Visual Planning Review - why 4.9 stars?

Visual Planning Review
ITQlick Score: 80/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.9/5)
Pricing: 8/10 - high cost
Category: Booking and scheduling -> Visual Planning
Ranking:Ranked 28 out of 69 Booking and scheduling systems
Company: Stilog I.S.T
Pricing: starts at $55 per user/month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: Visual Planning pricing, Visual Planning alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jan 24, 2022

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What is Visual Planning and its features?

Visual Planning is an enterprise resource planning solution for businesses of all sizes. Its capabilities include HR, inventory management, supply chain management, manufacturing, and others. The software was designed and launched by Stilog IST headquartered in France.

What is Visual Planning rating?

The rating of Visual Planning is 4.9 stars out of 5 and the total score is 80 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses Visual Planning?

Customers of the software include businesses of all sizes and a variety of types. It has been deployed in such major industries as defense and aerospace, banking and finance, biotechnology, construction, automotive, customer services, media and entertainment, and retail and wholesale etc. Some major customers of the software include French Ministry of Defense, International SOS, and Sabena Technologies etc.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, Visual Planning makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is Visual Planning cloud-based?

Yes, they offer cloud based hosting, which means IT resources are retrieved through web-based tools and applications and you don't need to buy servers and additional hardware equipment.

Can it be used on mobile?

Yes, you can access Visual Planning on your mobile/smart phone.

Is Visual Planning the best Booking and scheduling system?

Visual Planning is ranked 28 out of 69 software in their category (Booking and scheduling systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

Core project management capabilities of the software include activity management, document management, collaboration, issue tracking, remote access, resource management, and time and expense management. Other administrative features of Visual Planning include budgeting and forecasting, attendance management, training, contact management, field service management, and help desk.

Visual Planning features supply chain management services of claim processing, inventory management, inventory replenishment, stock management, manufacturing scheduling, vendor management, inventory transactions, and purchase and delivery scheduling. Other important services offered by the software include password management, role level permissions, end user and on-site training, and support for multiple locations and users.

Who are their main alternatives?

Virtual Program Management Office is a project lifecycle management application that is available as a cloud based solution. The product focuses on incorporating project best practices in a knowledge base for utilization across the business. Additionally its features include portfolio management, project delivery with resourcing & forecasting tools, as well as post project support with a help desk.

Visual Planning on the other hand allows companies to utilize it development platform to build flexible products to meet a variety of requirements including project management, as well as customize readily available applications as well.

For project management the base application includes project activity tracking, resource allocation & planning, documentation management as well as visual reporting of project metrics. Additionally it can be embedded with both email and SMS for proactive alerting of project groups on status.

Then there is Clarizen which provides a free trial of its project management solution. While it does offer customization options it does not provide an application development platform. In addition it offers customers different versions of the product designed for project managers, IT groups, professional services and development teams which Visual Planning does not. Additionally the product comes with a free trial.

Visual Planning does not provide a free trial of its product but it is available for access via mobile devices. Additionally it includes a collaboration platform to share project information & knowledge, and can be provided as both an on premise and cloud based solution, unlike Clarizen.

What is the cost of Visual Planning?

The cost of license starts at $55 per user/month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 8 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). You can find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Visual Planning.

What should you ask Stilog I.S.T during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Visual Planning and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Visual Planning in action.

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List of features

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.