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Score 5.8 out of 100
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Score 6.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Abstract

  • Large teams with dedicated design operations support
  • UX managers that want a facilitated workflow for their teams
  • Disciplined teams of individual contributors that want to adopt a process in their UI workflow
  • Cross-discipline teams that want a central collaboration space for reviewing and critiquing UI artifacts
  • If your files are named "FOR-REALS_FINAL_FINAL_FINAL_Super-Important-Project (copy).sketch"
  • If you're managing multiple pattern libraries
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiquidPlanner

If you have a large project and all of the people working on it are assigned to a particular tactic from idea, to creation, to review, to execution. Putting everything in one tactic and having checklist items that everyone can see is really useful. However, once a tactic or project is marked done, it is hard to find assets and history if you want to build on that tactic for future project work. Personally, I don't like the user experience with the software. It feels clunky and not intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Abstract
7.7
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Workflow Automation
Abstract
7.5
LiquidPlanner
6.5
Mobile Access
Abstract
7.0
LiquidPlanner
3.1
Search
Abstract
8.6
LiquidPlanner
Task Management
Abstract
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Resource Management
Abstract
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Gantt Charts
Abstract
LiquidPlanner
7.1
Scheduling
Abstract
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Team Collaboration
Abstract
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Abstract
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Abstract
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Document Management
Abstract
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Email integration
Abstract
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Timesheet Tracking
Abstract
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Budget and Expense Management
Abstract
LiquidPlanner
7.0

Communication

Abstract
8.7
LiquidPlanner
Chat
Abstract
10.0
LiquidPlanner
Notifications
Abstract
9.2
LiquidPlanner
Discussions
Abstract
8.0
LiquidPlanner
Internal knowledgebase
Abstract
7.5
LiquidPlanner

File Sharing & Management

Abstract
8.1
LiquidPlanner
Versioning
Abstract
10.0
LiquidPlanner
Document collaboration
Abstract
8.4
LiquidPlanner
Access control
Abstract
7.0
LiquidPlanner
Advanced security features
Abstract
6.1
LiquidPlanner
Device sync
Abstract
9.1
LiquidPlanner

Pros

Abstract

  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiquidPlanner

  • Priority based planning. Every other planning software we've used relies on dates and therefore needs constant attention. Priority based planning means that the plan is always up to date.
  • Ease of use. LiquidPlanner has a very short learning curve. This is critical to getting team members to use it.
  • Forecasting. LiquidPlanner makes it very easy to run scenarios by simply dragging and dropping projects and reassigning resources.
  • Awesome Support. I get personal responses very fast. Usually within a couple hours. And, they listen and ask for more information.
Robert Tupa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Abstract

  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiquidPlanner

  • The interface is messy and cluttered. The best way to find things and see what you actually want to see is the main Projects view which is also the most cluttered and hardest to maneuver in.
  • Clicking an external link someone posted in a comment or task description doesn't open in a new window by default, so we are constantly having to go back to get to LiquidPlanner again.
  • The way that the interface saves your state globally (rather than per tab instance) means that if you click a link from someone else to a task that's not yours, then it adjusts your filters on the Projects page. Then if you refresh another LiquidPlanner window where you were on the Projects tab, suddenly all of its filters are updated and what you were looking at may no longer be there.
  • It might just be the way that we use the system, but the Home and My Work tabs are fairly useless for us. They typically don't show the tasks we're actually looking for.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner 4.4
Based on 2 answers
We may not renew LiquidPlanner's contract, but only because my company has recently been acquired and we'll be adopting some of the software that they're using to standardize process. LiquidPlanner's development team releases new features pretty often, so it seems like the gaps and inefficiencies are slowly getting smaller/less frequent
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Abstract

Abstract 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Abstract has a difficult learning curve. If a feature-branch workflow is new to you, then it will take some getting used to. They make a lot of updates to the interface and these feature releases get ahead of their documentation. They rely heavily on an excellent customer support team and are present on various Slack channels to help design professionals with issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to learn and utilize. Can export charts and reports for sharing with colleagues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Abstract

Abstract 8.3
Based on 5 answers
Abstract by nature is complex and has to respond to whatever changes in Sketch. So there are frequent issues. Support can be slow to respond and are not always helpful, but they are quick to find and patch the bugs. Overall, it's not the best support, but it hasn't been detrimental.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Abstract

I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiquidPlanner

We use Teamwork for managing projects and love it for that, but we stick with LiquidPlanner for the high-level overview of our project workload, as well as for time-tracking (specifically for being able to bill out actuals). Teamwork and LiquidPlanner each have their merits; we find the combination of both tools to be right for our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Abstract

  • Single source of truth for the team.
  • Could quickly get expensive with corporate accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiquidPlanner

  • LiquidPlanner really forces you to map out your workflow. For me, honing into a template that I can later adjust as needed has been huge, as there is less time at the beginning of a project trying to assign and figure out what needs to happen when usually it never changes.
  • Communication between employees, especially ones not immediately available in the office has been very welcomed. It helps having conversations documented in a public, logical place that is easy to find and refer to as the project continues.
  • Our productivity has definitely skyrocketed as we've really gotten a feel and committed to using LiquidPlanner daily. As we move forward, we continually try to add more and more ways for us to use the service.
Clay J. Seal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Abstract

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Abstract Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

LiquidPlanner

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

LiquidPlanner Editions & Modules

Edition
ProfessionalCONTACT US1
EnterpriseCONTACT US1
Subscription$45.002
  1. 5-user minimum
  2. Per Month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Abstract
5.4
LiquidPlanner
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract
LiquidPlanner
4.4

Usability

Abstract
7.0
LiquidPlanner
10.0

Support Rating

Abstract
8.3
LiquidPlanner
9.0

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