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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Kevin from Jollibee Worldwide
Specialty: Food & Beverage
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Project management tool

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N/A
Pros

This gives us ease of monitoring the tasks needed to complete the project. We can check how the project was moving from time to time.

Cons

Maybe some improvements like having an alarm or color coding for task that was not accomplished or needs to be accomplished.

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Mary Grace from HPI
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Complete LiquidPlanner

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Pros

This software is good for budgeting and tracking of activities. I can easily manage the status of the projects.

Cons

As of now, I have no issues about this software but there's always a room for improvement to make it better.

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Vijay from Infobahn Softworld
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Easy navigation for a complex project

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Pros

It is very good for those who do multiple projects at once as its complexity algorithm is highly mastered.

Cons

You will be in a public view for all small projects that you may have managed and it provides a little less storage space.

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Santosh from Infobahn Softworld
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

No More Missed Deadlines or Over-Budget Projects

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Pros

You can prioritize projects and deadlines. It allows multi-user tasks and set contingencies. you can create simple to use working calendar for each user.

Cons

Without administrative access most of the users cannot easily export a list of all tasks they have outstanding.

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Savvy from Infobahn Softworld Inc
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Keep all your projects focussed in track

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Pros

It keeps all of our projects focused and on track for timely on-budget completion with easy collaboration between team members.

Cons

When logging time from a timer, the task disappears from the drop-down. This is an inconvenience if you need to mark the project finished.

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Sarah from Infobahn Softworld
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Detail oriented project status view with handful information

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Pros

System emails members when tasks are assigned or updated, and you can follow tasks that are not yours so that you can keep track of their status.

Cons

It is very difficult to have any overlap between tasks that needed to be worked on at the same time. The schedule would not allow it.

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Fausto from Caribbean Coast General Contractors
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Good software for team planing

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They need to implement a new license for timesheets, because you need to pay a full license for only timesheets.

Pros

Is the perfect software for matrix-project companies, you can plan your staff work in multiple projects.

Cons

Needs training, the customer service must be improved, the cost is too high wen you have many people working.

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Erin from Quicklight Media
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Good project management system, but could be better

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Pros

It has the basic needs to keep our team organized and once you learn how to add/delete projects, it can be user friendly.

Cons

Not everyone thinks the same in terms of naming conventions. It would be nice to also include a number system to assign projects. Also, the calendar is never accurate in terms of what team members need to be doing.

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Kristen from Team Rubicon
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2017

December 2017

LiquidPlanner - expensive, but with PM software, you get what you pay for.

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Over the course of my career I have used a lot of PM software. I have used Project, Jira, Basecamp, Asana, and Trello in addition to LiquidPlanner. Out of all of them, LiquidPlanner is my PM software of choice.

Pros

LiquidPlanner is a powerful project management tool. It can be used to track tasks, projects, employee capacity, schedules, deliverables, and hours. I find that the most important and helpful feature of LiquidPlanner is its ability to track employee capacity and move estimated completion dates back if someone is overloaded. This is crucial if you are working in an environment with multiple projects going on at the same time who are obliged to share certain resources (2D artists, programmers, video editors, etc.)

Cons

At most I can think of only two cons related to LiquidPlanner
1. Setting up a project in LiquidPlanner is definitely time-consuming. Project managers will need to dedicate several hours to transforming their WBS information to something that works in LP. However, this is just a drain on PMs and not project team members.
2. In some environments it can be difficult to get employees to "buy-in" to LiquidPlanner and consistently update their hours and tasks. It's a behavior change and culture shift that must be encouraged and re-enforced regularly.

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Fausto from Caribbean Coast General Contractors, SRL
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great for team planning

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Pros

Excellent colaboration software
Good for engineering companies
Great timesheet log
Very good Planning team time for projects
Good softwares for engineering project managers


Cons

Needs a better customer service
Needs to improve the customization features
Is very expensive for big teams.

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Irina from Core Creative
Specialty: Advertising & PR

August 2015

August 2015

LP Review 8/5

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Likes Best

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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Likes Best

Flexibility of the Customization, UI, and Customer Support

Likes Least

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.)

Recommendations

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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Likes Best

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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Likes Best

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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Likes Best

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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Kaitlin from Showpad
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Lots of capabilities but hard to learn

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We used this for project management. Our deployment could've been much better (on our end) but we opted not to spend the money to invest in a more custom setup because it was so hard to get comfortable with.

Pros

I liked the amount of functionalities available in the tool - it was clearly very powerful if leveraged effectively.

