Top Project Management Apps & Tools for your Business
1. MS Project
MS Project is available in two editions- Standard and Professional. The Professional edition comes with the ability to connect to the Microsoft Project Server, plus has more features like team collaboration, etc.
MS Project generates budgets taking into account assignment work and resource rates. This enables Project Managers to easily analyze progress and antedate resource requirements with elaborate and customizable out-of-the-box reports. It also enables you to define business drivers, measure strategic power of competing ideas, take right funding decisions and view project and resource status across the business.
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Asana works by creating tasks and subtasks that can be used for Project Management, brainstorming, goal-setting and meeting agendas. Designed like a desktop, Asana has a series of windows you can open, close or switch between. It also has customizable views like due date or project. In Asana, each team gets a workspace that further contains projects and projects contain tasks. Users can add comments, files, tags, conversation in each task. Asana launched Organizations in 2013 which enabled corporates to use Asana at an enterprise level as well. Asana’s uniqueness rests in its ability to integrate with a number of applications like Evernote, Dropbox, WordPress, Harvest, HipChat, Google Drive and more.
Pricing: Asana is free for unlimited number of teams with members up to 15 in number. Prices start from $50 to $800 per month depending on the number of project members in a team or the organizations.
3. Gantt Chart
The first Gantt Chart was devised by Karol Adameicki in 1896. However, it was 15 years after Adameicki that Henry Gantt came up with a revised version of this chart. It is an open source software also allows its users to identify problem areas in the workflow so that companies can set goals for themselves. These charts can also be used to track shifts or tasks, vacations and all other kinds of out of office tasks.
It is a complete project management solution best suited for individuals, teams, and business enterprises. Users can access the project dashboard that gives instant information with color coded graphs and other details. Documents and files can be shared with all its members, and it is completely safe to use AceProject on various mobile applications. Companies like AT&T, Goodyear, Panasonic, IBM and Toyota are already using this application.
AceProject comes in flexible cost-plans starting from a 100% free package to $99 a month. It is available under various schemes namely, Basic (free), Standard ($19/month), Advanced ($39/month), Silver ($59/month) and Gold ($99/month).
Wrike was designed by Wrike, Inc., a Project Management application service provider located in California. Wrike is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Portuguese languages. Wrike is available free for small teams up to 5 users. It also comes under Professional subscription for teams that need project planning and collaboration ranging from $49 to $99 per month. However, pricing for Enterprise version is available upon request and it primarily depends on the size and needs of the enterprise.
6. Google Docs
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