LiquidPlanner Software


 

LiquidPlanner is a cloud-based project management platform. This solution includes integrated applications for project portfolio management, document management, project collaboration, resource management, time tracking, budgeting and more.

LiquidPlanner's scheduling engine can generate priority-based schedules, taking into account the priority and estimated time assigned to each task. As users log time or re-estimate their time, LiquidPlanner shows the most up-to-date schedules. Best and worst case estimates give a realistic look at what can be accomplished and when, while comprehensive planning at the team and portfolio-level helps administrators manage resources.

Since this system is cloud-based, users can collaborate and interact with their projects, tasks and teams, from virtually anywhere. Native apps for iOS and Android devices allows users to access many of the features available in the system so they can view projects, assign tasks, update progress, and collaborate with team members anywhere they have Internet access. 

 

LiquidPlanner - Active project status
 
  • LiquidPlanner - Active project status
    Active project status
  • LiquidPlanner - Project phases
    Project phases
  • LiquidPlanner - Project dashboard
    Project dashboard
  • LiquidPlanner - Project timelines
    Project timelines
  • LiquidPlanner - Timesheets
    Timesheets
  • LiquidPlanner - Upcoming tasks
    Upcoming tasks
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Irina from Core Creative
Specialty: Advertising & PR

August 2015

August 2015

LP Review 8/5

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I like that it keeps all my projects together in one spot. I like that I can assign and delegate task right from it.

Likes Least

I don't like that sometimes I miss deadlines because I did not receive a notification for a task. Sometimes I forget to include people by putting the @ sign.

Recommendations

I would just play around with the product. See what features work best for you.

 
 

Courtney from Limeade, Inc.
Specialty: Healthcare

August 2015

August 2015

Just rolled out, now starting to track COGS by Customer!

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Flexibility of the Customization, UI, and Customer Support

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I wish there was the ability to do Required Fields and had a better "notification" Feed/Center. Also wish there was better way to do "mapping" with custom field entries (when you delete one, it's gone, you can't map it easily to another one w/o filtering and doing them manually.)

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Easy to roll-out simply and then gradually add complexity.

 
 

Nerissa from Wisewood, Inc.
Specialty: Other

August 2015

August 2015

LP has helped our team stay organized and on task.

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There is very quick customer support and frequent webinars to explain new products. It's easy to learn and has almost all of the functionality we have needed.

Likes Least

It's expensive for a team of our size (<10 people). Analytics could be a little more user-friendly, especially creating reports to base your billings on.

Recommendations

Talk to LP and watch their videos before you decide. There is also usually a free trial.

 
 

Michelle from Complete Spectrum
Specialty: Marketing

August 2015

August 2015

LiquidPlanner Robust project planning, easy visual interface= VALUE!

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LiquidPlanner provides robust software that you can easily utilize to help your organization scale. As you grow, it grows with you and can be easily customized. It is well organized, and they provide great self guided tools, tutorials, and means to jump right in with the software.

Likes Least

The only down side I can think of is it seems to be getting more complex with each release. Hope that they don't lose the core simplicity and clean interface over time

Recommendations

I would say to do a lot of searching and also have a clear idea going in to the process of what precisely you are trying to achieve- at the end of the day, software is a tool that assists. You have to be clear on your organization's workflow, goals and what pain points you are trying to solve for ultimately.

 
 

David from JHM
Specialty: Non-Profit

February 2015

February 2015

We are utilizing LiquidPlanner to manage several multimillion dollar projects

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Excellent project management software backed with qualified/helpful staff!

Likes Least

Would like the ability to schedule daily work limits to smaller increments. Current lower limit of work a person can do a day per task is 30 minutes. Would like this to go as low as 15 minutes.

Recommendations

There is a lot of competition in cloud-based project management software with a large spectrum of services and capabilities. Ensure you know your operational requirements very well so you do not buy a more expensive service than you truly require.

 
 
 
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Rui from Rupeal
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Worse investment ever

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No benefits at all.

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That I cant get a refund. Its completely worthless for us and if we could go back we would never spend this money

Source: Capterra
 

Christine from Christine Serva LLC
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

June 2017

June 2017

Has changed the way I work entirely for the better.

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I use it daily to see an accurate picture of what's on my plate and what's coming. Best of all, if a client asks, "Can you do x task by x date?", all I have to do is input this in LiquidPlanner and I can give a quick, confident answer.

Pros

The ability to accurately predict my workload and timelines in a completely fluid way and how quickly I can move, add, and remove tasks and projects.

Cons

Support is not offered to team/individuals like myself. Although I haven't really needed it, this is my only hesitation in recommended the tool to others who are small companies like me.

Source: Capterra
 

Ron from KNG, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Great for estimating completion dates. Not great for ticket management.

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Accurate project completion dates.

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We develop software. The resource planning features are awesome... date prediction is best I have seen. Previously, we had to guess at completion dates, and always got them wrong. After calculating the effort level of a new project, we double the estimated time using a "Strategic Float" task to account for unexpected requirements. That is helping us accurately predict the finish date.

