Choosing services aimed at boosting working efficiency and productivity, we’ve gathered a list of different time management services and project planning software for planning, coordination, building online resources, etc.
Initially, there were more than 100 services, but the list has gradually shrunk and ended up with the three software solutions that best satisfy our needs: Slack, Jira, and GanttPro. Below is a description of these tools and of other options that may be useful for you. If these services aren’t likely to help you with project planning tasks and working with a team, we’re always ready to create a bespoke solution for you.
The process of choosing project planning software is often complicated by the fact that all solutions promise "The best service to help turn your ideas into reality and realise your projects. Today." So, how do you choose the right one? To help answer this, we’ve listed the pros and cons of the most popular software on the market.
Slack is a web-based service (also available for desktop, iOS and Android applications) for creating chats and individual groups for discussion with teams, clients or users.
Why we like Slack:
Jira is a powerful online service that allows development teams to plan their work, assign task executables, plan sprints and collect tasks in a backlog and set priorities and deadlines.
What benefits we see:
What we don’t like about Jira:
GanttPro is a Gantt chart that allows you to plan and manage work online, visualise processes, create tasks and assign them to participants, set deadlines and completion percentages for individual tasks and the project as a whole, add milestones and share the created Gantt schedule with the team and with customers with the right to view or edit.
What’s important for our team:
What the difficulties are:
Asana is a web application also available on iOS and Android, allowing you to assign tasks, monitor task status and the status of projects as whole sets of priorities and deadlines.
Trello is a popular online service that allows you to systematise your tasks, to-do sheets, discussions and ideas on one board.
Redbooth is a web-service, also available on iOS and Android, which allows you to track errors, plan projects and activities, manage resources and assign tasks to participants, set deadlines and project milestones and monitor costs. The service also offers file-sharing and synchronisation with Google Drive, Gmail and Outlook.
Basecamp is one of the most popular online services for collaborating on projects, allowing you to share documents, discuss with your team, create to-do sheets and add comments to them and send and receive email.
Easy Redmine is an Open Source planning software solution for task management and large-scale project control with extensions for managing resources, finance, CRM, etc.
Zoho Project is a software solution for project management that allows for planning within a team, creating and assigning tasks, creating and monitoring reports for performance analysis and commenting on and discussing every issue.
Wrike is a single system for planning and working on projects with a team with advanced features: it allows you to assign roles and create a workspace for each department, set and discuss issues, monitor their status and progress, share files, display tasks via Gantt charts and receive weekly reports.
Insightly is a CRM software system solution for planning and management with integration of Gmail / Google Apps and Outlook 2013 / Office365. It allows you to quickly manage tasks and monitor status within the marketing and sales department.
Task Manager is software for desktops (Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP), which is an easy task scheduler. It allows you to divide projects into tasks, manage issues and delegate them to team members.
Merlin is another software solution for creating Gantt charts for Mac OS X with the ability to monitor costs and budget.
ActiveCollab like all planning services, offers the opportunity to work on projects within a team, manage tasks and monitor progress. But besides this, ActiveCollab offers the option to download current expenses and invoices, allowing you to instantly pay them by PayPal or credit card.
Podio Podio is an application that allows you to work on projects within a team, manage projects and tasks and store and share files. The application can be used as a CRM system or an intranet in which your colleagues can interact.
There are many software applications available with which to manage your projects. The problem is choosing a suitable one. How can you tell if a service offering "to organise relationships, people and projects easily, right now" is the project planning software you’re looking for? You can try them all - or make a list of your needs and requirements and contact us. Together we can create your dream tool to drive all your projects to success.