Mavenlink Software


 

Mavenlink offers powerful software and services for advanced project management, resource planning, collaboration, and financial management. It was designed for professional services, and works well for those who need to collaborate on teams. Mavenlink integrates a broad range of capabilities to conduct business online and improve daily operations, profitability and efficiency.

Mavenlink puts a strong emphasis on team collaboration and task management. Staying organized is critical, just as it’s important to keep everyone in the loop about a project’s progress. Files are stored and shared with the team on Mavenlink and can be tagged to specific tasks.

Beyond their core applications, a unique differentiator of Mavenlink among other software providers is their level of support for resource management, time and expense tracking and management, planning, and reports and analytics. Its easy to use, intuitive design relies on a single navigation bar which links to key areas of the software, saving time and improving overall efficiency. The centralized dashboard keeps users updated on the most recent activity and progress of each project.

Mavenlink integrates with many popular applications, such as Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, JIRA and Zendesk. Their Chrome plugin assigns tasks based on emails. QuickBooks integration syncs with time and projects for seamless job costing and invoicing.

Mavenlink is ideal for professional services businesses, especially in the marketing, advertising, public relations, architecture, engineering, IT services, management consulting and educational industries.

 

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Greg from Noria
Specialty: Marketing Dept
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

A lot to go over...

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I still have more to learn.

Pros

Allows you to get really detailed, and you can do the same thing different ways. Once you get the hang of it, I could see how you could do things quickly.

Cons

Really detailed. Be prepared to do so heavy learning on the front end. Not as intuitive as I would have liked.

 
 

Brandon from Pearl Companies
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Robust Project Management

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Mavenlink would be an outstanding solution for anyone in need of organizational assistance. It's flexible enough to meet unique requirements, yet robust in ways that allow for in-depth project management.

Pros

• Campaign-based invitations allowing only relevant team members access to specific projects
• Details, Checklists, Notes, Proofs, etc. for each individual task
• Post (and pin) overviews, descriptions, files, and comments to the Activity Feed to keep all team members informed
• Task-related Time-tracking, Budgeting, and Resource Planning for all types of team members
• Proofs section for collaborative reviews

Cons

• Beginners may be overwhelmed with so many options and use-cases. However, the organization of tools and the vast availability of features and documentation help the user establish their own workflow that fits their unique individual needs.

 
 

Adam from Anywise Consulting Pty Ltd
Specialty: Aerospace & Defense
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

We have been very impressed with Mavenlink so far. As an agile consulting company, we need flexible and responsive business systems to stay ahead of our competition.

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This is far more than a project management app. This is a complete enterprise management platform.

Pros

Mavenlink provides an off the shelf cloud based business operations system that complements our business model well. We took advantage of the MavenOPs onboarding support feature as well and have been very well supported as we transition our current systems and projects into Mavenlink. Its ease of use, comprehensive support and economic price point delivers a comprehensive enterprise planning and reporting suite at a fraction of the costs of larger (more cumbersome) systems.

The level of support from the Mavenlink team is really impressive.

Cons

I would like to be able to white label email notifications and organic Xero integration but when weighed up with the pros these fade into irrelevance. And that is saying something for us as we rely so much on integration.

 
 

Paul from DSI Luxury Technology
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Powerful but Elusive

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It goes deeper than some of the competitors but is not very user-friendly when creating projects. Not very intuitive at all. Inability to create "placeholder" tasks within a project and run scenarios. Time tracking is extensive but very confusing. Onboarding fee very high compared to competitors and is very cookie cutter.

Pros

Very deep and detailed project planning. Excellent analytics capabilities. Multiple view options. Solid Mobile implementation.

Cons

Display and printing options very limited. No dedicated Mobile App. Setup and support are pricey for the level and detail of training they deliver. Very difficult to create planning scenario projects. If you want to "spec" out a project plan and not include actual team members receiving e-mails, etc. you can't do that in any meaningful way. Certain actions are "forced" so you can't override certain functions in order to create "what if" scenarios. Additional licenses are required even for creating users who will barely interact with the system. It gets expensive quickly.

 
 

Phylicia from HOPE
Specialty: Research & Development
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Mavenlink is very good.

