Daylite vs. LiquidPlanner

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Daylite
Score 7.8 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Daylite is a project management solution built around features such as contact management, scheduling, and sales pipeline tracking.
$39
per month per seat
LiquidPlanner
Score 8.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
LiquidPlanner is a cloud based predictive project management solution. Some key features include: Dynamic Timeline View, Workload View, and Real-Time Activity Stream.
$0
per month per user
Pricing
DayliteLiquidPlanner
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
per month per user
Essentials
$15.00
per month per user
Professional
$25
per month per user
Ultimate
$35
per month per user
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DayliteLiquidPlanner
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
DayliteLiquidPlanner
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
Daylite
9.3
1 Ratings
19% above category average
LiquidPlanner
-
Ratings
Customer data management / contact management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Opportunity management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
Daylite
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
LiquidPlanner
-
Ratings
Lead management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Daylite
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
LiquidPlanner
-
Ratings
Task management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Daylite
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
LiquidPlanner
-
Ratings
Pipeline visualization9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Daylite
8.5
1 Ratings
12% above category average
LiquidPlanner
-
Ratings
Custom fields10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom objects7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
Daylite
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
LiquidPlanner
-
Ratings
Mobile access10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Daylite
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
LiquidPlanner
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Daylite
-
Ratings
LiquidPlanner
8.1
15 Ratings
7% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.711 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings8.69 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings8.68 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.810 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.47 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.911 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.46 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings7.914 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings4.99 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.210 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Daylite
-
Ratings
LiquidPlanner
8.3
5 Ratings
12% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
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DayliteLiquidPlanner
Small Businesses
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Score 9.8 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Salesmate
Salesmate
Score 9.8 out of 10
SAP Ruum
SAP Ruum
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
Quickbase
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
DayliteLiquidPlanner
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(10 ratings)
8.5
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
4.4
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DayliteLiquidPlanner
Likelihood to Recommend
Daylite
Well suited for any size company which needs CRM management. Easy to use. Great for individuals or teams that use Apple products. Daylite and ios expert integration has been key in capturing leads from our website into the Daylite database, plus then if they opt into email marketing, they are entered into the MailChimp database. The web forms also automate the creation of opportunities and are linked with the contacts/companies. Sales Managers with geographical responsibilities can easily filter contacts or projects based on these regions so they only see what they need. Daylite is not appropriate for Windows users.
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LiquidPlanner
LiquidPlanner is amazing for any time of project management scenario where you have to manage several teams and details. Running a project through LiquidPlanner is so easy because it lets you break down the project into sections and folders and small tasks that you can assign to specific people. With a small to medium size team-- LiquidPlanner is amazing for organizing and tracking details. If you have a huge team or not a ton of details to track LiquidPlanner might not be right for you because it is a software that requires some good training to learn and has tons of functions that can be utilized so it seems better suited to be used by a smaller group looking to coordinate or for people who have lots of details that can be difficult to track.
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Pros
Daylite
  • Daylite allows you to link your email so when you email a client it will link to their contact in Daylite and save the communication so anyone on the team can see all the emails that have been sent between the client and our company.
  • Daylite allows you to create "opportunities" for the different packages and services we offer. This lets us track where someone is in the process, if they are still thinking about a service, have been sold on it, or are not interested.
  • Daylite lets you leave notes on the account that everyone on the team can see. This has been so helpful for our company because it lets us drop helpful notes on personal things about the client that would be good for everyone to know.
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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.
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Cons
Daylite
  • The main drawback of Daylite is that it becomes slow on its iOS mobile devices.
  • Sometimes I face a lot of retries to log into the account. The mobile app needs a change and needs an upgrade. Apps are lacking in giving appointment reminders on time. Sometimes it does not notify on the right time about the appointment with the client.
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Daylite
No answers on this topic
LiquidPlanner
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
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Usability
Daylite
Easy to use for Mac OS users. Not possible for Windows Users. I will still give a rating of 10, though.
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LiquidPlanner
Easy to learn and utilize. Can export charts and reports for sharing with colleagues.
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Support Rating
Daylite
The team at Marketcircle has always been good at support and usually quick to respond and usually under 1 hour. Keep up the good work here!
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LiquidPlanner
They have been great in trying to come up with creative solutions to help us do what we want to do with the platform. I would say their support has been exceptional because we have hit them with some complex requests.
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Alternatives Considered
Daylite
Daylite provides authentic services and features with excellent programming. I have also collaborated on the Daylite calendar
with Apple Calendar so that I can never leave behind any updates of the
future. Moreover, it keeps on updating its feature for giving better services.
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LiquidPlanner
Miro is a more versatile tool, but not quite made for planning and organizing. LiquidPlanner is very intuitive, fast to learn and easy to communicate. The added value of prioritizing tasks, personalized boards and gantt charts are really important during the planning and design thinking in the business. LiquidPlanner is simplified yet more helpful.
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Return on Investment
Daylite
  • Daylite has been very helpful for new employees to answer their own questions about contacts/passwords, etc.
  • We found the tiny notification bell to be weak, sometimes a project comes in with a tight deadline and we have to double-check and ask an employee if they saw the notification. More time would be saved by just chatting about the project and its expectations.
  • A huge benefit is the institutional knowledge that can be had by reading past projects. We've tracked everything, so the history is there.
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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.
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ScreenShots

Daylite Screenshots

Screenshot of Daylite app shown on both iPhone and Mac

LiquidPlanner Screenshots

Screenshot of Project Dashboards allow users to build high-level views that help visualize data.Screenshot of Workload Views allow users to see an entire team's workload at once and make resource adjustments in stride.Screenshot of Time Sheets keep track of hours per task and automatically update project estimates.Screenshot of Project View allows users to view any project in detail, assign tasks, set their priority, and access schedule risk.Screenshot of My Work View is a personalized view of all work to always know what to work on next.