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project management software9/29
What are you guys using to manage your jobs? We are a 25 man commerical shop in Northern California, it's time to get the project management onto the computer.
Sure would appreciate some help with this -
Forgive me for trying to answer a question with a question Eric but it would be beneficial if a little more was known of your goals. Are you seeking to manage the broad work actifvities of the 25 people e.g. time and hours, availability e.g. days off, vacation.... individual project activity such as project flow and task, assuming projects are that large a scope and long term?... or perhaps just the basic status of the individual projects as short term in progress, completed, in delivery/installation etc....?
You use the term Project Management which to many connotates construction projects or coordination with such. If you could thumbnail the nature of what you would like to accomplish you might get some more responses.
Lastly, who would manage the application - someone computer/shop product knowledgeable v. a basic clerical person?
The program is to manage the commercial casework jobs we have, approx. two dozen open jobs at this point. Some just awarded, some in shop drawings phase, some in construction, etc. The program would be used by the project managers, layout men, etc. inputting information on the jobs they are working on.
Smartsheets, cheap and easy to use
Anyone have advice on fasteners for phenolic cabinets ? Assembly
It is my understanding that the bigger dogs use Outlook
We use Tradesoft Projectpak and Shoppak for our project management and estimation software.
We are of similar size to you.
We use Fluxes to work within a team of 20 people. It's a nice free tool that allows features like live chat, common file sharing, smart deadline, etc. It's available at https://fluxes.com/