Best PM Tool 2015

award-147151_640This week’s review roundup is about Project Management tools. And the award for Best PM tool 2015 goes to…

Here at IT Central Station, we offer a crowdsourced platform to help you answer that question. Our site enables real users to share their opinions about tech products with the rest of the enterprise tech community. Here are a selection of our real user reviews regarding the solutions they have been using so you can decide what tool is best for your needs in 2015:

Wrike – “It’s intuitive and easy to use. The interface mirrors the basic Windows interface so it’s easily learned by any team member. The copy function is also very useful. It provides a single repository for all projects, inter and intra-team collaboration on projects, ability to reallocate resources across projects in a more agile manner, it gives project management more visibility and ‘Democratizes’ project management by making the tools so easy to use that team members take more ownership of project tasks.” Read the full Wrike review here

Daptiv – “Get a firm grasp on the cost to implement, support, etc. since you will have to configure it yourself. Also, to have stellar service you will have to pay more. Valuable Features include Dashboard, reporting, capacity vs. demand, time sheets…I don’t work at the company anymore where we deployed this, but would say there’s too much work that has to go into the configuration up front and for the first 6 months to 1 year after. That costs time, money, and resources.” Read this informative review here.

WorkEngine – “EPMLive Workengine is pre-configured, a few clicks get you a running solution in no time. Great tool to use, easy to implement, easy to manage and easy to tailor to customer or business needs. Valuable Features include Business Intelligence reports and interactive and dynamic graphs/charts.” Read full review here

Hope that helps highlight some great choices for Best PM tool in 2015. What solutions are you using? Come visit our PPM comparison pages to investigate these and other Project Management tools at IT Central Station.

Year in Review: Congratulations to The Top Reviewers of 2014!

Thanks to all contributors for a great year of informative, dynamic and helpful reviews. Our community can only be as strong as the reviews we receive so we thank each one of you for your important part in our community’s growth!

Contributors Thank YouTop contributors have been recognized, vendors are joining—and best of all—the community, a leading source for real reviews from real users, is growing.

A special thanks to the following IT Central Station Top Reviewers of 2014.

Top Reviewers of 2014
# 1 Pablo Parnisari
Review of QlikView
# 2 Cecil Lozano
Review of Wrike
# 3  Jose Lopez Fernandez    
Review of AppDynamics 
# 4 Michael Foster
Review of HP LoadRunner
# 5 Guido Schade
Review of New Relic
# 6 Alex Baptista
Review of Fluke Network
# 7 Joseph DiVenere
Review of Dataflux
# 8 Todd Adams
Review of CA UIM (Nimsoft)
# 9 Isaac Earl
Review of Dell Foglight
# 10 Derek Hennessy
Review of Veeam Backup
# 11 Tom Ruediger
Review of MobiControl
# 12 Eric Johnson
Review of Aerohive WLAN

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Best Project Management Software 2015

This week’s review roundup is Project Portfolio Management. As the year comes to a close, what is the best project management software for 2015? Here are a selection of our real user reviews regarding the solutions they have been using.

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Read the reviews and see for yourself what the New Year will bring!

Wrike – “Ability to create as many projects/subfolders and tasks as necessary; Dynamic Gantt-chart which allows you to set dependencies between projects and adjust on the fly; Excellent support, 24-7; Numerous reports which can be customized – These are all valuable features. By creating a custom dashboard with daily priorities employees stay motivated and efficient. The ability to do accurate timekeeping has allowed us to see in what ways we are under-budgeting hours and not invoicing enough for particular tasks improved our organization.” Read the full review here.

LiquidPlanner – “LiquidPlanner is a great tool for Getting Things Done enthusiasts and project managers in general. It allows you to break down your project into multiple steps with best/worst case time scenarios and then gives you a complete picture of the project timeline and tasks in an easy to understand format. The reminders are fantastic! I have used it has a professional with a paid account, and also as a university student with a free academic account. I’d like to see more power and triggers in the iOS app.” Read the full review here.

AtTask – “Calculating a project status based on remaining open tasks was most valuable. Ability to create and save custom project templates, workflows, and reporting dashboards was also valuable. Reduced the time to complete projects. Improved collaboration with a user friendly interface. Could be improved by quicker turnaround of new ideas posted by users.” Read the full review here.

Read more PPM reviews, including more Wrike reviews, Clarizen or compare any PPM solutions of your choice on one of our PPM comparison pages. See what your vote for Best Project Management Software 2015 will be!

Mid-Market PPM Review Roundup: Wrike vs. Daptiv PPM vs. Clarizen

to doThis week’s review roundup includes reviews of three Mid-Market Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions. As Info Tech Research Group comments about this important IT area “Business simply doesn’t happen in a perfect, orderly, predictable way. Organizations need the right tools to manage the uncertainty.” Here’s what our community members are saying about the solutions they are using:

Wrike – “It provides a single repository for all projects, inter and intra-team collaboration on projects, ability to reallocate resources across projects in a more agile manner, it gives project management more visibility and ‘Democratizes’ project management by making the tools so easy to use that team members take more ownership of project tasks.” Read full review here.

Daptiv PPM – “Valuable features include Dashboard, reporting, capacity vs. demand, time sheets, Reporting of IT capacity available for first time, time sheets available for first time… would say there’s too much work that has to go into the configuration up front and for the first 6 months to 1 year after. That costs time, money, and resources.” Read full review here.

Clarizen –  “I love the straightforward gui and ease of functionality. User adoption was relatively seamless, especially when we had 100 IT users all handling projects their own way… We are met with very few support issues but when we do have issues, Clarizen Support is very responsive and knowledgeable to turn things around quickly. The only Con I have is the reporting engine. It is not very robust or user friendly and seems like capabilities are limited but I am hoping for big changes in future releases.” Read full review here.

Visit IT Central Station to browse real user reviews of Mid-Market Project Portfolio solutions including these solutions as well as LiquidPlanner, WorkEngine, and Innotas. What PPM solution are you using? Write a review today!