LiquidPlanner Software Pricing & Features

LiquidPlanner

Dynamic project management software for modern business

4.3/5 (498 reviews)

LiquidPlanner overview

Get the best project management tool for manufacturing and technology teams. LiquidPlanner gives you schedules you can trust, and helps you work on the right thing at the right time.

With LiquidPlanner, you can:

Organize your work

Collaborate seamlessly

Manage resources accurately

Capture the uncertainty in every project

Take the pain out of time tracking

Connect to the tools you already use

We built a project management solution driven by the belief that teams work best when they organize tasks by priority, make best/worst case estimates, and collaborate in one central location. Whether your team is working on big projects or small ones, LiquidPlanner makes scheduling a breeze. Try LiquidPlanner for free today!

Pricing

Starting from
$45/month
Pricing options
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Value for money
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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LiquidPlanner reviews

Value for money
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Steven Laff

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-12
Review Source: Capterra

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. 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

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LiquidPlanner

Dynamic project management software for modern business

Riel Manriquez

The best project management tool for teams

Reviewed 2010-03-12
Review Source: Capterra

Through thoughtful design, LiquidPlanner has made a project management application that is a perfect fit for dynamic and collaborative teams. It could replace your current project, task, time management tools and company blog by integrating them all in a natural way. Liquid Planner has a transparent way of making you be mindful of exactly how the team is using its precious time. Our company president pleaded with me to get it set up so that he could use it as a tool to help the partners understand the team's capacity. He wanted a convincing way to show why more projects could not be taken on without an increase in staff. Liquid Planner allowed me to do this within a day. I feel like the Liquid Planner designers traveled into my mind to design the perfect project/task/time manager.Having used many project management tools over many years, it's hard to not fall in love with LiquidPlanner. It feels like I've traveled to bizarro world where everything goes right. I can now put together comprehensive projects faster than I can plan them in my mind. I've never had this experience (including with Excel). Simply put, I don't feel the interface slowing me down. It feels like all "busy work" has been removed. I never thought I'd have a real-time schedule because of the requirements to maintain it, but LiquidPlanner delivers on this promise. Thank you. I'm embarrassed to say that "what if" scenarios are so easy and fast to do, I've developed stronger intuitive scheduling techniques without understanding exactly why they work. Am I now smarter or dumber? If you are not the type to love the clock-in/out button on each task, you might be the type to get hooked on adding a few notes when you complete each task because your notes are shared in the team's "blog."

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LiquidPlanner

Dynamic project management software for modern business

Avery Orman

Really powerful for project managers, less good for other users

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

Really powerful, the gantt chart overview was really useful while our estimates were kept up to date. Project-focused organization allows us to keep a broad view of a complex project and tagging and export features are able to generate a variety of views of our data in an organized way.

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LiquidPlanner

Dynamic project management software for modern business

Kristen Belden

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-14
Review Source: Software Advice

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.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.)

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LiquidPlanner

Dynamic project management software for modern business

Anonymous

Manager's view

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-17
Review Source: Capterra

It's a great improvement over our prior way of working, but after a few years we still haven't perfected our system to get exactly what we needed. Ideally, the only manual steps would be timely tracking of work on tasks and revised estimates, but to get our needs met we've needed more manual work.Prior to Liquid Planner, all of our client projects were in individual Microsoft Project files - which isn't ideal when you have shared resources. Now that we've used LP for a few years, we have much better visibility to work coming down the pike as well as potential conflicts/overbookings. However, the tool is only as good as the team's willingness to use it in a timely and accurate manner.

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LiquidPlanner

Dynamic project management software for modern business

LiquidPlanner pricing

Starting from
$45/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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14-Day FREE trial at professional level;

PROFESSIONAL: $45 user/month (billed annually)

ENTERPRISE: $69 user/month (billed annually)

Pricing Comparison

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LiquidPlanner Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • The priority based resourcing algorithm.
  • Easy of use, quick and easy way to track project time
  • Excellent project management software backed with qualified/helpful staff!
  • The ability to combine a range of effort per task with the planing algorithm.
Cons
  • Need to be very rigorous. Too expensive.
  • Need some way to add more details about the timing
  • The mobile apps could use a little work and it does cost a pretty penny!
  • Timelines are missing, it is just a planning app with some twitter format.
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LiquidPlanner features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Prioritizing
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Projections
Task Management
Third Party Integration
Timesheets

