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RationalPlan
Streamlined project management software.
4.6
(23)
by Stand By Soft
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RationalPlan Pricing Overview

RationalPlan Pricing Plans
Free trial
Free plan
Subscription
RationalPlan has 4 pricing plans, from $0.00 to $19.00. A free trial of RationalPlan is also available. Look at different pricing plans below and see what tier and features meet your budget and needs.
Free
$0.00
per seat/ month
Beginner
$4.00
per seat/ month
Master
$12.00
per seat/ month
Production
$19.00
per seat/ month
Pricing information was last updated on February 18, 2024
Pricing information for RationalPlan is supplied by the software provider or retrieved from publicly accessible pricing materials. Final cost negotiations to purchase RationalPlan must be conducted with the seller.

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RationalPlan Pricing Reviews

Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
Jul 29, 2015
 Source
Overall Rating:
4.5
RW
Roy W.
Lecturer
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"Excellent Teaching Project Software Tool"
What do you like best about RationalPlan?

I have over the last 4years, have used RationalPlan software successfully as a teaching aid for Project Management at James Cook Univeristy. I find it is well supported, intuitive to use and the students are confident and competent in its use in less than one hours tuition, which allows teaching and learning to be a more rewarding process for all. Students have been able to successfully develop highly detailed and well constructed plans with the use of this tool. The steps take away anxiety with the software's inbuilt guides and hints and its ability to quickly transform schedules into budget costs which non-accounting students are very pleased with. At the end of the subject they are very proficient with this project tool and have found it easy to translate into other industry compliant project software. I would highly recommend this as a great tool for teaching project management & planning. This tool delivers at a fraction of the cost what other much more expensive software does.

What do you dislike about RationalPlan?

I have none and find this latest version smoother to use than previous and have found that each upgrade is delivering a better finished product and very good value.

What problems is RationalPlan solving and how is that benefiting you?

Teaching Project Planning to Tertiary students. Students who have utilised this class have gone on to use the software in developing plans and schedules for group assignments in other tertiary subjects and in planning their PhD. In teaching, this tool delivers the ability of much more sophisticated software at a level that reduces anxiety in students and allows better learning to be acquired.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Nov 20, 2015
 Source
Overall Rating:
5.0
RC
Rui Miguel C.
Owner And Consultant
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"One word: Amazing"
What do you like best about RationalPlan?

Transitioning from Windows to Linux became a challenge when it comes to Project Management software. I though nothing could beat MS Project and until finding RationalPlan, all the applications I tested were either buggy or seriously missing features. It was a huge relief finding RationalPlan as (almost) all of the features I expected were there, and even more. The product is solid, extremely intuitive, extremely helpful and don't think this as unimportant, it looks good! Absolutely nothing to complain about on the usability front. It is very clear lots of investment has been made so the application is a doddle to use. On thing it does not have and possibly rightfully so, automatic leveling. This is completely compensated by a flawless manual leveling interface. After using it for a while I started understanding the idea behind the decision of not doing auto leveling and it started making sense. Moreover, it has excellent reports and I absolutely loved the fact that they are customizable so I can export them and send them directly to customers without having to worry about branding issues. Spectacular! The other lovely feature is the fact that it makes it very easy to send emails concerning the project. I have only tested the Single version, on which I got all this for free, but the prices are very acceptable as even the Multi version will take no one to bankruptcy. Even small companies should be able to afford it. The bottom line is that I intend using it even if getting back to Windows. Amazing value!

What do you dislike about RationalPlan?

The fact that it took me so long and too much pain before I discovered the existence of this application!

What problems is RationalPlan solving and how is that benefiting you?

I am budgeting custom made software development projects.

Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
Jul 09, 2015
 Source
Overall Rating:
5.0
SF
Steve F.
Manager
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"Incomparable Value"
What do you like best about RationalPlan?

An easy-to-use project management tool with dependencies and a gantt chart for a tiny fraction of the MS project price, and it doesn't slow down my poor bloated laptop. It generates pdfs and it's file can be viewed by anyone with a free viewer

What do you dislike about RationalPlan?

