In this latest release, we've made a stack of changes to help you manage your projects online. Here are just some of the new features and changes that we've made.
We've released a brand-new iPhone and iPad mobile app called "project management software". This new app allows you to see free training videos and daily tips streamed straight to your mobile device. In this release, we've also made it so that you can access your projects online, as well as your messages and contacts. In this way you can see and update tasks as you go.
Under the accounts page in the system, you can now prepay your account online. When you do so, you will receive a 10 - 30% discount on the monthly price paid your account.
You can now entered planned versus actual expenses for your projects. Before you could only record the actual expenses that took place as your project is underway. Now you can enter planned expenses as well and then compare them with actual expenses on the expenses report
We've added a variety of options to the tasks report including the ability to be able to include tasks for today, this week in this month. You can now report on tasks that have not yet started, already started or are complete.
On the security page in the system, we've added a wide suite of hovers to help you understand the settings that are available.
We've also made a variety of small but important changes to help you manage inactive resources, change profile photos, update discussions, expenses and risks on the go. Login now to see all of the new features on offer.
Today we've released a major upgrade to the projectplan.com website. It now comes with enhanced e-mail integration, better timesheet features as well as a big list of upgrades that have been requested by customers. Here are some of the new features that have been released:
This feature has been requested for a long time and we are now proud to say that it has been released today. You can simply send projectplan.com e-mails directly from Outlook or Gmail and we will store them for you online. In this way, you can store all of your e-mails relating to a particular project. You can then search across all e-mail for all staff within a project as everything will be stored in one place.
The accounts administrator will need to turn e-mail integration on for you by going to the main menu and choosing the accounts page and then the settings tab. Once it is enabled, you can simply start e-mailing your project to save a copy of your correspondence online
Now you can create project templates online within projectplan.com. In this way, when you create a new project you can simply choose to use an existing project template to save you time. You can manage your templates from the "All -> Projects" page quickly and easily.
In the coming months, we will release a suite of new free templates for you, to help you manage your projects and get a head start.
We've also upgraded the way that projects are accessed in the system, so that you can open projects faster than before. Simply click on the Menu button in the top left corner when you log in, to open projects quickly and easily.
We've enhanced the password security feature by ensuring that passwords are now reset within the system, as opposed to by e-mail. We've also released the following new features:
We've just released one of the largest sets of new features since we went live 3 years ago. Here is a list of the new features made to help you manage projects more easily.
Risks and Changes
We've merged the risks, issues and changes pages to simplify the user interface for you. If you wonder where your risks and changes have gone, then simply click on the issues tab and you will find them here. That way, you can manage them more quickly and easily all from the one place.
Before, if you entered Actual Effort on the My Home page, then it wasn't connected to timesheets or the tasks page. Now, when you go to update actual effort, regardless of the page you're on, then it will allow you to add specific timesheet entries to it. In this way, the Gmail widget, mobile phone app, My Home page, timesheet and task pages all present the same actual effort data - keeping everything consistent.
Custom Issues, Risks and Changes
When you load issues page, you can now click a small settings button on the right-hand corner to customise the fields on the page. For instance, if you don't use the description field, then you can simply hide it by un-checking the box in the settings popup. You can also create custom fields which allow you to enter data into the system for fields that are unique to you.
Just like the issues page, you can also customise the expenses page by clicking the small settings icon in the top right corner of the expenses page. When you do so, a pop-up will appear which allows you to turn fields on and off, as well is create custom expense fields as you wish.
Editable Projects Page
The "All" Projects" page is now fully editable. You can click on specific cells to change things like the project status, description or project manager. Not only that, but you can click the small settings icon in the top right corner to add customized fields to this page. So for instance, if you wanted to add a new field called "Department" then you could do it quickly and easily here.
We've also released the following new features:
There are stacks of other new features that have been released, so if you have any questions then we'd love to hear from you.
Today we released a stack of new features to kick-off the 2012 New Year. Here they are:
We've substantially enhanced the printing of the Gantt so that you can now:
The timesheet page has been greatly enhanced by allowing you to search and filter your projects and tasks as you are adding time to you timesheets. We have also added the ability to add non-project time (like leave, meetings and workshops) so that your team can track their time as accurately as possible.
