Accept Software

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Accept Software Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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    Director, Solutions Consulting

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    Former Employee - Director, Solutions Consulting in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Solutions Consulting in Santa Clarita, CA

    I worked at Accept Software

    Pros

    The company had a great baseline product offering that should have penetrated the right market segment at the right time. The intermediate growth opportunity looked good in 2011 when the company tried to reinvigorate itself with additional private funding, new management, a new product offering and expanded Marketing and Sales.

    Cons

    The baseline product, although feature rich, was outdated in some technology aspects - inhibiting stellar enterprise performance characteristics. Funding was not adequate to achieve both needed enhancements in existing offerings while expanding into new offerings for new customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Accept Software - great core product, but no investment, led to collapse

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Accept Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are none today. There is essentially no Accept anymore. When the company was active, the Accept360 product line was really quite a good and useful and powerful product. I was proud to work with it, and our customers were getting a lot of value from it. In my current position I'm sorry I don't have a tool like Accept360 to help me out!

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there was very little investment in Accept360 for several years, during which time UI standards and competitors all passed us by. The company was instead investing in two initiatives which both failed to pan out, leaving us with a core product that was too long in the tooth to compete. Accept was ultimately purchased at the end by Versata for a very small amount, and Accept360, the major core product, is now part of the Artemis family of products. None of the original Accept employees are still with the company, aside from one part-timer that I know of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good product - faulty company (really should not have failed)

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    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Accept Software full-time

    Pros

    The company had a great baseline product offering that should have penetrated the right market segment at the right time. The intermediate growth opportunity looked good in 2011 when the company tried to reinvigorate itself with additional private funding, new management, a new product offering and expanded Marketing and Sales.

    Cons

    The baseline product, although feature rich, was outdated in some technology aspects - inhibiting stellar enterprise performance characteristics. Funding was not adequate to achieve both needed enhancements in existing offerings while expanding into new offerings for new customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place, ran out of sales runway and company was sold

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Accept Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people, great environment, huge opportunities for successs

    Cons

    poor CEO, not enough discipline that some people took advantage of the freedom & company was sold

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Sad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Accept Software

    Pros

    Good work life balance, new CEO seems to have a clue

    Cons

    it's toxic. People don't care, there's no vibe, and everyone is generally disgruntled. There are some toxic people in sales that need to go, and until they do, this company will continue to be crippled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the bad apples and start fresh. You know what needs to be done. The vision is unclear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall a good company, future uncertain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Accept Software

    Pros

    Good product
    flexible work time
    great people

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities
    fair benefits
    okay compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more updates; share strategy; and update compensation for long term employees

    Recommends
  8.  

    update

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Accept Software

    Pros

    Neat product ideas have potential

    Cons

    moving too slowly to differentiate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move faster

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    CEO Ego can kill a company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accept Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The revamped direction was getting the company back on track. There was a new vibe and momentum getting the company noticed by new customers and the customer base. New Marketing people, message was awesome, new sales people who knew how to sell and great support from sales management.

    Cons

    CEO's ego and posturing with the BOD kept the company from succeeding. The CEO's lack luster performance didn't add any value to the new revitalization of customer interest, employee morale and sales management support. I've experience in the past when a SJC company hits a rough spot, the CEO leads by example. In this case, the CEO kept securing his own salary while laying off key people needed to make this successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to BODs, never bring someone out of retirement and expect the same entrepreneur spirit to be successful. Chances are they'll continue to work on their golf game and rarely direct a company and provide real leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Don't judge a book by it's cover

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accept Software full-time

    Pros

    Great product, great customers, flexible work hours. Great marketing team enhanced the sales pipeline. Management very hands off.

    Cons

    CEO was nowhere to be found. Came in highly touted, over committed and under delivered. Should have read his own book. Need a 10th unusually excellent characteristic of "BE PRESENT TO WIN"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customer base is strong, pipeline is strong, however CEO was checked out and felt it more important to package the company to sell. New management will now focus on customer base, focus on customer loyalty, happy to have new direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company, Great Product...poor forecast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accept Software full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Great Product
    Great Location/building
    Flexible working hours
    Transparent top down communication

    Cons

    Business outlook does not look very promising
    Uncertain Future
    Too many people working remotely/not many people show up in the office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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