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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

Salesforce

I'd be likely to recommend Salesforce to anyone who has time or resources to develop the system to meet their needs - or to hire that out to another firm. Salesforce is a HUGE tool that comes as a blank slate. and not appropriate for any firm that cannot have a near full time support person or developer.
Jeff Fralick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Mavenlink
7.4
Salesforce
Task Management
Mavenlink
8.3
Salesforce
Resource Management
Mavenlink
7.9
Salesforce
Gantt Charts
Mavenlink
7.3
Salesforce
Scheduling
Mavenlink
7.9
Salesforce
Workflow Automation
Mavenlink
8.2
Salesforce
Team Collaboration
Mavenlink
8.0
Salesforce
Document Management
Mavenlink
6.0
Salesforce
Email integration
Mavenlink
7.3
Salesforce
Mobile Access
Mavenlink
4.2
Salesforce
Timesheet Tracking
Mavenlink
8.9
Salesforce
Change request and Case Management
Mavenlink
6.1
Salesforce
Budget and Expense Management
Mavenlink
8.4
Salesforce

Professional Services Automation

Mavenlink
7.2
Salesforce
Quotes/estimates
Mavenlink
7.3
Salesforce
Invoicing
Mavenlink
6.5
Salesforce
Project & financial reporting
Mavenlink
7.9
Salesforce
Integration with accounting software
Mavenlink
7.0
Salesforce

Sales Force Automation

Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.3
Customer data management / contact management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
9.1
Workflow management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.1
Territory management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.1
Opportunity management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.8
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.3
Contract management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.4
Quote & order management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
7.7
Interaction tracking
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.6
Channel / partner relationship management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.0

Customer Service & Support

Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.5
Case management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
9.0
Call center management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.4
Help desk management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.3

Marketing Automation

Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.2
Lead management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.3
Email marketing
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.1

CRM Project Management

Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.0
Task management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.4
Billing and invoicing management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
6.7
Reporting
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.8
Forecasting
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.5
Pipeline visualization
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.9
Customizable reports
Mavenlink
Salesforce
9.1

Customization

Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.7
Custom fields
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.7
Custom objects
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.8
Scripting environment
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.3
API for custom integration
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.8

Security

Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.9
Single sign-on capability
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.9

Social CRM

Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.2
Social data
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.3
Social engagement
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.1

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.3
Marketing automation
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.5
Compensation management
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.2

Platform

Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.0
Mobile access
Mavenlink
Salesforce
8.0

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

Salesforce

  • Salesforce nails the reporting suite. It's so robust and refined, that it makes my job 10 times more efficient.
  • Task and recurring meetings. I love logging in everyday and knowing exactly what I have lined up for the day, or at least an idea of it. This helps me organize my calendar.
  • Notes, emails, plugins. I love being able to take notes directly into the Account/Opportunity, and then in turn send emails directly to the client from there as well. Also, if i'm in my work email, and I email a client directly, I can then easily attach said email into my Salesforce account via one easy click.
John Hilburn | 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

Salesforce

  • Quick access to report "button(s)" on dashboard. Right now you have to go to the Reports Tab, find the report template and run it. In Sales, we look at the same reports daily, and for individual sales personnel, being able to click 1 button to get to their accounts with the through date always being updated to "today" (so it doesn't have to be selected every single day before running the report) - would be of great help.
Leslie Bradford | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 48 answers
While it's not perfect and can be overly complicated at times, there is not another solution out there that can do what it does. To get the same functionality you would need numerous disparate tools to match the amount of functionality Salesforce has. Having it all aggregated on one platform makes the complicated parts far more bearable
John Cupoli | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.5
Based on 36 answers
Salesforce is like a bucket of legos. Everyone gets the same bucket, but can build anything you want out of it. I've worked on Salesforce instances for: construction, non-profits, job training, music industries, medical insurance, medical billing, paid parking, and international medical diagnostic companies.
Kyle Dugger | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.8
Based on 27 answers
All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years. Accordingly, I only recall our instance of Salesforce having one unscheduled, brief down time over 6 years. I can't remember for sure, but it may have been due to our Internet Service Provider (ISP) versus Salesforce itself. Also, Salesforce does it's best to keep customers in the loop:

Trust.salesforce.com is the salesforce.com community's home for real-time information on system performance and security. On this site you'll find:

