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Likelihood to Recommend

Bubble PPM

No stage gate or portfolio reporting solution can overcome poor input data. The organization has to be willing to commit to consistent and rigorous updates of the information, or the reporting becomes useless. From what I've seen of competitive systems, Bubble Innovator is the easiest to use in this regard, so the excuse of not having good data because it's painful to upload or cumbersome to retrieve goes away. And the ease with which you can produce customized reports allows you to immediately find the gaps and weak points in your data, and take action to address them. That's not to say that every report and function in Bubble Innovator is perfect. But the close collaboration and responsiveness of the Bubble Innovation team has made it relatively easy to triage, prioritize, and implement improvements along the way.
Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

Before Mavenlink, our organization used several disconnected softwares to manage time, budgets, tasks, etc. We wasted so much time trying to find and connect time entries to project budgets and were constantly going over budgets but not knowing early enough to keep it from happening. Mavenlink has made our organization more efficient and has helped us deliver projects on time and within budget.
Rachel Stantliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
7.4
Task Management
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.3
Resource Management
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.0
Gantt Charts
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
7.3
Scheduling
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
7.9
Workflow Automation
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.2
Team Collaboration
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.0
Document Management
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
6.0
Email integration
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
7.2
Mobile Access
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
4.4
Timesheet Tracking
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.8
Change request and Case Management
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
6.2
Budget and Expense Management
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.3

Professional Services Automation

Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
7.1
Quotes/estimates
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
7.3
Invoicing
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
6.4
Project & financial reporting
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
7.9
Integration with accounting software
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
6.9

Pros

Bubble PPM

  • Bubble Innovator is a tremendous visualization tool. The entire organization can quickly see where projects are in the stage-gate process.
  • Bubble Innovator became a key part of our strategic process for new product revenue projections. Utilizing Bubble Innovator as a portfolio management tool allows us to quickly output new product revenue projections for our strategic planning process.
  • Bubble Innovator is highly flexible. We are able to adapt it to our particular needs at different sites. This adaptability also allows us to utilize information to support other business processes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

  • It allows a lot of customization in regards for projects if you want them to be extremely detailed on tasks
  • Master planning feature gives a great overall view for me planning my projects out
  • The design looks better than Salesforce, color coding certain projects indicating for their statuses
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bubble PPM

  • Development of custom functionality, and redefining 'standard' options for the software. As Bubble grows and their customer base increases there will be opportunity for this, at present development projects can be slow and expensive. However the standard software options are excellent, but as processes evolve within organisations the flexibility to evolve the software could be made simpler.
Emma Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

