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From project planning to complex portfolio management--teams deliver their best work on monday.com's infinitely customizable platform. Learn more about monday.com
monday.com Work OS is an open platform that brings teams together with custom-built solutions to break communication barriers, move projects forward, and align everyone involved. Easily access all progress updates, budget approvals, and more on one platform and see where all of your team's work stands at a glance. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on-the-go without wifi, monday.com allows you to access important information and make better data-driven decisions quickly. Learn more about monday.com

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Smartsheet is an online work execution platform empowering organizations of all sizes to plan, manage, automate, and report on work. Learn more about Smartsheet
Successful project planners need digital tools that organize, automate, and prioritize the inputs and outcomes of their processes. Smartsheet is a work execution platform that enables enterprises and teams to get from idea to impact ¿ fast. Use Smartsheet to create consistent project elements, increase speed, and improve collaboration with scalable options that fit individual work preferences. Learn more about Smartsheet

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Asana is the easiest way to organize and manage all of your team's work. See why 9,000+ customers give Asana 4.5 out of 5 stars. Learn more about Asana
Asana helps teams orchestrate their work–from daily tasks to strategic initiatives. With Asana, teams are more confident, move faster, and accomplish more with less—no matter where they are located. More than 114,000 paying organizations and millions of organizations across 190 countries rely on Asana to manage product launches, marketing campaigns, company objectives, and more. Learn more about Asana

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The world's leading dispatch, scheduling and safety software platform for heavy civil construction companies Learn more about Vizzn
One of a kind solution for heavy civil construction companies to dispatch and schedule all their events plus handle all safety paperwork plus handle all project scheduling. Vizzn's safety solution is the only solution that can correctly identify missing safety paperwork. Vizzn's Project Scheduling adjusts for the actual work weeks and allows for the nesting other macro schedules like equipment and crews. You will know how much of each equipment type you will require months in advance. Learn more about Vizzn

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Jira is the #1 software development tool used by agile teams. Millions choose Jira to plan and build great products. Try free! Learn more about Jira
Jira is the #1 software development tool used by agile teams. Teams of 2 to 20,000 rely on Jira to manage every stage of their workflow, from planning to shipping and releasing. With native roadmaps, teams can ladder up their work to track the big picture. Jira's no-code automation engine allows teams to save time and increase power by automating any task or process with a few clicks. And with a free edition, teams up to ten users can leverage all the power of Jira at no cost, forever. Learn more about Jira

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Project planning software that helps in-house teams & agencies improve collaboration, visibility, accountability and ultimately results Learn more about Teamwork
Teamwork is a project planning software that helps in-house teams & agencies improve collaboration, visibility, accountability and ultimately results. With all the features you need to plan, collaborate on, and deliver your work, it takes care of the details so your team's talents are freed to achieve the results that matter to your business. Use Teamwork to manage everything from delivering client projects, to executing marketing campaigns, to sprint planning and product launches. Learn more about Teamwork

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Project & code management, together at last. Plan work, track progress, and release code right in Backlog for all-in-one collaboration. Learn more about Backlog
Backlog is the all-in-one online project management tool for task management, version control, and bug tracking. Bringing together the organizational benefits of project management with the power and convenience of code management, Backlog enhances team collaboration across organizations large and small. Plan work, track progress, and release code updates right in Backlog. Core features include subtasking, custom statuses, kanban-style boards, Gantt charts, burndown charts, Git & SVN, and wikis. Learn more about Backlog

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Web-based resource scheduling app with leave management, personal dashboards, clash management, team visibility and collaboration. Learn more about Resource Guru
The fast, simple way to schedule people & other resources across your projects! Get team visibility on one clever calendar. Drag & drop bookings in seconds. Manage vacation & other types of time off. An availability bar helps with capacity planning. Clash management helps you stay in control. Dashboards, email notifications & calendar sync mean everyone's up to speed. Powerful reports let you monitor utilization rates. No software to install. From only $2.50 per person/month. Free 30-day trial. Learn more about Resource Guru

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For companies that want to improve their project planning processes by relying on clear resource workload visibility across projects. Learn more about Forecast
Forecast is a robust alternative to point solutions, uniting project management, resource planning, team collaboration, time management, finance, & reporting in one complete package. Project experts can improve their project planning processes by relying on clear resource workload visibility across projects. The solution works best for companies of 50+ employees who want the full project portfolio and resource overview together with real-time profitability insights, in one AI-powered software. Learn more about Forecast

