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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 6.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ConceptDraw PROJECT

Getting started - using the Gantt chart to enter tasks in any order and then using those tasks to initially define a MindMap to further explore alternative dependencies. The alternative works better when initiating a project with significant unknowns.
Daniel Reiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiquidPlanner

If you have a large project and all of the people working on it are assigned to a particular tactic from idea, to creation, to review, to execution. Putting everything in one tactic and having checklist items that everyone can see is really useful. However, once a tactic or project is marked done, it is hard to find assets and history if you want to build on that tactic for future project work. Personally, I don't like the user experience with the software. It feels clunky and not intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.5
LiquidPlanner
7.9
Task Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Resource Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Gantt Charts
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
LiquidPlanner
7.1
Scheduling
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.7
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Email integration
ConceptDraw PROJECT
10.0
LiquidPlanner
8.8
Timesheet Tracking
ConceptDraw PROJECT
7.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Budget and Expense Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
6.7
LiquidPlanner
7.0
Workflow Automation
ConceptDraw PROJECT
LiquidPlanner
6.5
Team Collaboration
ConceptDraw PROJECT
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ConceptDraw PROJECT
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ConceptDraw PROJECT
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Document Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Mobile Access
ConceptDraw PROJECT
LiquidPlanner
3.1

Professional Services Automation

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
LiquidPlanner
Project & financial reporting
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
LiquidPlanner

Pros

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Integration with ConceptDraw Mindmap makes work breakdown very easy.
  • We have cross-functional teams where team members often work on different projects in parallel. The multi project management feature has been a blessing over these years.
  • Another import feature is the availability of many different predefined report generation templates that made it very easy to communicate different aspects of the project to different stakeholders.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiquidPlanner

  • Priority based planning. Every other planning software we've used relies on dates and therefore needs constant attention. Priority based planning means that the plan is always up to date.
  • Ease of use. LiquidPlanner has a very short learning curve. This is critical to getting team members to use it.
  • Forecasting. LiquidPlanner makes it very easy to run scenarios by simply dragging and dropping projects and reassigning resources.
  • Awesome Support. I get personal responses very fast. Usually within a couple hours. And, they listen and ask for more information.
Robert Tupa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Non-intuitive keyboard shortcuts
  • No advanced reporting or estimates
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiquidPlanner

  • The interface is messy and cluttered. The best way to find things and see what you actually want to see is the main Projects view which is also the most cluttered and hardest to maneuver in.
  • Clicking an external link someone posted in a comment or task description doesn't open in a new window by default, so we are constantly having to go back to get to LiquidPlanner again.
  • The way that the interface saves your state globally (rather than per tab instance) means that if you click a link from someone else to a task that's not yours, then it adjusts your filters on the Projects page. Then if you refresh another LiquidPlanner window where you were on the Projects tab, suddenly all of its filters are updated and what you were looking at may no longer be there.
  • It might just be the way that we use the system, but the Home and My Work tabs are fairly useless for us. They typically don't show the tasks we're actually looking for.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ConceptDraw PROJECT

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner 4.4
Based on 2 answers
We may not renew LiquidPlanner's contract, but only because my company has recently been acquired and we'll be adopting some of the software that they're using to standardize process. LiquidPlanner's development team releases new features pretty often, so it seems like the gaps and inefficiencies are slowly getting smaller/less frequent
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ConceptDraw PROJECT

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to learn and utilize. Can export charts and reports for sharing with colleagues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw PROJECT 8.4
Based on 3 answers
Online tutorials always available + chat, email and phone. Questions answered promptly and completely.
Daniel Reiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Support is the least impressive part of LiquidPlanner for me. Issues are resolved, but software bugs or suggested improvements are generally blown off or responded to condescendingly. This software updates more frequently than any other software we use, frequently during times we use the product (Saturday mornings). Often the updates result in aesthetic changes that seem pointless when there are bigger updates that would make using the product easier, which should be a higher priority.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw has a much simpler licensing and pricing model. Perpetual license and ability to use in offline mode was an important criteria for us. Perfect bundle for small and medium business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiquidPlanner

We use Teamwork for managing projects and love it for that, but we stick with LiquidPlanner for the high-level overview of our project workload, as well as for time-tracking (specifically for being able to bill out actuals). Teamwork and LiquidPlanner each have their merits; we find the combination of both tools to be right for our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Inexpensive way to present a professional project plan when needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiquidPlanner

  • LiquidPlanner really forces you to map out your workflow. For me, honing into a template that I can later adjust as needed has been huge, as there is less time at the beginning of a project trying to assign and figure out what needs to happen when usually it never changes.
  • Communication between employees, especially ones not immediately available in the office has been very welcomed. It helps having conversations documented in a public, logical place that is easy to find and refer to as the project continues.
  • Our productivity has definitely skyrocketed as we've really gotten a feel and committed to using LiquidPlanner daily. As we move forward, we continually try to add more and more ways for us to use the service.
Clay J. Seal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ConceptDraw PROJECT

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$299*

* per user

ConceptDraw PROJECT Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Price varies for Individual, Commercial, Academic, Nonprofit and Government

LiquidPlanner

General

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

LiquidPlanner Editions & Modules

Edition
ProfessionalCONTACT US1
EnterpriseCONTACT US1
  1. 5-user minimum
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
LiquidPlanner
6.3

Likelihood to Renew

ConceptDraw PROJECT
LiquidPlanner
4.4

Usability

ConceptDraw PROJECT
LiquidPlanner
10.0

Support Rating

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
LiquidPlanner
9.0

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