ProjectLibre - Perfect For Those Focused on the Work
February 29, 2020

ProjectLibre - Perfect For Those Focused on the Work

Patrick Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ProjectLibre

I have to start this with a caveat because, if we had been able to get past a personal hurdle, I would have pushed for its use in the company I consulted with everyone. We approached it in the hopes of managing several employees, as well as the timeline of their work. Previously, the company used Excel and Sheets (Google Drive) (more on this in a bit). It addresses the complications of time management for those who are number-resistant; ie - more visually friendly.

Pros

  • Visual management of time!
  • Realistic management (multiple projects at once because not all projects operate independently of others where time is concerned).
  • Data handling - reports, etc...

Cons

  • I will get into this more, but comparisons. Comparison is the evil twin of this program.
  • While the company didn't go with it because of what I'd witnessed, I have recommended it to many people I felt fell within their scope. For them, I can see it streamlining their workflow and giving them more time to focus on other things, rather than dwelling on how to run a workflow program.
ProjectLibre is open-sourced, so constantly on the verge of getting better. I think this one is more suited against other workflow programs because it is built for function and (like referenced in another section) not meant to be something you can distract your boss with to prove you're working. It is uniquely functional.
There are a lot of discussions online about it, and a customer addition based manual. While that can lead to some confusion, I am not the kind of person who likes talking on the phone. So it is easier to go online with ProjectLibre!

Do you think ProjectLibre delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with ProjectLibre's feature set?

Yes

Did ProjectLibre live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of ProjectLibre go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy ProjectLibre again?

Yes

You have to come in without bias and looking forward to embracing a new program. That sounds a bit biased myself, yes, but this program would have been perfect for the organization I consulted with. Absolutely perfect. But out of twelve individuals, only one had an open mind and wanted to explore the program. The remainder saw the program and said "Oh, it's like Excel, I'll just use that instead..." because they knew Excel. ProjectLibre is FUNCTION-centric, not pretty for the sake of being pretty. Once you get into it, you will fall in and love it. If you know marketing automation software, you will know how to use this program. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to manage their time visually, in a program that is built to be what they need and not just something that looks good on a second monitor when the boss walks in.

ProjectLibre Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Resource Management
10
Gantt Charts
Not Rated
Scheduling
10
Workflow Automation
10
Team Collaboration
8
Support for Agile Methodology
Not Rated
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Not Rated
Document Management
10
Email integration
Not Rated
Mobile Access
Not Rated
Timesheet Tracking
9
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
8
Quotes/estimates
10
Invoicing
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
Not Rated
Integration with accounting software
Not Rated

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