Acumen versus Haystack
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With the economy in a state of struggle, the top companies in our portfolio are dealing with difficult decisions related to their operations, organizational structure, and engineering workforce.

Engineering teams looking to maintain a competitive edge should look no further than Acumen. Our custom-made solution puts vital data at your fingertips and offers a one-of-a-kind perspective on your talent. Unlike other companies that provide a list of features and generic insights, we have been working with engineering leaders for over 3 years and understand the key factors that are important to you when choosing a solution. Trust us to give your team the support and tools they need to succeed.

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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

Our 3LO integration is designed to be fast and non-intrusive, eliminating the need for any extensive implementation within your organization. Within less than 24 hours, you and your group managers can begin reaping the benefits of Acumen, and be warned - it's highly addictive!

To use Haystack effectively, you’ll need to integrate manually to multiple tools to get the actual results. This means you are in for hard work before you’ll start seeing any value. 

After the integration, it will still take at least 24 hours before you’ll get to see any data.

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Interface

Get only what you require, no more and no less. Data is powerful, but it can be detrimental if you don't know how to use it. We are here to help you solve your problems, not create new ones. We provide you with trend analysis, alerts, benchmarks, and actionable tips to help you make the most of your engineering talent by going beyond just benchmarks and processes.

Get ready for endless metrics and charts. Despite them, Our experience shows that you will end up using 3-4 metrics.

Haystack will provide you with basic metrics, but you'll have to figure out how to use those numbers to take action. 

If you’re up for digging into data yourself, it may be the tool for you. If you’re looking to get the bottom line, you may need to reconsider.

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Security

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

Haystack has no publicly displayed security certifications.

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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.

Haystack starts at $20 per month per developer when billed annually, or $30 per month per developer when billed monthly. 

However, for teams of over 100 members, Haystack only offers custom pricing. This means you could be faced with an exorbitant cost if you’re trying to support a large team.