ConceptDraw Project is an on-premise project management solution designed that caters to small and midsize businesses and helps project managers to handle various components of a project completion routine. Key features include live dashboards with task tracking, project diagrams via Gantt charts and Pert charts and various reports for project planning, resource monitoring and budgets.
ConceptDraw helps managers to define objectives, divide a project into phases, set milestones and allocate resources. It also offers them resource management and scheduling capabilities. Users can comment on projects, link documentation to tasks, phases and resources and can import/export data as needed with Excel.
Additionally, ConceptDraw features quality management, infographics, illustrations, business process model and notation, visual dashboards, accounting and audit flowcharts and remote presentation capabilities for Skype.
ConceptDraw offers a perpetual license for a one-time fee that includes support via phone and through an online helpdesk.
ken from Trexin
Specialty: IT Services
Employees number: 2-10 employees
If you are a ConceptDraw Pro Office owner, this app is a no brainer to use and leverage. As PC slows down, just realize you will have to shut it down twice a day and re-launch to regain system performance. I personally own CD Pro Office 5 and latest CD Project, but I also own MS Project 2016. I can import my MS Project MPP's into CD Project nicely and generate various graphics and reports using the other CD Pro Office 5 tools. But ultimately I need MS Project to get enterprise class work done that is integrated with O365 and other Office tools. When I tried to send CD Project export files to others with MS Project (including myself), they were unrecognizable by MS Project. That is a show stopper.
Good integration with ConceptDraw Pro Office (V4 and 5) to populate MindMaps, Import MindMaps, and generating diagrams and graphics.
While using CD Project, over time (3-5 hours) it seems to acquire more resources from the PC, slowing it down considerably (click, wait 10 seconds within this and other apps in use). Shut it down fully (the app) and PC returns to normal. So there's a number of resource leaks happening. Feature/Function and Menu's on the Office V4 package were just plain ugly, extremely small fonts in tools and window panels. Office V5 with latest CD Project was a big improvement.
Sadaf from Maedeh
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Try OmniPlan if you are looking for a better option. but this one is still good.
I should mention I used Mac Version.
- You can export your project to Presentations
- You can Email tasks to your self/resource
- Gantt chart!
- Good UI
- Details: you can Only use 6 Currency symbols
- The duration is fixed, or if it isn't the properties to change it is not easy to find.
- Most of us would not use Microsoft Clippy, but we liked having it around. Some software has similar guides, it would have been nice if this programme had that too.
Wojciech from Explorer-Consulting
Employees number: 1 employee
easy access to project information - quick data input and ocean of useful information, so it's easy to share knowledge in project management area
I use ConceptDraw Project, because it helps in daily work with projects information. I got excellent tools to drive projects & report progress. Except many predefined reports I can create my own set of reports. We can import/export in many formats. As element of ConceptDraw Office, Project solution can be presented as interactive visual dashboard with drill-down option, presenting live data from ConceptDraw Project. It's easy to navigate in the most important areas: resources, Gantt chart and share.
I hope to see even more options to work with MS Excel spreadsheets and maybe new views of projects .
Barney from Consulting Group
I've been looking such solution for ages. I am looking for a project management solution that integrates mind maps, process flows, timing schedules (gannt charts) and can be exported to MS Project and MS word.
Have tested ConceptDraw on the advice of friend and I am very impressed with it, as these helped me when I've started my new position. I'm on Mac now and use windows laptop as well, so for me the ability of ConceptDraw to work on both is priceless.
Amanda from Business and Economic Institute
ConceptDraw Office combines mind mapping and project tools for reasonable price. Plus, it supports Mindjet and ms project files.
Melinda from Business Trainer
Project is actually very similar to Microsoft Project, but CS Odessa have their InGyre system which allows the different tools to work together.
Darsi from CBS
I got Conceptdraw project and it's just great. I run same license on my macbook and PC desktop. Tool has live dashboards with task tracking, project diagrams via Gantt charts and Pert charts and a variety of reports for project planning, monitoring resources and usage as well as detailing budget and costs
Gordon from SeverBooks
We use this app in our bookstores. It is easy to control your project and predict any risks.
Klaus from ONMU
I like to recommend to PMs of small projects the ConceptDraw suite. You may like to look at ConceptDraw MindMap, because you can import it into ConceptDraw Project as a WBS. Also ConceptDraw MINDMAP and PROJECT use the same document to work with project. I usually come back from Cantt Chart to MindMap to rework and improve projects.
Big plus is the ability to export to MS Word, MS Project and Evernote.Thanks so much for the education account :)
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