Acumen versus Plandek
a Plandek

Due to the current economic struggles, the leading firms in our portfolio are dealing with tough decisions regarding their operations, organizational structure, and engineering workforce.

Engineering teams seeking to maintain a competitive edge should consider Acumen. Our custom-made solution provides quick access to critical data and offers a one-of-a-kind perspective on your talent. Unlike other companies that offer 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 selecting a solution. Trust us to give your team the support and tools they need to succeed.

Acumen alternative hero
In short, we cut the bullshit for you. We believe in
Simple, Quick and Intuitive.
Focus on what matters most.
acumen alternative background image
a Plandek alternative
Pilot and Onboarding

Our 3LO integration is non-intrusive and fast, eliminating the need for any organization-wide implementation. In less than 24 hours, you and your group managers can start experiencing the value of Acumen, and watch out – it's highly addictive!

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

The high cost of almost $20,000 a year means that you’ll need buy-in from your CFO and they’ll want to see value right away. This could be problematic considering the extensive technical setup that Plandek requires, and the significant time lag before you can start making changes.

acumen alternative background image
a Plandek alternative

Get only what you need, nothing more and nothing less. Data is powerful, 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.

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

Plandek is good for strategic long-term planning, like deciding which underperforming team would be best to pull back resources from, but the countless metrics and dashboards mean you won’t find answers there that can help you unlock your engineering team’s potential.

acumen alternative background image
a Plandek alternative

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

The only certification that Plandek has is GDPR compliance.

acumen alternative background image
a Plandek alternative

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.

If you want to implement Plandek for a team of more than 50 members, be prepared to pay $1,500 dollars per month.

Acumen Alternative - Shape
Acumen - Alternative - Workforce Health
Workforce health

Your team drives delivery. Get a clear view of how your team is working, zero in on crucial players, and make the best management moves accordingly.

When considering Plandek, remember it's a project-based platform. If you're seeking a general overview of your project's status and team members, it's a decent option. However, you won't find any features to improve your workforce.