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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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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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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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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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.)

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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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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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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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Delgado from SIDOR

May 2018

May 2018

Good control over employee performance

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Good control in the performance of employees in department management, we can highlight and segment how employees work in each project, We love to continue using it

Pros

Good ability to track tasks, and administration of employees for the projects and the performance of each employee and projects. It is a very good feature if the company has multiple projects

Cons

to create a project on this platform you need to have patience since the procedure is very slow, you need to take some time to use all the tools

Review Source: Capterra
 

Juan Carlos from Golden race
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

A great web application with a lot of functionalities to handle your projects

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You can handle a tons of projects at the same time. Check what people doing and check if a project is on time.

Pros

The way to add tasks
Easy to organise the projects in folders
A lot of field to store the task information in a card
Custom fields for the cards.
Multiple views: tree, timeline...

Cons

Sometimes we want a simple view with less elements.
A better admin tool.
More flexible control to handle a card.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alva from Ability Now Bay Area

May 2018

May 2018

generally good, but a bit pricey. It would be nice if the cheap version had more features

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the auto-gantt chart feature is a nice feature -- being able to just "dump" everything as a to-do list, then have LP automatically gantt it is helpful

Cons

it's very expensive, there's no non-profit discount, they're now discontinuing the Small Team option which means we can't re-up our account. There is also not enough customizable options in the Small Team

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

It is easy to use and very helpful.

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It is very helpful to track my schedule and activities for my projects. It is a perfect fit for collaborating with my team specially on dynamically re prioritize work and immediately see the effect on all active projects.

Cons

Their desktop web application is stellar. However, they've been lagging in updating their mobile app.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Andrew from Bickford Senior Living

May 2018

May 2018

Great project management tool, with a feature set to wow your team / clients

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Customization of dashboard views for clients is very helpful to tailor the view to what they want to see. Tracking hours based on project / client is very easy, as is project planning. It's very quick to see what is currently being worked on, and what tasks are still outstanding. The communication piece is well done on how it tracks the conversations.

Cons

Timeline view is tough to read when you have multiple people / projects running all at once. If you don't respond to the email comments from LiquidPlanner, your reply email doesn't get added to the chain.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Meghann from Independence School District
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

It made it easy since it works with Basecamp as well.

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This software makes it easier to continue the workflow and can work with Basecamp. It also offers a free trail which is great.

Cons

The pricing is maybe the only thing that I can say that I didn't like although I feel like it is worth the price.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chris from Emporia State University

May 2018

May 2018

Easy workflow with some good features.

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Great concept that can be even better.

Pros

Easier to continue the workflow. Works well with Basecamp which is a huge plus. Pretty easy to manage and to navigate around. Offers a free trial.

Cons

It is pricey for sure. It can drive people away pretty easily. Customer service was so-so.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

I use this daily to record time spent on projects and to organize projects.

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I like the adaptability and ease of configuring the workspace as well as moving the various events, tasks, and projects around. I also like the timesheet function.

Cons

It seems there are a lot of steps to create new tasks and perhaps that could be streamlined a bit more.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Elle from Chicago Public Media

April 2018

April 2018

Free Trial

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Integration with basecamp. Can easily see who is working on what, making it super efficient and easy to allocate work.

Cons

Can be confusing and expensive. Tried the free trial and not sure if it is worth the money and training we would need to take on.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from Specright

April 2018

April 2018

What a cool way to run projects

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I can't say anything negative about the software, other than I wish our company would implement it more!

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I love the intuitive features of this software. It takes the frustration out of running projects, and makes it easier for you to stay on task and keep due dates as is!

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Clunky UI, switched to a competitor

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Project management and resource planning

Pros

LiquidPlanner is useful once you learn how to use it. It allows you to create powerful gantt charts and plan your teams capacity.

Cons

Very poor user interface and customer service team were a turnoff. My company canceled our subscription and went with a competitor

Review Source: Capterra
 

Abigail from United Way of Greater St. Louis
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

A workload distribution lifesaver

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LiquidPlanner is great for helping determine workload distribution. With having folks that work remotely, and come and go on vacation or leave, it's super helpful to know who's doing what in the big scope of things. Plus, it's simplistically visually appealing.

Cons

It takes a little prepping and planning upfront if you want to maximize its functionality, but it's not a must. Maybe we're still learning our way around, but it seems to limit the ways you can customize and filter projects.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kartik from Media.net

April 2018

April 2018

A good tool to manage priorities.

