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About Accelo

Accelo is used and loved by professional service businesses around the world to manage their client work, profitably. The end-to-end cloud-based platform manages all aspects of client work delivery, from prospect to payment, including sales, projects, tickets, retainers, timesheets, resourcing and more, regardless of where you are.

With an emphasis on time and money, the client work management platform gives you a holistic view of your most up-to-date business data and financial performance. Having client communications, activities and work centralized in a single platform, you always know where things are without having to ask for a status update.

Accelo streamlines workflows and increases efficiency across the business and teams to enhance visibility and coordination, helping leaders to run the business and professionals to focus on the most important work. By harnessing powerful automation, managers are enabled to deliver projects on-time and within budget with ease. Accelo's up-to-date and secure analytics gives leaders the confidence to make smart decisions, ensuring the growth and prosperity of the business.

About Mavenlink

Mavenlink is for advanced project management, task collaboration, resource allocation, work management and professional services automation.
Mavenlink offers superior visibility into every aspect of user's business and projects. 'Mavenlink Premier' is advanced software that helps businesses gain profitability by integrating all the needs of a professional services organization.
All project-specific collaboration, file sharing and communication is visible only to users invited to participate in those projects, allowing administrators to choose which users have access to certain areas.

About Polaris PSA By Replicon

Polaris PSA leverages AI, ML, and other advanced technologies to empower professional services organizations with intelligent engines that reduce revenue leakages and drive efficiency. Build competitive bids while accounting for all the business costs and the true utilization of resources based on historical information and current and future availability. Quickly identify ideal resources for a project based on skills, resource rate, availability, location, or other criteria. Automatically consolidate all business-related costs, including project, non-project, direct, and indirect costs, to calculate the most profitable billing rates. Track project progress in real-time with live resource inputs around effort and completion estimates. Leverage actionable insights fueled by accurate and up-to-date data to make strategic decisions with ease.

Features

  • API
  • Billing/Invoicing
  • Budgeting
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Time Management
  • Resource Management
  • Workflow Management

Features

  • API
  • Billing/Invoicing
  • Budgeting
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Time Management
  • Resource Management
  • Workflow Management

Features

  • API
  • Billing/Invoicing
  • Budgeting
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Time Management
  • Resource Management
  • Workflow Management

Summary

  • Accelo transforms the way professional service businesses manage client work to improve their performance and profitability.

  • Accelo helps manage all aspects of client work to improve the performance and double the profitability of professional service businesses.

  • Centralizing all client work in one cloud-based platform, Accelo brings together tasks, schedules, projects, communications and more, boosting coordination, visibility and efficiency.

  • By harnessing powerful automation, Accelo makes it easy for leaders and professionals to deliver successful client work, on-time and within budget.

Summary

  • Financial Management: Accurately track time and expenses, bill and invoice, and integrate with QuickBooks.

  • Timeline Management: Instant Gantt Charts show project timeline and indicate scope of project, keeping you on task for project delivery.

  • Resource Management: Assign and allocate team members to projects, and use utilization reports to identify team member availability.

  • Analytics and Reporting Capabilities: Analyze revenue and margin projections with margin analysis features, work-in-progress reports, and job cost projections.

  • Advanced Project Management: Collaborate better with team members and clients using activity feeds, task tracker, file sharing and status updates.

Summary

  • Time & Expense: Ensure that no time and expense details ever get missed. Make timesheets submission and approval processes unobtrusive and error-free. Get live visibility into budgets vs. actuals across all resources.

  • Projects: Smart Beats automatically updates information on your projects, resources and business. Get alerts on the true pulse of your business to take necessary action.

  • Resources: Know what your resources are doing, what their skills are and who fits the bill for a requirement. Enable early conversations between managers and set the projects and resources up for success.

  • Financials: Account for every piece of work done and invoice accurately. Manage cash flows with a clear view of WIP, billed, available-to-bill and outstanding amounts. Make sure contract terms get modeled into rates and bill plans.

  • Clients: Group your projects by client as your business tracks them. Set any attributes and metrics you need to track. Manage delivery, costs, and billing with complete transparency.

  • Financial Modeling: SmartBudget makes it easy to optimize professional services revenue and pricing by accounting for all relevant metrics including true resource costs, utilization, margins and more.

