Ganttic is a cloud-based project management system built for enterprise-level planning. It is a visual resource planning tool for project portfolio management. Key features include resource management, project planning, time tracking and reporting.
Ganttic allows users to customize how projects are organized. Users can set custom data fields and task duration can be set either by time or by effort needed. Tasks can be linked by dependency and multiple tasks can be assigned to be worked on at the same time. Resources, tasks and projects can be grouped and filtered a variety of ways and changed as needed.
Ganttic is able to generate graphical reports on a variety of metrics and reports can be generated on a monthly, weekly or as needed basis. It also tracks and stores task, project and resource history so that project information can be viewed later.
Ganttic offers integration with Google Calendar and MS Outlook. Mobile apps are available for iOS and Android.
Giuseppe M. Specializzazione: Servizi e tecnologie dell'informazione Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
We are a team of 3PM and 4Head of function using Ganttic every day to coordinate a team of 40 professionals working on about 20 projects. The software allows us to forecast resource usage on a 3 to 6 months time span.
While the information it provides is valuable, Ganttic still lacks some automation and better reporting tools. It also could use some usability tricks to make data entry faster.
- it is not possible to group one or more tasks of one of more resources and move the group forward or back in the calendar. Moving resources one by one is time-consuming.
- if you span a resource task on more than one week the software considers weekend as working time. At the very least it could ask if you want to consider the weekend as working time or not, Or the software could provide a general setting to avoid tasks being spanned over weekends.
Going around this problem is time-consuming.
- the software does not consider 9-18 (with one our break) workdays. This way, when creating a task that lasts one day, you'll have to manually pick 09.00 as starting time, 18 at closing time and then you have to tweak the effort percentage to show 8 hours of work.
You'll understand this is time-consuming too.
- The software shows resource overlaps but has not a general setting that allows the user to choice whether time overlaps are actually a good thing or a bad thing. In the second case, a warning could be thrown allowing different projects manager to solve the overlap. This would save time.
- Reports have improved but are still quite difficult to read and tweak.
- Ganttic lacks a form to allow users to declare how much time they spent on planned tasks, thus automating effort calculation and allowing for better/faster reporting of planned time against effective time.
There may be other issues I am not aware of at the moment.
Despite that, we still find the software useful and correctly priced.
It allows visualizing multiple projects and the interplay of resources on those multiple projects. It is useful up to 6 months of forecast, with some tweaks it could go further.
Usability can be improved. Lots of inputs required to allow a faithful representation of the plan, rather time-consuming.
A good UX design could help, have you considered inviting users to test the software at your premises and record them completing some tasks? Have you considered eye tracking analysis?
Thank you again for finding your time for the feedback. Will try to answer the issues you had.
1) Are weekends considered a working time or not depends on your Ganttic settings. If they are not but they are shown in the Gantt charts, then these two days are not taken into consideration in calculations.
2) Similarly, from the settings you can set the working hours and you do not need to do it again manually.
3) We have improved reports a lot recently and have also added the charts option.
I hope this helps and feel free to contact us at anytime.
Scott K. Specializzazione: Industria edilizia Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
As someone who is in charge of 14 technicians working throughout the country, remote communication is critical to our success. Ganttic allows me to manage an ever-changing schedule while automatically communicating the details of projects with technicians in the field. It's easy to use and customer support has been good so far. The only recommendation I would give is to provide tutorials on setting up the sync function with Google Calendar as soon as you sign up for Ganttic. It was a little trial and error at first until I was able to get in touch with customer support. A few short tips allowed me to get synced with my employees' calendars. I recommend it.
The visual scheduling for my technicians in the field and managing an ever-changing (daily and sometimes hourly) schedule. As things change, I can see who's available.
Training or tutorials could be improved. I know there is a lot more functionality than what I use, but it isn't obvious where to find the training. Report functions could be improved. When I run reports, I have a hard time filtering the reports for only the information I desire. One function I wish they had is a daily summary of how many people and jobs are scheduled. Right now, I have a separate Gant chart in excel that I use to list projects and ID my personnel demand per day. This would be beneficial in forecasting employee utilization and growth demands.