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The only things I would need Mavenlink to add is as follows:
-Have some sort of instant messaging service between members on a project.
-Allow us to private more than one person when sending messages using m.mavenlink.com.
-Have a real app that we can download from PlayStore/ Windows App Store or any other app store so we can use the full functionality of Mavenlink through the app
-Also in the future, we could have some sort of video conferencing ability for persons on a project to have virtual meetings. That would be a dream!

Pros

It allows my colleagues in different countries to be kept up to date on different aspects of the various projects.

Cons

No instant messaging. App needs to available on Windows store/Playstore/other popular app stores so we can use Mavenlink on our smartphones.

 
 

Ben from Pearl Companies
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Achieve that 30,000 ft view!

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I have been using Mavenlink as the primary account administrator for two different companies over the course of four years. The suite has proven to be an integral tool in my everyday professional life within the Marketing industry. It allows my teams to see only what they need to primarily be involved with for any particular day and clears away other clutter they may not be associated with. However, most importantly, it allows many different views when it comes to upcoming work capacity and profitability. This is the feature we were primarily after when signing up for Mavenlink. The instant-update gantt charts allow us to see both all of our current projects and each individual project. This, in addition to the robust resource management tools that are constantly being improved, as enabled our Production team to kick project input and scheduling into overdrive! Our Copy and Design teams love the real-time proofing module as well. The comparison tools are really slick.

Pros

Depth of data analysis and business intelligence, gantt charts, deep task detail options, resource scheduling tools, built-in expense and budget tracking

Cons

There is an intermediate learning curve and may come across as immediately complex to the uninitiated creative. However, 10-15 minutes of poking around and taking advantage of the learning tools and startup tutorials offered by Mavenlink's stellar customer service program will address this minor concern. Mavenlink is a fantastically powerful information source, and with that power comes some proper approach and learning. It's all intuitive, though!

 
 

Johanna from Bija Capital Advisors, LLC
Specialty: Management Consulting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Mavenlink Software

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Pros

It is effective and has a great user interface. The ability to customize the interface with company specifics is very good. Invoices look very professional as well, and are easy to send, save as a .pdf, and attach. I had a billing problem due to a rather complicated ramp up of my licenses, and they were very good to fix it and refund the overage, without any problems.

Cons

The permission levels seem a bit off, and adding people to projects does not always work like it should. There is a work around. I also have not yet been able to integrate it with quickbooks, however I have not yet spent the time with tech help to get that going.

 
 

rahul from dell international services
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

February 2017

February 2017

good

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Easy to use easy to understand. Very fast as compare to others.

Pros

Easy to work.

Cons

No

 
 

Chhavi from My own company
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Impressive project management tool

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Great product, easy workflow, and integrations with other apps that I use. Their time tracking integration is invaluable to me as I can track the amount of time spent on my tasks and projects and then budget my clients accordingly.

Pros

Their support team is also super helpful. I find this useful as I don't need to train my team members how to use the tool - new hires just got to reach out to their support team.

Cons

Need more integrations with other apps. Probably a Zapier integration would help.

 
 

Josh from Noria
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Well Considered with Lots of Potential

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Mavenlink is on its way. Using it feels like they began with good questions about how a robust project management tool SHOULD look and work, and began developing from there. The interface is clean and open and the tools you have access to are head and shoulders above "free" offerings like Asana and Trello.

Pros

Nested task view is awesome, dependencies and Gantt charts are great and the multitude of ways you can parse the data is peerless.

Cons

Their "app" is a web app, with no offline mode. Really disappointed about this one, since we're moving from Asana, who's app is WONDERFUL.

Advice to Others

If you need task dependencies, project start dates, or any sort of budgeting incorporated into your task management, look no further. Otherwise, you may want to dig into the details to see if Mavenlink is right for you.

 
 

Haider from Kainjoo Consulting Group SA
Specialty: Management Consulting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Very powerful especially for consulting

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We use haven link since more than a year now and we can share that a number of insights we gain out of it are highlighting our defects very precisely. We were able to focus on our mistakes and glue solutions where needed. It is versatile too, so you can adapt it to pretty much any situation.

Pros

Features for planning and financial

Cons

A bit heavy to put your hands on at first, but once done you get happier

Advice to Others

Take the time to really run a project from a to z before making a judgment. Sometimes, heavy projects require robust tools that you can't just run with a spreadsheet.

