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ArchiOffice

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Easy Projects

6 Ratings

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Easy Projects

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ArchiOffice

Archioffice is only suitable for architect and interior design firms.
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Easy Projects

I think as a project management software, Easy Projects is great. We used spreadsheets before, and that led to a whole mess of confusion. Easy Projects gets everything in one place online -- you can access it from anywhere with an Internet connection and everyone is working off the same files. This works well for us as a marketing/graphic design group. Our colleagues in web design use it, as well, I'm told with success. So I know those two scenarios will work with the Easy Projects system. If you are selecting project management software, definitely know what you need a system to do in its most basic form -- then see what additional elements appeal to you. One thing you may want to investigate during your evaluation of Easy Projects is server space. We host this program and its files on an internal server, so we have to be sure there is enough space to accommodate open jobs and archive files.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ArchiOffice
4.7
Easy Projects
6.4
Task Management
ArchiOffice
3.2
Easy Projects
10.0
Resource Management
ArchiOffice
3.0
Easy Projects
5.0
Gantt Charts
ArchiOffice
3.0
Easy Projects
Scheduling
ArchiOffice
3.1
Easy Projects
7.0
Workflow Automation
ArchiOffice
4.0
Easy Projects
Team Collaboration
ArchiOffice
3.0
Easy Projects
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
Easy Projects
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
Easy Projects
Document Management
ArchiOffice
5.7
Easy Projects
10.0
Email integration
ArchiOffice
2.9
Easy Projects
2.0
Mobile Access
ArchiOffice
3.9
Easy Projects
1.0
Timesheet Tracking
ArchiOffice
8.9
Easy Projects
9.0
Change request and Case Management
ArchiOffice
7.0
Easy Projects
Budget and Expense Management
ArchiOffice
9.8
Easy Projects
5.0

Professional Services Automation

ArchiOffice
8.5
Easy Projects
Quotes/estimates
ArchiOffice
5.0
Easy Projects
Invoicing
ArchiOffice
9.8
Easy Projects
Project & financial reporting
ArchiOffice
9.8
Easy Projects
Integration with accounting software
ArchiOffice
9.6
Easy Projects

Pros

  • Time tracking because you can account for almost every single minute of your day with detailed descriptions attached. The reporting of time came in very good use when clients questioned billing.
  • Robust billing portal that was pretty customizable.
  • Could track employee costs well once the correct numbers were placed into the system. Came in very handy for billing and company budgeting and projections.
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  • Easy Projects is great for project management. It allows you to assign users, set tasks and end dates, and keep it all together in one working file/job. It's a project manager's dream -- you can look inside and see exactly what is going on and any missed deadlines.
  • Easy Projects allows good customization of the fields. We have worked it so that in a job file, we can enter info about things specific to publication design -- size, file format, delivery location, etc. And we've been able to change these further over time as our needs change.
  • Easy Projects allows for archiving of completed jobs. You don't have to see them every time you log in, but it's great to be able to go back and search through completed jobs (even several years back) to see what was done last time, who was assigning, costs, etc.
  • Easy Projects allows you to pull reports and export them. This has proved helpful when we needed an overall log of jobs for a client or to pull a large number of costs.
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Cons

  • The overall layout and physical design of the portals could be simplified greatly. The program is anything but intuitive to use.
  • I found myself clicking what felt like a 1,000 times just to complete one small task. Billing was very cumbersome and the program did not integrate smoothly with Quickbooks as was previously promised.
  • Saving and making templates for billing etc. was a tedious process that also cost extra!
  • The program is as good as what you put into it, but they designed the software for a more particular one-sided way to work and manage, so it made customizing a project to your companies methods tricky.
  • Overall a very cumbersome program that looks as if it was designed at the start of the millennium and note 16 years into it.
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  • Easy Projects has some problems when it comes to accessing the site via different methods/browsers. It is either very slow or never works on a tablet. It is not smart-phone friendly. And it stopped working for us in Firefox -- all we could use is Safari or Chrome (we are a Mac-based office).
  • Easy Projects' email notifications are overwhelming. I turned them off completely since I was getting messages every time one little detail was added or changed.
  • While the reports are great, they are somewhat hard to pull. It takes a lot of trial and error -- I would not say the reports are an "intuitive area."
  • The biggest by far is what we fondly call "the screen of death." When you mark the last open task associated with a job as complete, a screen pops up that asks if you want to close the overall job, as well. The "yes" field is pre-selected, so if you are overzealous and click through quickly, it automatically closes the job. I don't know why they think this feature is helpful. We have so many staffers that complain they suddenly can't find their open job -- well, it's been marked completed and goes into the archive.
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Easy Projects is a product of multiple levels which provides basic project management tools or enables to go deeper and to explore further possibilities. Highly customizable UI guarantees a personalized user experience.
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Alternatives Considered

I love Harvest, especially compared to Archioffice. It's very intuitive, simply designed and easy to use. Perhaps the billing isn't as robust or customizable as Archi, but I would take it over Archi any day.
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I have used Hyperoffice, and honestly, I think Easy Projects is way easier to navigate. It's a lot more organized and intuitive than what I experienced with Hyperoffice.During the version that I saw, you had to organize files via a folder system in Hyperoffice -- similar to a computer system. I like how Easy Projects lays out jobs -- all open jobs are on one screen together and you don't have to step through a file system to find what you are looking for. Easy Projects also had a better search feature.
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Return on Investment

  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our day to day time.
  • I would like ArchiOffice to manage future time better with project time projections.
  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our monthly expenses.
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  • Better project coordination -- everything is all in one place and all team members can see/work off the same file.
  • Better job archiving -- we can look back on recurring jobs and see what was done months (or even years) previously
  • Helps us collect more info up front -- due to the fields project managers need to fill out, it steps us through the process of asking our clients all the right questions to make sure we have the info the design team needs
  • Negative impact is that because it is so integral to our work processes, there is a "learning curve" for new employees when they start. So we do have to spend more time training them and ensuring they are doing things correctly in the system.
  • Negative impact is that because of its lack of mobile and table-friendliness, if team members are out of the office, we can't use Easy Projects. We have to rely on email and sometimes, things can get missed that way.
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Pricing Details

ArchiOffice

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

Easy Projects

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details