Improve the training opportunities so that people know how to use all of the functionality you build into the software. I'm sure you spend a considerable amount of time and money to develop these functions. Educate your users so they are aware of the opportunities to better use this software solution.
Thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad to tell you that we have worked with our helpdesk a lot and now we have tutorials with videos and text available in our homepage. In addition, we have added the charts option to reports that should also help you with the problems you had.
Thomas D. Specializzazione: Industria mineraria Numero di dipendenti: 1.001-5.000 dipendenti
I have been using Ganttic for a couple years now I think it is a great tool and I would never want to go without it. the web version of Ganttic I am really impressed with, the Ganttic app I really expected more. What the app does have is great I was expecting to be able to see the schedule for all of the guys as a whole instead of just seeing the individuals schedule that you click on also I was expecting to be able to make schedule changes on the app version as well. Maybe I am wrong and you can do all of this stuff I just got the app and haven't played with it much so I could be wrong here. Thank you.
being able to schedule multiple people on the same job and also looking at an expanded view and seeing 1-2-3 weeks ahead
I wish that when I have multiple resources on one task I could change 1 individual resources timeline and not affect the others. For example, I have 3 employees scheduled for Monday Tuesday and Wednesday on one job, when I need to change just one of those 3 employees to say work only Monday and Tuesday I have to delete that task from that resource and create a new one to show only the two days instead of the three.
improve the app for the phones.
Thank you for the feedback you provided.
I just wanted to give you heads up that this is possible in Ganttic. For this you just need to use the checkmarks next to a resource.
Does this work for you?
Todd S. Specializzazione: Industria edilizia Numero di dipendenti: 51-200 dipendenti
After looking wide for a solution to scheduling our approximately 75 employees and almost 100 major pieces of equipment, Ganttic provided us exactly what we were looking for. At the beginning when we were getting set up, the support team reached out and Skyped with us, guiding us through adding our first resources and planning our first project. Since then we use the web app on a daily basis to update changes from the field and track upcoming operations for schedule conflicts. The easy drag-and-drop nature of re-scheduling allows us to quickly edit projects and have all the connected resources come along for the ride. Having multiple users with various permissions ensures system access to other employees but control of editing to just a handful of administrators. We love the report exporting features as well, to create weekly hand-outs for our scheduling meets.
Real-time updates across logins - when one person makes a change it's immediately displayed on other computers without any apparent conflicts or synching delay.
The iPhone app doesn't provide the views that are useful for us - would be better if it more closely mirrored the website experience.
We have recommended it to many other business groups that we work with and would love a referral code or discount system to encourage their sign-ups.
Thank you so much for the feedback you provided. I am happy to tell you that we are making our web site step-by-step mobile responsible. We will keep you updated and I hope this will solve long-term the only issue you brought forth.
Hans D. Specializzazione: Produzione di media Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
My task was to get a fast and clear overview on available staff and work that needs being done. SO I started to set up a resource called "Tasks not assigned" and then added all my people to the system. Now anyone can add a task and I can easily assign these tasks to available people, while at the same time being aware of availability of resources. My crew has "read-only" access, so they know exactly what is going on, where their colleagues are and what will happen in the coming weeks. This is NOT a project management tool, which I don't need, as I need to keep track of resources rather than projects!
Web-based, real-time update on changes, clear structure
I had some issues with "all-day" tasks and local timezones. To overcome this, my PC is now set to the Timezone of the company's HQ. I would like a more flexible User model. If I have 1 resource more than the license allows, I need to buy the complete next package, which is over the top for me.
Thank you for the review! We are glad that Ganttic helps you to get an overview of your staff. You can actually choose a timezone you want to plan in, in the planner, too: http://ganttic.com/blog/new-feature-time-traveling-now-available-in-ganttic
Hope that helps!