Cons

It was very hard to learn out of the box. A phone consult with LP to customize for our needs was costly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Steven from A Far Site Better LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

I am a fan, though our use is just scratching the surface

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Because of the lack of integrations, I have been looking for something to replace Liquid Planner with, and after seeing them, I could not stand to stop using Liquid Planner. I think that alone speaks volumes.

I think you would be foolish to not look at their product. And there you have it.

Pros

As a web development agency, I can tell you the one feature that has prevented me from using another product, that is their task estimating feature. Why nobody else does this is beyond me (full disclosure: a lot of things are beyond me) :)

When setting up a task you can actually estimate the time it will take the same way real people estimate tasks, with a time range. Who in the world ever hits their single estimate time targets all the time? NOBODY. With Liquid Planner you enter a range, 3 - 6 hours, 1-2 hours, etc. THAT IS A LIFESAVER FOR US.

Another concept of theirs called "packages" is also brilliant. There you can take tasks and bundle them up into "folders" that make sense to you, so you can look at your projects

Cons

The thing that I dislike the most is there are not many integrations with third party time keepers for tasks and billing programs. Harvest would be an example, as would many others. They have their own time tracker, but to use it you ahve to have the app open. Lose internet, forget about it. Working in a car or on the train without internet? Forget about it.

Also, their mobile app is not really of much value.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

A complete Project Management tool

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Pros

It is a powerful project management tool to manage multiple projects by prioritizing and monitoring the progress time to time. Easy to assign tasks to people and collaborate. Since it also has bugs monitoring, all in one place project management tool.

Cons

The interface is so overwhelming and complex.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Great Project Mgmt tool

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Pros

This is such a great tool to get your project off the ground a moving. Love the graphical aspect to it as well

Cons

There's really not anything I can think of at the moment

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sandra from Decision Lens
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Best Software for Time Tracking

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Great software and customer support and experience!

Pros

Easy to add projects and log time! Very customizable!

Cons

We can't use it for project planning at this time due to the algorithm that does not fit our business model

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

Good Tracking and Management Software

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Pros

The chart of workloads and ability to see when team members are available is absolutely invaluable.

Cons

It's expensive and it takes a while to learn all of the subleties. Definitely not a plug and play.

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

Capable Software for Capable People

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This software is extremely capable for your project management needs. It does a fantastic job of allowing your to run multiple projects with tasks, sub-tasks, and assign people to those tasks. It has been one of the most robust project management programs I have used.

Cons

This software is not very intuitive to learn. I had to spend quite a bit of time with the software to feel like I grasped the basics, and I still don't think that I had delved very deep into the program. I think it would take more time and possibly outside training to fully understand what the program can do.

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

It Get's the Job Done

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This software helps my team visualize our projects in a clear and concise way. It's reliable and very easy to use on all aspects. It's very flexible and easy to make changes when needed, which happens more than I'd like to admit. It keeps our team on track when completing projects and sometimes even helps us get ahead of where we need to be.

Cons

As with any project management software there is a lot of time going into setup. I wish that there was a simpler way to do this so we didn't have to spend so much time working on the set up. Other than that, there really isn't much to complain about with this software. It does the job as advertised and has helped my team since we've started using it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jean from ITESM
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Cool but basic

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Cool tool but with many defects, high price, lack of features like gantt and calendar, and difficult to understand.

Pros

What I liked the most is that the software allows the project team to organize and develop tasks, the comments options allow to give a status and that also give the opportunity to establish in a certain way communication with all the team.

Cons

To learn how to use it you need to be a pro in softwares, other way it is very difficult to understand how to obtain information to export it and create reports. The price is high compared to the features.

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

Great project manager software

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Pros

We are an academic publisher. Our company has used LiquidPlanner for over 3 years to manage the progress of publishing a book from acquisition to publication and beyond. It is feature rich and would be of great use to those who need granular management of multiple projects with multiple team members. We did not need many of the advanced features but have still found the core application to be incredibly useful in our daily workflow. Gone are the days of inter-departmental memos and back and forth email threads.

Cons

The learning curve was a bit steep for our employees. To be fair, this was their first exposure to an online project management system. Once we were able to pare the numerous features down to the very basics, they were able to intuit how the system worked without being overwhelmed by the multitude of features that were not useful to our workflow.

Review Source: Capterra
 

MIRIAM from GA TECH SOLUTIONS
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Excellent

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Pros

Liquid Planner has a lot of great features that helps my team to maximize their time spent throughout the day. I enjoy being able to add multiple tasks at once and that I can easily look into how my team is performing.

