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Likelihood to Recommend

Shortlist

We haven't found another system that can do all that Shortlist can do (payments, tax paperwork, profile management, project management, on-boarding, etc...) but it doesn't mean we always love using Shortlist. Shortlist is cumbersome to work in and requires LOTS of redundant clicking. Something as simple as being able to right-click to open on any profile/page/account/link would save hours in a week where as now to get to two side-by-side items on some lists, you have to click back a page, re-load, and scroll down to select the next option. I appreciate that Shortlist manages all the tax paperwork and has created for us a on-boarding system that flows nicely and allows multiple team members to manage their piece of the process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

simPRO

This software is great for the construction industry. Especially if you are doing in-home estimates. For example, it would be the best option in the industry, to my knowledge, for an HVAC, electrical service or plumbing business. They are always listening to their customers and evolving based on the customer's feedback and needs.
Andrew Means | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Shortlist

  • Shortlist allows us to pay our freelancers without having to personally manage the back end paperwork of payroll
  • Shortlist handles all the year end tax paperwork creation and distribution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

simPRO

  • Billing: straight from a closed, complete job. Carries overall equipment, hours, takes one click to bill.
  • simPRO retains notes on all emails; notes can be entered by anyone to track communication with clients.
Cheryl Bach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Shortlist

  • Shortlist only allows for minor customizations to their platform. It would be great if each company could create their own view/usage set for the system.
  • The help chat box needs some work for sure. It takes days for someone to respond if they ever respond and often there is nothing they can do to remedy the issue at hand.
  • Payments should be able to be made every day, not just on Fridays.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

simPRO

  • More options on the BI Reporting.
  • Ability to customize views similar to Knack or Sales Force.
Andrew Means | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Shortlist

Shortlist 4.0
Based on 4 answers
30-40% of the time there is no response when you contact the chat/help feature.30-40% of the time if they do respond, it is to say they can't do anything about the issue.Maybe 20% of the time the chat is actually helpful, but that seems like a high estimate when I think about my experience asking for support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

simPRO

simPRO 9.0
Based on 4 answers
simPRO gives you the dedicated person you can email/call, they have chat, you can file a case, and they provide videos for pretty much everything. We can train on it via their videos; it's excellent.
Cheryl Bach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Shortlist

We've never found another platform that does exactly what Shortlist does in terms of payments, taxes, project management, and on-boarding. We use other sites to source our new vendors (like Indeed, craigslist, etc...) but ultimately we direct all those applicants to our onboarding in Shortlist. I wish some of the more "minor" platform issues we've had over the last year were fixed sooner (or fixed at all) but it does the job!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

simPRO

It is better than using Zendesk or trying to custom build a system. Zendesk and so many other tools are so focused on the sales aspect of things and don't give you enough back end options like job costing, inventory management, etc. It is the best tool I have used for solar project management thus far.
Andrew Means | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Shortlist

  • Shortlist allows us to pay people and provide tax information which is a positive.
  • Shortlist doesn't integrate with many other platforms which causes us huge delays in employee work time which is a negative.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

simPRO

  • simPRO is totally worth the investment
  • It is end to end. The whole staff is trained on one program.
Cheryl Bach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Shortlist

General

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

simPRO

General

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

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