Project Management Software

Best Comparison List of Vendor Applications & Tools
  • JIRA Software    307

    Project & Issue Tracking Software - See why we're #1!
    Trusted by millions, JIRA is the leading project management tool enabling teams to track, manage, and report with confidenceread more - any team, any size. Get started!
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  • LiquidPlanner    9

    Dynamic project management software for modern business.
    LiquidPlanner is dynamic project management for modern business. Use it to manage a full portfolio of projects.
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  • Wrike    177

    Accelerate your projects to meet the new speed of business
    The robust project management you need combined with practical collaboration your team will love
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  • FinancialForce PSA  

    Professional Services Automation (PSA) App for Salesforce
    FinancialForce PSA helps service businesses deliver client projects on time & in budget with project planning, taskread more management, portfolio management, and more.
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  • Mavenlink    57

    Project Management, Resource Planning, and PSA Software
    Manage projects online and in real time. Distribute the work to your teams spend less time in status meetings and moreread more time getting things done.
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  • Accelo Projects    4

    Cloud Project Management Software
    Projects don’t always go according to plan. That’s why hundreds of professionals trust Accelo to manage projects inread more the real world. With real-time schedule updates and predictive warnings for projects running late or over budget, Accelo is a leading Project Management platform for Professional Services. Increase your profit margin and efficiency with the most advanced project management tool in the cloud. Accelo automatically syncs with your inbox, calendar and task lists, supports Dropbox, Google Drive and Box, for powerful team collaboration and complete project visibility. Accelo automatically tracks the time your team spends against each task, support ticket, email, and project milestone, giving you complete client, project, and financial snapshots in real time and on any device.
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  • inMotion    7

    All-in-one workflow management for creative and marketing.
    inMotion is a project management solution designed for the unique needs and workflows of creative and marketing teams.
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  • Clarizen    36

    Enterprise Project Management Solution
    Clarizen offers a range of high level project planning & management features such as resource management, time trackingread more, change requests, tasks, budgets & more.
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  • ProWorkflow    36

    Online Project Management & Reporting
    Use ProWorkflow's project dashboard to plan and share info on tasks, resources, messages, files, quotes, invoices andread more more with clients, staff & contractors.
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  • Workfront    48

    Enterprise Work Management Software
    Use Workfront to manage projects and project portfolios with features such as task and resource management, capacityread more planning, Gantt charts, & time tracking.
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  • Vorex Projects    3

    Manage Clients, Projects, Time & Billing … From a Single Platform
    Vorex offers project management tools such as resource allocation, reusable project templates, collaboration, task trackingread more, & full 365 insight into projects.
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  • Insightly    59

    Online CRM & project management for small & medium business
    Insightly includes project management features so you can see the recent activity on any project, and track projectread more performance against milestones.
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  • Zoho Projects    10

    Project Management, Collaboration and Bug Tracking
    Zoho Projects lets you plan for projects with milestones & tasks, track projects with Gantt charts, track time withread more timesheets, log bugs, collaborate and more.
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  • Projectplace    22

    Excellence in collaboration
    Projectplace combines project planning tools such as kanban boards, Gantt charts, & project templates with file sharingread more, communication & online meeting tools.
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  • Sciforma  

    Enterprise Project & Portfolio Management Software
    Sciforma allows you to manage schedules, resources, costs and track time against projects.
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  • Wimi    10

    Reinvent your teamwork
    Wimi integrates all the essential tools to manage your projects efficiently: doc sharing and sync, shared calendarsread more, task management and communication tools.
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  • FunctionFox    6

    Timesheets & project management software
    FunctionFox is dedicated to providing simple, secure, web-based tools to help creative teams improve productivity andread more profitability.
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  • Workgroups DaVinci  

    All-in-one project management software for creative and marketing teams
    Workgroups DaVinci is an all-in-one project management solution for managing your designs, brands, products, campaignsread more, and projects. The software combines project management, online proofing & approvals, digital asset management and financial management modules into one integrated solution to make your team more productive.
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  • NetSuite SRP (Service Resource Planning)  

    Service resource planning (SRP) software
    NetSuite SRP offers a complete bid-to-bill solution to manage clients & projects. Plan projects using templates, manageread more financials, track issues, and more.
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  • SAPENTA    1

    Transforming The Way We Work
    SAPENTA combines project planning and monitoring tools such as Gantt charts, a budget calculator, and real-time reportingread more, with complete task management.
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  • Procore    35

    Construction Project Management Software
    Procore is a construction management software tools to streamline project collaboration, give visibility over projectread more health, and store all project information.
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  • WorkflowMax    29

    Time tracking and invoice software by Xero
    WorkflowMax offers a single platform for all your project management needs; from quotes to timesheets, job trackingread more and costing, reporting, invoicing and more.
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  • Easy Projects    7

    online project management software
    Replace the mess of spreadsheets, emails and whiteboards with simple yet robust gantt charts, resource loading and inread more-app reporting.
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  • BillQuick    3

    Time & Billing | Project Management | Accounting
    Smart Project Management for Professional Services Firms. BillQuick helps you manage people and projects with toolsread more for resource scheduling and allocation.
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  • Autodesk PLM 360  

    Cloud based Product Lifecycle Management
    Autodesk PLM 360 makes the management of processes, projects, and people easy and effective by automating key tasksread more and delivering the right information to the right people at the right time. Because PLM 360 is on the cloud, everyone on your team has access to the data they need anytime, anywhere.
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What is Project Management Software?

The core function of any project management software is to monitor, track and follow the progress of projects from their inception to their completion. These tools are traditionally used by both project managers and project stakeholders to plan projects and follow their progress and development, as well as to future-proof and ensure the projects’ smooth and timely completion.

Project management applications allow for a clear oversight over all aspects of a project - from the management of tasks, people and resources, to the sharing of documents and client information. The general purpose of project management software is to improve communication, transparency and collaboration among all members of a project, allowing for full visibility over processes, tasks, and workflow.

As project management software has evolved it has become a vital tool not only for project managers, but also for small businesses and entrepreneurs to automate the actions normally carried out by a project manager. These applications are used for short-term or long-term projects, as well as to organize better the general day-to-day working of a company.

A project management application will vary from one to another. When choosing the right solution to suit your needs, you may want to narrow down the features you are looking for. Some PM applications are designed with specific teams in mind, such as software developers, while others cater for a more diverse range of workers.

Common project management functions you will want to look out for include task management features to set and assign tasks, deadlines and time sprints. Other tools should facilitate communication with automated notifications, document sharing and the ability to leave notes. If you have a team with well-defined roles, don’t forget to search for a project management app that allows you to assign specific user permissions at various stages of the project lifecycle.

Users of project management software will also benefit from reporting tools, such as error or bug alerts and past-deadline notifications. These can also include reports generated from key project analytics and insights for better visualization of a project's performance. More robust applications may also handle financial issues related to your projects such as budgeting, purchasing, time billing and invoicing. But you often have to try them out to find the right project management software for you and your team. Many of our PM apps have free trials, so give one a go!

Key Features & Benefits

  • Time and resource management
  • Project scheduling and mapping
  • Error and bug reporting
  • Task management and collaboration
  • Document and file sharing
  • Expense and time tracking
  • Calendar planning and contact sharing
  • Project analytics and reporting tools

Project Management Category Leaders Q2 2016

GetApp's quarterly ranking showcases the top 25 Project Management apps based in the cloud. Each app is scored using five factors, worth 20 points each, for a total possible score out of 100. These factors include user reviews, integrations, mobile app availability, media presence, and security. Each app's score is independent of commercial interests and existing relationships that GetApp has with app vendors.

Scroll down for more details about how we calculate scores.

