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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Creately

Very good online option for flowcharts and other purposes; can be quite cost-effective, too, depending on how you use it.
Mike Eisenberg | 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

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

Pros

Creately

  • Creately provides the same experience that other similar tools (i.e. Visio) provides, but presents it in a much more colorful, unique manner. The colors are vibrant, and my clients have always been impressed with the quality and feel.
  • Creately provides a lot of creative control over how your images look. I can play with the opacity and color scheme, or use what they already provide.
  • Creately also allows me to create wireframes for clients to review, whether desktop or mobile. I can create simple, easy to understand frames and concepts in minutes - they're super professional looking and ready to share.
  • I like the pricing model. Right now I can pay month-to-month, or pay a one-time fee for a year. It's also less expensive than Visio, which is very nice.
Richard Crane | 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

Creately

  • The transition Creately made this year to their new non-Flash platform seems to almost function like a beta release in some instances.
  • Customer support sometimes takes a while to return and the responses are not always the best or most helpful. Follow up isn't great, either.
Mike Eisenberg | 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

Creately

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

Creately

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

Creately

Creately 5.5
Based on 4 answers
I haven't used Creately's support. I don't know what to rate this to be honest. If there was an "N/A," I'd use that. I like products where I don't have to do a lot of research or studying to learn how to use the software. Creately allows me to jump in and go.
Richard Crane | 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

Creately

In terms of pricing and functionality, Creately was the clear winner at the time, although the jury is still out on Creately's new version in terms of how simple it may be to use.
Mike Eisenberg | 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

Creately

  • Creately is less expensive and dare I say more professional looking than Visio. It looks great at a fraction of the price.
  • Creately allows me to share ideas and processes with my clients. It shows that I understand their business processes, and increases their trust in my abilities to work with them.
Richard Crane | 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

Creately

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
6.95*

* per user

Creately Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Creately Desktop$751
Creately Server6.951
  1. per user
SaaS Edition
Creately Online Personal6.951
Creately Team 5$401
Creately Team 10$801
Creately Team 25$2001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
We offer deeply discounted prices for non profits, educational institutes and charities.

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

Creately
8.5
LiquidPlanner
6.3

Likelihood to Renew

Creately
LiquidPlanner
4.4

Usability

Creately
LiquidPlanner
10.0

Support Rating

Creately
5.5
LiquidPlanner
9.0

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