A business meeting with cheerful employees engaged in a group discussion.
Web-based project management solutions can help your company save money by eliminating redundant apps while helping your team stay organized and productive. — Getty Images/FG Trade

Consider web-based project management software if you’re using multiple apps to plan and coordinate projects. A project management system can replace messaging, shared cloud storage, and task management tools. The best project management solutions keep everything organized, from client conversations to progress updates. Here are six options to get your projects under control.

Monday.com

Easily transition from spreadsheet project management to a cloud-based tool with Monday.com. Forbes Advisor praised Monday.com for its “intuitive and modern spreadsheet-like interface.” Its flexibility makes Monday.com suitable for various workflows, from content management to human resources. Along with a 14-day free trial, Monday.com has a free plan for freelancers.

  • Price range: $0 to $27 per user monthly.
  • Available plans: Basic, Standard, Pro, and Enterprise.
  • Cloud storage: 5GB to 1,000GB.
  • Guest or client access: Unlimited on Pro and Enterprise or an extra fee on Standard.
  • Integrations: Over 40.

Smartsheet

Whether you need to create employee schedules or manage inventory, Smartsheet can help organize your data. It offers the Gantt chart view and has built-in forms for collecting survey data. Moreover, Website Planet said, “The mobile app for Smartsheet has nearly every functionality of the web app.” Smartsheet provides a 30-day free trial and a free plan for one user.

  • Price range: $0 to $32 per user monthly.
  • Available plans: Free, Pro, Business, and Enterprise.
  • Cloud storage: 500MB to unlimited.
  • Guest or client access: Unlimited.
  • Integrations: More than 100.

Nifty

According to The Daily Egg, Nifty is a project management tool for legal case management, marketing, and Agile development. It offers a 14-day free trial, with no credit card required. Nifty’s free version includes team chat, two active projects, and two-factor authentication. You’ll need a paid plan for time tracking and workflow automation.

  • Price range: $0 to $25 per user monthly.
  • Available plans: Free, Starter, Pro, Business, and Enterprise.
  • Cloud storage: 100MB to unlimited.
  • Guest or client access: Unlimited on paid plans.
  • Integrations: Over 2,000 through Zapier.

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects belongs to Zoho’s business suite of tools, which also includes a customer relationship management program, help desk software, and finance applications. TechRepublic said Zoho Projects works for “different use cases across industries,” such as engineering and construction. It has a 10-day free trial. The free plan is good for two projects, a read-only chronology Gantt chart, and task management.

  • Price range: $0 to $10 per user monthly.
  • Available plans: Free, Premium, and Enterprise.
  • Cloud storage: 10MB to 120GB.
  • Guest or client access: For an extra fee.
  • Integrations: Over 20.

The best project management solutions keep everything organized, from client conversations to progress updates.

Trello

Trello (owned by Atlassian) is a project management application for freelancers and creative teams. It offers a robust free version with unlimited cards and cloud storage. You can also try Trello Premium with a free 14-day trial. Cloudwards.net, a technology publication, uses Trello because it is “the best Kanban board,” but cautioned that Trello has limitations. You won’t find resource management tools or see dependencies between tasks.

  • Price range: $0 to $17.50 per user monthly.
  • Available plans: Free, Standard, Premium, and Enterprise.
  • Cloud storage: Unlimited storage with all plans (10MB to 250MB per file).
  • Guest or client access: Yes, with paid subscriptions.
  • Integrations: Over 200.

[Read more: 10 Online Collaboration Tools That Will Boost Your Team’s Productivity]

Wrike

Wrike is an all-in-one platform for coordinating teams and projects. The Digital Project Manager recommended Wrike for a “fast-paced creative team” that wants to “speed up internal task and project requests.” It lets users create templates, from client intake forms to project outlines. Wrike offers a 14-day free trial, with no credit card required. Or you can get started with its free version, which provides task management and work intelligence tools.

  • Price range: $0 to $24.80 per user monthly.
  • Available plans: Free, Team, Business, Enterprise, and Pinnacle.
  • Cloud storage: 2GB to 15GB.
  • Guest or client access: Yes, on Business, Enterprise, and Pinnacle.
  • Integrations: Over 400.

ClickUp

Tech.co called ClickUp “the best project management software we’ve tested.” Its feature-rich plans offer an online whiteboard and several views, including Kanban, Gantt, and spreadsheet. ClickUp works especially well for task management, letting you track milestones and workloads. The free plan allows unlimited users but doesn’t have a free trial.

  • Price range:$0 to $29 per user monthly.
  • Available plans: Free, Unlimited, Business, Business Plus, and Enterprise.
  • Cloud storage: 100MB to unlimited.
  • Guest or client access: Available with all plans.
  • Integrations: Over 50 native integrations.

Basecamp

Basecamp is a scalable project management application with real-time chat, to-do lists, and project schedules. Although it doesn’t offer a free plan, you can try the software for 30 days without entering your credit card information. The Ascent, a Motley Fool service, said that Basecamp is best for team collaboration, but it’s not well suited for companies that need “budget planning, invoicing, or time tracking.”

  • Price range: $15 per user to $299 for unlimited users monthly.
  • Available plans: Basecamp and Basecamp Pro Unlimited.
  • Cloud storage: 500GB to 5TB.
  • Guest or client access: Unlimited with all plans.
  • Integrations: Over 70.

Asana

Asana is a project management tool designed to boost productivity. It has a 30-day free trial and a free forever plan for up to 15 users, including unlimited projects, cloud storage, and tasks. PCMag said Asana isn’t a “full-scale project management platform” because it lacks resource management tools. Still, it supports many project management methodologies with different views for dashboards, workloads, and charts.

  • Price range: $0 to $30.49 per user monthly.
  • Available plans: Free, Premium, Business, and Enterprise.
  • Cloud storage: Unlimited with all versions (100MB per file).
  • Guest or client access: Unlimited guests on paid plans.
  • Integrations: Over 100.

Jira

Jira, an Atlassian company, is an Agile project management tool with scrum and Kanban boards. Product development teams use it to monitor software bugs and record solutions. Nave said Jira “is especially effective when your work is moving through multiple teams.” It’s free for 10 users, or you can take a paid subscription for a 30-day test run.

  • Price range: $0 to $15.25 per user monthly, based on 10 users.
  • Available plans: Free, Standard, Premium, and Enterprise.
  • Cloud storage: 2GB to unlimited.
  • Guest or client access: Up to five guests per paid user.
  • Integrations: More than 2,000.

[Read more: 7 Technology Tools to Help You Run Your Business From Anywhere]

CO— aims to bring you inspiration from leading respected experts. However, before making any business decision, you should consult a professional who can advise you based on your individual situation.

CO—is committed to helping you start, run and grow your small business. Learn more about the benefits of small business membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, here.

Brought to you by
Simplify your startup’s finances with Mercury
Navigating the complex finances of a growing startup can be daunting. Mercury’s VP of Finance shares the seven areas to focus on, from day-to-day operations to measuring performance, and more.
Read the article
Published