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What is Online ProjectManagement SoftwareDiscover how to leverage the latest cloudapplications as a way to grow your busin...
What is Online    Project Management Software    How to understand the mechanics behind Project Management tools,    and t...
What is OnlineProject Management SoftwareThere are five phases of project management, asdefined by the Project Management ...
Main functions supportedIt is by examining what your organization requires to execute projects andmatching those needs to ...
What features to consider?                 Collaboration and communication are very        important elements to consider ...
What features to consider?  A Workspace designed for team members to  help them understand, organize, and get their  tasks...
What features to consider? Look for a set of professional services automation:                        Tools to bill and in...
What features to consider? Look for a set of professional services automation:                          Budgeting/Invoicin...
How To ChooseOnline Business SoftwareGenerally speaking, there are several critical aspects that should beconsidered when ...
How To ChooseOnline Business Software Industry specific expertise     ●   Look for vertical industry expertise, check thei...
How To ChooseProject Management Software    The market for project management software has increased greatly and    there ...
How To Choose    Project Management Software    ●   Look for products that have tiered        subscription levels so you c...
How To ChooseProject Management SoftwareHelpful resources     ●   You can compare solutions and read        reviews from a...
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This article is about Project Management and here we showcase why Project Management Software is important, how Project Management tools can help increase your business productivity and how it has evolved over the years. We will outline the major components of Project Management software, and offer specifics on what to look for when choosing a Project Management solution.

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  1. 1. What is Online ProjectManagement SoftwareDiscover how to leverage the latest cloudapplications as a way to grow your business
  2. 2. What is Online Project Management Software How to understand the mechanics behind Project Management tools, and the major components of Project Management software. Think about project management software as a real-world project manager: ● A good project manager can organize and manage all of the elements of a campaign or project as well as communicate updates, budget, schedules, deadlines and more.  ● The advent of cloud computing has been a real benefit for the project management software space as developers have taken what used to be a relatively stagnant boxed product full of planning tools and have created products that are now cheaper, easier to use and more collaborative and dynamic. 
  3. 3. What is OnlineProject Management SoftwareThere are five phases of project management, asdefined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).1. Initiating2. Planning3. Executing4. Controlling5. ClosingOrganizations that require projectmanagement software should alwaysbe cognizant of the basics of projectmanagement and how a vendor’ssolution addresses these five phasesof project management.
  4. 4. Main functions supportedIt is by examining what your organization requires to execute projects andmatching those needs to the appropriate software that you will find the bestsolution. But bear in mind that most solutions should provide the followingfunctions:● Encourage collaboration and communication● Project Planning● Responsiveness to changes● Foster Creativity● Track time, deadlines and budgets● Issue Tracking and Process Improvement● Schedule calendars● Ressources optimization
  5. 5. What features to consider?   Collaboration and communication are very important elements to consider when looking for a project management software solution, therefore consider these features: ● Document ● A central dashboard tracking tools to for the team to collaboratively communicate Collaboration Tools edit copy updates    ● Process ● Online Project Chat Improvement  
  6. 6. What features to consider? A Workspace designed for team members to help them understand, organize, and get their tasks done: Alerts for project deadline and meeting remindersCalendars for schedulingmeetings and monitoring Tools for task creation important project Planning and Scheduling Tools and delegation milestones
  7. 7. What features to consider? Look for a set of professional services automation: Tools to bill and invoice clients on project- related expensesApplications to track Analytic Project Time tracking tools for various project budgets project-related tasks Reporting Tools
  8. 8. What features to consider? Look for a set of professional services automation: Budgeting/Invoicing/ Employee time trackingBudgeting reports reports Billing Tools Status update reports
  9. 9. How To ChooseOnline Business SoftwareGenerally speaking, there are several critical aspects that should beconsidered when purchasing online business software (or Software as aService aka SaaS), based on best practices from the industry: ● Reduce risk of mistaken choice and implementation failure ● Achieve a good ROI (Return On Investment) ● Align business needs with organizational requirement Key evaluation criteria :  ● Understand the different software models ● Know the different types of business models offered by each vendor: cloud-based, hybrid, hosted and in- house. ● The main differentiators are with the data: who owns it, how it is administered, stored and what are my privacy and security guarantees. 
  10. 10. How To ChooseOnline Business Software Industry specific expertise  ● Look for vertical industry expertise, check their clients list to find similarities to existing clients. ● Check that the solution can adapt to changing business models rapidly and the vendor’s past history in delivering new updates to its solution. Total Cost of Ownership  ● To compare an in-house software to a SaaS product requires measurable metrics. When trying to understand the TCO, issues such as current and future subscription costs, data administration, integration costs to existing systems and support costs should be heavily scrutinized.  
  11. 11. How To ChooseProject Management Software The market for project management software has increased greatly and there are numerous products out there at all price points. Depending on your needs, you can decide on the type of project management software to purchase. There are two main types of online project management applications:  ● With a comprehensive list of features such as tools for communication, budgeting, time tracking, document tracking and much more. ● With a smaller tool set limted to key features such as task creation and team communication.
  12. 12. How To Choose Project Management Software ● Look for products that have tiered subscription levels so you can pick the level that best supports your needs and upgrade should you want to utilize additional features or add users. In this infographic, you can compare information on important decision factors between different project management solutions available in the market. ● Pricing plan should be clearly indicated on the vendor websiteAlways recommend that you short list 2 or 3 solutions and that you use the free trials before buying.  
  13. 13. How To ChooseProject Management SoftwareHelpful resources  ● You can compare solutions and read reviews from a comprehensive list of online project management software solutions to help you find the one that is the best fit to your needs. ● You can get a customized software recommendation by using GetApp.coms AppFinder ● You can check this infographic highlighting the 25 most important online product management software solutions
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