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Score 6.6 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

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

ProjectLibre

You have to come in without bias and looking forward to embracing a new program. That sounds a bit biased myself, yes, but this program would have been perfect for the organization I consulted with. Absolutely perfect. But out of twelve individuals, only one had an open mind and wanted to explore the program. The remainder saw the program and said "Oh, it's like Excel, I'll just use that instead..." because they knew Excel. ProjectLibre is FUNCTION-centric, not pretty for the sake of being pretty. Once you get into it, you will fall in and love it. If you know marketing automation software, you will know how to use this program. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to manage their time visually, in a program that is built to be what they need and not just something that looks good on a second monitor when the boss walks in.
Patrick Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

LiquidPlanner
7.9
ProjectLibre
8.9
Task Management
LiquidPlanner
9.0
ProjectLibre
10.0
Resource Management
LiquidPlanner
9.9
ProjectLibre
9.7
Gantt Charts
LiquidPlanner
7.1
ProjectLibre
9.5
Scheduling
LiquidPlanner
8.0
ProjectLibre
9.7
Workflow Automation
LiquidPlanner
6.5
ProjectLibre
8.3
Team Collaboration
LiquidPlanner
8.0
ProjectLibre
8.9
Support for Agile Methodology
LiquidPlanner
9.0
ProjectLibre
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
LiquidPlanner
9.0
ProjectLibre
8.0
Document Management
LiquidPlanner
9.9
ProjectLibre
9.7
Email integration
LiquidPlanner
8.7
ProjectLibre
8.0
Mobile Access
LiquidPlanner
3.1
ProjectLibre
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
LiquidPlanner
8.0
ProjectLibre
8.3
Budget and Expense Management
LiquidPlanner
7.0
ProjectLibre
8.6
Change request and Case Management
LiquidPlanner
ProjectLibre
10.0

Professional Services Automation

LiquidPlanner
ProjectLibre
8.0
Quotes/estimates
LiquidPlanner
ProjectLibre
8.5
Invoicing
LiquidPlanner
ProjectLibre
5.4
Project & financial reporting
LiquidPlanner
ProjectLibre
8.0
Integration with accounting software
LiquidPlanner
ProjectLibre
10.0

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

ProjectLibre

  • It opens Microsoft Project files, therefore making it somewhat unrestricted in use or sharing files from MS Project.
  • It has a simple and familiar user interface.
Anonymous | 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

ProjectLibre

  • Translation of some words.
  • Interface is not fast and fluid.
  • Problems saving the file sometimes. The program closes.
Paula Gomez | 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

ProjectLibre

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

ProjectLibre

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ProjectLibre

ProjectLibre 9.8
Based on 4 answers
There are a lot of discussions online about it, and a customer addition based manual. While that can lead to some confusion, I am not the kind of person who likes talking on the phone. So it is easier to go online with ProjectLibre!
Patrick Stephens | 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

ProjectLibre

Microsoft Project has a great interface and features. However, the cost of ProjectLibre overshadows anything that Microsoft can provide. The cost to benefits that ProjectLibre provides along with their similar features to Microsoft makes ProjectLibre a leader in the project management software category.
Anonymous | 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

ProjectLibre

  • No investment made, besides time, but definitely worthwhile in using it.
David Thomas | 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

ProjectLibre

General

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

ProjectLibre Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LiquidPlanner
6.4
ProjectLibre
9.7

Likelihood to Renew

LiquidPlanner
4.4
ProjectLibre

Usability

LiquidPlanner
10.0
ProjectLibre

Support Rating

LiquidPlanner
9.0
ProjectLibre
9.8

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