Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice has helped dozens of companies choose the right IT project management software to improve efficiency and complete IT projects more easily.

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NetSuite OpenAir

NetSuite OpenAir offers buyers a collection of applications designed to support every stage of the professional services delivery lifecycle. Offered as Software-as-a-Service, the platform includes applications to manage projects, resources,... Read more

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Workzone

Workzone is a project management solution that offers document management, project collaboration, customizable reporting, resource and task management and time tracking. The software is cloud-based and offers automated emailed reports... Read more

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Clarizen

Clarizen is a cloud-based collaborative work management solution designed to help organizations manage cross-company engagement. The solution provides tools to connect resources, manage workflows and plan activities. Clarizen planning... Read more

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Smartsheet

Smartsheet is a work execution platform with a familiar spreadsheet-like interface that helps teams plan, track, and manage projects in real-time. The collaborative platform offers a range of project management tools, such as document... Read more

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Workfront

Workfront (formerly AtTask) is a cloud-based project management solution that helps teams to prioritize, route, manage and report on their work. It is suitable for businesses of any size and industry including IT, architecture and... Read more

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KeyedIn Projects

KeyedIn Projects is a cloud-based project management solution for enterprise-level companies offering a suite with features, such as program management, professional services automation and project portfolio management application.... Read more

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Mavenlink

Mavenlink offers services and solutions for project management, resource planning, collaboration and financial management. It was designed for professional services and it is suited businesses looking for team collaboration and project... Read more

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Visual Planning

Visual Planning is a hybrid resource management and scheduling platform that helps businesses to manage their assets and day-to-day operations. The solution can be deployed on-premise or hosted in the cloud. Visual Planning offers... Read more

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Wrike

Wrike is a cloud-based project management platform for teams of 20+ and is suitable for both enterprise and SMB. It comes with Gantt charts, calendars, workload view for resource management, custom dashboards and real-time updates.... Read more

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Sciforma

Sciforma is a cloud-based project and portfolio management solution for enterprises that allows to strategically track and analyze project data and make relevant decisions. It can be sold as a stand-alone portfolio management, project... Read more

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NetSuite Services Resource Planning (SRP)

NetSuite SRP is used by professional services organizations to optimize their project-based operations. The software offers integrated project management, resource management, project-based accounting and time & expense tracking applications. Users... Read more

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Procore

Procore is a cloud-based construction management software application that helps firms increase their project efficiency and accountability by providing streamlined project communication and documentation. Users are able to manage... Read more

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Targetprocess

Targetprocess is a cloud-based, modular project management solution that allows users to visualize and manage projects using any combination of Kanban, Scrum or the user’s own preset work solution.  The solution features an array... Read more

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Replicon TimeCost

Replicon’s cloud-based TimeCost solution, part of the Time Intelligence Platform, helps organizations manage multiple projects activities simultaneously. Organizations can manage resource productivity and assign specific people... Read more

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Taskworld

Taskworld is a project management software designed for companies of all sizes. It offers task management, project planning, collaboration and reporting. The product is available for deployment in the cloud and offers mobile applications... Read more

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Scoro

Scoro is a cloud-based professional services solution for small to midsize companies in advertising, consulting, IT and other industries. The solution provides a control hub that displays pending tasks, account information, key performance... Read more

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Hive

Hive is a cloud-based project management solution designed for teams of all sizes who need to share files, chat and automate task management. It includes workflow templates, group messaging, multiple task views and over 100 app integrations. Hive... Read more

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CrossConcept Continuum Project Management

CrossConcept Continuum is a cloud-based professional services automation (PSA) solution designed to help small and midsize businesses manage projects, track time and expenses, monitor resource allocation and manage invoicing. It integrates... Read more

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Project Insight

Project Insight is a project and portfolio management solution for project driven organizations. It provides visibility into the workloads of resources, project budget, and status, with real-time reports. Project Insight is a collaborative... Read more

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BVDash

BVDash is a cloud-based project management solution designed for various industry verticals. The solution offers a dashboard that can be used by project teams to access various systems and tools. Key features include issue management,... Read more

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Buyer's guide


Last Updated: March 21, 2019

Project management (PM) software is one of the most popular genres of software among small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprises alike. And among all the PM software buyers we speak with at Software Advice, the largest group (roughly 20 percent) are looking for software to manage their information technology (IT) projects. This shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, IT projects can rival all other business projects in terms of scope, complexity and the number of participants they involve.

