Acumen versus Faros
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In the midst of economic hardship, the companies at the forefront of our portfolio are confronting tough choices regarding their operations, organizational structure, and engineering workforce.

Acumen is the ultimate solution for engineering teams striving to stay ahead of the competition. Our tailored solution puts critical data at your fingertips and provides a unique perspective on your talent. While other companies may offer a list of features and generic insights, we have been working with engineering leaders for over 3 years and truly understand the important factors that are essential to you when choosing a solution. Trust us to give your team the support and tools they need to thrive.

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In short, we cut the bullshit for you. We believe in
Simple, Quick and Intuitive.
Focus on what matters most.
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Pilot and Onboarding

We've created a 3LO integration that is quick and unobtrusive, requiring no organization-wide implementation. In less than one day, you and your group managers can start enjoying the value of Acumen, and watch out – it's highly addictive!

After the integration with Faros you will need to run a pilot with several teams to get their buy-in. 

To use Faros effectively, you’ll need to be educated on how to understand and use the metrics they offer. This time lag will impact how quickly your team members buy in to Faros. If you need to be making decisions quickly then Faros might raise some questions from other members.

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Interface

Get exactly what you need, nothing more and nothing less. Data is valuable, but it can be harmful if you don't know how to handle it. We're here to help you solve your problems, not create new ones. We offer you trend insights, alerts, benchmarks and actionable tips to help you make the most of your engineering talent by going beyond just benchmarks and processes.

With Faros you’ll probably get the right idea, or at least the right direction, but that would be as far as it can take you. 

Faros is good for strategic long-term planning, like choosing where to most effectively cut costs, but the countless metrics and dashboards mean you won’t find answers there that can help you unlock your engineering team’s potential.

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Security

Here, there is no room for compromise. We are SOC2 Type 2 and ISO 27001 certified and GDPR compliant.

Faros is SOC2 Type 2 and CSA Star compliant.

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Price

Did we say cut the bullshit? $10 per developer, no weird limitations, unlimited team members, projects, and repos. Oh, and you can pay monthly and stop whenever you want.

Faros starts its offerings at $15 per month per contributor for a cookie-cutter style product that doesn’t offer API access or the integration of self-hosted apps. 

For more advanced features Faros only offers custom pricing, so be prepared for an exorbitant cost if you’re trying to support a large team.