14-Day FREE trial at professional level;
PROFESSIONAL: $45 user/month (billed annually)
ENTERPRISE: $69 user/month (billed annually)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/).
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.