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monday.com

4.6
(2.5K)

Project Management Made Easy

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Manage all of your team's projects in one place with monday.com. From simple tasks to complex portfolios, this all-in-one software solution allows you to build your team's perfect collaboration tools. So you have the visibility you need to take control of your workflows.

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Asana

4.4
(10.3K)

Project and work management for teams of all sizes.

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Asana is a project management tool where you can connect all your work in one place and bring teams together, anywhere. From lists to boards, to calendars and gantt charts, organize work your way. Join more than 114,000 teams across 190 countries who use Asana to get more done.

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WorkOtter

5.0
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#1 Rated SaaS Project, Resource, & Portfolio Management PPM

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PMs love WorkOtter. Easy Project, Resource, and Portfolio "What-If" Scenarios. Includes Gantt, Kanban, sync to MS Project & JIRA. Magic Dashboards to get your PMO started. Demo WorkOtter today.

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kintone

4.7
(85)

Agile, No-code Business Application Platform

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Build business applications and database apps quickly and easily. No-coding required.

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ZenHub

4.5
(28)

Agile project management and product roadmapping for GitHub

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ZenHub is an agile project management and product roadmapping solution for GitHub developers, incorporating multi-repo boards, estimates, Epics, actionable reports, an API & more

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LiquidPlanner

4.3
(634)

Prioritize What Matters

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LiquidPlanner is a transformative project management solution that uses predictive scheduling to dynamically adapt to change and manage project uncertainty. Experience automatic resource leveling and priority-based planning across multiple projects and dependencies.

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Moovila

4.6
(17)

Work management platform.

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Moovila is a work management platform. Moovila's all-in-one platform includes solutions for project management, portfolio management, PSA and more.

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Smartsheet

4.5
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An online work execution platform for any size organization.

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Smartsheet helps to manage all areas of project work, from team collaboration and file sharing, to resource management and calendar tools, to Gantt charts.

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Opal

4.4
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The planning platform that connects strategy to execution.

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Opal is the project management platform where marketing and communications teams plan and visualize their campaigns.

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Celoxis

4.4
(247)

The All-in-One Project Management Software

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The all-in-one solution with enterprise-class features, beautiful dashboards, powerful reports & tons of customizations.

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Rocketlane

4.7
(19)

A Collaborative Customer Onboarding Platform

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Rocketlane is a customer onboarding platform that lets teams collaborate with customers to hit onboarding and software implementation goals, shorten time-to-value, and deliver a 5-star experience.

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Autodesk Construction Cloud

4.3
(1.8K)

Connect data, workflows, and teams

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Contractual procedures, communication processes, and standards can vary from one project to the next, and they're further complicated by having multiple processes and software to manage. Simplify with a single platform to streamline management of RFIs and submittals.

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ClickUp

4.7
(2.4K)

Project management, task tracking, & professional goal tools

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Great projects start with great project management software. ClickUp is one tool for everyone and everything.
Imagine what your team could accomplish if everyone collaborated through a single tool. 1,000+ native integrations
seamlessly connect in ClickUp, plus 1,000+ more through Zapier.

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Zoho Projects

4.2
(241)

Project Management, Collaboration and Bug Tracking

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Zoho Projects lets you plan for projects with milestones & tasks, track projects with Gantt charts, track time with timesheets, log bugs, collaborate and more.

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Hive

4.5
(146)

The world's first democratically built software platform.

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We help teams move faster. Hive is the world's first democratic project management platform built for collaboration.

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Quickbase

4.5
(237)

No-code application development platform & online database

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Quickbase is the easiest way to manage projects in the cloud no matter what the project is or where your teams are. Quickbase's flexible no-code platform gives you all the features you need to assign tasks, automate workflows, and generate insightful reports for even the most complex projects.

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Jira

4.4
(11.1K)

Project & Issue Tracking Software - See why we're #1!

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Trusted by millions, Jira is the leading project management tool enabling teams to track, manage, and report with confidence - any team, any size. Get started!

