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project management software?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by bderks, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. bderks

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    Anyone have a recommendation for good project management software? I work for a small web development firm (4 people), and with over 20 projects going at once, I'm starting to lose track of everything.

    What I need is something where I can add client and project information, store/organize documents, set tasks, make notes, track issues and changes, etc. A calendar with alarms and the ability to interact with Outlook would be helpful as well. And hopefully nothing too expensive.

    I'm using ACT right now, which sucks ass.
     
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    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    ...but you have to use it. it's just a tool to organize your projects and project related tasks. What I see too often is that people spend hours setting up projects, then never doing anything with the schedules.
     
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    That what I see my users doing. I install it, show them what's up with it, come back 2 months later and it hasn't been opened since
     
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    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    srplus Walked with the Dinosaurs

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    ACT! instead of Outlook was most excellent for all of the purposes you are talking about in addition to being able to outlook Outlook. I used to use it for all of my contact information and jobs that I was working on... WAY BACK in the old days it had a function to track all contact with projects or contacts...

    Although this is not a 'project manager' software you will see the features and the programs that it can interface with easily work out better than most packaged PM software.

    Check it out at - http://www.cornerstonesolutions.com/act2005.html

    It was originally designed for business and is a great program.
     
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