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Any good SaaS based project management tools out there?

My company is about to embark on a project with lots of details and lots of people to corral. We were going to track it all in a multi-sheet Excel workbook but I thought, "there's got to be a better way". So, is there any cloud/SaaS-based project management tool that we could use which works sort of like MS Project but with universal access, online workflow (notifications), and paid by the seat per month? Thanks.


Martin Sadleder
Title: Owner
Company: Treamo Business Consulting
(Owner, Treamo Business Consulting) |


maybe you want to check out Basecamp by 37signals ( We used to work with it, it was ok - it depends of course on your requirements. They offer a free trial version. We were not 100% happy with e.g. the task list that could not be sorted by maturity (which I thought was a little awkward)

I still prefer e.g. Sharepoint by Microsoft - depending on the number of users Office365 might be an option as well, pricing plans can be found here:

It also includes e.g. Lync, integration with Outlook, etc. - quite powerful.



Frederick Dreibholz
Title: CFO
Company: In Transition
(CFO, In Transition) |

I have had great success with Clarizen. I'm a convert.

N. Codo
Title: FX & Int´l Cash Management
Company: Codo Adviser
(FX & Int´l Cash Management, Codo Adviser) |

Jeff, I use the BI2Know. You can check it with nazor [dot] barbosaattodo [dot] com [dot] br

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Donald Koscheka
Title: Principal
Company: Bluecloud Communications
(Principal, Bluecloud Communications) |

If the project is simple, you can use a tool like SharePoint or Basecamp. IF you need to implement a resource management system (e.g. get answers to questions like "Who is available that has the skill to do X and what is their cost?", you will need more sophisticated technology.

We have implemented Project Server to do this - although we built in on-premises, I believe that there are vendors out there that can provide a cloud based solution.

Cloud based project management is indicated whenever you have a large number of resources that are geographically disperses and use sub-contractors and other third parties who may not have access to your corporate network.

Jeffrey Chalmers
Title: President, Financial Effectiveness Team ..
Company: Silicon Valley Accountants
(President, Financial Effectiveness Team Leader, Silicon Valley Accountants) |

Hyland Software has a solution called AFRM. We have seen great success using this to manage the financial close, audit process, tax process and other finance related processes. The good thing about it, is it is really simple to set-up and its cloud-based architecture means you can generally get going in less than 30 days. It has a very flexible architecture and is based on Lean Six Sigma, allowing for continuous improvement of processes.

CV Sudarshan
Title: Manager
Company: Independent
(Manager, Independent) |

We use Sharepoint. It does everything we need.

Reed Kingston
Title: Managing Director
Company: StrataFusion
(Managing Director, StrataFusion) |

Jeff, you should take a look at a solution from PieMatrix ( It is a cloud-based all-in-one solution that supports both collaborative project management and business process execution.

Kritika Pandey
Title: Software Analyst
Company: SoftwareSuggest
LinkedIn Profile
(Software Analyst, SoftwareSuggest) |

Best project management tool depends upon one's requirement. For me, proofhub ( serves the purpose as it has features like to-do's, discussion, Gantt chart, calendar, etc which help me manage projects easily and efficiently.

Susan Boles
Title: Founder/Principal Partner
Company: Grind/Revive
LinkedIn Profile
(Founder/Principal Partner, Grind/Revive) |

One that hasn't be mentioned that you might check out is

Accelo harnesses machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate as much of the project planning, scheduling, and communication process as possible.

It integrates with your email software, to track all conversation related to each project, as well as integrating to a host of other applications ( like Slack, Xero/Quickbooks, HubSpot, and Zapier.

Jon Placa
Title: Director of Finance and Operations
Company: NarrativeDx
LinkedIn Profile
(Director of Finance and Operations, NarrativeDx) |

Trello is the simplest, most flexible platform available.
Using a Kanban methodology, teams can clearly show that they're about to work on ("Pending"), what they're currently working on ("WIP"), what's being reviewed or relies on a third-party ("Out-for-review"), what tasks have bee completed ("Completed"), and what tasks will are to be done in the future ("Icebox").

Excellent tool.


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