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ProWorkflow

4.5
(247)

Project Management & Time Tracking For Teams Of Any Size.

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Project management online, made easy. Find out why thousands of companies all over the world trust ProWorkflow to get the job done on time, every-time! Signup for a free trial today!

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Scoro

4.6
(172)

All-in-one work management software.

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Scoro is an award-winning end-to-end work management solution which enables you to control your entire workflow in one place.

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Teamwork

4.5
(696)

Work and project management software that works for you.

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Project management software that lets you own the big picture. Teamwork takes care of the details so your team can focus on delivering results.

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Mavenlink

4.2
(559)

The Mavenlink Industry Cloud for Professional Services™

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Discover the top project management solution built for services businesses with 50 to 5000+ employees. Transform your business by uniting project management, collaboration, time tracking, resource management, and project financials all on one platform.

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HoneyBook

4.9
(431)

Client management for freelancers & SMBs

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Tools for the modern creative professional: manage projects, contracts, payments, & more. Start a 7 day free trial today.

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Airtable

4.7
(1.2K)

Cloud-based organization & collaboration tool

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Airtable is the all-in-one collaboration platform that combines a flexible spreadsheet interface with rich features like attachments, calendars, and more.

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FunctionFox

4.5
(147)

Timesheets & Project Management Software

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Simple online project management software with time tracking, keeps your projects on time and on budget. Project schedule calendars, gantt charts, resource availability, and actionable to-do lists keep your team and projects on schedule. Don't miss another deadline. Try FunctionFox free today.

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Daylite for Mac

4.6
(338)

CRM & Project Management for teams of 1-100 that use Macs

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Daylite is a customizable project management app for teams of 1-100 employees that use Macs. Get an overview of projects to know what's been done and what needs to be done next. Great for professional services, creative agencies and manufacturing. Keep your team in sync and your clients happy!

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Buyers Guide

Project Management

Project management software is used by project managers and stakeholders to plan projects, follow their progress and development, and ensure the timely completion of key tasks. In this buyer’s guide, we’ll look at the core features of this software and the top considerations businesses should have in mind when evaluating a solution.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

What is project management software?

Project management software is designed to help businesses track the progress of projects from inception to completion. They can use these applications to manage various aspects of a project - from tracking tasks as well as optimizing people and resources to sharing important project documents.

What are the different types of project management software?

The general purpose of project management software is to improve communication, transparency, and team collaboration, allowing for full visibility over processes, tasks, and workflow.

However, some project management applications are designed with specific teams in mind such as software developers. Others cater a more diverse range of workers.

Given below are different types of project management software and what you can expect from these tools:

  • Task management software: These are basic tools for businesses looking to eliminate manual processes such as the use of spreadsheets for tracking project progress. The software helps project managers schedule employee tasks and track progress on visual dashboards. Employees can prioritize tasks with color codes or labels as well as set up automated notifications and due date reminders.

  • Project collaboration software: This is suitable for teams that want to improve communication among project members. These solutions offer basic task management, with a specific focus on collaboration features, to help employees quickly connect with each other. Functionalities include team activity dashboards, document sharing, real-time chat, and voice/video calling.

  • Agile project management software: This is specifically designed to help technical teams, such as software developers, manage projects. However, it can also be used by small non-technical teams (under 10 members) that follow agile project management frameworks such as marketing. Along with task management and collaboration features, this software typically offers kanban dashboards for progress visualization and advanced reporting such as sprint velocity metrics and burndown charts.

  • Project portfolio management (PPM) software: As small organizations grow, they need this software. It offers advanced functionalities such as project lifecycle management, risk management, and resource management. Full-suite PPM software helps businesses prioritize projects, assess potential risks, and assign the right employees to projects.

Key question to ask your vendor before you buy: What functionalities differentiate your project management software from your competitors?

What deployment options exist for project management software?

Project management applications could either be on-premise or cloud-based offerings. Choosing the right deployment option requires you to consider factors such as software costs and your IT team's expertise.

