Written on: 16/02/2010 by millinet (2 reviews written)
Small business professionals finally get to have more control over their task scheduling and completion. Working with PlanningForce is intuitive, and lets the project manager swiftly handle unexpected turns in time and resource. Many small business owners would describe PlanningForce as 'my best project buddy'
Planning and scheduling are two different processes. In planning, you define projects and resources, and apply calendars and requirements to them (and any additional criteria of choice). You get a gantt chart immediately based on your data and, what's convenient is that the chart is automatically generated. This is a one of a kind feature that only PlanningForce offers.
In scheduling, you simply press a "run scheduling" button, and the application automatically generates an optimized plan based on all input resource and project requirements (calendars, start/end-dates, milestones, goals...etc.). It also generates scheduling reports allowing you to analyze scheduling results and/or hand over individual schedules to staff to let them know their task and time details.
I really like this software and recommend it to anybody looking for a real MS-project alternative!