Replicon Polaris PSA vs. ZilicusPM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Replicon Polaris PSA
Score 7.8 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
ZilicusPM
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Zilicus is an enterprise-level project management solution with capabilities such as meeting management, risk management, and collaboration.
$15
per user
Pricing
Replicon Polaris PSAZilicusPM
Editions & Modules
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Yearly Subscription
$15
per user
Monthly Subscription
$20
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Replicon Polaris PSAZilicusPM
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe pricing per subscription reduces as number of subscriptions increases; it is also dependent on the duration of subscription.
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Features
Replicon Polaris PSAZilicusPM
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Replicon Polaris PSA
-
Ratings
ZilicusPM
9.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Replicon Polaris PSA
-
Ratings
ZilicusPM
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Replicon Polaris PSAZilicusPM
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Replicon Polaris PSAZilicusPM
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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Zilicus Solutions
ZilicusPM is suited for any business that has difficulty managing and keeping track of office related work as well as project management. Its an efficient way to manage just about anything necessary. It is well-suited for our office, as structural/civil engineers - we are able to keep track of our projects as well as office/human resources related work.
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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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Zilicus Solutions
  • ZilicusPM is great for an office regarding meetings and site visits. It's hard to keep track manually of where everyone is at. By sharing our calendars through ZilicusPM, we are able to access where someone is within a few seconds!! It is very convenient and less of a hassle.
  • This a great tool to use to manage all documents that enter in and out of our office for certain projects. It is hard to keep track of everything through our office, so this programs helps us manage things very efficiently.
  • This is great for prioritizing! I know many people in our office have an issue to do so. With the Project Issue Management feature, we are able to do this more effectively without causing any stress to our employees!
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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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Zilicus Solutions
  • The only thing I would suggest that needs room for improvement is that you should break down Zilicus PM into different sectors. What I mean by this is that you branch off this program into different areas of expertise like accounting, engineering, etc. Every business is managed differently, so other options should be provided to accommodate each field.
  • Other than that, I am very pleased with this program. It was WELL worth the investment. Saving a lot of time and money spent per worker by using this!
  • N/A
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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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Zilicus Solutions
We have used Microsoft Project for years. We loved it until we found ZilicusPM. ZilicusPM is more efficient and directive in our field. Microsoft Project does not provide as many features as ZilicusPM does. I am extremely grateful for having found ZilicusPM. It was recommended to us by an architectural firm that swore by this software.
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Return on Investment
Replicon Inc
  • No negative; we just use it for timesheets.
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Zilicus Solutions
  • A positive impact that ZilicusPM has made is we are able to work more efficiently and prioritize what needs to be sent out, what invoices need to be sent out to clients, where are project engineers at certain time of day, etc.
  • We also have a higher ROI. I am able to manage what invoices need to be sent out without having to track people down for a summary of the work , which is extremely time consuming. I am able to get more invoices out while returning a higher investment for the company.
  • A negative impact it has made is we had to hire someone to manage this software entirely. It is very time-consuming for myself to manage and make sure everything is entered in correctly. We hired someone who is familiar with ZilicusPM and is able to certify all work.
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ScreenShots

ZilicusPM Screenshots

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