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Info: This is a review of a paid application.

AceProject, a powerful project management application which was previously shared at WRD, recently got better with a huge update. In case you missed our previous introduction, here is a good chance to know about this handy product.

First of all, it has a brand new look which makes working on projects and taking actions very easy. With the tabbed interface, dealing with multiple projects at the same time is possible (which is great for multitasking and comparing details).

AceProject

The application handles all the steps of project management:

The core

Projects can be created and assigned to any number of users. And, same for the tasks.

Tasks can be grouped and different task types can be created to better cover the phases of a project and categorize them.

Each task can be marked with statuses ("Waiting", "In Progress" and "Completed") and priorities to see which things need to be done.

Document management

Users can upload documents, assign them to projects and other users can view these files in accordance with their access rights.

Such a repository saves time finding project-related documents, seeing their versions and viewing who accessed them.

Time tracking

For a company charging with hours or willing to see "how much time spent on each task/project", AceProject offers a built-in time-tracking module where users can define the hours worked for each task.

The process is either manually or automatically with the help of the IN/OUT time clock module.

Once time reports are ready, they need to be approved by the manager of the project (he/she can easily remove or edit the items).

AceProject Edit Task

Expense tracking

This is where users submit expenses for approval in a project or a task.

The feature is good for anyone who travel or purchase equipment and incur expenses that effect the total cost of a project or a task.

HR/Resource management

The application can control any number of users including employees, subcontractors, clients, telecommuters, etc under the same interface.

So, people involved in the project doesn't have to be the ones in your company/team but any others that you work from time-to-time or only for that project..

Statistics and reports

AceProject can report every detail in a project from different views like per project, task, user, client, time period, etc.

Simply, it eases finding out "what is going on at any time".

Mobile access

AceProject Mobile

There is an intuitive mobile web interface that works in all major mobile browsers/devices and functions as a light version of AceProject.

So, wherever a project member is, they can still involve to the process.

Collaboration

An internal mailbox lets the users know about any notifications they received. And, it can be used to contact other team members.

Also, a built-in discussion forum enables share thoughts, ideas, issues, knowledge and lots more.

 

To sum up, this project planning software has all the features for controlling multiple projects, providing access to everyone involved and reporting the activities. All with a user-friendly interface.

Info: This is a review of a paid application.

As a part of a project, knowing your tasks and completing them on time, collaborating with the team members, reaching the necessary documents and analyzing the time/effort spent on a project, using a project management application is definitely a "must". No matter you are a freelancer or a huge team.

AceProject is a professional project management application that can control simple to complex projects pretty easily.

It allows assigning multiple users to a project (each having their own access rights), creating tasks (and task groups for a better categorization), setting the details of the tasks and assigning them to users.

AceProject

Tasks can have almost every detail you may need where you can decide which ones to use according to the complexity of them, like:

  • status, percentage of completion, priority
  • estimated completion time
  • hours worked
  • dependencies with other tasks
  • and more..

In order to have a snapshot of the project, AceProject can instantly generate Gantt charts and a calendar-view using the data in these tasks.

Documents are an important part of a project and the application manages them very well. Unlimited number of documents can be added, attached to tasks and they can be marked as private or public.

A nice feature is "versioning" of the documents so you'll know who edited the document and reach the past versions. Also, it is possible to "lock" documents to protect them from being edited or deleted.

AceProject Snapshot

For a company who charges by hours, timesheet management is very important. AceProject can handle this automatically with the help of a "time clock" where users just push when starting and stopping a task. Rest is handled with the system. And, manual updates are always possible.

As a group of users will be collaborating on the same project, getting notified on actions important for your workflow is necessary. AceProject sends e-mail notifications on such events (a task being assigned, timesheet approved, etc.). Also, it lets you know when a task is "soon due" to help preventing any delays.

There is a built-in per-project-forum to discuss any details and an integrated mailbox to see the messages received from the system and project users.

AceProject comes with many other features including mobile-access for all major smartphones, ability to brand the application, API support for 3rd party product integration and much more.

The project management software has various plans that can meet the requirements of any team. And besides the paid plans, there is a free plan provided which can be enough for a small project team.

P.S. There is also an "Intranet Package" for anyone who wants to install the application to their own servers.

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