LiquidPlanner Review


Complex and Impressive

The Liquid Approach makes you think about project management the same way its creators do.


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Bottom Line

Good Teams Plan. Great Teams Execute. This is the mantra shared by the team at LiquidPlanner. The focus on getting things done gives us very little to complain about.

Sporting excellent functionality and organization, LiquidPlanner is an easy sell to any team. We were glad to find the design intuitive, as you cannot customize the look of your workspace. We wouldn’t be upset if they spent an afternoon updating the style of their tool – feels dated. The tool reminded us of a mix between the simplicity of Basecamp and the functionality of Wrike.

LiquidPlanner offers a full training program dedicated to onboarding typically performed in 4 sessions. The Quick Start Onboarding program, included in the Professional and Enterprise editions, is tailored to fit your team’s specific needs. The curriculum is designed to optimize your project management workflow, empower your team with new skills and confidence, and ease the transition from your current system to LiquidPlanner. The four sessions: 1. Welcome Call, 2. Essentials for Building Your Workspace, 3. Workspace Consultation, 4. Team Essentials Training – LiquidPlanner.com.

Automated scheduling is a unique feature to LiquidPlanner. They have built a smart scheduling and planning tool into their software they call the Realistic Scheduling Engine that will save you and your team time. All you have to do is start adding tasks and the software takes care of the rest.

Though expensive, LiquidPlanner is universally rated one of the best work-management tools on the market geared for any size team. They offer a free, full-access, 30-day trial without requiring a credit card. At $29.99/user/month for their standard plan, this is quite pricey. This was a big turn-off for us to really consider this tool in my previous professional experiences.

6 Total Score
13 reviews
Take the pain out of time tracking

Overcharge your team with this unique, adaptable project management solution.

6Editor's score
Design
5
Functionality
9
Speed and reliability
8
Price
2
5.7User's score
Design
5.2
Functionality
6.3
Speed and reliability
7.6
Price
4
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Pros and cons


PROS:
  • Rich features
  • 24/7 support
  • Fast and reliable
  • Unique organization
  • Drag and drop
  • Automated scheduling

CONS:
  • Expensive
  • Steep learning curve
  • No customization
  • No financial management
  • No direct integrations
  • No task dependencies


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Pricing

Starting from: $29.99
Pricing model: annual prepayment
Free trial of pro version: Available

Standard – $29.99/user/month
50 projects
25 clients
basic analytics
25GB storage

Professional – $39.99/user/month
300 projects
100 clients
basic analytics
100GB storage
Unlimited internal dashboards
API access

Enterprise – $49.99
2,000 projects
Unlimited clients
Advanced analytics
500GB storage
API access
Expenses
Single sign-on
Resource workload reports

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Contact Info

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FAQ

What integrations does the app offer?

  • Custom API integrations only

What customer support options are offered?

  • Email
  • Phone
  • Documentation
  • Training sessions
  • Training videos

What languages does App support?

English
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Testimonials

We had a project recently that normally would take three to six months to complete, but with LiquidPlanner we laid out the plan and executed and delivered in six weeks.
John Person - Tangent EngineeringJohn Person - Tangent Engineering
LiquidPlanner really narrows the gap between what I think you’re working on to what you should be working on.
Michael Burnham - Schawk!Michael Burnham - Schawk!



Design
Dashboard stream
Quick create
Custom categories
Timeline
Drag and drop
Layout options
Calendar
Templates
Platform
Web
Mobile
Chrome Extension
Desktop
Features
Reports/Analytics
Priority scheduling
Custom statuses
Search filters
Multiple assignees
Multi-management
UI/UX design tools
Email notifications
Tagging
Insert images with text
Assign comments
Internal chat
File share
Mockup comments
Other
24/7 support
Wiki
Multi-language
Pricing
Free
Free Pro Trial
Professional
Enterprise
6 Total Score
13 reviews
Take the pain out of time tracking

Overcharge your team with this unique, adaptable project management solution.

6Editor's score
Design
5
Functionality
9
Speed and reliability
8
Price
2
5.7User's score
Design
5.2
Functionality
6.3
Speed and reliability
7.6
Price
4
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  1. Kajal Mangukia
    December 4, 2016 at 4:43 pm
    3.25
    Design
    70
    Functionality
    60
    Speed and reliability
    70
    Price
    60

    Slightly overwhelming… be sure to watch the tutorials as it has a tough learning curve.

    + PROS: Ability to add multiple task at once. Quick overview of the week. Checklists. Concise functionality without being bloated.
    - CONS: Tough learning curve. Going back in time is difficult. Mobile app needs to be simplified. Reporting is not flexible.
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  2. Nitin Bhandari
    December 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm
    3.75
    Design
    60
    Functionality
    90
    Speed and reliability
    80
    Price
    70

    Great tool that helps my team stay on their assignments, and allows me to quickly and easily keep up with their progress.

