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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.7 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

RationalPlan

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.5
RationalPlan
6.6
Task Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
RationalPlan
7.3
Resource Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
RationalPlan
6.8
Gantt Charts
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
RationalPlan
7.3
Scheduling
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.7
RationalPlan
6.4
Email integration
ConceptDraw PROJECT
10.0
RationalPlan
6.4
Timesheet Tracking
ConceptDraw PROJECT
7.0
RationalPlan
4.5
Budget and Expense Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
6.7
RationalPlan
6.4
Team Collaboration
ConceptDraw PROJECT
RationalPlan
7.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ConceptDraw PROJECT
RationalPlan
7.3
Document Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
RationalPlan
3.6
Mobile Access
ConceptDraw PROJECT
RationalPlan
9.1

Professional Services Automation

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
RationalPlan
4.5
Project & financial reporting
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
RationalPlan
Invoicing
ConceptDraw PROJECT
RationalPlan
4.5

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

RationalPlan

  • 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.
Justin James, MComPM, Prince2 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConceptDraw PROJECT

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

RationalPlan

  • Milestones should be a primary option instead of 0h to create one.
LeRoy Mattingly | 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

RationalPlan

RationalPlan 7.7
Based on 2 answers
I had to ask for support once and got a response immediately.
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

RationalPlan

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConceptDraw PROJECT

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

RationalPlan

  • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project
LeRoy Mattingly | 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

RationalPlan

General

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

RationalPlan Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Single$87 USD1
Multi$149 USD1
Server$560 USD1
Stakeholder$49 USD1
  1. Lifetime License per Seat
SaaS Edition
Beginner$41
Master$121
Production$191
Free$0
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
RationalPlan
7.7

Support Rating

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
RationalPlan
7.7

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