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Score 8.1 out of 100

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Score 8.5 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

Trello

Trello is great for tracking the progress of projects that have specific completion dates or tasks that must be finished in specific orders. We've used it for fundraising projects and event planning, not to mention planning of specific work projects. Trello's flexibility makes it so easy to set up and share new boards with interested parties.
Jill Nimmer-Beres | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Mavenlink
7.4
Trello
7.7
Task Management
Mavenlink
8.3
Trello
8.9
Resource Management
Mavenlink
7.9
Trello
7.7
Gantt Charts
Mavenlink
7.3
Trello
6.7
Scheduling
Mavenlink
7.9
Trello
7.7
Workflow Automation
Mavenlink
8.2
Trello
7.3
Team Collaboration
Mavenlink
8.0
Trello
8.7
Document Management
Mavenlink
6.0
Trello
7.3
Email integration
Mavenlink
7.3
Trello
7.5
Mobile Access
Mavenlink
4.2
Trello
8.3
Timesheet Tracking
Mavenlink
8.9
Trello
7.6
Change request and Case Management
Mavenlink
6.1
Trello
7.5
Budget and Expense Management
Mavenlink
8.4
Trello
7.2
Support for Agile Methodology
Mavenlink
Trello
7.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Mavenlink
Trello
7.1

Professional Services Automation

Mavenlink
7.2
Trello
7.5
Quotes/estimates
Mavenlink
7.3
Trello
7.2
Invoicing
Mavenlink
6.5
Trello
7.6
Project & financial reporting
Mavenlink
7.9
Trello
7.5
Integration with accounting software
Mavenlink
7.0
Trello
7.6

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

Trello

  • Easy color categorization of the "Cards" (which can represent anything from projects to tasks)
  • Ease of use overall - you can divide work into columns and move it from column to column depending on status
  • You can create multiple boards, which are spaces to store tasks (for different work contexts, or even private boards)
  • You can easily share boards with another person
  • You can easily assign tasks (Cards) to persons
  • You can store information in cards, like files and short format text
Wilbert Kramer | 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

Trello

  • Swim Lanes - they are nonexistent. There is a third-party tool to add them but it's buggy as all get out
  • View - I am not sure how to do it but I really wish I didn't have to pick between viewing all cards with no detail or one with all detail. Maybe the ability to collapse and expand?
  • Integrations - It would be amazing if I could easily pop action items from Gmail over to Trello, but right now I can only copy text or upload screenshot attachments.
Sarah Meerschaert | 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

Trello

Trello 10.0
Based on 3 answers
I am very likely to renew Trello, because it doesn't cost anything to do so. I am also very likely to use Trello's upgraded features in the future because a lot of my team's data is stored on there and they have already gotten used to the platform. Trello is very easy for new team members to pick up, making the onboarding and usability very streamlined.
Sahr Saffa | 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

Trello

Trello 8.4
Based on 42 answers
Overall, Trello is a great tool to use. It's very user-friendly, very powerful and we've set it up to work well for our team. I've recommended it to others who need something free or very cheap and it's worked well for them too. If you're wanting something with more muscle, then I'd suggest looking at either monday.com or Airtable.
Jared DeLong | 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

Trello

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

Trello

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

Trello

Trello 8.0
Based on 159 answers
I have never needed to contact Trello's customer support team. For the most part, the app is pretty self-explanatory. I have used their help center and find it really useful, particularly their Getting Started guides, which cover everything from general information to feature deep dives and best practices. The help center is available in six different languages and the Trello Community is there to answer questions along with Trello Support.
Elissa Bernstein | 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

Trello

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

Trello

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

Trello

Trello 9.0
Based on 2 answers
For our small business, getting a few of us started well on Trello was the key, I think. As long as a couple of us were really comfortable with the interface, we could lead others and help them with any questions. From now on, anyone who works with us just naturally uses Trello for information sharing - it's just part of what we do.
Raylene Wall | 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

Trello

I would say Trello is very well suited for my team's needs as we are relatively small in size but frequently scale up based on the project's size and needs. We tend to use it at a basic level for organizing internal tasks and to-dos, but also develop large complicated boards when need be. It doesn't seem like other systems (like Basecamp) scale very well and really require a more consistent type of workload to make the best use of them.
Joel McAfee | 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

Trello

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

Trello

  • More streamlined team communication. Rather than spending time and effort getting lost in emails or instant messages, we have a shared knowledge bank of ideas and tasks within Trello that free us up to focus on other parts of our job.
  • Better team collaboration. With the sharing structure of Trello, there is an easy pathway for the transmission of ideas without having to even think about it.
  • A more open dialog between team members. Trello provides a forum where our team members can share ideas that they may not have felt comfortable doing otherwise.
Evan Jaffe | 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

Trello

General

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

Trello Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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