RationalPlan Reviews

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 06, 2020

Great value for a company that wants to enable personnel to plan and execute more effectively

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Justin James, MComPM, Prince2 | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 04, 2016

Rational Plan Multi - Best Project Management Platform

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (4)
7.3
Resource Management (4)
6.8
Gantt Charts (4)
7.3
Scheduling (4)
6.4
Team Collaboration (1)
7.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology (2)
7.3
Document Management (3)
3.6
Email integration (3)
6.4
Mobile Access (1)
9.1
Timesheet Tracking (1)
4.5
Budget and Expense Management (3)
6.4
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.
Categories:  Project Management

RationalPlan Features

Project Management Features
Has featureTask Management
Has featureResource Management
Has featureGantt Charts
Has featureScheduling
Does not have featureWorkflow Automation
Has featureTeam Collaboration
Has featureSupport for Agile Methodology
Has 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

RationalPlan Screenshots

RationalPlan Integrations

RationalPlan Competitors

Microsoft Project, Celoxis, Workfront, Asana, Mavenlink, AceProject, LiquidPlanner, Clarizen, Smartsheet, Daptiv, Workzone, EPM Live, Wrike, Zoho Projects, Easy Projects, Project Insight, Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux), ProjectManager

Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional
On-premise EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Single$87 USDLifetime License per Seat
Multi$149 USDLifetime License per Seat
Server$560 USDLifetime License per Seat
Stakeholder$49 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, Russian, Italian, Ukrainian