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Mavenlink

Project Management and PSA software
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  • Combines project management, resource planning, collaboration, and financial tools.

  • Helps service businesses improve productivity and profitability.

  • Detailed time tracking, expense management, and budget management features.

  • Group collaboration encourages colleagues to stay on task.

  • Allocate resources to tasks and deliverables.

Mavenlink Overview

Growing a business requires more than just a good strategy and a keen financial sense. It requires the right tools. Mavenlink is a cloud-based solution that combines advanced project management, resource planning, collaboration, and financial tools into a single platform. With detailed time tracking, expense management, and budget management features, business owners can improve both productivity and profitability.

Mavenlink’s growth management software enables businesses of all types and sizes to stay in control throughout the complete lifecycle of their projects. Service businesses can take advantage of enterprise-grade software, with advanced features for team collaboration, task management, file sharing, time and expense management, and Gantt timeline management.

Setting Up a Mavenlink Account.

Mavenlink provides a powerful , all-in-one online project management and PSA software to help organizations conduct business and automate daily tasks - making it easier to get things done, keep clients happy, and grow profitably.

The software combines advanced project management, resource planning, collaboration, time management and financial tools, together with reporting and analytics, to empower businesses to better understand their productivity and take strategic action to drive profitability.

Mavenlink offers advanced PSA software for better collaboration, accurate time, expense, and budget tracking, and real-time insight into the status of project activities, deliverables, and timelines.

Sustaining client expectations and managing deliverable timelines is crucial to success for professional services businesses. Mavenlink makes it easier than ever with software that is cloud-based, mobile-accessible, and intuitive for services businesses and their clients.

What is Mavenlink?

At its core, Mavenlink is a tool for helping businesses focus on growth. The platform’s advanced project management, financial management, timeline management, resource management, and analytics and reporting features all serve the common purpose of enabling users to run their organizations with enterprise-level efficiency.

When businesses use Mavenlink, they’re able to work together with anyone, anywhere, at any time. Using the growth management software’s emerging technology, organizations are able to run more effectively. This increase in performance output tends to boost profitability, which is always a desired side effect for businesses.

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Mavenlink is a leading project Management application for professional services businesses, that includes portfolio management, project accounting, project management and collaboration capabilities, as well as a comprehensive suite of commerce features, such as invoicing, payments, and integration with leading financial applications.

Mavenlink offers professional services automation software for superior visibility into every aspect of your business and projects. Mavenlink Premier is advanced software that helps businesses gain profitability by integrating all the needs of a professional services organization.

Mavenlink Premier is the total business solution that allows you to handle all aspects of your business, from initial project conception to project conclusion, in a centralized environment.

From a single platform, you can access advanced project management, financial management, resource management, analytics & reporting, and timeline management.

Mavenlink keeps projects moving on schedule and within scope, enabling businesses to better understand their productivity and improve business profitability.

Who is Mavenlink For?

Built for service businesses, Mavenlink is an enterprise-grade growth management solution that can be used by organizations of all sizes and types. Top organizations that have used Mavenlink include Rosetta, Aflac, Stanford University, Goodwill Industries, Crossmark, and AskMen.

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English

Mavenlink Main Features

Manage Multiple Projects

When it rains, it pours. Most business professionals are expected to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, without dropping the ball with regard to the important tasks and milestones that must be met to keep clients happy.

Create a new project to get started using Mavenlink, making sure to select whether you’re the provider or the customer in a given setup. You can use project templates to quickly populate a project’s tasks, or add tasks manually. Mavenlink gives you the option to add a due date for the project, and to invite key players within your organizations who are also responsible for working on the project. Only these colleagues will be able to see the details of the project that you have uploaded.

Create a new project.

Collaborate with Teammates

Mavenlink centralizes and prioritizes conversations, activities, and tasks within a unified platform, which means business users can spend more time communicating with one another and less time struggling to stay organized.

Post a message in your Activity Stream to collect contributions from teammates who are working together with you on a project. Mavenlink gives you the option to view all your projects in a global feed or view projects individually in separate project feeds. In addition to posting written comments, you can also attach Google files or upload your own files within an Activity Stream.

Post comments in the Activity Stream.

Prioritize Tasks

Tasks are an incredibly important part of collaborative work, which is why Mavenlink developed a series of task management features for its users. Drag-and-drop prioritization allows companies to re-order tasks based on the level of importance or in order of due dates. Meanwhile, time and budgets are also tracked and reported on the task level.

Click on the Task Tracker tab to view the tasks that have been set up for a specific project you’re working on. In addition to creating basic tasks with due dates and tags, you can create subtasks that add granularity to project tasks and deliverables. Mavenlink allows you to sync your tasks into a convenient location with Google Tasks, as well.

Prioritize task by level of importance.

Use Gantt Charts

Gantt charts allow businesses to create dependencies between tasks. The visual timelines that users create by enabling Gantt charts help organizations get a better handle on where various projects stand in relation to one another. Gantt charts are especially useful for identifying resources, tasks, and dates at the beginning of a project.

View your Gantt charts to quickly assess the status and progress of any project you’re affiliated with. From the Gantt View, you can define how two tasks are related to one another, and you can assign dependencies. When a project timeline or scope changes, Mavenlink’s “Cascade Changes” feature automatically adjusts all dependent tasks to reflect the changes that have been made.

Mavenlink's Gantt charts.