Activity Tracking (88 other apps)
Progress Tracking (89 other apps)
Project Tracking (84 other apps)
Task Tracking (104 other apps)

Competitor Feature Comparison

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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Approval Process Control
Asset Management
Assignment Management
Assignment Tracking
Authentication
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Baseline Manager
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Change Management
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Synchronization
Deadline Tracking
Development Tracking
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Dynamic Workflow
Email Integration
Estimating
Event Management
File Management
Gantt Charts
Milestone Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Department / Project
Multiple Projects
Performance Reports
Permission Management
Planning Tools
Portfolio Management
Prioritizing
Process Management
Project Development
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Receiving
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Management
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Single Sign On
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Time / Task Reporting
Timeline Management
Timer
Timesheets
To-Do List
Video Support
Workflow Management
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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Approval Process Control
Asset Management
Assignment Management
Assignment Tracking
Authentication
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Baseline Manager
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Change Management
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Synchronization
Deadline Tracking
Development Tracking
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Dynamic Workflow
Email Integration
Estimating
Event Management
File Management
Gantt Charts
Milestone Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Department / Project
Multiple Projects
Performance Reports
Permission Management
Planning Tools
Portfolio Management
Prioritizing
Process Management
Project Development
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Receiving
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Management
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Single Sign On
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Time / Task Reporting
Timeline Management
Timer
Timesheets
To-Do List
Video Support
Workflow Management
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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Approval Process Control
Asset Management
Assignment Management
Assignment Tracking
Authentication
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Baseline Manager
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Change Management
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Synchronization
Deadline Tracking
Development Tracking
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Dynamic Workflow
Email Integration
Estimating
Event Management
File Management
Gantt Charts
Milestone Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Department / Project
Multiple Projects
Performance Reports
Permission Management
Planning Tools
Portfolio Management
Prioritizing
Process Management
Project Development
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Receiving
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Management
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Single Sign On
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Time / Task Reporting
Timeline Management
Timer
Timesheets
To-Do List
Video Support
Workflow Management
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Mobile apps

iOS App

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Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App

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LiquidPlanner is a cloud-based project management solution that allows project managers to schedule multiple projects, streamline complex processes, and nimbly respond to changing priorities. A collaboration tool at the core, it lets teams work seamlessly together and complete tasks faster, without having to put up with the limitations of both Microsoft Project and simple project collaboration tools like Basecamp.

Taking feature-rich to new levels, some of LiquidPlanner’s key features include best/worse case estimates, priority-based schedules, time tracking, collaboration, and resource management. Other noteworthy features are drag-and-drop prioritization, document storage, workspace comments, and role-based access controls. All subscription packages come with native iOS and Android apps.


What is LiquidPlanner?

Built with project teams in mind, LiquidPlanner is a project management software that takes the edge off project plan revising by automatically adjusting a plan schedule when priorities suddenly change. The app also allows portfolio managers to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and projects, and manage a pipeline of pending, active, and approved projects to better balance costs and resources, and visualize profits.

Dashboard and custom reports afford organizations the requisite business intelligence to make relevant business decisions, identify execution best practices and rooms for improvement, and conduct post-implementation assessments.


Who is LiquidPlanner for?

  • Experience level: Beginner to advanced
  • Industry: IT and software, advertising, aviation, engineering, manufacturing, professional training, and nonprofits
  • Business size: Medium to large enterprises with at least 10 users
  • Departments/roles: Project managers, development teams, IT teams, educational institutions, professional services teams, marketing agencies, etc.
  • Budget/point: The Professional plan, the most popular, starts at $39 per user per month
  • Example customers: Amazon, SpaceX, Clif Bar, Ikea, and LinkedIn

Main features

Best/Worst Case Estimates

Keeping a realistic schedule that you can trust is vital for project managers to complete their projects on time and on budget. However, pinpointing the exact amount of time to finish a task can be tricky, especially considering unforeseen circumstances that may hamper its advancement.

LiquidPlanner allows all users to set realistic estimates, two to four hours for a certain task, for example, and the software creates a timeline of when you’re likely to finish the project, also taking into account vacations, staff availability and priorities.