Cons

The ticket management and task workflow options are limited. The interface is focused on dates and people, while ticket details and documentation are hard to find and use. The code workflow config options are not as flexible either, but we are making it work.

Source: Capterra
 

Nathan from Modus Workshop

June 2017

June 2017

A good collaborative tool, if everyone is on board

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I liked the layout of the projects and the overall ease of use. What I also liked was the capability to see who had been logging into projects and who wasn't.

Cons

I had a few occasions where device syncing wasn't that smooth, but overall there were few drawbacks to the software. I stopped using it when I discovered the I was the only one really participating and using the software. I just couldn't justify paying for it for myself.

Source: Capterra
 

Ben from Top Floor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

There are cheaper and more full-featured solutions, but

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Liquid Planner is offering our business both a more consolidated approach to project management, as well as some features and functionality we didn't have before. Overall, I think it is helping our productivity.

Pros

It does a lot of things well. It offers a lot of advanced scheduling functionality for project managers. The Projects tab is incredibly powerful. Time tracking works well. Tagging people in comments is a useful feature.

Cons

Liquid Planner's interface is kind of slow for us (we have a lot of projects). The Home and My Work tabs aren't very useful to me--they never seem to show me the right subset of tasks, which is possibly due to the way we're organizing projects and tasks, which causes most people to use the Projects tab, which is powerful, but advanced and cluttered. API integrations work well enough, but the Zapier integration, in particular, is lacking much useful functionality in my opinion. For example, what if someone wanted to send a Slack notification to a particular person every time a task was assigned to them? Currently, either not possible or at least much more difficult than it could be.

Source: Capterra
 

Christine from DATATRAK International

May 2017

May 2017

Once you use the tools and navigate for a bit, the system flows great.

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Great training videos and documentation. I very much like that it accepts different timeframes when logging progress.

Source: Capterra
 

Brett from Advanced Radiology Services

May 2017

May 2017

We have used LP for about a year now and converting to the product has been quite easy.

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The user interface is quite easy to use. We found it straight forward once we understood the concepts of how the product worked.

Source: Capterra
 

Mandi from DentalCMO

April 2017

April 2017

LiquidPlanner is an incredible PM tool.

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If you're looking for an amazing Project Management tool, look no further! I started using LP for our Marketing company last year. I continue to be amazed at the value we have gained from using LP. I've had incredibly positive experiences every time I reach out for customer support and they are always making updates to improve the software. We are very happy with this tool and it continues to be a resource for our company.

Source: Capterra
 

Jonathan from Proven IT Finance
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Brilliant Solution that is Methodology-agnostic

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The experience I have had with LiquidPlanner has been unparalleled compared to every other major Portfolio & Project Management (PPM) tool on the market. LiquidPlanner offers my organization a truly out-of-the-box scalable solution that is highly adaptive and intuitive to the way my organization's PMO is developed and to the way we manage projects across our highly diverse lines of business. LiquidPlanner is our one-stop-shop for everything project related as well as every other administrative or sales related task across our enterprise. Whether it is storing Project Artifacts, costing and budgeting projects or internal development cycles, identifying risk or periods of time where a staff augmentation would be necessary or just to have status updates via comments, LiquidPlanner covers all bases. My background is both from a PMBOK-aligned infrastructure Project Manager and a Scrum Coach for an applications development shop - and LiquidPlanner successfully caters to those methodologies without having to "fake the funk" or bend our processes to fit in the tool. The success of our PMO and of all of our projects is in no small part thanks to LiquidPlanner.

Pros

Methodology-agnostic and high scalability

Cons

Lacks the ability to assign dependencies in imported projects, will not export certain project hierarchy cleanly and lacks a way to interface with QuickBooks Online

Source: Capterra
 

Sridhar from VBizAp Soft Solutions Pvt Ltd
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Best PM software for the small and medium enterprises

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One of the most flexible project management software that allows for the flexibility of using a single resource for multiple projects and still give a great insight into the elasticity of the timeline is a great feature.

Pros

The ability to use resources across projects and still estimate timelines for all projects accurately

Cons

Speed can be an issue at times

Source: Capterra
 

Baptiste from VERISURE
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Project and analyse

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This is tool allow us in our company to follow our backlog and our running project easy in same time we follow our run, this is easy to add and manage a project with this tool, the only thing to my side is an inconveniant with the report that I can't do what I would like but this is a nice to have :)

Pros

the easier to use it

Cons

the report

Source: Capterra
 

Martin from rocksauce
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

It's really nice, but I'd like to be easier for non managers

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Sometimes I find hard to search certain things inside the app, but overall it's easy and gets the work done within seconds when it comes to logging time.

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Searching

Advice to Others

Make a mobile app

Source: Capterra
 

Dave from Nextec
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Good Software but needs some additions

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All in all the software does the job but could use some improvements. It needs and issues section to track issues either at the task level or project level. Time entry major issue, if someone makes a mistake in entering time it takes it away from the estimated time but when corrected it does not put it back. The time issue of not putting back the incorrect time causes extra work because you now need to go back and correct the estimated time as well.

