Plans are worthless. Planning is essential. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
In simple words, Project management software is a tool that puts planning, preparation and implementation of projects together so that the goals are achieved without any confusions or delays. A project management tool aims at simplifying things for the managers and helps him with expense tracking, task distribution, and resource and time management. This helps the business to grow as everything moves on the right track and deliverables are achieved in time.
As the name suggests, it’s a type of project management tool that is accessed through internet or intranet by means of a web browser. Any device that has a web browser supports such software. All modern-day portable devices like smart-phones, tablets and laptops support web-based software. The incredible portability and ease of function make this type, the best and most efficient kind of project management software available for managers today.
Web-based software is the best way to build collaboration and drive sales. It gives you the ability to have a CRM set exclusively for your business to manage your company’s relationship with present and past customers. Not just that, it is an all-inclusive solution to manage projects and employee behavior, towards the organization as well as each other.
It helps in organizing and coordinating critical prospect and customer information, analyzes risks and demographics to capture sales leads and tracks marketing functions and metrics. It also builds customer loyalty and above all, simplifies all the time-taking tasks for workers, which leads to project completion and ultimately growth.
Web-based project management software is an all-inclusive solution to the problems faced by a manager in day to day functioning. Taking the project towards successful completion in time is no child’s play. It needs careful management of various elements related to a project. A web-based tool can help managers with almost everything. Its top features include:
Here are 4 easy steps to help you get started with web-based project management software. Consider moving step by step in order to find and put the best-suited software for your business into practice.
Step 1: Determine The Business Needs
It is crucial to identify your business needs before picking software for management of projects. Consider the business industry, processes, number of software users, efficiency of users, requirement for a mobile app and everything else that you consider relevant before picking software. Also, if you aren’t too sure, seek help from a business analyst.
Step 2: Research
Research is the key. Know what your successful competitors are using, browse through the official website of the software provider, understand the features properly and evaluate the need for those features. Then, read the existing user reviews and ask for an opinion if required.
Step 3: Free Trial
Mostly, such software comes with free trials. Make the most of it and try them with your employees to find out if it works well for your organization. Also, use them thoroughly and test every feature to find out any bugs or issues. The free trial is your chance to decide if the software withstands your business needs, so take maximum advantage!
Step 4: Request A Demo
After free trials, shortlist the ones that you liked the most and request demos. Software companies will demonstrate the tool in an expert manner, which makes the decision very easy. Ask questions, get accurate answers and pick the one that extends maximum support.
The internet is full of management software. Here are few efficient and comprehensive tools that you can give a try. They are proven to work and some are absolutely free. Check them out!
Now, it’s time to get to work. Know your business needs, research well, browse through the aforementioned software providers and pick the best-suited one to improve your business.
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