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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

SAP PPM

The far-reaching integration of the capabilities for financial planning (SAP FI/CO) in SAP PPM delivers major advantages. If financial planning is most important for your company and you are already using SAP, I strongly recommend SAP PPM.In the other hand, if you want flexibility, low-cost, and the best user experience, you might look into different solutions. Because of that, the product's usefulness will vary depending on your purpose.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Mavenlink
7.4
SAP PPM
Task Management
Mavenlink
8.3
SAP PPM
Resource Management
Mavenlink
7.9
SAP PPM
Gantt Charts
Mavenlink
7.3
SAP PPM
Scheduling
Mavenlink
7.9
SAP PPM
Workflow Automation
Mavenlink
8.2
SAP PPM
Team Collaboration
Mavenlink
8.0
SAP PPM
Document Management
Mavenlink
6.0
SAP PPM
Email integration
Mavenlink
7.3
SAP PPM
Mobile Access
Mavenlink
4.2
SAP PPM
Timesheet Tracking
Mavenlink
8.8
SAP PPM
Change request and Case Management
Mavenlink
6.1
SAP PPM
Budget and Expense Management
Mavenlink
8.4
SAP PPM

Professional Services Automation

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

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

SAP PPM

  • SAP is a powerful financial system. If you want to manage your financials program and work on projects more professionally, SAP PPM should be your first choice.
  • As a manager, you want to trust your software vendor to not sell or not give up on the tool you use. SAP can mostly be trusted in this sense. If you compare it, for example, with HP Software (HP Software recently sold their PPM tool to Micro Focus).
  • It's valuable to be a part of the big thing. A lot of fortune 500 companies have SAP tools, and it looks very nice in your resume.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | 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

SAP PPM

  • Menus can be confusing at first. The interface is a little non-user-friendly. The web Dynpro based UI is not as flexible as new age Web pages.
  • Performance is highly dependent on system resources. Changing the central rules is too costly.
  • Scheduling is a big problem when people want to work from out of office.
  • It costs more if you compare it with competitors.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | 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

SAP PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP PPM

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

SAP PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP PPM

Our company uses different PPM tools for different business units depending on different purposes. Software Business Units want to bill activities based on activity-based costs, and want to follow project financials tightly. In addition to that, the company is already using SAP for financials. For example, our internal IT unit is using a different tool because they don't need to follow all of our financials, just the purchase cost.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | 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

SAP PPM

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

SAP PPM

  • We can easily bill our consultant and bug-fix activities to our customers over SAP PPM and SAP FI. It's not easy, but there's a trusted and natural integration between the PPM tool and Financial tool.
  • Provides a real-time view of all projects and their costs. Based on predefined cost types, planned and actual costs are set regularly for each project (resources, equipment, consultants, etc.).
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | 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

SAP PPM

General

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

SAP PPM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mavenlink
8.0
SAP PPM
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Mavenlink
8.8
SAP PPM

Usability

Mavenlink
9.0
SAP PPM

Reliability and Availability

Mavenlink
9.1
SAP PPM

Performance

Mavenlink
7.7
SAP PPM

Support Rating

Mavenlink
10.0
SAP PPM

In-Person Training

Mavenlink
9.1
SAP PPM

Online Training

Mavenlink
8.2
SAP PPM

Implementation Rating

Mavenlink
5.6
SAP PPM

Scalability

Mavenlink
8.2
SAP PPM

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