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When performing a first online search, the staggering amount of different project management tools turning up on your results page will probably overwhelm you. Let us help you understand the exact differences between some of the most promising tools. Vs. Rodeo: What Are The Exact Differences?
Joanna Marlow
Joanna Marlow

After reviewing platforms such as Asana, ClickUp, and Simplicate, we will go over the specifics of in comparison to Rodeo. On your quest to find the right software solution for your business, this popular tool must have popped up among the top search results. While both, and Rodeo, are presented as one-size-fits-all solutions, it’s important to understand what each one has to offer in order to determine whether or not it fits with your organization’s workflows. So, here we go! vs. Rodeo
What is
What are the exact differences between & Rodeo?
Overview features vs. Rodeo
Conclusion vs. Rodeo

Both and Rodeo are presented as all-in-one solutions that help manage your workflows through a single platform. Optimizing all processes through one workspace makes planning and tracking your team’s work a lot easier.

While both deliver on this promise, the degree of effectiveness depends on a few elements. Each company has its own way of working and alignment of tasks. It all comes down to choosing a platform that really fits with your company’s workflows.

One way to find out whether or Rodeo is a good match for your needs is by simply trying them out. Both platforms offer a free 14-day trial, without needing any credit card info at all. However, this will take a lot of time, and there are probably a lot more alternatives on your list to check out. 

To help you save time, we will go over the differences between both platforms in this article to help you make an informed decision about whether or not you should take the time to test them out.

What is

Originally called daPulse, Roy Mann, Eran Kampf, and Eran Zimmerman founded the company now known as in 2012. Their mission was to develop a cloud-based work management platform that would help companies to be more productive and efficient; referred to as the Work OS.

With their headquarters still in Tel Aviv, Israel, the company has since opened additional offices in New York, London, Sydney, Miami, and San Francisco. Currently, they employ 950+ employees across these locations with more than 127k customers using the platform worldwide.

One of the reasons they have been able to expand so fast is how customizable the platform is. Any tool claiming to be a one-size-fits-all solution sounds quite ambitious because there simply can’t be one that truly fits with every type of workflow.

With however, you are able to create your own custom workflows with over 200+ ready-made templates. The template center includes options that have been designed specifically for a range of different industries, organizations, and types of teams.

For example, templates that are especially suited for freelancers, startups, or enterprises. Furthermore, some are commonly useful for industries such as real estate, marketing, content production, software development, HR, manufacturing, construction, and more.

What are the exact differences between & Rodeo?

What are the exact differences between & Rodeo?

How does a super customizable platform such as measure up to Rodeo? You probably think this is a shoo-in. It’s definitely not! We need to take a closer look at how the features and functionalities of both tools can be utilized. is highly customizable, Rodeo is not

As mentioned before, is a platform that allows you to custom-create all your workflows yourself. Start by creating a board, table, or chart with one of the 200+ templates and drag and drop the different column and row types to reflect all necessary values.

Next, you can add groups, items, sub-items, buttons, and link all your different boards and other visualizations together. The possibilities are endless, but it all depends on your ability to create the right structures, in the most efficient way. How would you know the best way to visualize a certain process in your organization? Or how to collect and measure the related data?

Compare this to using excel sheets, which is super handy and supposed to make calculations a piece of cake. And it does, as long as you create the right formulas and arrange and enter data accordingly.

It turns out that almost 90% of all spreadsheets contain errors. Which is counterproductive in the end. 

Although offers a very good planner, that’s about the only built-in feature they offer. For everything else, is designed to integrate seamlessly with countless other tools and applications.

So ask yourself: “Is there someone in my organization who is tech-savvy enough to create effective workflows in, and who  also knows which other apps we need to integrate and how?” If the answer is no then you would be far better off using a platform that provides a steady structure for you.

Rodeo is not customizable but offers a clear framework with built-in features for workflows that are commonly followed by project-based organizations. is very broad, while Rodeo is project-focused

Being able to custom-create your workflows with a platform like means you can potentially tailor them to any type of industry. However, because of this broad character, it’s safe to say the platform was not designed with a specific workflow or process in mind.

Rodeo, on the other hand, was developed by a financial services company, Kop of Munt, based on the needs and wants of their clients (mostly creative businesses). This makes the platform especially suitable for creative companies such as marketing, video production, content creation, advertising, architecture, and (digital) design agencies.

What it all boils down to is that these types of organizations usually work on projects. This is why Rodeo focuses on the project cycle, offering features that support it from start to finish.

Each project in Rodeo starts with a budget while creating an estimate for the client. After this, all tasks can be planned and assigned to team members, who can track each hour spent on them. Finally, an invoice can be generated and sent while all project data can be compiled into useful reports.

Even though Rodeo was initially designed for creative companies, any project-based organization would benefit from this solid structure of project-focused features. has no link between budgets and planning

If you work at a company that needs to track billable worked hours to a budget, the features you use for this need to be connected. Once you start planning tasks and activities, they will all have an impact on the budget. 

With, you can create a widget to reflect your budget and a widget to count the time worked on tasks (or integrate with a time tracking tool), but there is no way to link them.

