Mavenlink is rocksolid for Consulting Firms
September 15, 2016

Mavenlink is rocksolid for Consulting Firms

Haider Alleg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Mavenlink

Mavenlink is used by all users from the front to the back office. We have a specific department called Kaizen Services that implements best practices within the company, based upon Maven features. Based on our year of work, we saw tremendous up-take of performance within departments, especially hidden time that was consumed for reasons we couldn't track. In the past we thought simple tools were always the best (coming from Asana) but projects are complex, and require a powerful tool to tackle complex variables such as human beings.
  • Planning with Gantt and risk views
  • Booking resources across the whole company
  • Contextualising the info in a single view
  • Integrations of popular tools (Mailchimp, BaseCRM...)
  • Price is heavy and can slow us down (maybe a start-up package?)
  • Loading pre-made templates, exporting or importing them is a plus
  • Optimisation of productivity
  • Positive impact on stress level due to better planification
  • Better quality due to higher tracking
We found Mavenlink to be better designed, and it gave a pro feeling to our customers with very few tweaks. It had its own way to define projects steps but way simpler than having none like Asana or too complicated as with ProWorkflow (the features are pretty close though on that one). We also felt that the analytics were stronger with Mavenlink.
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.

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