"Our Aha moment came when a custom report was generated that highlighted a significant ebb in the workload forecast 6 weeks forward. We had guesstimated that our workload would only easy 3 months ahead. If not for this report, we may have been unnecessarily and unacceptably stagnant for several weeks, amounting to over 1000+ man hours of lost cost and revenue opportunity. Giving us full customization to generate reports that could include custom fields is a significant bonus to an already excellent product."
"I'm writing to simply share what a great support experience I've had. Tasked with migrating our EP install to a new platform, I had some basic technical and process questions. I took a chance on the online chat and was very surprised at the speed and efficiency of the response. My numerous clarifying questions were received well and professionally answered. Well done, I think your support organization should serve as a model in any industry. Regards, Perry"
When I was first assigned to upgrade our easy project database I was mortified because I had never worked with the database before.
But Andy was extremely helpful and walked me through the upgrade process with calm and ease even as I panicked in fear that I would mess something up. Your team is very responsive and has a lot of great resources available which walk you step by step and allow you to perform any task quickly and efficiently. Keep up the great work! Thanks again for the awesome support you guys have.
Ever since Easy Projects was introduced here at Wired Messenger, we’ve seen a big improvement in planning and managing our resources. The product is being used across the whole company. Our heaviest users are heads of PMO, Creative, Development and Account Management.
Weekly resource report is one of the most useful features for us. It is used daily for our scrum meeting to identify workload for each resource and evaluate tasks statuses of each project. This report provides a good overall picture of what is ahead in the week and what tasks are due. It saves us at least 10-12 hours each month, which we used to spent creating resource workload charts and reports.
Shortly after we implemented Easy Projects, one of our designers was unexpectedly out of the office for a week. After taking a look at his assignments in Easy Projects we were able to reallocate work so nothing fell through the cracks. That is only one example out of many of how Easy Projects has helped our creative production workflow.
…Starting in October 2009, we set up two very critical projects to be managed through Easy Projects .NET. The shorter of the two was successfully completed on schedule, and taught us a number of very important lessons concerning our campaign management and the every-day utilization of project management software.
…As of January 2010, we will be completely managing all of our campaigning activities through Easy Projects .NET…” Read Case Study
Love it! I couldn’t manage my projects without it.
Excerpt from the PM Network Magazine (published by Project Management Institute):
“Ramesh Rajasundram and his team of data analysts at ICOM Information & Communications LP were overwhelmed. They were facing a barrage of 7,500 project requests a year coming in from six of the company’s departments. The main culprit was a project request setup that required several steps just to delegate a single task. Easy Projects has helped the company streamline the project tracking process and monitor expenditures by departments. Instead of devoting so much time to project reporting and billing, Mr. Rajasundram can now focus on project planning. ICOM reports the software has saved it nearly $60,000 in annual labor and materials costs and has also improved productivity without overextending the team. “No one idles, and no one is swamped,” says Mr. Rajasundram. “Everyone knows what they are doing today and what they are doing tomorrow.” – PM Network Magazine May 2009
“Easy Projects is a simple to use but powerful tool for tracking projects of all types. I’m tracking Software Development projects, but EP could be used equally well for all types of projects. The web interface is the key. My development team can see their outstanding tasks, log time, receive notifications, and raise project requests and bugs from any computer connected to our intranet.
EP comes with several reports built-in, but we’ve also created a Business Objects Universe and some BO reports that provide enhanced project tracking. I use these to report back to my Project Director. Any B.I. tool could be used, because the underlying database is simple to understand. it’s also open, ours is stored in Microsoft SQL Server, or you can use Microsoft Access.
I’ve also found EP’s support desk very responsive. I’d recommend EP to project managers who want a low cost project management tool that isn’t over-engineering with lots of complex options.”
“Easy Projects has increased our productivity and saved us our most valuable resources, time and money.
Until this past year we had relied on Microsoft Project for 100% of our project management needs.
It was becoming obvious as our project grew that the current system was not a cost effective or productive solution.
It was expensive to license, resource intensive, and difficult if not impossible for most of our users to utilize in an effective, time efficient manner.
Easy Projects has been an easy decision for us. We’re spending a quarter of the time and money we needed to invest in our prior systems and we’re seeing twice the results.
We no longer need a stand alone server just to run the system like we did with our MS project server. EasyProjects requires little in resources and is a breeze to install on any existing web server.
Additionally we no longer have to spend large amounts of time training our users. The interface is intuitive and easy to use. We’re spending far more time now working on our projects and less time entering information into the tracking system.”