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9 Ratings
5 Ratings
9 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Backlog ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

9.4

Backlog

94%
6.6

RationalPlan

66%
Backlog ranks higher in 8/11 features

Task Management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Gantt Charts

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Scheduling

9.9
99%
2 Ratings
6.4
64%
4 Ratings

Team Collaboration

9.9
99%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Document Management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
3.6
36%
3 Ratings

Email integration

9.9
99%
2 Ratings
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Mobile Access

9.9
99%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Resource Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
4 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Budget and Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

Backlog

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
4.5

RationalPlan

45%
RationalPlan ranks higher in 1/1 features

Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Backlog is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.9

Backlog

99%
2 Ratings
7.7

RationalPlan

77%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Backlog

80%
2 Ratings
7.7

RationalPlan

77%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Backlog

The user interface is very good. It is more intuitive in nature. It is easy to use and robust in operation. The dashboard is designed on modernized UI and the interface is also intuitive. I can easily navigate things on my own.
Carol Aleman | 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

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

  • The biggest drawback that I want Backlog to fix as soon as possible is that is does not provide any place to explain the problem or bug virtually.
  • There is a need for a tab or space to attach screenshot or video to easily explain the bug or problem in the project.
Carol Aleman | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

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

Pricing Details

Backlog

General

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

Starting Price

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

Starting Price

$0 Lifetime License per Seat

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
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

Backlog

Backlog 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Backlog has all of the top-notch features to increase productivity, visibility, and project tracking. Backlog is easy to use. I first just logged in to the platform and it was [ready] to go. I easily started working on it and it started giving me the bugs’ details on our project. Always available for queries. Listen to the queries very attentively and try to give a solution on the go if applicable. Otherwise, take some time and respond with the advanced workable solution in the limited time frame.
Carol Aleman | 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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