Kintone vs. LiquidPlanner

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kintone
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Kintone is a customizable digital workplace platform that lets the user manage data, tasks, and communication in one central place. Over 23,000 customers use Kintone’s no-code platform with more than 1.5 million database and workflow applications custom built for their businesses. Kintone is provided by Cybozu Inc., a Tokyo-based public company founded in 1997. Boasting users among the largest F500 companies, Kintone's no-code platform with granular governance aims…
$24
per month per user
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
KintoneLiquidPlanner
Editions & Modules
Professional Subscription
$24
per month per user
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
KintoneLiquidPlanner
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll subscriptions have a minimum 5 users requirement. We also offer Nonprofit Subscription (only applies to 501(c)3 orgs), GOV subscription and EDU subscription at $15/month/user. For Enterprise accounts, please contact us directly for custom pricing.
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Features
KintoneLiquidPlanner
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
9.1
43 Ratings
3% above category average
LiquidPlanner
-
Ratings
Platform Security9.134 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform User Management9.340 Ratings00 Ratings
Reusability9.138 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Scalability9.240 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
-
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 Ratings5.09 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.310 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
-
Ratings
LiquidPlanner
8.3
5 Ratings
11% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
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User Ratings
KintoneLiquidPlanner
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(48 ratings)
8.4
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.3
(5 ratings)
4.4
(2 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(5 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(46 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.8
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.3
(42 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
3.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
2.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
KintoneLiquidPlanner
Likelihood to Recommend
Kintone
Kintone is great if you want a software that will help you in managing your data, and keep track of which tasks are assigned to whom. It also helps to streamline communication and information in one central place. However, it is not for you if you are looking for something complex that has to manage a lot of data.
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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
Kintone
  • Flexibility. You can build apps (without coding) to serve a wide range of processes and projects.
  • Ease of use. The interface is intuitive.
  • Training. There are resources readily available to train new users. Even starting from scratch, I felt like I was up to speed in just a few hours.
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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
Kintone
  • I feel that Kintone is not well enough known yet. This means that other apps/APIs are not necessarily easy to connect with Kintone. Yes, you can use Zapier though for interfacing with other apps.
  • It would be great if it could give more customized options to change the look and format of certain things. You can make price quote apps, for example, but have to rely on 3rd party apps or programming skills to customize the look and fields.
  • If you make a table as an input field, it cannot connect to other internal Kintone apps for lookups and such.
  • I think there is more potential to make more customized data graphs.
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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
Kintone
I still think that there's a room for Kintone's future, and high expectations for them in additional features and innovative tools and supports. Truly hope that they will support email features, and standardized supports for various plug-ins with the 3rd party software and apps. In the meantime, we will have to consider our ways of doing our work in all aspects
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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
Kintone
Kintone is agile app and most of the time we can easily come up with new apps. However, there should be more feature-based drag and drop and or a visual-based usability, as we all want to minimize the number of clicks and dropdown menu selections as much as possible. Thanks.
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LiquidPlanner
Easy to learn and utilize. Can export charts and reports for sharing with colleagues.
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Reliability and Availability
Kintone
Never had an issue with this.
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LiquidPlanner
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Performance
Kintone
No issues.
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LiquidPlanner
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Kintone
I have had very specific questions about different aspects of the software, and I have always been able to get a hold of someone who could help. If my sales rep didn’t know the answer, he would get me in touch with someone who did know the answer. The whole team is very ready to help. It definitely feels like they view my success as their success, which is so important with this type of software.
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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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Implementation Rating
Kintone
Everyone has their own tastes of things and way they want to work. Asking them to adapt to the changes with the new tools or apps is always difficult. We would want to start with a very small but best example within the organization, which in our case was that the employees will not be bothered by the bosses by being asked to find the documents, status of the progresses, or major things/requests/projects.
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LiquidPlanner
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Kintone
Kintone is the easiest product to create from and the cost is the lowest I believe. In addition, reconfigurability and extendability are great. If you look for a low code tool, you can try Kintone. But as same as another low code tool, don't expect too much.
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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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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Kintone
Should be multiple pricing packages.
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LiquidPlanner
No answers on this topic
Scalability
Kintone
I could see this work for all departments if implemented correctly.
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LiquidPlanner
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
Kintone
Needed improvement at the time.
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LiquidPlanner
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Kintone
  • It has helped us reduce the amount of people we need to track our inventory. We’ve saved time and money using less people.
  • We are able to see our data much better now and have a spot that we can all look at the database on the go.
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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

Kintone Screenshots

Screenshot of View apps from portalScreenshot of 4 ways to build an appScreenshot of Mobile accessScreenshot of Drag and drop interfaceScreenshot of Business app views

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.