 
 

Juliane from ProSoft Technology
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Pretty Good

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I think this is a great product. Keeps us informed and aware of projects.

Pros

The @mentions helps keep everything organized

Cons

Sometimes comments and tasks get lost, but only if you don't understand how to find them.

 
 

Corey from RelationEdge
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Product Review

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I use this tool as an Engineer, to manage small-large scale technical projects. I find the tasking very helpful, but the navigation and interface is not extremely straightforward. I think there is a lot of functionality that I'm not aware of.

Pros

Ability to categorize and organize tasks; assign estimated hours and budget to each tasks, and view the project status and burn rate throughout the cycle of the project.

Cons

The interface is a bit difficult to navigate- lots of clicks to get to the right place. Unable to log time to a deliverable, and lack of options regarding different task statuses. This might be customizable and I just don't have access to do so. The organization of the different permissions is confusing as well.

Advice to Others

A great deal of assistance was required to build Mavenlink to meet our requirements, and we were very limited on the ability to integrate with our Salesforce system.

 
 

Barry from Restoration ArTechs Inc
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Mavenlink

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Mavanlink is good for managing projects WHEN it works. Initially when I purchased the software I was expecting a smooth sync between Quickbooks and Mavenlink- not the case. I ended up having to convert from Enterprise on my desktop to QB online in order for the sync to happen. That was not an additional task that I signed up for when I purchased the software. Even with the QB online, many times I am unable to create a project from a QB estimate which was the entire reason I purchased the software

Pros

Great for managing projects

Cons

Doesn't always sync with quickbooks. Customer service sucks unless you pay for it. Does not have a to-do area, only projects

Advice to Others

Asana is a free project management software that I wish I would have stayed with

  Response: Mavenlink, Mavenlink

Date: December 2016

December 2016

 

Thank you Barry for your review. We are happy that you feel Mavenlink is great for managing projects. We are sorry to hear that the Quickbooks sync was not to your standards. Your CSM has reached out to you this week to further assist you and better service you moving forward. We will strive to do better. You can also reach out to support@mavenlink.com and online support chat at mavenlink.com 24/7.

Tiffany Nguyen
Manager, Customer Advocacy Marketing
Mavenlink

 
 

Daniel from Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Mavenlink

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Mavenlink had everything our Business Unit was looking for in a Project Management Software.

Pros

It's web based, so many of our Inspectors use it update their records in the field. Great budgeting and forecasting tools. Also has task scheduling, timesheets, charting, and critical path.

Cons

Implementation costs were somewhat high. No Microsoft Project integration.

Advice to Others

If you are a small to mid-sized company I'd definitely recommend Mavenlink.

 
 

Tiago from LTSA Advogados
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Worst Customer Support i ever received

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It has some great features. The Gantt chart probably the most interesting one. But you cant make it count weekends as workdays, ans has the most horrible customer support i ever experienced.

Pros

Gantt Chart

Cons

Customer Support
Cant count weekends as workdays

Advice to Others

If you find another good option with Gantt, dont invest in this one.

  Response: Mavenlink, Mavenlink

Date: December 2016

December 2016

 

Thank you Tiago for your review. I'm happy that you feel Mavenlink has some great features. Perhaps you were mis-informed about our support hours. Our support is available 24/7. You can email support@mavenlink.com, with any questions or concerns that you may have. We also have instant chat 24/7, on our site at Mavenlink.com

Tiffany Nguyen
Manager, Customer Advocacy Marketing
Mavenlink

 
 

ram from cisco
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2016

November 2016

More efficient

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Its very easy to use . More user friendly. Highly recommend to others.

Pros

Its very easy to use . More user friendly. Highly recommend to others.

Cons

More user friendly will be nice

 
 

Rahul from RR
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Excellent product

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Helps with every aspect of project cycle including track time, plan resources, and monitor financial performance.

 
 

Roshitha from Icon
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Outstanding product

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Unite your project management, time tracking, resource planning and project financials in one place, and watch your business zoom.

 
 

Ryan from West coast Inspection Services
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Mavenlink Review

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We have used this product for over a year and it seems to be the most cost effective software for construction and inspection firms looking to track the progress of projects. We have used this program with ease and kept all of our projects organized and on time.

Pros

Customer Service. Ease of use.

Cons

Projects auto populate at 10 per page. You have to select the option to populate more every time you go to the projects page. I would like it to auto populate the entire list on the projects page.

