When I first saw Satiurn I was really wondering whether this was the one. The project management software with all the features needed, because they have a modern design, they have boards, they have pipelines. But what about automations? Let’s check it out.
So this is the dashboard of Satiurn with a calendar. We can either take it monthly or weekly, and then we have our agenda over here with our reminders, tasks, transactions and proposals. We can easily search here for all the different boards, tasks, users, et cetera. For instance, I’m right now searching for WordPress, which is one of the tasks. And surprisingly it’s not showing.
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- Features of Satiurn
- Satiurn Pricing
- Alternatives to Satiurn
- Future of Satiurn
- Pros & Cons using Satiurn
- Last thoughts about Satiurn
Features of Satiurn
But let’s move on and go directly into projects. For each project, you can attach a pipeline, and a pipeline is basically for doing sales. So let’s just jump right into the first project I’ve created, which is the WordPress website. Here you can see that we have a Kanban board where we have to do, in progress. And then let’s just add another list called Done.
I have some tasks over here. The first one is to set up a website. And for each task you can see that we have deadline, we can track time, we can set priority, and a lot more you can see here. We can also assign, and we can invite and send a link to the specific task as well. We can add to-dos comments. We also have files now going back.
We can easily drag and drop between the different stages here. And it’s very easy to create a new task. You just click the plus icon, and then you write a new task and another new task. It’s very easy and it works very well. You can also use the task table view if that works better for you personally.
For me, I like the kanban most. We also have a timeline view, but this only works if you have set up different deadlines. Otherwise, you won’t be able to see the tasks here. But for instance, here I can see that I want to work on this task for a couple of days. So let’s just set it here.
So now it’s to do. And now you can see that the due date is from 11th April until 20 April, and then it lasts that number of days. We also have issues and issues that are basically bugs or something that has been reported. You can add that in here, and then you can add the specific issue. It could be that the website is down right now, it is in production.
Let’s create this one. When you have fixed it, you just mark it as resolved. You can also assign over here I’ll just assign myself. Up here we have a where we can filter the view. Depending on what view we are on here, we can group it on the task table and kanban again, we can group it, and we can also view the archive tasks.
But for instance, here I have a task called set up design. Let’s see if we can search for set up design and see if we can get anything. Here it is actually showing me set up a website twice. So it seems this search feature is not so optimised at the moment because I only have one task called setting up a website.
That is the project management part. Let’s go onto the pipeline. Let’s call this one very simple Sales. Keep this one as is and create it. So here it is just a simple sales funnel.
It is just a CRM system where you can manage all of your proposals, sales etc. So let’s call this one again WordPress. It is a sale and let’s say the value is 2000. The deadline for this is 14 April and the assignee is myself. The probability I will set this one to 50/50 and then let’s create it.
So now we have our sale here. You can see again we have a kanban, a task table, a timeline, and then we have our deal here. And for this specific deal, it is now basically a project because, as you saw, we have different views here. For this deal we can also set up planning where it is that we basically set up reminders that we have to call on this specific day, or we have to send an email. We can see the different stages here.
We can set up to-dos, and then we can have some contact or proposals down here. So, as you can see, we can create a new proposal and for this proposal I will just create myself as a contact and then in the next step we have to set up the service data. Here we need to add the items. This can be: Set up website that costs 1000, and then it can also be set up design also 1000 in this case. So, now we have two items.
Let’s go to the last step which is basically just a recap and here you can see final instalment. It says zero here and the payment date we will set is 29 April. So right now it says there is an issue here and that’s because I need to choose a folder, let’s choose running. And now the recap is ready.
So I can create this proposal. So now we have a proposal ready right here. You can see we can then do some more stuff. We can add attachments, we can add labels, we can duplicate them, we can share them and so on because you want to be able to share them with your potential client. And then we also have contacts here, and then we can add some notes down in the history that is pipelines.
We also have a chat module here and what I really like is the idea of creating a chat room for each of your different projects. So this is fascinating, but whether people will use it or not is really an interesting thing as well, because we have Slack and other chat programmes which are used widely in so many companies, so it will be a lot easier for them just to write in Slack. But here at least, you can say that a pro for using this chat is that everything related to this project is collected in one place in Satiurn. So I will say there are pros and cons for using the chat system here, but it works very well, and we can see down here that I can just send messages, and it’s live and in real time as well. We also have a planner here and a planner is basically an overview of all of your different projects running.
So here you can see that we need to from 11 April until further ahead to set up a website. You can see right now it is on track and if I click on it then we have the different information we sold just before the task. A very simple view, but this is a great view in order to figure out how much space you have to take on tasks? So maybe you have to rearrange some tasks and so on. So I really like this view, especially when we can see it and go through the different weeks.
I would like to be able to just scroll horizontally, so I don’t have to click this button up here every time. But over here we can also say that we do not work Saturday and Sunday and our hours are approximately 8 hours a day. Then we do also have the administration module and that is where you control your finances, your proposals and your dashboard. Overall, in the finances you can set up transactions and I will say finances, that’s a big module to just take on, and they have simplified it a lot. But I’m almost certain that this module does not support all the different government regulated rules there are.
