LiquidPlanner product overview
LiquidPlanner is a project management software that uses intelligent, resource-driven scheduling technology to help teams do their best work. This cloud-based platform enables organizations to achieve goals with confidence. It predicts work completion, allowing high-performing teams to schedule, track, and manage collaborative work.
LiquidPlanner is ideal for teams looking to prioritize, predict, and perform beyond expectations. It aligns people, projects, and priorities to ensure the right individuals are working on the right things at the right time. The software has specific features for IT teams, project managers, professional services, development teams, and marketing teams. It delivers the project needs of both small businesses and large enterprises.
The solution includes integrated applications for portfolio management, document management, project collaboration, resource management, time tracking, and budgeting.
Pros of LiquidPlanner
- LiquidPlanner has a predictive scheduling engine that continuously adapts to change and lets teams forecast work fulfillment.
- Teams can eliminate overload and increase utilization with the platform’s automatic resource-leveling across projects.
Cons of LiquidPlanner
- It has a steep learning curve.
- Some users commented that its mobile version offers limited capabilities.
Breakdown of core features
The platform uses ranged estimates for capturing, viewing, and managing uncertainty. It utilizes best-case – worst-case estimates to feed the predictive scheduling engine. This calculates the forecasted completion window.
LiquidPlanner has built-in time tracking capabilities. It automatically records changes and adjusts schedules in real-time. Moreover, it allows teams to see farther into the future and know where the time goes.
Users can leverage data-driven insights to improve performance and support key decisions in the project portfolio. The solution surfaces actionable insights to drive decisions at the right time. It also provides the Schedule Insights feature for calling out plan progress, risk, and workload.
LiquidPlanner’s scheduling engine runs Monte Carlo simulations on the whole portfolio while respecting constraints like prioritization, dependencies, target dates, and team member availability. This results in a living schedule that visualizes risk and lets teams optimize workload while never over-loading anyone.
(Last updated on 02/02/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)