  • Governance: Define what your processes, workflows and metrics for projects, resources, and financials should look like. Get everyone on the same page to ensure consistent execution and growth.

  • Analytics: Gain a holistic view of all metrics that you need to get work done. Leverage your Mission Control to visualize key metrics you need to get a live view of the businesses and processes you manage.

Pricing

Platform (Plus)

Free
Included in plan:
  • Client & Contacts Database
  • Microsoft 365 and Google Contact Synchronization
  • Microsoft 365 and Google Calendar Synchronization
  • Tasks & Checklists
  • Task Boards
  • Meetings & Appointments Sync
  • Client Email Sync
  • Client Activity Feed
  • Smart Timesheets
  • Desktop & Mobile Timers
  • Files & Attachments
  • Client Requests & Shared Inbox
  • Client Asset Database
  • Custom Fields & Tags
  • iOS and Android Apps
  • Standard Security (Encryption)
  • Community Support
  • Email Support (3 Business Days)

Platform (Premium)

Free
Included in plan:
  • Address Book Synchronization
  • Client & Contacts Database
  • Tasks & Checklists
  • Task Boards
  • Meetings & Appointments Sync
  • Client Email Sync
  • Client Activity Feed
  • Smart Timesheets
  • Desktop & Mobile Timers
  • Files & Attachments
  • Client Requests & Shared Inbox
  • Client Asset Database
  • Custom Fields & Tags
  • Dynamic Resource Scheduling
  • Scheduling & Workload Dashboard
  • Standard Security (Encryption)
  • Community Support
  • Profitability & Utilization Dashboards
  • Resource Booking
  • Rules & Triggers
  • Activity Templates
  • Work Templates
  • Approvals
  • Signoffs
  • Client Portal
  • Divisions
  • Custom Statuses & Workflows
  • Materials & Expenses
  • Formulas & Calculated Fields
  • Branded Workspace
  • iOS and Android Apps
  • Standard Security (Encryption)
  • Enhanced Security (2FA, SSO)
  • Community Support
  • Email Support (1 Business Day)
  • Chat & Phone Support ($)
  • Contractors ($)

Sales & Quotes (Plus)

$24.00
per license / month (on an annual contract)
Included in plan:
  • Sales Opportunity Management
  • Sales Tasks
  • Sales Activity
  • Custom Sale Fields & Dates
  • Advanced Search, Filtering & Saved Lists
  • Quotes Creation & Sending
  • Interactive Gantt Chart Quoting
  • Fixed, Variable & Mixed Quotes
  • Defined & Role-based Billable Rates
  • Real-time Value & Pipeline Tracking
  • Sales Velocity & Time Spent Tracking
  • Quote Templates (1)
  • Convert Quotes to Projects (with Projects license)

Sales & Quotes (Premium)

$39.00
per license / month (on an annual contract)
Included in plan:
  • Sales Opportunity Management
  • Sales Tasks
  • Sales Activity
  • Custom Sale Fields & Dates
  • Advanced Search, Filtering & Saved Lists
  • Quotes Creation & Sending
  • Interactive Gantt Chart Quoting
  • Fixed, Variable & Mixed Quotes
  • Defined & Role-based Billable Rates
  • Real-time Value & Pipeline Tracking
  • Sales Velocity & Time Spent Tracking
  • Quote Templates (Unlimited)
  • Convert Quotes to Projects (with Projects license)
  • Resource Scheduling & Booking
  • Sales Triggers & Notifications
  • Custom Sale Statuses & Workflows
  • Quote Materials

Projects (Plus)

$24.00
per license / month (on an annual contract)
Included in plan:
  • Project Milestones & Tasks
  • Adaptive Project Management
  • Record Notes & Schedule Meetings
  • Automated Project Time Logging
  • Custom Project Fields and Dates
  • Advanced Search, Filtering & Saved Lists
  • Advanced Project Dependencies
  • Dynamic Project Scheduling
  • Interactive Gantt Chart Planning
  • Fixed, Variable & Mixed Budgets
  • Defined & Role-based Billable Rates
  • Real-Time Budget & Timeline Tracking
  • Forecast Budget, Profitability & Timeline
  • Invoice Based on Budget or Progress (with Billing license)
  • Allocate Time & Value to Retainers (with Retainers license)

Projects (Premium)

