Being able to anticipate is a hallmark trait of the strategic project manager. LiquidPlanner helps you stay one step ahead of the curve by allowing you to plan and prioritize hundreds of projects and track how changes to one project will impact others — as well as analyze the associated resources and risks, all within a single powerful application.
Build and manage a pipeline of pending, approved and active projects, and analyze your portfolio for insights into how project priority affects your deadlines and finish dates. With drag-and-drop prioritization at the project and task level, and cross-portfolio visibility, all stakeholders and collaborators can easily view and adjust company priorities together, if needed.
Every project involves some amount of uncertainty — but only LiquidPlanner lets you manage it. Simply estimate a realistic range of time to complete tasks, and LiquidPlanner calculates when you’re most-likely to complete your work. It takes team availability, vacations and priorities into account, so you can finally trust your schedule.
LiquidPlanner’s Resource Workload Report shows how much work is on each team member’s plate, when they’re working on it, and if they are at risk of missing a deadline. And whether you’re planning for near-term or long-term projects, resource availability, vacations, events and dependencies are automatically factored into your schedule.
LiquidPlanner timesheets are prepopulated with the work you’ve been assigned for the week and will automatically update if your tasks change. And to make life even easier, our integrated timer tracks actual time spent on tasks, so your time entries are more accurate than after-the-fact guesses.
Move projects and tasks through a Kanban-style flow — from Pending to Approved, and In Progress to Done. LiquidPlanner’s Card View allows you to run off of custom field definitions that you create, so you can build a board that works best for your unique project workflows.
Like a time machine for your project portfolio, LiquidPlanner automatically snaps a baseline of your project plan every day (or you can snap a manual baseline) so you can compare the status of your project today to any point in the past. Use baselines to understand when dates have slipped, estimates have expanded or scope has increased.
Your project workspace holds a wealth of business intelligence. In LiquidPlanner, you can create detailed, customizable high-level views to help visualize key data, and share relevant project information with workspace members, stakeholders, and external collaborators, or even manage your own work.
Data from projects often informs many other critical business decisions, and getting that source data from LiquidPlanner has never been easier. You can easily build reports that show the status of a single project or the health of your entire portfolio, including overall project performance, resource utilization, costs and profits, and so much more.
Billing and pay rates quantify the return on your team’s time investments and help you make informed decisions. When a team member submits a completed timesheet, managers can review, approve and export the timesheet for use with their billing system. And with custom activity fields for tracking, reporting and invoicing is a breeze.
In a 24-hour period, we moved the project from being over-budget and over-schedule to on-time. This was a small-scale project, and the ROI was 30 percent of the project budget. LiquidPlanner paid for its entire licensing fee in one day.
We’re pumping more work through the system, and our primary constraints have shifted from engineering to sales, meaning the only impediment to further business growth is the ability to win new orders.
In the past, handoffs between departments often resulted in unanticipated delays, even if each department had accurately scoped out its work. Today, thanks to improved visibility and communication, such issues are rare.