Live and historical data on system performance
Up-to-the minute information on planned maintenance
Phishing, malicious software and social engineering threats
Best security practices for your organization
Information on how we safeguard your data
Rob Gottschalk | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.0
Based on 18 answers
Salesforce performance in general is excellent. "The cloud infrastructure beneath Force.com has been fine-tuned over the past 10 years. It powers nearly 100,000+ businesses running more than 185,000 applications that 3 million users count on every day."
Points per Salesforce -
1) Multitenant kernel - With a multitenant platform, each business that uses the app doesn’t have its own copy. Instead, all businesses share a single copy and then customize it for their specific needs.
2) ISO 27001 certified security - You can’t compromise when it comes to enterprise-level security. Force.com is road-tested and trusted by nearly 100,000+ companies, including many of the world’s most security-conscious organizations, such as banks and health care providers.
3) Proven reliability - All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years.
4) Proven, real-time scalability - Force.com is used by many of the world's largest enterprises, including Cisco, Japan Post Network, and Symantec. Applications can automatically scale from a few users to millions of page views, as needed.
5) Real-time query optimizer - You need fast access to your data. The Force.com query optimizer delivers under 300ms response time, at a massive scale.
6) Real-time transparent system status - You can always see real-time system performance, availability, and security information at trust.salesforce.com.
7) Real-time upgrades - Unlike traditional software platforms, our upgrades never break your customizations, code, or integrations. We upgrade the platform for you 3 to 4 times each year. As a result, you’re always on the latest version, with access to the latest features, performance, and security enhancements.
8) Real-time sandbox environments - With a single click, you can create copies of your applications, configuration, and data in separate environments for development, testing, and training.
9) Three global production data centers and disaster recovery - Force.com runs on three geographically dispersed, mirrored data centers with built-in replication, disaster recovery, a redundant network backbone, and no single points of failure
Rob Gottschalk | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce 6.0
Based on 32 answers
Since we do not pay for Premier Support, the agreed upon response times are still pretty good. It is a little ridiculous that you should need to pay tens of thousands of dollars for their best support options and training.
Brent Booth | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.9
Based on 11 answers
All instructors are Salesforce certified. If you have done any type of customization, then it probably makes more sense to use the consulting partner who implemented your instance of Salesforce for training
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.1
Based on 15 answers
The quality of Salesforce's standard online training is high, but limited by nature as to what it covers.
Here are some common online courses -
Getting Started: Navigating Salesforce
Getting Started: Using the Sales Cloud
Getting Started: Administering Salesforce
Getting Started with Reports and Dashboards
Social Media Goes to Work: Chatter
Securing your Salesforce Organization
Getting Started with Data.com
Getting Started with Force.com Pages (Visualforce)
Writing Secure Applications on Force.com
Rob Gottschalk | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.4
Based on 16 answers
Executive involvement is critical. Make sure you have a good handle on the metrics you would like to ultimately manage. Work as a team to document your business requirements. Whiteboard often. Understand Salesforce's best practice capabilities.

Have a central person identified to handle all report and analysis requests (ie - don't allow multiple people to create reports; have one person create reports and distribute them to decision makers via the Salesforce dashboard or whatever form). Make sure you understand critical dates and develop the project plan accordingly
Rob Gottschalk | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce is head and shoulders above any other CRM available on the market. It integrates with Gmail and almost any other third-party tool that your company plans to use, making it the most robust and integrated tool available.
Zach Ettelman | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Salesforce has the unique ability to scale to new products and offerings quickly growing with your enterprise.
Todd Duclos | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Salesforce

  • Salesforce.com has contributed to a more efficient overall organization in particular lowering cycle times required by technology in the field and in finance.
  • Salesforce.com has played a large part in a formidable increase in our sales close rate.
  • Salesforce.com has dramatically increased our insight into our business.
Irene Chivily Von Toussaint | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Salesforce

General

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

Salesforce Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mavenlink
8.0
Salesforce
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Mavenlink
8.8
Salesforce
10.0

Usability

Mavenlink
9.0
Salesforce
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Mavenlink
9.1
Salesforce
9.8

Performance

Mavenlink
7.7
Salesforce
9.0

Support Rating

Mavenlink
10.0
Salesforce
6.0

In-Person Training

Mavenlink
9.1
Salesforce
7.9

Online Training

Mavenlink
8.2
Salesforce
9.1

Implementation Rating

Mavenlink
5.6
Salesforce
9.4

Scalability

Mavenlink
8.2
Salesforce
10.0

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