LiquidPlanner is a project management solution that is based in the cloud and provides an array of tools for project managers to schedule multiple projects, streamline complex processes, and rapidly respond to changing priorities. It has a strong framework of useful features including best/worse case estimates, priority-based schedules, time tracking, collaboration and resource management tools.
LiquidPlanner has a strong focus on responsive project management. This means that when any changes arise in a project, the planned schedule can be automatically adjusted to prioritise any alterations.
This project management platform is packed with useful tools and great features. It gives portfolio managers a way to organize and prioritize pending and approved tasks or projects, in order to more successfully balance resources.
Priority-based SchedulesA great, cost effective feature of LiquidPlanner is the priority-based scheduling system. With this tool project managers are able to create task assignments and duration estimates that can be arranged and prioritized. LiquidPlanner will then automatically generate a schedule with projected start and end dates for each of the tasks assigned.
The really useful thing about this tool is that whenever any changes take place which will alter the schedule, LiquidPlanner will automatically recalculate the project’s timeline and assigns new dates and durations to the affected tasks and all other tasks, which are associated with it.
CollaborationLiquidPlanner keeps all conversations organized into the specific task and context to which it belongs. With LiquidPlanner, any recent conversations are correctly grouped together, and are visible on the homepage. This gives project managers a clear overview of the project at any given time.
LiquidPlanner also has a single, unified inbox that captures all the team’s tasks. Team members can comment via email and are automatically captured by the inbox. Documents such as PDFs, and photos can be shared with ease to all other team members. LiquidPlanner also supports third-party cloud storage services such as Box, Google Drive, and Dropbox.
Best/Worst Case EstimatesLiquidPlanner allows project managers to accurately gauge how long a specific task is going to take and how this will impact the overall project by allowing all team members to set realistic estimates for specific tasks. LiquidPlanner then creates a timeline of when any given project is likely to finish, taking into account staff availability and priorities etc. This is a great feature, as accurately costing a project can be the difference between making or breaking it.
PricingLiquidPlanner uses a subscription pricing model and provides three packages, namely Standard, Professional and Enterprise. The Standard package costs $29 per user, per month. The Professional package costs $39 per user, per month, and the Enterprise package costs $49 per user, per month. All the available plans require a 10-user minimum purchase. There is a free trial available, which allows users to test out the Professional package set of tools.
Bottom LineLiquidPlanner is a solid platform that has some great features, including pre-populated time-sheets, drag-and-drop prioritization, document storage, and role-based access controls. It provides quality portfolio management tools that allow businesses to easily organize and prioritize workloads. All subscription packages come with native iOS and Android apps, and businesses can make use of LiquidPlanner's developer API. LiquidPlanner also supports integrations with Google Drive, Box, Dropbox,Salesforce, and Zapier.com.