Meisterplan

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Resource Management Software for the Portfolio Level

About Meisterplan

Meisterplan is a people-centric portfolio management and resource management solution to coordinate people across teams and initiatives, whether the work is traditional, agile or hybrid.

It combines interactive visual capacity planning with the most important features for project portfolio management. Lean and intuitive, Meisterplan facilitates portfolio-level decision-making on priorities, timing, allocations and capacities, creating unparalleled visibility and alignment.

With Meisterplan, portfolio priorities can be identified at a glance, providing a clear course of action in line with overall strategy. On the same token, priority-based planning makes sure new portfolio additions are realistic and feasible.

In maintaining a reliable overview of employee availability and capacity, users can assign employees to the most pressing projects based on their skills. Real-time scenario simulations help prepare project or resource managers to react quickly to changes. All of this facilitates the early identification and resolution of resource conflicts and bottlenecks.

With the interactive Portfolio Designer, the project portfolio can be analyzed and evaluated in real time thanks to integrated pivot reports and diagrams. Extended analysis options are also available in the Reporting API. Comparisons between KPIs in the portfolio plan and actuals provide decision-makers with the most relevant data for taking action.

Users can decide for themselves whether they maintain their data directly in Meisterplan or import it into Meisterplan from other applications, made possible by numerous integrations, connectors, APIs and Quick Import.

Meisterplan is already used by a diverse array of companies across industries, organizational setups and working methods. Main users include portfolio managers, resource managers, team leads or unit leads, project managers and product owners, as well as team members and executives.

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Key benefits of Meisterplan

- Portfolio Perspective: No unnecessary details. Meisterplan focuses on the portfolio layer, reduces complexity and time to value.
- Simple Resource Management: With Meisterplan, managing resources is as easy as copy and paste, import and export - it is made for flexible resource and capacity planning.
- Collaborative: All roles benefit from collaborating on a joint plan, based on a common source of truth.
- Resource demand overview: Clear overview of the team's capacity, allocations and demands.
- Confident allocation of resources: Staff every important project with the best people available.
- Resolve resource conflicts: Collaborate with others to resolve resource conflicts quickly and easy.
- Reliable commitments: Simulation of what-if scenarios to ensure feasibility of the entire portfolio.
- Planning with just enough data: Staff projects with roles for a rough plan or assign individual resources for something more concrete.
- Executives stay informed: Easily know and report on how capacity is used across the organization.


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4.5/5
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4.6/5
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Bredon
Bredon
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Nothing else like it for the money

Reviewed on 2017/07/13

Pros

Meisterplan filled a significant gap for us in understanding how we are utilizing our capacity. We now have a much better idea when we need to either say no to new projects or adjust timelines and team members assigned to projects. We use a couple of other project management tools, but nothing that gives us a high-level view of things like this. It brought our stress level down to manageable levels.

Cons

Meisterplan is a very complex, feature-packed tool. This steepens the learning curve on the user interface a little bit. However, I think it is the easiest to use of any of the tools I've been exposed to. At a fraction of the price of many enterprise-level tools, I'm not complaining.

Thomas
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  • Industry: Utilities
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Everyday a Meisterplan Day

Reviewed on 2017/02/22

Thanks to the simplicity of the product and its excellent usability the Project Portfolio Process...

Thanks to the simplicity of the product and its excellent usability the Project Portfolio Process PPM was wholistically optimized and strategic decisioning for projects ensured. Eager to further enhance maturity of PPM with Future releases of the Product.

ROGERIO
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It was good.

Reviewed on 2015/09/19

You should increase language and browser compatibilista in order to get more customers.

You should increase language and browser compatibilista in order to get more customers.

Response from itdesign

Thank you for your comments. With our future releases, we will increase the number of officially supported browsers and languages.

Anton
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  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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Best product for portfolio management with resource bottleneck

Reviewed on 2017/03/07

I've chosen Meisterplan among 50+ PM tools due to easy-to-use resource allocation and project...

I've chosen Meisterplan among 50+ PM tools due to easy-to-use resource allocation and project aligning features. Most suitable for high-level roadmap planning having limited resources for project development.

Thomas
Thomas
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
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Only Option in it's class

Reviewed on 2015/07/23

This is the only tool I've found that gives us the insight we need to make important decisions...

This is the only tool I've found that gives us the insight we need to make important decisions about when to start projects and when to hire. If you operate staffing for an agency you'll know that it can be difficult to determine exactly how many people of any given role you'll need 3-6-12 months out. This tool can help you align your hiring needs with your sales pipeline. Help you to determine when to pull the trigger with clients as well as new hires. The insight this tool provides has proven invaluable to our organization.

Pros

The only tool in it's class that provides capacity planning and projections to help coordinate hiring and sales leads.

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Meisterplan offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$13.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Meisterplan offers three different software editions. Basic Edition: - from $640 / month - Includes the features needed for multi-team resource management. - 50 resources included - Unlimited users Pro Edition: - from $850 / month - All features needed for strategy-driven portfolio management and capacity planning. - 50 resources included - Unlimited users Premium Edition: - from $2710 / month - All the features from Pro, plus enterprise-level customer success features and services. - 50 resources included - Unlimited users Each edition has opportunities to purchase additional resources and consulting services. Check out our website for more information.

Meisterplan has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Meisterplan supports the following languages:

English, French, German

Meisterplan supports the following devices:

Meisterplan integrates with the following applications:

Jira, Looker, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Automate, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Project, Qlik Sense, ServiceNow, Smartsheet, Tableau, Zapier

Meisterplan offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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