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Project Management software automates the assignment of projects and tasks, resource allocation and milestone tracking for all phases of a project. The best project management systems and tools may take one of several approaches: team collaboration, when multiple team members work on a project; top-down, when one person works on a project at a time; or integrated, when multiple aspects of the organization are involved. There are a variety of project management systems and tools that have been designed to fit your project needs, such as Gantt charts and other project planners. Project Management software is related to Professional Services Automation software, Time and Expense software, Web Collaboration software and Workforce Management software. Find the best project management software in Canada for your organization.

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Confluence makes project management easier. Keep track of milestones and timelines all in one place. Learn more about Confluence
Confluence makes Project Management easier. Use it to track your most complex tasks, keep stakeholders in the loop, and collaborate with all participating team members. Confluence pages help track project milestones in an organized and concise way. Work better, together with Confluence. Learn more about Confluence

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Asana is the easiest way to organize and manage all of your team's work. See why 11,000+ customers give Asana 4.5 out of 5 stars. Learn more about Asana
Asana is a project management tool that helps teams orchestrate their work, from daily tasks to strategic initiatives. With Asana, you can connect all your work in one place and bring teams together, anywhere. From lists to boards, to calendars and gantt charts, organize work your way. Join more than 135,000 paying organizations and millions of teams across 190 countries who use Asana to get more done. Get started in minutes to try Asana. Learn more about Asana

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#1 by Gartner, Celoxis is an Enterprise Project Management software to seamlessly plan, track,& manage all your workflows. Learn more about Celoxis
Ranked #1 by Gartner and G2, Celoxis is an all-in-one project management software to seamlessly plan, track, and manage all your workflows on a customizable platform. The PM tool is the perfect balance between capabilities, ease-of-use and price. It offers sophisticated analytics and dashboards, empowering teams to streamline their projects, resources, and workflows with business intelligence for making data-driven decisions. It gives both SaaS & On-Premise deployment options. Celoxis Integrates Seamlessly with JIRA and Azure DevOps. With over 23 years of experience catering to Fortune 500 and small enterprises, Celoxis has been instrumental in groundbreaking projects, including satellite launches and deep-sea exploration, showcasing its capability to handle complex and critical missions with scalable and flexible project & portfolio management. Celoxis project management too offers flexible pay-per-use pricing tailored for teams of all sizes. Celoxis supports multiple languages. Learn more about Celoxis

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Jira is the #1 project management tool teams use to plan, track, and manage any kind of work. Learn more about Jira
Join 250,000+ satisfied customers using Jira to connect software and business teams. Whether it's Marketing or Engineering, there's a Jira built for your way of working. Manage simple and complex projects, align teams, and communicate effortlessly using Gantt charts, Kanban boards, and more. Customize your workflow or choose from pre-configured templates. Integrate with over 3,000 apps to create a unified workspace with your preferred tools. Learn more about Jira

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Scoro is an end-to-end work management solution that enables you to control your entire workflow in one place. Learn more about Scoro
Scoro is an award-winning end-to-end work management solution that enables you to control your entire workflow in one place. In addition to project management features, Scoro provides all the tools you need to fully manage your business: work & task scheduling and tracking, collaboration, contact database & CRM, quoting and billing, advanced reporting, real-time dashboards, and much more. Sign up for a 14-day free trial to see for yourself! Learn more about Scoro

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monday.com allows you to seamlessly plan, manage and track all your work in one customizable platform, so you reach your goals faster. Learn more about monday.com
Join more than 152,000 customers who plan, manage, and track projects smarter with monday. com - the customizable platform built to adapt to your way of working. Streamline and speed up workflows with no-code automations, centralize work by integrating your favorite apps, and collaborate in-context, in real-time. monday.com is the intuitive project management platform that helps keep your projects and teams organized and on track, so you can reach bigger goals. Learn more about monday.com

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The blissfully simple resource management tool that helps busy teams schedule projects, balance workloads, and keep teams on track. Learn more about Resource Guru
Resource Guru is the blissfully simple resource management software that helps busy teams keep projects on track. Get a clear view of team availability and time off and find the perfect person for every job. Create schedules at speed, keep workloads realistic, and ensure everyone is aligned on upcoming work. Track your team’s time for insights on forecast and actual hours. Dig deeper with customizable reports on utilization across projects and clients. Try it free for 30 days! Learn more about Resource Guru

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Zoho Projects is an online project management tool that helps teams plan, track, and collaborate on tasks with ease. Learn more about Zoho Projects
Zoho Projects is a cloud-based project management software that streamlines the project management process, from planning and execution to monitoring and reporting. The software features a user-friendly interface that enables team members to visualize projects, gain valuable project insights, and collaborate seamlessly. Additionally, Zoho Projects integrates with other popular business tools, like Google and Microsoft apps, making it easy to work with existing workflows. Learn more about Zoho Projects

