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Best Project Management Software in 2018

A number of businesses are moving away from legacy systems with digital transformation projects, among others, raising the number of ongoing projects and thus the need for Project Management software. Understandably, there’s been an explosion in the number of Project Management software products.

The Project Management software landscape is divided between products that provide task assignment and project tracking abilities, and those that focus more on collaboration tools, file-sharing etc.

Some of them also have some human resource features built in, such as time-tracking, leave management, while others come equipped with basic accounting functionalities, such as invoicing. There are some built specifically for financial management, so there’s a fair variety.

As a result, there is a significant overlap with workflow, collaboration, task management, and to-do list management software. A number of these solutions are trying to do it all, either by enhancing their list of features, modular add-ons, or by adding integrations across platforms using APIs.


Software can be a key success factor in the management of projects. Specialized apps can help organize and streamline operations that help professionals achieve project goals quicker and more efficiently. Project management software typically focuses on workflow scheduling, deliverables tracking, events management, resource planning, task and time tracking, and process optimization. Software-aided performance optimization across all business functions can significantly improve the odds of success in the management of projects.  Read the full software guide...


THE ULTIMATE Software Buyer Guide 2018

The Ultimate Project Management Software Buyer Guide 2018

Product recommendations, vendor rankings, market overview and tips on how to select Project Management software for business. Published in November 2018.

Software can be a key success factor in the management of projects. Specialized apps can help organize and streamline operations that help professionals achieve project goals quicker and more efficiently. Project management software typically focuses on wor...

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Crozdesk Software Ranking 2017

Crozdesk Icon Top 20 Project Management Software in 2017 View All Products

Taking on a number of large and complex work projects can prove to be time-consuming and a drain on resources, especially when there are multiple teams working on projects with deadlines fast approaching. With Project Management software, business owners have a myriad of mechanisms to organize their projects efficiently even in the case of a missed project deadline, ensuring that other projects do not get affected as a result. The following Project Management applications have been ranked by the smart Crozscore algorithm based on user satisfaction, usability, popularity and features.

This ranking was published on September 19, 2017. For the most up-to-date Crozscores, user reviews and other information, please have a look at the full Project Management software list.

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Trello

Trello (105)

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Trello is highly visualized and features an excellent roadmap that will let your teams collaborate effectively. It is an all-encompassing package, which gives you a myriad of different options to organize projects so that you and your team can understand them, with boards, lists and cards at your disposable. More Information...

2
93%
Confluence

Confluence (38)

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A team collaboration software that is simple to setup and use, Confluence can change the way your teams work through its multitude of collaboration solutions, such as practice templates, document management, permissions, and powerful add-ons. Confluence even affords teams their own individual spaces to share knowledge and information. More Information...

3
91%
JIRA

JIRA (51)

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JIRA is an issue-tracking and project management solution for software developers and IT support staff. Quick and easy to setup and configure, JIRA is great for agile software developers. It is also highly customizable, with the capability to utilize Kanban boards, and the abilities that come with a myriad of add-ons. More Information...

4
90%
Smartsheet

Smartsheet (358)

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A unique project management software with an old-school edge, Smartsheet combines the efficient simplicity of a spreadsheet with the eye-catching visual elements of a traditional project management software. With Smartsheet, you can utilize document management, resource management, time-tracking and reports. More Information...

5
90%
Freedcamp

Freedcamp (2)

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An excellent option for small businesses and startups, Freedcamp provides free a solution for project management. Despite being free, Freedcamp packs a punch as far as features go, with users being able to utilize Kanban boards, issue tracking, chat, time tracking and more. More Information...

6
90%
Basecamp

Basecamp (16)

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Ensure that your entire team is on the same page with Basecamp, a task management software that is characterized by its responsive and attractive interface. It provides easy access to calendars, file-sharing, to-do-lists, and message boards, all of which can be found in one central location. More Information...

7
87%
Asana

Asana (176)

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Asana is great for tracking work projects and improving efficiency. Powerful and flexible, Asana lets users create and organize tasks, set due dates, and assign tasks. In addition, Asana has some helpful functionalities, such as the ability to chat within individual tasks as opposed to a wider thread. More Information...

8
87%
Avaza

Avaza (54)

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Great for smaller businesses, Avaza is a project management application that has a distinct and attractive user interface. Avaza tackles just about every aspect of project management such as collaboration, invoices, timesheet tracking, quotations, and reports. More Information...

9
87%
Clarizen

Clarizen (39)

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Powerful, comprehensive, and highly customizable, Clarizen is a project management application that has excellent financial management solutions. With Clarizen, you can easily stay on top of project finances with the use of extensive budget and expense reports. To top it off, Clarizen also has a handy Google Chrome extension! More Information...

10
87%
Monday

Monday (15)

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DaPulse is an intuitive online application for project collaboration. daPulse is characterized by its highly visual and responsive and user-friendly interface that utilizes drag-and-drop functionality, which takes the complexity out of project management, ensuring that any body can use it. More Information...

11
86%
Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects (140)

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A widely used project management software, Zoho Projects will let users break down the most complex projects and organize them into manageable tasks. Zoho is all-encompassing, and has many advanced features such as bug-tracking and in-depth reporting capabilities. Best of all, Zoho Projects has a free option which retains the most important features. More Information...

12
86%
PivotalTracker

PivotalTracker (2)

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PivitolTracker is a unique project management application that is great for software developers. It features an intuitive agile workflow that can change how teams build software and collaborate with increased efficiency. There are shared views, estimated difficulty and priority tags and even iteration planning which break down projects into smaller tasks. More Information...

13
85%
ProProfs Project

ProProfs Project (9)

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A project management software that prioritizes usability, ProProfs Project has many different features that will enable teams to manage projects and collaborate effectively, such as shared calendars, time tracking, reporting tools and dropbox integration. More Information...

14
85%
Mavenlink

Mavenlink (26)

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Quick to set up, robust and powerful, Mavenlink is a full-featured project management software that will enable project managers to have full control over their schedules. Mavenlink has the functionality to let you track expenses, manage user permissions and accurately track the time spent on a single project, among other features. More Information...

15
85%
Wrike

Wrike (299)

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A project management software that will enable users a central location to collaborate on projects, Wrike has a remarkably fast setup time and a slick user-interface that anyone can get to grips with in no time. Users will easily be able to create projects and assign tasks with just a few clicks. More Information...

16
84%
Podio

Podio (37)

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A highly flexible and robust collaboration software, Podio provides managers with a blank slate so they can set up and organize their workspace and workflows to match the customization required by any particular project. The building blocks available can accommodate any business, with tasks, automated workflows, applications, etc. More Information...

17
84%
Teamwork Projects

Teamwork Projects (7)

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Teamwork Projects includes just about every project management feature, such as collaboration, resource allocation and document storage. It also has a substantial number of varied integrations, such as Google Apps, Dropbox, Hubspot, QuickBooks, FreshBooks and the ability to integrate with applications through Zapier. More Information...

18
80%
Celoxis

Celoxis (23)

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One of the most widely-used project management software resources on the market, Celoxis offers a comprehensive suite of features that will tackle every aspect of project management. It also has several advanced functionalities such as a customizable dashboard, advanced reporting, and financial resource tracking. More Information...

19
79%
Workfront

Workfront (238)

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Workfront is project management solution that has an expansive list of features that will help teams complete projects on time and collaborate effectively. In addition to the expected project management solutions, users will be able to utilize performance metrics, creative asset repositories, and a centralized request system. More Information...

20
77%
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