Meisterplan

Project Portfolio and Capacity Planning Software

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Meisterplan Overview

What is Meisterplan?

Meisterplan is a cloud-based project portfolio management and resource management software. See resource availability and capacity, gain visibility into projects, prioritize and align project portfolios to strategies, and generate real-time scenario simulations with Meisterplan.

With Meisterplan, users will gain an understanding of the overall project portfolio and resource management across the organization. Meisterplan helps users find the optimal mix of projects with the right people and the best timing as well as ensuring that projects are aligned to strategy, enabling better decision-making and successful business outcomes.

Users will gain transparency into resource availability and capacity, so that they can match the right people to the highest priorities. With scenario simulations, businesses will be able to quickly react to any changes that arise and adapt resource plans in real-time.

Meisterplan Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$349,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

- Packages: starting at $349/month for 1-25 resources, up to $9,000/month for 4,000-5,000 resources.

- Enterprise packages are available on request for 5,000+ resources. Contact Meisterplan for more information.

- All prices based on annual payment.


Meisterplan Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English, French, German

Media

Project portfolio management
Allocation cost tracking
Portfolio designer settings
Meisterplan video Meisterplan video Meisterplan screenshot: Project portfolio management Meisterplan screenshot: Allocation cost tracking Meisterplan screenshot: Portfolio designer settings

Meisterplan Reviews

Meisterplan Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
26

Very good
9

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,6
97% recommended this app
Bredon J.

Nothing else like it for the money


Thomas W.

Everyday a Meisterplan Day

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 S.

It was good.

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


Thomas M.

Only Option in it's class

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.


Verified Reviewer

Meisterplan simplified our resource management

Meisterplan is a great tool to streamline your complete resource management and save you lots of planning hours and avoid misunderstandings. It's super easy to use, has an intuitive interface and many interfaces to exisiting planning tools so you do not need to enter data twice.


Bredon J.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Nothing else like it for the money

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/07/13
Review Source: GetApp

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.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Thomas W.
Industry: Utilities

Everyday a Meisterplan Day

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/02/22
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Rogerio S.

It was good.

Reviewed on 2015/09/19
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Customer Support

Thomas M.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Only Option in it's class

Reviewed on 2015/07/23
Review Source: GetApp

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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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Management Consulting
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Meisterplan simplified our resource management

Reviewed on 2015/10/28
Review Source: GetApp

Meisterplan is a great tool to streamline your complete resource management and save you lots of planning hours and avoid misunderstandings. It's super easy to use, has an intuitive interface and many interfaces to exisiting planning tools so you do not need to enter data twice.

Pros

You always see the current allocation of your resources and with simple drag-and-drop you move projects and recognize the changes for your resources and financials

Cons

The planning of part-time resources could be improved

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User recommendation
8,9/10
Based on 36 user ratings
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Meisterplan Pricing

Meisterplan Pricing

Starting from
US$349,00/month
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

- Packages: starting at $349/month for 1-25 resources, up to $9,000/month for 4,000-5,000 resources.

- Enterprise packages are available on request for 5,000+ resources. Contact Meisterplan for more information.

- All prices based on annual payment.

- Packages: starting at $349/month for 1-25 resources, up to $9,000/month for 4,000-5,000 resources.

- Enterprise packages are available on request for 5,000+ resources. Contact Meisterplan for more information.

- All prices based on annual payment.

Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 36 user ratings
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Meisterplan Features

Meisterplan Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Features
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Additional information for Meisterplan

Additional information for Meisterplan

Key features of Meisterplan

  • "What if" scenarios
  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Availability indicator
  • Benefit/revenue budget
  • Budget tracking
  • Business goals
  • Business intelligence
  • Business scenarios
  • CA PPM integration
  • Capacity simulation
  • Capex budegt
  • Categorization
  • Charting
  • Communication management
  • Cost and benefits
  • Custom fields
  • Data import/export
  • Data visualization
  • Delivery tracking
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Excel integration
  • Expense tracking
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial management
  • Gantt charts
  • Goal setting / tracking
  • Graphical data presentation
  • KPI and Tableau integration
  • MS Project integration
  • Milestone tracking
  • Opex budget
  • Planning tools
  • Portfolio management
  • Portfolio scoring
  • Prioritizing
  • Program management
  • Project budgeting
  • Project management
  • Project portfolio planning
  • Project templates
  • Project tracking
  • Projections
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Resource management
  • Resource simulation
  • Resource skills
  • Resource staffing
  • Resource utilization
  • Role-based permissions
  • Scenario planning
  • Template management
  • Third party integration
  • User activity monitoring
  • User rights management

Benefits

  • Create achievable plans that put your resources in the center of your project portfolio. Gain the ability to set true priorities so that you are clear on what can and cannot get done. Productively collaborate across teams, departments and locations with smooth integrations, global scenario planning and clear and concise reporting.

  • Resource Management benefits: Quickly react to new challenges, spot and resolve resource bottlenecks and easily simulate changes to resource utilization with a simple drag-and-drop. Visualize your entire organization's staffing situation including transparency into other departments on a need to know basis.

  • Project Portfolio Management benefits: Ensure that you are working on the right projects, by aligning your entire project portfolio to your corporate strategy. Share the project portfolio planning with key people by creating integrated sub-portfolios. Easily keep track of your budgets and observe in real-time the financial impact of changes made to projects, resources and the portfolio as a whole.

  • Collaborative Planning benefits include: Smooth integrations across other project systems, enterprise PPMs, reporting systems and data sources. Interactive and integrated scenario planning across the organization ensures that all key managers and executives have the right (and the same) information at their fingertips.

  • Meisterplan FAQs

    Meisterplan FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Meisterplan.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Meisterplan offer?

    Meisterplan offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$349,00/month

    Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    - Packages: starting at $349/month for 1-25 resources, up to $9,000/month for 4,000-5,000 resources. - Enterprise packages are available on request for 5,000+ resources. Contact Meisterplan for more information. - All prices based on annual payment.

    Q. What are the main features of Meisterplan?

    Meisterplan offers the following features:

    • "What if" scenarios
    • Activity dashboard
    • Activity management
    • Activity tracking
    • Availability indicator
    • Benefit/revenue budget
    • Budget tracking
    • Business goals
    • Business intelligence
    • Business scenarios
    • CA PPM integration
    • Capacity simulation
    • Capex budegt
    • Categorization
    • Charting
    • Communication management
    • Cost and benefits
    • Custom fields
    • Data import/export
    • Data visualization
    • Delivery tracking
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Excel integration
    • Expense tracking
    • Financial analysis
    • Financial management
    • Gantt charts
    • Goal setting / tracking
    • Graphical data presentation
    • KPI and Tableau integration
    • MS Project integration
    • Milestone tracking
    • Opex budget
    • Planning tools
    • Portfolio management
    • Portfolio scoring
    • Prioritizing
    • Program management
    • Project budgeting
    • Project management
    • Project portfolio planning
    • Project templates
    • Project tracking
    • Projections
    • Real time analytics
    • Real time data
    • Resource management
    • Resource simulation
    • Resource skills
    • Resource staffing
    • Resource utilization
    • Role-based permissions
    • Scenario planning
    • Template management
    • Third party integration
    • User activity monitoring
    • User rights management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Meisterplan?

    Meisterplan has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Meisterplan support?

    Meisterplan supports the following languages:

    English, French, German

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Meisterplan offer?

    Meisterplan has the following pricing plans:

    One Time License, Subscription

    Q. Does Meisterplan support mobile devices?

    Meisterplan supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Meisterplan integrate with?

    Meisterplan integrates with the following applications:

    Jira, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power BI, ServiceNow, Smartsheet, Smartsheet, Tableau, Zapier

    Q. What level of support does Meisterplan offer?

    Meisterplan offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials