LiquidPlanner Reviews

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January 09, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Email integration is really nice.
  • It has nice dashboard features for quick views and an understanding of where resources are being spent.
  • Not good for both tracking human resource availability and project management simultaneously. Setting up to do one, makes it hard to do the other.
  • Feels clunky and not very user-friendly.
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December 07, 2018
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Manages a huge amount of information related to projects and tasks.
  • Offers different views and search options to get the information you're looking for.
  • Estimation and time tracking work well and help keep everyone on the same page.
  • The interface is messy and cluttered. The best way to find things and see what you actually want to see is the main Projects view which is also the most cluttered and hardest to maneuver in.
  • Clicking an external link someone posted in a comment or task description doesn't open in a new window by default, so we are constantly having to go back to get to LiquidPlanner again.
  • The way that the interface saves your state globally (rather than per tab instance) means that if you click a link from someone else to a task that's not yours, then it adjusts your filters on the Projects page. Then if you refresh another LiquidPlanner window where you were on the Projects tab, suddenly all of its filters are updated and what you were looking at may no longer be there.
  • It might just be the way that we use the system, but the Home and My Work tabs are fairly useless for us. They typically don't show the tasks we're actually looking for.
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February 23, 2016
Andrew Ellis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Ability to dynamically reprioritize work and immediately see the effect on all active projects (for example, if you put a deadline at risk because another project is dropped in and takes precedence).
  • Great transparency of entire project portfolio, since by default everything resides in a single workspace. Nobody can hide from missed deadlines; they're there for all to see.
  • Product is designed to be collaborative; everyone can easily update the status of their own tasks, capture conversations at a project or task level (reducing email overload), and attach documents from other services such as Box.
  • Great online help/support portal with lots of video tutorials and knowledge base articles.
  • Our dedicated customer success manager has been more than willing to help us in any way possible to improve our utilization of LiquidPlanner by sharing best practices, reviewing our workspace and making suggestions, etc. If you are willing to invest in LiquidPlanner, they are there to support you every step of the way.
  • Security/permissions could be more flexible. Users can be granted access to either the entire project workspace or specific projects. I'd prefer a middle option where you can grant a user access to all current and future projects that reside in a particular "package" (a LiquidPlanner construct for grouping similar tasks or projects).
  • LiquidPlanner has some unique scheduling concepts that may be unfamiliar to seasoned project managers who dream about Gantt charts and are MS Project experts. In fact, this is one of the reasons why some individuals at my company have struggled to embrace it. I think that LiquidPlanner could add some modules to their online support site to focus specifically on this type of individual and help to ease the transition to the LiquidPlanner way of thinking.
  • Their desktop web application is stellar. However, they've been lagging in updating their mobile app. I don't think that the mobile app needs all of the functionality of the desktop web application (it would make the smartphone app too complicated to use), but the basic UI hasn't evolved along with iOS and could use some sprucing up.
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November 25, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Time tracking
  • Gantt chart views of scheduling
  • Multi-user collaboration
  • Steep learning curve
  • High per-seat price point
  • You can use it to manage projects but I find other tools work better for that need
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March 13, 2015
Robert Tupa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Priority based planning. Every other planning software we've used relies on dates and therefore needs constant attention. Priority based planning means that the plan is always up to date.
  • Ease of use. LiquidPlanner has a very short learning curve. This is critical to getting team members to use it.
  • Forecasting. LiquidPlanner makes it very easy to run scenarios by simply dragging and dropping projects and reassigning resources.
  • Awesome Support. I get personal responses very fast. Usually within a couple hours. And, they listen and ask for more information.
  • Importing. Right now, LiquidPlanner only imports some fields. I have made an Excel spreadsheet that generates the labor tasks for our projects. I need importing to allow for dependencies, default activity and multiple owners. I've submitted a request for this. They are working on it.
  • Dashboards. Dashboards were just rolled out in the last release. I haven't found it particularly useful just yet. They have not exposed a lot of information for use in the widgets thus far.
  • Fixed expenses. It would be great to have the ability to account for fixed expenses for a project.
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March 03, 2015
Clay J. Seal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • LiquidPlanner's biggest strength is that it allows you to have a simple visualization of a complex workflow with the use of packages, project folders, tasks, etc. Long-term projects can be overwhelming, especially if you have to multitask. LiquidPlanner allows you to manage efficiently.
  • LiquidPlanner is a very powerful project management tool, but it allows you to use it in varying levels. The more data you want to give it, the more data it will give you, allowing you to perfect your team and project's workflow. The most notable example is time estimates. If you are able to estimate how much time certain tasks within a project take, you can roughly calculate how long the whole project will take. If kept up with, it can be extremely valuable to budget time and resources.
  • With its different ways of commenting, communication about specific portions of a project is very easy. The tagging system works really well, so that when you tag someone on a comment, they will get an email that will notify them, keeping the whole project moving along.
  • LiquidPlanner's mobile app definitely needs some work. It doesn't display properly, having many things on the right hand side cut off. It doesn't update/refresh well. I can't imagine the mobile app will ever have the functionality of the Web version, but it needs to come a lot closer.
  • LiquidPlanner requires that everyone actively participate in order to maximize its benefit. However, it can be difficult for everyone to be on top of all of their responsibilities all of the time. Not sure on a solution, but it can be a lot to manage.
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March 07, 2015
Mike McQuery | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The ability to organize projects into packages and easily move projects between ownership makes the tool quite useful.
  • Creating templates provides the ability to quickly and easily create new projects with similar tasks.
  • The reporting features allow for a multitude of views into the productivity of resources and project completion.
  • Reporting can be somewhat difficult to manage without some trial and error.
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February 02, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Prioritize projects and deadlines.
  • Allow multi-user tasks and set contingencies.
  • Create simple to use working calendar for each user.
  • Assigning projects from 'Inbox' to actual clients is cumbersome.
  • No direct link to calendar view from main navigation.
  • Drag & drop functionality on calendar view would be helpful.
  • When logging time from a timer, the task disappears from the drop-down. This is an inconvenience if you need to mark the project finished.
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March 06, 2015
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Visualize tasks and milestones. It was very easy to create tasks and relations between tasks. Nice to be able to export them for others to see.
  • Reminders for tasks and milestones. This really helped keep everyone on task for their responsibilities.
  • Create reports. These were very useful for meetings and showing others about project progress.
  • It was very difficult to have any overlap between tasks that needed to be worked on at the same time. The schedule would not allow it.
  • The task/milestone list was listed in order of priority as opposed to the order that you want them. It was difficult to see relatedness between tasks.
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June 20, 2014
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Ease of use
  • Notifications - emails members when tasks are assigned or updated, and you can follow tasks that are not yours so that you can keep track of their status.
  • Well designed UI
  • Unique mail addressees for each task to keep track of correspondence
  • Reporting - sometimes I can't filter on the fields I need to report on
  • Personal reporting - without administrative access users cannot easily export a list of all tasks they have outstanding
  • Not responsive - hard to view on phone/tablet
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (5)
9.0
Resource Management (4)
9.9
Gantt Charts (3)
7.1
Scheduling (5)
8.0
Workflow Automation (2)
6.5
Team Collaboration (5)
8.0
Support for Agile Methodology (1)
9
Support for Waterfall Methodology (1)
9
Document Management (3)
9.9
Email integration (8)
8.9
Mobile Access (4)
3.1
Timesheet Tracking (4)
8.0
Budget and Expense Management (1)
7

