Who Uses This Software?

Companies who want to create achievable project portfolio plans with effective resource management across a multi-project environment.


Average Ratings

29 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $199.00/month
    See pricing details
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • itdesign
  • meisterplan.com/en/
  • Founded 1999
  • Germany

About This Software

Looking for a portfolio-level project planning and resource management tool that can be set up in a matter of days? Meet Meisterplan. You'll get interactive project portfolio management aligned to strategy while keeping track of your budgets. Capacity planning is made easy with real-time scenario simulation. Predict and resolve resource conflicts across multi-project environments. Plus, Meisterplan will add portfolio-level planning and resource management to your existing PM tools and processes.


Features Checklist

  • Budget Management
  • Bug Tracking
  • Collaboration
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Testing / QA Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking

Product Reviews

State of the art - Ressourcenplanning

Mar 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We manage more than 100 projects and ChangeRequests every year. Meisterplan helps us to maximize our resources and keep track of our projects. The operation is simple, so that no training is required for the application. For me, Meisterplan is the best resource planning tool, which is currently available.

Powerful and easy

Mar 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Just beginning with Portfolio Management in the Coporate IT, this product is easy to get in use, although powerful in function. At one glance we are now able to focus on the decisions needed.

Best product for portfolio management with resource bottleneck

Mar 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've chosen Meisterplan among 50+ PM tools due to easy-to-use resource allocation and project aligning features. Most suitable for high-level roadmap planning having limited resources for project development.

Unentbehrlich!

Mar 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Nach schneller Einarbeitung und Dateneingabe mittlerweile unentbehrlich. Gute Möglichkeiten den eigenen Prozess abzubilden.

Easier and quicker overview about a Projectportfolio

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The most professional "tetris" for projects and resources. No other software can support valid decisions in such a short time.

Everyday a Meisterplan Day

Feb 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Thanks to the simplicity of the product and its excellent usability the Project Portfolio Process PPM was wholistically optimized and strategic decisioning for projects ensured. Eager to further enhance maturity of PPM with Future releases of the Product.

Recommendations to other buyers: N/a

Project and/or portfolio management for company at any size. Low implementation cost.

Mar 05, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Tested the application for two month, using the demo projects and creating new portfolios and scenarios.
Pro: Very visual, easy to use, not expensive, very reliable service, multiple interface, logging all scenarios in pdf.
Contra: No risk management.

Meisterplan is an eye opener for resource bottlenecks

Nov 06, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: After a very short on boarding process we imported our own data and only a few moment laters we have seen where we have resource bottlenecks and overloads. That was impressive.

We would like to have some more option for the daily planning of resources.

We ever wonder where we lost time in our projects. Meisterplan visualize and analyze the resource allocations very easy.

Fast implementation and return

Nov 06, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: With Meisterplan we easily can align our projects with business goals, resources and financials. This led to fast and reliable business decisions.

Easy to use resource planning application

Nov 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Until now we used Excel for resource planning. With Meisterplan it was so easy to import our existing excel planning that we could start with the solution in less than a day.
In this version we still need Excel. But we know that Meisterplan will solve this dependency in the next version.
With excel we could not easily assign projects and resources and business goals. Meisterplan was the only solution that could help.

Best resource management solution

Nov 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We took Meisterplan for planning our consultants and external projects and found it quite helpful. It's so easy to assign resources to projects and to see what happens with their capacity. At the end we improved our planning accuracy and the communication with our customers.

Superb interactive Project Management and Portfolio & Ressource Management

Oct 31, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: (+) With Meisterplan we can setup individual attributes within the complete scope of data, join personalized analysis of project teams, budgets and portfolios. It is fully customizable and can be rightsized to our needs and requirements. According to other known project portfolio management solutions this is one of the big bulletpoints and USPs of Meisterplan.

(-) Some controls dont sometimes do what they should do and react a little bit sluggish, and please add some new color themes and attributes for some dashboards and diagrams.

Benefits: Project Portfolio Management and agile business strategy within big software teams, multiproject management while implementing software and user processes in production and to overview agility, performance, budget, timelines and sustainability.

Great solution for business strategy alignment

Oct 31, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: For us it was difficult to find out which project is really aligned to our overall business goals. Meisterplan is the ideal solution to find the optimal way of prioritizing project in order of the impact of the business strategy.

Easy start without training

Oct 31, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: With Meisterplan we were productive in just a few hours without extensive training. It offers the chance to use our own project management method what makes it quite simple to rollout. And ist well done for project portfolio management.
Project Portfolio Management and Project Management Processes become simple and fast.

Meisterplan simplified our resource management

Oct 31, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great too to streamline your complete resource management which will save you lots of planning hours and avoid misunderstandings. You always see the current allocation of your resources and with simple drag-and-drop you move projects and recognize the changes for your resources and financials.

It was good.

Sep 22, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: You should increase language and browser compatibilista in order to get more customers.

Vendor Response

by itdesign on December 30, 2015

Thank you for your comments. With our future releases, we will increase the number of officially supported browsers and languages.

Extremely innovative product

Jun 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: What an amazing product for doing portfolio profiling. Many different integration points to bring data in from external systems.
You can pick up and start to use this product without almost no training. This is where enterprise software needs to get to.

Questions to itdesign are responded to quickly. Thire SaaS based systems are provisioned extremely fast.

I'm looking forward to see where this product goes.

Very usable for enterprises with large number of projects to prioritize

Jun 18, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Meisterplan was designed to help PMO's and resource managers to find the best fit in the project portfolio. The software is easy to use and as a SaaS solution easy to implement. the user interface is really simple but offers a lot of useful functionalities for project planning, prioritization and resource management.