$39.00
per license / month (on an annual contract)
Included in plan:
  • Adaptive Project Management
  • Project Milestones & Tasks
  • Record Notes & Schedule Meetings
  • Automated Project Time Logging
  • Custom Project Fields and Dates
  • Advanced Search, Filtering & Saved Lists
  • Advanced Project Dependencies
  • Dynamic Project Scheduling
  • Interactive Gantt Chart Planning
  • Fixed, Variable & Mixed Budgets
  • Defined & Role-based Billable Rates
  • Real-Time Budget & Timeline Tracking
  • Forecast Budget, Profitability & Timeline
  • Allocate Time & Value to Retainers (with Retainers license)
  • Invoice Based on Budget or Progress (with Billing license)
  • Resource Scheduling & Booking
  • Project Triggers & Notifications
  • Project Plan Templates
  • Project Time Approvals
  • Project Client Signoffs
  • Custom Project Statuses & Workflows
  • Project Rate Cards
  • Project Materials & Expenses

Tickets (Plus)

$24.00
per license / month (on an annual contract)
Included in plan:
  • Client Ticket Management
  • Ticket Tasks
  • Automated Ticket Time Logging
  • Ticket Activity
  • Custom Ticket Fields & Dates
  • Advanced Search, Filtering & Saved Lists
  • Custom Categories & Resolutions
  • Fixed, Variable & Mixed Budgets
  • Defined & Role-based Billable Rates
  • Forecast Budget, Profitability & Timeline
  • Ticket Age & Time Spent Tracking
  • Allocate Time & Value to Retainers (with Retainers license)
  • Invoice Based on Budget or Progress (with Billing license)

Tickets (Premium)

$39.00
per license / month (on an annual contract)
Included in plan:
  • Client Ticket Management
  • Ticket Tasks
  • Automated Ticket Time Logging
  • Ticket Activity
  • Custom Ticket Fields & Dates
  • Advanced Search, Filtering & Saved Lists
  • Custom Categories & Resolutions
  • Fixed, Variable & Mixed Budgets
  • Defined & Role-based Billable Rates
  • Forecast Budget, Profitability & Timeline
  • Ticket Age & Time Spent Tracking
  • Allocate Time & Value to Retainers (with Retainers license)
  • Invoice Based on Budget or Progress (with Billing license)
  • Resource Scheduling & Booking
  • Tickets Triggers & Notifications
  • Ticket Client Signoffs
  • Custom Ticket Statuses & Workflows
  • Ticket Materials & Expenses

Retainers (Plus)

$24.00
per license / month (on an annual contract)
Included in plan:
  • Client Retainer Management
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Record Notes & Schedule Meetings
  • Automated Retainer Time Logging
  • Custom Project Fields & Dates
  • Advanced Search, Filtering & Saved Lists
  • Smart Task Scheduling
  • Fixed, Variable & Mixed Budgets
  • Defined & Role-based Billable Rates
  • Real-Time Budget Tracking
  • Forecast Budget & Profitability
  • Allocate Time & Value from Projects (with Projects license)
  • Allocate Time & Value from Tickets (with Tickets license)
  • Invoice based on Budget or Progress (with Billing license)

Retainers (Premium)

$39.00
per license / month (on an annual contract)
Included in plan:
  • Client Retainer Management
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Record Notes & Schedule Meetings
  • Automated Retainer Time Logging
  • Custom Project Fields & Dates
  • Advanced Search, Filtering & Saved Lists
  • Smart Task Scheduling
  • Fixed, Variable & Mixed Budgets
  • Defined & Role-based Billable Rates
  • Real-Time Budget Tracking
  • Forecast Budget & Profitability
  • Allocate Time & Value from Projects (with Projects license)
  • Allocate Time & Value from Tickets (with Tickets license)
  • Invoice based on Budget or Progress (with Billing license)
  • Resource Scheduling & Booking
  • Retainer Triggers & Notifications
  • Retainer Time Approvals
  • Retainer Client Signoffs
  • Custom Retainer Statuses & Workflows
  • Multiple Retainer Templates
  • Retainer Materials
  • Automated Retainer Billing (with Billing license)

Billing (Plus)

