Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

What Is A Project Management Software?

Lucian Ioan

Visitors: 277


Project management software is a term that covers many kinds of software, including project planning, project scheduling, cost control and budget management, resource allocation, collaboration software, communication, task and time tracking and the list can go on. All these areas are covered by project managers that are used to deal with small, medium and even complex and large projects.

A project management application is a simple tool that helps managers and team members successfully plan, manage and execute the various tasks involved in each project under time and budget constraints. The most important part in the success of a project is the project managers experience and knowledge in the project management area. The project management tools are just an extension that help the manager.

Types of project management software

There are several types of project management software. It may be a desktop application, a web-based software or it can also be a hosted software solution that allows access from remote locations through Internet or Intranet.

Desktop applications are used by single users and working generally with system files. Web-based and hosted solutions can be set up to allows access for multiple users simultaneously in a concurrent manner on a central data repository.

How to choose the right project management software

Project management software is designed so you can manage all aspects of your project needs effectively. There are different types of software available, and the most will allow you for the complete management from beginning to end. This includes starting with WBS construction, project planning and scheduling to progress tracking etc.

Here are some of the benefits from a project management software that you can expect:

  • it should be simple, easy to use and user friendly
  • project planning: provides a clean way to break down your project, build schedules, allocate resources, and manage budgets
  • resource and cost management: get resources and finances under control
  • project tracking: track project evolution regarding task's completion, time and costs
  • brings project's critical issues to your attention
  • team work and collaboration

Besides all these features the product price is also an important factor. There are basically two major payments methods: a one time purchase and a monthly fee. Based on your budget or income it is up to you to decide the most appropriate method.

Keeping all these aspects into account Stand By Soft designed RationalPlan, a project management software suite that follows the general recommended guidelines from project management software domain .


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Upgrade From Spreadsheets To Project Management Software
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

The Benefits of Project Management Software

by: Joe Roberts (August 05, 2007) 

Agile Project Management Software

by: John Halliwell (January 05, 2010) 
(Computers and Technology)

What Is A Project Portfolio Management Software

by: Lucian Ioan (March 23, 2011) 

Enterprise Project Management Software

by: Ramji Mishra (November 11, 2009) 
(Computers and Technology/Software)

Picking the Best Project Management Software for You

by: Paul Abbey (June 03, 2007) 
(Computers and Technology)

Project Management Software Tools For Your Success

by: Matt Murren (December 10, 2007) 

Scrum / Agile Project Management Software

by: John Haliwell (January 05, 2010) 
(Computers and Technology/Software)

Advantages and Benefits of Project Management Software

by: Lucian Ioan (February 15, 2011) 

Free Project Management Software for Your Business

by: Jayashree Mudaliar (June 22, 2016) 
(Computers and Technology/Programming)

Upgrade From Spreadsheets To Project Management Software

by: Lucian Ioan (January 18, 2011)