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Wrike   

1,349
75 pts
Manage your projects from start to finish with Wrike
Manage Enterprise projects from start to finish with Wrike. Perfect for teams of Marketing, Creative, and Project teams of 20+ people. Read more about Wrike
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Manage your projects from start to finish with Wrike
Manage Enterprise projects from start to finish with Wrike. Perfect for teams of Marketing, Creative, and Project teams of 20+ people. Read more about Wrike
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ProjectManager.com   

282
71 pts
Award-Winning Project Management Software
Teams have planned over 2,000,000+ projects with our online project management software. Read more about ProjectManager.com
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Award-Winning Project Management Software
Teams have planned over 2,000,000+ projects with our online project management software. Read more about ProjectManager.com
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Avaza   

252
71 pts
All-in-one, client-focused project management for teams.
Set up project budgets, assign resources, track task deadlines, enter timesheet and expenses, and invoice clients - all in one app! Read more about Avaza
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Avaza

71 pts
All-in-one, client-focused project management for teams.
Set up project budgets, assign resources, track task deadlines, enter timesheet and expenses, and invoice clients - all in one app! Read more about Avaza
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Scoro   

132
70 pts
Comprehensive business management software.
Scoro is a cloud-based business management software, covering project & work management, CRM, quoting, billing, advanced reporting, dashboards, and much more. Read more about Scoro
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Scoro

70 pts
Comprehensive business management software.
Scoro is a cloud-based business management software, covering project & work management, CRM, quoting, billing, advanced reporting, dashboards, and much more. Read more about Scoro
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Easy Projects  

180
68 pts
Project management and collaboration tools
Easy Projects is a project management & collaboration platform for mid-size businesses & enterprises designed to help marketing, IT and operations teams replace spreadsheets, emails, & whiteboards with a single online tool. Easy Projects allows users to see the status of their projects in real-time. Read more about Easy Projects
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Project management and collaboration tools
Easy Projects is a project management & collaboration platform for mid-size businesses & enterprises designed to help marketing, IT and operations teams replace spreadsheets, emails, & whiteboards with a single online tool. Easy Projects allows users to see the status of their projects in real-time. Read more about Easy Projects
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JIRA Software   

6,341
68 pts
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 confidence - any team, any size. Get started! Read more about JIRA Software
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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 confidence - any team, any size. Get started! Read more about JIRA Software
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ClickUp  

1,328
67 pts
Project management & work collaboration
ClickUp is an intuitive project management platform designed to increase productivity in technology teams. Read more about ClickUp
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Project management & work collaboration
ClickUp is an intuitive project management platform designed to increase productivity in technology teams. Read more about ClickUp
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Asana   

6,717
67 pts
Project and work management for teams of all sizes.
Asana organizes all of your team’s work in one place so everyone is clear on plans, processes, and individual responsibilities. Read more about Asana
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Project and work management for teams of all sizes.
Asana organizes all of your team’s work in one place so everyone is clear on plans, processes, and individual responsibilities. Read more about Asana
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Workfront   

926
66 pts
Online Enterprise Work Management Software
Use Workfront to manage projects and project portfolios with features such as task and resource management, capacity planning, Gantt charts, & time tracking. Read more about Workfront
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Online Enterprise Work Management Software
Use Workfront to manage projects and project portfolios with features such as task and resource management, capacity planning, Gantt charts, & time tracking. Read more about Workfront
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Smartsheet   

868
66 pts
An online work execution platform for any size organization.
Smartsheet helps to manage all areas of project work, from team collaboration and file sharing, to resource management and calendar tools, to Gantt charts. Read more about Smartsheet
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An online work execution platform for any size organization.
Smartsheet helps to manage all areas of project work, from team collaboration and file sharing, to resource management and calendar tools, to Gantt charts. Read more about Smartsheet
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Wimi  

91
64 pts
Reinvent your teamwork
Wimi integrates all the essential tools to manage your projects efficiently: doc sharing and sync, shared calendars, task management and communication tools. Read more about Wimi
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Wimi

64 pts
Reinvent your teamwork
Wimi integrates all the essential tools to manage your projects efficiently: doc sharing and sync, shared calendars, task management and communication tools. Read more about Wimi
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MeisterTask   

554
63 pts
Collaboration and task management tool
MeisterTask’s flexible project boards adapt to your workflow and make sure everyone is on the same page. Project management has never been more intuitive. Read more about MeisterTask
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Collaboration and task management tool
MeisterTask’s flexible project boards adapt to your workflow and make sure everyone is on the same page. Project management has never been more intuitive. Read more about MeisterTask
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Airtable   

645
63 pts
Cloud-based organization & collaboration tool
Airtable is the all-in-one collaboration platform that combines a flexible spreadsheet interface with rich features like attachments, calendars, and more. Read more about Airtable
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Cloud-based organization & collaboration tool
Airtable is the all-in-one collaboration platform that combines a flexible spreadsheet interface with rich features like attachments, calendars, and more. Read more about Airtable
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Favro  

384
61 pts
All-in-one planning & collaboration app
Favro is an all-in-one planning & collaboration app which enables marketers to plan, track & manage ideas effectively using intuitive boards, cards & reports. Read more about Favro
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Favro

61 pts
All-in-one planning & collaboration app
Favro is an all-in-one planning & collaboration app which enables marketers to plan, track & manage ideas effectively using intuitive boards, cards & reports. Read more about Favro
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ITM Platform  

92
60 pts
Cloud-based project management solutions
ITM Platform offers comprehensive project, program & portfolio management, including resource planning and full PMO support. Manage agile & waterfall projects, prioritize what’s best for business, control project financial, & use real-time information to assess how projects are performing. Read more about ITM Platform
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Cloud-based project management solutions
ITM Platform offers comprehensive project, program & portfolio management, including resource planning and full PMO support. Manage agile & waterfall projects, prioritize what’s best for business, control project financial, & use real-time information to assess how projects are performing. Read more about ITM Platform
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Project Management Software Buyers Guide

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.

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?

Deployment options 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?

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.

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Overview of in-progress and upcoming tasks in 5 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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?

Project management software trends

The first step to full-fledged digital transformation for small businesses is digitizing their manual processes, such as tracking progress on spreadsheets, using project management software. However, businesses should take this a step further by leveraging the emerging project management trends and technologies. These include social collaboration and chatbots.

Here are two trends that small businesses should adopt to maximize the benefits of their project management solution:

Social collaboration tools boost communication: While typical features such as project planning and task management are important, there has been an increase in the number of social collaboration tools to manage projects. These solutions are designed like social networks, allowing employees to quickly connect over real-time chat, share their status, and comment using #, @, and emoticons. These are especially relevant to small businesses that have teams working remotely or in different geographies.

Chatbots automate repetitive tasks: As process automation tools, chatbots have become popular with the millennial workforce in the U.S. In project management, these solutions can considerably decrease the time it takes employees to assign tasks, schedule online meetings, and access project documents. As a result, many project management tools have started to integrate chatbots.

Key question to ask your vendor before you buy: What kind of chatbot integrations does your solution offer? Are there any additional charges for these integrations?

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