    + PROS: Liquid Planner has a lot of great features that helps my team to maximize their time spent throughout the day. I enjoy being able to add multiple tasks at once and that I can easily look into how my team is performing.
    - CONS: The tool did take some time getting used to and wasn't easy to get my team to adopt at first. I'm glad my team stuck it out though because we are getting more done!
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  3. Thabo Malema
    December 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm
    2.35
    Design
    10
    Functionality
    60
    Speed and reliability
    100
    Price
    20

    I know there are better alternatives out there but this gets the job done for us

    + PROS: Features and reliability is there
    - CONS: Expensive, feels dated
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  4. Andrew Topping
    December 8, 2016 at 10:53 pm
    3.35
    Design
    50
    Functionality
    90
    Speed and reliability
    80
    Price
    50

    We’ve used LiquidPlanner for two months and are desperate for change. For this price our team should easily get the hang of using it. They allow time tracking for tasks however there are no billing features to be found!

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  5. Sara Haynes
    December 12, 2016 at 4:31 pm
    2
    Design
    20
    Functionality
    20
    Speed and reliability
    100
    Price
    20

    LiquidPlanned has improved our team efficiency, but this is not a fully formed task management program

    + PROS: Very reliable team coordination
    - CONS: Not for task managment
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  6. Pamela Rosa
    December 15, 2016 at 5:06 pm
    3
    Design
    60
    Functionality
    60
    Speed and reliability
    70
    Price
    50

    LiquidPlanner can be overwhelming. Just give yourself some time to get to know it!

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  7. pradeep patel
    January 19, 2017 at 8:42 pm
    2.5
    Design
    40
    Functionality
    80
    Speed and reliability
    80
    Price
    0

    Liquid is a one-size fits all solution. My team needed something tailored to our needs without being bulky. Excited for my demo with ClickUp and Asana

    + PROS: Functional and reliable
    - CONS: Not for startups
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  8. Steven Burroughs
    April 2, 2017 at 3:51 pm
    3
    Design
    60
    Functionality
    60
    Speed and reliability
    100
    Price
    20

    Great onboarding team will help you through any struggles you might have!

    + PROS: Amazing customer service team
    - CONS: A bit pricy
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  9. Dan Almazan
    April 12, 2017 at 5:21 pm
    2.5
    Design
    60
    Functionality
    40
    Speed and reliability
    70
    Price
    30

    Easy to use and does everything you need in a simple project management setup. Its pretty inconvenient that they require internet to use, but I do have to applaud them for the excellent customer support.

    - CONS: True Kanban is not feasible ,Lack of integrations with SCM ,Poor mobile app
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  10. Brandon Brodkin
    June 14, 2017 at 4:55 pm
    3.25
    Design
    50
    Functionality
    80
    Speed and reliability
    80
    Price
    50

    Overall this platform gets the job done. That being said I can’t help but feel there could be some better options out there. I want a tool that is clean and fun to use!

    + PROS: The functionality is there and this tool allows you to get done what you need. It's also fast and I haven't seen many issues at all!
    - CONS: I don't love the look and feel of LiquidPlanner. We also pay a lot for our enterprise license and the adoption just isn't there.
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  11. Wayne Mitz
    July 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm
    2.35
    Design
    50
    Functionality
    50
    Speed and reliability
    60
    Price
    30

    Liquidplanner is great for gaining insight on time spent on projects and processes.

    + PROS: Reporting, time-tracking, different views
    - CONS: EXPENSIVE
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  12. Dom Marzano
    July 25, 2017 at 3:14 pm
    3.1
    Design
    70
    Functionality
    60
    Speed and reliability
    60
    Price
    60

    Overall pretty easy to use and adapt to any workflow. Has a strong reporting capability where you can drill down into custom fields.The platform is very slow and results in less efficient work. It takes too long to update any new folder, comment, checklist, time entry, etc. Dashboards don’t sufficiently handle the project visibility needs of a C-level executive. LiquidPlanner is better suited for smaller companies that need an integrated time and project management solution.

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  13. Pat Harris
    August 10, 2017 at 12:47 pm
    3.35
    Design
    80
    Functionality
    80
    Speed and reliability
    50
    Price
    60

    We have been using Liquid Planner for nearly 5 years and have really loaded it up with large projects consisting of hundreds of tasks. But, it is slow!

    + PROS: Advanced scheduling functionality for project managers, time tracking works well, allows you to tag people in comments.
    - CONS: Interface ca be slow(we have a lot of projects), search engine could be better, mobile app is out of date.
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