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7 Ratings
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Score 4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Lua

I wouldn't recommend Lua because they were recently acquired by another company and will be shutting down. It was unfortunate that we were only given 2 months notice right after signing up for another 1-year term.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Project Insight

My rating would vary depending on the types of projects that need to be managed. Since I am in software, I don't think it was an excellent fit to manage software projects unless they are small projects with only a few tasks. On the other hand, if you are needing to manage a wide range of departments that are working on a single project with many moving pieces, then I would think that PI might be a better fit. Think of it as a jack of all trades, but master of none.
Clay Horste | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Communication

Lua
7.0
Project Insight
Chat
Lua
7.0
Project Insight
Notifications
Lua
7.0
Project Insight

Project Management

Lua
Project Insight
4.3
Task Management
Lua
Project Insight
6.0
Resource Management
Lua
Project Insight
3.0
Gantt Charts
Lua
Project Insight
7.0
Scheduling
Lua
Project Insight
2.0
Workflow Automation
Lua
Project Insight
8.0
Team Collaboration
Lua
Project Insight
4.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Lua
Project Insight
3.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Lua
Project Insight
4.0
Document Management
Lua
Project Insight
1.0
Email integration
Lua
Project Insight
7.0
Timesheet Tracking
Lua
Project Insight
2.0
Change request and Case Management
Lua
Project Insight
5.0

Professional Services Automation

Lua
Project Insight
5.0
Project & financial reporting
Lua
Project Insight
5.0
Integration with accounting software
Lua
Project Insight
5.0

Pros

Lua

  • It is easy to communicate in real-time.
  • Easy to set up different groups.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Project Insight

  • History tracking for any changes made to data.
  • Tracks all milestones and retains records for lifetime of account.
  • Easy extracting for reporting purposes.
Christy Reichenberger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Lua

  • The application for iPad is not optimized.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Project Insight

  • Not a good fit for all types of projects
  • Very Complex
Clay Horste | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Lua

Lua 5.0
Based on 1 answer
They are closing operations, so there's no support to rate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Project Insight

Project Insight 4.0
Based on 1 answer
I found Project Insight somewhat opaque overall. I thought the training was sparse and answers to questions few and far in between. There was a lot of power there for the dedicated user/administrator. For me, who was a casual user and administrator, I found support lacking. I didn't administer Project Insight much, just some work on integrations with other tools.
Clay Horste | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Lua

We chose Lua because of their price point and feature set compared to other tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Project Insight

  • When I got to the company where I used Project Insight, we had our own custom tool that fit the tasks that it was designed for but wouldn't grow with the company unless resources were put onto expanding capabilities. We needed something more.
  • We replaced that tool with Redmine. It worked well and was easy to use, but it looked pretty dated when we got it, and since we didn't have many resources for managing, it looked dated after a few years without receiving upgrades. It was a decent tool for small teams that were focused on similar tasks. Redmine was much more straightforward than Project Insight and felt more reliable since we never had an issue with our internal servers. On the other hand, Redmine felt dated and didn't fit as many of the tasks that were needed. Redmine's price was right if you installed it locally and was probably still cheaper if you used their SAAS version.
  • Jira, on the other hand, felt like an excellent tool for software teams. Jira had a great project and task management and felt right for a software team. Jira also had useful integrations, even with Project Insight. Jira seemed pretty unreliable, worse than Project Insight. Our team would have preferred Jira, but I think it didn't work for other teams.
Clay Horste | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Lua

  • It has been great for communication and broadcasts, its a shame that they are closing down.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Project Insight

  • Reduction in costs on materials (i.e. - paper documentation)
  • Improved efficiency given that our field members need to report back on an hourly basis
  • Web based platform allows anyone access to the same information
Christy Reichenberger | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Lua

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$2,500

Lua Editions & Modules

Edition
Lua1
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Project Insight

General

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

Project Insight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Lua
1.0
Project Insight
4.0

Support Rating

Lua
5.0
Project Insight
4.0

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