What is LiquidPlanner?

LiquidPlanner is designed to provide teams a better way to plan and execute work, and boasts more than 1,000 technology, development, and manufacturing teams use their online project management solution to get more done. LiquidPlanner offers predictive, resource-based scheduling technology that accounts for priorities, resources, and uncertainty, allowing teams to focus on the right work at the right time and make informed decisions.

Founded in 2007, LiquidPlanner is privately held and headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more information, they invite visitors to learn more at www.liquidplanner.com.

LiquidPlanner Features

Project Management Features

Has featureTask Management
Has featureResource Management
Has featureGantt Charts
Has featureScheduling
Has featureWorkflow Automation
Has featureTeam Collaboration
Has featureSupport for Agile Methodology
Has featureSupport for Waterfall Methodology
Has featureEmail integration
Has featureMobile Access
Has featureTimesheet Tracking
Has featureBudget and Expense Management

Professional Services Automation Features

Has featureQuotes/estimates
Has featureProject & financial reporting
Has featureIntegration with accounting software
Additional Features
Has featurePriority-Based Scheduling
Has featureBuilt-In Collaboration
Has featureProject Scheduling & Organization
Has featureDrag-and-Drop Prioritization
Has featureProject Analytics & Reporting
Has featureDocument Storage
Has featureClient Sharing
Has featureTime Tracking
Has featureBaseline View

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LiquidPlanner Pricing

Starting Price: $24

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
ProfessionalCONTACT US5-user minimum
EnterpriseCONTACT US5-user minimum
Subscription$45.00Per Month

LiquidPlanner Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
10%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
70%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
20%

LiquidPlanner Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Phone
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Video Tutorials / Webinar

LiquidPlanner Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android
Supported Languages: English