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Discover the top project planning solution built by services professionals, for services professionals. Learn more about Mavenlink
Discover the top project planning solution built by services professionals, for services professionals. Mavenlink transforms your business by uniting project management, collaboration, time tracking, resource management, and project financials all in one place. Users experience better operational execution, greater business agility, and improved financial performance. Named leading project management solution by Gartner. Learn more about Mavenlink

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Ravetree is an award-winning work management solution for project-driven organizations. Learn more about Ravetree
Ravetree is an award-winning work management solution for project-driven organizations. Our platform includes: Project Management, Resource Planning, Time & Expense Tracking, Digital Asset Management, CRM, and more. Easily see the big picture by having all of your information organized in one place! Learn more about Ravetree

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ClickUp is the future of work - it's one app to replace them all. ClickUp is the #1 fastest growing productivity app in 2020. Learn more about ClickUp
ClickUp is one app to replace them all. It's the future of work - where anyone can work on anything. More than just task management - ClickUp offers docs, reminders, goals, calendars, scheduling, and even an inbox. Fully customizable, ClickUp works for every type of team, so all teams can use the same app to plan, organize, and collaborate. Learn more about ClickUp

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Float is a resource management platform to plan, schedule, and track project work. Plan projects based on your team’s real capacity. Learn more about Float
Float is a resource management platform used by teams big and small (from 5 to 5,000+). Plan projects with precision by adding phases and budgets. Assign tasks quickly based on your team’s availability, and link tasks together to create dependencies. Forecast capacity, track your actual spend, and monitor utilization with powerful reporting tools. Streamline workflows and integrate directly with project management tools like Asana, Jira, Trello, Teamwork, and WorkflowMax. Free 30 day trial. Learn more about Float

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The online tool for project planning Learn more about Miro
Miro is #1 collaborative whiteboard platform for teams of any size, trusted by over 30 million users worldwide. Manage complex projects and their stakeholders with confidence. Create process alignment and shared understanding between cross-functional teams with a collaborative online whiteboard. Simplify your workflows and optimize your daily routines with our collection of 250+ planning templates. Try powerful integrations with your favourite tools (Asana, MS Teams, Monday, and many more). Learn more about Miro

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Notion is the all-in-one workspace for notes, projects, documents, and collaboration. Learn more about Notion
Notion is the all-in-one workspace for notes, project management, documents, and collaboration. Tens of thousands of teams and companies around the world use it to keep their employees informed and working together in one place. By bringing all work and knowledge together and making it highly customizable, Notion creates focus and transparency, while consolidating tools, saving time, and driving more productivity for teams of all sizes. Learn more about Notion

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Shortcut is a fast project management platform built for today's software team. Free for teams up to 10 users. Learn more about Shortcut
Shortcut is a fast, uncluttered project management platform for Agile software teams to plan, build, and launch better products. It combines just the right amount of simplicity and structure to keep software teams happy and productive. Shortcut is designed for developers and features a robust set of popular integrations (GitHub, GitLab, Slack, and more) and a well-crafted API to automate workflows. Free for teams up to 10 users. Learn more about Shortcut

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The best CRM with embedded project management module. Keep everything in one software. Learn more about eWay-CRM
The best CRM Add-in for Outlook, also available as a web app and on iOS / Android. It helps manage Projects, Sales, Customers, and even Email Campaigns. With eWay-CRM, you can share your Outlook with your team, track communication history, plan follow-ups, automate company processes and thus, run your business efficiently. The software is also highly customizable - it allows you to create user fields, design form layouts, customize workflows and user permissions. Learn more about eWay-CRM

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Use our project management platform to plan your projects and never fall behind. Customers report a 30% decrease in project duration. Learn more about Easy Projects
Easy Projects is a cloud-based project planning software with tools tailor-made for planning and execution. Through time-savers like the Gantt chart, Resource Loading Simulations, Project Calendar and our unique AI Forecasting tool, you can manage your team and tasks in minutes, with all your projects and activities lined up clearly on a timeline. Teams report a 30% decrease in project duration and a 98% project completion rate after using Easy Projects. Learn more about Easy Projects

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Upwave is a visual collaboration platform that helps modern businesses thrive. Organize, plan, track, collaborate and get things done. Learn more about UpWave
Upwave is a visual platform for collaborating on projects, portfolios, and daily tasks. Visualize your projects with different views, including board, table, timeline and calendar. Monitor status and progress on all your projects from the portfolio overview. Track time, set estimates and create timesheets. Easily and securely involve outside collaborators. The intuitive and user-friendly interface makes it easy to get everyone onboard - no extra training needed. Learn more about UpWave

