Replicon Polaris PSA vs. Yamdu

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Replicon Polaris PSA
Score 7.3 out of 10
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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
Yamdu
Score 6.4 out of 10
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Short description: Yamdu is a production management software for visual content. It offers tools for all departments and stages of a film, television or commercial production.N/A
Pricing
Replicon Polaris PSAYamdu
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Replicon Polaris PSAYamdu
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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Features
Replicon Polaris PSAYamdu
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Replicon Polaris PSA
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Ratings
Yamdu
6.4
3 Ratings
17% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings5.53 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings2.53 Ratings
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User Ratings
Replicon Polaris PSAYamdu
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
6.4
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Replicon Polaris PSAYamdu
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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Yamdu
Even for a small business like mine, Yamdu really felt like a one-stop shop for everything. It's hard to find a comprehensive software for film/video productions, but Yamdu has everything we need. The only thing that really held us back was the cost, ultimately. If anything, I would love a storyboarding feature that let you set the time per shot and build out a sequence in pre-production. I used Storyboarder for this currently and it's very helpful, especially for music videos, to be able to build out a storyboard, set a music/audio track to it, then play it back in real time and see the pacing of the shoot.
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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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Yamdu
  • Crewlists
  • Callsheets
  • Breakdowns
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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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Yamdu
  • More specific financial management reports.
  • Creation of some instant messaging software for the team.
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Support Rating
Replicon Inc
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Yamdu
This is one of Yamdu's strongest points.
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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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Yamdu
At the time, there really wasn't anything else like Yamdu. Especially as, in Celtx's case, at that time they weren't doing Excel/CSV exports of shot lists in the A/V format, something we required for what we were shooting. I understand that StudioBinder has increased its featureset the past few years, but Yamdu always felt like the most robust option and more familiar with the film/tv world.
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Return on Investment
Replicon Inc
  • No negative; we just use it for timesheets.
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Yamdu
  • Positive impact, centralized place with some good tools for film productions
  • Negative impact, not that flexible and as expected and strict pricing policy with little flexibility
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ScreenShots

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