Mavenlink

Mavenlink

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4.4 out of 5 stars

Mavenlink offers a powerful combination of Project Management and Professional Services Automation (PSA) software for advanced project management, resource planning, collaboration, and financial management all in one place.

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Mavenlink review by <span>Craig &quot;Dodge&quot; L.</span>
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Used many, this one is the best

What do you like best?

I love the user interface. In running a project, it is intuitive and organized well. The software has a very impressive feature set, more so than the project management softwares I've used in the past. As an agency, we do many of the same things for multiple clients, so the project templates feature has been great to use over and over. This and other features are definitely improving our efficiency and saving us money - or at least allowing us more time to focus on the work itself. You can become a basic user pretty quickly and easily. The software is cloud-based, so it does not require installation, and updates automatically.

What do you dislike?

It is expensive. There are maybe TOO MANY navigation features and paths. There is a lot to learn to become a power user.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is on the high end of the price spectrum, in this space, but so far we feel like we are getting our money's worth.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running projects for agency clients is our primary use of Mavenlink. It has good internal (agency only) and collaborative (agency + client) capabilities.

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Mavenlink review by <span>Kristen W.</span>
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LOVE THE ORGANIZATIONAL CHARTS!!

What do you like best?

The flow charts that allow so many personalized options are unique and a life-saver. The time tracking options are also a big hit. The entire office is able to utilize multiple aspects of Mavenlink without any issue. The software is extremely user friendly and doesn't have all that added "fluff" that can get in the way at times.

What do you dislike?

Quite honestly, I cannot think of any negative aspects in reference to Mavenlink. It truly is simple to learn on your own. And it is so easy to implement as a single user or in a group setting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are in need of organizational visuals, time management analytics, and project planning metrics - this is the software you need to use!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Client work load and billing organization has become a breeze compared to what was utilized in the past.

What Project Management solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Mavenlink review by <span>Josh R.</span>
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Mavenlink: Ode to a bogged down product

What do you like best?

I honestly would say that Mavenlink is great at showing you task lists and the activity feed has had some considerable upgrade in the last year

What do you dislike?

I do honestly feel that this product is incredibly sluggish. The billing system is convoluted and the User Experience is in desperate need of some fine tuning. They only recently upgraded their comments section and you can't even edit a comment unless you click out of the task and go back to the activity feed. All in all the product just feels bloated and confused about what it truly wants to be. Billing is simply not a possibility right now because sending an invoice through the system is so painful

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are better products out there, though we are still hardpressed to find an all in one solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are attempting to solve our project management system by using a product that could easily show our developers their daily tasks without having to see information.

Mavenlink review by <span>Micquella A.</span>
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Great product, great supporting team

What do you like best?

I like that we've put resource planning somewhere easily accessible for the whole company! Before Mavenlink, we used Microsoft Project for this, and it was no where near as easy-to-use as Mavenlink. Our Senior managers' feedback on resource planning in Mavenlink has been "I can't believe we used to do this another way!"

I also really like the support we've gotten from the Mavenlink team -- whether it's getting questions answered, prioritizing potential feature enhancements, or giving feedback on the product roadmap -- I always know that our voice will be heard and considered.

What do you dislike?

Some of the gaps in functionality for project planning have been a pain point, but we found workarounds and optimized our internal training program to help. As a project manager and one of our primary Mavenlink admins, I had a lot of feedback for Mavenlink on this subject, and they listened! I'm thrilled that there's some huge enhancements coming here! Even as-is though, it's definitely usable, flexible, and still much more accessible than having separate .mpps living all over a file system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be realistic about the size of your company and the complexity of your processes when planning your Mavenlink rollout. Consider your migration needs to in-flight projects and resourcing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're solving the problem of having disconnected project plans and resource planning. We're also getting a huge boost in our reporting ability on actual project hours compared to planned!

Mavenlink review by <span>Zachary A.</span>
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Well designed and allows you to get as granular as you want.

What do you like best?

I can get extremely granular on a project or task if I want, but I don't have to. It integrates with Quickbooks extremely well. It allows my account manager and COO to dive as deeply as they want into my projects. Assigning and setting up new projects and tasks is a breeze.

What do you dislike?

So far, no way of creating a recurring scheduled task in a project. The UI is very text-heavy, it can be a bit much when trying to find something quickly if I don't know where to look already.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's designed for people who think like me, it provides excellent time tracking integration with quickbooks, and deals with a high volume of projects very smoothly. The interface is very text-heavy and the potential for granular tracking seems overwhelming until users get comfortable with it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking, recording, and predicting a high volume of consulting projects across many clients and several consultants.

Mavenlink review by <span>Jaymie C.</span>
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Mavenlink Rocks for Keeping Our Virtual Team Well Organized and Efficient

What do you like best?

The resource management feature allows us to know who is available for a next project and who might be overloaded on any given moment. It's also a great way to flag our finance team for invoicing once a project is marked as completed by our creative team.

What do you dislike?

Not really much to dislike. It's really easy to use and fast to implement. The cost is reasonable compared to its competitors as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's like having a blog page for each project your team is working on- and you can even securely add in customers so they can 'order' a project and/or watch real-time progression and provide updates. Love also the gant chart so you can show your client that if a decision or an approval is delayed-- final timeline is shifted back to xyz date. It's really a great visual and helps keep the project moving forward.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Streamlining our communications within our agency. Whenever we can move away from communicating through emails, and keeping our different drafts/files more organized and online- we can and do. Mavenlink is great for this.

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