$24.00
per license / month (on an annual contract)
Included in plan:
  • Create & Send Invoices
  • Create & Send Purchases
  • Invoice for Services
  • Invoice with Work Logs
  • Invoice Statements
  • Invoice Payment Reminders
  • Invoice Payments
  • Purchase Payments
  • Online Credit-Card Payments
  • Xero Integration
  • QuickBooks Online Integration
  • Bulk Client Invoicing
  • Invoice Templates (1)
  • Purchase Templates (1)
  • Invoices on Projects (with Projects license)
  • Purchases on Projects (with Projects license)
  • Invoices on Tickets (with Tickets license)
  • Purchases on Tickets (with Tickets license)
  • Invoices on Retainers (with Retainers license)
  • Purchases on Retainers (with Retainers license)

Billing (Premium)

$39.00
per license / month (on an annual contract)
Included in plan:
  • Create & Send Invoices
  • Create & Send Purchases
  • Invoice for Services
  • Invoice with Work Logs
  • Invoice Statements
  • Invoice Payment Reminders
  • Invoice Payments
  • Purchase Payments
  • Online Credit-Card Payments
  • Xero Integration
  • QuickBooks Online Integration
  • Bulk Client Invoicing
  • Invoice Templates (Unlimited)
  • Purchase Templates (Unlimited)
  • Invoice for Materials and Expenses
  • Customized Client Terms & Tax
  • Purchases on Projects (with Projects license)
  • Invoices on Tickets (with Tickets license)
  • Purchases on Tickets (with Tickets license)
  • Invoices on Retainers (with Retainers license)
  • Purchases on Retainers (with Retainers license)

Reports (Plus)

$12.00
per license / month (on an annual contract)
Included in plan:
  • Client Work - Time & Value
  • Client Profitability - Budget, Current & Forecast
  • Client Revenue
  • Client Assets
  • Task Budget Analysis
  • Task Overdue Report
  • Team Member Performance Dashboard
  • Billable Time and Value Analysis
  • Missing Time
  • Financials - Revenue Analysis
  • Financials - Revenue Forecast
  • Financials - Invoices & Receivables
  • Financials - Time to Pay
  • Financials - Purchases
  • Task on Projects, Tickets & Retainers (with Projects, Tickets or Retainers license)
  • Sales by Client (with Sales & Quotes license)
  • Sales Pipeline (with Sales & Quotes license)
  • Sales Activity (with Sales & Quotes license)
  • Projects by Client (with Projects license)
  • Project Work in Progress (with Projects license)
  • Project Profitability (with Projects license)
  • Project Budgets and Deadlines (with Projects license)
  • Planned vs Actual (with Projects license)
  • Open Tickets & Requests (with Tickets license)
  • Overdue Tickets (with Tickets license)
  • Time to Respond & Resolve (with Tickets license)
  • Retainers by Client (with Retainers license)
  • Retainer Revenue Forecast (with Retainers license)
  • Expiring Retainers (with Retainers license)

Reports (Premium)

$12.00
per license / month (on an annual contract)
Included in plan:
  • Client Work - Time & Value
  • Client Profitability - Budget, Current & Forecast
  • Client Revenue
  • Client Assets
  • Task Budget Analysis
  • Task Overdue Report
  • Team Member Performance Dashboard
  • Billable Time and Value Analysis
  • Missing Time
  • Financials - Revenue Analysis
  • Financials - Revenue Forecast
  • Financials - Invoices & Receivables
  • Financials - Time to Pay
  • Financials - Purchases
  • Financials - Materials
  • Financials - Expenses
  • Task on Projects, Tickets & Retainers (with Projects, Tickets or Retainers license)
  • Sales Pipeline (with Sales & Quotes license)
  • Sales by Client (with Sales & Quotes license)
  • Sales Activity (with Sales & Quotes license)
  • Projects by Client (with Projects license)
  • Project Work in Progress (with Projects license)
  • Project Profitability (with Projects license)
  • Planned vs Actual (with Projects license)
  • Project Budgets and Deadlines (with Projects license)
  • Open Tickets & Requests (with Tickets license)
  • Overdue Tickets (with Tickets license)
  • Time to Respond & Resolve (with Tickets license)
  • Retainers by Client (with Retainers license)
  • Retainer Revenue Forecast (with Retainers license)
  • Expiring Retainers (with Retainers license)

Pricing

  • Credit card required: No
  • Mavenlink offers several plans to meet your needs. Choose from basic project management to complete PSA with advanced BI. Try any plan today!