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WorkOtter™ PPM per Gartner "#1 rank in PPM...PMO made Easy". Gantt, Kanban, Resource Mgt, JIRA Sync, MSP Sync, & Magic Dashboards Learn more about WorkOtter
For PMOs "WorkOtter™ is the #1 Rated and Easiest to Use Cloud PPM" Gartner 2023'. WorkOtter™ is a simple PM/RM SaaS for Product/Engineering/IT/Innovation PMOs ready to move from spreadsheets to project, resource, and portfolio management (on easy mode). Includes personal implementation, “Magic” dashboards, JIRA Sync (#1 Rated), MS Project Sync (2-Way), Office 365, and more. Top Features: Ideas, Projects (Gantt, Kanban, RAID Logs), Portfolios (What-If), Time, Capacity Planning, and Financials. Learn more about WorkOtter

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Designed to manage both small projects and large-scale programmes. PM3 is a PPM solution and not just a tool. Learn more about PM3
PM3 is a true Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution. Whether running a few projects, large transformation programmes, or managing a complex portfolio, PM3, is an easy-to-use PPM tool that delivers results. PM3 is a complete solution that gives you a best in class solution, backed up by a dedicated in-house support team. PM3Learn, our online learning platform, is provided with PM3. PM3Learn contains courses on PM3, PMO, and Project Management. PM3 is used by thousands of users in the private and public sector as well as government agencies. Learn more about PM3

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Project Insight is award-winning project & work management software capable of running all of the projects across your organization. Learn more about Project Insight
Project Insight (PI) is a modern, full-featured project & portfolio management software capable of aggregating and reporting on all of the projects across your organization. PI centralizes your work, projects, & tasks in one easy-to-use online platform that can be customized to meet your business needs. Seamlessly aggregate data from your key CRM, accounting, DevOps, support, & HR software to give stakeholders real-time project insights. PI's FREE version let's you start simply & grow as you go. Learn more about Project Insight

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Hive is the only project management platform designed by its users. Because managing your work is a personal thing. Learn more about Hive
Hive is the only project management platform designed by its users. Because managing your work is a personal thing. In Hive, we've got all of your key project management, task management, time and resource management, collaboration, and communication tools to manage all of your work. Hive also has flexible project layouts, native email, group messaging and so much more. We guarantee that Hive is easy to use, integrates with your existing tools and is flexible for all ways of working. Learn more about Hive

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Cloud-based platform that enables businesses to manage projects, calculate workforce costs, automate front desk, and more. Learn more about MX-ProjectManager
Cloud-based platform that enables businesses to manage projects, calculate workforce costs, automate front desk for any company with 50 employees and up. Assign resources and tasks to a project, track the hours worked in real-time and compare labor costs to planned budgets. MX-ProjectManager is designed for companies that carry out projects. It calculates the costs of the workforce, allowing the project manager to establish the profitability of the operations. Learn more about MX-ProjectManager

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Organise your projects, connect your team, manage your work, and grow your business. Learn more about Eoiin Connect
Eoiin Connect combines user-friendly design and powerful functionality, to create the feature-complete project management platform you've been looking for. With Eoiin, you can drive, track, deliver and report on business activities and projects. Dedicated modules track milestones, finances, issues and risks with instantaneous reporting. Built-in communication tools, email notifications and document sharing keep your team connected. No matter where you are, you can collaborate with your team. Learn more about Eoiin Connect

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Planisware's leading PPM software helps PMOs accelerate and mature project portfolio delivery while aligning with business strategy. Learn more about Planisware Orchestra
Planisware is a global leader in Strategic Portfolio Management and Project Portfolio Management solutions, empowering organizations to enhance decision-making and drive innovation. Since 1996, Planisware supports life sciences, product development, engineering, and IT processes for 500+ companies worldwide. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions serve diverse sectors in over 30 countries. Planisware's software is trusted by top R&D spenders globally, with offices in the US, Canada, Germany, UK, France, and Japan. Planisware’s mission is to transform how organizations strategize, plan, and deliver projects, portfolios, and products, contributing to the dynamic Project Economy. Planisware adds certainty to innovation, enabling clients to anticipate tomorrow. Learn more about Planisware Orchestra

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Visual Planning is a full-scale Project Management platform configured with project managers in mind. Sign up for a free demo! Learn more about Visual Planning
Visual Planning is a full-scale scheduling and project management platform configured with project managers in mind. Monitor employee capacities/skillsets, project statuses, tasks & more with Visual Planning’s popular scheduling tools. Oversee reports, projects, and resources across all devices for a collaborative management platform. Tailor a solution that meets your company’s needs. Sign up for a free custom demo today! Learn more about Visual Planning

