Who Uses Mavenlink?

Mavenlink is ideal for professional services businesses, especially in the marketing, advertising, public relations, architecture, engineering, IT services, and management consulting.

What Is Mavenlink?

Mavenlink transforms your business by uniting project management, collaboration, time tracking, resource management, and project financials all in one place. Users experience better operational execution, greater business agility, and improved financial performance. With Mavenlink, your team gets the insights they need to deliver projects more predictably and profitably. Named leading project management solution by Gartner. "Mavenlink is my go-to for project management" - Forbes

Mavenlink Details

Mavenlink

http://www.mavenlink.com

Founded 2008

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
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Mavenlink pricing overview

Mavenlink has a free version and offers a free trial.


Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Mavenlink Features

  • Campaign Management
  • Collaboration
  • Document Management
  • File Sharing
  • Project Management
  • Task Management
  • Time Tracking

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  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing

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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Capacity Monitoring
  • Colour Coding
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Drag & Drop
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Progress Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Templates

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  • Billing & Invoicing
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  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Document Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Generation
  • Quote Management
  • Resource Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking

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  • Agile Methodologies
  • Budget Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customisable Templates
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Resource Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies

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  • Task Management
  • Template Management
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  • Change Management
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  • Dashboard
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  • Project Planning
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  • Requirements Management
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  • Task Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking

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  • Collaboration
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • Live Chat
  • Meeting Management
  • Remote Access
  • Remote Support
  • Softphone
  • Task Management
  • Time Zone Tracking
  • Video Chat
  • Web Conferencing

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  • Search/Filter
  • Skills Tracking
  • Utilisation Reporting

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  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Employee Database
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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  • Activity Tracking
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  • Expense Tracking
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  • Reimbursement Management
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  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Document Management
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Mobile Access
  • No-Code
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Configuration

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Mavenlink Reviews

Showing 5 of 368 reviews

Overall
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4.3/5
Features
4.1/5
Value for Money
4/5
Mike C.
Project Manager
Marketing & Advertising, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/10/2019

"Awesome platform that's only getting better"

Comments: Overall, using Mavenlink has been great - it has made a very positive impact on day-to-day functions as a business. I would recommend it highly to agencies for its flexibility and extensive functionality to manage resources and projects.

Pros: The reporting functionality Mavenlink offers is extensive and has enabled us to get much better visibility to our project, program, portfolio and resourcing data. Which in turn has allowed us to set/adjust our KPI/KRIs and better inform business decisions with the data we have available. In using Mavenlink how it's meant to be used, not only have we improved our business practices but our PMO has gained valuable insight into important aspects of the business that were previously siloed. The fact that Mavenlink actually continues to improve its platform based on user feedback is a massive plus, as new functionality becomes available to better utilize the platform.

Cons: There are some small (very small in most cases) problems we have with some functionality i.e. the naming/categorization of metrics in the reporting suite could be clearer, when approving/rejecting timesheets, adding a comment to a specific entry would be preferable, rather than the comment being published to all entries.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/10/2019
Mackenzie P.
Associate Project Manager
Public Relations & Communications, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 8/08/2019

"A steep learning curve"

Comments: Mavenlink is not a bad service. it does keep everything you need to manage a project in one place, as well as help you track hours spent on various tasks within projects and organize a timeline. It is somewhat difficult to use and difficult to learn how to use - I don't find it very user friendly or intuitive. I'm still getting over this learning curve, since I'm new to using the software, and will likely find that it becomes easier over time. At least I really hope it does.

Pros: Mavenlink is a great way to keep track of everything you need for multiple projects across various areas. Budget burn is clear to see, it's easy enough to add and message people on a project. Easy enough to track time, develop timelines, break projects down into tasks, etc. Good for very type A people who like to extremely organize everything.

Cons: It creates a lot of work for project managers. A lot goes into designing a project and filling it out, which is very time consuming. There is also a steep learning curve, especially if you are adapting to Mavenlink after being used to different systems. The trainings were somewhat helpful, but long, boring and repetitive. While it does keep everything in one place, it is difficult to adapt to using it where you would have used email, Skype messenger, google docs, etc. especially if you're working with colleagues who are not so technologically savvy.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 8/08/2019
Kaneesha S.
Senior Producer
Marketing & Advertising, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 9/09/2020

"A tool that encompasses meany features and functions"

Comments: It's a work in progress, there's a world in Mavenlink still to discover and we're hoping to get there one day! It's still one of the best tools out there, in comparison

Pros: The product is easy to use, and it provides capabilities that with the right onboarder, can implement the tool strategically into the company, to meet the companies needs.

Cons: With a tool this sophicasticated I think the integration team could provide more support, without a cost attached to it. With the price tag, the team is forced to learn it and integrate it themselves which in turn results in improper use of the tool. Project management function, it's tedious and doesn't provide the support needed. There is room for improvement here.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 9/09/2020
Josh R.
Project Manager
Computer Software, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    1/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    4/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/11/2017

"One of the weaker project management tools out there. I wouldn't recommend this product."

Comments: The ability to see my project list at a glance, although this product is plagued with poor support and ultra slow development.

Pros: The UI is simple to use most of the time. It's easy to see your projects listed out, even though the organization tools are pretty weak.

Cons: The software is slow. Updates happen at a snails pace. Our team worked directly with the development team at Mavenlink and their process is just plain slow. The program is bogged down and sluggish. It lacks sub-tasks beyond 5 layers, the estimating feature is a joke and they only just recently implemented a basic WYSIWYG in the activity section. You also can't undo activity unless you go back to the feed. Talk to PMs who actually use this product!

Vendor Response

by Mavenlink on 18/12/2017

Thank you for your insight and feedback regarding your experience. We have forwarded your feedback to our product team and will continue to strive to do better. Your CSM has reached out out to you to learn more and continue to advocate on your behalf, regarding these product enhancements and all your concerns. We look forward to continue to working closely with you regarding your experience. Have a nice day and happy holidays.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/11/2017
Guy S.
Project Manager
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/06/2020

"Excellent User Interface"

Pros: Project task management is a huge improvement over our legacy product. The user interface and the various task types have made this my go-to tool, no longer needing MS Project on the side to replicate our task tracking efforts. I like that Mavenlink has included issues into their task types, not just tasks and milestones. Best of all is the user interface to make changes in the GANTT view and for contributors to self-assign a task and log time to it. As a PM, I am spending far less time making in task management activities, instead able to monitor what others have permission to do on their own.

Cons: Still waiting for the golden feature of copy/paste similar tasks to save me even more time.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/06/2020