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Accelo: "A good tool if you want a lot of integrated features, and are OK with not used best-of-breed"
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January 16, 2019

Accelo: "A good tool if you want a lot of integrated features, and are OK with not used best-of-breed"

Score 6 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Accelo

After attempting broader use of Accelo, we have settled into using it as our main CRM and support tool. Client data and interactions are recorded here, along with support tickets. Through integration with Xero we have most client billing data available as well. We don't deploy Accelo for the whole team, only for the few who need client interaction and info. The integration with JIRA allows us to push dev issues from support tickets to our team.
  • Tracking customer interactions. Nice integration with G Suite, could be a lot better if they acknowledged that contacts may actually have more than one email address.
  • Support Ticket system is integrated, so we can view support history and other email correspondence easily. It's cheaper that Zendesk.
  • Support is reasonably good, usually prompt and responsive.
  • Constant development - lots of updates, just not often to areas that we use.
  • Cumbersome processes - feels like tasks take longer than they should.
  • We gave up on the Projects module, it was rather unintuitive. Switched to JIRA, which integrates with the Support module of Accelo.
  • Each email address requires a new contact. If one person uses multiple email addresses to contact you, that info will have to be spread across multiple contacts.
  • Allows our growing team to have more client information and context accessible during client interactions.
Accelo doesn't really exceed any competitors in any one area of their product, but in 2015 when we made the move this was the best option that included all the tools we wanted. However, user adoption was low in some areas due to the UI, so we scaled back Accelo and added other tools.
Pretty good as a basic CRM, decent as a support desk. Tries to do a lot, but doesn't excel at any one thing. Reasonably priced, though, and can be a component in a larger setup.

Accelo Feature Ratings

Task Management
3
Resource Management
Not Rated
Gantt Charts
Not Rated
Scheduling
4
Workflow Automation
3
Team Collaboration
5
Support for Agile Methodology
5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
4
Email integration
9
Mobile Access
3
Timesheet Tracking
Not Rated
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
4
Quotes/estimates
Not Rated
Invoicing
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
Not Rated
Integration with accounting software
8