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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/do/wp/MZNU37QTH3E2.PNGRational Plan Multi - Best Project Management PlatformI 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.,10,MS Project, Web2Project, Project in a box and Wrike,Wrike, Microsoft ProjectNeeded a plan quick with minimal cost and setup.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.,9,Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project,
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Justin James, MComPM, Prince2 profile photo
November 04, 2016

RationalPlan Review: "Rational Plan Multi - Best Project Management Platform"

Score 10 out of 10
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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.
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November 03, 2016

RationalPlan Review: "Needed a plan quick with minimal cost and setup."

Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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RationalPlan Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (2)
8.2
Resource Management (2)
8.2
Gantt Charts (2)
8.6
Scheduling (2)
8.6
Document Management (2)
6.4
Email integration (2)
6.8
Mobile Access (1)
9.1
Timesheet Tracking (1)
4.5
Budget and Expense Management (2)
6.8
Invoicing (1)
4.5

About 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
Has featureTask Management
Has featureResource Management
Has featureGantt Charts
Has featureScheduling
Does not have featureWorkflow Automation
Has featureTeam Collaboration
Does not have featureSupport for Agile Methodology
Does not have featureSupport for Waterfall Methodology
Has featureDocument Management
Has featureEmail integration
Has featureMobile Access
Has featureTimesheet Tracking
Does not have featureChange request and Case Management
Has featureBudget and Expense Management
Professional Services Automation Features
Does not have featureQuotes/estimates
Has featureInvoicing
Does not have featureProject & financial reporting
Does not have featureIntegration with accounting software
Additional Features
Has featureWorking calendars
Has featureSplit tasks
Has featureRecurrent tasks
Has featureDeadlines and milestones
Has featureBaseline management
Has featureEarned Value Management
Has featureIntegration with Microsoft Project, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive
Has featureInter-project dependencies and shared resources
Has featureProjects repository
Has featureMultiple users and concurrent changes
Has featureRights per user
Has featureRestore points

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Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?No
On-premise EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Single$57 USDLifetime License per Seat
Multi$98 USDLifetime License per Seat
Server$350 USDLifetime License per Seat
Stakeholder$32 USDLifetime License per Seat
SaaS EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Beginner$4per user
Master$12per user
Production$19per user
Free$0

RationalPlan Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
11%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
44%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
34%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
11%

RationalPlan Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Phone
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

RationalPlan Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Any country, world wide
Supported Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Romanian, Brazilian, Hungarian, Russiann, Italian