Replicon Polaris PSA vs. SpiraPlan

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
SpiraPlan
Score 8.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
SpiraPlan is an enterprise agile project management solution. Some key features include: Requirements Management, Release Planning and Iteration/Sprint Planning. SpiraPlan helps users manage tasks, issues, code, and workflows. Additionally, SpiraPlan includes an enterprise risk management system that is fully integrated with the requirements and project management features.
$5
Per User per Month
Pricing
Replicon Polaris PSASpiraPlan
Editions & Modules
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1-User
$5
Per User per Month
3-User
$9
Per User per Month
5-User
$9
Per User per Month
10-User
$9
Per User per Month
20-User
$9
Per User per Month
20-User
$89
Lifetime License per Seat
10-User
$99
Lifetime License per Seat
5-User
$119
Lifetime License per Seat
3-User
$133
Lifetime License per Seat
20-User
$6,999
Lifetime License (unlimited seats)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Replicon Polaris PSASpiraPlan
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Replicon Polaris PSASpiraPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Replicon Polaris PSASpiraPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Inflectra Corporation
We selected SpiraPlan because the workflow allows us to start simple without adopting an entire methodology. It suits small teams and single users really well.
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Pros
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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Inflectra Corporation
  • Flexible requirements organisation structure. I'm able to group and sub-group requirements as I see fit.
  • Competitive product pricing. Paying by active use instead of registered user was the winning point.
  • UI is straightforward and easy to use.
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Cons
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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Inflectra Corporation
  • Access from South East Asia is rather sluggish. Could be due to server location.
  • Complimentary phone app to do simple tasks (e.g. create tasks, create requirements, add comments) offline would be beneficial because access to the internet can be an issue at the customer's environment.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Inflectra Corporation
Main differentiating factors: 1. Lightweight process 2. Plans based on active users instead of registered users.
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Return on Investment
Replicon Inc
  • No negative; we just use it for timesheets.
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Inflectra Corporation
  • Allows us to manage simple IT requirements without major upfront costs. Allows us to expand our process complexity at our own pace.
  • Slow UI response from a South East Asia country can make data entry a drag.
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