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Score 8.1 out of 100

Mavenlink

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM is well suited for anyone who manages product related projects, especially new product development. As we've matured in our implementation of the system we found that it is great for managing all projects, but the specific strength is product development to launch.Bubble PPM would not be as appropriate for use as a CRM tool, as the references to people are best suited to users within the organization
Matt Quist | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

It is a useful collaboration tool to work on projects together as a team. Functionality to plan projects at a detailed level and report on it could be improved. The Gantt chart does not allow for baselines to be stored. Schedule does not allow planning off holidays. Creating project plans using templates is easy however it would be nice to have the ability to upload an excel sheet to create a task tracker. The roll up of budgets is not available at a milestone level that inhibits ability to track budget at milestones. It would be good to have a status report generated for clients that could be either available as a standard report or as a custom report.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.3
Task Management
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
9.0
Resource Management
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.6
Gantt Charts
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.2
Scheduling
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.4
Workflow Automation
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.2
Team Collaboration
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.6
Document Management
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.1
Email integration
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.2
Mobile Access
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
6.7
Timesheet Tracking
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.7
Change request and Case Management
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.0
Budget and Expense Management
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.8

Professional Services Automation

Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
7.8
Quotes/estimates
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
7.3
Invoicing
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.2
Project & financial reporting
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
8.0
Integration with accounting software
Bubble PPM
Mavenlink
7.8

Pros

Bubble PPM

  • I already mentioned the simple user interface for data upload, and the equally intuitive customized reporting. Leadership and "supporting" functions for product development get tremendous value from this because they don't need to hunt down answers anymore. Everything from pipeline planning to operational planning can be built on the same foundation of objective data, rather than many different sources interpreted through many different lenses.
  • But the greatest value I think Bubble Innovator delivers is not really the product itself. It's the sense of partnership and responsiveness from the Bubble Innovation team. The Bubble Innovation team becomes a part of your team. They are valued consultants with helpful input on best practices for stage gate management, portfolio analytics, and report visualization. I have continually been impressed with the responsiveness and effort that their team brings to the table. When we have challenges and need to customize our data or analytics or reporting, they are right there beside us, finding the best solution, sharing prototypes in a test environment, and implementing as fast as possible.
Matt Parsons | 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
I think Mavenlink is the most robust and best project management tool out there for an organization like ours. However, some of our staff feel like it isn't as user-friendly as it could be. From a Director point of view or a Project Manager point of view, Mavenlink is exceptional. From the point of view of a task-doer, it could be more visually appealing. Also, the mobile version isn't great.
Rachel Stantliff | 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 8 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 6 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

When evaluating Bubble Innovator against the competition, we felt that Bubble Innovator gave us the flexibility that we were looking for. Other solutions tended to have some hardwired functionality. Bubble Innovator was a great fit for managing our projects and was efficient to deploy, especially within our existing business processes.
Anonymous | 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

  • Increased efficiency at several levels - Proejct Teams/Project Managers/Portfolio Decsision Makers
  • Driven consistency of process and reporting across a complex global organization
  • Greater visibility of NPD pipeline has led to improved cross functional alignment on priorites
  • Improved portfolio decision making capability
Neville Turner | 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

Mavenlink Editions & Modules

Edition
Teams$191
PremierContact sales team
Professional$393
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. none
  3. per user/per month
  4. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bubble PPM
9.1
Mavenlink
7.5

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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