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Zoho Projects Reviews and Cloudswave Rating

  • 68

    Cloudswave Score for Zoho Projects

    Rating based on 22 Critic Reviews

    16 Favorable reviews
    73 %
    4 Mixed reviews
    18 %
    2 unfavorable reviews
    9 %
  • Zohoprojects - Lacks essential functionality

    Zohoprojects looks good at first however there are some small bugs. More importantly there are MAJOR issues once everything is set up. Unfortunately we had to leave zohoprojects for privacy reasons. Within the project management system as it is currently developed every user can see every comment and task for every other user in the project. We contacted zoho and there is no way of changing this. Our setup currently is we have employees, contractors, managers and clients. As far as zoho is concerned though all of the above make no difference as zohoprojects lets every user even the contractors see EVERY detail of every conversation and tasks between managers and clients. Eventhough there are priviledge roles to prevent users from editing other users tasks they can still view EVERYTHING. Every login or message left, every detail, task, invoice etc generated for every other user. Therefore two completely independent contractors for example could view absolutely everything that is going on with eachother. Absolutely ludicrous. This is certainly a fundamental and very basic requirement which any project manager would expect out of the box. Zohoprojects however seems not to care about it. We contacted them many times about this issue to find a workaround however there is none. We got a nice apology from India but unfortunately that is not enough. This lack of functionality can not be omitted. It is essential. All it needs is a tick box within each project titled "Tick for Assigned users to be able to view tasks and milestones only" In summary: If you are intending to use zohoprojects to manage one or more contractors and employees for your business then DON´?¢T. You could do more damage to your business through this lack of privacy functionality than good if you do. As every project user can see EVERYTHING that everyone else is doing including any login or sensitive information that is posted. There is no way of making any message or task private. Also ALL client information can be viewed by EVERY user also. Zoho does have a solution to client information being visible to all the users which is to set up one project for clients and one for workers. Surely that negates the complete purpose of the system in the first place? All I can say is "It´?¢s a shame". Unless they fix it soon they will certainly lose huge amounts of customers and revenue just the same as they have now lost ours.

    Pros : When there are problems with the platform a very apologetic response from India arrives in your mailbox explaining that there is no solution.

    Cons : no privacy between users no privacy for clients from users

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    this is a basic project mgmt tool with limitations

    we attempted to use this as a project management tool when we were implementing a new ERP system but we quickly outgrew it. the biggest flaw is the way it handles tasks and milestones. it becomes one big list that's difficult to navigate and difficult for users to understand. even the system itself became clunky as we were constantly expanding and collapsing different sections trying to view the related tasks. we were also very limited in the reporting we could do. I think this tool would work well for small scale projects

    Pros : very low cost easy to get up and running quickly

    Cons : too simple - tasks and milestones quickly grows into a giant list that's difficult to manage and becomes clunky in the interface. this app would be best served on small projects

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    Very good integration with google services

    Very good integration with google services makes life easy for google apps user like us to on board the service. Very reliable and easy to use and get others to use. One of the best features is real project management set up, with milestones and tasks associated with projects. There is also an iPhone app that must be enabled by the account admin before users can access projects on their iPhones (must be on a paid plan to use the app )

    Pros : google apps integration cost iOS app

    Cons : some enterprise features still missing

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  • Managing Expectations by Managing Projects

    Zoho Projects ProsThe ability to track multiple projects at the click of a button: Zoho Projects has the unique feature to jump between identical screens of a project (E.G., viewing tasks) in one click. You can select another project at the top nav-bar, and instantly be put at the same screen as the previous project, but for the now selected one. When viewing resources, tasks lists, its easy to jump to other projects without sifting through multiple channels to see the same information.Staying on top of tasks: zoho has a variety of ways of telling users that they have tasks due or that are overdue. There are different mechanisms that allow easy tracking: Email confirmations, a clear and concise user dashboard, and also a Google Calendar integration that keeps employees abreast of what tasks they should be engaging in.The famous Gantt Chart: As an Engineering company, the Engineers that use the software have found the Gantt Chart feature both simple and productive. Having the ability to customize the charts with filters and convert them to PDFs allows any department to easily relay project timelines both internally and externally without having superfluous information left in the visuals. When showing accounting tasks or sales tasks within a project, users can easily with as little as two clicks, get the information they need in Gantt Chart format and ready to print.