Pros

Ease of use and flexibility of scheduling

Cons

Time entry errors and what you need to do to correct it.

Advice to Others

Add an issues function to the software

Source: Capterra
 

G from Sears Home Improvement Products

March 2017

March 2017

Started using Liquid Planner a couple of months ago

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It look a little bit of getting used to in the beginning. The learning curve wasn't really that hard either. It's a good way to track your progress in terms of time, but as an employee it also makes me worried that some managers out there might want to micromanage employees can miss use this useful tool.

Pros

Easy to use, easy to learn

Cons

Double edge sword: meaning it's very useful, but can be abused as well.

Advice to Others

If you are being told to use it, you really have no choice. Luckily it's not a hard tool to pickup and use.

Source: Capterra
 

Adam from Water Technology, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Accurate Time Keeping

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Liquid Planner is easy to use and helps me to keep track of my time and deadlines better than any system that I have used in the past. The stop watch is my favorite feature in the program since I am able to quickly hit it and switch tasks when a different project needs unexpected attention. This has helped in keeping accurate time to each project.

Pros

It is an organizational system that once I embraced was easy to use and pretty intuitive.

Cons

Not everyone in my organization has adopted it and even most that have don't use it to even a tenth of it's potential. That is a user issue not a software issue though.

Source: Capterra
 

Marc-André from MXO
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Good bang for your buck

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We are using it in our agency for the past 2 years and we can have a clear view of what's going on and when things can get done.

Pros

Clear list of actions within a task. Easy time entry

Cons

Loads of UI updates. Might be good for new customers, but for older ones, it gets something a little bit confusing every month.

Source: Capterra
 

Chris from chris@global-initiative.com
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great for PM/OPs, bad for Devs & Creatives

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I love it, however, our devs and creatives find it frustrating to use despite large amounts of training and personalisation. There are a number of tools that would make this more helpful and less painful to the "doers".

Our business needs are well met, though there are other aspects that don't accomplish our requirements. Kanban, for example, as well as cross-team/project sprint planning whilst maintaining a weekly outlook.

Finally, with the latest price hikes it doesn't feel "good value" and I'm now faced with justifying the expense when before it was self explanatory. This is compounded by exchange rates.

Pros

I have recommended.
I like the meld of planning and projection.
I love the hi/lo estimations and the detail I can provide clients

Cons

Useability for doers, especially timesheets
Lack of integrations with SCM.
Poor connectivity/communication for my clients; their portals don't show custom fields, board views or timelines for tickets/tasks.
True Kanban is not feasible
Sprint-based planning for cross-team/project resource is not possible alongside weekly overviews
A desktop app would be great; especially for devs etc
The mobile app hasn't changed since we started using this in 2012 and is highly impractical.
Doesn't work well on ipads

Advice to Others

lots!

Source: Capterra
 

Olof from Internetbyrån Gota Media AB
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Planning when changes are common

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We handle a lot of small tasks and projects and need a workflow where we can change priority fast and easy. Liquid Planner can do this for us. There are things that can be better like emails to customers when tasks are finished but in total LP is doing a great job.

Pros

The easy way to change priority on projects and analyze data.

Cons

I think that the search engine could be better. It's difficult to find tasks when you look for something done in the history.

Source: Capterra
 

Yong from Global Initiative Ltd.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

The transparency of the project gives great confidence to all

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We are using LiquidPlanner (LP) in almost every project. Besides tracking and reporting progress inside, one of the best things is to keep our clients updated regarding their projects in real time. Such transparency has huge benefit to both side, the clients and the development team.

For clients, they may gain confidence from the project progress at any time. Especially, many of them are start-ups. They relies on the project to develop their business and talk further with the potential investors. The real time update helps to plan their future in a more accurate way.

For the team, LP is used to get real time feedback from clients. Any blocks may be identified and solved in time. And we know what we did is what the clients need and does bring business value to them.

In general, with LP, all the parties around the project get the transparency and are given the great confidence of the success.

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share information among all parties.

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Source: Capterra
 

Henrik from Sky-Watch
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

The potential of the system is excelent

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I find the concept to be the best way to manage projects, but the interface, lack of costumizability causes an unnecessary interface complexity. There are so many items and features that could be hidden from the average user.

But the biggest down side to the service is the complete lag of a notification system, making the task chat risky and out dated.

I also find the price tag to be too high, especially for smaller innovators and teams. But I guess you prefer big clients and not small clients.

The mobile app unfortunately is a very sad story, would love to use it but it is so slow and out of date that I find it unusable.

Pros

The project planing and the system as a hole

Cons

Notification system
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I would like the chat, and notification to work more smoothly. A notfacition on "new message with you tagged" a message on your task, a message on tasks your following. A bit like the "My items tab"

And a mobile app that supports timers, so you can start and stop them on go.

Source: Capterra
 
 
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