Priority-Based Schedules

When done manually, project planning and scheduling can be tedious and time-consuming. With LiquidPlanner’s priority-based scheduling system, you create task assignments and duration estimates, and arrange them according to priority with drag-and-drop ease. LiquidPlanner then automatically generates a schedule with possible start and end dates for each of the tasks created.

Because shifting priorities are a constant fare in companies managing concurrent projects at any one time, whenever changes affecting task dates are made to a plan/schedule, LiquidPlanner automatically recalculates the project’s timeline and assigns new dates to the affected task and all other tasks tied to it.

Time Tracking

LiquidPlanner comes with timesheets that are pre-populated with your most relevant tasks. In the event your assigned tasks change, the timesheet is automatically updated. LiquidPlanner also has built-in task timers so you need not rely on after-task guesstimates to track the total amount of time you spend on tasks. Simply click the timer on/off when you start/finish a task.

Completed timesheets are then sent to team managers for review, approval, and export to the company’s billing system. Custom fields can also be used to make invoicing and reporting easier.

Collaboration

For people to effectively collaborate, conversations must be in context and connected to tasks. With LiquidPlanner, recent conversations grouped by tasks are shown on the homepage, keeping you up to date with your team’s projects.

The app also provides one unified inbox to capture all of your team’s tasks. Comments can be made via email and they’re automatically captured in LiquidPlanner. PDFs, photos, documents, and virtually any file type can be shared with other members of the team. Files can be uploaded from your hard drive or third-party cloud storage services like Box, Google, and Dropbox.

Resource Management

When you’re managing multiple projects with fluctuating deadlines and you don’t necessarily have an abundance of human resources to tap, it can get pretty challenging to ensure each project receives the requisite amount of attention while not overbooking your staff.

LiquidPlanner’s resource management feature ensures that everyone in your team has just the right amount of work via its cutting-edge scheduling engine that takes into account staff availability. Events, vacations and dependencies are automatically factored into schedules, so you get more realistic plans and timelines.


Integrations

Aside from its developer API which allows companies to integrate their existing business systems, LiquidPlanner has ready-made integrations with [Google Drive] (http://www.getapp.com/collaboration-software/a/google-drive/), Box, [Dropbox] (http://www.getapp.com/collaboration-software/a/dropbox-online-sync-and-file-sharing/), [Salesforce] (http://www.getapp.com/customer-management-software/a/salesforce/), and [Zapier.com] (http://www.getapp.com/integration-solutions-software/a/zapier/).


Pricing

LiquidPlanner offers three subscription packages: Standard at $29 per user per month, Professional at a monthly $39 per user, and Enterprise at $49 a month per user. (The dollar figures apply if billed annually.) All plans require a 10-user minimum purchase, and free trials are based on the Professional feature set.


Bottom line

  • A multi-featured project management solution for teams already fed up with Microsoft Project and the limitations of simple project collaboration tools
  • Provides portfolio management capabilities to easily organize, prioritize, and manage hundreds of projects
  • Supports data export to various file types for easy integration with other business tools, like payroll or invoicing software
  • Makes team collaboration easier through a centralized inbox
  • Offers flexible subscription packages depending on what you currently need

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Additional information for LiquidPlanner

Key features of LiquidPlanner

  • Client sharing
  • Salesforce integration
  • Dropbox, Box, Drive integration
  • Add multiple projects
  • Contract fields
  • iOS & Android apps
  • Checklists
  • Cross-reference tasks
  • Project time tracking
  • Task scheduling
  • Change management
  • Customizable fields
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Gantt charts
  • Planning tools
  • Shared workspace
  • Single sign on
  • Secure login
  • Time tracking by project
  • Status reporting
  • Task planning
  • To-Do list
  • Time / task reporting
  • Prioritizing
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative review
  • Project scheduling
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Reporting
  • Document management
  • Document review
  • Automatic notifications
  • Baseline view
  • Project management
  • Acitivity Dashboard

Benefits

Super-charge your team's performance with a flexible, end-to-end project management solution.

Modern teams need a fast, streamlined way to manage their work. Our unique approach offers an easy alternative to Microsoft Project and can be used by just about anyone – traditionally-trained project teams, agile teams, or even teams that use ad-hoc processes. LiquidPlanner customers report an average of 16 hours saved per month due to automation.