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Progressus, built on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (ERP), is designed to boost profitability for project-driven organizations Learn more about Progressus
Boost profits for your project-based business with Progressus, a project accounting software built on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (ERP)—a separate purchase required. Progressus extends Business Central's power with specialized features: > Project planning and accounting: Manage projects from start to finish. > Resource management: Get the right people on the right projects. > Detailed reporting: Gain valuable insights for better decision-making. > Multi-company support: Handle projects with partners and subcontractors. > Analytics and insights: Ensure on-time, on-budget project delivery, most often. Note: Requires Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Learn more about Progressus

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FunctionFox provides simple yet powerful project management tools that allow you to keep multiple projects on track. Try a free demo. Learn more about FunctionFox
With over 20 years of experience in helping creative companies succeed, FunctionFox provides simple yet powerful project management tools that allow you to keep multiple projects on track, forecast workloads, and reduce communication breakdowns. Stay on top of deadlines through project scheduling, task-based assignments, Gantt charts, and comprehensive reporting. We understand your industry, and can tailor FunctionFox to suit your teams needs. Try a free demo, and let us help you stay creative. Learn more about FunctionFox

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360-degree view of projects, tasks, finances. Birdview blends adaptable growth, collaboration, and security with insightful analytics. Learn more about Birdview PSA
Birdview is designed to scale with your business and provide complete visibility across projects. Efficiently handle numerous projects with tailored views, centralized information, and evenly distributed team tasks. Monitor and analyze expenses for precise financial management. Enjoy strong security, personalized assistance, and bespoke solutions. Leverage Birdview's in-depth analytics for essential insights, crucial for proficient project management and achieving goals. Learn more about Birdview PSA

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BigTime is the engine empowering the greatest consulting firms on the planet to budget, track & bill their most important asset: time. Learn more about BigTime
**Leader in Project Management Software by G2** Track the things that are important to you. Deep dive into project tasks and budgets. Check the status of tasks by due dates, staff assignments and more. If you're operating blind, real-time visibility is a few clicks away and exactly the way you want to see it. "We looked everywhere...nothing beats BigTime" - Matt M. Learn more about BigTime

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Kantata is the only end-to-end project management solution that helps services orgs of 50 to 5000+ manage the entire project lifecycle. Learn more about Kantata
The Kantata Professional Services Cloud is purpose-built to help organizations with 50 to 5000+ employees unify project management, resource management, financial management, business intelligence and team collaboration all in one solution. Elevate your performance and unlock your potential with better operational execution throughout the entire professional services project lifecycle. Learn more about Kantata

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GitLab DevSecOps platform enables software innovation by empowering development, security, and operations teams to build better softwar Learn more about GitLab
GitLab DevSecOps platform enables software innovation by empowering development, security, and operations teams to build better software, faster. With GitLab, teams can create, deliver, and manage code quickly and continuously instead of managing disparate tools and scripts. GitLab helps teams across the complete DevSecOps lifecycle, from developing, securing, and deploying software. Learn more about GitLab

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NetSuite project management automates project creation and tracking for improved productivity and control for on-time project delivery. Learn more about NetSuite
NetSuite Project Management centralizes all project information to allow project managers and team members to easily collaborate and maintain current and accurate project status. Automate project creation, track percent complete, time budgeted, and time spent on project tasks. Easily track the health of a project with project profitability reports. Project accounting and billing is streamlined since project activity is connected to NetSuite financials. Learn more about NetSuite

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Proactively manage projects, automate, and connect your portfolio with Moovila, winner of the CODiE SIIA for best PM Solution. Learn more about Moovila
Accelerate projects with automation and precision forecasting - and answer: Are we on time? Are we properly staffed? What are the hidden risks? Moovila provides you with 24/7 risk monitoring, an automation engine that analyzes and adjusts schedules for you, and precision resource capacity management with skills-based matching, capacity conflict detection, and intelligent budget controls. After 40 years of digital project tools, a true automation system is finally here. Sorry for the wait. Learn more about Moovila

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BCS is a web-based, open-method project management software that creates quality, efficiency and transparency in projects & processes. Learn more about Projektron BCS
As modular project management software, Projektron BCS offers holistic support for web-based project work and all associated business processes. Whether large or small projects, internal or customer projects, over a few weeks or several years, BCS offers scaled support for project planning, implementation and control and creates transparency for all project participants and company management. Method support according to IPMA, PMI, PRINCE2, Scrum, Kanban, Hermes, BPMN 2.0 or your own approach. Learn more about Projektron BCS

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Project Management Software Buyers Guide

What is Project Management software?