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Achieve growth & strategic objectives through more effective management of projects & resources with Sciforma Software. Learn more about Sciforma
Sciforma 7.1 is an industry-leading PPM tool. Robust, easy-to-use, quick-to-implement and functionally scalable, it is designed to meet the strategic, executive and reporting needs of PMOs. Sciforma PPM supports PMOs with a number of critical PPM capabilities: Idea & Demand Management, Portfolio & Program Management, Planning, Work & Collaboration Management, Resource Management, and Time Tracking. Reporting tools are also available on demand for executives and managers. Learn more about Sciforma

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Primetric helps you plan, track, and forecast developers' availability and projects' profitability by providing single source of truth. Learn more about Primetric
Primetric is a project, resource, and finance management platform dedicated to IT business services. Plan, track, and forecast developers' availability, and projects' profitability thanks to a high-level view, and powerful reports. Gain a single source of truth with all the moving parts of your software development company while reducing planning time up to 80% and increasing income up to 6% year to year. Learn more about Primetric

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Fix your broken projects and keep your entire project portfolio in the green with the world's most accurate work management platform. Learn more about Moovila
Automatically optimize project plans with Moovila, the world's most accurate work management platform. Score your projects, remove risks, and consistently deliver on time and on budget. Gain line of sight with customizable dashboards. Connect across projects to gain operational efficiencies, smoother onboarding, consistent training and user adoption, with outcomes tied to accurately forecasted timelines. "Moovila has been a great partner to work with. We've always had a great experience." Learn more about Moovila

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Avion helps product teams reduce risk and break down complexity by building backlogs that are tightly bound to core user journeys. Learn more about Avion
Avion is the #1 story mapping tool used by product teams. Break down complexity, build powerful user-focused backlogs and focus on outcomes over output. Avion integrates with the top backlog tools like Jira, Azure, GitHub and Trello. World-leading companies use Avion to plan their backlog and user journeys. Keep focused on your end-users and turn big ideas into working software. Learn more about Avion

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A visual collaboration tool that creates a shared perspective for your team on any project in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way.
From sales and marketing to HR and operations, teams can design and customize Trello to fit their unique needs and work styles. And with over 100+ integrations with other key tools like Google Drive, Slack, Jira and more, Trello is a living, breathing project hub of cross-team collaboration no matter where your work needs to happen. Trello brings joy to teamwork by making it transparent and easily shareable across boards and teams. Learn more about Trello

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Bring your teams work together, and unify your workflow. Create, collaborate, and store information all in one place.
Evernote Business brings your teams work together. Create documents, collaborate on projects, and store information all in one place. Teammates can access, edit, upload, and share notes and files from any device--even if theyre offline. Cut through the noise, and quickly find the information you need with powerful search capabilities and integrations with tools you already use. Unify your workflow with Evernote Business. Learn more about Evernote Teams

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Confluence keeps all project planning pieces in one place. Collaborate with your team, track timelines, and assign tasks as needed.
Project planning has many moving parts, keep track of them all with Confluence. This tool can be used as your main project planning software. Use Confluence to create timelines, collaborate with stakeholders, and much more. Pull your team in where and when they are needed with our tagging feature so you can assign tasks without any confusion. Furthermore, stay on budget by using the same page to track your expenses. Confluence helps push projects forward, in one piece. Learn more about Confluence

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Wrike is an online project planning software with Gantt charts, calendars, request forms, Kanban, time-tracking, and 400+ integrations.
Wrike is an online project planning tool used by 20,000+ companies and over two million users. Stay on track with Gantt charts, calendars, request forms, Kanban boards, time-tracking reports, proofing tools, real-time updates, and auto-assignment all in one place. Integrate Wrike with 400+ applications and Adobe Creative Cloud so you can use the tools you rely on everyday. Customize workflows to suit the project's needs, and reduce the need for emails, meetings, status updates, and more. Learn more about Wrike

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The collaborative work management leader, helping companies plan, execute, and deliver great work and exceptional customer experiences.
Adobe Workfront is the leader in collaborative work management. Workfront connects strategy to delivery, integrating people and data across the enterprise, and manages work from start to finish to help teams deliver measurable outcomes. At every stage of planning and executing work, Workfront enables the business capabilities companies need to deliver exceptional customer experiences. Learn more about Adobe Workfront

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Samepage facilitates communication, project management and more by combining chat, calling, task management, files and live documents.
Samepage is award-winning all-in-one team collaboration software, combining team chat, video calling, task management, file sharing, & real-time document collaboration in a single cloud-based workspace. It helps teams communicate, manage projects, run meetings, & get more done with fewer apps & emails. It provides the ultimate collaborative context, showing tasks, calendars, files, co-authored text, diagrams, spreadsheets, & more alongside team conversations. It also integrates with 1000+ apps. Learn more about Samepage