On the My Home and Project Calendar, you can now add events to your calendars so that you can schedule meetings and workshops for your team. When you invite a colleague to a meeting, they will receive both a message and an e-mail allowing them to collaborate with you online.
Under the My Home tab, there is a new "Contacts" page. Here, you can add personal and business contacts to store them online. If you add a business contact then it will be shared with the rest of the users in your account.
Request a feature
In the top right corner there is a new "request a feature" link which allows you to quickly and easily request new features to be created within ProjectPlan.com
Critical path filter
On the tasks page, you can now set a new filter called a "Critical Path". When you do this, you can limit the number of tasks resolved to just those that are on the critical path for your project.
We've just released a suite of new features that help you manage documents, tasks and reports online. Here is a summary of the top new features:
Online File Store
Under the "My Home" section, you now have these additional features:
We have added an additional e-mail alert that allows you to receive messages as e-mails.
A variety of additional security features have been added including the ability to set roadmap / calendar / messages security.
You can click the settings button to assign administrative time to your timesheets, such as annual or sick leave.
We've added new timesheet and availability reports and tweaked other reports so that they provide more data.
If you have any feature requests, then please let us know as all of the features above have been requested by customers.
We have just released one of the biggest feature set improvements since we went live in 2008. Here are some of the new features we have included:
When you click on the "My Home" page, you will be able to see what is happening inside your account. Every time one of your colleagues saves data, uploads a plan or adds a file then you will see a link to it allowing you to navigate to it directly. This helps you keep informed of what is happening within your account. You can also comment on any of the activity undertaken by your colleagues, just like in Facebook.
The new "Roadmap" page allows you to see at a helicopter level, when all of your projects start and finish. Presented as a summarized Gantt chart, it is the first time in the world that a service has offered the ability to roll up multiple Gantt charts and view them all on the same page, at the same time.
We love adding new collaboration features to the software, so now you can send messages to colleagues quickly and easily using ProjectPlan.com. When you send a message, your colleague will receive it immediately and can simply hit "reply" to message you back. The messages feature works just like Facebook and LinkedIn to help you keep in touch with your team.
It's now easier than ever to prepay your account for multiple months in advance and receive a bulk discount on the transaction. Simply click on the "Accounts" page and there you can prepay for 12, 24 or 36 months. If you have any questions then simply contact us at email@example.com
The new project "Calendar" allows you to see at a glance, all of the tasks and resources assigned to your project in a calendar view. Just like Microsoft Outlook, you can see when tasks are scheduled throughout the calendar month and you can click on each task to open it directly in the Gantt view.
These are just some of the features that have been released to help you manage your projects online. To view all of the new features, login to ProjectPlan.com
In this latest release we have added a suite of new reports, upgraded the project groups feature and simplified the way you manage tasks. Here's a snapshot of the new exciting features we've included when you signup.
There are now a stack of new reports which help you to manage your projects. This includes new resource, time sheet, expense, risk, issue and change reports to name a few. You can now also customize your reports by adding and removing columns. As well as new reports, we have added the ability to be able to report on project groups.
Creating Project Groups
You can now group your projects as you wish. Simply go to the "All" tab and click "Projects". There, you can create groups of projects to match your teams or departments within your organization. Each project group can be reported on separately. By creating a hierarchy of your project groups, you will more easily be able to find and manage your projects day-to-day.
To help you manage tasks, we have simplified the interface for the Tasks page. This means that when you create your project plan, you will be able to add tasks, assign resources and schedule delivery dates faster than before.
When you create a discussion, we have now automatically subscribed you to it so that you will receive e-mail alerts for the comments that are added. In this way, you can keep in touch with the discussions that are most important to you.
We have rolled out the first phase of a new Content Delivery Network. In most locations around the world, this has doubled the speed of using the site. The next phase will be rolled out on 3 October which will improve the speed of the site yet again.
