Intervals Online is a really great project management tool which I have been testing for a few months now. The learning curve is not that steep so even newbies can be sure to pick it up. Intervals offers you’re typical project management regarding projects, milestones, and tasks related to client and in house work as well team management.
Some of it’s other features include real time – time tracking. If you’re team members are logged in and working on a project you can view active timers to see who is working, what their working on, and how much time they’ve put in thus far.
Clients and team members each have their own private log ins. You can set up individual access levels for each user which is great. You may not always want your client to see every comment made on a project. You can choose to allow them total access or limited access and only share the comments you want, etc.
Same with your team members. You may not want them to see what each other is working on or you may have a client that has particularly sensitive information and can only be shared with certain individuals. It’s easy to set up separate permissions for each client and even on a project to project basis.
Project notes, comments, upload documents related to projects, link projects, milestones, tasks, and documents together with the client and your team member assigned to the project, and if you’re a report nut or graph fiend they have a whole slew reports you can create based on the criteria you input. I use the “Summary” reports to create a detailed time report for my clients upon their request. Great looking report. You can save these reports in Intervals as well as download them as a .pdf or Excel spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is great as you can remove any columns or rows you might not want to be included with ease and add a little formatting to pretty it up and make it match your brand.
If you’re a QuickBooks user they also offer some features for you to sync with your QB. I have not yet tested out the QB features but they look promising.
They do offer a free version with limited amount of projects, but also have some very affordable tiered pricing plans to meet your businesses needs. There’s no better time than the present to get started on getting more organized. This is a new year and if project management was one of your goals this is one project management system you will want to check out.
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