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Top 10 Project Management Tools With Their Features, Pricing and Benefits

Top 10 Project Management Tools With Their Features, Pricing and Benefits

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Project management tools help you plan, organize, and manage your entire team's work from start to finish. Since a project manager needs to be on top of what a team member is currently working on to plan and delegate future work according, a project management space comes in handy to have all resources in the same place. They prove helpful in remote and in-person work scenarios; this way, you don't have to keep track of phone records, multiple emails, and spreadsheets anymore. Check the following list for a more in-depth review of current leading project management spaces.

Leading product management tools as of 2022 are as follows:

1. Asana

It is a project management tool that helps teams organize their work, from daily tasks to strategic initiatives. With Asana, users can connect all their works/projects in one place, manage tasks in different ways and bring teams together, anywhere. Users can organize work from lists to boards, calendars, and Gantt charts. It integrates with over 100 popular third-party apps like Slack, Dropbox, Google Drive, Zapier, Tableau, Zoom, and Salesforce, which help to extend its functionality. Asana is our go-to project management tool here at RaftLabs!

Advantages:

  • Elegant user experience.
  • Multiple integrations with a lot of services used by potential users.
  • Enhanced security.
  • Has a robust FREE plan.

Disadvantages:

  • Cannot assign multiple people on a task.
  • The steep learning curve for users new to project management spaces.

2. Basecamp

An online collaboration app allows teams to manage their work together and communicate. It keeps track of all the tasks, deadlines, files, discussions, and announcements around work and can create workgroups. Basecamp gets the job done without a lot of fuss as a collaboration platform. It's easy to set up and use.

Advantages:

  • Ability to create client-specific projects.
  • Advanced built-in communication techniques viz. "pinging," "campfires".
  • Great consumer support.

Disadvantages:

  • No time-tracking whatsoever.
  • Limited customization.
  • No tags or labels to be put on tasks.

3. Trello

It is a simple visual collaboration tool having a drag-and-drop Kanban-style task management interface that helps everyone on the team visualize task progress. Butler, Trello's automation bot, makes setting up rule-based triggers and desired actions easy. Users can integrate tools they are already using—like Slack, Google Drive, and Microsoft Teams—into Trello workflow.

Advantages:

  • Very robust free plan.
  • Quick and easy signup.
  • The interface is highly responsive so that you can work on the go.

Disadvantages:

  • Can't write documents or wikis about project boards, an only description which can be limited to some project managers.
  • Limited email integration.
  • Cards/tasks are limited to only a single project.

4. Workzone

It is an easy-to-use project management tool with collaboration tools, client management features, time tracking, resource planning, and advanced analytics. It is versatile enough for product development teams, agencies, engineering teams, IT teams, marketing teams, advertising teams, and more. If the date changes for one, the dates for all dependencies will be adjusted accordingly.

Advantages:

  • Favorable operating costs.
  • Efficient customer service.

Disadvantages:

  • Difficult to change due dates.
  • The user interface is not very intuitive.

5. Zoho Projects

It is a cloud-based project management software that helps plan, assign and execute efficiently by project task scheduling, assign them to their teams, estimate project costs and follow up on in-progress tasks for small and medium companies. Users can use Gantt charts to present task progress visually. We can also add clients to the client platform to get them involved with the project, with limited shared information.

Advantages:

  • Each plan has a 10-day trial plan for users to decide the best plan for themselves.
  • Excellent time tracking feature.
  • Strong consumer support.

Disadvantages:

  • Task, project, people searching can be improved.
  • A relatively steep learning curve, compared to its counterparts.

6. Jira 

It is an easy-to-use management software with many project management capabilities for agile teams and software developers. It's easy for managers to understand which tasks are doing well and which ones are delayed by locating, tracking, and recording bugs with backlogs within the software. It integrates with 3,000+ third-party apps, which extend its functionality. HR teams can create custom workflows to improve their hiring and onboarding processes.

Advantages:

  • Great for AGILE development.
  • Highly customization.
  • Perfect for an extensive range of audiences.

Disadvantages:

  • Complex integration and migration.
  • Generated reports such as graphs, etc. are not downloadable.
  • Confusing UI for new beginners.

7. Smartsheets

It is a spreadsheet-style project management tool that helps plan, execute, and report works dynamically. It has a data tracking facility through individual projects with sharing capabilities. It is easier for people who have experience in Excel. It can consolidate multiple sheets into a single report. It integrates with tons of third-party apps and cloud tools for business use.

Advantages:

  • A central hub for most projects, doing more than just project management
  • Intuitive UI.

Disadvantages:

  • No free plan.
  • No time tracking is available.

8. Wrike

It is a collaborative work management tool that allows users to share files, publish assets, track time across projects with a user-friendly dashboard of three panes. Its Forms feature allows users to create their forms and collect the required information for the project. It automatically updates infographics and charts every 15 minutes with the latest data. It integrates with 400+ third-party tools that can be used within a workflow.

Advantages:

  • Enterprise-class security and IT controls.
  • Easy integrations with other services.
  • Has a free plan.

Disadvantages:

  • New users have described it to be overwhelming.
  • Lack of filtering options.
  • Confusing UI.

9. monday.com

It is a powerful project management software that helps plan and execute projects that deliver results on time, whether users are in the office or at home. With its powerful productivity features such as time tracking, automated notifications, dependencies, timeline views, and integrations, the team can achieve better and faster results for every project milestone. Its integrations include project management apps like Slack, Google Drive, Gmail, Google Calendar, Jira, GitHub, Trello, Dropbox, Typeform, and many more, accessible via Zapier.

Advantages:

  • Repeatable tasks management excellent for scheduling.
  • It is easy to pick up due to its similarities to a spread-sheets.

Disadvantages:

  • Reporting is limited.
  • No free plan.

10. Clarizen

Clarizen is a robust work tracking system with automated workflow management through a user-friendly dashboard. It allows users to track projects and communicate within their teams easily. Its resource loading allows splitting resources in the tasks. It helps to increase the quality of the projects by adding notes or comments to tasks and projects. It integrates with third-party apps and tools like Jira, salesforce, SharePoint, Slack, GSuite, SAP, etc.

Advantages:

  • Easy monitoring of time submissions
  • Lots of training and support webinars every week
  • Active development and consumer support

Disadvantages:

  • The application lacks reporting tools

These are some of the project management tools used by professionals both on a personal and an enterprise level. But since the world of technology is always growing, there would always continue to be new options in the market, be sure to check them out as well. To complement your project management with video conferencing, check out our blog on video platforms as a service.

Jeel Sanghavi
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