Every business can benefit from organization and proper project management. Whether it is the management of external client projects or your own internal the use of task oriented project management software can assist. If you have dealt with management software in the past you more than likely kept it locally on your computer. There has been, for quite a while now, web based project management tools and they get better constantly. Here are two project management tools to compare.
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View your project list, late items and anything due in the next two weeks. The latest activity is shown on the dashboard.
- To-Do Lists
To-do lists can be of any length as you can add as many tasks as you like. You can mark completed to-dos and create private lists.
- File Sharing
One of the real benefits of web based applications is the file sharing for even greater collaboration.
- Message Boards
All the messages appear in reverse chronological order. You can even attach files to messages and categorize them.
You can subscribe to your milestones in iCalendar and watch for late milestones.
- Time Tracking
Time tracking is also supported. You can see a log of all hours entered.
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ProjectManager.com has an online web-based project management tool with a 30 day free trial and plans from $25 to $115 a month. Compare these features:
- Project Dashboard
An intelligent Project Dashboard so you can view the health of your projects online. Keep track of all projects.
- Project Planner
When creating project plans they offer similar Microsoft Project features for managing tasks. Easily build task lists and schedule them.
- Time Tracking
Time Tracking Software to complete your Timesheets online. Simply login and fill-in your timesheet. Keeps every project up to date.
- Expense Tracking
Monitor your project expenses, such as people, materials, equipment and more.
- Project Reporting
Quick and easy reports for up to date project status.
- Online Storage
Store all your project documents online for everyone to collaborate.
To get started you can also import you Microsoft project plans. Go to ProjectManager here.