 
 
 
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Luke from RSM US LLP
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Simple UI that aids in user adoption.

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Impressive visibility into the state and health of my projects and organization, greatly increased resource management capabilities.

Pros

Master resource planning module, combined with built in BI Tool (Insights) offers users impressive data analytics functionality.

Cons

The only con that I can identify with the software is that it is not extremely customizable, but that is by design. It is straight forward software that doesnt encounter issues associated with other highly customized systems (breaks, lack of user adoption, over complexity)

Source: Capterra
 

Dylan from Pearl Insurance
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Top-tier team collaboration tool

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Since I was hired a little more than a year ago, Mavenlink has been an integral part of how my team and I work on projects. Mavenlink's built-in modules have made it easy for team members to leave feedback on project deliverables. The platform also provides an archive of project deliverables, making it easy for team members to upload and download any given aspect of a job, from images to text documents. Mavenlink's task tracker also helps team members prioritize and stay on schedule. I would highly recommend Mavenlink for any digital marketing group.

Cons

Trying to find something I dislike about Mavenlink is actually sort of a challenge. Email notifications can get to be a little much, but those can be adjusted in users' profile settings.

Source: GetApp
 

Ben from Pearl Companies
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Achieve the 30,000 ft. view!

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Our team loves the amount of perspectives Mavenlink affords us when we need to gauge our incoming work and available resource capacities. The easy to operate Task Lists give our Creatives clear information when it comes time every morning to quickly get to work and know what is important and what can wait. The drag-and-drop gantt charts make scheduling and adjusting projects quick work for our Production team.

Cons

Given how powerful the suite is, it might come across at first to the unseasoned Creative as slightly overwhelming. Though, this feeling is quickly surpassed by empowerment once they understand how intuitive the UI/UX is.

Source: GetApp
 

Beth from iFactory
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

This product is just what we needed

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Pros

Easy utilization and billing management. A nice user interface. GREAT custom reporting with the insights module!

Cons

I wish there was a way to align all scheduled resources when a handful of dates change. Doing this manually is time consuming. There are a few additional requests I have. I wish it was less expensive, but it is worth the price.

Source: GetApp
 

Thomas from Myers Media Group
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

So, yeah, you could call me an evangelist

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We implemented Mavenlink specifically to disabuse our organization of several disparate systems we were using for tracking time, task-level project management, and reporting on specific measurements/metrics like utilization, margin and capacity saturation so that we could improve operational efficiencies. We've found that the tool is very flexible, has some great native reporting capabilities that become exceptional when coupled with the Business Insights add-on, it integrates well to SalesForce, it has given us a much better ability to manage projects for clients as well as internal product development projects, and it provides us with much better capabilities toward planning organizational growth and managing to margin at the business unit level down to the project level. While there are still some glitches/issues with the Gantt views, and there are still things we wish it did better, Mavenlink has proven itself to be an exceptionally valuable (and very cost-effective) management tool; the company is consistently providing updates that are meaningful and adding value with subsequent releases that clearly indicate a willingness to listen to the voice of the customer in new feature requests. Overall, I'm personally very impressed with the software, given my team's requirements and unique operational environment.

Pros

Flexible, provides the ability to set up multiple templates for different types of projects, supports T&M and Fixed Fee contract types, integrates to SalesForce, provides multiple views toward project status, continually adding new features and capabilities

Cons

Gantt charts are still in need of a lot of work and help. Still buggy, no user-defined view preferences can be saved.

Advice to Others

If you're not a particularly mature organization in terms of Project Management and governance, I highly recommend sitting down with Mavenlink's consultants and getting help with establishment of best practices and setting up your instance on the basis of those best practices and resulting workflow. Don't thwart your own efforts by simply applying the same flawed processes into a new tool.

Source: Capterra
 

Bet from iFactory
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great Product

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We switched over from Open Air. The interface is much nicer and the software runs much faster. I highly recommend it for project-based companies who need to keep a clear eye on Utilization and billing

Pros

Beautiful interface. Business Insights is a fabulous tool for slicing and dicing almost real time data.

Cons

I wish that when a resource was not available, the system would not allow you to assign tasks to them.