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LiquidPlanner's transformative project management uses predictive scheduling to dynamically adapt to change and manage uncertainty.
LiquidPlanner is a transformative project planning solution that uses predictive scheduling to dynamically adapt to change and manage project uncertainty. Experience automatic resource leveling and priority-based planning across multiple projects and dependencies. Help your team prioritize tasks, predict outcomes, and perform with confidence. Rated the best software for complex projects by PC Magazine, smarter planning is a click away. Learn more about LiquidPlanner

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Deputy: schedule staff, track time and attendance, manage leave, export timesheets to payroll with a click, and stay compliant easily.
Deputy is a multi-award winning workforce management tool. With Deputy you can complete staff schedules in minutes and then publish them to your team with a click, easily manage Staff Leave, track Time & Attendance, and sync your timesheets to payroll seamlessly. Deputy integrates with over 300 leading POS and Payroll providers for end-to-end confidence. Free iOS and Android apps mean you can manage your business from anywhere. Start your free Trial today. Learn more about Deputy

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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.
Consulting firms need more than just a timesheet. They need a system that unifies budgeting, project planning/execution, team communication, task management, resource management, invoicing and project financials. BigTime gives your entire team the tools they need to deliver billable work on time and on budget, giving our customers an average improvement of 25% in gross margins and a substantial increase in expansion and referral revenue. Contact our sales team to learn how. Learn more about BigTime

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Targetprocess is a visual platform to help you adopt and scale agile across your enterprise.
Targetprocess is an agile portfolio and work management solution which natively supports SAFe and other frameworks for scaling Agile. It provides a bi-directional integration with team-based tools like Azure DevOps. Targetprocess empowers enterprises to achieve business agility and see the value flow through the entire organization. Recognized in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Agile Enterprise Planning Tools. Learn more about Targetprocess

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The effortless way to get your team organized
The most user-friendly online experience for managing any type of Project. Freedcamp contains one of the most comprehensive feature sets on the market while allowing you to only install the ones your team really needs. We offer innovative new user interfaces that reduce the amount of time required to stay on top of projects. Freedcamp is ideal for businesses and freelancers who are ready to get organized with ease. Learn more about Freedcamp

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An open-source suite of integrated apps to manage CRM, PoS, Website, eCommerce, Sales, Accounting, Warehouse, HR, Marketing, and more.
Odoo is a fully integrated, customizable, open-source software packed with expertly designed, user-friendly business applications. Odoo's intuitive database is able to meet a majority of business needs, such as CRM, Sales, Project, Manufacturing, Inventory, and Accounting, just to name a few. Odoo is an all-in-one software solution designed to meet the needs of any company, regardless of size (or budget). Learn more about Odoo

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Leverage flexible time tracking to manage your diverse, mobile workforce with confidence.
Replicon unified platform helps manage time and costs across your enterprise for enhanced performance and profitability. Notifications, approval workflows, GPS tracking, & more supercharge productivity while freeing HR to focus on more strategic initiatives. Configurable timesheets with advanced mobile capabilities enable time tracking for employees & projects anytime, anywhere. Stay on top of resource utilization with Replicon TimeOff add-on & map the right people to the right project. Learn more about Replicon

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Aha! is the world's #1 roadmap software — trusted by more than 5,000 companies.
Aha! Roadmaps is the complete product management suite to set strategy, capture ideas, score features, and share visual plans. It includes Aha! Ideas Essentials for crowdsourcing feedback. If you are looking for a complete idea management solution, choose Aha! Ideas to centralize feedback, prioritize requests, and hold live empathy sessions. Learn more and start a free 30-day trial of Aha! Roadmaps or Aha! Ideas at www.aha.io. Learn more about Aha!

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Project and work management software that supports the unique needs of hybrid teams.
Award-winning ProjectManager.com features powerful online project management, time-tracking and collaboration tools for managers and their teams. With real-time visibility, managers can ensure that their project plans are always on track. Plus, team members love the ability to update their timesheets and tasks anytime, anywhere. It's easy to see why teams in over 100 countries, like NASA, Ralph Lauren, Volvo and Brookstone, rely on ProjectManager.com. Learn more about ProjectManager.com

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Workamajig - The #1 Workflow Management Software for the creative industry. It's an all-in-one solution for agencies and in-house teams
Workamajig Platinum is a fully integrated Creative Agency software system that includes everything from Project Management, Resource Management and Agency Management to Creative Collaboration, CRM & Sales & Time-Tracking. Workamajig began over 25 years ago as an operations and technology consulting firm to creative shops & we've been putting that expertise to use ever since. More than 3,000 creative teams rely on Workamajig every day. Learn more about Workamajig

