Here’s what actual buyers are saying

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

Sources: GetApp | G2Crowd | Gartner

Let’s look at the facts

  Project Planning

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.

CeloxisLiquid Planner
Interactive Gantt chart
Multiple resources per task
Allocate resources in hours instead of %
Advanced scheduling
FS, FF, SF & SS predecessor types
Inter-project dependencies
Critical Path
Recurring Tasks

  Project Tracking

Project tracking in Celoxis is far more comprehensive with automatic visual indicators, planned vs actual variances, and billable vs non-billable activities.

CeloxisLiquid Planner
Tracking Dashboards
Intelligent health indicators
Request an update from resources in one click
Track planned vs. actual - dates, hours and cost
Baselines and EVA
Change-request tracking
Log time and updates via email
Email alerts of important events

  Project Financials

Financial Management in LiquidPlanner is devoid of projections and forecasting, which is essential to successfully running large projects and portfolios.

CeloxisLiquid Planner
Cost estimation
Cost tracking & forecasting
Revenue estimation
Revenue tracking & forecasting
Flexible billing models
Milestone-based billing
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.

CeloxisLiquid Planner
Project request queue
Project prioritization
Demand management
Portfolio analysis
Portfolio dashboards

  Resource Management

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.

CeloxisLiquid Planner
Resources in different locations or shifts
Holidays and exceptions
Reporting manager
Virtual users
Support for external consultants
Cross-project workload chart
Planned vs. actual utilization
Job roles
Capacity planning

  Collaboration

With Celoxis your clients and teams have plenty of ways to communicate and stay informed.

CeloxisLiquid Planner
@ mentions
Comment on tasks, issues and other work items
File attachments
Version control
Online discussions
Client portal
Participate via email

  Time Tracking

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.

CeloxisLiquid Planner
Weekly timesheets
Inbuilt timers
Log time via email
Log time for another user
Incomplete timesheets automation
Multi-level approval workflow
Automatic approvals
1-Click approvals

  Risk Management

CeloxisLiquid Planner
Organization & project risk registers
Qualify risks
Custom risk parameters
Risk assesment
Escalation rules

  Issue & Bug Tracking

CeloxisLiquid Planner
Customizable workflow
Escalation rules
Log time
Kanban view

  Expense Tracking

CeloxisLiquid Planner
Billable and non-billable expenses
Custom expense codes
Online approval
File attachments to expenses (e.g. Receipts)
Reimbursible flag

  Analytics & Reporting

LiquidPlanner does not offer the flexibility and power of custom reporting in comparison to Celoxis.

CeloxisLiquid Planner
Cross-project reporting
Dynamic filters
Drill-down charts
Reporting on custom fields including formula fields.
Trend charts
Automatically email reports

  Integrations

CeloxisLiquid Planner
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Excel
Zapier
Google Drive
Quick Books Online
API
Salesforce
iCal
LDAP
Single Sign-On

  Security

Celoxis provides comprehensive role and project-based security, so you can exactly control what your users can see.

CeloxisLiquid Planner
Workspace
Role-based permissions
Project-level overrides

  Deployment

CeloxisLiquid Planner
Cloud (SaaS)
On-Premise

Pricing


LiquidPlanner


$ 69

Monthly/User (with Annual Subscription)


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.

Robert Banciu, PMO Director, Intergroup Engineering

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