LiquidPlanner vs Microsoft Project Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Petr Caslavka

LiquidPlanner is a great PM tool that allows for tracking tasks, dependencies, planning and resource

2017-09-25

cheaper option than Microsoft Project, cloud-based with very small amount of time needed to set up.

Pros

simplicity of use, literally zero learning curve, tons of features and flexible billing plans. The email to task feature saves everybody tons of time and allows tracking of email chains linked to an item on the project plan. Reporting is very good as well and allows to see Gannt charts with tons of flexibility. Great product overall

Cons

The fact that the price per user does not go any lower as you add more users. No on premises availability either.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
CRA II (Global Study Management) (Biotechnology company, 501-1000 employees)
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LiquidPlanner Review

2019-01-01

Pros

I have just used this project management tool, it compare well with the Microsoft Project. It can capture all the minute details as well as the big picture

Cons

Well with any software there is a learning curve but overall if you understand it then it is a very easy application to use.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Lauren Rochholz

Love LP, but large projects get messy

2017-03-08

LP is way better than Microsoft Project. The only quirk is the hierarchy when multiple projects are happening simultaneously.

Pros

Dynamic scheduling based on how long tasks will take. It really helps our team understand what there work will be for a week and plan accordingly.

Cons

Hierarchy of projects. Could there be a ranking of projects by a point scale so projects with the same ranking can filter into someone's work simultaneously?

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ian MacDuff

The first project management tool that doesn't suck. In fact, it's great!

2016-02-11

Other tools like Microsoft Project are tolerable for building an initial plan, but they don't allow me to easily keep track of the project as it unfolds and finds its footing in reality.

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Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Manager's view

2018-08-17

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.

Pros

Prior to Liquid Planner, all of our client projects were in individual Microsoft Project files - which isn't ideal when you have shared resources.

Cons

The nature of our business and projects is much more complicated than what is featured in the sales process. Clients have a role in the process, and delays on their part push out all our deliverables. This is hard to capture/manage in LP without additional manual updates by the project manager. Also, we've had to devise a bit of a workaround workflow to allow us to properly prioritize individual tasks across multiple projects - again, requires some manual management/movement of tasks. When any of the manual work falls by the wayside, the quality of the projections in LP is diminished greatly.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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