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Score 6.6 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Mattermost

Software developers are big enthusiasts of a ChatOps software, such as Mattermost, as it allows for direct collaboration without unnecessarily relying on email to get projects done. That goes for any teams that require collaboration. Some scenarios where Mattermost may not work as well would be teams that are in different geographic locations, such as teammates in India. Due to the time difference, collaboration would be harder, and an application like Mattermost may not have that much benefit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

LiquidPlanner
7.9
Mattermost
6.9
Task Management
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Mattermost
7.0
Resource Management
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Mattermost
Gantt Charts
LiquidPlanner
7.1
Mattermost
6.0
Scheduling
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Mattermost
7.0
Workflow Automation
LiquidPlanner
6.5
Mattermost
5.0
Team Collaboration
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Mattermost
Support for Agile Methodology
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Mattermost
Support for Waterfall Methodology
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Mattermost
Document Management
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Mattermost
Email integration
LiquidPlanner
8.7
Mattermost
Mobile Access
LiquidPlanner
3.1
Mattermost
8.5
Timesheet Tracking
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Mattermost
Budget and Expense Management
LiquidPlanner
7.0
Mattermost
Search
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
7.8

Communication

LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
8.0
Chat
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
9.7
Notifications
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
8.7
Discussions
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
9.3
Surveys
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
7.0
Internal knowledgebase
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
6.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
7.0

File Sharing & Management

LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
7.3
Versioning
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
8.0
Video files
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
6.4
Audio files
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
6.7
Document collaboration
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
8.6
Access control
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
7.6
Advanced security features
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
7.0
Integrates with Google Drive
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
8.0
Device sync
LiquidPlanner
Mattermost
6.0

Pros

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

Mattermost

  • It's open-source! So our devs could adequate the tool to our necessities.
  • It works particularly well in every navigator.
  • It also works well in mobile phones, even when you choose not to install the mobile app (this is a BIG plus).
María Lucía Santagata | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Mattermost

  • UI glitches were frequent occurrences
  • Base pricing is competitive with Slack, but enterprise features come at a hefty price
  • Webhooks are cumbersome to set up compared to Slack
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Mattermost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Mattermost

Mattermost 7.3
Based on 3 answers
It's an extremely easy to use software, and I would recommend it to every company that is growing. I think they could improve their notification system, as it gets a little spammy sometimes and important notifications get lost. Also needs to improve the number of private chats that you are allowed to create.
María Lucía Santagata | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Mattermost

Mattermost 7.8
Based on 7 answers
Direct support is only available for the paid version, but there is a very active community that provides a considerable amount of information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Mattermost

Slack is excellent and has many of the same features as Mattermost. However, the cost if you have a larger group can be prohibitive. Mattermost is a better ROI per user, in our opinion. It also allows us to host it ourselves, which is more desirable for management by our MIS department.
Angela Goldsmith, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Mattermost

  • Install, deploy and forget, as the setup was very easy
  • Mattermost has neither had a positive nor negative impact on business objectives
Jaideep Tibrewala | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

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

Mattermost

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Mattermost Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LiquidPlanner
6.4
Mattermost
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

LiquidPlanner
4.4
Mattermost

Usability

LiquidPlanner
10.0
Mattermost
7.3

Support Rating

LiquidPlanner
9.0
Mattermost
7.8

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