Best FREE project management solution available for startups and small companies
November 14, 2017

Best FREE project management solution available for startups and small companies

Vivek Jaiswal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Zoho Projects

We use Zoho Projects to manage different projects undertaken by the company. It's being primarily used for product management task planning and execution. We also used projects for bug tracking and resolution because it was easy to understand and simple to operate. The best thing about Zoho Projects is the ability to switch between list and kanban mode, which allows my teams from different departments use Zoho Projects as per their liking.
  • It's particularly easy to get started for development projects. You can easily set it up with milestones for your projects and keep the activities on track.
  • Bug reporting and tracking is good, although there are better tools in the market now. However, for a small startup, the free package of zoho projects adds huge value
  • The best thing I liked about Zoho Projects was the ability to switch between kanban and list mode. This helps me give a clear picture of where we are with different types of activities, and then show me a list of activities with their details in one listical view.
  • I think providing more functionality that can be directly used in a Scrum team would add immense value to the product.
  • Reporting could be better. It might be that I wasn't aware of all reporting features, but I definitely struggled with getting insights from reports.
  • Integration with Gitlab would help.
  • It made us stay organised with our product development from day 1.
  • It helped me get a clear picture of where we are with our product development, so that I was sure of what to cut down in a particular release.
  • It is a great tool to also stay organized with your personal tasks, which is something I used it for a long time.
I used Zoho projects initially because it was easy to setup and gets going for FREE. The best thing you can get out of Zoho projects is that it needs zero setup time. It is also a great tool for manage projects, however not that suitable for product management, I believe. JIRA or Youtrack are way better for such tasks. Nevertheless, I would recommend Zoho projects for someone who is looking at organizing their projects in a neat manner and get started without too much upfront cost or effort.
For a small startup that is looking for a free tool to stay organised with their task lists and teams, this is the product they should opt for. It is a good product to help you keep your projects on track but not best suited for a mature Scrum team. There are better tools available for such use cases.

Zoho Projects Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Gantt Charts
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Email integration
Mobile Access
Timesheet Tracking
Change request and Case Management
Project & financial reporting
Not Rated
Integration with accounting software
Not Rated