Acumen versus Swarmia
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As the economy goes through difficult times, the top companies in our portfolio are grappling with challenging decisions regarding their operations, organizational structure, and engineering staff.

Acumen is the ideal solution for engineering teams looking to gain a competitive advantage. Our tailored solution gives you immediate access to essential data and offers a distinctive viewpoint on your talent. Unlike other companies that provide a generic list of features, we have been working with engineering leaders for over 3 years and truly understand the key factors that are important to you when choosing a solution. Trust us to provide the support and tools your team needs to excel.

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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 non-invasive and fast, 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!

You won’t be able to sign-up a team of more than 150 users without booking a 30-minute demo with a sales representative. 

However, after the integration with Swarmia, you will need to run a pilot with several teams before they buy in. This pilot could take some time, so if you need to start seeing results immediately, Swarmia isn’t the tool for you.

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

Swarmia will get you endless metrics and charts. Though, our experience shows that you will end up using 3-4 metrics at the end.

The tool is good for getting a basic high-level overview of your team’s performance, but it will get you only this far. If you need to drill down to get to the actual issues, you won’t get it from Swarmia.

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

Swarmia is SOC2 Type 2 and GDPR compliant.

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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.

Swarmia only offers custom pricing. This means you could be faced with an exorbitant cost if you’re trying to support a large team.

However, their Lite subscription can support 15-150 users and will cost $10 per user per month but it lacks key features like actionable insights and issue tracking. In part, it means that for $10 per user per month they will show you the problems, but won’t give actionable insights to tell you how to fix them.

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The success of your delivery lies in the hands of your team members. We connect the dots to help you see the whole story of each team member’s status, helping you make the right management choices.

It's important to keep in mind that Swarmia is project-oriented. If you're looking to check on the status and contributors of your project, it'll work just fine. But if you want to improve your workforce, the lack of insights means you won't find what you need here.