternatives Considered
Ingram Micro
Connectwise was the 600 pound gorilla with lots of features, but it was also the titantic, too big to get out of its own way. We found it too complex to use and too archaic to integrate with. As powerful as it was, it was missing a few key features that a modern PSA like CloudBlue had as a matter of course. CloudBlue feels like the new generation, and so far it's only gotten better as they grow.
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Replicon Inc
We used to track time on JIRA on the tickets. This was good enough for time tracking, but didn't integrate efficiently with accounting software, so accountants had to replicate manually the data from JIRA to their software in order to bill clients. Using Replicon made things much easier for them.
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Return on Investment
Ingram Micro
  • It's allowed us to migrate away from home grown solutions to adhere to industry standards and better utilize our engineer's time.
  • Quoting new projects and hardware is easier to delegate and vastly more efficient than our previous methods.
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Replicon Inc
  • No negative; we just use it for timesheets.
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ScreenShots

CloudBlue PSA Screenshots

Screenshot of Customised dashboard with key business metricsScreenshot of Auto generated invoicing ensures nothing gets forgottenScreenshot of Keep on top of projectsScreenshot of Fully integrated and configurable ticketingScreenshot of Conversion of leads to prospects to customers is seamless, with no re-keying