Perfect bundle for small and medium business project managers
May 04, 2020

Perfect bundle for small and medium business project managers

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw PROJECT is being used by my department to manage projects across cross-functional teams.
  • Integration with ConceptDraw MINDMAP makes work breakdown very easy.
  • We have cross-functional teams where team members often work on different projects in parallel. The multi project management feature has been a blessing over these years.
  • Another import feature is the availability of many different predefined report generation templates that made it very easy to communicate different aspects of the project to different stakeholders.
  • We had to spend a good amount of time to understand all the features so some interactive built-in tutorials would have made getting started easier.
  • The UI does not look so good in macOS Catalina Dark Mode and I often switch to light mode when working on this software.
  • Multiple people working on the same project at a time cannot update as there is no way to synchronize changes so we put the file in our code repo but manually co-ordinate to make sure only one of us is changing the plan at a time.
  • Improved communication across the team resulted in increased performance of the team members.
  • Multi project view allowed me to have all answers in front bringing more time to spend on other important activities on the project.
  • Overall we saw a 20% saving in terms of time across the team.
ConceptDraw has a much simpler licensing and pricing model. Perpetual license and ability to use in offline mode was an important criteria for us. Perfect bundle for small and medium business.
The support agents respond very fast and have resolved our issues in a very timely manner.

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For small and medium companies or independent departments of large companies where usually an individual plans the projects this is the best tool without all the overheads of complex software like Microsoft Project and without any privacy concerns of all online project management tools being used today. Not that convenient when you want your employees to update timesheets, etc., as everything needs to be fed into the tool by the project manager.

ConceptDraw PROJECT Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Gantt Charts
Email integration
Not Rated
Timesheet Tracking
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting