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Actionspace

3 Ratings

LiquidPlanner

16 Ratings

Actionspace

3 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

LiquidPlanner

16 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actionspace

When you have many projects with different people on them Actionspace is well suited to handle that
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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 For other software, it's out of date.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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Actionspace
6.9
LiquidPlanner
7.9
Task Management
Actionspace
8.0
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Resource Management
Actionspace
4.0
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Gantt Charts
Actionspace
7.0
LiquidPlanner
7.1
Scheduling
Actionspace
5.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Workflow Automation
Actionspace
6.0
LiquidPlanner
6.5
Team Collaboration
Actionspace
6.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Actionspace
6.0
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Actionspace
7.0
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Document Management
Actionspace
7.0
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Email integration
Actionspace
7.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Mobile Access
Actionspace
8.0
LiquidPlanner
3.1
Timesheet Tracking
Actionspace
9.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Change request and Case Management
Actionspace
8.0
LiquidPlanner
Budget and Expense Management
Actionspace
8.0
LiquidPlanner
7.0

Professional Services Automation

Actionspace
8.0
LiquidPlanner
Quotes/estimates
Actionspace
8.0
LiquidPlanner
Invoicing
Actionspace
8.0
LiquidPlanner
Project & financial reporting
Actionspace
8.0
LiquidPlanner
Integration with accounting software
Actionspace
8.0
LiquidPlanner

Pros

  • User customization for each individual and their responsibilities
  • Great support staff and update capabilities
  • You can see the early stages of the project and see it through in a clean and organized way
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  • 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

  • Sometimes anyone who has touched a project still receive notification even if they don't need it
  • Having to manually enter information from other areas
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  • 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

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LiquidPlanner4.4
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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

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LiquidPlanner10.0
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Easy to learn and utilize. Can export charts and reports for sharing with colleagues.
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Support

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LiquidPlanner3.0
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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

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LiquidPlanner is not nearly as integrated and extensive as Project, but offered us a low-cost alternative for general project management functions and resource tracking
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Return on Investment

  • ROI
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  • Increased employee stakes in their tasks and responsibilities.
  • Easier to visualize project progress.
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Pricing Details

Actionspace

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