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Latest Project Management Tools for Startups -
Latest Project Management Tools for Startups

Coordination and communication are important aspects of a new business. In the initial stage, founders of startup do not feel that they require somebody to manage routine work of their project/team. They feel comfortable in managing through emails, excels, to do list and other handy stuffs which is good for beginning, but as a startup begins to grow keeping all processes in sync and control can become tedious task. There are some good easy to use products available in the market, which are designed by keeping needs of startups in mind. I’m sharing some popular project management tools that can help in managing the workflow of startups…

Asana– Asana is a web and mobile application designed to enable teamwork without email. It was founded by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and ex-engineer Justin Rosenstein. Asana is a web-based solution for the effective collaboration of teams. Main user focus is to plan and manage projects and tasks online without the use of email. The asana workflow: Each team gets a workspace. Workspaces contain projects and projects contain tasks. In each task, users can add notes, comments, attachments and tags. Users can follow projects and tasks and when the state of a project or task changes, followers get updates about the changes in their inboxes. In May 2013, Asana launched Organizations, which enables companies to adopt Asana at enterprise scale: from hundreds to thousands of employees. With the launch of Organizations came new capabilities including an Asana Team Browser, a unified view of a person’s My Tasks and inbox, employee auto-join and IT administration abilities related to provisioning and permissions. Asana also has a mini social network built in so that you can track the progress per task per teammate. In January 2015 Asana released its native Android app, it comes with a notification/alert system that will tell you when a teammate is trying to ping you. Asana is free for teams of up to 15 people with unlimited projects and tasks. Asana Premium plans are paid versions of the product for larger teams or entire organizations. Pricing is tiered based on the number of people within the team or organization. For more information click here… ASANA

ProofHub– With ProofHub, all of your clients, staff members and projects stay in one central place, along with project discussions, files, milestones and to-do lists. You also get full control over which clients and staff members can access specific projects. Using ProofHub’s inbuilt browser chat, your clients and team members can chat instantly without downloading software or plug-ins, browser compatibility constraints and OS limitations, all they need is a web browser. ProofHub automatically adds other teams into the chat list who are also a part of their project. No more asking clients to “Add me on IM!” Proofhub is designed to make communications between everyone easier. This will help your startup improve communication and improve client sales. Proofhub offers a free 30 day trial. For more information click here… PROOFHUB

Basecamp– Basecamp is a web-based project-management tool launched in 2004. A new version was launched in 2012. Basecamp offers to-do lists, wiki-style web-based text documents, milestone management, file sharing, time tracking, and a messaging system. Basecamp Classic also offers integration with Basecamp’s own Campfire product, and features APIs that are used by a host of web and mobile apps. Basecamp is similar to a social media project management system, where you can create projects, then invite your teammates to join and after your teammate joins, files can get uploaded to cloud server so that everyone can view it within their browser. For more information click here… BASECAMP

Podio– Podio is a freemium cloud-based collaboration service that was founded in 2009 and acquired by Citrix in 2012. Podio supplies a web-based platform for organizing team communication, business processes, data and content in project management workspaces. Users can also select business apps from an online app store or build their own according to project needs. Podio offers in-app instant chat messaging between you and your teammates and a simple interface for easy access. You can set up an account easily and it doesn’t bring in too much of a headache. For more information click here… PODIO

SmartSheet– Smartsheet is an online project management, productivity and team collaboration software as a service application. Its online project management tool works like a familiar spreadsheet, but with additional functionality including cloud capabilities for sharing, attachments, integration with file storage services and Gantt charts. Smartsheet combines functions found in Microsoft Excel, Project, Access, and Sharepoint into a single application. Smartsheet also comes with an in-depth communication system that allows you and your teammate to share PDFs and spreadsheets within the cloud system. Smartsheet has a feature that allows you to create spreadsheet based on a sales pipeline, collaborate with reps on your sales pipeline, view and track key info on each opportunity, including estimated deal value, close date, probability of close, sales stage and status, contact info, next steps. The app also comes with client management, CRM, task & checklist, and many more other features. For more information click here… SMARTSHEET

BrightPod– Brightpod is a web-based project management application for marketing teams developed by Synage Software Pvt. Ltd. located in Mumbai, India. Brightpod provides project and task management, milestone, task lists, file sharing,workflows, calendar, messaging, reports, user interface customizations, and integration with Google Drive, Box and Dropbox. Brightpod is a fine choice for managing marketing projects. For more information click here… BRIGHTPOD

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2 thoughts on “Latest Project Management Tools for Startups

  1. For project management you can also give Brightpod ( ) a try. A simple app with bunch of collaboration features for marketing teams. Helps you get the bigger picture when you are working on so many different things.

  2. Thanks Himali for sharing your input…I have included your suggestion in my list…

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