Source: Capterra
 

Kendra from CommonPlaces, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great Project Management Tool

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We've been using MavenLink for over a year now and we are constantly learning new and better ways to utilise all the tools it has to offer. We use it as our core method of communication with our clients, it helps to have all the information in one place. The Time tracking tool is easy to use and we are hoping to take full advantage of the Resource Allocation and Gantt chart in the near future

Pros

- So many options and ways to customise each feature
- Time tracking tool is very easy to use, our team prefers it over what we have had in the past
- Custom reporting, especially weekly project reports, have upped our client communication game. Our Clients appreciate the extra level of transparency and it has helped us prevent a lot of surprises when the invoice is sent out.
- Resource Allocation and Gantt chart really help when it comes to Project Planning.

Cons

- It's really difficult to see WHO is responsible for a task if multiple people are assigned to it. This is a problem when you are looking at a project and want to see who is responsible for what from 30,000 feet. Instead, you need to go to that specific task and read through the comments to see where it stands. There are a few workarounds for it, but then all involved extra work and monitoring to make sure everyone using the system is doing so correctly.
- There doesn't seem to be a way to edit a comment once you post it
- You can't customise the status options for the different tasks, so something is either in progress, not started, needs information, or completed. It doesn't really let you customise it to follow your workflows.

Advice to Others

Take your time when setting up your account and do some planning in terms of how you want to use the platform. There are so many different options and ways to customise it that you might get overwhelmed. Also, do a lot of training with your team as well as offer how-to content to your customers using it. That way everyone is using it the same way and you do not need to go back and double check so that you can run certain reports.

Source: GetApp
 

Frank from APlus Interior Design & Remodeling
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

One of the top project management solutions out there

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We've been utilizing mavenlink for over 4 years and I have nothing but great things to say it. They've come a long way from 4 years ago and there's been many updates and improvements that pretty much covers everything you would need in order to manage any projects with team members across the globe or locally. It's a very robust solution that makes things easier to communicate with team members, assign tasks, dead lines, create templates for projects and even involve your client to review the progress and comment. It also intergerates with Google Apps which is great and you can easily sync your tasks on to your google calendar and attach email communications.

any firm that focuses on team projects should give mavenlink a try.

Pros

simple to you use, assigning tasks, creating templates, mobile friendly, integration with google apps.

Cons

not much we can think of.

Advice to Others

take some time and learn all the features because it pretty much covers everything you would need to manage large or small projects with two or hundred team members.

Source: Capterra
 

Kendra from CommonPlaces

February 2017

February 2017

Great Project Management Tool!

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Pros
- First and foremost, MavenLink has an amazing support team. They are extremely helpful and responsive.
- MavenLink is clean and modern in terms of the look and feel, plus we are able to customize it for our brand.
- Weekly reporting: Thanks to MavenLink, we were finally able to start sending weekly reports to to our customers so they would know how many hours were allocated to their Project the prior week and what tasks were completed. This is drastically helped our client communication.
- Easy to use: This product is relatively easy to use and get project, clients, employees up and running. Employees love how easy it is to log their time and keep track of various tasks. There is a bit of a learning curve to get people used to responding to and keeping track of tasks since it is set up more like a Social Media Feed than other systems.
- Clients love that they can respond to various tasks directly from their email, it helps keep everything in one place. The ability to start threads regarding specific tasks, upload/share google docs, post messages that also go to email, etc. has been extremely helpful when it comes to managing our projects.
- The team at MavenLink is constantly working on improving the product and educating their customers on best practices and different ways to use the platform.

Cons
- The 'activity feed' can be a bit confusing and cause some issues in terms of using the product. I have found that other options are more intuitive, while MavenLink requires some training and constant review to ensure everyone is using it correctly.
- I really dislike the fact that you cannot determine who is responsible for what task, ie if multiple people are assigned to a task, you cannot see whose hands it is in. There are a few work arounds for this issues (subtasks, only having one person assigned to the Task while the rest are followers) but they require more effort and are often over looked.

Source: Capterra
 

Virginia from Silver & Black Give Back / Spurs Sports & Entertainment
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great Project Management Software

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This is a user friendly project management software. This was perfect for our team who was not familiar at all with tracking/maintaining projects. Templates are easy to set up and use again and again.

Pros

User friendly
Quick customer service
Online videos cover most questions
Nice for people not familiar with project management

Cons

If you have a big team, it may get pricey.

