Into the New Year – Which Project Management Application?
Project management is big business in organizations across the world and supporting project management software applications is even bigger business. There now exists a whole plethora of online, software as a service (SaaS) applications that aim to service a business’s needs in terms of managing their day to day project operations and help teams to work in a collaborative way. So much so, it can be difficult to distinguish between them and work out which is best for your specific requirements.
So, if you have a decision to make around which collaborative project management application to invest in for 2012, the list below might help point you in the right direction:
5pm offers a bright and colorful user interface. Ideal for the smaller organization but still lots of useful features for the larger company. Includes a time-tracking feature and has support for the iPhone. Visit: www.5pmweb.com.
activeCollab is a more sophisticated application with a professional-looking interface and some serious invoicing functionality. Also includes time tracking. Visist: www.activecollab.com.
Basecamp is simple to use and offers a colorful user interface. Functionality covers tasks and contact management, with lots of collaboration support, including writeboards. Visit: http://basecamphq.com.
Clarizen combines CRM with work execution to offer an end-to-end solution that works from the first contact for a sales person with the client, through the provision of ongoing support for clients, to final delivery of the product or service. Includes many features across the business lifecycle including budgeting, billing and Gantt charts. Visit: www.clarizen.com.
Comindwork includes support for Gantt charts, reporting and also includes a business wiki. Visit: www.comindwork.com.
Feng office started it’s life as the Open Source application, OpenGoo, it quickly emerged as an new commercial product in its own right. Feng includes time tracking, calendar and contacts. Visit: www.fengoffice.com.
TeamLab was built with the aim of getting the best out of social networking and project management combined. TeamLab has some sophisticated features to help businesses to effectively manage their projects. Visit: www.teamlab.com.
Wrike offers creation and update of tasks via email, through its intelligent email engine, and a timeline view. Wrike’s aim is to put the project manager in control of their project with progress reporting and resource management covering both time and costs. Visit: www.wrike.com.
Of course, this list is not exhaustive, there are many, many more on the market, but hopefully will give you a starting point in your search!