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10000ft

2 Ratings

RationalPlan

3 Ratings

10000ft

2 Ratings
Score 5.1 out of 101

RationalPlan

3 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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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.

RationalPlan

It's got its shortcomings but is still the best PM tool in my opinion

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
RationalPlan
7.5
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
RationalPlan
8.2
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
RationalPlan
8.2
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
RationalPlan
8.6
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
RationalPlan
8.6
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
RationalPlan
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
RationalPlan
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
RationalPlan
6.4
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
RationalPlan
6.8
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
RationalPlan
4.5
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
RationalPlan
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
RationalPlan
6.8
Mobile Access
10000ft
RationalPlan
9.1

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
RationalPlan
4.5
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
RationalPlan
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
RationalPlan
4.5
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
RationalPlan

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
  • Portfolio view is great to get a feel for how your programme is running at a glance and which areas possibly might require attention. The fact that you can customise your view by adding your own columns is another plus.
  • All project information in one tool is a big plus for me considering the amount of projects we run with. This really improves efficiency and saves me time. You have the ability to add documents to tasks, manage risks, email resources tasks due for projects they are assigned to(might need some refinement depending on your requirements), material db with costing etc.

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.
  • While the portfolio view is great is becomes difficult/cluttered with many projects. Highlighting master projects will help. Creating a tree view for master project and its sub projects would even be better.
  • Reporting is a big part of any project. While rationalplan has reports for key areas the presentation of these reports could really be improved. Make it more presentable. Add some burndown charts. I hate to compare you to MS Project but they do reporting really well in MS Project.
  • The email function is another great idea. Would be great if one had an option to either email an entire portfolio or by active project. At times I’m still scoping certain projects and if the WBS is not yet complete then this incomplete project is also communicated via email which leads to frustration in the team. You don’t always want to communicate tasks for all projects to all resources.
  • One need to be able to: Email per project
  • Email entire portfolio (as currently the case)
  • Email by resource (send pending or outstanding tasks to the resource in question)
  • Add a portfolio dashboard with graphical speed and bar charts giving you a glimpse of late projects, projects slipping, not started in progress etc., for your portfolio.

Likelihood to Renew

10000ft4.0
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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
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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
I use Multi which is the standalone platform. While there is no team collaboration it does have an email feature built in. Rational Plan does have the Server option but it all comes at a price the same as Wrike.I have used many free and commercial platforms and rationalplan multi is a good balance with features especially if some of the proposed feature requests are implemented.

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.
  • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project

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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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RationalPlan

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
RationalPlan Editions & Modules
RationalPlan
On-premise Edition
Single
$57 USD1
Multi
$98 USD1
Server
$350 USD1
Stakeholder
$32 USD1
1. Lifetime License per Seat
SaaS Edition
Beginner
$41
Master
$121
Production
$191
Free
$0
1. per user
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