Online Project Management Software ZilicusPM 5.1 Launched
Zilicus, the provider of award winning online project management software – ZilicusPM, launched its latest version ZilicusPM 5.1. In the latest version it enhanced resource management, collaborative project planning and advance time tracking feature along with improved integration with Google Docs® .
Houston, TX, Nov, 26th 2012 – Zilicus Solutions, the leading provider of cloud based project management software, announced launch of the latest version ZilicusPM 5.1. ZilicusPM 5.1 takes project planning, tracking and management of project schedule, resources to next level, providing better controls to project managers.
“Recently, ZilicusPM has been announced a winner of the project management software category. At the time of receiving this award, we reiterated that the success of ZilicusPM is attributed to the fact that we have been listening to our customers’ voice, offering comprehensive features as well as an engaging project management experience. Keeping up this promise, we continue to offer simple yet comprehensive and engaging project management tool. We are really excited to announce launch of the latest version of your favourite project management software – ZilicusPM 5.1 “, said Nagin, co-founder of Zilicus.
Some of the features introduced in the latest version of ZilicusPM are as follows
Advanced Resource Management
Project schedule can be delivered on time, if it is planned well considering most appropriate constraints. One of the important considerations while planning project is resource availability, allocation and utilization. ZilicusPM 5.1 has introduced two vital aspects of planning, tracking and monitoring resources.
- Resource Load Chart
ZilicusPM has been supporting resource utilization for a project; by introducing Project Resource Load Chart in ZilicusPM 5.1, ZilicusPM gives project managers a real time view of resource load across all projects as well as resource load for a given project. To make it intuitive and easy to understand colors used in load chart clearly display whether a given team member is under allocated, optimally allocated or over-allocated. Users can export resource load chart to spreadsheet/excel.
- Real time Resource Availability
ZilicusPM 5.1 lets project managers and planners use an excellent utility to help them in assessing whether a project resource can be assigned a given task based on his availability across all projects. Project planner can see real time availability of a given resource, his/her load across all projects. It also shows how a given resource will be loaded if a given task is assigned to him/her (what-if analysis).
Enhanced Google Docs Integration
ZilicusPM 5.1 is tightly integrated with Google Docs® (Google Drive®). Users can browse through folders in their Google Drive, just like folder browser and select desired Google document or search for it. Once a Google Document is selected, user can link it, to a given project. User can always create multiple versions of document – major and minor versions, in ZilicusPM.
Track time against risks, issues and miscellaneous items
Based on customer feedback, an advanced timesheet feature has been introduced. Using the latest timesheet tracker in ZilicusPM, team member can log time against tasks, issues, risk or miscellaneous/ad hoc items for a given project. Users can remain assured that every project activities they have worked on, can be tracked through time tracking tool in ZilicusPM. Thus issue tracking and risk management as well as ad hoc project activities are now made time-trackable in ZilicusPM.
Configurable working days
ZilicusPM has already reached multiple geographical territories (45+ countries). ZilicusPM already support different date, time formats and time zones, these countries have. With the launch of ZilicusPM 5.1, preference can be set by administrator, using which, organization administrator can configure weekly working days for their organization.
ZilicusPM 5.1 includes many other features and enhancements, some of these features are
- Participative project planning to enable project group leaders to manage schedule
- Users can search tasks in a given project by task name
- Project manager can request for task update from task assignees
- Set of new reports are being added in the latest version of ZilicusPM
- User interface for project team member has been enhanced and it is now much more informative, actionable and intuitive
To view screenshot of the features introduced in ZilicusPM 5.1, please visit this page.
The Way Forward
Trusted by users in more than forty five countries, ZilicusPM has emerged as the top-most choice for project and program managers because of the feature-richness and incredible performance. Customers have highly appreciated ZilicusPM for simplifying project management processes.
This award winning project management software will be launching ZilicusPM 6.0 in early next year. The next version of ZilicusPM will be introducing newer functionalities requested by its customer as well as planned features as per product roadmap.
Zilicus Solutions will be strengthening its partnership program by signing up agreement with affiliates, resellers, VARs and marketplaces across US, Europe, Latin America, Australia and other countries.
Additional readings about project management, leadership
- Case Study: What Happens When Project Team Has Dual Reporting
- Project Managers Can’t Bypass Stress. Question Is How to Deal with It?
- Back2Basics: Ultimate Project Management Guide: Project Planning
- 8 Reasons to Decide Whether Your Organization Needs Project Management Office
- How To Select The Right Project Management Software
Zilicus Solutions is a technology company that offers Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) based collaborative software. Its online project management software ZilicusPM – delivers on the promise of collaborative planning to improve team performance. By actively involving employees with ZilicusPM and realizing gains in productivity, companies can meet strategic & organizational objectives. To sign up for 30-day free trial, view product information, or take a product tour please visit http://www.zilicus.com/
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