    Mavenlink Professional: Project Management with Financials
    $39/month per user (annual contract)

    Mavenlink Premier / Enterprise: Resource Management and PSA
    custom pricing based on request

    To receive accurate pricing information, contact Mavenlink directly.

FAQs

    Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Accelo offers a robust user guide, video tutorials and a very active customer success and technical support team who are available around the clock to provide personalized implementation, onboarding and customer support.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Accelo transforms the way professional service businesses manage client work to improve their performance and profitability.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Accelo is normally used in tandem with Marketing Automation platforms such as HubSpot and MailChimp, as well as Accounting platforms such as QuickBooks Online and Xero.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Accelo is ideal for professional service businesses (including agencies, consultancies and accountancies), and is used by team members, people and project managers, and business executives.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Accelo is built for teams of all shapes and sizes with a focus on collaboration, communication and visibility.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Accelo provides two different APIs - a Forms API that makes it easy for people to get data into their Accelo account without the need for any server-side programming, and a full-scale RESTful API which allows developers to write full applications that interact with Accelo using their own code.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Accelo offers integrations with:
    - Google Workspace
    - Microsoft 365
    - Microsoft Exchange & Microsoft Outlook
    - Xero
    - QuickBooks Online
    - HubSpot
    - Mailchimp
    - Salesforce
    - Zapier
    - Stripe
    - Authorize.net
    - PayPal
    - JIRA
    - NinjaRMM
    - N-Able
    - Continuum
    - Kaseya
    - Zendesk
    - Microsoft Power BI
    - BrightGauge
    - Expensify
    - Gusto
    - HubSpot Partner Portal
    - Practice Ignition
    - Google Analytics

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Accelo is web-based and can be accessed by any web browser along with native mobile apps on iOS and Android.

FAQs

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Top industries that use Mavenlink include advertising/marketing, management consulting, IT services, graphic design, architectural and engineering.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • It is generally used for project management and task collaboration.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Mac, Windows, Web-based, Mobile Web App.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • They offer multi-user projects and workspaces.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • This service is commonly used in tandem with Google Apps.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Mavenlink integrates with multiple other platforms like Google, Salesforce, Jira, and more - so a user's business can work the way it needs in order to be successful.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: Email, FAQ, Forums, Instructional Videos, Knowledge base, Live chat

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Mavenlink’s API provides easy access to most of the data model. Most internal Mavenlink development is performed on top of the public API. The Mavenlink API supports the OAuth 2 authorization model for secure, user-based access.

FAQs

    Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes. We provide multi-user capabilities, which cover end-users, Supervisors, Payroll Managers, Group users, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Project Managers, Delivery Heads, and more.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • We have our own cloud-based platform, so we build our own applications as well as offer an open web service API, which helps us connect with different ecosystems.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • We support any application with Payroll, Financing, Accounting, Project Management, HR, and ERP systems.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Polaris helps services firms stop losing money by uncovering opportunities to increase utilization & profitability. It constantly harvests data from users & systems, creating a single source of truth that’s 100% accurate & helps you operate in harmony across groups. Polaris makes it easy for you to make tough business decisions by analyzing real-time data & recommending the best possible choices for you to decide from - with exception-based proactive alerts you see only what’s important to you.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes! We offer guides, tutorials, and customer support through various mediums such as online support, email support, phone support, datasheets, and webinars.

  • Does this service offer an API?
    • Yes, we offer an open web service API.*
  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • We have an open web service API that supports us in connecting with many different ecosystems and business applications, including project management, HR, accounting, and ERP systems.*

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Polaris PSA by Replicon is a scalable platform. We support numerous industries including Manufacturing, Education, Government, Healthcare, Retail, Finance, Media, Construction, Transportation, IT Technology, and more to support anywhere from 10 to 10,000+ users. The basic user role can be any number of personas, such as end-users, Supervisors, Payroll Managers, Group users, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Project Managers, Delivery Heads, etc.

Vendor Information

Founded:
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Based in:
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Employees:
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Likes:
Followers:

Vendor Information

Founded:
2008
Based in:
Irvine
Employees:
201-500
Likes:
Followers:

Vendor Information

Founded:
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Based in:
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Employees:
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Likes:
Followers:
1.57k

Other

Who uses Accelo
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other

Who uses Mavenlink
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
serves English speaking countries

Other

Who uses Polaris PSA By Replicon
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Chinese
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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