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Integrations
Mobile
Media
Security

1. Trello

Your entire project, in a single glance
73
20
17
20
16

2. Wrike

Accelerate your projects to meet the new speed of business
72
17
17
14
8
16

3. Insightly

Online CRM & project management for small & medium business
72
13
17
15
16
11

4. ProjectManager.com

The best way to manage your projects
70
6
17
16
16
15

5. Asana

Shared task list for project management & collaboration
70
18
17
18
17

6. Basecamp

Flexible project management tool
68
17
17
18
16

7. Wimi

Reinvent your teamwork
67
11
12
13
16
15

8. dapulse

Management Made Easy
64
12
8
14
16
14

9. Zoho Projects

Project Management, Collaboration and Bug Tracking
64
7
16
15
16
10

10. WORK[etc] CRM

All-in-one business management system. CRM + Social + Projects + Billing
63
16
8
16
7
16

11. Podio

The flexible way to manage projects with clients
62
12
17
17
16

12. Nutcache

Team Up, Organize, Track & Deliver with Nutcache
60
15
6
15
11
13

13. Workfront

Enterprise Work Management Software
60
14
14
15
4
13

14. LiquidPlanner

Dynamic project management software for modern business.
60
10
9
14
14
13

15. Accelo Projects

Cloud Project Management Software
57
9
16
14
4
14

16. ProWorkflow

Online Project Management & Reporting
57
14
15
13
4
11

17. Project Bubble

Manage more projects in less time.
54
16
10
14
2
12

18. Targetprocess

Visual tool for Agile development (Scrum, Kanban, custom)
54
15
9
14
5
11

19. JIRA Software

Project & Issue Tracking Software - See why we're #1!
54
18
20
0
16

20. Projectplace

Excellence in collaboration
53
13
9
14
3
14

21. Planbox Work

Work and Project Management Platform
52
12
6
13
3
18

22. Pivotal Tracker

Agile project management tool for developers
52
13
17
9
13

23. Smartsheet

Online Project Management & Collaboration
52
11
17
16
8

24. Mavenlink

Project Management, Resource Planning, and PSA Software
51
14
13
0
11
13

25. Teamwork Projects

The Best Way To Manage Your Projects & Team
50
13
13
14
10
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Who is the ranking for?

This ranking is for business owners and decision makers looking for a first glance at the leading cloud-based Project Management software in the industry. The data serves as a point of reference highlighting the key factors that small businesses should look at when first analyzing a piece of software. These factors include user perception (reviews), compatibility (integrations and mobile app availability), market presence (media presence), and security features (security).

For more details on why we chose these data points, take a look at our industry research reports, which provide in-depth explanations of each data point, as well as trends in the industry.

How are the scores calculated?

An app’s score is calculated based on five unique data points and is completely independent of any relationships that GetApp has with app vendors. The data points are calculated as outlined below:

User Reviews

The score for user reviews is calculated using a Bayesian estimate, which is a weighted average that includes the number of reviews and the rating of an app, benchmarked against other apps in the category. This raw number is then scaled to represent a value between one and 20.

Integrations

Integration scores are calculated by scaling and adding two different averages for the number of listed integrations on GetApp: the first 15 points are awarded for the total number of integrations scaled against the average for the top 25 percent of apps in the category, while the final five points are awarded for the total number of integrations scaled against the leader in the category.

Mobile Platforms

Mobile platform scores are calculated using data from Google Play and the Apple App Store. Five points are awarded for having an Android App, and another five for an iOS app. The additional 10 points are calculated based on the user ratings of the app in each store, rated out of five, for a total of 20 points.

Media Presence

Media presence is calculated using the number of Twitter followers and Facebook fans a vendor has. Each social network contributes a maximum of 10 points to the total score. The first five points are awarded for total number of followers scaled against the average number of followers that each vendor in the category has, while the remaining five points are awarded based on the total number of followers, this time scaled against the category leaders. The scores for Facebook and Twitter are added together for a total score out of 20.

Security

Security is calculated using answers from a vendor-completed survey. The questions in the survey are based on the Cloud Security Alliance self-assessment form as part of the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry. With 15 questions, each answer is assigned a point value based on vendor response, with additional points given for security certifications, for a maximum possible score of 20.

In the event of a tie, each data point is weighted for importance, with security taking precedent, followed by reviews, integrations, mobile apps, and media presence, respectively.