GetApp.com emphasizes software-as-a-service (SaaS) or cloud-based deployment. These tools typically come with lower up-front costs, faster implementation time, and automatic updates; they also better support remote use, scale more easily, and minimize the need for IT staff and real estate. But you’ll want to broadly understand each deployment method.

Here are the key differences between these two kinds of deployments:

Software-as-a-Service (cloud based)

  • Is hosted on the vendor's servers

  • Pricing is subscription-based on per month, per year, or per user basis

  • Vendor typically takes care of data backup, security, and feature upgrades

On-premise

  • Is hosted on your own servers

  • Pricing is an upfront license fee for a single user

  • You are responsible for data storage and software upkeep

Small businesses usually prefer cloud-based over on-premise solutions as the former is cheaper in the short-run. It also saves them from the hassle of figuring out data backup and maintaining the software on their own.

Key questions to ask your vendor before you buy:

  • (SaaS vendor) Do you offer automatic “offline” data synchronization for mobile applications?

  • (On-premise vendor) Do you have plans to replace your on-premises software with cloud-based solutions?

What are the key project management software features?

A common project management function is task management to set and assign tasks, deadlines, and time sprints. Some tools also facilitate communication with the help of automated notifications, document sharing, and the ability to leave notes.

It’s important to carefully examine the features to see if they meet your specific business challenges. For instance, a team with well-defined roles would need a solution that can assign specific user permissions at various stages of the project lifecycle.

Let’s look at the core features of project management solutions in detail:

Task management: Helps plan tasks, set priorities, and track progress at each stage of the project. Lets users create and assign to-dos, set up recurring tasks, and view tasks on a calendar.

Overview of in-progress and upcoming tasks in Asana

Collaboration: Allows employees, clients, or vendors to share and collaborate on project documents via shared online workspaces. They can also communicate through various channels such as email, chat, and video calling.

Commenting on tasks in JIRA Software

Document management: Facilitates centralized sharing of project-related documents, videos, and images. Allows project stakeholders to review, co-author, or redact project files.

Importing files into Smartsheet 

Project planning: Helps project managers define individual tasks, resource allocation, timelines, and deadlines using visual project planning tools such as Gantt charts.

Using Gantt charts to plan task deadlines in ITM Platform

Reporting: Allows users to view project progress and status at a glance, They can also see upcoming deadlines, completed tasks, milestones achieved, team workloads, and budget utilization.

View project reports in Workfront

Besides these core features, project management solutions offer features that help project managers customize the tool as per their business requirements. Here are two such features that businesses should look for when evaluating a project management tool:

  • Permissions and security: Allows users to set tailor-made access to all project related data. It also keeps the information secure.

  • Project Accounting: Takes charge of project finances and offers tools for tracking budgets, invoicing, and expenses.

Key question to ask your vendor before you buy: How can the core functionalities of your project management solution help me achieve specific business results?

What are some important project management software integrations?

When selecting project management software, ensure that it integrates seamlessly with any software you currently use. Fortunately, most tools integrate with other cloud-based software, saving your time and allowing you to easily share data between applications.

Here are some important integrations that you may need with your project management solution:

  • Email integration: Supports task processing via email. These include the ability to create new tasks, edit details, assign and reschedule tasks, leave comments, and attach documents.

  • Idea management: Helps team collaborate and develop project ideas. Functionalities include mind mapping tools, document sharing and idea management workflows.

  • Bug tracking: Separates the tracking of software bugs from tasks in a project. These include custom workflows, time tracking, ticket management and reporting.

  • Accounting: Allows business to manage project accounting. Functionalities include general ledger accounting, time-tracking for billable hour reports, invoice generation, and project costing reports.

Key question to ask your vendor before you buy: How many third-party integrations do you offer and how many more will you add in the next 1 to 2 years?


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Note: The applications selected in this article are examples to show a feature in context and are not intended as endorsements or recommendations. They have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable at the time of publication.