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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Mavenlink

Before Mavenlink, our organization used several disconnected softwares to manage time, budgets, tasks, etc. We wasted so much time trying to find and connect time entries to project budgets and were constantly going over budgets but not knowing early enough to keep it from happening. Mavenlink has made our organization more efficient and has helped us deliver projects on time and within budget.
Rachel Stantliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

If your organisation is planning to adopt Scaled Agile Framework Methodology (SAFe) without being worried about cost, CA Agile Central is one of the best tools. Here, you can look at various release trains and how that then flows up to the overall program budget. You can look holistically across all the release trains with minimal effort and have it flow up to the program office’s budget. It also helps by easily maintaining backlogs and integrating more seamlessly into software developers releases, iterations, and features. It has no conformance issue as it supports almost all the browsers like IE from version 8.0, Firefox from 3.6 and the newest versions of Chrome (from 6.0) and Safari (from 4.0).
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Mavenlink
7.4
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Task Management
Mavenlink
8.3
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Resource Management
Mavenlink
7.9
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Gantt Charts
Mavenlink
7.3
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Scheduling
Mavenlink
7.9
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Workflow Automation
Mavenlink
8.2
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Team Collaboration
Mavenlink
8.0
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Document Management
Mavenlink
6.0
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Email integration
Mavenlink
7.3
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Mobile Access
Mavenlink
4.2
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Timesheet Tracking
Mavenlink
8.9
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Change request and Case Management
Mavenlink
6.1
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Budget and Expense Management
Mavenlink
8.4
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Professional Services Automation

Mavenlink
7.2
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Quotes/estimates
Mavenlink
7.3
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Invoicing
Mavenlink
6.5
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Project & financial reporting
Mavenlink
7.9
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
Integration with accounting software
Mavenlink
7.0
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Pros

Mavenlink

  • It allows a lot of customization in regards for projects if you want them to be extremely detailed on tasks
  • Master planning feature gives a great overall view for me planning my projects out
  • The design looks better than Salesforce, color coding certain projects indicating for their statuses
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

  • The ability to tailor the tool for each product. For example some simpler projects can be managed with simple user stories, a Kanban process and board. Large projects are managed with iterations, releases, tasks and burn down charts.
  • Create a home dashboard and customize it to show user stories and tasks assigned to you and a personal burn down chart.
  • A portfolio management capability where you can link and view the entire hierarchy from theme to initiative to feature to user story(s) and finally to tasks.
Joseph Ruffolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Mavenlink

  • Where to begin. The email notifications are next to impossible to get right. Your team will be bombarded with notifications that carry no real weight.
  • The cost is just too high. Compared to other PM software, this one is in the tens of thousands of dollars for a company to utilize for such a dated piece of software.
  • There are so many layers to this tool that it is difficult to decipher permissions for users.
  • You can't add photos in comments! Seriously it's 2019 and they can't implement a simple field that allows for images to be pasted right in with the comments. Everything has to be an attachment, which is cumbersome and slows progress.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

