Celoxis rates higher for IT Program Management than LiquidPlanner
Celoxis ranks higher for Portfolio and Resource Management than LiquidPlanner
Celoxis has more comprehensive Reporting Services than LiquidPlanner
Celoxis is much more versatile than LiquidPlanner
Celoxis is easier to use than LiquidPlanner
Celoxis has better and more intuitive Time Tracking capabilities than LiquidPlanner
Celoxis has an higher rate of adoption than LiquidPlanner
Celoxis has better security and access management than LiquidPlanner
Celoxis is more flexible and customizable than LiquidPlanner
Celoxis rates higher for ease of setup and administration than LiquidPlanner
Celoxis outperforms LiquidPlanner in Quality of Support
LiquidPlanner requires more time to go live (months) than Celoxis
LiquidPlanner follows an unconventional priority-based scheduling that requires a fair bit of learning curve, especially for seasoned Project Managers. Managers love their WBS and transforming it into an LP schedule can be a nightmare. Users have also complained that it does not allow flexibility in the schedule and tying them to the rigidity of what the schedule dictates they should be doing.
|Interactive Gantt chart
|Multiple resources per task
|Allocate resources in hours instead of %
|FS, FF, SF & SS predecessor types
Project tracking in Celoxis is far more comprehensive with automatic visual indicators, planned vs actual variances, and billable vs non-billable activities.
|Intelligent health indicators
|Request an update from resources in one click
|Track planned vs. actual - dates, hours and cost
|Baselines and EVA
|Log time and updates via email
|Email alerts of important events
Financial Management in LiquidPlanner is devoid of projections and forecasting, which is essential to successfully running large projects and portfolios.
|Cost tracking & forecasting
|Revenue tracking & forecasting
|Flexible billing models
|Track KPIs like cashflow, profit & margin
Portfolio Management (PPM)
LiquidPlanner’s definition of Project Portfolio Management is simply a cross-project report rolled up by client. It does not provide for any strategic PPM.
|Project request queue
Because of its priority-based scheduling and “always-on” automatic resource leveling approach to project management, LiquidPlanner lacks some crucial elements to resource management. With LiquidPlanner scaling up on number of resources and projects could be a major challenge without these capabilities.
|Resources in different locations or shifts
|Holidays and exceptions
|Support for external consultants
|Cross-project workload chart
|Planned vs. actual utilization
With Celoxis your clients and teams have plenty of ways to communicate and stay informed.
|Comment on tasks, issues and other work items
|Participate via email
LiquidPlanner only provides the basic ticks for time tracking. As the number of projects and tasks increase, one would find it increasingly difficult to keep up with just those basic capabilities.
|Log time via email
|Log time for another user
|Incomplete timesheets automation
|Multi-level approval workflow
|Organization & project risk registers
|Custom risk parameters
Issue & Bug Tracking
|Billable and non-billable expenses
|Custom expense codes
|File attachments to expenses (e.g. Receipts)
Analytics & Reporting
LiquidPlanner does not offer the flexibility and power of custom reporting in comparison to Celoxis.
|Reporting on custom fields including formula fields.
|Automatically email reports
|Quick Books Online
Celoxis provides comprehensive role and project-based security, so you can exactly control what your users can see.
Implementing Celoxis raised our productivity by almost 50% and also made our work much easier. We now have a clear picture of all projects, their resource loads, documents and expenses for each projects. Also the efficiency between people from different departments working on a project has improved because they have better communication and an efficient working environment.