LiquidPlanner Pricing: Features, Costs and Top Project Management System Alternatives

LiquidPlanner is an easy-to-use, cloud-based project management solution that centralizes critical information and automates tasks like timekeeping and task management. It was developed with the workflow of technology teams in mind.

Its dynamic features reflect the vendor’s belief that “teams work best when they organize by priority, make best-case/worst-case estimates and collaborate in a central location.”

With robust functions such as resource leveling and predictive scheduling, the simple, single-view interface makes it easy to keep an eye on the big picture for company projects.

For a full overview, we reviewed LiquidPlanner in detail.

LiquidPlanner pricing

How Much Is LiquidPlanner?

Liquid Planner has all-inclusive features within its plans. There is a free plan that accommodates up to 10 users, 300 tasks and three projects. Then, there are three paid plans: Essentials, Professional and Ultimate. Each plan is billed annually.

Essentials – The Essentials plan costs $15 per user, per month and accommodates up to 50 projects and 5,000 tasks.

Professional – The Professional plan starts at $25 per user, per month and accommodates up to 500 projects and 50,000 tasks.

Ultimate – The Ultimate plan starts at $35 per user, per month and has no usage limits.

Online, email and phone support is offered with all plans. LiquidPlanner offer a 14-day free trial.

Top Alternatives to LiquidPlanner

For companies that want to compare prices, we’ve come up with three LiquidPlanner alternatives – Wrike, Asana and Smartsheet.

Wrike offers five different plans:

  • Businesses can use Wrike’s Free version for up to five users. Some of its features include 2 GB of storage space, integration with Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive and iCal, and file sharing (connect all files and documents in one place)
  • Wrike’s Professional tier pricing starts at $9.80 per user, per month and is intended for five to 200 users (billed annually). This plan includes storage space starting at 5 GB, subtask management, and shareable dashboards.
  • Its Business plan supports also five to 200 users and is priced at $24.80 per user, per month (billed annually). It supplements the Professional plan features with storage space starting at 50 GB, report templates to create reports in seconds, and resource management to allocate people to tasks and projects.
  • Wrike for Marketers is designed for marketing and creative teams that have at least five members. It includes all the features of the Business plan, plus video proofing for reviewing and approving digital images and PDF documents, Adobe Creative Cloud extension, and tailored workspace that offers preconfigured marketing and creative workflows, dashboards, reports, request forms, folder structure and more.
  • Wrike’s targets its Enterprise plan at businesses with an unlimited number of users or companies that have custom requirements. Because of the fluid nature of this plan level, Wrike charges on a per-case basis, so companies must request a price quote. Along with the features of the other plans, this plan includes at least 100 GB of storage, two-factor authentication, and real-time reporting.

Asana has  three pricing plans, free, premium, business and enterprise.

  • Its Free plan supports up to 15 team members, offers access to basic dashboards and basic search functions, offers unlimited tasks, projects and conversations.
  • Asana’s Premium plan costs $10.99 per user, per month when billed annually. This tier adds such features as a timeline to create project plans that help team members stay on schedule, creation of unlimited dashboards, and advanced search and reporting.
  • The Business plan costs $24.99 per user, per month (billed annually) and has all of the features of the Premium plan, plus portfolios, custom rules builder, approvals and integration with Salesforce, Tableau and Power BI.
  • The Enterprise plan has everything from the Business plan, and adds more advanced administrative controls, same-day customer support, and added security and data protection, including user provisioning and deprovisioning as well as cross-regional backups. Pricing for the Enterprise version is available upon request.

With Smartsheet, clients can choose from three pricing plans:

  • The Pro plan costs $7 per user, per month, when billed annually. The features of the Pro package include unlimited sheets, forms, reports and dashboards, a help center; the ability to create up to 10 widgets per dashboard; and Gantt Charts/critical path to show task and cross-project dependencies, hierarchies, milestones, percentages complete, custom fields, critical path and filters.
  • Its Business tier costs $25 per user, per month, when billed annually. It supports a minimum of three users. This package includes all features of the Team plan, plus up to 100 sheets per user; automated actions ( i.e., update and approval requests are automatically sent when preset rules are triggered) and activity log, a single place to view and filter all activities and changes made to a sheet.
  • Teams interested in the Enterprise tier package must request a price quote from Smartsheet. The Enterprise plan has all the features of the Business plan, and adds phone support, single sign-on (corporate logon credentials enabled via a SAML-based single sign-on service); and enterprise access control to limit which domains users can share to, manage sheet publication features, define what types of files users can attach and more.

Each Smartsheet plan allows an unlimited number of collaborators to work on a user’s sheets at no cost. However, these collaborators can only view and edit sheets.


Although LiquidPlanner costs more than some other work management tools, it offers more sophisticated features, like a central repository for data, that can be especially handy for remote team members. And unlike other project management solutions, LiquidPlanner advertises the price of its Enterprise plan. However, LiquidPlanner doesn’t offer a free plan, which may put its service out of reach for some smaller companies.

While a bit pricey also, Wrike is a project management solution aimed at meeting the different needs and specifications of businesses of all sizes. The functionality of its free plan might be attractive for small companies needing project management.

Although Asana’s free plan allows for teams with up to 15 members, it only provides standard dashboards. It doesn’t offer reporting and basic search. Users must upgrade their plans to enable features such as advanced search, custom fields, task dependencies and reporting.

Since Wrike and Asana offer free plans, they’re fit for companies with small teams that are just starting out. Larger organizations can also take Wrike or Asana for a test drive, then select any paid plan according to their business needs.

For even more information on project management solutions, check out our other reviews.