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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Backlog

Project planning, project management, and tracking. Live git integration and project monitor make it possible to develop software using Agile methodology. Also if you are on a very small budget, then one should not go for this tool. But great support.
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

Appropriate as a great alternative to MS Project. RationalPlan provides most of the features needed to develop and maintain mid-level complex schedules.Less Appropriate for large complex schedules of long duration. These can be a challenge due to Duration at top-level. It is also a challenge to generate reports for management - reporting feature is limited.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Backlog
7.3
RationalPlan
6.6
Task Management
Backlog
9.0
RationalPlan
7.3
Gantt Charts
Backlog
9.0
RationalPlan
7.3
Scheduling
Backlog
8.0
RationalPlan
6.4
Team Collaboration
Backlog
6.0
RationalPlan
7.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Backlog
4.0
RationalPlan
7.3
Document Management
Backlog
8.0
RationalPlan
3.6
Email integration
Backlog
6.0
RationalPlan
6.4
Mobile Access
Backlog
8.0
RationalPlan
9.1
Resource Management
Backlog
RationalPlan
6.8
Timesheet Tracking
Backlog
RationalPlan
4.5
Budget and Expense Management
Backlog
RationalPlan
6.4

Professional Services Automation

Backlog
RationalPlan
4.5
Invoicing
Backlog
RationalPlan
4.5

Pros

Backlog

  • Gantt chart
  • Github support
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

  • 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.
Justin James, MComPM, Prince2 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Backlog

  • Price is very high for small teams and department of short term contracts.
  • GUI can be more intuitive.
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

  • Milestones should be a primary option instead of 0h to create one.
LeRoy Mattingly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Backlog

Backlog 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I would give 9 but one less because of the high price.
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

RationalPlan 7.7
Based on 4 answers
I had to ask for support once and got a response immediately.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Backlog

All of them have their own uniqueness.
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

RationalPlan is cost-effective and allows most users to prepare and manage their schedule. The software lacks comprehensive reporting and duration changes at the top level of a project.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Backlog

  • Software interns get easily used to this tool.
  • One who works in the SDLC gets recognized and it's easy to track rank board.
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

  • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project
LeRoy Mattingly | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Backlog

General

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

Backlog Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

RationalPlan

General

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

RationalPlan Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Single$87 USD1
Multi$149 USD1
Server$560 USD1
Stakeholder$49 USD1
  1. Lifetime License per Seat
SaaS Edition
Beginner$41
Master$121
Production$191
Free$0
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Backlog
8.0
RationalPlan
7.7

Support Rating

Backlog
8.0
RationalPlan
7.7

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