Acumen versus PluralSight Flow
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In these times of economic hardship, the leading firms in our portfolio are facing difficult decisions concerning their operations, organizational structure, and engineering workforce.

Acumen is the perfect solution for engineering teams seeking to remain ahead of the competition. Our tailored solution gives you quick access to critical data and offers a one-of-a-kind perspective on your talent. Other companies may provide a generic list of features, but we have been working with engineering leaders for over 3 years and truly understand the key factors that are crucial to you when choosing a solution. Trust us to give your team the support and tools they need to thrive.

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Pilot and Onboarding

We've created a 3LO integration that is non-invasive and quick, eliminating the need for any large-scale implementation within your organization. In less than 24 hours, you and your group managers can begin enjoying the benefits of Acumen, and be warned - it's highly addictive!

Getting started with Pluralsight is a lengthy 5-step process:

  1. Initial Configurations
  2. Importing Data
  3. Setting up Roles and Teams
  4. Pluralsight Flow Education
  5. Additional Configurations

However, even after all the effort of integration, You’ll still need to run a pilot with several teams to get their buy-in, but due to the vast amount of learning that the team needs to do to understand the system, you won’t see everyone adopt Pluralsight Flow.

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Get only what you require, no more and no less. Data is valuable, 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.

Pluralsight offers you more metrics than you can count. Learning what each one does, how to optimize it, and how to monitor your team’s productivity will be a job in itself.

Pluralsight may provide you with the data, but it won’t give you an actionable insight for improvement. It might work for small teams, but if you have a big development organization, this tool won’t allow you to get what you need at scale.

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

Pluralsight Flow doesn’t have any security certifications, but they promise to protect your personal data from unauthorized access.

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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.

Pluralsight Flow has two payment plans available. Their cheapest offering is still $38 per user and only has the option to be billed annually.

For more features such as sprint goal tracking, retrospective history and API access Pluralsight Flow will cost $50 per user, also only with the option to be billed annually. Quite pricey considering that Flow doesn't work on mobile web browsers.

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Workforce health

Successful delivery relies on you understanding the makeup of your team. With a 360-degree view, you can pinpoint key players and make smart leadership decisions.

Remember, Pluralsight Flow is all about projects. If you're looking for a bird's eye view of your project's progress and the players involved, it might be the choice for you. But if you're looking for high quality-advice that’ll boost your team's performance, you won't find it here.