  • Where to begin. The email notifications are next to impossible to get right. Your team will be bombarded with notifications that carry no real weight.
  • The cost is just too high. Compared to other PM software, this one is in the tens of thousands of dollars for a company to utilize for such a dated piece of software.
  • There are so many layers to this tool that it is difficult to decipher permissions for users.
  • You can't add photos in comments! Seriously it's 2019 and they can't implement a simple field that allows for images to be pasted right in with the comments. Everything has to be an attachment, which is cumbersome and slows progress.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM 9.1
Based on 3 answers
The business has been extremely satisfied with Bubble Innovator and is in support of rolling this tool out to our other businesses within the overall franchise.
Douglas Raymond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.8
Based on 4 answers
Although the company I currently work for does not use the product I have recommended that we do switch to Mavenlink. We will be opening some new sites internationally this year and I can see that Mavenlink would be a great product for us to use
Eric Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is highly visual and simple. Literally within 10-15 minutes of my introduction to the software, I was up and running. Of course, deeper capabilities become apparent after additional use, but the basic functionality is very simple to grasp. Where there are consistent challenges reported by multiple users, the Bubble Innovation team is quick to connect and put plans in place to address the challenges.
Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Only the app is bad; everything else is fantastic. It has a logical user flow and I barely needed any guidance on how to use it when I first started. As with most softwares there are unseen capabilities I've needed to be shown in order to use, but for my day-to-day tasks I could have figured it out without any training
Joe Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Bubble PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Mavenlink gives advance notice for system upgrades, and they're not during our business day. Mavenlink has always been available when we needed it.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Bubble PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 7.7
Based on 2 answers
Very good integration with Google apps. Some complexity is called however in the synchronization between Google Tasks and Maven links tasks. This can sometimes lead to duplicate records in Google Tasks. It has been dissolvable that becomes cumbersome if not properly curated.
Steve Goldsmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Outstanding response times, and solutions to issues requiring support are quickly implemented. For bigger issues or longer term developments, Bubble happily takes the time to meet in person and discuss requirements to drive detailed solutions.
Emma Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 10.0
Based on 7 answers
Mavenlink support is fantastic! Any issues that arise are always handled quickly and efficiently. Granted, we haven't had many issues to report. Typically, my team tends to only reach out to support if they need assistance remembering how to do something or asking about an improvement. We had Mavenlink build an integration when we first started using the software, and the support team worked hard to listen and improve the integration.
Rachel Stantliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Bubble PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We prepared questions in advance, and our trainer was an expert in what Mavenlink was and wasn't able to do. We were able to have multiple people trained at once.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Bubble PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The training was very well-organized. We were able to send questions in advance so the instructor knew what to cover, and the brought up related topics to maximize the usefulness of what they were teaching us.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM 8.1
Based on 4 answers
The number of variables made this extremely challenging (org changes, stage gate harmonization, pipeline prioritization, and new governance model). I think the implementation was handled very well in spite of this, and managed to deliver on time and on budget.
Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 5.6
Based on 4 answers
Dedicate as much internal time to the implementation effort as possible, even if you're using a 3rd party or Mavenlink services. Your team knows your processes the best
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bubble PPM

We found Innovator provided all the functionality we required in a lightweight solution that was easy to configure to our processes, provided benefits to almost all those who accessed it with little or no training. Other systems may offer more depth of functionality but this makes them more cumbersome to use and requires more training of users. Innovator also offers a more transparent cost structure - you can immediately see what it will cost as all the functionality is automatically available within the price
Neville Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

We have evaluated about 15 different project management platforms and narrowed down our list to only five (Celoxis, Sciforma, Podio, Mavenlink, and Teamwork). Other solutions we evaluated were not able either to meet our vendor security requirements or were not flexible in pricing (or had costly integrations and add-ons that we needed but they were not included). Other reasons were lack of 24/7 and multilingual support, only one user interface language (English, but we needed French, German, and more), absence of a dedicated account manager from a vendor, and overall user experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Bubble PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It's very easy to add users and contractors into Mavenlink. There's also an option that let's you manage access for teams in multiple locations.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bubble PPM

  • With financials being included in each SKU, it has lead us to be more finance focused and aware of what projects are more profitable than others.
  • It has given us a better oversight of what everyone is working on and the SKUs in our portfolio - allowed us to allocate resources more efficiently.
Laura Sew Hoy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

  • If we are talking about time saved from a administrative and setup standpoint we probably save at least around thousand dollars a week since this tool is so easy to set up!
  • They have an extensive training center to explain how to use the tool and a live chat feature so employees aren't reaching out to me with questions! That saves me a lot of time and money to work on more valuable tasks for the company.
Kate Battle | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Bubble PPM

General

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

Bubble PPM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Element 1: One-time fixed SaaS set-up fee One-time investment based on required configuration and deployment. Element 2: Monthly license fee Calculated on #users (per user type). Variable - According to required users/types.

Mavenlink

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$199 / hour*

* Training starts at $199. Additional client success programs are available.

Mavenlink Editions & Modules

Edition
Teams$191
Premier$492
Professional$293
  1. annually, for up to 5 users. Additional Users: $4/month/user
  2. For larger customers, price can go as low as $10.
  3. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bubble PPM
8.9
Mavenlink
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Bubble PPM
9.1
Mavenlink
8.8

Usability

Bubble PPM
8.2
Mavenlink
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
9.1

Performance

Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
7.7

Support Rating

Bubble PPM
9.1
Mavenlink
10.0

In-Person Training

Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
9.1

Online Training

Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.2

Implementation Rating

Bubble PPM
8.1
Mavenlink
5.6

Scalability

Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.2

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