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Pricing

 
Express
$5.95
per user per month billed annually
Mavenlink Teams
$19
per month for five (5) users*
 
Pro
$17
per user per month billed annually
Mavenlink Enterprise
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for pricing
 
Premier
$28.90
per user per month billed annually
Mavenlink Premier
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for pricing
 
Mavenlink Professional
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per user per month*
 
Free Trial
Free Trial
Free Trial
BigTime
Express
$5.95per user per month billed annually
Pro
$17per user per month billed annually
Premier
$28.90per user per month billed annually
Free Trial
Cascade Strategy
Free Trial
Mavenlink
Mavenlink Teams
$19per month for five (5) users*
Mavenlink Enterprise
Contact Usfor pricing
Mavenlink Premier
Contact usfor pricing
Mavenlink Professional
Contact Usper user per month*
Free Trial

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
9.1
9.0
8.2
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
9.0
8.8
8.2
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.6
8.7
8.1
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
9.0
9.0
8.5
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
9.4
9.8
8.9
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
9.4
9.7
9.1
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.7
10.0
9.2
Meets Requirements
BigTime
9.1
Cascade Strategy
9.0
Mavenlink
8.2
Ease of Use
BigTime
9.0
Cascade Strategy
8.8
Mavenlink
8.2
Ease of Setup
BigTime
8.6
Cascade Strategy
8.7
Mavenlink
8.1
Ease of Admin
BigTime
9.0
Cascade Strategy
9.0
Mavenlink
8.5
Quality of Support
BigTime
9.4
Cascade Strategy
9.8
Mavenlink
8.9
Ease of Doing Business With
BigTime
9.4
Cascade Strategy
9.7
Mavenlink
9.1
Product Direction (% positive)
BigTime
8.7
Cascade Strategy
10.0
Mavenlink
9.2

Features

Tasks
Task Creation and Assignment
BigTime
9.2
Cascade Strategy
9.4
Mavenlink
8.9
Due Dates
BigTime
9.2
Cascade Strategy
9.0
Mavenlink
8.8
Task Prioritization
BigTime
8.9
Cascade Strategy
8.1
Mavenlink
8.1
To-Do Lists
BigTime
8.6
Cascade Strategy
8.7
Mavenlink
7.8
Collaboration
Collaborative Project Planning
BigTime
8.7
Cascade Strategy
9.0
Mavenlink
8.6
Comments
BigTime
8.8
Cascade Strategy
9.0
Mavenlink
8.8
Documents and Uploads
BigTime
8.5
Cascade Strategy
8.5
Mavenlink
8.4
Projects
Gantt Chart / Project Map
BigTime
8.2
Cascade Strategy
8.8
Mavenlink
7.7
Calendar View
BigTime
8.3
Cascade Strategy
8.1
Mavenlink
7.6
Baselining / KPIs
BigTime
8.2
Cascade Strategy
9.2
Mavenlink
7.5
Project Budgeting
BigTime
8.9
Cascade Strategy
6.3
Mavenlink
8.5
Issue Tracking
BigTime
8.5
Cascade Strategy
8.2
Mavenlink
8.1
Portfolio Management
Portfolio Coordination
BigTime
8.2
Cascade Strategy
8.9
Mavenlink
8.0
Portfolio Budgeting
BigTime
8.1
Cascade Strategy
6.4
Mavenlink
8.2
What-If Scenarios
BigTime
7.6
Cascade Strategy
3.6
Mavenlink
7.2
Workflow
BigTime
8.7
Cascade Strategy
7.8
Mavenlink
7.9
Request Management
BigTime
Not enough data available
Cascade Strategy
8.0
Mavenlink
8.0
Cost Tracking
BigTime
9.0
Cascade Strategy
Not enough data available
Mavenlink
8.6
ROI and Forecasting
BigTime
8.4
Cascade Strategy
Not enough data available
Mavenlink
7.8
Risk Analysis
BigTime
Not enough data available
Cascade Strategy
6.1
Mavenlink
8.0
Resource Management
Resource Database
BigTime
8.5
Cascade Strategy
7.3
Mavenlink
8.3
Resource Allocation
BigTime
8.6
Cascade Strategy
6.0
Mavenlink
7.9
Workload Capacity
BigTime
8.6
Cascade Strategy
6.7
Mavenlink
8.3
Time Tracking
BigTime
9.4
Cascade Strategy
Not enough data available
Mavenlink
9.2
Platform
Alerts
BigTime
8.6
Cascade Strategy
8.8
Mavenlink
7.7
Mobile
BigTime
8.5
Cascade Strategy
7.3
Mavenlink
6.1
User, Role, and Access Management
BigTime
9.0
Cascade Strategy
9.1
Mavenlink
8.3
API / Integrations
BigTime
8.5
Cascade Strategy
7.7
Mavenlink
7.4
Reporting and Dashboards
BigTime
8.8
Cascade Strategy
9.4
Mavenlink
8.1
Customization
BigTime
8.3
Cascade Strategy
9.4
Mavenlink
7.5
Performance and Reliability
BigTime
9.0
Cascade Strategy
8.8
Mavenlink
8.9