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Time tracking software equipped with budgeting, forward resource planning, expenses tracking, visual dashboards and flexible reports.
Everhour is one of the best time tracking tools for teams. Keep track of all your project budgets, schedule threshold alerts, use forward resource planning. Build any kind of reports and send professional-looking invoices. Everhour natively integrates with your project management app so you can track time on tasks right from its interface: Asana, Basecamp, Trello, Jira, GitHub and more. Learn more about Everhour

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Online project planning tool based in Gantt charts. Intuitive interface, nice UX/UI design, powerful features at affordable prices.
GanttPRO is an online project planning tool based on Gantt charts. It's used by 500K+ Project/product managers, team leaders, CEOs, and other managers from different spheres. The short learning curve and nice UX/UI design allow managers and team members to start working right away. Task, resource, cost, deadline management, team collaboration, workload, templates, export, & more - get them for FREE on a trial! Learn more about GanttPRO

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All-in-one business operating platform that contains all essential tools for project, task, finance and customer management.
All-in-one business operating platform that contains all essential tools for project, task, finance and customer management. Flowlu provides you with a profound overview of everything that is going on in your company. Flowlu's tools let you know what your employees are doing and what problems they are facing. You can track every part of your business, from time spent by your team and their workload to overall costs, and customer invoices. Learn more about Flowlu

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The all-in-one solution to manage your projects, resources & workflows with beautiful dashboards and enterprise-class reports.
Celoxis is the all-in-one solution to manage your projects, resources, risks, issues, and business workflows. Five reasons why you should give us a try: 1. Enterprise-class features that you really need 2. Fully customizable & beautiful dashboards 3. Powerful reporting unmatched by competitors 4. Tons of customizations & integrations 5. Unbeatable price Learn more about Celoxis

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ProWorkflow is an industry leading and much loved project, task and workflow management software.
ProWorkflow is an industry-leading comprehensive project management tool for teams of 5 to 5000. 17 years of experience and trusted for over 3 million projects, we understand small details through to big data. Track Gantt chart tasks, Kanban boards, time, documents, communications, quotes and invoices. Our powerful API and customizable features let you easily tailor ProWorkflow. World-class customer support & free on-boarding makes the decision to join easy. Learn more about ProWorkflow

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Business management platform that comes with CRM, HRM, financial management, and project management.
Business management platform that comes with CRM, HRM, financial management, and project management.

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The project management and collaboration tool that grows as you do, with features for tasks, collaboration, and more.
The project management and collaboration tool that grows as you do, with features for tasks, collaboration, and more.

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Taskworld is a project planning application that combines visual boards, team messaging and project planning into one easy app.
Taskworld is the easiest way for teams to plan projects and keep track of work. It packs visual task management, project planning, remote working tracking and team messaging into one robust app. With a special focus on Project Planning, Taskworld also includes features like time tracking, automated notifications, dependencies, timeline views and integrations, so your team can achieve better and faster results for every project and get things done. Learn more about Taskworld

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Scoro is an end-to-end work management solution that enables you to control your entire workflow in one place.
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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Award-winning enterprise work management software for project portfolio management (PPM) and professional services delivery teams.
Planview Clarizen is an award-winning enterprise work management solution for PMOs and professional services delivery teams. Robust project portfolio management (PPM) capabilities enable program managers and service team leaders to gain real-time visibility into work in progress, automate workflows, proactively manage risks, gain delivery confidence, and deliver greater business impact. Planview Clarizen is purpose-built for mid-sized and enterprise PMOs, EPMOs, PSOs, and ESOs. Learn more about Planview Clarizen

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Powerful yet easy to use and adopt. Workzone is the ideal software for marketing, operations and agency teams of 5+ users.
Workzone is the ideal project management software for marketing, agency and operations teams of 5+ users. It's powerful yet easy to use and adopt. Brands such as Wells Fargo and Verizon trust Workzone to run their projects and keep their teams in sync. Workzone was perfected through 20 years of real world use, with the power and usability you need to manage busy workloads. Pricing starts at $200/month. Learn more about Workzone

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Project Planning Software Buyers Guide

Introduction

Project planning software allows users to manage their projects and create a workable project execution strategy. In order to achieve this, the very best planning software will allow project managers and other key stakeholders in Canadian organizations to define the tasks required in order to complete a project, assign those tasks to individual departments or employees, create a timeline for project completion, plan the allocation of resources appropriately, and budget for any related expenses.

The use of project control tools of this kind can play a key role in modern project management, and these project planning applications may either be standalone programs or offered as part of a more comprehensive project management software package. One of the biggest ways in which these applications can assist project managers is through visualization of the project timeline so that the manager knows what should be happening, when it should occur, who is responsible for each individual task, and what resources need to be provided in order to ensure success.

Carefully defined projects, which are planned out in terms of the tasks required, ownership and responsibilities, resource demands, and budget, are more likely to be successful—planning software can assist greatly with this. As a result, project tools of this kind can enhance project managers' ability to carry out their roles.

Aside from its connection to wider or more comprehensive project management software solutions, planning software is often considered to be related to various other planning tools available too, including task management software and collaboration software. Additionally, it can be used in combination with resource management software and project tracking software. However, it should be noted that the most advanced programs will deliver similar functionality, meaning planning software could potentially take the place of those applications.

Clearly, the different work planning tools on the market will offer different options, functions, and capabilities, and the quality can also vary. Generally, free project planning software is going to be less comprehensive than the best in class solutions. Some tools may also provide additional emphasis on specific areas of project management, such as Agile or Waterfall project management. Nevertheless, there are some core features that help to define this software category, and users can expect the majority of solutions to allow them to:

  • Define project expectations, tasks, timelines, and deadlines, ensuring complete clarity
  • Allocate specific tasks to individuals or departments, and then continually track progress
  • Manage resources so that appropriate time, money, and labour resources are given
  • Provide collaboration tools, create Gantt charts, and monitor the overall status of a project

What is project planning software?

Project planning software is the name given to a category of applications that are designed to assist project managers with the planning and execution of their projects. To achieve this, the software will typically allow users to define tasks, allocate those tasks to specific people, create a work schedule, establish deadlines, and optimize the use of resources. The end result is a solution that will allow Canadian businesses to execute their projects more effectively and efficiently.

One of the key motivations behind the use of project planning applications of this kind is the ability to provide real clarity to a planned project so that the end result is satisfactory. Through the use of such tools, project managers and project teams can gain a much better understanding of what they are working on, what is expected, when the project should be finished, and who is responsible for each of the different elements that make up the project as a whole.

Standalone planning software can be used in conjunction with other tools, such as project management software, although in some cases, project planning apps can actually serve many of the same functions, and the most comprehensive options on the market could even replace the need to invest in those solutions. However, in other cases, the planning software may be offered as just one component of a wider suite of project management applications.

What are the benefits of project planning software?

The benefits of project planning programs for Canadian businesses are primarily centred around their ability to help project managers and their teams to organize the project workforce, create a logical project strategy, clearly define project goals and tasks, establish ownership principles, and provide overall clarity about the work that lies ahead. With that being said, it can also be beneficial to explore some of the specific and tangible benefits associated with these software solutions, and some of the most significant examples include the ability to:

  • Clearly define project expectations: one of the primary benefits that can stem from making use of project planning applications within your Canadian business is the ability to clearly define all aspects of a project and establish clear expectations. A major part of project planning involves answering the "who?", "what?", "when?", "why?", and "how?" type questions, and software of this type can assist with this. Answering these questions and having the answers readily available can help to improve project outcomes by providing all members of project teams with greater clarity. Additionally, project managers and other leaders can clearly establish who is responsible for each aspect of the project, who should lead work on specific tasks, and what the chain of command is within the team.

  • Manage resources more efficiently: another key advantage linked to project planning programs is the ability to manage all resources much more efficiently and accurately. This includes effective time management, so that an appropriate amount of time is given to project teams to carry out specific tasks; effective management of money so that the right budget is set for the completion of the project, and so that investments are made in the right areas; and effective management of labour, so that enough team members are allocated to each task, without situations arising where too many people have been assigned to one task, leaving some of those employees with little to do. When resources are managed properly, there is less waste and greater overall efficiency.

  • Access to multiple project planning tools: planning software packages bring together multiple different project planning tools, consolidating them in a single place, including task management, collaboration, and Gantt chart creation options. Having access to all of these different tools in one app can be more convenient for project managers and can help businesses to cut costs by avoiding the need to purchase separate solutions for each of those areas. In addition, the inclusion of these different tools within one application means data from one area can also be easily transferred or copied into another area without running into issues related to compatibility or formatting. This can then lead to significant improvements when it comes to collaboration between different departments, or teamwork between different groups operating within the same larger project team.

  • Allow changes or adjustments to be made: using project planning tools, managers and other senior figures can more easily make adjustments to a project and share information about those changes with stakeholders. If requirements shift, new information is discovered, or feedback emerges from end-users, project managers can use planning software to plot out any adjustments and allow the project team to know as quickly as possible. With the Agile approach, changes could occur relatively frequently, and communicating this information effectively can easily become the main difference between project success and project failure.

  • Visualize project tasks and timelines: finally, software that has been designed to assist with project planning can also help project leaders to actually visualize timelines and quickly see elements like the tasks that have been assigned to different team members, in a clear and concise way. Being able to view this information in an easy-to-digest visual format can be invaluable for helping a project manager to build a complete picture of where their project stands, where it should be in the future, and when that should occur. It also makes it easier to see who is responsible for each stage of the journey and when each of their individual deadlines are.

What are the features of project planning software?

The features of project planning software are designed to assist project managers with the planning and execution of projects. While there can be some significant variation in terms of the options and functions available in each application, there are many common features, which are found in a large number of project planning solutions. Some of the most common and popular features contained in programs of this kind are outlined in more depth below:

  • Resource management: keep track of the most important project resources, including time, money, and labour, and allocate those resources to the right place at the right time. A fundamental part of project management involves knowing how much money is left, where that money is being spent, and where more money may need to be made available. On top of this, projects rely on the work of individual employees, and those employees need to be carefully managed so that they are working on the right tasks, at the right time. Finally, time is one of the most important resources of all, and it needs to be continually managed so that the project remains on schedule. Using project planning applications, managing all of these resources becomes much easier.
  • Task management: define each individual task that needs to be carried out over the course of the project completion process, and allocate those tasks to the right individuals, departments, or teams. Task management is essential for ensuring that project team members understand what they should be working on, why they should be working on it, how long they have to complete their task, and who they will be working alongside. A critical aspect of task management involves defining ownership of each task so that there is certainty on where responsibility lies. The best solutions will also allow adjustments to be made so that tasks can be reallocated to different individuals or teams if the need arises, and so that the details of the task can be altered if new information comes to light.
  • Visualization: see visual representations of project progress so far in order to gain a clearer sense of where individual tasks stand and what the status of the project as a whole currently is. One of the most common visualization elements included within software of this kind is a visual timeline. Generally, this timeline can be used to plot out the individual tasks and the amount of time they have been allocated, along with hard deadlines for different sections of the project. Moreover, it is usually possible to mark significant milestones along the way, which can assist the project team with understanding precisely where they are and maintain morale and motivation. Additionally, many solutions provide support for Gantt charts and other graphic illustrations that can help to convey important information about progress and the project schedule.
  • Budget management: establish an overall project budget, allocate financial resources to the different areas of the project team, and continually track how much money remains, how much has been spent, and where that money has been spent. Solutions that include dedicated budget management tools can make it easier to monitor finances and create reports for stakeholders. Additionally, the budget management component can often go hand-in-hand with the resource management component, making it quick and easy to move data between them.
  • Collaboration tools: utilize a variety of collaboration tools and features, which make it easier for different individuals and teams working on the project to share ideas and help each other. On a basic level, software of this kind is likely to include options for channels to share files and communicate, either via a text-based messaging system or video calling. However, going further, some project planning apps will also include options to create digital working environments—which can be made invite-only—which can help project team members to collaborate more effectively through screen sharing, annotation, and similar tools.
  • Progress tracking: monitor the progress of individual tasks, assignments given to teams, and the project as a whole. A status bar can indicate how far along the project is, how much work has been carried out by different teams, and the speed at which this progress has been made. In some cases, this data can then be used to forecast project completion times or to give a better understanding of when individual tasks may be finished. The ability to track progress in this way is vital for overseeing a project because it allows new tasks to be started at the best possible time. Progress reports can also be created and presented to stakeholders to give them regular updates.

Using Capterra's Canadian project planning directory, it becomes easier to find the ideal solution based on what they have to offer. More specifically, the directory allows users to sort the available applications according to the features they contain. This then ensures that users are only presented with the programs that actually perform the functions that are required. From there, it becomes much easier to narrow down the options to those that are most suitable.

What should be considered when purchasing project planning software?

