Managing large projects has never been easy, but the complexities of the modern workplace have only made project management even more complex. Highly dispersed workforces make communication more difficult. Siloed systems create data integration challenges. Digital transformation is accelerating the pace of business and increasing deadline pressures. And reliance on digital technologies makes every project prone to risks related to technical failure, cyberattacks, and data security.
Project management software can help, but an overabundance of solutions on the market makes choosing the right project management apps overwhelming. Ideally, you want a solution that’s perfectly suited to your industry and the projects you manage, as well as the culture of your organization and the specifics of your workflows.
As a platform for no-code application development, Quickbase offers project management software solutions that can be completely customized for your projects and your organization. With Quickbase, you can see and automate every workflow, process, and task from design to close out, using a project management solution that perfectly aligns with your culture, team, and working style.
What to look for in your project management technology
When choosing project management software, you’ll want to focus on solutions that deliver value in four key areas.
A solution that can automate many of the routine processes is essential for delivering projects on time and within budget. Automated tools can provide alerts, monitor resources, notify team members of deadlines and past-due tasks, monitor compliance, produce reports, streamline communication, allocate staff and resources, track progress, backup data, populate forms with data, and more.
Customization is a critical feature in project management solutions for several reasons. Your organization and your workflows are unique, so you’ll want a system you can tailor to your exact requirements. Plus, you never know what new kinds of projects are around the corner or what new developments will complicate project management in the future. A customizable solution will future-proof your investment of time and expense as you implement project coordination software.
To avoid workplace disruption, your project management solution must integrate easily with your existing technology stack. But it should also allow you to integrate data from siloed systems and connect employees who may be working on different sides of the world.
To avoid working with multiple tools, your project management technology should ideally be an all-in-one solution with all the capabilities you need to successfully handle a variety of projects: project tracking, task management, communication features, collaboration tools, budgeting, reporting capabilities, time tracking, document management, resource allocation, and more.
Quickbase: customizable project management software
Quickbase is an application development platform that lets users with any level of technical expertise build and customize applications to manage projects of unlimited complexity.
When using Quickbase for project management, you get a solution that delivers all the tools, visibility, and integration features you want from your project organization software.
See all your projects, processes, suppliers, contractors, and field workers in one view. Spot trends and anomalies early so you can act quickly to adjust plans, mitigate risk, reduce costs, and improve margins.
Sync all your data and workflows into a single solution without disrupting existing systems.
Quickbase provides a central place where you can consolidate information from siloed systems to produce better data that leads to better decisions. Quickly identify areas where you may be under- or overperforming across multiple projects and initiatives, allowing you to adjust in real-time to keep everything on track.
Automation features keep everyone on your projects productive and moving quickly. Connect each contact inside and outside of your organization and keep everyone on the same page. Customize workflows to let teams work exactly the way they want to.
Reports and dashboards
Easy-to-build reports and dashboards provide your entire team with custom views at every level of every project. Quickbase enables you to track project success in real-time and deliver the best data to each team member at the right time.
Software for every industry
Quickbase can transform the management of projects in a wide range of industries.
Construction. Track contacts, people, and equipment in real-time. Merge schedules, share contracts, manage change orders, and perform cost analysis easily.
Manufacturing. Streamline manufacturing processes across teams while tracking inventory, performance, suppliers, and critical processes with customizable views.
Education. Use collaborative work management tools to automate operations, streamline workflows, and create custom applications to deliver better student and teacher experiences.
Real estate property management. Quickbase’s property management software programs let you manage every aspect of your property portfolio, from planning and development through sunsetting and relocation.
Government. Build flexible data flows that digitize forms and automate workflows to eliminate error-prone and slow manual processes.
Legal. Streamline case management by centralizing information and ensuring every attorney and admin has the information they need.
Solar. Manage operations and workflows from one central location. Track leads, schedule site surveys, report on sales, and manage installation projects.
Why choose Quickbase?
Quickbase helps businesses accelerate innovation by providing a common platform where employees with no background in software development can create custom software solutions at scale, governed by IT. Our no-code development tools help teams quickly and easily manage complex projects while avoiding the expense of developing, deploying, and maintaining traditional software projects.
As pioneers of citizen development, we have 20+ years of experience empowering non-coders to create solutions for business problems. Our proven approach and best practices enable successful citizen development and automation at scale, while 24/7 customer support ensures the smooth implementation of software solutions.
What is project management?
Project management is the task of planning, organizing, and managing a broad range of resources to achieve a goal or outcome. Project management traditionally involves project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closing a project when all deliverables have been produced.
What is project management software?
Project management software automates many of the tasks involved in tracking assignments, scheduling work, allocating resources, facilitating communication, producing reports, and overseeing every aspect of a project.