Advice to Others

Definitely recommend reaching out and talking with someone to see if it fits your organization's needs! They were very patient and thorough when we were shopping around.

Source: Capterra
 

William from New Sky Productions

December 2016

December 2016

Super Complex (If You're Into That)

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Mavenlink is crazy complex. It does A LOT. Which is great... if you need that much data. If you're looking for something a little more intuitive that doesn't require as much work to actually use, there are better options. Managing Mavenlink is a job unto itself.

Pros

Tons of great data.

Cons

Not very customizable. Takes a lot of work just to manage projects.

Source: Capterra
 

Jacqueline from School of Rock
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Mavenlink Rocks

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We use Mavenlink to project management all new school openings and are now starting to use it for all of our large national events. Mavenlink has definitely helped us open more schools worldwide efficiently and effectively.

Before Mavenlink, communication and documentation were major issues around our projects. With Mavenlink, we are able to document our calls and follow ups within the system itself. Tasks linked to communications are also very helpful. The features I like best are ease of use, Dashboard view of all projects, Templates, sync to Google Apps, and Gannt.

Pros

Ease of use and communication. The ability to start threads regarding specific tasks, upload/share google docs, post messages that also go to email, etc. has been critical to successfully completing projects.

Cons

The only dislike I have is that I cannot push a change across multiple projects at one time. We use templates for almost every project we launch. Sometimes those templates get updated and those changes need to be applied to current projects.

Source: Capterra
 

Amy from GCommerce
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great customer service from the Mavenlink team

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I've been using Mavenlink for about a month now and I'm really liking the tool. I manage a team of 8 x Account Executives for a Marketing Firm that deals with multiple people billing work on the same customers. As a manager, I've liked the reporting aspect. I suggest adding a feature voting tool so that people can vote on features they need added the most. I have a lot of suggestions. =)

Pros

Clean look and feel.

Cons

It's not as user-friendly as I would like. I wish it was easier to be reminded about tasks. I'm new to the software so there is still a lot that I have left to learn.

Advice to Others

I do not like how a new window is constantly opening up. I ended up beginning to use the Timesheet feature to add time and that has been great. I wish it was easier to set reminders regarding open tasks. If I have a task that has started time and then add a sub-task it removes the time from the dashboard view even though it can be seen under timesheets, which seems confusing. I wish it was easier to see if I've already added time to a task and how much time. Maybe it's something I just need to understand better. I wish I understand how groups worked better. I would love a Starting Kit that I can give my new employees which shows them how to learn Mavenlink as a beginner. The Knowledge Base is good when trying to find something specific but not when you are just starting and don't know what you don't know. =)

Source: Capterra
 


October 2016

October 2016

WRIKE to MAVENLINK USER

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Used Wrike for ~8 months and moved to Mavenlink over a year ago. In write you can't track time and expenses. The wrike issue tracking isn't great too.

Before moving to Mavenlink, I looked at ~12+ project management tools. It's a pain to move platforms. So we didn't want to make the wrong move. There are so many tools out there. For us, a big priority was being able to track time and projects all in one place. Mavenlink does that and more. It's an awesome tool esp. for design teams and if a lot of your team is virtual.

Pros

- Time tracking integration. Don't have to use a third party tool.
- Smart project task management.
- Easy to track if "to do" is a "task" or an "issue" (very helpful for website projects where you have a TON of issues to deal with).
- Easy to move tasks around and see the overall items you're working on.
- Google docs integration.
- You can track conversations all in one feed-- on more email.
- You can respond via email.

Cons

- So many features. I don't use all of them.
- They add on cool features... but want you to pay for them.
- Expensive -- but worth it when you're managing a team and don't want to login to a ton of applications.
- No dropbox integration.
- Takes awhile to get used too.
- You can't rename the issue or task items. For example, sometimes I want to change the status title from "needs info" to "client review" -- and I can't edit the status (I could do this in Wrike).

Advice to Others

- If you're tech savvy, I won't pay for the demo upgrades
- Good tool if you have a team to manage and if you manage a lot of details.
- Good if your team is virtual or mostly digital.
- Not ideal for ppl who aren't tech savvy.

