Nifty vs. RationalPlan

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nifty
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
Nifty consolidates projects, work, and communications in one place. Nifty simplifies and automates the tracking of project milestones, communications with teammates and clients, collaborative document creation, and more in a centralized workspace! Nifty enables organizational oversight across projects and teammates with project & team workload overviews. With communications, project management, and workflow collaboration centralized in one place, teams can consolidate their workday as well…N/A
RationalPlan
Score 7.7 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
RationalPlan is project management software that has been designed to help project managers keep their projects on time and within budget. The main goal of this software is to make the process of planning projects as short and as straightforward as possible and to guide novice project managers through each step but offer enough tools to those who are more experienced.
$0
per month per user
Pricing
NiftyRationalPlan
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
Beginner
$4
per user
Master
$12
per user
Production
$19
per user
Stakeholder
$64 USD
Lifetime License per Seat
Single
$145 USD
Lifetime License per Seat
Multi
$288 USD
Lifetime License per Seat
Server
$668 USD
Lifetime License per Seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NiftyRationalPlan
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup Fee$89 simple flat-rate pricingOptional
Additional Details
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Features
NiftyRationalPlan
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Nifty
9.6
3 Ratings
24% above category average
RationalPlan
6.6
4 Ratings
13% below category average
Task Management8.83 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Resource Management9.43 Ratings6.84 Ratings
Gantt Charts10.03 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Scheduling10.03 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Workflow Automation9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration10.03 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology10.03 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Document Management9.43 Ratings3.63 Ratings
Email integration10.02 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Mobile Access10.03 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking8.53 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Change request and Case Management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management10.02 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Nifty
9.3
2 Ratings
22% above category average
RationalPlan
4.5
1 Ratings
50% below category average
Quotes/estimates8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
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User Ratings
NiftyRationalPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
NiftyRationalPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
Nifty
I've found myself recommending Nifty to other business owners as well as for personal use. I've personally found it to be invaluable when it comes to:
  • Daily / Weekly / Monthly / Quarterly recurring tasks
  • Creating templates for company processes such as new product creation, marketing strategy, on-boarding, quarterly goals, content management
  • Having forms zapped into a new task from multiple locations ensuring they're never overlooked
  • Having clear milestones and timelines for projects
  • Communicating on projects, tasks, and just in general
  • Assigning different components of projects to different people
  • Creating prior requirements that must be completed before completing the task
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Stand By Soft
Appropriate as a great alternative to MS Project. RationalPlan provides most of the features needed to develop and maintain mid-level complex schedules. Less Appropriate for large complex schedules of long duration. These can be a challenge due to Duration at top-level. It is also a challenge to generate reports for management - reporting feature is limited.
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Pros
Nifty
  • An overview of project timelines and milestones.
  • One-on-one or group conversations.
  • Tracking the status of projects and tasks.
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Stand By Soft
  • Portfolio view is great to get a feel for how your programme is running at a glance and which areas possibly might require attention. The fact that you can customise your view by adding your own columns is another plus.
  • All project information in one tool is a big plus for me considering the amount of projects we run with. This really improves efficiency and saves me time. You have the ability to add documents to tasks, manage risks, email resources tasks due for projects they are assigned to(might need some refinement depending on your requirements), material db with costing etc.
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Cons
Nifty
  • Time Expense could be improved since we cannot edit the previous/past time logs entered.
  • Lacks expense management and Purchase order management functionality
  • Newest product updates are not always stable and I had to reach Nifty's support team a couple of times in the past to fix the issues with new updates e.g. our document management and meeting integrations had to be re-authorized
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Stand By Soft
  • Milestones should be a primary option instead of 0h to create one.
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Support Rating
Nifty
No answers on this topic
Stand By Soft
I had to ask for support once and got a response immediately.
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Alternatives Considered
Nifty
There's no comparison. Nifty does what all of these do all in one place (with the exception of Slack's community aspect with hashtagging - not sure if Nifty can do this, never tried) Nifty even has the ability to import directly from many other platforms - I've personally imported projects from Trello and Asana, saving tons of time in migration.
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Stand By Soft
RationalPlan is cost-effective and allows most users to prepare and manage their schedule. The software lacks comprehensive reporting and duration changes at the top level of a project.
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Return on Investment
Nifty
  • Consistent communications.
  • Staying on project schedule.
  • Aligned projects with business strategies.
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Stand By Soft
  • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project
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ScreenShots

Nifty Screenshots

Screenshot of Project DiscussionsScreenshot of Project MilestonesScreenshot of Project Overview

RationalPlan Screenshots

Screenshot of Project infoScreenshot of Notes and linksScreenshot of Working calendarsScreenshot of Gantt chartsScreenshot of Resource levelingScreenshot of Baseline management