When attempting to purchase the ideal project planning program, there are a number of things that must be considered. One thing to keep in mind here is the need to acquire the most suitable software, rather than just the most complete package. After all, the needs of one project team can differ substantially from the needs of another, and the features that matter are also going to vary. A good way to approach this is to ask the following questions:

  • How much does project or job planning software cost? The price of a product or service is always going to be a key factor in any decision that is going to result in a purchase being made, but this issue needs to be considered carefully and holistically, with an awareness of long-term and hidden costs. For instance, the upfront costs linked with software will not factor in issues like setup costs or costs associated with training employees to use the software properly. Within this question, it is also important to think about whether or not it is viable to get the right project planning software free of charge. In cases where requirements are not especially advanced—or where access needs are fairly basic—this may be possible, and it can save Canadian businesses significant money. Yet, as a general rule, the free options on the market are likely to lack some features, and they may be less future-proof too.
  • What are the project planning tools? It is important to examine the different software options carefully and develop an understanding of precisely which planning tools are included within each package. While the core features are likely to be similar across the majority of options, some features can be considered differentiators, and these can help with separating the options and identifying the best possible solution for a particular business. For example, the inclusion of both Agile and traditional methodologies will not necessarily feature in every product on the market, so business leaders need to think carefully about the methodologies that are most important to them and then make their decision accordingly. Even in instances where both of these methodologies are supported, the level and quality of support can vary, so it is essential to build a full picture before making a purchase.
  • What is the best deployment option? The answer to this question will depend on how work is carried out within an organization and what the current setup is, along with numerous other factors. There are two common approaches, with the first being the more conventional on-premise option. Here, software is purchased, owned by the buyer, and installed on company systems, with data storage being the responsibility of the individual organization. By contrast, the Software as a Service (SaaS) approach is a cloud-based deployment option. With this model, software is acquired from a third-party service provider on a subscription-style basis. The third party is responsible for securely storing data in the cloud, and the software is made accessible via an internet connection. This generally means the software can be accessed remotely or on-site, using a wider variety of devices and operating systems. Costs are more predictable, the service provider assumes responsibility for ensuring the service is working, and the software is up-to-date. There are advantages and disadvantages linked to both approaches. While it is not possible to simply identify the best deployment option in general, it is possible to find the best approach for an individual business, project manager, or project team, based on preferences and circumstances.
  • What is the most popular project planning app? It is also worth giving some thought to the popularity of the different options on the market. The most popular option may not necessarily be the best option for every project manager, but there are advantages that come with popularity, including compatibility when working with third parties and familiarity when training new hires. Popular options are also more likely to have online resources for overcoming some of the most common problems and carrying out some of the more advanced tasks. This can be valuable because it may save a business the time and money associated with accessing professional support.
  • Is remote access to planning software possible? Finally, decision-makers need to think about who actually needs access to the project planning system and where they are going to be working from in order to access it. In some cases, this could be as simple as knowing that project managers need access when they are in the office. However, modern working arrangements are not always this simple and remote, and hybrid approaches are growing. If remote access is going to be required, - likely, given that 85% of Canadians want to work remotely at least part-time after the pandemic - this is an important point that should help to inform purchasing decisions. It may be that a cloud-based option provides the best combination of accessibility and security in these situations because cloud-based solutions tend to be accessible through any internet device with a modern web browser. This means employees are less likely to encounter compatibility issues along the way.

The most relevant trends related to project planning applications also need to be carefully considered before making a purchase. It is important to find a solution that has been designed with an awareness of these current trends because otherwise, project managers risk acquiring a solution that will become outdated or which will fail to live up to expectations. Some of the most important software and technology trends to give thought to include:

  • Increased use of artificial intelligence: The trend of artificial intelligence (AI) becoming more advanced and reliable can be seen across many different software categories, but it is especially relevant to project management. In fact, Gartner analysts predict that as much as 80 per cent of the current workload of a project manager could be eliminated by 2030 as artificial intelligence continues to improve and takes over. This is especially true with tasks like data collection, progress tracking, and reporting-type tasks. With this in mind, it makes sense for businesses to get a head start on this by investing in solutions that already make use of AI capabilities to automate some of the more repetitive or predictable tasks that unnecessarily take up time when project managers could be carrying out more complex activities instead. Additionally, AI and machine learning can use historical data to identify patterns, and this can be invaluable for creating project workflows that minimize risk and optimize outcomes.
  • The rise of Agile project management: The concept of Agile project management is nothing new, but it is gaining more traction, in large part because it offers greater flexibility and functions as an established methodology, which allows for sudden and even frequent changes to be made during the project lifecycle. In businesses that carry out Agile projects regularly, or where Agile projects are likely to be a feature in the future, it is important to invest in a project planning solution that includes relevant features and supports the Agile framework in general.
  • Heightened demand for mobile access: Hybrid and remote working models are becoming more commonplace, and this means the idea of carrying out tasks from a single device, in a single location, is no longer the reality for many project managers. Instead, project managers may need to be able to access their core tools from anywhere—using portable devices like smartphones or tablets—and this has led to more demand for mobile accessibility. With this in mind, it is worth evaluating the project planning tools available and identifying those that either offer a companion mobile app or provide access to cloud-based software via a mobile web browser.

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