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10000ft

2 Ratings

LiquidPlanner

16 Ratings

10000ft

2 Ratings
Score 5.1 out of 101

LiquidPlanner

16 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

10000ft

I think 10000ft is good for bare minimum project monitoring, we used it a large company because we didn't need to have exact numbers - it was just a rough idea to see where freelance resources were over burning. If, however you work a much smaller company and really need to know detailed information it's not as effective, there are many other software options that really allow for much closer and precise tracking. I would recommend 10000ft for companies that just need to monitor large freelance teams, track hours and higher level projects that are also monitored on other project management tools. It's a tool I would only use in conjunction with something else.

LiquidPlanner

What happens to your plan the day after you create it? For other software, it's out of date. Because LiquidPlanner is priority based, the expected due dates are always valid.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
LiquidPlanner
7.9
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
LiquidPlanner
7.1
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
LiquidPlanner
6.5
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
LiquidPlanner
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
LiquidPlanner
7.0
Support for Agile Methodology
10000ft
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
10000ft
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Mobile Access
10000ft
LiquidPlanner
3.1

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
LiquidPlanner
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
LiquidPlanner
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
LiquidPlanner
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
LiquidPlanner

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
  • Prioritize projects and deadlines.
  • Allow multi-user tasks and set contingencies.
  • Create simple to use working calendar for each user.

Cons

  • It's often confusing to use and find things, I sometimes find it to be a little counterintuitive as to where functions are (e.g. for tracking budgets and pulling reports).
  • When pulling a budget I always struggled to comb through the large amounts of data and time inputted. When I select a filter the page often wouldn't refresh or i'd forget to de-select a filter as it wasn't in an obvious place, which sometimes left me with pulling an incorrect budget.
  • The data is only as good as the people entering the time. Often with so many small tasks people would enter time incorrectly, in the wrong milestone or project. It lists all of your projects on one page, so it's not easy to enter it and there's a lot of room for error.
  • Assigning projects from 'Inbox' to actual clients is cumbersome.
  • No direct link to calendar view from main navigation.
  • Drag & drop functionality on calendar view would be helpful.
  • When logging time from a timer, the task disappears from the drop-down. This is an inconvenience if you need to mark the project finished.

Likelihood to Renew

10000ft4.0
Based on 1 answer
I think there's limited uses for the tool and much more comprehensive options out there for multiple tools in one. With more people working remotely, it's hard to just use email and face to face, in some ways you need to have a tool that's a fall back and a record of where you are + where you're going
LiquidPlanner4.4
Based on 2 answers
I believe I'd see better results if mine was a larger organization. Scalability is the issue here, I'm not sure I'm getting as much out of it as I should.

Usability

No score
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LiquidPlanner10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to learn and utilize. Can export charts and reports for sharing with colleagues.

Support

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LiquidPlanner3.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is the least impressive part of LiquidPlanner for me. Issues are resolved, but software bugs or suggested improvements are generally blown off or responded to condescendingly. This software updates more frequently than any other software we use, frequently during times we use the product (Saturday mornings). Often the updates result in aesthetic changes that seem pointless when there are bigger updates that would make using the product easier, which should be a higher priority.

Alternatives Considered

Although an interesting tool, compared to Basecamp or Workfront, 10000ft really struggles on the collaboration aspect of the tool. It's great for the bare minimum, recording hours and pulling a budget, but we also relied on email for collaboration and face to face meetings - which is no bad thing! Although for big companies and small projects it's nice to have everything all in one tool so there's less jumping and room for error. That would be my recommendation for any company evaluating it
LiquidPlanner is far more robust. Basecamp worked great for managing smaller projects, but LiquidPlanner was a great improvement as our company and project management needs grew.

Return on Investment

  • Positive - We were able to track multiple projects at the same time and record accurate hours.
  • Positive - Able to pull budget and excel reports which can the be analyzed further and relatively simply.
  • Negative - There were a lot of times when hours were entered inaccurately which left us in a bind with budget and freelance billing.
  • It cut time spent managing projects by about 75% over the previous software we used, which was more suited to small companies with far fewer tasks.
  • Provides an easy to update and clear measure of all project status at any given moment, this has resulted in team members being prepared well in advance of deadlines.
  • Less stress for project managers who can see all job progress and allotted resources with the click of a button.

Pricing Details

10000ft

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
10000ft Editions & Modules
10000ft
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LiquidPlanner

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
LiquidPlanner Editions & Modules
LiquidPlanner
Edition
Professional
$451
Enterprise
$691
1. 5-user minimum
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