Mavenlink vs Microsoft Project Comparison Chart

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Daniel Hernandez

Mavenlink

2016-11-09

Mavenlink had everything our Business Unit was looking for in a Project Management Software.

Pros

It's web based, so many of our Inspectors use it update their records in the field. Great budgeting and forecasting tools. Also has task scheduling, timesheets, charting, and critical path.

Cons

No Microsoft Project integration.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Mavenlink

If you are a small to mid-sized company I'd definitely recommend Mavenlink.

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Micquella Anthony

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Great product, great team!

2016-07-12

My company of ~150 reached its tipping point with project managers keeping .mpp projects plans in a file system. Our Traffic Manager was managing resourcing in another separate .mpp, so we had a very difficult time with capacity planning and could not interact well with our data. Mavenlink has hugely improved this with its reporting, resource management, project planning, and time tracking all in one system. We are very pleased with our implementation of this!

Pros

- Ability to compare scheduled hours to actual hours - Robust reporting, both custom and out of the box options - Interactive Gantt - Easy to link conversation to project tasks - Flexible project templates for team re-use - Custom fields - Amazingly supportive Mavenlink team!!

Cons

While these are my biggest cons, I also know there's improvements on the way: - Building a project plan takes a little getting used to if you're a diehard Microsoft Project person

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Time used: 1-2 years

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Josh Erickson

Holding customers to unwanted contracts after changing service

2016-01-21

Pros

We started using mavenlink as an alternative to Microsoft project. Online Customer service chat was always quite friendly, although not always competent at helping solve problems.

Cons

Try something else. Had it two years, customer service got progressively worse.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

1/10

Recommendations to others considering Mavenlink

In October, Mavenlink stopped allowing free accounts to track time on projects from a premier user, and required that all users who want to track time require a full premier seat. As we have many subcontractors and employees tracking time on projects, this made Mavenlink no longer even close to cost effective. We were forced to move to timefox and Microsoft project. Using mavenlink for almost two years has made me appreciate the feature set of Microsoft Project. Mavenlink is not even close. If you are tracking time on projects Microsoft project online with project lite accounts ends up being cheaper than Mavenlink. Mavenlink is now trying to hold us to our 3 year, 3 seat premier subscription, not allowing us to cancel. They are claiming that they have not changed the service, and never meant for free accounts to allow time tracking, and it was just a bug all along that they’ve now fixed. So go with Mavenlink if you want to be held to a contract you have no use for, and don’t want to use, even if it becomes unusable because of changes they make.

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ravi rajotiya

Good tool for Internal improvements

2018-01-30

Our organisation has been able to streamline a group of integrated teams into a well structured project management tool. It's helped to track our progress in many ongoing projects. It made the team fulfil tasks faster.

Pros

Even before Mavenlink, we had Microsoft Project for this, and it was not as easy-to-use as Mavenlink.

Cons

Everything is fine, it is just we use custom fields on almost all tasks we create, so when created templates with these task lists because we re-use a lot of the same tasks. Unfortunately, templates do not save custom fields so we've had to add these each time we apply a template. It could be improved.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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