CloudBlue PSA vs. RationalPlan

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudBlue PSA
Score 9.3 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
CloudBlue PSA (formerly HarmonyPSA) provides full visibility of projects, customers and profitability in a single pane of glass, along with automation of sales, finance and operational processes. Ingram Micro acquired Harmony Business Systems and HarmonyPSA in April 2021.
$65
per month (billed annually)
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
CloudBlue PSARationalPlan
Editions & Modules
Annual SaaS
$65.00
per month (billed annually)
Monthly SaaS
Contact Sales
Annual On-Premise
Contact Sales
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
CloudBlue PSARationalPlan
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
CloudBlue PSARationalPlan
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
CloudBlue PSA
-
Ratings
RationalPlan
6.6
4 Ratings
13% 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
CloudBlue PSA
-
Ratings
RationalPlan
4.5
1 Ratings
48% below category average
Invoicing00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
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User Ratings
CloudBlue PSARationalPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudBlue PSARationalPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
Ingram Micro
For organizations with 10+ employees, I think it is suitable. Smaller shops might find it overly complex.
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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
Ingram Micro
  • The help desk ticket system is robust and modern.
  • Billing & invoicing from Harmony meets all our needs and is easy to use.
  • Project management and scheduling features help us stay organized and on schedule.
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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
Ingram Micro
  • Training resources are still a work in progress.
  • As a software engineer, I'd like to see a more extensive API
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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
Ingram Micro
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
Ingram Micro
Connectwise was the 600 pound gorilla with lots of features, but it was also the titantic, too big to get out of its own way. We found it too complex to use and too archaic to integrate with. As powerful as it was, it was missing a few key features that a modern PSA like CloudBlue had as a matter of course. CloudBlue feels like the new generation, and so far it's only gotten better as they grow.
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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
Ingram Micro
  • It's allowed us to migrate away from home grown solutions to adhere to industry standards and better utilize our engineer's time.
  • Quoting new projects and hardware is easier to delegate and vastly more efficient than our previous methods.
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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

CloudBlue PSA Screenshots

Screenshot of Customised dashboard with key business metricsScreenshot of Auto generated invoicing ensures nothing gets forgottenScreenshot of Keep on top of projectsScreenshot of Fully integrated and configurable ticketingScreenshot of Conversion of leads to prospects to customers is seamless, with no re-keying

RationalPlan Screenshots

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