Powernoodle vs. RationalPlan

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Powernoodle
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Powernoodle is designed to help leaders make better quality decisions by quickly and effectively engaging the collective wisdom of stakeholders. The vendor aims to provide the most powerful, yet easy to use, Decision Engagement Platform. Cloud technology is fused with 50 years of cognitive, behavioral, and decision science to focus stakeholders, and minimize the biases, barriers and dysfunctions typical to most organizations that get in the way of making quality…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
PowernoodleRationalPlan
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
PowernoodleRationalPlan
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
PowernoodleRationalPlan
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Powernoodle
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Ratings
RationalPlan
6.6
4 Ratings
13% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings6.84 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings3.63 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Powernoodle
-
Ratings
RationalPlan
4.5
1 Ratings
49% below category average
Invoicing00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
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User Ratings
PowernoodleRationalPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(2 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
PowernoodleRationalPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
Powernoodle Inc.
Well Suited:
  • Groups needing to make a decision
  • Democratically based decision making
  • Sensitive topics
  • Discussions Groups needing input
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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
Powernoodle Inc.
  • Powernoodle has ignited deeper, more candid conversations among our team leaders. We've been able to see through these discussions that we haven't always told our story in the most compelling manner, and that we need to be clearer, more concise and less wordy. Since Powernoodle limits your contributions to a certain number of characters, it forces you to think hard about what you really want to say. This feature was particularly powerful for our organization, which has tended to verbosity.
  • Powernoodle allowed us to vet old and new ideas in a safe space, minimizing biases and groupthink. In many organizations there are some who speak more than others, and often their ideas get more attention. What Powernoodle does brilliantly is it allows, actually requires, each participant to write what they wish anonymously and without interruption. Each participant is equal in the sense that all input into Powernoodle is brief (limited number of characters) and the anonymity definitely prevents the usual bias toward those who speak the most.
  • Powernoodle increased critical thinking about our organization and forced us to re-examine why and how we do what we do. With Powernoodle, we were able to look at everyone's ideas, comment on them, decide if some should be merged, and ultimately vote on them. The Powernoodle process forced us to be clear, which meant we each needed to think critically about what has worked and what hasn't worked for us, and how we move forward with what has worked and with new ideas.
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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
Powernoodle Inc.
  • It's not mobile friendly yet, but other than that no complaints!
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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
Powernoodle Inc.
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
Powernoodle Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Powernoodle Inc.
  • While we are still in the beginning stages of taking action on the decisions we made using the Powernoodle process, I have no doubt that there will be a very positive ROI on our overall objectives.
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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

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