RationalPlan

Easy to use and affordable project management software

About RationalPlan

RationalPlan Project Management Software is a powerful project management software designed to assist project managers in developing plans, allocating resources, tracking progress, managing budgets and analyzing workload. Useful for project planning, project scheduling and project tracking.

If you are working in the area of construction, engineering, services&consulting, business, software development or even working on a simple student project then you can use RationalPlan. It will help you to complete your project as scheduled, on time and within budget.

If you have projects that are interrelated that is certain tasks from one project depend on other tasks from the other projects then you should opt in for a Multi Project version. Even more... you should choose a Multi Project version if you have resources that are working in multiple projects. Otherwise the Single Project version is enough.

Here are some key reasons for using RationalPlan Project Management Software:

* manage your company's projects and share resources between them
* provides a clean way to break down your project, build schedules, allocate resources, and manage budgets
* get resources and finances under control (realistic cost estimates mechanisms, screening cash-flow time distribution for tasks and resources)
* gives you a step by step project guide that walks you through the project management process so you can lay down a project plan immediately
* different scenarios capability via multiple undo/redo levels will allow you to make changes and safely get back
* track project evolution regarding task's completion, time and costs
* brings project's critical issues to your attention

The application is covering project management area from WBS construction, project planning and scheduling to critical path management, overallocated resources detection, project and task tracking, cost estimation.

Pricing starting from:

US$4,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Key benefits of RationalPlan

Working on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and within any web browser

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian and 6 others, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

Pricing starting from:

US$4,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of RationalPlan: 57

  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Create Subtasks
  • Critical Path
  • Dashboard
  • Document Management
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • HR Management
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Parent Task
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Projections
  • Real Time Editing
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Spreadsheet View
  • Task Board View
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • To-Do List
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(98)
Value for Money
4,7/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,5/5

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Nirmal J.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Found it better than MS Project for project management!

Reviewed on 2018/02/06

I am using Rational Plan as a MS Project substitute and have greatly benefitted by all its...

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.

Pros

It is web-based and has better compatibility among different OS, it has similarbut better features than MS Project which include task and Gantt Chart features that the executives work with want to see. It integrates with Outlook, so tasks can be emailed to responsible staff. The export to PDF is great for sharing a snapshot of all the tasks in the entire project along with the Gantt Chart.

Cons

while exporting to Excel,it loses the formatting. There's no way to set up emails on tasks that are late. The main way to track tasks is by manually entering the percentage of work completed.

Response from Stand By Soft

Not sure what product you are using but in the latest version of RationalPlan Cloud it is implemented the late task notification. Just make sure it is activated from the Administration area.

Resources can also track their tasks in the My Assignments area by entering their individual actual work and the percentage completion will be automatically computed by the application.

Regarding loosing format when exporting to Excel we would appreciate some detailed feedback in order to improve it. Just drop us an email to support.

Neil A.
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Everyday essential tool

Reviewed on 2017/02/24

Rational plan has helped to transform the way that we run our manufacturing operation. Our facility...

Rational plan has helped to transform the way that we run our manufacturing operation. Our facility has a real mix of make to order and long term forecast demands being placed on equipment. There are several additional and variable constraints that make capacity planning software consistently fail. To overcome any lack of visibility from failing to plan we have found no greater tool than the simple flexibility, and ease of use that comes with Rational Plan.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

The ability to lose information when closing down

Frank K.
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  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Franklin Automation

Reviewed on 2017/02/23

We have not gotten to the point yet where we are utilizing the resource management tools, but given...

We have not gotten to the point yet where we are utilizing the resource management tools, but given that we are typically managing 3 - 4 projects at any given time this is definitely the goal. What would be most beneficial at this time is to have some way of entering and accumulating data. Currently I have to set-up project spreadsheets with all of my cost codes down the left margin and dates across the top so that I can enter time sheets and accumulate hours for each job cost code for all projects. With the accumulated sub-totals I can then update my Gantt charts on Rational plan from time to time. It would be great if I could enter this time sheet data directly into Rational Plan instead of having to create and update these summarizing spread sheets.

Pros

1. Inexpensive
2. Relatively easy to learn
3. Good customer support

Cons

1. cannot enter raw data; has no way of accumulating time in a given cost code
2. some of the options are confusing (e.g. "always keep assignment units as set" and "try to keep the work when changing resources"...what do these mean???

Response from Stand By Soft

RationalPlan can export to a spreadsheet by simplg going to File/Data export menu.
The " keep the work when changing resources" option is a Project Management option which indicate the application to recalculate duration of a task when adding resources for example so to keep the amount of work constant

Scott B.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Very Effective Project Management Tool

Reviewed on 2017/02/16

I work with a lot of different customers and am constantly importing and exporting project plans...

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.

Pros

It is a native Mac program that imports and exports MS Project files efficiently.

Cons

I have had some issues over the years with specific bugs. But to their credit, RationalPlan has always been quick to respond with a resolution to the issues. I still seem to have some issues with the printing format and how it handles logos.

Bill B.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great project management software.

Reviewed on 2018/11/20

My partner and I build large custom homes. By using RationalPlan, we can queue the subs and make...

My partner and I build large custom homes. By using RationalPlan, we can queue the subs and make the entire process go more quickly. It is a great tool, but like any tool, you have to use it. It is not magic.

Pros

Intuitive. Easy to learn. Many features (some I have not explored yet).

Cons

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.

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RationalPlan offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$4,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

RationalPlan can be used as On Premise with a one time payment or as SAAS with a monthly payment.

We do not have any information about RationalPlan features

RationalPlan has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

RationalPlan supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

RationalPlan supports the following devices:

RationalPlan integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Microsoft Project

RationalPlan offers the following support options:

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

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