Planning projects and collaborating with other team members remotely can be difficult, but very crucial for many businesses. Luckily, Zoho Projects makes it easy to get everybody on the same page by enabling you to import documents from various applications such as Microsoft Office, Open Office, Photoshop, PDF and ZIP files. If you want to take it a step farther you can even create intranet pages, or wiki pages where team members can create, share and respond to projectrelated content such as documents, spreadsheets, presentations, video clips, etc. With Zoho’s drag and drop tools you should have no problems building and updating your own customized page in minutes.
If discussion is what you need, Zoho Projects provides message boards where you can create your own thread to post topics, spark conversations, and encourage collaboration. If you want to keep the conversation going while it’s hot you can even create chat rooms where you can invite team members of your company. The builtin chat feature lets everyone come together to discuss important topics, share ideas and resolve problems…in realtime. No need for additional app installation as Zoho Projects includes the chat feature, and the best part is, the entire transcript is saved so team members can go back later to review the conversation if necessary.
When project planning, setting milestones, task lists, and tasks can help you easily break down long and complicated projects into easily manageable chunks. Want to dive deeper within a task? Get tighter control with subtasks, recurring tasks, and dependencies. Want an overall view of the big picture? Gantt charts can provide you with detailed visuals on the progress of your tasks in comparison to what was originally planned. Zoho Reports also includes resource allocation charts that let you know who is free, who is engaged, and who is overloaded. Balance workloads, track project completion, and deliver projects on time even if you’re team is working remotely.