  • Team Collaboration
  • Task Management w/ Task Dependencies
  • Cross-project Task Management
  • File Sharing (SSL Security)
  • Cascading Changes, Critical Path & Percentage Complete
  • Task-level Budget and Time Estimates
  • Time and Expense Tracking
  • Invoicing Tool & QuickBooks Integration
  • Online Payments
  • Custom Project Team Names, Subdomain & Branding
  • Personnel Planning & Personnel Cost/Bill Rates
  • Project/Job Costing
  • Advanced Forecasting
  • Rate Cards & Budgeted Projects
  • Work in Progress Reports & Project Summaries
  • Margin Analytics
  • Time, Expense, and Invoice Reports
  • Accounts Receivable
  • SSL Security
  • Google and Email Integration

Screenshots

Screenshot #1 of Mavenlink (Closeup of Task Tracker)
Screenshot #2 of Mavenlink (Time Tracking Report - Mavenlink Premier)
Screenshot #3 of Mavenlink (Sample Invoice)
Screenshot #4 of Mavenlink (Activity Feed)
Screenshot #5 of Mavenlink (Global Task Tracker)
Screenshot #6 of Mavenlink (Integration with Google Apps)
Screenshot #7 of Mavenlink (Custom Branding Capabilities)
Screenshot #8 of Mavenlink (WIP Report - Mavenlink Premier)
Screenshot #9 of Mavenlink (Team - Providers and Clients)
Screenshot #10 of Mavenlink (Margin Report - Mavenlink Premier)
Screenshot #11 of Mavenlink (Resource Planning - Mavenlink Premier)
Screenshot #12 of Mavenlink (Utilization Report Overview - Mavenlink Premier)
Screenshot #13 of Mavenlink (Mavenlink Premier Dashboard)
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Specifications

Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, Mac, Mobile Web App, RIM-BlackBerry, Web-based, Windows
Supported Platforms
Google Apps, Open API, Quickbooks Intuit, Salesforce
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials
Certifications
TRUSTe

Mavenlink Integrations

Mavenlink offers a number of integrations with popular providers. The integrations most frequently taken advantage of by Mavenlink users are those with JIRA, Infusionsoft, FogBugz, QuickBooks Online, Google Apps, PayPal, Salesforce, and Zendesk.

Mavenlink Pricing

In addition to a free trial plan, Mavenlink offers two tiers of pricing. Organizations that opt for Team accounts can expect to pay $4 per user, per month. Larger businesses will want to consider Premier accounts, with custom pricing options.

Starting from: $49.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Exclusive offer for GetApp users: 25% discount on annual Mavenlink Premier Plans. Mavenlink Premier list price is $49 per user, per month and is custom based on the length of subscription and number of users.

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Benefits

  • Advanced project management: collaborate better with team members and clients using activity feeds, task tracker, file sharing, and status updates

  • Financial management: accurately track time and expenses, bill and invoice, and integrate with QuickBooks

  • Timeline management: instant Gantt Charts show project timeline and indicate scope of project, keeping you on task for project delivery

  • Resource management: assign and allocate team members to projects, and use utilization reports to identify team member availability

  • Analytics and reporting capabilities: analyze revenue and margin projections with margin analysis features, work-in-progress reports, and job cost projections



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    Great live support

    Jacob Hoehne, Chief Creative Officer, Issimo Productions, inc.3rd of November 23:02

    We've just recently switched from Basecamp to Mavenlink. I had trouble linking my expense accounts from QuickBooks into Mavenlink. I didn't have much hope at 10 PM for the "Live Help" chat option, but I decided to click it anyway. I was surprised that Linda knew how to address my problem and even took me through steps I needed to do in QB to make it sync with Mavenlink. She was actually knowledgeable and not just reading off of their tech support page (which I had already scoured). My wife walked in as I was finishing the chat session. She said, "I've never heard you say anything positive about tech support." Nope. This is a first.

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    Not impressed. Wasted money.

    Nate Nordstrom, Founder @ BrandHoot & RochesterNow app; Ambassador at Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce6th of June 17:53

    Mavenlink has over-promised and under-delivered in a key way for my team. This has resulted in $1400+ being wasted on a tool that we will not use. We have gone back to our assortment of tools (Asana, Harvest, etc.) which work well even though they are disconnected from one another. My recommendation: do not buy Mavenlink. There are several examples of Mavenlink's failure. One would be the “Light CRM” feature which was promised to me in May by a sales person, and has been “coming soon” for several years (!) according to their team. The forum thread here: https://mavenlink.zendesk.com/entries/330867-Light-CRM-capability They repeatedly states that “it’s a priority” “coming 2nd quarter of this year (2012)” also again saying in 2012 that “A CRM integration and Light CRM within Mavenlink is on our roadmap for this year. We are working hard to release some very exciting enhancements and integrations as quickly as possible to our customer base. On the thread above, people left a comment on Sept. 22 2013 which sums up how I feel regarding the Mavenlink team’s promises and lack of delivery. October 3rd, 2013, Mavenlink says that “we are about to begin development…” Hmm, that was supposed to be happening in 2012. And we still have nothing.

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    Great!!

    Shakhawat Hossain, Web Researcher at oDesk18th of April 03:03

    Mavenlink strikes is perfect balance .It take balance between robustness and ease of use .It's a great thing.

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    I couldn't live without it!

    Kasim Aslam4th of March 19:37

    Mavenlink strikes the perfect balance between robustness and ease of use. Adoption is easy and the ability to scale the platform to our specific needs is unbelievable. Mavenlink is far more than a project management system; it has literally changed the way we run our business.

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    seems to have a good blend of many things

    Alex27th of March, 2013 16:55

    I've been looking for a good project management solution for our company for a while - not been happy with most out there. Mavenlink seems to have a good blend of many things I've been looking for

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