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Rachel Stantliff | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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It is well suited for organizations handling multiple projects/clients and having a number of resources with billable and non-billable allocation. The allocation management feature of the tool helps to analyze the active allocation status of each resource and accordingly helps to identify the potential resources for any new project. Secondly, if one is billing to the client on a weekly/monthly basis, the timesheet management features are extraordinary to help with that.
Score 9 out of 10
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Mavenlink is useful when you need a project tool that can take care of all project-related activities. To give an example, distribution of work among resources, timesheet management, billing management, and performance insights. Most important, project tracking is very easy. While using such tool support plays an important role and Mavenlink is just best at it.
Score 7 out of 10
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It is a useful collaboration tool to work on projects together as a team. Functionality to plan projects at a detailed level and report on it could be improved. The Gantt chart does not allow for baselines to be stored. Schedule does not allow planning off holidays. Creating project plans using templates is easy however it would be nice to have the ability to upload an excel sheet to create a task tracker. The roll up of budgets is not available at a milestone level that inhibits ability to track budget at milestones. It would be good to have a status report generated for clients that could be either available as a standard report or as a custom report.
Score 9 out of 10
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Mavenlink is a great tool managing a project's entire lifecycle including pipeline, capacity, margins, etc. Whenever I have any questions their support staff is always quick to respond! I've seen their new availability match for team builder and love the ability to drill-into people availability so I can better staff my projects based on project specific needs.
Score 8 out of 10
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I think that our company is using Mavenlink in the most perfect scenario. It's able to consolidate project management with finance, which is exactly what we need. We thought about using it for our QA purposes, as in logging and ticking off QA items, but it feels a bit cumbersome to try to use it for that. So instead we use a much more simple, lightweight software.
Score 8 out of 10
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Mavenlink would be well suited for smaller companies I feel since it does seem to lag a bit when it's having to process a lot of information. With individuals who only have a smaller number of projects, this might work well. But Mavenlink seems to be constantly pulling from all the data from the company and not just what's relevant to that specific user.
Duane Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Mavenlink helps any size of a business in managing projects, team activities and collaborating with clients globally especially in the services industry. It brings convenience and an easy way to control workflow quality and organizes all files in one place plus project managers enjoy the time and budget tracking feature.
Score 2 out of 10
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As far as time tracking software goes, this is on the better side. However, like most time tracking software, it's focused (in terms of UX) on the folks consuming the data, not the folks entering the data. It's still a royal pain to use. So it's above average for what it does, but there's an extremely low bar for this type of software
Scott Gellatly | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Suited to any services-based business, particularly marketing, consulting, IT and engineering services.
Teams over 5 will start to take advantage of the resource planning, and teams over 30 will find it the most valuable tool in their toolkit.
Joe Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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If your team works on a variety of projects and has to manage a budget, this product is great. It shows people where they should be spending their time, updates them on what others are doing, and provides a great shared work space. If you don't work in the services industry, I have a hard time seeing where this software makes sense, though.
Mark Whitlock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Mavenlink is best suited for a team tackling LARGE projects together. Large projects have sub-projects and tasks as part of the plan. Mavenlink keeps the team connected, communication flowing, time tracked and helps the team check off the completion boxes for a sense of collective satisfaction that the work is getting done.
December 21, 2018

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Jeremiah Graham, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Managing our projects and employees' work is handled through Mavenlink. The resource planner is great for giving the company an "at-a-glance" view of who is working on what, who has bandwidth, and who is slammed. Being able to create projects, assign tasks, and collaborate across the organization works really well for us. The main thing that is lacking is file management. When files are added to a project, they go into a repository that does not allow for any structure or hierarchy.
Chandler Elmore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Mavenlink is well suited in organizations that are remote or have remote workers. It is great to have everyone on the same page and that everyone has access to project status and updates. We have also used Mavenlink as our timecard tracker though this is not necessarily needed by every organization. It would not be the greatest platform to use when there are less than 5 people in an organization.
Nereida Betancourt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Users of teams and professional plans have access to a knowledge base to get answers to their questions and problems. We can also access a video training library and webinar recordings. In addition, we can send a support ticket or participate in a live chat with a technician.
Ben White | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I would recommend Mavenlink to any creative/production team that has projects with a defined set of processes time after time. The automation that the software provides is outstanding. The more attention and thought that you put into Mavenlink at the beginning of a project, the smoother your team and the project will go throughout the process.
Karissa Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Mavenlink is the ideal tool for all business-related projects that involve a lot of planning, task-oriented details, team collaboration and more.
Score 9 out of 10
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Mavenlink is perfect for software integration and deployment projects. We have evaluated other tools like Celoxis, Sciforma, Workfront, Pro Workflow, Eclipse, and others against our criteria list and so far Mavenlink score the highest. I wouldn't recommend Mavenlink in case you are doing software development projects since it's not the best for issue tracking (maybe look at JIRA or Redmine).
Score 1 out of 10
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I honestly am not sure where Mavenlink would be suited. Perhaps in the manufacturing industry, but not a service based industry. It's just too convoluted when it comes to getting your settings, project bill rates and reports out. I consider it a glorified spreadsheet that hasn't been updated in some time.

