Mavenlink Reviews

Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

4.23/5 (286 reviews)

Thomas Hobbs

So, yeah, you could call me an evangelist

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-03-24
Review Source: Capterra

We implemented Mavenlink specifically to disabuse our organization of several disparate systems we were using for tracking time, task-level project management, and reporting on specific measurements/metrics like utilization, margin and capacity saturation so that we could improve operational efficiencies. We've found that the tool is very flexible, has some great native reporting capabilities that become exceptional when coupled with the Business Insights add-on, it integrates well to SalesForce, it has given us a much better ability to manage projects for clients as well as internal product development projects, and it provides us with much better capabilities toward planning organizational growth and managing to margin at the business unit level down to the project level. While there are still some glitches/issues with the Gantt views, and there are still things we wish it did better, Mavenlink has proven itself to be an exceptionally valuable (and very cost-effective) management tool; the company is consistently providing updates that are meaningful and adding value with subsequent releases that clearly indicate a willingness to listen to the voice of the customer in new feature requests. Overall, I'm personally very impressed with the software, given my team's requirements and unique operational environment.Flexible, provides the ability to set up multiple templates for different types of projects, supports T&M and Fixed Fee contract types, integrates to SalesForce, provides multiple views toward project status, continually adding new features and capabilities

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Kendra Strickler

Great Project Management Tool

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-02-20
Review Source: GetApp

We've been using MavenLink for over a year now and we are constantly learning new and better ways to utilise all the tools it has to offer. We use it as our core method of communication with our clients, it helps to have all the information in one place. The Time tracking tool is easy to use and we are hoping to take full advantage of the Resource Allocation and Gantt chart in the near future- So many options and ways to customise each feature - Time tracking tool is very easy to use, our team prefers it over what we have had in the past - Custom reporting, especially weekly project reports, have upped our client communication game. Our Clients appreciate the extra level of transparency and it has helped us prevent a lot of surprises when the invoice is sent out. - Resource Allocation and Gantt chart really help when it comes to Project Planning.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Ben White

Achieve that 30,000 ft view!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-04-10
Review Source: Software Advice

I have been using Mavenlink as the primary account administrator for two different companies over the course of four years. The suite has proven to be an integral tool in my everyday professional life within the Marketing industry. It allows my teams to see only what they need to primarily be involved with for any particular day and clears away other clutter they may not be associated with. However, most importantly, it allows many different views when it comes to upcoming work capacity and profitability. This is the feature we were primarily after when signing up for Mavenlink. The instant-update gantt charts allow us to see both all of our current projects and each individual project. This, in addition to the robust resource management tools that are constantly being improved, as enabled our Production team to kick project input and scheduling into overdrive! Our Copy and Design teams love the real-time proofing module as well. The comparison tools are really slick.Depth of data analysis and business intelligence, gantt charts, deep task detail options, resource scheduling tools, built-in expense and budget tracking

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Rosie A

Software Implementation Process with Mavenlink

Reviewed 2016-08-09
Review Source: Software Advice

We have only been using Mavenlink for a little over 3 month and have already started to see visibility and transparency across the organisation. Mavenlink Insights and analytics reports provide the company with a holistic view of all projects and accounts. We are now easily able to identity project metrics and figures without all of the manual collation and reconciliation which takes an enormous amount of time. Mavenlink have been extremely helpful and accommodating to get us to this point with help of the guys from the MavenOps Program. The 3 months of MavenOps has been fantastic as the team who have been working with us are always willing to help and offer suggestions. Mavenlink were very responsive to our requirements and always willing to help and provide alternate solutions or workarounds if system could meet the requirements. Additionally MavenOps were very quick at turning around reports that we requested. The reports were completely customised to our needs. If a feature could not be achieved the company can submit a "feature request" which means there is a chance that feature can be built later down the track. Mavenlinks 24/7 chat support has also been fantastic in helping the wider organisation with any questions. Overall the software is great but the level of support really helps to lift the product and the overall engagement.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Tristan Dobbs