IT project management software is a specialized form of PM software. It's designed to mesh well with the tasks, workflows and collaboration methods used by teams that work in IT fields and particularly software development.

This IT project management Buyer's Guide will help software buyers make better purchase decisions. It discusses the following topics and questions:

What Is IT Project Management Software?
Common Features of IT Project Management Tools
Questions to Answer Before You Purchase IT Project Management Software

What Is IT Project Management Software?

General PM software can be used to manage a very wide variety of business projects. Of course, small projects that can be completed in a day by a single person don't typically need much in the way of management. So it's understandable that most companies use PM software for longer-term projects, like those that are expected to take weeks, months or years to complete.

The main purpose of PM software is to increase a company's working efficiency, allowing it to launch, revise and complete projects faster. It accomplishes this by improving the visibility team members have of project as a whole and of its various related components. At the same time, team members can customize how their individual tasks are presented, letting them prioritize their work while still meeting the project's overall timeline and goals.

Project dashboard in Workfront IT Project Management

Project dashboard in Workfront IT Project Management

IT department project management software is simply a specialized form of PM software, so all of the above holds true. Its primary goal is also to increase efficiency, and it does so partly by helping keep all team members on the same page and IT projects on the right track. How does it do this? By using the applications and features highlighted in the following section.

Common Features of IT Project Management Tools

The field of project management software is very wide and includes solutions with varying degrees of customization for the management of IT-specific projects. As with all software purchase decisions, your long-term success will be determined mostly by how well the software aligns with your existing and planned workflows and management goals.

Project planning Gives an overview of all ongoing projects, providing details on each regarding timelines and deadlines, collaboration, team-member participation and more.
Access control Gives management the tools needed to control account and team member permissions to specify which users can access, create and change specific PM items.
Deadline alerts Set up automated alerts based on project deadlines and progress to help team members complete more tasks on time and keep complex projects on schedule.
Charts and timelines Know the status of any project at a glance. Timeline tools give quick visual representations of project and task statuses with Gantt charts and scrum boards.
Collaboration tools Provide forums and communication tools (such as chat) with which team members can collaborate on projects in real time, even if in different offices and time zones.
Time and expense tracking Time and expense tracking tools are especially helpful when using outsourced developers and when billing third-party clients for development work.
Project templates Reuse common project outlines and workflows, so that they don't need to be created from scratch each time.
File management File management apps help organize project files, ensuring team members can access files when needed, helping track changes over time and manage permissions.
Request forms Templated forms for request submission that help ensure requests are monitored, organized and implemented into the correct schedules and workflows.

Remember that vendors name and describe their product features differently. The above list provides a basic outline of features and applications and can be used to begin your search. Alternatively, call our advisors for a free FastStart consultation (844) 680-2046 and we'll help you tick off all the right boxes in 15 minutes or less.

Project Gantt chart, schedule and workload overviews in Sciforma Project Management

Project Gantt chart, schedule and workload overviews in Sciforma Project Management

Questions to Answer Before You Purchase IT Project Management Software

  • Are you looking for a cloud or on-premise IT project management solution?

    While many vendors still offer on-premise PM solutions, a majority of buyers in the SMB space are opting instead for cloud-deployed solutions, also termed Software-as-a-Service or SaaS. Cloud PM solutions have many advantages, including faster deployment and lower startup costs, easier access (especially for remote workers) and the fact that the vendor handles security and updates for you and behind the scenes.
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  • What is your current method of IT project management?

    Companies upgrading existing PM solutions have different requirements and expectations than companies buying for the first time. The most full-featured IT PM solution will not always be the best fit, especially if your team is used to using manual methods (spreadsheets and emails), as are a majority of the buyers we speak with.
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Chart: Current management methods used by buyers we speak with

Current management methods used by buyers we speak with

  • Does your company prefer a particular project management methodology?

    Agile, waterfall, scrum and PRINCE2 are a few examples of PM methodologies. Some PM solutions work better with particular methodologies; some can be used more broadly. Ensure that whatever solution you choose will work well with your company's chosen or preferred management tactic.

    Aside from matching your PM methodology, you'll also want to ensure that you choose an IT PM solution that can seamlessly support your team's preferred communication channel, whether that's email, chat, Slack or something else.

Have questions of your own? Give us a call at (844) 680-2046 for a free no-obligation FastStart consultation. A specialist project management advisor will answer your questions and provide you with a shortlist of products to help you narrow down your search.