Parallax vs RationalPlan

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

Parallax

Category: Project Management Tool
Industries: Business, Marketing, Communication

Pricing

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RationalPlan

Category: Project Management Tool
Industries: Marketing, Business, Fianncial

Pricing

Cloud Beginner

$4.00

Per Month

Cloud Master

$12.00

Per Month

Cloud Production

$19.00

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Parallax reviews

Overall, it's an improvement over Forecast (our previous tool), but performance and ease of use are somewhat prohibitive to rolling this out to the rest of the team for heavier adoption. Despite having so many users, only a few of the people on the team have been able to really use the tools effectively without intensive onboarding.

- Joseph W. Technology Director

The Parallax team is really nice, and I'm rooting for them! I think that in order to be more useful, we could use better communication around release notes (or some expectations about when/what type of communication we can expect). Sometimes I crack it open and there are new features that I find myself needing to learn on the fly. Cool to have new features (and mostly I really can figure them out) but some closing of those loops would be helpful.

- Vanessa S. Head of Client Strategy

I can already see the benefits of adding the Parallax system to our team. It will be very impactful for quick reporting and real-time data. The ramp-up to get the data in was really rough and my expectation was there would be a dedicated team on the Parallax side to help make the ramp-up easier. There was high-level guidance provided but not many proactive "best practices" based on AG's contracts until I brought them to meetings. Have a more standard approach to evaluating company's contracts and how you can easily add them to Parallax would help go-forward

- Robert R. Sr. Manager

RationalPlan reviews

I am using Rational Plan as a MS Project substitute and have greatly benefitted by all its features. It helped me manage the tasks better.

- Nirmal J. Assistant Manager

I work with a lot of different customers and am constantly importing and exporting project plans (converting from MS Project). RationalPlan allows me to effectively and efficiently work with the plans in this mixed environment. I find it an essential tool for my business.

- Scott B. Senior Architect

I have not figured out how to have a couple of projects open at the same time. Also have not figured out how to sort entries.

- Bill B. Principal, VP/COO

Pros & cons

Parallax

Pros
Great team to work with, strong future for the software
We didn't want to sacrifice user satisfaction for the new functionality
The Parallax team has been enthusiastic and helpful
Parallax has helped us break away from spreadsheet -based talent planning
It's more stable and reliable than our prior approach and promises to support us well as we grow
The team is amazing, the software is amazing, I literally can't recommend this enough
This is head and shoulders about its competition."

Cons
The URLs don't capture the state of the interface you're looking at (different insight views, date ranges, etc.), making them useless to bookmark and copy/paste to other people
This is made more complicated because URLs can't be bookmarked or copy/pasted to coworkers
The URLs change periodically, which makes them useless to bookmark
Often defaults to views based on quarter and I have to repeat efforts to set my filters
When the team and project sizes get larger, this becomes a problem
There are so many things & options, all in not so obvious locations
Graphs & tables do not have consistent colors across the board and it is hard to locate a key for what everything means."

RationalPlan

Pros
It is a very powerful tool for individual to medium sized schedule management and WBS management
A wonderful point can be modified very smoothly and can be done very smoothly
I've been using RationalPlan-Single for close to 6 years now, and am still a huge fan
I also like the budget/cost features
I also love the controlling feature and work tracking features
I must add that the support team has been ultra responsive when help is needed."

Cons
Currently all I can send is PDF files and sometimes it is hard for them to read
As with all project planning programs I have tried my only complaint is with the printouts
Needs a "facelift", needs to be refreshed, make it more "interactive" (drag and drop functionality)
As a small business, the cost of MS Project is difficult to justify."

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