Our Next-Generation Project Management Tool

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-09-12
Review Source: Capterra

Our overall experience has been wonderful over the past few years. We were able to enable our PM team to become more metrics and data-driven, expanding their capabilities. Change Orders are a big business process that we solved by using Mavenlink. Approval and communication have been GREATLY streamlined! Before, we were managing change orders through written communication and supporting documentation, but now we are able to have the discussion in project meetings, then pass through the Change Order approval as a budget change and there is an affirmative action on their part. It's great!The activity dashboard is the best part of Mavenlink. A feed that allows you to keep track of official communications and notes is perfect, plus it keeps clients involved. The API is also very strong and allows us to generate reports FAR beyond what is offered by Mavenlink. Our ability to manage projects and people has greatly increased due to the features that have been implemented since we switched to Mavenlink.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Jessica Hawkins

Mavenlink for small business!

Reviewed 2015-01-29
Review Source: Software Advice

Coming from a large tech company, we built most of our project applications in house. After starting with a small business back in November, I spent my first couple of weeks finding the right tool to fit the projects that we manage. Most of the tools we found had something we liked and a lot that was overkill for a small company like us. Mavenlink has several product offerings that cater to different-sized businesses. For example, a lot of other products have an 'enterprise edition' that is expensive for only 3-5 users and is overkill (employee timesheets, etc), however, if we were to downgrade to their lower edition we would lose project essential tools like time-tracking and budget management. Mavenlink's 'professional' offering has everything we need aside from an appointment calendar. However it does integrate with my Google calendar! As a small company, we are able to assign out tasks and see where the project stands at every moment with budget tracking, time tracking, and current priority. Their chat support is also very helpful.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Anonymous

WRIKE to MAVENLINK USER

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-10-25
Review Source: GetApp

Used Wrike for ~8 months and moved to Mavenlink over a year ago. In write you can't track time and expenses. The wrike issue tracking isn't great too. Before moving to Mavenlink, I looked at ~12+ project management tools. It's a pain to move platforms. So we didn't want to make the wrong move. There are so many tools out there. For us, a big priority was being able to track time and projects all in one place. Mavenlink does that and more. It's an awesome tool esp. for design teams and if a lot of your team is virtual.- Time tracking integration. Don't have to use a third party tool. - Smart project task management. - Easy to track if "to do" is a "task" or an "issue" (very helpful for website projects where you have a TON of issues to deal with). - Easy to move tasks around and see the overall items you're working on. - Google docs integration. - You can track conversations all in one feed-- on more email. - You can respond via email.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Kami Raleigh

The Top Reasons We Chose Mavenlink

Reviewed 2016-09-09
Review Source: Capterra

RESOURCE ALLOCATION Resource allocation is critical in our line of business and it was a major component missing from Active Collab. It is the norm for us to have multiple projects at varying phases of completion and up to 10 team members working on various tasks. As you can imagine, it can become very hard to keep track of workloads and schedule new tasks appropriately. Mavenlink has been a game changer for us in terms of resource allocation! With the click of a button we can now view every team member and get a detailed view of their workload. FINANCIAL REPORTING While Active Collab was not void of financial reporting, we needed a solution that was more robust. Once again, Mavenlink did not disappoint. From financials to projects to people, there's a report for that! As the Business Manager, I really appreciate the ability to create custom reports. Every client is unique in their needs. Mavenlink helps me satisfy clients' needs as well as our own internal needs. USER INTERFACE AND EASE OF USE We really love Mavenlink's visually pleasing interface and the ability to custom brand it. We liked that the company utilized features similar to some of the popular social network sites. This helps to give it a familiar feel to new users. We also like that it does a good job being intuitive to users' needs. This makes it pretty easy for new users to navigate without much instruction. Although we did put some how to videos together for our clients to ensure that everyone is comfortable using it. CLIENT COLLABORATION Our clients' perception is our reality. It is essential that our clients be able to collaborate with us on their project every step of the way. We were very surprised at the number of solutions that did not allow this. Mavenlink really goes above and beyond in this department. Clients can even use their free profile to create and manage their own personal projects outside of their CommonPlaces project. COMMITMENT TO IMPROVEMENTS No one solution is going to land a check mark for every requirement on your list. The one thing that really put Mavenlink ahead of the other solutions we considered was the company's commitment to improving their product. Along this journey we heard over and over, if you notice that there is something that we can improve upon, please take a moment to email us with your suggestions. In the 3 months that we have had Mavenlink, we've already been notified of 2 great improvements!

