Early Preview of Project Management Software – ZilicusPM 6.1, The Latest Release

Early Preview of Project Management Software – ZilicusPM 6.1, The Latest Release

Zilicus, cloud based solution provider of award winning project management software  – ZilicusPM, will be releasing next minor version – ZilicusPM 6.1.

I am really excited to share early preview of ZilicusPM 6.1. This is a version is expected to address our existing customers’ specific features requirement as well as reporting requirements. So keeping up the trend that we have been releasing ZilicusPM 6.0 after listening to our customers’ voice; I am sure this release also has many enhancements that you will find really useful in managing projects

Here is a snapshot preview of these features

Import Project from existing project (project template)

You can reuse existing project schedule while creating new project. ZilicusPM lets you replicate existing project’s timeline set the schedule relative to new project’s start date.  While importing existing project, you will have three options as you can see in the image below. You can simply import schedule, or import schedule along with project team resources and retain their assignments or include above two and import project resource groups also.

To use third option effectively, you need to have project resource groups in place, in an existing project. So you have lot better mechanism to create and manage project template.

You will also notice that ‘Budget and Billing’ related information is available in a separate tab, within same window.

Import Project Template In ZilicusPM

Import Project Template In ZilicusPM

Organization Holidays

Administrator can include organization-wide holidays in Admin Tab > Organization Settings > Configurations > Calendar Settings.

Admin can include holidays in various months and for multiple years. All these holidays can be viewed in adjacent calendar as well.  As you create project schedule – schedule dates will take into account these holidays.

Project Calendar - Holiday Settings in ZilicusPM

Project Calendar – Holiday Settings in ZilicusPM

Email Notification: Task assignment email to calendar

When this email preference is set, your team can receive calendar events for each task assignment. Your team members will be able to view task assigned to them in their respective calendar – be it Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Lotus Note Calendar,  Yahoo Calendar, GoDaddy Calendar and many other calendar clients. So team members can remain better informed of the task assigned to them through their project calendar.

Add Task To Calendar - Email Preferences in ZilicusPM

Add Task To Calendar – Email Preferences in ZilicusPM

Emails Preference – Document upload Notification

Some users would like to get informed whenever a document is added to project. If you set this preference, your project team members will receive email notification whenever a document is uploaded to a project.

Document Upload Notification - Email Preferences in ZilicusPM

Document Upload Notification – Email Preferences in ZilicusPM

Link Issues/ Risks to Tasks

You can link existing project issues and project risks to task. The latest version allows you to link multiple issues and risks to tasks in the same project. Now you can ensure traceability among issues, risks and tasks. Once you add issue/ risk to task, you can navigate to details of respective issue/risk. So you can have better project traceability.

Link Project Issue, Risks To Project Task in ZilicusPM

Link Project Issue, Risks To Project Task in ZilicusPM

Link Documents to Project Task

Project manager and team members can upload and link documents to project tasks. You can not only upload your local files, but also link Google Documents to tasks.

Upload Google Document To Task In ZilicusPM

Upload Google Document To Task In ZilicusPM

Link Google Doc to Issue and Risk

Similar to tasks, you can link Google documents to issues and risks. Earlier users were able to upload only local files to their data store in ZilicusPM.

Link Google Docs To Project Issue, Risks in ZilicusPM

Link Google Docs To Project Issue, Risks in ZilicusPM

Summary Task progress indicator (in Gantt chart)

The Gantt chart has become more colorful in this version. You will notice, summary tasks will show progress made so far. This progress indicator will show percentage completion of tasks based on weighted average of its subtasks.

Project Summary Task Progress Indicator in ZilicusPM

Project Summary Task Progress Indicator in ZilicusPM

Do visit project management software – ZilicusPM website and signup for 30-days free trial and check how best it can help you in managing projects at your organization. Give us a shout if you need any information.

About Zilicus

Zilicus offers All-In-One project management software ZilicusPM that provides complete project management control for project and portfolio managers; at the same time makes it really simple for project team members to stay on top of things. If you have been managing projects with conventional spreadsheet/ MS Excel templates or emails, it is the right time to start using online project portfolio management software. ZilicusPM is great platform for better project collaboration. Take a screenshot tour of project management software tour of ZilicusPM and Sign up for 30-days free trial of project management software ZilicusPM

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