Celoxis vs. RationalPlan

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Celoxis
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Celoxis is an all-in-one, customizable project management and work collaboration platform targeted for mid-to-large sized businesses. Some key features include portfolio management, robust scheduling, costing, revenue forecasting, advanced resource capacity/utilization management and custom apps. The vendor’s value proposition is that with Celoxis, users can get rid of multiple applications or spreadsheets to manage and track bugs, issues or risks, approvals and other workflows that…
$25
per user, 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
CeloxisRationalPlan
Editions & Modules
SaaS
$25
per user, per month
On-Premise
$450
per user, one time
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
CeloxisRationalPlan
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsDuration and Volume discounts (For SaaS) Volume discounts (For On-Premise) Free Support for 1st year (For On-Premise) Low TCO with multi-OS, database support (For On-Premise) Free Client-logins and "email-only" users One hour complimentary Celoxis Administrator course
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Features
CeloxisRationalPlan
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Celoxis
8.3
4 Ratings
9% above category average
RationalPlan
6.6
4 Ratings
14% below category average
Task Management9.34 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Resource Management7.74 Ratings6.84 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.74 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Scheduling8.53 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration7.44 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology10.01 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Document Management8.02 Ratings3.63 Ratings
Email integration9.02 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Mobile Access6.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking8.53 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Change request and Case Management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.03 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Celoxis
8.3
4 Ratings
10% above category average
RationalPlan
4.5
1 Ratings
50% below category average
Quotes/estimates8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing7.02 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Project & financial reporting7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CeloxisRationalPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(4 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CeloxisRationalPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
Celoxis
Celoxis is a great option if you are looking for an affordable, easy to use, easy to integrate project manegement solution. It is very powerful for waterfall project management. I evaluated more than 15 platforms and could not find any with a close evaluation in terms of cost-benefit to Celoxis. Of course there are more powerfull tools, for 10 times the price. So far, for project management, there hasn't been a requirement I haven't been able to solve with some work. It really lacks features for Agile methodologies, even if it provides a Kanban view, so far it doesn't provide and additional agile artifacts. If an organization has already reached a very mature project management practice and needs to improve on program and portfolio management, Celoxis won't provide any useful feature. If the organization has the resources (skills and time mostly) to develop some workflows and customization, it might work but with a limit. Hopefully Celoxis addresses these features in the near future.
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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
Celoxis
  • Project planning
  • Time log
  • Efforts analysis vs plan
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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
Celoxis
  • Support is at times slow to respond.
  • Not new user-friendly.
  • Not able to pull in closer or zoom the interface.
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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
Celoxis
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
Celoxis
I used an evalaution matrix built with input of several stakeholders in the company. In the end the matrix included 100 features (non of them was price related). The matrix was heavily focused on waterfall project management, agile related features were only 5 out of 100 features. Features were labeled as mandatory, required or optional. Products which lacked a mandatory feature (like providing technical support) were disqualified. Then a price vs features evaluation was made and only the products with the best combination were seleced to continue: Celoxis, ITM Platform and Mission Control. A final technical evaluation was made comparing the full evaluation but also the evaluation of only the 40 required features. Overall, Celoxis was the better evaluated (76% vs 65% of the second place), for the 40 required features, Celoxis got 91% against 78% of number 2. In the end we chose Celoxis even when it had higher licensing cost.
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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
Celoxis
  • Positive in most cases
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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

Celoxis Screenshots

Screenshot of Intuitive and customized dashboardsScreenshot of Pre-built integration and easy-to-use web-based APIScreenshot of Fastest Interactive Gantt chart in the industry. Can seamlessly handle 10,000 tasksScreenshot of Resource load charts, capacity planning, utilization views with "real-time" capturesScreenshot of Share ideas and updates effectively. Build a collaborative work culture

RationalPlan Screenshots

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