In the world of project management solutions, there are a lot to choose from. Each one is a little different, and one may work better for your business than another. Recently our engineering team has been using Teamwork Projects and we wanted to give some feedback in case others are considering it.
What is Teamwork?
Teamwork is a cloud-based project management solution created in 2009 by a web agency in Ireland. This agency was looking for a better way to organize their projects, and decided that nothing had everything they wanted, so they created their own!
Teamwork started as just a project management solution but has evolved to include two other products to help organize your entire business.
- Teamwork Desk: Released in 2015, Teamwork Desk is a Help Desk ticketing platform.
- Teamwork Chat: Also released in 2015, Teamwork Chat is an alternative to slack that can completely integrate with Teamwork Projects to help keep your communications focused and aligned with different projects.
Currently we just use Teamwork Projects but if you’re looking to use either of the above solutions, here are two reviews for Teamwork Desk one from PC Mag, and one from G2 Crowd, and here are some reviews of Teamwork Chat.
What are Teamwork Project’s Key Features?
Teamwork actually has a lot of features to help make your life easier. You can find a full list of the features on the Teamwork website, but here are some that we have found useful or interesting.
- Starred Projects. This gives you a way to keep all your important projects at the top of your list, and helps distinguish your projects from others you may not be as involved in.
- Tasks. Within the whole task feature there are a lot of sub-features (lists, sub-tasks, descriptions, time tracking, priority level) but the tasks feature is extremely useful for making sure you have a list of everything that needs to get done, and allowing you to check off each one.
- Project Reports. This allows you to gain helpful information about projects and can help you plan accurately for similar projects in the future.
- Collaborators. With Teamwork Projects you can assign different users different levels of access, one of these being a “collaborator”. This feature gives you a simple way to give customers access to projects, to stay updated on the progress, without giving them access to all your projects
- Calendar. The Teamwork calendar gives you a full view of all active projects, milestones, and tasks that still need to be completed.
- Apps/Integrations. Whether you have an iPhone or an Android, you can keep up with your projects wherever you are. Also keep all your documents in sync with their Google Apps for Business integration. You can find all their integrations listed here.
How is IT Freedom using Teamwork Projects?
In May of this wear we transitioned from Asana to Projects. Admittedly there are quite a few features we still aren’t using, considering there are way more features that we had access to in Asana. Right now we are really utilizing the task features to help keep up with multiple projects all at the same time, and make sure we are on track for important deadlines. We are also using the Harvest Integration to help track the time spent on each task and project.
Our engineers were able to give me a small list of pros and cons (well, I should say con, because they only came up with one) that they’ve experienced during the transition.
- Easy transition from Asana
- Solid product at a reasonable price
- Simple to use UI
- Ability to invite customers to view the project status without giving them access to too much
- Increased communication and efficiency with the ability to leave comments
- Permissions were initially tricky to set up
All-in-all our CTO says it’s a “good option for a project management solution in a market where there aren’t a ton of great options.”
Teamwork Projects has 4 different pricing tiers, each offer different features, max user counts and active project numbers.
- Free Forever: $0/month/user; up to 5 users; 2 active projects
- Pro: $9/month per user; up to 50 users; 300 active projects
- Premium: $15/month per user; up to 100 users; 600 active projects
- Enterprise: Call for pricing; unlimited users and active projects
Each of these pricing models also include unlimited collaborators; so no matter what pricing level you’re on you can utilize that feature to keep customers in the loop.
Teamwork is used by companies all over the globe, large or small. Their website lists companies like PayPal, Disney, Spotify, Honda and many others. We are definitely not as big as those companies, and are still learning the best way to utilize Teamwork, but so far we are impressed!
Are you using Teamwork Projects? Let us know how you’re using it, and if there are any features you can’t live without!
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