The world is full of project management tools, the options available out there are just too many & more the options, the more confusing it becomes to choose which one to go ahead with.
To help you with some of your questions, we decided to write this article that will go in detail into 7 specific categories that will help you decide if ClickUp is a great tool for you, and if not can Anywhere be your choice as an alternative to ClickUp.
We will compare ClickUp with Anywhere in the following categories:
- Getting Started
- Plans & Pricing
- White Labelling
- Customer Support
Let's get started then, shall we?
Getting started with ClickUp is easy, once you are done with the basic signup process you are presented with your account. There are a few onboarding videos that help you understand the basics but when you are done with them you end up with a screen with lots of features in front of you and you don't know what should be your next logical step.
ClickUp does offer a very impressive list of features, sure; But does your small team really need them all? And if the answer is no, then you are in for a surprise as the learning curve is going to be tedious for you and your team.
You will need to invest quite some time exploring the various options and figuring out how to make it work for you and your team. Once you do, you also have to ensure your team also understands the features on the same level as you so you can make the best use of the tool.
Compare that to Anywhere: Once you are sign-up, you are presented with a few different interactive options to choose from and depending upon how you want to use Anywhere, you can choose from Project Management, Client Management, Task Management, Marketing or Sales options to trigger a customized onboarding sequences for you that takes you via a step by step process to help you set-up your first board super easy. And, your team goes through the same experience as well. So they also know the basics right when they start. Saving you time.
This is what our customers have to say about their onboarding experience:
"It's super simple to get started with. The support is SOMETHING ELSE. Response via live chat within minutes" - Fabian V
"Fantastic platform and exceptional support team. I am way too busy to spend endless hours on tutorials and documents, and this software has been very meticulously designed to ensure that you can just get going and get the job done." - Sara H
Since ClickUp offers tons of features, there UI can feel very overwhelming at times. Lots of buttons, options, links to choose from. A reviewer also said "Every thing is too much grey in grey, they have pain to read. The font is too small."
ClickUp also allows creating multiple views in a given board. Which means you can have multiple List/ Kanban/ Calendar views within a project itself; While this could be beneficial for larger teams who needs to manage a lot of details but this has a potential to become a rabbit hole. The time taken to find critical information when you need it could increase as the information could be in any of the number of custom views available in the board.
On the other hand, Anywhere offers a very simple interface with large and dark fonts, no unnecessary options to grab your attention so you can focus on one task at a time. Customizable color codes/ labels & texts.
Anywhere also has only one Table, Kanban, Calendar & File view. Making it easy to manage and find the information you need, right when you need it.
ClickUp scores way too high here. They have some great features that Anywhere currently does not. Having said this, Anywhere has got some unique features of its own which are most suitable for small and growing teams. Such as:
Customizable Dashboards: that allows you to have a holistic view of what's happening with your team.
Decisions and Blockers: A lot of team's discussion happens on team chats. Usually the important discussions get missed in the large amount of conversation that takes place within a team. Decisions and Blockers come handy here to allow you to mark any conversation as either a Decision or a Blocker; So you as a team lead can see where your team is blocked & how you can unblock them, without needing a call. You can also see what decisions they have made related to a certain task & can directly jump into that part of the conversation to seethe full context with just one click.
Plans & Pricing:
The most basic paid plan for ClickUp charges $9/Month/Team member & goes up to $29 for their top most business plus plan.
Anywhere on the other hand offers a fixed flat monthly fee based on your team size. Check out the table below for comparison:
Along with this, Anywhere offers unlimited number of automations whereas ClickUp limits the automation runs at 1000 per month for the Unlimited plan.
Features like 2-factor authentication (2FA) is also available in all plans in Anywhere & Custom Roles are available from Standard plan costing only $99/ month for up to 50 users.
In a nutshell white labelling is a feature that allows you to use a 3rd party product as your own. You can customize every aspect of it right from the brand colors, URL, email,& logo to customize the product & use it as your own.
Anywhere really shines here. While ClickUp allows White-Labelling only to their enterprise clients, Anywhere offers it right from the Professional plan starting at just$149 a month.
We wrote a separate article detailing how small agencies can increase their value and look professional in front of their customers by using a white labelled project management tool like Anywhere within their teams. You can read this article here:
Both Anywhere and ClickUp offer world class security. Some of the security related options available at all pricing tiers for Anywhere users are:
2 FA based on email
2 FA based on Google Authenticator
Enable / Disable Lockout of users on attempting to login with an invalid password for x number of times.
Enable/ Disable registration of new users from login page
Auto logout from all other sessions and allow only one session/ user at any given time etc.
Anywhere is built with customers & for us nothing is more important than listening to you. This is why we have a chat based customer support available 24*7 where our usual respond time is less than 10 minutes. We go above and beyond to solve your queries so you can focus on your business.
This is what some of our customers have said about our customer support:
"Awesome customer service" - Wesley Harrison
"Didn't expect a response on a Sunday" - Stephen Revere
"Super-fast service, courteous and explained everything thoroughly. Thank you" -Sergio Pena
Finally, who is it for?
ClickUp is great tool and if you have time to learn & have a large team with complex data and project management requirement, it is for you.
Anywhere on the other hand was specially made for small and growing teams. It's easy to learn and get started with, comes with a flat fixed monthly fee & offers a fully customizable white labelled project management solution for your team that you can take to your customers as your own.
If you are using ClickUp already or still exploring, we would urge you to give Anywhere a try & see the differences for yourself.
P.S. ClickUp is an official trademark of Clickup.com. We are using the name here solely for a comparison perspective.