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About Mavenlink

Mavenlink is for advanced project management, task collaboration, resource allocation, work management and professional services automation.
Mavenlink offers superior visibility into every aspect of user's business and projects. 'Mavenlink Premier' is advanced software that helps businesses gain profitability by integrating all the needs of a professional services organization.
All project-specific collaboration, file sharing and communication is visible only to users invited to participate in those projects, allowing administrators to choose which users have access to certain areas.

About JIRA

JIRA is a project management software, designed to help organizations capture, assign, and set priorities to their work. It allows its users to manage the entire process of application development, from concept creation to launch. It's simple, intuitive interface enables collaboration with teammates and allows them to get the job done in an effective manner.

Team members can use JIRA to plan, track, and release developed software. It enables them to create user stories and issues, plan sprints, and assign tasks to team members. Plus, JIRA offers real-time, visual data reports to boost team performance.

With JIRA, there's no shortage of ways to stay in the loop. Whether to receive updates via email, chat, or by checking in on a mobile device.

About Forecast

Forecast is a full-scale project and resource management solution that grows out to a complete suite of great functionalities. It unites project management, resource planning, team collaboration, finance, and reporting under one roof, bringing the power of AI to automate administrative tasks. It's a robust alternative to point project management solutions used in professional service organizations.

Perfect for companies of 50+ employees who want the full project portfolio and resource overview, in one software.

  • More predictable and accurate project proposals 
  • Better planning and analysis with Insights & Reporting
  • Stronger Business decisions supported by AI 
  • Flexible resource management with Project and Task Allocations
  • Efficient Task and Time Management
  • Actionable Insights into Project Profitability with cost, revenue and profit updated in real time

Features

  • API
  • Billing/Invoicing
  • Budgeting
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Time Management
  • Resource Management

Features

  • API
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • External Integrations
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management

Features

  • API
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contact Sharing
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Gantt Charts
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Scheduling
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Travel Management
  • Time Management
  • Resource Management
  • Collaboration Support

Summary

  • Financial Management: Accurately track time and expenses, bill and invoice, and integrate with QuickBooks.

  • Timeline Management: Instant Gantt Charts show project timeline and indicate scope of project, keeping you on task for project delivery.

  • Resource Management: Assign and allocate team members to projects, and use utilization reports to identify team member availability.

  • Analytics and Reporting Capabilities: Analyze revenue and margin projections with margin analysis features, work-in-progress reports, and job cost projections.

  • Advanced Project Management: Collaborate better with team members and clients using activity feeds, task tracker, file sharing and status updates.

Summary

  • Monitoring Activity Streams & Dashboards: Providing up-to-date information on everything happening in the project.

  • Remote Issue Links: Linking user issues to another JIRA instance or to external applications.

  • Shares & Mentions: Ability to share an issue, instead of copying a link, and send it to someone using another application.

  • Custom Workflow: The workflow is the most powerful feature. It controls how a team interacts with JIRA, making sure everyone is familiar with it.

  • Custom Fields: There are selectable lists, check boxes, user pickers and more set-up fields.

  • JIRA's built-in reports: Make it easy to stay up-to-date on projects and progress.

Summary

  • Project Portfolio Management with machine-learning capabilities

  • Real-time automatically generated reports on both project-, and business level

  • Predictable, and profitable agile / scrum and waterfall projects

  • Easy to use

  • Live chat support

  • Cloud-based

  • Real-time reports & insights

  • Task Management

  • Scheduling & employee utilization

  • Budget

Pricing

  • Credit card required: No
  • Teams: $19/month for 5 users.
    Professional: $29/month per user.
    Premier: Pricing on request.

Pricing

  • Credit card required: No
  • For projects: $10/mo
    For development: $20/mo
    For service desk: from $20/mo

Pricing

Pro

$49.00
per seat/month billed annually
Included in plan:
  • AI Work Automation
  • Project & Portfolio Management
  • Resource Management
  • Team collaboration
  • Time Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Premium Integrations
  • Finance & Billing
  • Retainer Management

Lite

$29.00
per seat/month billed annually
Included in plan:
  • AI Work Automation
  • Project & Portfolio Management
  • Resource Management
  • Team collaboration
  • Time Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Integrations

FAQs

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Top industries that use Mavenlink include advertising/marketing, management consulting, IT services, graphic design, architectural and engineering.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • It is generally used for project management and task collaboration.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Mac, Windows, Web-based, Mobile Web App.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • They offer multi-user projects and workspaces.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • This service is commonly used in tandem with Google Apps.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Mavenlink integrates with multiple other platforms like Google, Salesforce, Jira, and more - so a user's business can work the way it needs in order to be successful.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: Email, FAQ, Forums, Instructional Videos, Knowledge base, Live chat

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Mavenlink’s API provides easy access to most of the data model. Most internal Mavenlink development is performed on top of the public API. The Mavenlink API supports the OAuth 2 authorization model for secure, user-based access.

FAQs

    Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • By design JIRA can only have 1 user at a time for a given issue, but allows multiple user assignment. For instance:

    • Managing Issues via a Queue
    • Managing Issues via Group Ownership
    • Managing Issues via a User Account
    • Managing Issue via Sub-Tasks
  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Jira integrates with other apps, like Atlassian Confluence, FishEye/Crucible, Bamboo, Tempo’s project and portfolio management solutions.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Jira does offer an API.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • The main users of JIRA are software and mobile app teams and project managers.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is generally used to track issues and bugs related to the team's software and mobile apps, but is also used for project management.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • JIRA is a pure Java-based application, and supports Oracle JDK / JRE (formerly Sun JDK / JRE).

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • It does offer tech support, answers, and a knowledge base for users.

FAQs

    Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • The whole company is welcome in Forecast. Invite your team members and see the value of having everything connected in one platform.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • The biggest segment consists of Project--based companies that needs a resource an project management platform to optimize their utilization, profitability and drive business performance. The companies often work with agile and waterfall projects. Though, we do also see other types of businesses joining in, incl. organizations and universities.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Forecast can be used alone or together with the existing tools you already use. Have your developers work in Jira, and run the project in Forecast. Or run your projects and integrate Quickbooks for a better understanding of the profitability of your projects. Forecast is easy to integrate, just let us know if you are missing an integration, we might have it in the pipeline.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • There is a full-featured support guide available on the website, and a live chat support ready to help with any questions you might have.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Planning, estimating, and running agile / scrum and waterfall projects. Full-featured with work-breakdown, backlog, storyboard, taskboard and real-time reports. Scheduling, employee utilization, etc. is also nicely integrated and included in the software.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Web-app, running directly in your browser.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Yes, you can read more about all our Apps & Integrations on our website. If you are missing your favorite tool, then don't hesitate to reach out. It might already be in the pipeline.

Vendor Information

Founded:
2008
Based in:
Irvine
Employees:
201-500
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Vendor Information

Founded:
2002
Based in:
Sydney
Employees:
1001-5000
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Vendor Information

Founded:
-
Based in:
Copenhagen K
Employees:
11-50
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Other

Who uses Mavenlink
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
serves English speaking countries

Other

Who uses JIRA
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese, Italian, French, English, German, Danish, Czech
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other

Who uses Forecast
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English, Danish, Spanish, French
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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