ProjectWork - professional online project management software
With webapp ProjectWork you create, track and share a project schedule online. The unique graphical layout shows tasks and resources and their mutual assignments in one view in separate panels. Schedules are automatically saved in your own Google Drive where you can create and store the rest of the project documentation. A schedule can be shared even real-time with team members to work together simultaneously. Resource management is possible to share resources among projects.
Project planning, execution and monitoring
Communication, documentation and collaboration
Shows all in one, easy to use
ProjectWork can be integrated by Forscale into a custom project management solution with Google Apps.
Cloud-based ease of use
ProjectWork PM software can be accessed from the cloud at every location using every computer (Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook) with a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge). Installation and maintenance are not required for a web application, this is done centrally in the cloud. You only need a Google account to sign-in. ProjectWork is integrated with other cloud apps like Google Drive, Google Calendar and Google Maps.
After sign-in you can get a first impresson with ProjectWork Intro without storage of schedules. When you start a 14-day trial and link your Google Drive to ProjectWork you can try all features and store schedules. With Google Drive you can share schedules and collaborate in real-time. Without a trial or license a shared schedule can be seen in ProjectWork Viewer, even real-time when edited.
|direct to ProjectWork|
|install from Google Apps Marketplace|
|integrate with Google Apps for Business or Google Apps for Education|
ProjectWork can be used for a prepaid period of time, so no subscription or unwanted renewal. You can extend the current (trial) period or start a new period later. You will receive a notification before expiration of a period. The schedule is kept in your own Google Drive when the period has expired, to be used possibly later.
Purchasing is done in the app itself, ensuring you order for the correct account. The license periods will show after you register in the app. You can order the desired license period and pay by PayPal. You can also copy the PayPal link to the person who executes the payment. After payment your new expiration date will show in ProjectWork after page refresh.
In the support section of the site you will find the manual.
Help desk support is part of a subscription and trial.
You can contact the Forscale help desk directly in ProjectWork.
Task Breakdown, Work Flow and Gantt chart
A breakdown of tasks gives an overview of how tasks and subtasks are arranged in order to cover the entire project scope. ProjectWork helps you to easily create and edit a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Assigning a duration to a task and linking tasks in time allows for tasks starting at the right moment. ProjectWork shifts tasks in time, also in case you make changes. ProjectWork calculates the shortest possible schedule by using the critical path method. Per task the slack duration before becoming part of the critical path is given.
In the Gantt chart, ProjectWork makes tasks visible in time, including their dependencies and the critical path.
Resources are needed to accomplish a task. A resource can be a person, but also a piece of equipment or an amount of material. After assigning resources to tasks, ProjectWork keeps an overview of how a particular resource is being used.
A resource can also have a location. In ProjectWork a site location is shown on a tool-tip map.
Calculating and monitoring the project budget is an important task for a project manager. ProjectWork supports both fixed and variable costs per task. The variable costs stem from the assigned resources. The resource costs can be per hour, per used amount or fixed.
ProjectWork accumulates costs per task, summary task, multiple tasks and resource.
Progress can be tracked per task with a percentage. ProjectWork calculates the resulting progress per summary task and resource.
A color code indicates delay with respect to the current date.
Adjust working hours
The standard working hours can be adjusted to reflect actual working hours. The schedule will take the working hours in consideration.
ProjectWork is fully integrated with Google Drive to create and open ProjectWork files from Google Drive. All changes are stored in Drive automatically.
Because project schedules are kept in Google Drive, it is possible to work on multiple schedules at the same time. Also sharing schedules with others is possible.
Microsoft Project is a well-known software package to create project schedules. ProjectWork can import XML files saved by MS Project. It can also export a created schedule to an XML file. The maximum file size to import is 25 Mbyte.
HTML in Google Drive
A published schedule can be viewed without an ProjectWork license. Depending on the required confidentiality the HTML schedule can be shown on a site or sent individually as a file.
Spreadsheet in Google Drive
If you want to make a report from your schedule, you can publish it to a Google Spreadsheet for further processing. From the Google Spreadsheet you can download it to other formats like MS Excel.
Milestones in Google Calendar
Milestones and deadlines are important events in a project schedule. ProjectWork can enter these events in its ProjectWork Google Calendar to keep track. The milestone events also appear in the calendars of the assigned resources.
Milestones of all your projects appear in the same ProjectWork Calendar. You can share this calendar with others.
Site locations in Google Maps
Resources that have a site location specified will be plotted into Google Maps to show the geographic progress.