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Mckenzie Bailis

Mavenlink is a Great Project Management Tool

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-29
Review Source: Capterra

Mavenlink has allowed us to track everything coming in and out of our department on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. This has shown the demand for our services and how well we manage our time with this demands. We are also able to easily invite those outside of our department to join in and collaborate, which has simplified our daily request process. Everything can be found in one place.Mavenlink allows for our team to easily collaborate on projects from beginning to end. We can cater our tasks to our specific needs and show the progress along the way for everyone to see. The updates that are sent via email keep me on track with the numerous projects I have at hand. The time tracking integration is beneficial to us when we are working with outside clients. This function is simple to use!

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Ben White

Upped Our Utilization!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-06-29
Review Source: Capterra

We took on Mavenlink when we needed a 50,000 foot view of our department's capacity. The levels of organization that Mavenlink has brought our team's creatives have gone way beyond our expectations. People know exactly what they need to be working on when they come in in the morning. Plus, it allows us to monitor our team's capacity so we know when we need to add more than one creative to a job or even gives us backup when we need to prove why we need to hire more staff.I love the way Mavenlink automates communication as the project moves on down through the workflow. By using dependency arrows on the gantt chart, our creatives are automatically notified when their tasks are ready to start. It's pretty slick!

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Oliver Pratt

Awesome choice for working on marketing and advertising

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

There will be no doubt about agilities that Mavenlink offers with being implemented. The tool has many features that not only allow managing existing problems, but also can make sure of preventing from those in the future. This product is just as good as it is described by a vendor. Don’t rush while managing your account’s settings and setting everything up in terms of correct and appropriate customization. That alone will reduce time needed for learning countless number of how-to stuff. Also I recommend giving your team a chance to get involved in learning processes together, not separately.

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Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Jacqueline Fernandez

Mavenlink Rocks

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

We use Mavenlink to project management all new school openings and are now starting to use it for all of our large national events. Mavenlink has definitely helped us open more schools worldwide efficiently and effectively. Before Mavenlink, communication and documentation were major issues around our projects. With Mavenlink, we are able to document our calls and follow ups within the system itself. Tasks linked to communications are also very helpful. The features I like best are ease of use, Dashboard view of all projects, Templates, sync to Google Apps, and Gannt.Ease of use and communication. The ability to start threads regarding specific tasks, upload/share google docs, post messages that also go to email, etc. has been critical to successfully completing projects.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Frank Zare

One of the top project management solutions out there

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-14
Review Source: Capterra

We've been utilizing mavenlink for over 4 years and I have nothing but great things to say it. They've come a long way from 4 years ago and there's been many updates and improvements that pretty much covers everything you would need in order to manage any projects with team members across the globe or locally. It's a very robust solution that makes things easier to communicate with team members, assign tasks, dead lines, create templates for projects and even involve your client to review the progress and comment. It also intergerates with Google Apps which is great and you can easily sync your tasks on to your google calendar and attach email communications. any firm that focuses on team projects should give mavenlink a try.simple to you use, assigning tasks, creating templates, mobile friendly, integration with google apps.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Praveen Rajan

Very easy platform to engage with clients and to manage reports.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-19
Review Source: GetApp

When a client assigns a project to our team we add a new page to our Mavenlink platform and share that with client and all the team members who will be working on the project. Clients can see updates, modifications and even daily reports. Our team don't have to update each time with the client or send them an email at the end of each day. Even if a client has different projects, they will see it on different pages which avoids confusion. The Gantt charts are the best feature included to avoid keeping multiple tabs open.

