RationalPlan

RationalPlan

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RationalPlan

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Free

$0

Cloud

Beginner

$4

Cloud
per user

Master

$12

Cloud
per user

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is RationalPlan?

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.

RationalPlan Features

Project Management Features

  • Supported: Task Management
  • Supported: Resource Management
  • Supported: Gantt Charts
  • Supported: Scheduling
  • Supported: Team Collaboration
  • Supported: Support for Agile Methodology
  • Supported: Support for Waterfall Methodology
  • Supported: Document Management
  • Supported: Email integration
  • Supported: Mobile Access
  • Supported: Timesheet Tracking
  • Supported: Budget and Expense Management

Professional Services Automation Features

  • Supported: Invoicing

Additional Features

  • Supported: Working calendars
  • Supported: Split tasks
  • Supported: Recurrent tasks
  • Supported: Deadlines and milestones
  • Supported: Baseline management
  • Supported: Earned Value Management
  • Supported: Integration with Microsoft Project, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive
  • Supported: Inter-project dependencies and shared resources
  • Supported: Projects repository
  • Supported: Multiple users and concurrent changes
  • Supported: Rights per user
  • Supported: Restore points

RationalPlan Screenshots

Project infoNotes and linksWorking calendarsGantt chartsResource levelingBaseline management

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RationalPlan - Manage your projects the easy way!

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RationalPlan Customer Size Distribution

Consumers11%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)44%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)34%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)11%

RationalPlan Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesAny country, world wide
Supported LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Romanian, Brazilian, Hungarian, Russian, Italian, Ukrainian

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is RationalPlan's best feature?

Reviewers rate Task Management and Gantt Charts highest, with a score of 7.3.

Who uses RationalPlan?

The most common users of RationalPlan are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Mechanical Or Industrial Engineering industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

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Score 8 out of 10
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RationalPlan provides our project group with a cost-effective scheduling solution across multiple functions. We run many projects and having a tool that is comparable to MS Project but less than 4x the cost is very appealing. When I have had questions I was able to contact customer service and receive a response quickly. Keep up the great work.
  • Intuitive interface
  • Critical Path Highlighting
  • Baseline Capability
  • Customized Fields
  • Ability to integrate and email persons assigned tasks
  • Duration at top level only in days (no options to change). Not so fun when running multi-year projects and trying to convert to weeks months on the fly in meetings
  • Ability to customize built in reports (even if it was done outside and you had to use fields provided)
  • Printing flexibility for reporting
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.
The times that I have contacted RationalPlan with questions or suggestions I received a prompt response to address my questions.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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RationalPlan Single is used as a project planning tool.
  • Runs on Linux and Windows.
  • It Can read Microsoft Project files.
  • Contains all functions needed for easy to use project planning
  • I don't miss anything.
RationalPlan fits well for our purpose of planning and monitoring single projects.
I had to ask for support once and got a response immediately.
Justin James, MComPM, Prince2 | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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I use RationalPlan Multi to manage my project portfolio in the region. Multi really helped in getting my projects organised.
  • 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.
  • While the portfolio view is great is becomes difficult/cluttered with many projects. Highlighting master projects will help. Creating a tree view for master project and its sub projects would even be better.
  • Reporting is a big part of any project. While rationalplan has reports for key areas the presentation of these reports could really be improved. Make it more presentable. Add some burndown charts. I hate to compare you to MS Project but they do reporting really well in MS Project.
  • The email function is another great idea. Would be great if one had an option to either email an entire portfolio or by active project. At times I’m still scoping certain projects and if the WBS is not yet complete then this incomplete project is also communicated via email which leads to frustration in the team. You don’t always want to communicate tasks for all projects to all resources.
  • One need to be able to: Email per project
  • Email entire portfolio (as currently the case)
  • Email by resource (send pending or outstanding tasks to the resource in question)
  • Add a portfolio dashboard with graphical speed and bar charts giving you a glimpse of late projects, projects slipping, not started in progress etc., for your portfolio.
It's got its shortcomings but is still the best PM tool in my opinion.
LeRoy Mattingly | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Used for a project for a customer. Also using agile scrum tools for bottom up management.
  • Simple interface easy to use.
  • Runs natively on mac and is reasonably priced for what I need - high level project planning.
  • Does way more than what I actually need it for.
  • Milestones should be a primary option instead of 0h to create one.
Great for agile projects that need to define a high level project plan.