Nov 022012
 
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In this age of technology, our days our busier than ever. We have more to do and less time in which to do it. Dividing work amongst a team allows for the work to be finished faster but just organizing the team can take up a lot of valuable time. Time is money. Utilizing project management software can save time, not just for you as the organizer but for your team as a whole, by offering you a way to organize all aspects of a project. These programs allow team members to access what they need, when they need it, and the ease of sharing and updating information saves time and energy. Simply put, having everything in one place makes projects easier.

There are lots of programs available and each has its own list of features. To help you reach your goal of saving time, I have compiled a short list of available programs and a bit of information about the features of each for one such Iphone app.

 

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Projectplace

Timeline and Planner allow you to track your goals as well as your schedule. Secure Document Sharing allows all (of unlimited) team members to update and even allows access to previously saved versions. Conversations area allows team members to talk and ask questions about the project. Daily and Weekly email notifications of project updates. Meeting Management helps you plan meeting times that work for everyone and hold Online Meetings with up to 100 participants using VoIP. Templates for personal or business projects of any size and Free Jump Start Training in 7 languages make Projectplace easier to use for beginners. Android, iPhone, and iPad apps allow you to access and manage projects from anywhere.

30-Day Free Trial of Team Edition for 1 project. Multi and Enterprise packages also available.

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AceProject

Time Tracking and Expense Tracking build time sheets and budgets with the ability to submit both for review. Reporting offers multiple options, including calendars and statistics, to track the daily usage and workload of users/team members. Assign, prioritize, and update completion statuses on projects with Project Tracking. Automatic email updates. Manage your projects online (via Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari) with iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry 6.0+ (smartphones and tablets).

Free Basic Account allows 2 projects, and limited storage. Other packages available offering up-to-unlimited projects and storage.

www.aceproject.com

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Project Manager

Project Planner offers all the Microsoft Project features for scheduling, managing, and monitoring tasks. Time Tracking allows you to fill in your time sheet and then updates reports, plans, and project dashboards with your time sheet information. Expense Tracking monitors all expenses and lets you know if you’re still under your budget. Import projects from Excel, Microsoft Project, or any other task software with Online Project Management and make all documents accessible and editable by other members of your team. Project Collaboration uses a blog-like interface to help team members discuss the project. Project Reporting makes it quick and easy to create status reports whenever you need them.

30-Day Free Trial available for each package which includes unlimited storage and projects. Packages vary based on number of users.

www.projectmanager.com

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Wrike

Email projects to Wrike and get notifications whenever your project is updated or completed. Upload Microsoft Word or Open Office documents and allow all team members to update online, without having to download. Activity Stream shows all project changes without reloading to allow for smoother communication with team members. Outlook add-in replaces multiple same-subject emails with a single, interactive, real-time coversation to save time and organize your inbox. Workload View helps to organize and optimize schedules. Adjust to changes in schedules using Backlog to prioritize tasks quickly. Access Wrike out of the office using the iPhone, iPad, or Blackberry apps.

Free Version available for up to 5 users. Paid packages offer additional features, more users, and more storage.

www.wrike.com

In addition to the above programs we covered, you can also find another great list of tools that assist you with project and task management for your mobile devices.

Share what your favorite productivity tools are and how they make you or your team more efficient.


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  • Twin Mark

    Awesome list! It’s so nice to have variety out there. I will check out some of them for sure. I just want to bring some attention to the latest and greatest I have been introduced to, is proofhub. It’s the one site that I have found, that is able to handle the capacity of my work and it’s super intuitive which is great for my company, since I don’t have the time to train everyone – especially since not all my workers are situated in the same city. This tool is free for 30 days, which is a big plus too.