Acumen versus Jellyfish
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Given the current economic challenges, the top companies that make up the core of our portfolio are grappling with tough choices regarding their operations, organizational structure, and engineering workforce.

Acumen is an ideal choice for engineering teams seeking to maintain a competitive edge. Our customized solution provides easy access to critical data and offers a distinct viewpoint on your talent.

Unlike other firms that provide a standard set of features and general insights, we have been collaborating with engineering leaders for over 3 years, and have a deep understanding of the key considerations that are important to you when selecting a solution. Trust us to provide the support and tools your team needs 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

We have designed a quick, non-intrusive 3LO integration. No org-wide implementation is needed. Within less than a day, you and your group managers will enjoy the value of Acumen, and watch out – it's addictive!

After the integration with Jellyfish, you will need to run a pilot and get a buy-in from your CFO. Why? Because it is the most expensive tool in the market, and especially during hard times, spending $60k for a company with 100 engineers is not a simple task.

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Get what you need – no more, no less. Data is cool, but it can go against you if you don't know what to do about it. We are here to help you solve your problems, not to create new ones.Think trends, alerts, benchmarks and actionable tips.Ultimately, we help you make the most of your engineering talent by going beyond benchmarks and processes.

Get endless metrics and charts.

Our experience shows that you will end up using 3-4 metrics.

The tool is good for strategic long term planning, like what location should I shut down next quarter.

You will not find answers there that can help you unlock your engineering team’s potential.

Acumen attracts many Jellyfish churned users who want a tool that serves engineering leadership rather than company management.

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

Jellyfish also provides you with SOC2 Type 2 and ISO 27001 certifications.

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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.

As mentioned above, Jellyfish is one of the most expensive tools in the market. Please prepare a minimum of $600 per developer. Paid yearly only. 

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A successful delivery starts with the team. Have clear insight to the dynamics at play, pinpoint the power players, and make leadership decisions that improve your team.

Jellyfish is all about projects. If you want to monitor the progress and players involved in your project, it's a solid pick. But you’ll be missing out on insights that’ll help your team work better.