Online Project Management Software Price Comparison (Part Two)
As a follow up to our Online Project Management Software Price Comparison (Part One), here is a price comparison of "pay-per-user" online project management software. For these options, you pay per user per month. You get Unlimited Projects and Storage Space (up to the plan limit). You can add more users as they are required; each user gets additional storage space.
As we concluded in Part One of these series, each online option is categorized under: Collaboration, Comprehensive or Portfolio Management software. Mind you that the table below does not represent any software features/functions comparison. To the contrary, it is just a price comparison so you get informed about this market, its vendors, their prices and respective storage options.
Looking closer at the table below, Podio comes as one of the most cost effective options, it is a good choice for online collaboration software with unlimited external members and unlimited storage!
Apptivo, ProWorkflow, Celoxis are all under $15 dollars but only Apptivo provides a decent 3 GB storage space while ProWorkflow $10 version does not provide file storage at all and Celoxis is limited to 0.50 GB. Of course you can expand their storage capabilities: Apptivo provides 5 GB at $25 per user while ProWorkflow also 5 GB but at $20 per user or 10 GB at $30 per user. Just make sure you really need all that file storage capacity!
ProjectManager.com, EasyProjects, ProWorkflow Professional Plan, EPMLive are priced between $15.00 and $20.00 per user, all with decent storage options. But at $25.00 per user, ProjectManager.com provides unlimited storage with comprehensive project management software features. If you have +10 users in your organization, you can get ProjectManager.com at $15.00 per user with unlimited storage. EPMLive is also a great choice with 30 GB file storage and the potential to upgrade to a full Project Portfolio Management solution at $30.00 per user.
Looking at over $20.00 per user, you find vendors such as Project-Drive, LiquidPlanner, OneDesk, Clarizen; each one offering its unique characteristics to the market. For instance, Canadian Project-Drive offers comprenhensive project management software with unlimited templates and reports, LiquidPlanner incorporates social features such as comment streams that capture project discussions and detail pages that automatically organize project details and attachments. Targeting more specific requirements, OneDesk supports their clients in the product management process from idea generation to requirements definition and product or service roll out and support while Clarizen integration capabilities are truly remarkable: AutoCAD, MS Outlook, Solidworks, Salesforce.com, Intacct, Zendesk, GoogleDocs, iCal, etc.
Price Comparison "Pay Per User" online project management software
Color codes: Collaboration | Comprehensive | Portfolio Management
|Project Drive||$25.00||26-50||5 GB|
|Project Drive||$30.00||1-25||5 GB|
|Total: 20 Plans|
Our last thoughts: There are great online project management software tools out there! The above table will be updated once we review/consider other "pay per user" online options. Price comparison is probably a key variable for you, but keep in mind that you should also consider other factors such software features/functions, support (phone or email), training services, customer base, etc. We hope that the above table can help you better understand this market.
Stay tuned for additional price comparisons: pay-per-project online tools, unlimited users and projects, and free online project management in the cloud!
Posted on September 17, 2012