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Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

ravi rajotiya

Good tool for Internal improvements

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-01-30
Review Source: Capterra

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.Absolute perfect customer support. We have put resource planning somewhere easily accessible for the whole company. Even before Mavenlink, we had Microsoft Project for this, and it was not as easy-to-use as Mavenlink. The support we've gotten from the Mavenlink team is awesome. Whether it's getting questions answered, prioritising potential feature enhancements, or giving feedback on the product road map . I always know that our voice will be heard and considered.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Steve Miano

PlanNet Consulting in its Fourth Year Using Mavenlink

Reviewed 2015-06-09
Review Source: Software Advice

Mavenlink has a user-friendly, intuitive interface that enables our consultants to enter their time and expenses quickly and easily. It's integration with Quickbooks allows us to import data from Mavenlink into the appropriate income and cost categories saving time from doing it manually. We also love the Master Planning feature to get a better handle on our backlog and revenue forecasting as well as resource utilization. This ties into the Analytics reporting feature that gives us the information critical to decision-making. Lastly, the application is continually upgraded with new features based on user input including ours.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Morgan Canady

Efficient Project Management System

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-03
Review Source: Capterra

I love having Mavenlink as our project management system. It's much more efficient and user-friendly than the system we used before, and they seem to always be improving it which is good to know from the user point of view.The ability to keep up with each individual project, its tasks and subtasks and everything else involved, without worrying about it getting lost in our Google Drive or desktops. It's a good place to store information, communicate with coworkers, and stay up-to-date on the project's status.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Frederic Horvath

A platform that combines functions for tackling multiple issues at once

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

It is possible to work on a lot of projects of different levels of complexity without any trouble switching between. Dashboard system (a button that is above in the menu on the left) has all the rights to be called flawless in all senses. It is intuitive, extremely functional and can be customized if necessary. You can also search for a project you need by typing in key words and choosing date of when a project was started or finished. Mavenlink is quite simple when it comes to integration. Using it can sometimes bring some trouble in the very beginning, for a lot of things are to be spent much time on. By the time it’s done, though, there shouldn’t be any more issues as for program’s operation.

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Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Anonymous

Great Product to Bring the Team Together

Reviewed 2016-01-15
Review Source: GetApp

Since our startup we've used basic spreadsheet tools to capture and analyze data. It was possible to generate project metrics and profitability, but the process was cumbersome. That information is just a click away now. We've also eliminated much of the possibility of our employees entering time to the wrong codes with the task assignment functions.Our organization includes some office staff, but is mostly made up of remote employees on our client's project sites. Mavenlink has given us a great tool for communicating with our team, as well as capturing time and expense entries via the Cloud. Our employees really like the interface and the ability to log time and expense from their mobile devices. Also, we've found the online workspace to be of great value in transmitting and archiving information and files. Our implementation included support from Laura Pierce and her BIASS team. Laura led us thru integrating our processes with the capabilities of the tool via a weekly meeting. Action items were identified and quickly addressed. Laura was always there to assist with answering questions and being a sounding board for my ideas. It was also a neat experience to have the BIASS team use the Mavenlink tool to setup and manage the BIASS project.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Phylicia Burke

Mavenlink is very good.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-04-20
Review Source: Software Advice

The only things I would need Mavenlink to add is as follows: -Have some sort of instant messaging service between members on a project. -Allow us to private more than one person when sending messages using m.mavenlink.com. -Have a real app that we can download from PlayStore/ Windows App Store or any other app store so we can use the full functionality of Mavenlink through the app -Also in the future, we could have some sort of video conferencing ability for persons on a project to have virtual meetings. That would be a dream! It allows my colleagues in different countries to be kept up to date on different aspects of the various projects.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Brandon Dietrich

Robust Project Management

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-04-28
Review Source: Software Advice

Mavenlink would be an outstanding solution for anyone in need of organizational assistance. It's flexible enough to meet unique requirements, yet robust in ways that allow for in-depth project management.• Campaign-based invitations allowing only relevant team members access to specific projects • Details, Checklists, Notes, Proofs, etc. for each individual task • Post (and pin) overviews, descriptions, files, and comments to the Activity Feed to keep all team members informed • Task-related Time-tracking, Budgeting, and Resource Planning for all types of team members • Proofs section for collaborative reviews

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Kendra Strickler

Great Project Management Tool!

