Copper Project vs. RationalPlan

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Copper Project
Score 6.4 out of 10
N/A
Copper Project, from Australian company Element Software, is project management software.N/A
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
Copper ProjectRationalPlan
Editions & Modules
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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
Copper ProjectRationalPlan
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Copper ProjectRationalPlan
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Copper Project
9.4
1 Ratings
22% above category average
RationalPlan
6.6
4 Ratings
13% below category average
Task Management10.01 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Resource Management9.01 Ratings6.84 Ratings
Gantt Charts10.01 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Scheduling10.01 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration10.01 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology9.01 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Document Management10.01 Ratings3.63 Ratings
Email integration10.01 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Mobile Access10.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.01 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management9.01 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Copper Project
9.8
1 Ratings
27% above category average
RationalPlan
4.5
1 Ratings
49% below category average
Quotes/estimates10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing9.01 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Project & financial reporting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Copper ProjectRationalPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Copper ProjectRationalPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
Element Software
Copper Project is one of the best online project management and communication tools are available for businesses of all types. Creating and assigning the task to other team members becomes easy as it does on its own easily.
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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
Element Software
  • It has been a great find for me as it reduces my work and make me more productive at other work which I usually neglect them because of excessive work.
  • The platform is trending on top of list worldwide because of its stand out feature task structure.
  • It comprises all the best tools and strategies that involve a successful activity development system.
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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
Element Software
  • The biggest drawback that Copper Project has that it becomes slow at times [in my experience].
  • Secondly, to manage anything in the platform I have to make a ticket every time to make any changes which are frustrating for me a lot.
  • [In my experience] it usually becomes clunky and slow while dealing with large requests which need to be change and functionality needs to improve more.
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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
Element Software
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Stand By Soft
I had to ask for support once and got a response immediately.
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Alternatives Considered
Element Software
Integration of the Copper Project is amazing. It is designed on such a great module that it can easily integrate with any other software. I have a lot of software already in my organization which we are using to handle different processes in the organization, Copper Project easily integrated with them and gives me all in one platform to manage all of my activities on one platform which is a great help for me.
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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
Element Software
  • This feature is also helping me a lot in making project structure and prioritizing things according to the flow of work, which is great as it gives clear path what to do next.
  • Customer support of Copper Project is very professional.
  • I recently had some problems while using the platform, they listened to the problem carefully and responded with a more feasible and workable solution within the limited time frame, which gives me the confidence to use the platform more in-depth.
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Stand By Soft
  • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project
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