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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

Microsoft Teams

Can have group chats on topics that only concern a few employees. We have a Technology group where we add and brainstorm new applications and software that might be appropriate for our company. It's a good way to organize our ideas and thoughts without having to send out mass email chains and we can discuss the ideas at our next meeting. Microsoft Teams also lets us efficiently communicate with remote workers since email can lag. This allows almost real-time conversations and collaborations for our employees.
Karen Zelzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

LiquidPlanner
7.9
Microsoft Teams
7.4
Task Management
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Microsoft Teams
7.5
Resource Management
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Microsoft Teams
Gantt Charts
LiquidPlanner
7.1
Microsoft Teams
6.4
Scheduling
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Workflow Automation
LiquidPlanner
6.5
Microsoft Teams
7.0
Team Collaboration
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Microsoft Teams
Support for Agile Methodology
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Microsoft Teams
Support for Waterfall Methodology
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Microsoft Teams
Document Management
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Microsoft Teams
Email integration
LiquidPlanner
8.7
Microsoft Teams
Mobile Access
LiquidPlanner
3.1
Microsoft Teams
8.8
Timesheet Tracking
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Microsoft Teams
Budget and Expense Management
LiquidPlanner
7.0
Microsoft Teams
Search
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
7.8
Visual planning tools
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
6.7

Communication

LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
7.9
Chat
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
8.9
Notifications
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Discussions
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Surveys
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
7.3
Internal knowledgebase
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
7.4
Integrates with GoToMeeting
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
7.1
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
6.4
Integrates with Outlook
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
9.1

File Sharing & Management

LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
8.1
Versioning
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
8.0
Video files
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Audio files
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Document collaboration
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Access control
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
7.8
Advanced security features
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
8.0
Integrates with Google Drive
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Device sync
LiquidPlanner
Microsoft Teams
8.8

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

Microsoft Teams

  • Teams is particularly good at keeping conversation history in sync across multiple devices. Skype for business, which is Microsoft's other chat client, is particularly bad when it comes to this aspect.
  • The sidebar of the application window makes it easy to switch between all aspects of the application in one click. Easy switching between chat, notifications, and meetings.
  • Integrated hierarchy chart within each chat window easily allows you to see where an unfamiliar person you may be chatting with sits in terms of management level in the organization.
Gary Smolyak | 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

Microsoft Teams

  • Lack of rollout plans from MS that businesses can use to improve user adoption.
  • Slack still has more connectors.
  • Meetings could more intuitive and most of the screen is just pictures of people.
  • The desktop application is very large and absorbs a lot of system resources.
  • Multiple users cannot share screens at once, one at a time only.
  • Can't choose where to put files from conversations, they automatically are put in a Teams SharePoint.
Justin Pink | 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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We are a MSFT shop.
Joel Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.8
Based on 26 answers
I have deducted one point just so beacuse the GUI of Teams is a bit difficult to understand for a first time user and thus the user takes quite a lot of time to understand the same and use all its features and Secondly, the software is pretty heavy and thus it takes some extra time to do some tasks as compared to other products.
sameer chhabra | 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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.7
Based on 102 answers
Getting support for any MS Product kind of feels like pulling teeth. I have looked for support on the slowness of Teams to try and resolve it, but there is nothing really out there even from the MS reps other than deleting the hidden appsdata folder for Teams or uninstall/reinstall the software or just use the web-based Teams app.
Charles R. Coggins III | 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

Microsoft Teams

Personally, I have used a number of applications similar to Teams for a variety of functions. However, with regard to my current organizational use, I would say my experience with Teams provides a much more well-rounded user experience than Skype for Business. Teams performs the functions of Skype and also integrates many other features integral to applications like Slack, Webex Teams, and Yammer. Teams also has the added benefit of being connected within the Microsoft network of apps. Users can leverage the powerful cloud computing of O365 in order to access other materials stored on the shared platform. This is a huge benefit of staying within the same ecosystem.
Joshua Melder | 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

Microsoft Teams

  • We were already paying for Office 365 but now we got a great collaboration tool to go along with it.
  • We are able to stay connected with employees across the United States and no longer have to fly people back to headquarters for meetings and conferences, saving on transportation and lodging costs.
Michael Eberhard | 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

Microsoft Teams

General

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

Microsoft Teams Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Microsoft 365 Business Basic$5.001
Microsoft 365 Business Standard$12.501
Office 365 E3$20.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for non profit organizations.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LiquidPlanner
6.4
Microsoft Teams
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

LiquidPlanner
4.4
Microsoft Teams
10.0

Usability

LiquidPlanner
10.0
Microsoft Teams
7.8

Support Rating

LiquidPlanner
9.0
Microsoft Teams
7.7

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