All in all, we were ultimately really just frustrated with the slowness of the system. It just didn't make sense that page load was over 5 seconds for projects. Everything just felt bloated.
Haider Alleg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Mavenlink requires some getting used to, which can scare people getting on-board. It requires a strong process for implementation internally, and everyone must use it. When project info is put in maven + Google Drive, it is a really strong combo.
Mavenlink is a little less well-suited for the pre-sales stage in a project, and a CRM could make it a killer app.
Score 6 out of 10
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Probably well suited from an analytics perspective for a management team. Asking questions like how many hours have each team member in a project spent in total? Are the hours being spent on certain projects optimal?

From a worker's perspective, it's a nightmare. Every single day I have to go into the timesheet and mark my time. If the project's task is not on there, I have to click "Projects". I have to search for my project. I have to go to the tasks. I have to add the task. Then I have to go back into my timesheet. Then, sometimes I'm not even assigned a project, so I have to ask someone to assign it to me.

It's possible that my company hasn't fully optimized Mavenlink to the point where it's not annoying to workers anymore. But it should just be easier, I don't know how to help there.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Mavenlink is a great option if you have complex reporting needs or an immature resource planning tool.

In our case, the team that researched tools and managed the Mavenlink rollout also became the resident Mavenlink power-users. Having some "go-to's" on staff was important for my company's acceptance of the organizational change - this isn't Mavenlink-specific, but an important consideration nonetheless.

Mavenlink Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Project Management (12)
83%
8.3
Task Management (37)
90%
9.0
Resource Management (35)
86%
8.6
Gantt Charts (29)
82%
8.2
Scheduling (35)
84%
8.4
Workflow Automation (3)
82%
8.2
Team Collaboration (37)
86%
8.6
Document Management (36)
81%
8.1
Email integration (33)
82%
8.2
Mobile Access (30)
67%
6.7
Timesheet Tracking (38)
87%
8.7
Change request and Case Management (25)
80%
8.0
Budget and Expense Management (31)
88%
8.8
Professional Services Automation (4)
78%
7.8
Quotes/estimates (1)
73%
7.3
Invoicing (21)
82%
8.2
Project & financial reporting (25)
80%
8.0
Integration with accounting software (19)
78%
7.8

What is Mavenlink?

Mavenlink provides project management and task collaboration software for small to mid-sized professional services companies. The vendor says the software was built for teams whose mission is to provide exceptional service while balancing ever-changing parameters such as budgets, timelines, and people. The software is geared towards:

  • Marketing Agencies
  • Advertising Firms
  • PR Teams
  • IT Service Providers
  • Management Consultants
  • Architecture Firms
  • Engineering Teams
  • Software & Technology Developers
  • Commercial Property Managers

Mavenlink Features

Project Management Features

  • Supported: Task Management
  • Supported: Resource Management
  • Supported: Gantt Charts
  • Supported: Scheduling
  • Supported: Team Collaboration
  • Supported: Document Management
  • Supported: Email integration
  • Supported: Mobile Access
  • Supported: Timesheet Tracking
  • Supported: Change request and Case Management
  • Supported: Budget and Expense Management

Professional Services Automation Features

  • Supported: Invoicing
  • Supported: Project & financial reporting
  • Supported: Integration with accounting software

Additional Features

  • Supported: Budget and Time Estimates
  • Supported: Invoicing and Online Payments
  • Supported: Custom Branding
  • Supported: API Access
  • Supported: Performance Analytics
  • Supported: Project Templates
  • Supported: Utilization Reporting

Mavenlink Screenshots

Mavenlink Time Entries DashboardMavenlink Reporting: Billable HoursMavenlink Resource PlanningMavenlink Project Collaboration Dashboard

Mavenlink Videos

PSA Reimagined
Welcome To The Future Of Work

Mavenlink Integrations

Mavenlink Competitors

Mavenlink Pricing

More Pricing Information

SaaS Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
Teams$19per month
PremierContact sales team
Professional$39per user/per month
EnterpriseContact sales team

Mavenlink Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry
Supported CountriesAsia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mavenlink?

Mavenlink provides project management and collaboration software for small to mid-sized professional services companies. Features include resource management, project dependencies, time and expense tracking, file sharing, versatile user permissions, private messaging, planning and reporting.

What is Mavenlink's best feature?

Reviewers rate Task Management highest, with a score of 9.

Who uses Mavenlink?

The most common users of Mavenlink are from Mid-size Companies and the Marketing & Advertising industry.