Recently, advisory firm, Software Advice conducted an insightful study entitled “Web-Based Project Management Software Small Business Buyer View (2015)”. Software Advice is contacted each year by hundreds of buyers from small businesses (annual revenues of <$100 million) looking for project management (PM) software.
John Leslie, researcher at Software Advice, said "One of the most interesting findings from our research revealed that 70 percent of SMBs are using manual methods for planning and tracking projects. This is a jump from 2014, when we found that 46 percent of SMBs were implementing manual methods. More and more, professionals and SMBs are finding themselves managing complex projects and teams, and utilizing manual methods to continue to manage projects quickly becomes insufficient."
So, what are most businesses looking for in project management software?
• 60% want Time Tracking and Task Management functionality
• 64% want to improve Organization and Workflow efficiency
• 64% of Project managers want Scheduling and Deadline capabilities
• 53% want Project Tracking/Status
One of the biggest challenges facing many Project Managers today is projects falling through the cracks. With remote teams becoming increasingly popular, a web-based solution is often a good fit to handle the challenges of remote teams. These solutions also provide the project team centralized access to project data with a single login.
One of the primary goals at Viewpath is to provide a powerful project management tool, with the bells and whistles traditional PMs need, which doesn’t intimidate everyday users. From multiple project views, an interactive Gantt Chart, flexible reporting features and our project Snapshot feature, Viewpath provides a versatile and agile tool to successfully manage any project. Viewpath is designed with project collaboration in mind to meet the challenges of remote teams. Whether your team is in the next room, or halfway around the world, with a single login, Viewpath brings your team together.
Find the full article by John Leslie, Market Research Associate for Software Advice, February 4, 2015, online here: http://www.softwareadvice.com/project-management/buyerview/web-based-smb-report-2015/