- author: Helen Warren
Easy Projects is a comprehensive portfolio and project management tool that allows users to perform tasks ranging from budgeting, to issue tracking, to efficient resource management, to reporting. Even though it’s more suited for larger organizations that have to manage multiple projects simultaneously, many small to medium-sized companies also use Easy Projects.
Plans & Pricing
Easy Projects has two pricing options to choose from:
Available at $24/user per month, this version also comes with discounts if you meet certain user volume benchmarks. In this package, you get 50 GB of storage capacity among other features, such as a Kanban board, dependencies, vacations, executive dashboard and calendar etc. With this package, you get up to 200 custom fields, unlimited custom forms, and 60 portfolios.
For the enterprise version, you will have to get in touch with the company to get a quote. You can have up to 500 GB of storage and some additional features like resource loading simulation, critical path, enhanced security, and payroll report etc. You have an unlimited number of custom fields, custom forms, and portfolios.
There is a ‘no-questions-asked’ 30-day money back guarantee. In addition, you can also request a free demo l to evaluate the product before you choose a plan. Compared to its competitors, Easy Projects has a very reasonable pricing policy.
Features and Functionality
Easy Projects comes with many excellent features. Here are some of our favorites:
The activity center view is what welcomes users when they log in to their Easy Projects account. The best part about the view is that it contains all the important information in one place for the user to see. User can see information about all tasks, who is working on what, what the statuses of the tasks are and the level of completion. You can tag tasks, flag them as urgent, and discuss by leaving comments from the activity center.
Gantt charts and reporting tools
User-friendly Gantt charts, reporting tools, and a project calendar all form a major part of the application.
A stand-out feature of Easy Projects is its portfolios. A portfolio consists of multiple projects, and you can group multiple projects together and assign them to a single person. From the manager account, you can add, delete, or edit portfolios and all their individual projects.
With Easy Projects, time tracking becomes much easier. Users can track time using the built-in timer or the manual entry sheet to make entries on a daily basis for tracking purposes. If you have the enterprise version of the software, then you have the luxury of locking down the time data so that it can’t be altered.
As far as features go, Easy Projects is a very well-balanced product. Other features like issue tracking, percent-complete tracking, requirements management, status tracking, and time and expense tracking also make the list. The company also offers to build customers custom tools should they need a feature the platform doesn’t have. However, it doesn’t come with an integrated chat box, which is a part of most project management tools available today.
Ease of Use
Easy Projects is really simple to get the hang of. The brand new, highly visual user interface is user friendly, and there is not much of a learning curve associated with the tool. The activity center gives you access to most of the important features, and you can generate reports or look at Gantt views with only one click.
Applications and Integrations
Along with the web application, Easy Projects also comes with Android and iOS applications that allow you to stay connected even when you are on the go. Integration is possible with vital business applications like QuickBooks, Gmail, Outlook, Zendesk, and Toggl, but connecting to third-party storage applications like Dropbox or OneDrive is not possible.
Easy Projects falls within the Zapier network. Zapier allows people without programming experience to integrate applications that don’t usually communicate with each other. Customized integrations are simple using the Easy Projects API.
Pros & Cons
- The enterprise version comes with a lot of special features
- Applications available on Android and iOS
- Customizable for enterprise & large teams
- No integrated chat box
- Not as useful for small business
Easy Projects offers support via email, online chat, and phone. They also have a highly helpful FAQ page and online customer help documentation that can be referred to for general queries. The support staff is very helpful, responds pretty quickly and is available during typical business hours.
24/7 Help & SupportThere is 24/5 customer support available to all users
Phone Support24/5 phone support available to all users
Live Online Chat24/5 live chat support available to all users
Video TutorialsThere are a number of video tutorials on YouTube, but they aren’t the greatest
FAQIt doesn’t cover software related questions, but rather general information like pricing, why choose Easy Projects, etc.
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When it comes to project management tools, Easy Projects is a great choice. Not only is it available at prices that will fit most budgets, it also provides a rich set of features like milestone tracking, project planning, resource management, Kanban board, business intelligence and interactive Gantt charts which make the life of a project manager a lot easier. It is still a very solid choice for businesses who want to manage their projects efficiently and systematically.