Source: GetApp
 

Brooke from Primitive Spark
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

I can now put my data to work for me

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When I started my new job as Project Director at Primitive Spark, we had a variety of systems for managing our clients and operations, but most were not connected. After researching a ton of project management tools, we found Mavenlink to be as robust as we needed it to be without being overwhelming. The quick snapshots of the Analytics reports let you know if you're on track while the trends that are pulled from the Insights are very powerful to help us manage and course correct our estimate, resourcing and burn rate. Onboarding was easy and I always felt I had the support needed. So happy to have a single tool to help me do my job successfully.

Pros

Resourcing, Scheduling for projections, the ability to compare actuals vs. scheduled/estimates, timetracking with a timer/timesheet or in the weekly timesheet tool - flexibility to do it however works best for you. Easy onboarding of team...

Cons

The Gantt chart is slow to load when you have a large project plan, there is no in tool estimate feature really that is comprehensive, there are workarounds, but would love to see that added.

Advice to Others

Great for a small-medium sized company. Really simple to use and support is great. This allows me to manage my team and my company's profits through easy-to-use dashboards to understand what's going on at a project level as well as companywide. I no longer feel like I'm throwing a dart in the dark. Take Mavenlink to combine all your project management and financial information into one tool, you'll be happy you did.

Source: GetApp
 

srivatsan from DC

October 2016

October 2016

mavensmate for salesforce

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mavens mate s used to plugin source code into salesforce. the spped is relative=ly slow at times and that can be improved

Source: Capterra
 

bobby from isdc

October 2016

October 2016

Great Product

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Great product. Integrates perfectly with salesforce.com. A must have for my sales and marketing team.

Source: Capterra
 

subodh from The Athene Group

October 2016

October 2016

Mavenlink for Project Management/Issue Trackinng

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Maven is easy to configure and is a pretty good tool from a project management perspective. We are not too comfortable using Maven for issue tracking ( as was the original idea). We would continue to use bugzilla/jira for issue tracking

Source: Capterra
 


September 2016

September 2016

Scaleable and Easy

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I work on projects with a dispersed national team that started small and grew quickly. this is a great scalable tool for a growing team or an existing large one that doesn't take a lot of effort to manage, the support team is extremely helpful if you get stuck.

Pros

Love the capability this brings for a team remote workers. It's very intuitive and user friendly.

Cons

More filter options would be nice but the choices now are great

Source: GetApp
 

Kami from CommonPlaces

September 2016

September 2016

The Top Reasons We Chose Mavenlink

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RESOURCE ALLOCATION
Resource allocation is critical in our line of business and it was a major component missing from Active Collab. It is the norm for us to have multiple projects at varying phases of completion and up to 10 team members working on various tasks. As you can imagine, it can become very hard to keep track of workloads and schedule new tasks appropriately. Mavenlink has been a game changer for us in terms of resource allocation! With the click of a button we can now view every team member and get a detailed view of their workload.
FINANCIAL REPORTING
While Active Collab was not void of financial reporting, we needed a solution that was more robust. Once again, Mavenlink did not disappoint. From financials to projects to people, there¿s a report for that! As the Business Manager, I really appreciate the ability to create custom reports. Every client is unique in their needs. Mavenlink helps me satisfy clients¿ needs as well as our own internal needs.

USER INTERFACE AND EASE OF USE
We really love Mavenlink¿s visually pleasing interface and the ability to custom brand it. We liked that the company utilized features similar to some of the popular social network sites. This helps to give it a familiar feel to new users. We also like that it does a good job being intuitive to users¿ needs. This makes it pretty easy for new users to navigate without much instruction. Although we did put some how to videos together for our clients to ensure that everyone is comfortable using it.

CLIENT COLLABORATION
Our clients¿ perception is our reality. It is essential that our clients be able to collaborate with us on their project every step of the way. We were very surprised at the number of solutions that did not allow this. Mavenlink really goes above and beyond in this department. Clients can even use their free profile to create and manage their own personal projects outside of their CommonPlaces project.

COMMITMENT TO IMPROVEMENTS
No one solution is going to land a check mark for every requirement on your list. The one thing that really put Mavenlink ahead of the other solutions we considered was the company¿s commitment to improving their product. Along this journey we heard over and over, if you notice that there is something that we can improve upon, please take a moment to email us with your suggestions. In the 3 months that we have had Mavenlink, we¿ve already been notified of 2 great improvements!

Source: Capterra