  • the service was intermittently down, sometimes for several hours.
  • Rally is a very large powerful tool, and that also is the reason why it can't be a good fit for small teams who want simpler interfaces and way less features.
  • loading pages is slow, add to that if you (like me) keep it open all day after signing in, the systems logs you out automatically.
  • pening multiple windows (on separate tabs) has some problematic issues esp. when your sessions expires, and you will need to sign in to all other tabs one by one. Also if you attempt to sign in again on one tab, all the other tabs redirect to the same page of the first tab you signed in.
  • a steep learning curve for agile beginners/novice team member - leaving those members to use the tool without any training makes it almost impossible for them to know what they must do to get by their daily tasks
  • not enough free documentation online
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.8
Based on 4 answers
Although the company I currently work for does not use the product I have recommended that we do switch to Mavenlink. We will be opening some new sites internationally this year and I can see that Mavenlink would be a great product for us to use
Eric Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
  • To keep connecting my people, platform, and process for faster, smarter, better results.
  • Making the right contribution to the community. Use Agile and Lean processes to manage the work of your team.
  • Once you have tasted the positive result with Rally Software, you don't want to give up and come back to the old school of development pain any more.
Henry PAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Only the app is bad; everything else is fantastic. It has a logical user flow and I barely needed any guidance on how to use it when I first started. As with most softwares there are unseen capabilities I've needed to be shown in order to use, but for my day-to-day tasks I could have figured it out without any training
Joe Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 7.5
Based on 5 answers
Great UI, recent refresh was terrific. Great graphs and metrics, inline editing for updates, and a multitude of views on sprint progress make for a great team collaboration experience. There is also an active community and forums so that if you do need help, it is readily available
Gary Allison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Mavenlink gives advance notice for system upgrades, and they're not during our business day. Mavenlink has always been available when we needed it.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Don’t recall ever being unavailable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 7.7
Based on 2 answers
Very good integration with Google apps. Some complexity is called however in the synchronization between Google Tasks and Maven links tasks. This can sometimes lead to duplicate records in Google Tasks. It has been dissolvable that becomes cumbersome if not properly curated.
Steve Goldsmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
The screens render relatively quickly but many actions that you would expect to require a single click require multiple clicks and pop-up windows. The extra windows and clicks make the product feel ponderous.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 10.0
Based on 7 answers
Mavenlink support is fantastic! Any issues that arise are always handled quickly and efficiently. Granted, we haven't had many issues to report. Typically, my team tends to only reach out to support if they need assistance remembering how to do something or asking about an improvement. We had Mavenlink build an integration when we first started using the software, and the support team worked hard to listen and improve the integration.
Rachel Stantliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 7.5
Based on 8 answers
I've had to use support only one time and my issue was eventually resolved but not because of my ticket--because others complained about the functionality taken away so they brought it back. My ticket was never answered or addressed. So I can't really say much for the support factor for Rally.
Kathy Ding | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We prepared questions in advance, and our trainer was an expert in what Mavenlink was and wasn't able to do. We were able to have multiple people trained at once.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The training was very well-organized. We were able to send questions in advance so the instructor knew what to cover, and the brought up related topics to maximize the usefulness of what they were teaching us.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It more or less confirmed that we are using it the way they had in mind. We were hoping for a epiphany in terms of how we could use it better.

They also want to be a go to source for agile processes and have an online resource center. It’s not that great but had a couple of nuggets. It hasn’t really helped us too much and we are not too far off from the classical interpretation of agile.

I would recommend training, in particular for organizations that multiple on-going projects. The product seems optimized for larger, more complex teams and getting proper training on how to configure, administer and use the system would be beneficial
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 5.6
Based on 4 answers
Dedicate as much internal time to the implementation effort as possible, even if you're using a 3rd party or Mavenlink services. Your team knows your processes the best
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Implementation of RALLY services and program satisfaction among various group,... 1) Dev Outcomes: How were our resiliencies, development, learning & practitioners “make them do the work,” but that they ask you to do it “in a way like before.2) The Ops group: Just wish to make sure any change won't break current production envirementsAll the stake holders has to be on the same page
Henry PAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Mavenlink

We have evaluated about 15 different project management platforms and narrowed down our list to only five (Celoxis, Sciforma, Podio, Mavenlink, and Teamwork). Other solutions we evaluated were not able either to meet our vendor security requirements or were not flexible in pricing (or had costly integrations and add-ons that we needed but they were not included). Other reasons were lack of 24/7 and multilingual support, only one user interface language (English, but we needed French, German, and more), absence of a dedicated account manager from a vendor, and overall user experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

It was a close race between Jama, JIRA and Rally. We decided to go for Jama as a requirements management tool and use Rally for Agile projects. The cost was another factor that made us select Rally.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It's very easy to add users and contractors into Mavenlink. There's also an option that let's you manage access for teams in multiple locations.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Mavenlink

  • If we are talking about time saved from a administrative and setup standpoint we probably save at least around thousand dollars a week since this tool is so easy to set up!
  • They have an extensive training center to explain how to use the tool and a live chat feature so employees aren't reaching out to me with questions! That saves me a lot of time and money to work on more valuable tasks for the company.
Kate Battle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

  • It supports our version and Agile and we have been able to deliver because of it.
  • It is complicated. A tool should not be complicated but rather easy to use. Rally is not.
  • It is a lot costlier than tools such as Jira.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Pricing Details

Mavenlink

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$199 / hour*

* Training starts at $199. Additional client success programs are available.

Mavenlink Editions & Modules

Edition
Teams$191
Premier$492
Professional$293
  1. annually, for up to 5 users. Additional Users: $4/month/user
  2. For larger customers, price can go as low as $10.
  3. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

General

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

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mavenlink
8.0
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

Mavenlink
8.8
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
9.0

Usability

Mavenlink
9.0
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Mavenlink
9.1
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
10.0

Performance

Mavenlink
7.7
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.0

Support Rating

Mavenlink
10.0
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.5

In-Person Training

Mavenlink
9.1
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Online Training

Mavenlink
8.2
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.0

Implementation Rating

Mavenlink
5.6
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
8.0

Scalability

Mavenlink
8.2
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

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