Cons


The tool did take some time getting used to and wasn't easy to get my team to adopt at first. I'm glad my team stuck it out though because we are getting more done! EXPENSIVE

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

Awesome Project Planning Tool

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In my organization, we have a shared pool of resources and several project managers. Using Liquid Planner lets all the PMs see the whole picture in a very interactive way. No secrets here! This tool really helps us to schedule in a collaborative way which is much more productive than arm wrestling for resources.

Pros

Very easy to use, but also robust project planner. The priority-driven schedule makes getting a snapshot of your overall project a breeze. Not making your dates? Rearranging the priorities of tasks simply by drag and drop to see the outcome. Reporting is easy and offers many options and the dashboards are very helpful.

Cons

I do wish there were more reporting options to allow greater customization. I know they have an API for this sort of thing, but I don't want to dig into that. Just a few more fields, options and customization opportunities would be nice. I do have to say that their support team is always very interested in hearing about customer wants and needs, so to be fair, I have not actually requested any of these reporting wish list items yet.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeanette from GA
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Just a planner

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Too expensive and not that helpful. It could have more features to make it more complete, maybe measure time and place gantts and graphs.

Pros

The features are ok, the way it helps you to organize data and the apis it has allows you to export data to there apps to analyze it.

Cons

Timelines are missing, it is just a planning app with some twitter format.

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

Light user

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Pros

LiquidPlanner made it easy for a business use like me to track the progress of our software roadmap development tasks. When a specific customer requires one (or many) changes, it is easy to follow the delivery date and keep the customer informed.

Cons

The menu's and finding certain functionality can be confusing at time, but with more experience it does become easier.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Amanda from Tiffin University
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Robust program

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Pros

Liquid Planner offers many features to stay organized, estimate project outcomes, and keep tabs on multiple projects and users all in one place. A project manager can produce details regarding time, completion, billing, and areas of strength and weakness. There are multiple ways to set up the program depending on your own needs, or the needs of the individual project. Customizationoptions are a great feature!

Cons

Given all of the options, Liquid Planner is a bit overwhelming for the basic user. There were almost too many options for our needs. If we had very intricate projects, or involved individuals in different departments, LP would be great.

Review Source: Capterra
 

CherRon from Synergis Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Project software I would recommend

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Liquid planner has enabled us to track project hours in a more detailed way. We can see the allocation of hours across the spectrum of the project where as before liquidplanner we only had a total number of hours for the project but could not see where those hours were spent. We also couldn't do projection planner for staff assignment before Liquidplanner.

Pros

I like how easy it is to use and how you can adapt it to any industry. I work in curriculum development and we were having a hard time finding a project management system that worked for our needs and our industry. LiquidPlanner has been flexible to meet our needs.

Cons

I don't have any cons about the product.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Isaiah from Detroit Reman
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

August 2018

August 2018

LiquidPlanner for Engineering

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We wanted to be able to capture where Engineering was spending their time, but also have a forward thinking and resource planning type project management tool.

Pros

It has a lot of features, both basic and advanced, and dynamic scheduling is a very powerful tool once it is properly used.

Cons

The app for smartphones doesn't have many features or functionality so it can definitely be improved. Ideally you would be able to do most of the same things on your phone on an app as you would using the web-based version of the software.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Myriam from Sonepar Canada
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

August 2018

August 2018

LiquidPlanner

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Liquid Planner is a great tool to manage small demand/task on a daily basis, but it's difficult to follow big project within the same workspace.

Pros

Dynamic tool and Manages overall priorities

Cons

- When there is a change in a project, everything else changes without notice. I don't know that the dates on my project were moved, why and by whom.
- Multiple Assignment: I would like to have the possibility to decide if the remaining time is cumulative or specific to each one. In other words, if total = 20 hours, 4 assignee's, I would like to have the availability to identify if the Remaining time is per person or will be redistributed to the 4 assignee's.
- Filter by tags is using only "OR" logic... It would be useful to be able to filter also by "AND".
- Limit of 100 lines in Dashboard
- When I create a Favorite View, it would be useful to have the possibility to share it with another person.
-"+" sign should show only when there is something inside the project / Sub Project / Package.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Josh from Airlines/Aviation
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Lots of functionality but cumbersome

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I think the software provides all the features we need.

Cons

The organization and feature set are cumbersome.
The interface reminds me of Windows 98

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jane from Davimac Trading
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Administration Review

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Find it fantastic to tracking what staff are up to

Pros

Easy of use and great tracking ability of all projects and staff times are great.

Cons

I do not have any issues with using liquid planner.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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