Filters on the different columns could be easier to use, and so could levelling resources; however, they are just a thing to learn and they work fine once you do so

What problems is RationalPlan solving and how is that benefiting you?

I have used this program for building a school with a large team and for a personal task list that had complicated dependencies, and everything in between.

Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Dec 10, 2015
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Overall Rating:
4.0
AG
Verified Reviewer
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"Great project planner"
What do you like best about RationalPlan?

Simple and straight forward project planner. The quality is in the ease of use and functionality. RationalPlan is a tool I use in every project. Helps to organize the stages of a project (I use the Multi version)/phases and all the activities. Nowadays I even use it to calculate costs and resources (hours) to plan the project portfolio. Support from RationalPlan is exceeding expectation. Prompt and correct response. The team solves issues swiftly.

What do you dislike about RationalPlan?

The reports on costs and resource usage are very detailled. I would prefer an overview of highlights on resource capacity (though I can present it on a screen, printing it is not really easy). Next to that I would like to print a full project report (front page, financial overview, gantt, resources and costs) in 1 print. Risk management is still minimalistic (for most sufficient though).

What problems is RationalPlan solving and how is that benefiting you?

Project planning; resource planning (multi projects); fast adjustments in complex projects with a lot of changes during the start-up of the project(s).

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Aug 25, 2015
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Overall Rating:
5.0
David M. avatar
David M.
Director
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"compatible and better that MS Project"
What do you like best about RationalPlan?

As a project manager we use GANTT charts to understand where we are. We run RationalPan our own server and it is fantastic value for money.

What do you dislike about RationalPlan?

There is nothing really to say here, if you know and like Microsoft Project then this fits the bill and exceeds.

What problems is RationalPlan solving and how is that benefiting you?

We run multiple engineering and construction projects and use RationalPlan to control everything from concept to close out. The additional enhancements like risk control are a value add that we find extremely useful.

Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
Apr 22, 2015
 Source
Overall Rating:
4.5
CR
Christoph R.
Cio, Head Of Software Engineering
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"Lightweight and fully featured alternative to Microsoft Project at a fraction of the costs"
What do you like best about RationalPlan?

RationalPlan is a lightweight and fully featured alternative to Microsoft Project at a fraction of the costs. For our company it was important to get a system which fits into the existing IT budget and allows collaboration throughout the company. Therefore we choose to use RatioinalPlan server which fulfills all our current requirements.

What do you dislike about RationalPlan?

A few years back we had some issues with the upload of projects to the server. However all these issues could be solved after we reported them to the very friendly development team. Sometimes we find a missing feature but there is often a way around it - or we suggest it to the RationalPlan developers (some of them then find their way into the an upcoming release).

What problems is RationalPlan solving and how is that benefiting you?

We now have a consolidated and therefore efficient and effective planning environment used by all employees at our company.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Jun 13, 2015
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Overall Rating:
4.0
ER
Edward R.
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"Good alternative to MS Project"
What do you like best about RationalPlan?

Value! MS Project is a hugely expensive piece of software. I needed something better than a spreadsheet but couldn't justify Microsoft's juggernaut.

What do you dislike about RationalPlan?

The learning curve. This is the same with whatever software I chose but the documentation was a little lacking (MS Project is well documented with books etc to supplement the manual).

What problems is RationalPlan solving and how is that benefiting you?

Ongoing planning and scheduling. Spreadsheets weren't good at moving tasks about.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Feb 23, 2019
 Source
Overall Rating:
4.5
Jan N. avatar
Jan N.
Teamleader
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"Planning is organizing, not programming!"
What do you like best about RationalPlan?

When I want to "plan", I should not think about how to use a software packet. This should come by intuition. And, that is how I feel when I use your soft.

What do you dislike about RationalPlan?

I can not find anything that I would possibly dislike

What problems is RationalPlan solving and how is that benefiting you?

just starting up with the soft.