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Score 8.6 out of 101
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Score 7.5 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

AceProject

It is well suited if you have a specific work force or are working in a production or an assembly line style environment. It is also well suited if you have small teams that have to get out a certain amount of product in set periods of time. AceProjects is great for monitoring how long each individual spent on their specific task and subsequently how long the team took to complete their work.
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LiquidPlanner

It is suited well if the whole company is on-board and if you take the time and effort to train everyone and to use LiquidPlanner as it was designed. Used in such a scenario, I think it could be a very effective project management and task tracking tool. If you have custom needs and need a solution that will bend to support almost any scenario, you might end up fighting with the system to get it to do what you want.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

AceProject
3.2
LiquidPlanner
7.9
Task Management
AceProject
5.0
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Resource Management
AceProject
6.0
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Gantt Charts
AceProject
3.0
LiquidPlanner
7.1
Scheduling
AceProject
4.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Workflow Automation
AceProject
1.0
LiquidPlanner
6.5
Team Collaboration
AceProject
5.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Support for Agile Methodology
AceProject
1.0
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
AceProject
1.0
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Document Management
AceProject
1.0
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Email integration
AceProject
2.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Mobile Access
AceProject
1.0
LiquidPlanner
3.1
Timesheet Tracking
AceProject
8.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Change request and Case Management
AceProject
4.0
LiquidPlanner
Budget and Expense Management
AceProject
3.0
LiquidPlanner
7.0

Professional Services Automation

AceProject
2.0
LiquidPlanner
Project & financial reporting
AceProject
2.0
LiquidPlanner

Pros

AceProject

  • Time Tracking
  • Resource allocation
  • Easy to implement, small adoption curve.
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LiquidPlanner

  • Ability to dynamically reprioritize work and immediately see the effect on all active projects (for example, if you put a deadline at risk because another project is dropped in and takes precedence).
  • Great transparency of entire project portfolio, since by default everything resides in a single workspace. Nobody can hide from missed deadlines; they're there for all to see.
  • Product is designed to be collaborative; everyone can easily update the status of their own tasks, capture conversations at a project or task level (reducing email overload), and attach documents from other services such as Box.
  • Great online help/support portal with lots of video tutorials and knowledge base articles.
  • Our dedicated customer success manager has been more than willing to help us in any way possible to improve our utilization of LiquidPlanner by sharing best practices, reviewing our workspace and making suggestions, etc. If you are willing to invest in LiquidPlanner, they are there to support you every step of the way.
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Cons

AceProject

  • Expand on data tracking
  • Improve report generation
  • Break out from just being a time clock manager.
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LiquidPlanner

  • Security/permissions could be more flexible. Users can be granted access to either the entire project workspace or specific projects. I'd prefer a middle option where you can grant a user access to all current and future projects that reside in a particular "package" (a LiquidPlanner construct for grouping similar tasks or projects).
  • LiquidPlanner has some unique scheduling concepts that may be unfamiliar to seasoned project managers who dream about Gantt charts and are MS Project experts. In fact, this is one of the reasons why some individuals at my company have struggled to embrace it. I think that LiquidPlanner could add some modules to their online support site to focus specifically on this type of individual and help to ease the transition to the LiquidPlanner way of thinking.
  • Their desktop web application is stellar. However, they've been lagging in updating their mobile app. I don't think that the mobile app needs all of the functionality of the desktop web application (it would make the smartphone app too complicated to use), but the basic UI hasn't evolved along with iOS and could use some sprucing up.
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Likelihood to Renew

AceProject

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner 4.4
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.
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Usability

AceProject

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LiquidPlanner

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

AceProject

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner 3.0
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.
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Alternatives Considered

AceProject

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LiquidPlanner

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.
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Return on Investment

AceProject

  • We were able to track our production teams work and refine our methods to improve deliverable dates.
  • Once our staff reached a certain size the capability of the software began to lag. Diminishing returns.
  • The lack of reporting features made data regression and extrapolation difficult.
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LiquidPlanner

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

AceProject

General

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

AceProject Editions & Modules

AceProject
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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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