This month, we have rebuilt a number of the existing pages to make them faster, as well as adding a suite of new features. Here is an overview of what we've done:
The documents page has been rebuilt entirely, to make it faster:
The Timesheet page has been revised as follows:
You can now restore projects that you have previously deleted. It was often the case that people accidentally deleted projects and we had to restore them from the server. Now you can restore projects into your account that you have deleted in the past, quickly and easily.
We have also released these features:
In this latest release:
On the documents page, you can now import multiple documents at the same time. This allows you to upload documents from your PC in bulk. We have also doubled the upload speed so that you can upload documents faster than before.
On the security page, you can now choose which particular users or roles can see which particular charts on a dashboard. So for instance, if you don't want your team to see the cost chart then you can simply hide it.
The e-mail alerts screen has changed so that you can set both immediate and regular alerts. We have also added additional alert types to help you keep informed of the status of your projects.
We have also added these other valuable features:
This month, we had a major release of ProjectPlan.com. We have added a wide suite of features to the website, including new search capabilities, task and resource management features.
Here is a summarized list of the main features that we have added:
For more information on the latest new features, simply login and click on the "What's New" link in the top right corner. We love releasing new features regularly to the website, to help you manage projects better than before.
Today, we performed a large upgrade to the project plan.com website by completely rebuilding the tasks page so that it is faster and easier to use. Here is an overview:
You can now open project plans and work on them faster than before because we have re-architected the tasks page to use new technology that allows you to manipulate tasks faster in your web browser. If you use one of the newer web browsers like Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome or Firefox then you will be running the latest version of our software which allows you to be able to load and manipulate tasks super quickly. If you are using Internet Explorer 6 then you will still be able to access the tasks page but it will perform at the prior rate of speed.
In Google Chrome, you can load a 10,000 line project plan in under five seconds which is phenomenally fast by any stretch of the imagination.
It's easier to use
With the latest version of project plan.com, we have adopted all of the standard keyboard controls which allow you to be able to select cells and rows quickly and easily using the tab, shift, control and up / down / left / right arrows just like you can with desktop applications like Microsoft Project and Excel.
It's also easier to print
We have completely rebuild the print function so that you can use all of the common printing types that Microsoft Project has to offer, like being able to print across multiple pages or portrait versus landscape. We know that printing is important to your daily project activities so the new print function will definitely help you to succeed with planning your projects.
The last of our hardware upgrades was completed today, allowing you to access the system faster than before. We are constantly making improvements to the speed of accessing the site so that you can review and report on your projects as quickly as possible. In this latest release we replaced all of the network cards and our web servers with state-of-the-art hardware technology. These new web servers allow us to be able to provide web pages to you more quickly than before.
In the next month we will release a major new rewrite of the tasks page which has the ability to be able to load larger project plans more quickly and reliably than before. We will also release a brand-new print function which allows you to be able to perform similar print features that Microsoft project has to offer, such as portrait versus landscape, fit to one page, and fit across multiple pages.
Today, we have released a new feature which allows you to be able to send e-mail alerts to your colleagues for particular events in the system. Many customers have asked for this feature because they want to know when their tasks are coming up or are late. So we built this exciting new feature which allows you to be able to send out an e-mail alert to anybody in the system, any time that a particular event takes place (e.g. the creation of a discussion, risk, issue or change). We have also created daily, weekly and monthly e-mails which provide you with a summary of the status of your projects. In this way, you can keep informed about the status of your tasks while your team update them, so that you know immediately when your project is starting to slip. This helps keep you on track.
We have just upgraded all of our computer server hardware so that you are using the fastest computer equipment available in the market today. This means that the system will deliver content to you faster and also that the complex calculations that are required as part of the viewing of a dashboard or reports, will take place much faster. We have a farm of dedicated servers with liquid Web who are one of the best hosting companies in the world.
Today we released a variety of new features which allow you to be able to configure security for your user logins.
For every user in the system, you can choose which pages they can access and in which manner (i.e. either read-only or edit mode). This means that if there are pages on the system that you do not use (e.g. risks, issues or changes) then you can simply hide them to limit the number of features that you have available and therefore make the application much simpler to use.
In addition, you can ensure that for each person accessing the system, that they can only see the particular pages you want to see. So for instance, you might decide that only you should have heeded access to the project plan but your team should be able to have read access to it.