Teamwork: The Mavenlink alternative that helps you run complex projects without draining your wallet

  • Powerful features like resource scheduling, workload management, and burndown reporting for 1/3rd the cost of Mavenlink

  • Simple and intuitive set up with easy data transfer from your current solution

  • Room for growth thanks to platform add-ons like desk, CRM, spaces, and chat

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Jef Williams
Managing Partner
Paragon Consulting Partners
We’ve converted fully to Teamwork
We’ve converted fully to Teamwork, using it for project management and internal operations. Teamwork gives us more agility: more real time updates, better communication paths and saves us time.

Everything you need to get your work done

All the specific features you need, for a fraction of the cost

Mavenlink

Mavenlink’s plans are 200-300% more expensive than Teamwork’s. Key resource allocation and budgeting features — the heart of client work management — don’t even appear until the $59 per user/month plan.

Teamwork

Teamwork gives you the project, resource, and client management features you need. Budgeting, time tracking, invoicing, and resource allocation are all available in our $18 per user/month Grow plan and not locked away. (That’s a savings of $41 per person.)

Everything you need for client work, no matter your size

Mavenlink

Mavenlink fails to meet the needs of agile, fast-growing businesses. Its Teams ($19) and Professional ($39) plans ignore the financial requirements of smaller teams and agencies. And the dashboard set-up doesn’t promote creative collaboration and debate through chat or joint-editing features.

Teamwork

Teamwork understands that your needs change as you grow. That’s why we integrate with both small business favorites like Zapier and Harvest, and advanced accounting software like Quickbooks. It’s the reason we built stand-alone applications like desk, chat, CRM, and spaces. And it’s why we consistently add new collaborative features to grow with you.

Transparent with you from the beginning

Mavenlink

Mavenlink keeps its features and pricing hidden. Comparing it to other options is hard. You have to book a demo before you can start a trial and you can’t compare plans side by side unless you’re in the Mavenlink dashboard. These unnecessary barriers make it harder to understand what they bring to the table.

Teamwork

Teamwork is open about what it does and how much it costs. You can compare our plans — and the features inside each one — on our website. You can also start your trial on your own and even use the free forever plan if you’re at the early stages of growth. Everything is designed for your convenience, not ours.

If your team doesn’t like your PM software, it’s time to switch

That’s the exact problem VHG encountered when their team adopted Mavenlink. Concerns streamed in during the pilot deployment: the software was too difficult to use effectively. That’s when they tried Teamwork and the ease of use hooked them. But there’s even more to this story…

“We finally have one platform that we can use to share important details about each project without shuffling paper or sending a bunch of documents in separate emails. Now everyone signs into Teamwork and has exactly the information they need.”
Josh Nielsen VHG

Compare Teamwork and Mavenlink: Feature for feature

How do we stack up? Both Teamwork and Mavenlink help client service businesses but Mavenlink charges a lot more. Its professional plan is 216% more expensive than the comparable Teamwork option and it doesn’t even have key financial and budgeting features.

Teamwork
Grow Plan
$18 per user/month
Mavenlink
Professional
$39 per user/month
Feature
See all features
Subtasks
Dependencies
Milestones
Board view
Visualize your tasks in a kanban board view and spot bottlenecks easily
Task templates
Turn Task Lists into reusable templates. Ensure consistency across things like client onboarding, kick-off meetings, and mo
Project templates
Turn entire projects into pre-built templates, keeping task sequences, dependencies, and access levels intact.
Filters
Tags
Calendar view
Project owner and updates
Time tracking
Billing and invoicing
Project tags
Use project tags to manage and organize your projects so they are easier to search and report on.
Mutli-level subtasks
Integrated team chat
Tableview
Intake forms
Available for early access
Portfolio
Get a big picture overview of all your projects. Quickly see start or end dates, owner, health, latest updates, and more.
This is only available at the $59 per user tiered plan
Workload resource management
Resource scheduling
Change history
Gantt chart
Dashboards
Burndown reporting
Quickly assess how projects are progressing by seeing a task completion rate trend.
Project time budget
Set a time budget on a project, and use the time logged to calculate the remaining time left in your budget.
Custom fields
Create Custom Fields to capture custom details in your projects and tasks.
Custom branding
Collaborative document editor
Utilization reports
Zapier integration
Integrate Teamwork with over 1000 apps using Zapier.
Google Drive integration
Box.com
OneDrive Personal
Dropbox
Slack
MS Teams
Microsoft Office
Harvest
Quickbooks
HubSpot
OneDrive Business
SharePoint
Microsoft Project
SoftSync
2FA
Custom domain with SSL
Phone, live chat, and email support
Unlimited client users
Add unlimited clients to Teamwork at no extra cost and control their levels of visibility.
Limited to “view only” access
Unlimited collaborators
Add unlimited clients to Teamwork at no extra cost and control their levels of visibility.
Storage
Colour themes
Webhooks
Companies
Add client companies to Teamwork. Create companies to group individual users and projects on your site.
Mobile and desktop apps
Mavenlink does have mobile apps; they do not have a desktop app
Teams
Group users together into teams and sub-teams so you can assign work at a team level and communicate more effectively.
Project level teams
Create project level teams by grouping everyone working on a specific project for better communication and alignment.
Company level teams
Create teams that are associated with a specific company.
Subteams
Bulk management

Now that you’ve seen the features, how do Mavenlink and Teamwork’s plans compare?