Project management software is used by teams to collectively plan, organize and collaborate on projects. Project management tools are designed to make workflows more efficient and to optimize collaborative efforts. This software encompasses a range of solutions, from lighter work management tools, to robust portfolio management solutions. It's important to understand the differences between these types of software so you can choose the tool that best meets your needs.

  • Work management software helps teams manage workflows, organize tasks and activities, and collaborate in a shared workspace. These tools capture work execution, facilitate collaboration, and provide status updates and views relevant to different stakeholders. Their target user is a non-technical business professional.
  • True PM software helps project managers and organizations execute projects - unique initiatives with a set scope, timeline, budget and/or resources. These tools help businesses plan, monitor, and control costs, schedules, and resources so they can deliver value and meet project success criteria. Their target user is a technical professional, i.e., a project manager.

Capterra's project management directory lists collaborative work management tools and more traditional project planning software. It also contains best-of-breed tools within each of these categories (e.g., task management, resource management, etc.). In this guide, we will answer your questions related to project management software, including the benefits of these tools, their typical features, and some things to consider when choosing a new project management system.

What are the benefits of Project Management software?

There are a wide-ranging benefits to implementing a project management software for your small business in Canada. These benefits typically focus on improved collaboration between team members, task tracking, and streamlining processes during a project. The main benefits of project management software include:

  • Better collaboration: Projects often require collaboration between multiple stakeholders including team members, other teams, and external clients. Project management platforms enable effective collaboration to allow teams to quickly respond to project challenges and requests, as well as brainstorm on process improvement.
  • Streamlined project management processes: Project management software offers the ability to create tasks, assign them to people, and track the status using dashboards. Real-time file sharing and collaboration tools save time. Business leaders have better control of their processes and can track project performance across different departments.
  • Accurate budget management: Project management software helps businesses track estimated vs. actual budgets so they can proactively identify and address areas that exceed the budget.

What are typical features of Project Management software?

Project management software solutions tend to provide a number of core features which allow for improved collaboration and communication between team members. However, the best project management software will also include supplementary and add-on features will help you to customize the tool for your business needs and make it more intuitive. The core features of project management software include:

  • Collaboration tools: Manage communication both within the team and externally. Some systems also provide built-in messaging tools.
  • File sharing: Upload different types of files such as documents, images, and spreadsheets, and share them with teammates.
  • Project tracking: Track the real-time progress of a project on dashboards. Some software features Gantt Charts for tracking multiple stages of a project.
  • Product planning: Create and implement product strategies.
  • Task management:Create tasks, assign them to people, and work together on the action items.
  • Track completion rates: Manually log the percentage of a task completed, which helps users calculate the total time required for completion.
  • Resource management: Allocate resources in a project including team workers, contract workers, and physical inventories.
  • Time and expense tracking: Log the total time and money spent on a project and compare it with allocated budgets.

What should you consider when purchasing a Project Management tool?

Before purchasing a project management application, it is important to bear a few considerations in mind to make sure you choose the best tool for your business. As well as evaluating the features that a project planning application serves you, it is also necessary to consider ease of use, integration into current business operations, cost, among other factors. Some key considerations include:

  • Cloud-based vs. on-premise: Cloud-based and on-premise project management tools vary in a number of ways. An on-premise system incurs capital expenses, which includes one-time installation cost and update costs. On the other hand, a cloud-based software offers subscription pricing model, which usually incurs monthly or annual costs. Also, a cloud-based solution provides ease of access as users can remotely login from their devices using web browsers or mobile apps. Buyers should assess their requirements and make purchase decisions accordingly.
  • Total cost of ownership: Apart from the pricing mentioned on the product website, there are often additional costs related to purchasing a project management system. These can include training, implementation, and future upgrades. Before making a software purchase, buyers should consider the total cost of ownership.
  • Feature requirements: Some project management system features are suited to specific business needs. For example, a Gantt chart is a project planning and tracking tool that helps users track the status of tasks across multiple stages of the project. Issue tracking is another useful feature that helps users track customer issues, technical bugs, and error reports. Users with such specific needs should evaluate products that include these features. Capterra's project management software directory allows you to search for software by desired features, such as Agile methodologies, Kanban boards, and milestone tracking.

Some important industry trends to bear in mind before purchasing a project management tool for your small business include:

  • AI-enabled chatbots are entering the project management software space: Chatbots are conversational user-interface technologies that help users automate project management system processes such as scheduling meetings and pulling up reports. This allows users to automate repetitive administrative tasks, making processes more efficient.
  • Social collaboration tools are on the rise: With evolving customer needs, businesses are constantly searching for innovative ways of working. A social collaboration solution offers features such as hashtags and ""@"" mentions, which allow team members to interact faster and better. A Gartner report states that ""employees are increasingly using social collaboration tools rather than formal project management products to keep their projects on track""."