Mavenlink for an accounting intern
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 22, 2013

Mavenlink for an accounting intern

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction

  • Tracking billable time
  • Tracking Receivables
  • Managing projects with large teams and many parts
  • Modifying project details after they've begun
  • Average time from invoice to payment decreased from 21.2 days to 13.6 days.
For the Pro features (that are rather essential, you miss a lot with the free version), Mavenlink is $25/user (currently). Since I'm an independent student, the free version is probably adequate. However, for even a small freelance consultant, the Pro version likely would be needed.
Looking back, and seeing that there are now more options for similar feature sets, I might have looked for something less expensive but Mavenlink works well for me now and I will likely use it for as long as I freelance.

Product Usage

  • Project Management
  • Invoicing
  • Receivables
  • Time Tracking
  • Collaboration

Evaluation and Selection

Microsoft Outlook
I also evaluated Wrike, and while the mobile app is nice it fell short where time tracking and invoicing were concerned. It lacked the ability to generate invoices other than a simple spreadsheet and time tracking seemed like an afterthought. Mavenlink allows for time tracking in timesheet form as well as tracking by individual day. This can all be pulled into an invoice, that is later trackable within the system (to confirm payment, etc).

Implementation

This doesn't need professional implementation.

Training

Yes, if you've used any kind of project management or time tracking software before, this is easier. I looked at Microsoft Sharepoint, where it was more far more complicated to do the same thing than it was in Mavenlink.

Support

The one time I did have to email them about an issue regarding changing defaults they were very helpful and solved my issue within 24 hours
No - Haven't ever needed it.