Each project has its own workflow containing different departments and expertises. Projects also have different needs for tracking progress, for example an online dashboard or portal for an overview of various projects, possibly coordinated by a Project Management Office.
Forscale has developed the Project Management Platform consisting of standard software and custom software to meet specific needs. The standard scheduling software from Forscale is integrated with one or more apps from Google by means of a custom Google Apps Script.
- Standard software means the software is readily available, covering a portion of the needs.
- Custom software is software designed and developed specially for a complex set of customer requirements.
|Standard software||Custom software|
|immediately available||available after development time|
|not all wishes are realized||all wishes are exactly realized|
|low cost per universal feature||costly per unique feature|
|per month per user||paid once|
The Project Management Platform consists of:
Forscale's standard software for project management.
It is a web application that allows users to share schedules.
- G Suite (Google Apps), the standard online productivity software by Google.
Examples of Google Apps are Drive, Gmail, Docs, Maps, Calendar, Contacts, etc.
- Google Apps Script allows customization
by integrating different Google Apps into the workflow of your projects and business and linking it to ProjectWork.
An example of an Apps Script is a
of a ProjectWork schedule that uses Google Docs to present graphs and tables.
The project management solutions based on the Project Management Platform are on balance cheaper and better tailored than comprehensive standard software solutions, see example calculation below for 4 users:
|prices excl. VAT||comprehensive standard software||Project Management Platform|
|wishes||+/- 80% realized||100% integrated|
|standard||+/- € 25 per month per user|
|ProjectWork||€ 60 per year per user|
|Google Apps for Work||€ 40 per year per user|
|custom integration||€ 500 per Google App integration|
|1st year for 4 users||€ 1.200||€ 900 (= €400 + €500)|
|2nd year for 4 users||€ 1.200||€ 400|