Inspire Planner Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Inspire Planner

Salesforce-native project management software

4.0/5 (19 reviews)

Inspire Planner overview

What is Inspire Planner?

Inspire Planner is a Salesforce project management app designed to help businesses and nonprofits manage complex projects easily with an intuitive drag and drop interface. Inspire Planner allows users to manage multiple predecessors, share project plans with Salesforce users or external contacts, create project templates, track time, update Salesforce tasks automatically, and much more.
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Pricing

Starting from
$21/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 6 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Latin America, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, French
Inspire Planner screenshot: Allows users to share projects with external contactsInspire Planner Demo - Salesforce Project Management AppInspire Planner screenshot: Build complex task dependencies by setting up multiple predecessorsInspire Planner screenshot: Inspire Planner syncs with Salesforce tasksInspire Planner screenshot: Adjust the pre-loaded project outline by using the Project Template featureInspire Planner screenshot: Collaborate with the project management team via ChatterInspire Planner screenshot: Switch between task panel or Gantt chart view, reorder columns by using the intuitive Drag and Drop interface, show/hide columns and adjust their width to make sure that users only focus on what's really importantInspire Planner screenshot

Inspire Planner reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
  4.3
  3.7
  3.9
  4.7
Jordan Fraser

A great app that has increased efficiency across my company

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy to use, easy to train new staff, quite intuitive. Requires very little effort to get up and running. Customer support is fantastic. They were even able to implement some custom functionality that we requested when we signed on.

Cons
The inability to have multiple people editing the project or project tasks simultaneously has caused some issues and confusion on my team.

Response from Inspire Associates


Hi Jordan, thank you for your wonderful review! We look forward to working with you in the future!

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Anonymous

Inspire Planner to Inspire People

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-09-13
Review Source: Capterra

it improves the teamwork in my company, leaders able to monitor the performances of the team.

Pros
Able to create and share projects timeline & update within the team. Its a great tool to track your works as well. Like the layout of project plan especially the gaatt chart, well-designed!

Cons
hope that there will be auto-saved feature as you have to save your project manually after each update. Its not smart enough to compete with other software.

Response from Inspire Associates


Hi there,

Thanks for your review. We just wanted to let you know that Inspire Planner has an autosave feature when there is no activity for 5 minutes.

The reason there is no autosave while you are editing the project is because of the undo/redo feature since once you save, you cannot undo your edits.

If you have any other questions or suggestions, please feel free to get in touch with us at support@inspireplanner.com

Have a great day!

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Kevin Brake

improveit 360 - End User Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-25
Review Source: Capterra

My company did not appoint a leader to roll this out so no one was trained or in charge of this new feature. I clearly realize this is on my company to roll this out but I want to ensure that Inspire Planner is pushing for this model. The model to have us be successful and have someone fully trained.

Pros
I like the detail of each event and how things are dependent on one another.

Cons
This is not customer facing, i'm not able to share with my clients the phases of their project or where they are with overall completion. I can certainly add them as a collaborator but in the overall grand scheme of things this doesn't show the customer what they have completed or the % of completion. Overall, it's not client facing to my customers.

Response from Inspire Associates


Hi Kevin, I'm sorry you are not getting an optimal user experience from Inspire Planner. Any time you have questions or issues, please reach out to our support team (support@inspireplanner.com) and we will be happy to assist.

Also, we are now offering an onboarding package with all new signups.

Best,
Thai

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Marla Ingles

very positive and use this tool for every project big and small

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-28
Review Source: Capterra

too many to describe

Pros
The Software is really easy to use. The software keeps me on track with my various projects. The software is very intuitive

Cons
I really dont have any issues with the software there are features that i would like to see but nothing that i dont like

Response from Inspire Associates


Hi Marla, thanks a lot for taking the time to write such a nice review about Inspire Planner! Glad to hear that you are happy with our app!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Effective Tool with Good Features

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-01-18
Review Source: Capterra

After using the inspire planner app for a couple of months, I have had a great experience, and we are currently planning to roll it out to the rest of my company as our primary PM tool. Their customer service and support is excellent, and the app strikes a great balance between having enough features to be effective but not so many that it is hard to use or understand.

Pros
I like the fact that this tool integrates with Salesforce tasks as a native application. Often apps come with their own sets of objects and this makes adoption more difficult, but project managers are able to assign tasks and subordinates see those show up just like any other Salesforce task. The portfolio view is also quite effective for project managers at gaining a great perspective of project progress, delays, and resource allocation. Finally, the ability to assign project tasks to users who do not have a license is a great feature that allows us to work with partners rather than be limited to our internal users.

Cons
It is a challenge to structure operational tasks, as opposed to project tasks, since these also use resources but are not specific to any particular project. You are able to create a generic project to put these in, but this is not always a perfect solution.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Inspire Planner pricing

Starting from
$21/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Nonprofit - free 10 licenses, further discounts
$21/user/month (annually)
$25/user/month (monthly)

Inspire Planner features

Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Timesheets

API (213 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (143 other apps)
Activity Tracking (132 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (133 other apps)
Prioritizing (141 other apps)
Progress Tracking (132 other apps)
Projections (345 other apps)
Task Management (157 other apps)
Task Tracking (154 other apps)

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Additional information for Inspire Planner

Key features of Inspire Planner

  • Assignment Tracking
  • Assignment management
  • Chatter integration
  • Collaboration tools
  • Comments
  • Communication management
  • Custom fields
  • Dashboards
  • Data export
  • Data filtering
  • Data visualization
  • Document management
  • Drag & drop interface
  • File management
  • File sharing
  • Gantt Chart
  • Mentions
  • Multi-level task structure
  • Multiple predecessor management
  • Permission management
  • Planning tools
  • Portfolio summary reports
  • Project Portfolios
  • Project Templates
  • Project critical path
  • Project management
  • Project sharing with external contacts
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Resource utilization reports
  • Salesforce-native app
  • Search functionality
  • Task planning
  • Template management
  • Time Tracking
  • Tracking features
  • Version history tracking
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Benefits

100% Salesforce-native
Syncs with Salesforce tasks
Gantt chart and Kanban board interfaces
Project portal for non-Salesforce users
Time Tracking and Timesheets
Project Templates
Project Portfolios
Project budget and expenses for billing and costing
Multiple predecessors
Chatter integration
Resource planning
Analytics with Salesforce reports and dashboards
Resources skills management
Resource capacity and utilization planning
and more!