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Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    Creately

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Opal

    79%
    Opal ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Gantt Charts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Visual planning tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Communication

    Creately

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.1

    Opal

    61%
    Opal ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Chat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5
    45%
    1 Rating

    Notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Discussions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5
    45%
    1 Rating

    File Sharing & Management

    Creately

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Opal

    91%
    Opal ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Opal is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Creately

    84%
    2 Ratings
    9.2

    Opal

    92%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Creately

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Opal

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    5.6

    Creately

    56%
    4 Ratings

    Opal

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Creately

    Very good online option for flowcharts and other purposes; can be quite cost-effective, too, depending on how you use it.
    Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Opal

    I honestly cannot recommend this tool enough. Opal is such a valuable tool for brand content creators and there is nothing like it available. If you're serious about content marketing and have a need to find ways to collaborate, plan and provide more visibility among teams, then Opal really is the only way to go. One more thing that's not being mentioned: The tool is simply amazing but it's only as amazing is the team behind the tool. Their customer support and willingness to quickly be in touch when needed is a key feature within itself. Seriously, such a good team of people.
    Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Creately

    • Creately provides the same experience that other similar tools (i.e. Visio) provides, but presents it in a much more colorful, unique manner. The colors are vibrant, and my clients have always been impressed with the quality and feel.
    • Creately provides a lot of creative control over how your images look. I can play with the opacity and color scheme, or use what they already provide.
    • Creately also allows me to create wireframes for clients to review, whether desktop or mobile. I can create simple, easy to understand frames and concepts in minutes - they're super professional looking and ready to share.
    • I like the pricing model. Right now I can pay month-to-month, or pay a one-time fee for a year. It's also less expensive than Visio, which is very nice.
    Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Opal

    • Content planning: you can look at one asset and see how it is being used across multiple channels by multiple teams.
    • Content collaboration: it is really easy to see what other people and teams are contributing to an asset, or how they are using it. We can also duplicate content that was created by another team to use as a starting point in our own content collaboration.
    • High level/big picture overview: Opal allows us to see content that is being created, planned and scheduled very easily; it goes beyond social content (which we can also see in Sprinklr) to show us content created across multiple channels.
    Kelly Rigotti | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Creately

    • The transition Creately made this year to their new non-Flash platform seems to almost function like a beta release in some instances.
    • Customer support sometimes takes a while to return and the responses are not always the best or most helpful. Follow up isn't great, either.
    Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Opal

    • No publishing capabilities, for the most part.
    • No analytics tie-ins.
    • Rather pricey.
    • Requires someone to really manage the structure in order to keep the tool organized and use it effectively. When this is done right, though, it's worthwhile.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Creately

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional
    6.95

    Starting Price

    $40 per month

    Creately Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Creately Desktop$751
    Creately Server6.951
    1. per user
    SaaS Edition
    Creately Online Personal6.951
    Creately Team 5$401
    Creately Team 10$801
    Creately Team 25$2001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    We offer deeply discounted prices for non profits, educational institutes and charities.

    Opal

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Opal Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Support Rating

    Creately

    Creately 5.6
    Based on 4 answers
    I haven't used Creately's support. I don't know what to rate this to be honest. If there was an "N/A," I'd use that. I like products where I don't have to do a lot of research or studying to learn how to use the software. Creately allows me to jump in and go.
    Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Opal

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Creately

    In terms of pricing and functionality, Creately was the clear winner at the time, although the jury is still out on Creately's new version in terms of how simple it may be to use.
    Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Opal

    You get for what you paid for. Opal has more features
    Teena Thach | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Creately

    • Creately is less expensive and dare I say more professional looking than Visio. It looks great at a fraction of the price.
    • Creately allows me to share ideas and processes with my clients. It shows that I understand their business processes, and increases their trust in my abilities to work with them.
    Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Opal

    • Opal allows for more discipline in marketing as teams are better aligned on messaging and big moments.
    • Opal cuts down on communication breakdowns and mistakes, which in the end leads to more happy customers.
    • I think Opal provides the team with more confidence as everyone is on the same page. With everything in one place rather than communications being lost in emails, etc., everyone is more efficient and can work knowing that there is one source of truth.
    Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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