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ArchiOffice

3 Ratings

RationalPlan

3 Ratings

ArchiOffice

3 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 101

RationalPlan

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Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ArchiOffice

ArchiOffice is great for our firm in the sense that I can track my time throughout the work day and see how the project is doing as a whole compared to the budget we set in place. ArchiOffice would be more useful for my position in the company if I could see the hours spent by other team members on the same project to better manage the time spent on the project and to better make informed decisions on creating future proposals.
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RationalPlan

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

Project Management

ArchiOffice
4.7
RationalPlan
7.5
Task Management
ArchiOffice
3.2
RationalPlan
8.2
Resource Management
ArchiOffice
3.0
RationalPlan
8.2
Gantt Charts
ArchiOffice
3.0
RationalPlan
8.6
Scheduling
ArchiOffice
3.1
RationalPlan
8.6
Workflow Automation
ArchiOffice
4.0
RationalPlan
Team Collaboration
ArchiOffice
2.9
RationalPlan
Support for Agile Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
RationalPlan
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
RationalPlan
Document Management
ArchiOffice
5.7
RationalPlan
6.4
Email integration
ArchiOffice
2.9
RationalPlan
6.8
Mobile Access
ArchiOffice
3.9
RationalPlan
9.1
Timesheet Tracking
ArchiOffice
8.9
RationalPlan
4.5
Change request and Case Management
ArchiOffice
7.0
RationalPlan
Budget and Expense Management
ArchiOffice
9.8
RationalPlan
6.8

Professional Services Automation

ArchiOffice
8.5
RationalPlan
4.5
Quotes/estimates
ArchiOffice
5.0
RationalPlan
Invoicing
ArchiOffice
9.8
RationalPlan
4.5
Project & financial reporting
ArchiOffice
9.8
RationalPlan
Integration with accounting software
ArchiOffice
9.6
RationalPlan

Pros

  • ArchiOffice helps me manage my time throughout the work day.
  • ArchiOffice helps me to understand how much time I have allocated to each client and to give me a realistic view on how long each task actually takes.
  • ArchiOffice gives me a breakdown of the time and expenses our company has allocated to each project.
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  • 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.
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Cons

  • I would like to see more of a scheduling component, to manage projects across our project team.
  • I would like to receive a notification if a project is going over budget.
  • I have to remember to double click to clear a contact, or the contact will be overridden.
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  • 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.
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Alternatives Considered

I love Harvest, especially compared to Archioffice. It's very intuitive, simply designed and easy to use. Perhaps the billing isn't as robust or customizable as Archi, but I would take it over Archi any day.
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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.
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Return on Investment

  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our day to day time.
  • I would like ArchiOffice to manage future time better with project time projections.
  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our monthly expenses.
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  • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project
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Pricing Details

ArchiOffice

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