So I think you need to take this with a little grain of salt and figure out whether you really want to use it or not. At least you can export to PDF, you can manage categories and, of course, create new transactions. But what’s interesting in here is of course proposals. So, as you saw before, we created this proposal here, and we have our different folders out here. We can then share the proposal, or we can basically just edit it and here you can see the proposal set up.
It says zero everywhere even though I said 1000. But maybe I was missing some numbers and here we can restore it to the last. We can export it as a PDF, or we can send it by email and, over here, we can just save the document as is. So let’s go back because we still have our proposal and this is basically the same view you saw before. And then the dashboard is an overview of your transactions, your proposals, and then you have a business chart down here.
So let’s for fun, try and add a transaction here. Let’s call this one website. I bought a new website, and then we’ll add the different information down here as well. So now I have added a transaction for 2000 because I bought a website. This is just an example.
And then on the dashboard here you can then again see that we have 2000 in estimated expenses. We do not have any income yet because, as you saw, the proposal is still running and has not been approved yet. We do also have contacts over here and this is just basically an overview of your customers. And again, as you saw before with the pipelines, this is also for a CRM system, so you can use this one as well to manage your customers, your collaborators and your suppliers. We do also have a team here just with my own information.
And then we have the boards and the sales down here, which is basically the same as going to a project and clicking on the board. Now, one thing I’m really missing about these project management modules are that we can invite the clients because right now if the client wants to add more tasks or the client wants to see what the progress is, then they have to manually email me and tell me whatever they have of intent. But if I was able to basically invite them into Satiurn to follow the progress of their own system, I would save a lot of time communication. That would be a nice add-on. And then of course we’re missing a lot of integrations and automation because going down to the settings here, you can see that we have the business, we have branding where we can add our own logo to really white label it.
We have translations if you want to have it in your own language. We have payments, and we have an API as well. And then we have webhooks. So in theory you can integrate this with third party systems, but it’s definitely not as easy as if they had already made the integration for you. So those are just small things that will really lift Satiurn and make it an even better product.
Now let’s discuss pricing, because what they really highlight on their pricing plan is that they are a lot cheaper than the alternatives. And when they compare themselves to the alternatives, they also showcase how many products they actually replace. Because not only is it a project management software, you can also handle your proposals, your finances, and basically your entire sale within Satiurn. And not only does it replace products, it’s also a lot cheaper. And as you can see, they have two paid plans, but you can also use it for free, even though they don’t highlight it.
If you go to the front page. Then you can see that you can start out for free, testing out Satiurn and then actually using it. And when you have decided, then you can always upgrade to one of the paid plans.
Alternatives to Satiurn
Now the alternative to Satiurn as I see it is first off, Monday.com. Monday.com is now mainly a project management software, but it’s so agile that you can use it for almost anything you want to basically handle.
You can use it to handle orders, to handle some type of finances, to handle a pipeline, and so much more. So, based on that, compared to Satiurn, Monday.com is definitely a more beneficial product because they also have automations, and they integrate with so many more products than Satiurn at the moment. But Satiurn is just a very simplified version of Monday.com. The other alternative is Clickup.com and Clickup.com is as Monday.com very agile. But what I find about Clickup.com is that it can sometimes be a little complicated to figure out because it has so many features that you can use.
ClickUp also has a lot of automations and integrations, but what ClickUp is missing is a two-way integration. So it is integrated with other systems. So, whenever something happens in ClickUp it should also be updated on an external system. That is one part that ClickUp is missing. And again compared to Satiurn it’s just a more simplified version of ClickUp.
In this case you don’t have so many features to play around with, but sometimes that is also better because then you don’t get confused by using the product.
Future of Satiurn
Now the future of Satiurn is really defining what route they are taking. The first thing I noticed was that they are working on integrations and this is integrations for KonnectzIT and for Pabbly and this really shows that they’re taking the automation route which is what Satiurn is really missing because with automations we will save time, and we’ll be able to make less mistakes because we take the manual aspect away. Furthermore, then they are adding a contract module. And this contract module adds to this entire circle of Satiurn being a business management software and not only project management software. For the project side, they are adding budgeting and milestones. This means it will be a lot easier for you to manage your projects, estimate them, so you can give a precise price for all of your clients.
But it will be interesting to see how they will develop these products and whether they will be up to the standard that we can actually use them.
Pros & Cons using Satiurn
Now after using Satiurn and I really like the chat rooms, it’s easy to use, and you get a lot of value for money though, I’m really missing automations, integrations and then a common thread throughout the different modules.
Last thoughts about Satiurn
It’s interesting what Satiurn is doing of taking this approach to try and collect everything within one software. Would I recommend Satiurn? I will say if you’re a freelancer or a small team who just needs simple project management software features then Satiurn could be for you but if you’re a larger setup, or you don’t want to have manual tasks then you need to look for another software. I want to give Satiurn three stars as a simple project management software it’s great, but they really need to work on their workflow.
That’s my review.