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    Zoho Projects enables project management, time sheet management and collaboration across distributed teams

    Zoho Projects Use Cases and Deployment ScopeZoho Projects is used across the whole organization for both internal and external (client) projects. It allows us to organize all company and project level activities in one place that is acceessible by everyone we provide access to at a reasonable cost. It also allows us to track and report on time spent on activities within projects.

    Pros : Zoho Projects is web-based so anyone can access it.Zoho Projects has a fairly comprehensive set of features for project management, task and time tracking.The pricing is reasonable and affordable for small businesses.

    Cons : There is no ability to add custom fields in the "Bugs" module - for example, if we want to add fields such as Version Number.Reporting is not integrated - its a fairly expensive add-on.There is no easy way to track actual and completed dates for tasks - so historical variance analysis is not easy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Don't go solo, go Zoho!

    Zoho Projects Use Cases and Deployment ScopeZoho Projects is being used by the whole organization to track client and in-house projects. Our billing model is either per-project pricing or in increments of 15 mins and Zoho Projects tracks time so many ways. It is so easy for an employee to enter their time and for project managers to then extract that information and for billing to use that information to populate invoices.

    Pros : There are so many ways to log hours! Each employee can choose the method that works best for them. Having choice empowers the employees.The BugTracker feature is amazing! The BugTracker allows custom fields to better fit our needs. Also, the ability to add files, images and comments to each issue has saved us time and headaches!The reports export with all of the important information we and our clients need.Zoho Projects can be customized in so many ways. No matter what your company does or in w

    Cons : Within a task, to log hours you must scroll all the way to the bottom. If there are a lot of entries, this can be tiresome. The Add Log Hours link should be at the top of the entries.The default font size in Pages is very small. Even if you select all of the text and increase the font size, any links will remain in the small font size. You must edit the source code to change the font size of links.In the Timesheet Calendar view, it would be helpful to break apart the non-billable and billable on

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  • In general, however, I think this is a very good product which works well once you get the hang of the UI. If you can afford the extras and add-ons, and don’t mind a little extra time-investment, Zoho Projects could be a practical and cost-effective solution for your business.

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  • Zoho CRM is a good choice for small businesses that wish to get up and running on a CRM software for a very low price. Despite the relative affordability, Zoho CRM doesn't skimp on the key features organizations need to automate across sales, marketing, and customer service processes.

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  • In general, however, I think this is a very good product which works well once you get the hang of the UI. If you can afford the extras and add-ons, and don’t mind a little extra time-investment, Zoho Projects could be a practical and cost-effective solution for your business.

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  • This project management software has a short learning curve, but its ease of use owes mainly to the software’s lack of features. While Zoho Projects features essential project management and collaboration options (like task management, Gantt charts and email integration), it’s short on resource management and budgeting features. Zoho Projects acts more as a glorified to-do list than a full-fledged project management software like our higher-ranked choices. Zoho Projects works on all recent Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

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  • Zoho Projects neatly fills a gap in the market between expensive enterprise project management suites and consumer collaboration tools. It provides the best of both worlds, with powerful reporting and project management capabilities and easy-to-use collaboration tools, such as wikis, forums and IM, to keep you and your team at the top of your game. It would be an ideal upgrade for those businesses currently using Basecamp who are looking for a little bit more functionality.

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  • Zoho Projects is highly recommended for project managers looking for a robust project management tool that won’t overwhelm team members with complex project management requirements. Zoho Projects is true project management application that also allows user collaboration, unlike some competitors that only provide collaboration and call it project management.

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  • When using Zoho Projects in a collaborative team environment, every user will be able to easily access project information and be on top of project progression irrespective of where he is as long as there is an internet connection and the user has his login information. Its clean and well structured interface make working with the software effortless and new users quickly get up to speed. It is packed full of functionality and additional modules/products can be added to become even more useful.

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  • Zoho Projects is for you if your projects are complex enough to require tracking dependencies and Gantt Chart reports, but not so complex that you require MS Project or other project management programs. The program is very much user-friendly, so if computers intimidate you then it will be easier to learn than some of the other project management programs on the market. The program is perfect for mid-sized businesses and small businesses. It is also an excellent option for companies with employees who telecommute. Zoho Projects is also a wonderful option for those using Zoho's other applications including Zoho Invoice, Zoho Writer and Zoho Planner.

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