Teamwork’s plans focus on functionality, ease of use and affordability. As former agency executives, we know what you need to get the job done: that’s why our plans include complex project and finance features at a price that supports your growth goals.

Plan
Teamwork
Mavenlink
FREE plan
Teamwork

✓ Free Plan

Mavenlink

A very limited free plan available but hard to find

Starter plan
Teamwork

Deliver 

$10 per user/month (minimum of 5 users)

Everything you need to start including intake forms, time tracking, invoicing, unlimited client users, and — of course — all key project management features like Gantt charts and dashboards.


Mavenlink

Teams

$19 per user/month (minimum of 5 users)

Get the task management basics: scheduling, assignment, Gantt charts. Even though it’s twice the price, unlike Deliver, this plan does NOT include invoicing or intake forms.

Mid plan
Teamwork

Grow

$18 per user

The extras larger agencies need: workload resource management, resource scheduling, project time budgets, utilization reports, 2FA security features, and more.


Mavenlink

Professional

$39 per user/ month

For teams that need some financial management. This plan has time and expense tracking and invoicing. Despite that, there are zero resource management features.

Large plans
Teamwork

Scale

Custom plan for large, scaling agencies. 

Includes agency growth-specific features like profitability reporting, advanced resource scheduling, and unlimited financial budgets.


Mavenlink

Premier Plan

$59 per user/ month

This plan finally introduces resource scheduling and allocation and real time analytics like utilization reports and burndown reporting. (Those are available in Teamwork Grow…)


Enterprise plan

Custom plan for large professional services businesses.

Trusted by 20,000 companies

My team was up and running with Teamwork in no time. The transition was AMAZING. Down time was non-existent, so we didn’t lose billable hours or have to delay our deadlines as we were learning the software.

Jay Baer
Founder at Convince & Convert

So what can you and your team gain from using Teamwork instead of Mavenlink?

The short answer? At least half your money back. We won’t deny it: Mavenlink helps professional services teams manage complex projects, allocate resources, and handle financials all in the same central platform. It’s top tier plan has burndown reporting, invoicing, time tracking, and workload allocation. But so does Teamwork. And we give it to you for a fraction of the cost. This is how Teamwork’s Growth ($18) and Mavenlink’s Professional ($39) really stack up. Let’s start with the good and move on to what’s lacking as you scroll.

Teamwork
Mavenlink
Manage complex client work projects
Teamwork
Switch between multiple views: Gantt, Kanban boards and more
Use project and task tags for easy management
Set a project time budget
Mavenlink
Switch between multiple views: Gantt, Kanban boards and more
Use project and task tags for easy management
Set a project time budget
Save time
Teamwork
Customizable templates for everything from tasks to projects
Repeatable automations
In-depth filters
Mavenlink
Customizable templates for everything from tasks to projects
Repeatable automations
In-depth filters
Create a great client experience
Teamwork
Custom branding
Adding client companies is easy
Clear roadmap that shows you exactly what’s coming next
Mavenlink
Custom branding
Adding client companies is easy
Clear roadmap that shows you exactly what’s coming next
Protect your data and support your team
Teamwork
Phone, live chat, and email support
2FA
Custom domain with SSL
Mavenlink
Phone, live chat, and email support
2FA
Custom domain with SSL
Use your resources smartly and customize as needed
Teamwork
Workload management
Resource scheduling
Custom fields
Mavenlink
Workload management
Resource scheduling
Custom fields
Get “at a glance reporting” that helps you manage all obligations
Teamwork
Burndown reporting
Utilization reports
Portfolio
Mavenlink
Burndown reporting
Utilization reports
Portfolio
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Only one of these options was custom-built for client work

Mavenlink may have been built for “clarity, control and confidence” but the high price point and steep learning curve leaves agencies, marketing teams, and plenty of professional services firms behind. Teamwork — on the other hand — helps you get the job done. And we do it at a fraction of the cost and without overwhelming your team with what they don’t need.

Wait, can I really manage ALL my client work in Teamwork?

Yes. That’s exactly what Teamwork was built for. You can manage projects, track time, run billing and invoicing, forecast budgets, handle complex scheduling and resource allocation, and so much more. In short, if your clients need it, we’ve got it.

“Teamwork is the first project management tool that I've been able to get clients to actually use with me. I've tried Asana and Trello, and clients just ignored them.”
Rochelle Broder-Singer President/Chief Word Wrangler
Can Teamwork help me manage resources and financials just as well as Mavenlink?

Yes. And we can do it at a much lower cost. Mavenlink’s real resource management features don’t kick in until the $59 per user/month tier. That’s when you get access to resource managing, scheduling and next level reporting. With Teamwork, you get access to these features at the $18 per user/month tier, saving you thousands every year.

“Nothing is like it that I’ve seen. With Teamwork, we get more visibility over the team’s capacity and resources available, as well as more visibility in terms of who owns a task and what exactly needs to be done.”
Nicci Beacham Project and Quality Manager
Can Teamwork help me get better business results, like Mavenlink promises to?

Yes, it can. Teamwork gives you full visibility into your performance. It helps you manage clients, allocate resources smartly and easily handle complex projects for a fraction of the cost. Plus, thanks to teams, desk and CRM, it can grow as you need it too.

“We’re paying a fraction of the amount for Teamwork as we were for clunkier systems. Between the productivity gains, monetary savings, and increased team morale, Teamwork is a no-brainer.”
Zach Laidlaw Brand Manager

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