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-Automatically updates the completion dates for tasks and projects if there are any changes in resource allocation.
-You can reply to tasks via email.
-Can be integrated with Basecamp.

Cons

-Expensive compared to other similar tools.
-A bit difficult to learn.
-Financial tools are missing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

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

March 2018

March 2018

Expensive, complex, and extremely powerful.

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LiquidPlanner is quite customizable with different ways to view tasks and many different screens to visualize things in alternative contexts. For a project manager on the business side, it allows for very powerful organization of multiple projects and teams, and many possibilities for scheduling and prioritizing tasks. It allows for flexible time tracking using range estimates and a simple time entry view.

Cons

It's easy to lose track of how many hours were actually approved for a task if you want to take advantage of the ability to re-estimate things on the fly. It can be slow to load and cumbersome to use. It can be difficult to find things in the overly complex Projects view. Search filters get reset every time you click a task link from someone else that doesn't match your existing filters. It's not always intuitive how to find things using the available search options (for example, unless you put the project name in every task title, searching for the project name doesn't do much good). Time entry takes a lot of clicks with recent updates if you need to add notes to each item. The API is complex to use (though powerful).

Review Source: GetApp
 

Patrick from SC

March 2018

March 2018

Good project management tool

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The free version works fine for basic project management tasks. Had drag and drop features and it's all online. It is one of the best project management tools out there.

Cons

Cost for the full version is high, you do get so many more features but there is a steep learning curve after that.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jakob from Schneider Electric Danmark A/S
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2018

March 2018

Very good

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A total overview of a project, that were not used to having.

Pros

Provides an overview of all our tasks with time estimates which helps a great deal with hectic days. This can be granular for the right people, and more of a birdview for managers etc.

Cons

It requires a different mindset for colleagues used to doing "business as usual". A lot of "convincing" has to be done. But general the tool itself should and can provide enough evidence that it makes sense to use it. Also requires an investment in spending time on building packages and tasks.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brooklyn from Dental CMO

February 2018

February 2018

We have loved working with Liquid Planner. They are the perfect software for project management!!!!!

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It is very organized and makes project management simple. The development team also really likes how easy Liquid Planner is to use.

Cons

It is sometimes difficult to run reports in this software. It can get confusing with lots of different tags.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from SEEPEX Inc
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Great competitor to MS Project

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This software was easy to use, but much more robust than many "project management" tools out there. This is a direct competitor to MS Project. LiquidPlanner has a better interface and the learning curve isn't as steep as Project.

Cons

I do wish there was a free trial so I could use it on teams with no budget.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Diane from Trumble Inc.

January 2018

January 2018

On-boarding was simple, very short learning curve for entire team.

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Like ability to see ALL projects at one time in 1 place. Very beneficial for resource planning and timeline planning of upcoming projects. Like ability to attach and link documents so that they stay with the project.

Cons

Would like ability to change color schemeby projects / packages. This would provide visual color coding to assist differentiating projects by teams/depts.

Review Source: Capterra
 

James P. from People Stretch Solutions

January 2018

January 2018

Powerful, adaptive, and flexible project management solution

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The blend of waterfall and agile capabilities, with a solid Kanban. It is an excellent planning solution for large waterfall based projects and equally capable for agile with scrum projects.

For waterfall: It is far easier to use than MS Project or other such solutions that require manual control over dates. The priority based scheduling engine schedules based on priority of the task in the system's hierarchical order. While this is not always the most flexible, they provide numerous ways to control the prioritization with resource splitting, work caps, delayed starts, and dependencies. The time-tracking capabilities are impressive, and it easily integrates time, notes, and work items. The mobile solution is slick and works well.

For agile with scrum: Liquid Planner can be configured with fields to capture stories, acceptance criteria, and other elements related to stories. The kanban boards can be configured with a variety of stages.

Cons

While I agree with the priority based scheduling concept, and its implementation, I'd like a bit more flexibility to control my daily task list rather than having to rigidly follow what the schedule dictates I should be doing. Right now, the My Work section allows the user only to see their tasks in order of master schedule priority, which is not always the most logical order in which to work on a specific day. They do permit workarounds with the ASAP prioritization - which works well.

My other suggestions for improvement are:
- more granular control over alerts and feeds
- synchronization with Google/Outlook calendar (right now it requires manual calendar synchronization)
- Better reporting on agile with scrum, kanbans.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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