Ace Project is an online project management software and a time tracking as well as a collaboration tool. It offers a wide collection of features, is efficient as well as affordable hence can be used by both big businesses, as well as the small ones. Ace project has been actively providing good quality product with useful features for about twelve years, thus making organizations achieve their goals such as improving productivity as well as efficiency via online collaboration. This site targets the medium and big businesses given their setup, site design, and its various packages. Its media presence regarding advertisements, partners, as well as social media presence, proves this fact. However, they also accommodate the small business, and this is justified by the presence of a basic package available to all.
The program offers various solutions to various tasks, and the advantage about it is that one is given a chance to test the product, although with fewer features, before they can decide to buy it. The main reason ace project exists is to provide solutions to organizations that need to optimize their operations through the incorporation of technology which as we know simplifies all processes hence leading to the much required efficiency as well as the effectiveness.
The overall look and feel of Ace Project explained in one word is excellent. First off, the colors used on the website are bright and inviting hence providing that much-needed graphical user interface that will attract interest. Other elements such as the shapes, as well as the site layout, add on the already good look of the site. Regarding the feel, we look at the behavior of some dynamic elements such as the buttons, ,tabs, menus, as well as the graphic animations incorporated into the site that give you a tour on how to use the site as well as the product with great ease. Apart from providing users with the ease of use, the website also provides appropriate branding such that users become familiar with the site as a brand and not just a site where they get help.
While trying out the site, you come to the realization that it’s not only the beauty that has been focused on, but the usability and performance have also been keenly incorporated into the beautifully designed site. When logged in, you find a detailed dashboard, a well-arranged task list, and a preferences section where you have the option of tweaking your settings the best way you want to.
Apart from these, ace project provides a host of packages, tailored to accommodate the wide variety of business needs and realities. Provided is the basic package, which is free of charge, but has fewer features. Then follows the paid packages which include the standard package, the advanced one, silver, and finally the gold package, which has all the features of the management tool exactly as it was intended to be.
Additionally, when we look at the site, the first picture is of a man helping his colleague climb a steep place. This is motivating and indicative the product's main aim is to help you complete your uphill task with much ease. It is also noticeable that the website supports multiple browsers from different operating system platforms hence can be easily accessible whenever, and wherever, regardless of the medium you are using to access the site.
Overall, as a result of two experiences, project management software is a tool that must be embraced by organizations for the purposes of increasing efficiency, effectiveness, as well as meets the goals set for the organization.
Just like the previously discussed tool, iTeamwork is also an online based team project management tool used online with a web browser. This one however is used free of charge, and that has been stressed using bold font on the site. The site here is quite simple and very lean, devoid of a lot of details. As the previously tried projects, iTeamwork is also a project management tool that provides a solid foundation for project management that can easily be customized according to the customer’s needs as well as preferences. iTeamwork spends much time understanding the client’s demands so as to make appropriate enhancements customized for specified business needs.
Regarding the look and feel, the website is slightly disappointing since it is a simple site with few colors and a very basic user interface. The site is neither attractive nor inviting. The target market would be the small businesses that are looking for nothing further than a project management tool regardless of the features or any additional services that might increase performance.
The site provides only basic project management services free of charge; any additional needs attract a fee that is also cheap compared to the more advanced competitors.
The graphical user interface is quite simple with an estimate of about two colors in the site. There isn’t any special design that would arouse interest in the site. The layout is also the standard layout; one that was often used in the previous decade. Here, there is only one button used, that is; the login button. The rest are links embedded into the site. These links have been used to replace designed buttons. There exist no menus in this one. All these aspects make the site less exciting to use and does not provide any branding to the company, iTeamwork.
The one aspect of the site that is an advantage to it is that it is quite simple to use such that even a learning employee or client can easily maneuver his way around the site and get what he/she wants without having to ask for any assistance. Additionally, it furnishes the user with news as well as few advertisements and recommendations. This is commendable considering the site’s quality. One more downside is that they have not provided any direct contacts; instead, they have a contact sheet which might not be as effective. iTeamwork also has no social media presence which is a key issue in the current times.
Compared to the previous programs, iTeamwork lags far behind but provides the much-needed service nonetheless. It would not be as valuable to a modern organization seeking to advance with the advancing technologies in these modern times.
Overall, having had all these experiences, it is correct to say that project management software is a tool that is highly important in both small and big organizations and business to help make work easier. However, project management software providers should embrace change and advance with the advancing technology to meet the modern needs of the modern organization.
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