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
82.4%
45.2%
61.7%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
16.1%
32.3%
33.3%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
1.6%
22.6%
5.0%
BigTime
Small-Business
82.4%
Mid-Market
16.1%
Enterprise
1.6%
Cascade Strategy
Small-Business
45.2%
Mid-Market
32.3%
Enterprise
22.6%
Mavenlink
Small-Business
61.7%
Mid-Market
33.3%
Enterprise
5.0%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Accounting
15.9%
Information Technology and Services
13.9%
Marketing and Advertising
28.7%
 
Public Relations and Communications
12.5%
Non-Profit Organization Management
11.1%
Information Technology and Services
15.3%
 
Civil Engineering
8.3%
Higher Education
8.3%
Computer Software
12.5%
 
Information Technology and Services
7.9%
Civic & Social Organization
8.3%
Internet
10.2%
 
Architecture & Planning
7.9%
Government Administration
5.6%
Public Relations and Communications
3.7%
 
Other
47.5%
Other
52.8%
Other
29.6%
BigTime
Accounting
15.9%
Public Relations and Communications
12.5%
Civil Engineering
8.3%
Information Technology and Services
7.9%
Architecture & Planning
7.9%
Other
47.5%
Cascade Strategy
Information Technology and Services
13.9%
Non-Profit Organization Management
11.1%
Higher Education
8.3%
Civic & Social Organization
8.3%
Government Administration
5.6%
Other
52.8%
Mavenlink
Marketing and Advertising
28.7%
Information Technology and Services
15.3%
Computer Software
12.5%
Internet
10.2%
Public Relations and Communications
3.7%
Other
29.6%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Valeria C.
Administrator

I love how the chat button is integrated into each page! It makes it super easy to navigate, and when you need help its one click away! How cool is that? Each time I've chatted with anyone about numerous things, I get help from an expert. This last time, I...

Turner C. B.
Administrator in Civic & Social Organization

I love the ease of use and how it has simplified making our strategic plan come to life. The software is second to none in terms of accessibility and ease of use.

Nathan S.
User in Information Technology and Services

The best part of the system to me is the ease of setting up projects and simultaneously logging hours with great ease. The platform allows up easy access to all logged hours as well as categorizing between billable and non-billable time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Andrew C.
Administrator in Public Relations and Communications

Users are given dozens of options when producing a simple report, and the written explanations vary little, making it confusing as to what information will be pulled in a given report.

Jodi J.
User in Online Media

They started out good for the price. Now their customer service is subpar, their product has not evolved well, and they are charging more. Non-responsive, non-customizable dashboard. They lock you into a contract and quote user agreement when you question...

 
BigTime
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Valeria C.
Administrator

I love how the chat button is integrated into each page! It makes it super easy to navigate, and when you need help its one click away! How cool is that? Each time I've chatted with anyone about numerous things, I get help from an expert. This last time, I...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Andrew C.
Administrator in Public Relations and Communications

Users are given dozens of options when producing a simple report, and the written explanations vary little, making it confusing as to what information will be pulled in a given report.

Cascade Strategy
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Turner C. B.
Administrator in Civic & Social Organization

I love the ease of use and how it has simplified making our strategic plan come to life. The software is second to none in terms of accessibility and ease of use.

Mavenlink
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Nathan S.
User in Information Technology and Services

The best part of the system to me is the ease of setting up projects and simultaneously logging hours with great ease. The platform allows up easy access to all logged hours as well as categorizing between billable and non-billable time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jodi J.
User in Online Media

They started out good for the price. Now their customer service is subpar, their product has not evolved well, and they are charging more. Non-responsive, non-customizable dashboard. They lock you into a contract and quote user agreement when you question...

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Videos

 

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Strategy software walkthrough and case studies

Mavenlink is a modern software platform for professional and marketing services organizations, like consulting firms, advertising agencies, and IT services firms. We transform their businesses, driving dramatically better operational execution, business agility, and financial performance.

Mavenlink is the only solution that helps services firms establish an operational system of record that facilitates their business lifecycle, including key capabilities like resource management, project management, collaboration, project accounting, and BI.

BigTime

Tracking Time & Expenses in BigTime.

Cascade Strategy

Strategy software walkthrough and case studies

Mavenlink

Mavenlink is a modern software platform for professional and marketing services organizations, like consulting firms, advertising agencies, and IT services firms. We transform their businesses, driving dramatically better operational execution, business agility, and financial performance.

Mavenlink is the only solution that helps services firms establish an operational system of record that facilitates their business lifecycle, including key capabilities like resource management, project management, collaboration, project accounting, and BI.

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