Because Rodeo only offers built-in features that are designed to fit together, the budget is linked to all other features. The built-in time tracker automatically deducts all recorded hours from the budget, so you can see exactly what’s left. 

This is crucial to calculating accurate estimates, and to avoid going over budget while making sure every hour is accounted for if you do.

Rodeo generates comprehensive reports,’s reporting function is very limited

As explained in the previous section, is very limited when it comes to syncing all the different workflows and their widgets. 

You are only able to review data linked to the separate widgets or integrated tools/apps, which makes it harder to generate reports that truly show the big picture and allow you to make better executive decisions.

This is another area in which the interdependence of all Rodeo’s built-in features proves to be super beneficial. Each update in any of the features is automatically processed through to the rest of the features, meaning you have real-time data at your fingertips at all times.

Rodeo’s reporting feature is very intuitive, allowing you to check “quick reports” at any time, which is super convenient for when clients suddenly call asking for updates. Moreover, very extensive reports can also be generated, full of useful information about past and current projects. 

This data can be leveraged in many ways, to make better decisions, better results, and more profit for example. has a mobile app, Rodeo only offers mobile time tracking

Some people just prefer to access their work management platform on their mobile phone, using their computer to focus on the actual work. Often people also tend to use certain features on their computer, while preferring to use others (often time-tracking) on their mobile.

In any case, it’s great to have this flexibility and facilitates the option by offering mobile versions on Google Play and the App Store.

Unfortunately, Rodeo doesn’t offer a full-fledged version of its platform for mobile use. But we do offer mobile time-tracking, as we have found out this is what mobile versions are used for most often. relies on integrations, Rodeo doesn’t need them

We have already explained how basically only has one built-in feature; a very competent and easy-to-use planner. For any process beyond planning tasks and activities, you can either custom create workflows with templates (which comes with limitations we have explained) or integrate with other apps and tools.

Want an invoicing system? Find financial software to integrate with. Want to gain insight into the number of hours employees need for certain tasks? You need to integrate with a time-tracking application. What about keeping your team aligned, especially now working from home is common? Integrating with a communication tool such as Slack is absolutely imperative.

There are countless tools and applications available for anything you may need. Integrating this network of other systems with will work just as fine as a platform with built-in features like Rodeo. 

The downside though, is that all these extra applications come with a price tag. Seeing as only has a planner, this means you will be piling on extra applications, increasing your monthly payment total. 

Besides, in the event of technical problems, whose support service will you contact? Probably both, as it might be unclear who is responsible depending on the issue. Maintaining all these integrations takes time and effort, as there will be regular updates. Read more about the disadvantages of integrations in this blog.

This is the very reason why Rodeo is designed as a true all-in-one platform with built-in features meant to replace all the other apps and tools you use. Allowing you to integrate your workflows without integrations, keeping costs down. 

All the features you need to manage projects are present, including a built-in messenger feature.

Both offer package prices based on needs

Both offer package prices based on needs, but Rodeo is more flexible

Both platforms offer different packages at various price points based on the number of features needed. offers a very limited free version for max. 2 users, while Basic, Standard, Pro, and Enterprise packages range from $8 to +$16 per user. You can’t select a mixture of different user profiles though, and your grand total will be billed annually, which is quite a commitment.

Rodeo doesn’t offer a free version, as we wouldn’t dream of leaving any of the interdependent features out just for the sake of offering it for free.

On top of the starting price of $29.99 per month, you pay $4.99, or $8.99, or $14.99 per user, depending on the user profile (project manager or creative for example). You can select a mixture of user profiles, switching things up or adding users on and off each month. 

You can put together a package that suits your team’s needs perfectly, every month. This flexibility is ideal for companies that employ temporary freelancers for example. Without the obligation to pay annually, your monthly total might differ each time. Why pay for things you don’t need?

Overview features vs. Rodeo

Almost coming to the end of this blog, here’s a clear overview of the features offered by vs. Rodeo.





 Project & planning

 Assign tasks according to availability 

 Due dates & times

 Time tracking


(with integration)

Track time to timecards


200+ customizable templates


 Expense tracking

Only estimated cost of

project to completion




(with integration)


Invoice per fixed project,

invoice amount of hours,

 or automated recurring invoices. 


Only insights related to

individual templates


Detailed reports with

real-time data from all features

 Mobile app

(only for time tracking)

 Monthly payments

Annual payment


You probably catch the gist by now. While initially seeming similar, and Rodeo are very different platforms. Both were created with the mission to help organizations streamline and optimize their processes through one single platform, but do this in very different ways. is a highly customizable work management system that has all but one built-in feature; the planner. All other processes require custom-created templates or integrations with other applications. 

So, if you already work with a selection of multiple apps and are hard-bent on continuing to work with them, is an excellent platform to bring them all together. As long as you have team members savvy enough to accomplish and maintain this.

If your company works on projects, it would make much more sense to replace the plethora of apps you use with an intuitive project management tool such as Rodeo. It has all the features you need to manage and track the progress of your projects, while optimizing your workflows. 

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