Winning projects after projects is absolutely astonishing; much more if these projects are being accomplished at the allowable budget and time. If that’s the case, we could say that something collaborative is going on inside the Project Management Office (PMO). This is what we call hitting the bull’s eye as well as pinning down the doubles and triples in project management. Next to having a team with PMP certified people, probably what helps companies these days in winning more business opportunities is because of excellent Project Management systems.
Over the past few months, ITQlick team has been very busy analyzing the PM software market to find out the software most companies are using these days in managing their projects. We also want to specifically find out what’s in these Project Management software solutions that helps companies hit their project goals right on target. One engaging result of our analysis is that we were able to filter out the Top 5 PM Software for Large Businesses which we find helpful for PM software buyers. But what caught up our attention the most is when we get to discover that Project Management, as a body of knowledge, has been really innovating a lot when it comes to methodologies, best practices, and standards. The PMBOK 5th Edition which was released by PMI last year definitely has these innovations well-enumerated.
More interestingly, our analysis supported the fact that software companies are changing the face of Project Management right now. If you’re a project manager, CEO, COO, or PMO director, you definitely need to take into consideration the latest innovations and trends in project management today. Relative to that, the ITQlick team has the right information to share. Here are our top four picks for you.
With its Free, Professional and Enterprise packages, Wrike deserves to be named by Gartner as 2014’s Cool Vendor in Social Software and Collaboration. This PM software fosters easy collaboration, open communication, and fast decision-making. Wrike cool features include Dynamic Timeline, Interactive Gantt Chart, Email-to-Task Transformation and Integration with Google Apps. What are the other cool features inside Wrike PM Software that will help you manage your enterprise projects better? Here they are.
- Advanced Analytics
- Enterprise-Grade Security
- Integration with Salesforce.com and Dropbox
- Real-time Activity Stream
- Branded Workspace & Emails
With Project Coordinator, Project Chat and Project Forum features, Zoho Projects is absolutely an excellent collaborative software in the cloud. These features allow every member of the team to work on the same page with the same goal in mind. With pay-as-you-go service that goes with Express, Premium and Enterprise packages, handling project management that fits your company’s structure and work style is certainly possible to be done with Zoho Projects. We explored more this software technology and we validated that these advanced features below are what truly makes Zoho Projects a web-based solution built to work for every business today.
- Project Planning
- Gantt Charts
- Reporting Tools
- Document Management
- Bug Tracker
- Drop Box and Google Apps Integration
Are you ready to bring your project management to the higher level? Oracle Primavera is the software solution that can make it happen for your business. With 9 products under the Oracle Primavera’s Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM), this is certainly the most comprehensive software solution suite for every enterprise. Everybody knows about Oracle and when they say that “90 of the top 100 engineering and construction firms use their EPPM solution”, that’s no more, no less a fact. Since EPPM is hot right now, we decided to look deeper into this PM software. We then confirmed that this software technology is really perfect for project-focused business functions such as:
- Construction Program Management
- Capital Asset Maintenance
- Software System Development and Deployment
- Enterprise Investment Portfolio Management
- Resource Productivity and Capacity Planning
- Product Design, Manufacturing, and Implementation Program Management
Clarizen is a PM software solution for project managers, IT teams, marketing teams, professional services, and agile development projects. Although it’s pretty much convincing from their website that Clarizen is the enterprise-leader in work and project management, we investigated a little bit more why Clarizen literally is changing the future of work (as what they’ve claimed). We found out that Clarizen is one of the visionaries in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services. We also get to realize that Clarizen offers 4 different license types that can help every project team in getting the right work done. These are the Full, Team Member, Time & Expense, and Social license types and these are the key features that go with them.
- Task, Issue and Expense Management
- Projects Overview & Drill-down
- Project Gantt & Roadmap View
- API Access