First off – Deskera makes a fabulous Web Based Microsoft Project Viewer. If you happen to use Microsoft Project, you would know how painful it is to use it in a collaborative (read: ease of use for teams of 2 people or more) way. Hence, Deskera. Besides being a fabulous Web Based Microsoft Project Viewer, Deskera also makes a good Project Management System. Today’s project management software can be broken down into two categories: 1) Project Planning Software – Microsoft Project, OpenWorkbench, etc. No doubt, Microsoft Project is a really powerful project planning tool , but 80% of the users use only 20% of its numerous features. It also happens to be too expensive for most SMEs, and in this age, the fact that it is desktop based means it’s not really great for collaboration. 2) Project Execution Software– Basecamp, Central Desktop, Liquid Planner, Zoho Projects, etc. Web-based project execution software works when it comes to light-weight collaboration. It facilitates quick and efficient management of tasks and to-dos. But unfortunately, projects are not only about remembering the milk. What’s lacking is the ability to plan your projects, define dependencies and analyze project performance. No system can generate reports for data it doesn’t have.
With Deskera, we have tried to tightly integrate the best of Enterprise 1.0 Project Planning and Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration tools. We believe Deskera is a complete solution with powerful project planning capabilities, collaboration tools to get the work done and continuous project and resource performance appraisal.
- Import/export existing plans from Microsoft Project
- Create tasks, define dependencies
- Allocate resources based on costs and availability
- Intuitive and interactive real-time Gantt Charts
- A powerful, yet intuitive, dashboard
- At a glance project ‘health’ charts
- In-depth custom Project Status reports – resource, time and cost.
- Export reports to multiple formats