Reviewed 2017-02-08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros - First and foremost, MavenLink has an amazing support team. They are extremely helpful and responsive. - MavenLink is clean and modern in terms of the look and feel, plus we are able to customize it for our brand. - Weekly reporting: Thanks to MavenLink, we were finally able to start sending weekly reports to to our customers so they would know how many hours were allocated to their Project the prior week and what tasks were completed. This is drastically helped our client communication. - Easy to use: This product is relatively easy to use and get project, clients, employees up and running. Employees love how easy it is to log their time and keep track of various tasks. There is a bit of a learning curve to get people used to responding to and keeping track of tasks since it is set up more like a Social Media Feed than other systems. - Clients love that they can respond to various tasks directly from their email, it helps keep everything in one place. The ability to start threads regarding specific tasks, upload/share google docs, post messages that also go to email, etc. has been extremely helpful when it comes to managing our projects. - The team at MavenLink is constantly working on improving the product and educating their customers on best practices and different ways to use the platform. Cons - The 'activity feed' can be a bit confusing and cause some issues in terms of using the product. I have found that other options are more intuitive, while MavenLink requires some training and constant review to ensure everyone is using it correctly. - I really dislike the fact that you cannot determine who is responsible for what task, ie if multiple people are assigned to a task, you cannot see whose hands it is in. There are a few work arounds for this issues (subtasks, only having one person assigned to the Task while the rest are followers) but they require more effort and are often over looked.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Ben White

Achieve the 30,000 ft. view!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-04-21
Review Source: GetApp

Our team loves the amount of perspectives Mavenlink affords us when we need to gauge our incoming work and available resource capacities. The easy to operate Task Lists give our Creatives clear information when it comes time every morning to quickly get to work and know what is important and what can wait. The drag-and-drop gantt charts make scheduling and adjusting projects quick work for our Production team.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Jordan Warren

Mavenlink helps us get project info to the people who need it.

Reviewed 2016-01-15
Review Source: GetApp

When my team began a search for a new project management and resource management tool we were replacing a file based process, which meant that project information was all over the place. Since we've implemented Mavenlink we've enjoyed a HUGE improvement in team members and senior managers knowing exactly where to find the status of a project, what tasks people are working on, how the budget is burning, etc., all in real time. Staff Resourcing - Mavenlink is the only product we found that realizes how important resource planning is to a service company. With Master Planning and scheduled hrs we have added visibility and granularity into our resourcing plans that wasn't possible with our old MS Project based process. Mavenlink is also focused on improving this area even more in 2016, which I am very excited about. Project Planning - By introducing Mavenlink Templates into our Project Management processes, we've been able to standardize project plans and also make them easier to create. Partnership - Throughout my engagement with Mavenlink I have felt connected to their team and like my company was a partner rather than just another sale. They are always available to answer questions and ask for feedback about upcoming features that will benefit us.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software

Dylan Polk

Top-tier team collaboration tool

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-04-21
Review Source: GetApp

Since I was hired a little more than a year ago, Mavenlink has been an integral part of how my team and I work on projects. Mavenlink's built-in modules have made it easy for team members to leave feedback on project deliverables. The platform also provides an archive of project deliverables, making it easy for team members to upload and download any given aspect of a job, from images to text documents. Mavenlink's task tracker also helps team members prioritize and stay on schedule. I would highly recommend Mavenlink for any digital marketing group.

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Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, & PSA software