Bluescape vs. RationalPlan

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bluescape
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Bluescape is a cloud-based, software as a service company based in Silicon Valley, CA, that provides a digital whiteboard of the same name.
$10
per month
RationalPlan
Score 7.7 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
RationalPlan is project management software that has been designed to help project managers keep their projects on time and within budget. The main goal of this software is to make the process of planning projects as short and as straightforward as possible and to guide novice project managers through each step but offer enough tools to those who are more experienced.
$0
per month per user
Pricing
BluescapeRationalPlan
Editions & Modules
Team
$10
per user, per month (10-50 licenses)
Business
$20
per user, per month (10+ licenses)
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
10+ licenses
Free
$0
Beginner
$4
per user
Master
$12
per user
Production
$19
per user
Stakeholder
$64 USD
Lifetime License per Seat
Single
$145 USD
Lifetime License per Seat
Multi
$288 USD
Lifetime License per Seat
Server
$668 USD
Lifetime License per Seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BluescapeRationalPlan
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
BluescapeRationalPlan
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Bluescape
-
Ratings
RationalPlan
6.6
4 Ratings
14% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings6.84 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings3.63 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Bluescape
-
Ratings
RationalPlan
4.5
1 Ratings
50% below category average
Invoicing00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
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User Ratings
BluescapeRationalPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(5 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
BluescapeRationalPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
Bluescape
This digital version of a pin-up space is absolutely an improvement to my workflow. The input is so robust. What you do with it is where the magic happens. This program is best suited for team collaboration. It helps to discuss how/where the team will contribute information to it--whether that is discussing the templates or a plan of action. Otherwise, the workspace can tend to get messy. I like the idea of having a presentation mode, where some of the markups could be hidden. The idea of a working session with consultants or clients sounds appealing, but at the same time, there is a desire for a cleaned up, clear shareout.
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Stand By Soft
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.
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Pros
Bluescape
  • Allows for a high volume of images and sketches to be put into the canvas
  • Lets you drop in text, freehand sketching, and shapes quick and easy
  • Can connect images and texts together using connectors, which can be customized
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Stand By Soft
  • 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
Bluescape
  • You can use Zoom with Bluescape but it requires solid bandwidth and memory by users.
  • A breadcrumb trail would be nice to watch students performance.
  • I would like individual user analytics for each of my students to see where they’ve been and what contributions each has made.
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Stand By Soft
  • Milestones should be a primary option instead of 0h to create one.
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Support Rating
Bluescape
No answers on this topic
Stand By Soft
I had to ask for support once and got a response immediately.
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Alternatives Considered
Bluescape
We have Workware installed on different computers in our office that were supposed to be great for presentation but we had issues after a user connected their laptop then they no longer had access to our server. If they had files they needed for the presentation they had to save them to their desktop to make sure they were accessible.
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Stand By Soft
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.
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Return on Investment
Bluescape
  • Especially in a remote work environment, Bluescape helps us continue collaborating without missing a beat
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Stand By Soft
  • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project
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ScreenShots

Bluescape Screenshots

Screenshot of Bluescape Collaborative Workspace

RationalPlan Screenshots

Screenshot of Project infoScreenshot of Notes and linksScreenshot of Working calendarsScreenshot of Gantt chartsScreenshot of Resource levelingScreenshot of Baseline management