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Score 7.4 out of 100

Mavenlink

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Forecast

Forecast is well suited for tracking schedules, especially if it is only being controlled by a single department. When it comes to using Forecast in a larger ecosystem with more "cooks in the kitchen" it would be helpful to have the software more easily integrated with other software.
Timothy King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

It is a useful collaboration tool to work on projects together as a team. Functionality to plan projects at a detailed level and report on it could be improved. The Gantt chart does not allow for baselines to be stored. Schedule does not allow planning off holidays. Creating project plans using templates is easy however it would be nice to have the ability to upload an excel sheet to create a task tracker. The roll up of budgets is not available at a milestone level that inhibits ability to track budget at milestones. It would be good to have a status report generated for clients that could be either available as a standard report or as a custom report.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Forecast
Mavenlink
8.3
Task Management
Forecast
Mavenlink
9.0
Resource Management
Forecast
Mavenlink
8.6
Gantt Charts
Forecast
Mavenlink
8.2
Scheduling
Forecast
Mavenlink
8.4
Workflow Automation
Forecast
Mavenlink
8.2
Team Collaboration
Forecast
Mavenlink
8.6
Document Management
Forecast
Mavenlink
8.1
Email integration
Forecast
Mavenlink
8.2
Mobile Access
Forecast
Mavenlink
6.7
Timesheet Tracking
Forecast
Mavenlink
8.7
Change request and Case Management
Forecast
Mavenlink
8.0
Budget and Expense Management
Forecast
Mavenlink
8.8

Professional Services Automation

Forecast
Mavenlink
7.8
Quotes/estimates
Forecast
Mavenlink
7.3
Invoicing
Forecast
Mavenlink
8.2
Project & financial reporting
Forecast
Mavenlink
8.0
Integration with accounting software
Forecast
Mavenlink
7.8

Pros

Forecast

  • Assign and allocate resources.
  • Identify lean departments and identify areas to increase headcount.
  • Manage agile teams.
  • Identify bottlenecks in departments or resourcing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

  • It allows a lot of customization in regards for projects if you want them to be extremely detailed on tasks
  • Master planning feature gives a great overall view for me planning my projects out
  • The design looks better than Salesforce, color coding certain projects indicating for their statuses
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Forecast

  • Not as intuitive as its companion software, Harvest. This software takes longer to learn when on-boarding new staff. It is also difficult to view time notes without needing to physically open them up. This could be improved by expanding the "on hover" functionality. Personally, having spent as little time in workflow software is really important, as it gives me more time to code.
  • Because we use this software to plan schedules, items often fall through the cracks. I would like to see some more sophisticated syncing with not only Harvest but also with Asana.
  • Lack of integration with Asana. It would be nice to pull data from forecast and display it in Asana. This would be helpful for understanding how much time I have to spend on a project rather than bounce back and forth between web apps.
Timothy King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

  • Where to begin. The email notifications are next to impossible to get right. Your team will be bombarded with notifications that carry no real weight.
  • The cost is just too high. Compared to other PM software, this one is in the tens of thousands of dollars for a company to utilize for such a dated piece of software.
  • There are so many layers to this tool that it is difficult to decipher permissions for users.
  • You can't add photos in comments! Seriously it's 2019 and they can't implement a simple field that allows for images to be pasted right in with the comments. Everything has to be an attachment, which is cumbersome and slows progress.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Forecast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.8
Based on 4 answers
Although the company I currently work for does not use the product I have recommended that we do switch to Mavenlink. We will be opening some new sites internationally this year and I can see that Mavenlink would be a great product for us to use
Eric Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Forecast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.0
Based on 6 answers
I think Mavenlink is the most robust and best project management tool out there for an organization like ours. However, some of our staff feel like it isn't as user-friendly as it could be. From a Director point of view or a Project Manager point of view, Mavenlink is exceptional. From the point of view of a task-doer, it could be more visually appealing. Also, the mobile version isn't great.
Rachel Stantliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Forecast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Mavenlink gives advance notice for system upgrades, and they're not during our business day. Mavenlink has always been available when we needed it.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Forecast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 7.7
Based on 2 answers
Very good integration with Google apps. Some complexity is called however in the synchronization between Google Tasks and Maven links tasks. This can sometimes lead to duplicate records in Google Tasks. It has been dissolvable that becomes cumbersome if not properly curated.
Steve Goldsmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Forecast

Forecast 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have not needed support for Forecast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 10.0
Based on 8 answers
Mavenlink support is fantastic! Any issues that arise are always handled quickly and efficiently. Granted, we haven't had many issues to report. Typically, my team tends to only reach out to support if they need assistance remembering how to do something or asking about an improvement. We had Mavenlink build an integration when we first started using the software, and the support team worked hard to listen and improve the integration.
Rachel Stantliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Forecast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We prepared questions in advance, and our trainer was an expert in what Mavenlink was and wasn't able to do. We were able to have multiple people trained at once.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Forecast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The training was very well-organized. We were able to send questions in advance so the instructor knew what to cover, and the brought up related topics to maximize the usefulness of what they were teaching us.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Forecast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 5.6
Based on 4 answers
Dedicate as much internal time to the implementation effort as possible, even if you're using a 3rd party or Mavenlink services. Your team knows your processes the best
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Forecast

I have not used any other scheduling software other than Forecast. The company selected Forecast because it is used in conjunction with Harvest. The pair of web apps can be used to pull detailed data. This is very important to our agency, and making data-driven decisions is exceptionally important to our agency mission.
Timothy King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

We have evaluated about 15 different project management platforms and narrowed down our list to only five (Celoxis, Sciforma, Podio, Mavenlink, and Teamwork). Other solutions we evaluated were not able either to meet our vendor security requirements or were not flexible in pricing (or had costly integrations and add-ons that we needed but they were not included). Other reasons were lack of 24/7 and multilingual support, only one user interface language (English, but we needed French, German, and more), absence of a dedicated account manager from a vendor, and overall user experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Forecast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It's very easy to add users and contractors into Mavenlink. There's also an option that let's you manage access for teams in multiple locations.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Forecast

  • Allow departments to run efficiently.
  • Quickly identify whether departments need to hire.
  • Easily visualize project gaps in resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mavenlink

  • If we are talking about time saved from a administrative and setup standpoint we probably save at least around thousand dollars a week since this tool is so easy to set up!
  • They have an extensive training center to explain how to use the tool and a live chat feature so employees aren't reaching out to me with questions! That saves me a lot of time and money to work on more valuable tasks for the company.
Kate Battle | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Forecast

General

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

Forecast Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite (Annual subscription)$291
EnterpriseCall us
Pro (Annual subscription)$493
  1. per seat (billed annually)
  2. none
  3. per seat (billed anually)
Additional Pricing Details

Mavenlink

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$199 / hour

Mavenlink Editions & Modules

Edition
Teams$191
PremierContact sales team
Professional$393
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. none
  3. per user/per month
  4. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Forecast
9.0
Mavenlink
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Forecast
Mavenlink
8.8

Usability

Forecast
Mavenlink
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Forecast
Mavenlink
9.1

Performance

Forecast
Mavenlink
7.7

Support Rating

Forecast
10.0
Mavenlink
10.0

In-Person Training

Forecast
Mavenlink
9.1

Online Training

Forecast
Mavenlink
8.2

Implementation Rating

Forecast
Mavenlink
5.6

Scalability

Forecast
Mavenlink
8.2

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