Best Project Management Software Reviews & Comparisons

Best Project Management Software Reviews & Comparisons

25 Most Popular Project Management Software

Here is a list of all 25 Project Management Software solutions evaluated with our CloudRank™ analysis. We have compared their features, user satisfaction, market presence and other key factors in an in-depth analysis you can find below:

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Collaborative Project Planning

%

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Worst features

Reporting and Dashboards

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Performance and Reliability

%

Worst features

Reporting and Dashboards

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Collaborative Project Planning

%

Performance and Reliability

%

Worst features

Reporting and Dashboards

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Performance and Reliability

%

Collaborative Project Planning

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Reporting and Dashboards

%

Worst features

Collaborative Project Planning

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Performance and Reliability

%

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Performance and Reliability

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Performance and Reliability

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Performance and Reliability

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Collaborative Project Planning

%

Performance and Reliability

%

Worst features

Reporting and Dashboards

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Performance and Reliability

%

User Access & Permissions

%

Collaborative Project Planning

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Performance and Reliability

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Performance and Reliability

%

Worst features

Reporting and Dashboards

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

User Access & Permissions

%

Performance and Reliability

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Performance and Reliability

%

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Collaborative Project Planning

%

Worst features

Reporting and Dashboards

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Collaborative Project Planning

%

Worst features

Performance and Reliability

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Collaborative Project Planning

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Performance and Reliability

%

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Performance and Reliability

%

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Performance and Reliability

%

Collaborative Project Planning

%

User Access & Permissions

%

Worst features

Reporting and Dashboards

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Performance and Reliability

%

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Performance and Reliability

%

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Performance and Reliability

%

Our score and features analysis:

Customers company size

No. of employees:

1-10 11-50 51-100 100+

Best features

Performance and Reliability

%

Task Creation and Assignment

%

Our report covered 25 most popular products from the Project Management Software category. We’ve analyzed their features, performance, integration, customer support, pricing, and several other key buying factors and combined it with feedback from user reviews to come up with the current list of best solutions:

  • 2020 Project Management Software Leaders: monday.com, Wrike, Smartsheet, Trello, Jira, Asana, Zoho Projects, Basecamp, MeisterTask, ProjectManager
  • 2020 Project Management Software Contenders: Glip, Teamwork, Podio, Clarizen, Backlog, ActiveCollab, ProofHub, Taskworld, Bitrix24, TeamGantt, Workfront, Freedcamp
  • 2020 Project Management Software Rising Stars: Microsoft Project, Redbooth, Paymo

Monday.com is the current leader of the project management CloudRank grid, eking out a few more points over its closest competitors who are right on its tail. Monday.com outshines the competition with user reviews praising its robustness as an all-in-one project management platform, as well as the functionality offered by its various features.

Around 65% of user reviews currently come from small to mid-sized organizations, but the fact that positive comments all point out how effective Monday.com is as a project management SaaS reflects how the product can not only cater to the needs of differently-sized clientele, but that regardless of scale, it delivers consistent quality. Perhaps this commitment to quality is also why Monday.com is among the few products in the CloudRank grid to sport high mobile support and integration capability metrics.

One can argue that being so neck and neck with its closest peers may mean Monday.com is only a few decimal points luckier, but throughout the CloudRank grid, products vie for positioning with differences of only a few points. Indeed, the close competition between products does not necessarily mean that any of the higher rankers could top the list at any time. Instead, it reflects the nuanced consideration of features, functionality, customer service, usability, and even third-party integrations and mobile support between leading products—they may all offer similar service levels, but Monday.com still beat out the competition and is the top ranker in this edition of the CloudRank for project management 2020.

Most users of Project Management Software solutions confirm that in most cases these tools allow them to reach the following business goals:

  • It enhanced collaboration and teamwork, resulting in seamless planning and execution. [ 86.7% of users ]
  • It boosted the efficiency of every employee with improved communication and productivity. [ 87.0% of users ]
  • It delegated tasks to the most capable personnel depending on schedule, availability, budget, and skills. [ 86.5% of users ]
  • It helped in effectively managing all resources, assets, and manpower. [ 86.4% of users ]
  • It tracked progress and set plausible benchmarks to encourage accountability. [ 86.2% of users ]

How did we select products for this Project Management Software report?

The Summer 2020 version of the report includes a total of 25 Project Management Software products that were compared and analyzed by our team. We selected them based on the following factors:

  • Popularity of a given brand in the SaaS market (based on our own market research)
  • How popular a given brand is among FinancesOnline users (based on number of mothly readers for each review page)
  • Availability of statistical data generated from user reviews of a particular product (we excluded products with not enough data to draw meaningful conclusions)
  • The current listing reflects the state of our database and research as of August 2020. An updated version of the report will be released quarterly to keep data fresh and incorporate information about shifts and changing trends in the market.

What are the current Project Management Software trends?

AI, automation, and data are driving project management software developments

With Big Data comes Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the form of machine learning and deep learning. While there are lesser forms of AI already present in SaaS categories like Business Intelligence and Customer Relationship Management—note the Big Data requirement being present and required for both—machine and deep learning are the AI heavyweights slowly but surely coming to nearly every SaaS category.

For project management, these developments will impact real-time scheduling, automated task prioritization, and decision-making e.g. within push- or pull-based processes. According to PMI’s 9th Global Project Management Survey in 2017, respondents noted that among all the projects they’ve undertaken in the past year, 41% are rated as high complexity, so the AI boost would probably be welcome. AI is indeed impacting nearly every technology sector, with 87% of workers report that they expect AI to change their jobs in the next 3 years.

Source: Medium.com

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Project management software need to support mixed methodologies 

Scrum, Agile, Lean — there are quite a few project management methodologies typically built around and for specific departmental functionality, such as software development or vehicle manufacturing. Another issue that these directly address is growing project complexity. Yet each style has transferable and translatable benefits in cross-functional teams whose roles may not be as specialized or technical. So what do project managers and teams do? They use hybrid project management methodologies.

Naturally, some methods are gaining more steam compared to others. Agile, in particular, appears to be a project manager’s favorite, with 70% of companies using Agile at least part of the time during their processes. Project management software providers are expected to follow suit, with increasingly more products integrating Agile-specific tools or features to cater to its growing audiences.

Source: eylean

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Project management software needs to account for various changing values in the workplace

The increasing importance of soft skills in project management and the rise of the freelance, international gig economy — these are just two aspects of workplace that are changing with modern times that impact project management software depending on how much value they bring to the table, and how much they impact project management as a whole.

As modern work forces place an increasing value in “soft skills” that facilitate harmonious teamwork within departments, project managers are expected to take into account how best to frame messaging and communication within their own teams. For project management software, the impact is more subtle: how can they facilitate the smoothest communication functionality taking into account the role of project managers and their soft skills? In the same vein, the international gig economy that has made it normal for team members to not only work from their own home offices, but also come from different continents is also a new consideration for project management software. Indeed, in 2018, 59% of projects had team members in different countries. How can they offer features and functionality that not only transcends cultural and workplace norms and mores but also make it easier for works from all walks of life to use them efficiently?

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