Engineering Project Management Software

Engineering projects can be resource heavy, with teams spread around the world working on highly planned timelines. Collaboration, access and flexibility are key to a project’s success. Everyone wants the best engineering project management software available, but they don’t want to be hampered by a complex, expensive or rigid EPM that produces more gridlock than results and slows innovation. WorkOtter is a cloud based simpler, less expensive, and completely secure engineering project management software system that ends chaos, cuts through gridlock, and keeps your project growing.

Engineering Project Management Software

What Makes WorkOtter the Best Engineering Project Management Software for You?

The top reasons our customers tell us WorkOtter is one of the most popular engineering project portfolio management software programs:

  • Cloud-Based Engineering Project Management Software

    WorkOtter lets you run your engineering projects on our private cloud, giving you anytime, anywhere access, without the need to:

    • Purchase Servers
    • Install Software
    • Manage Patches and Upgrades
    • Configure Networks

    We have a 99.999% up-time guarantee and are continuously monitoring and updating our cloud to keep your engineering projects running. Check out why WorkOtter is one of the most popular project management software programs available.

  • Optimize Resources

    The #1 constraint in your company is the availability of resources with the roles (and proficiency) to execute your vision. WorkOtter allows you to quickly and easily see:

    • Supply vs. Demand of Resources (with “What If”)
    • Utilization metrics over time (where is our time going?)
    • Forecasting with drill down to see planned time
    • Show “true” supply by setting up a simple role profile per person
    • Allow “demand” to come from as simple as a % of a person’s time or as complete as a Microsoft Project full integration
  • Flexible Forecasting By Project

    Your resource management forecasts are worthless unless everyone participates. Where other PPM solutions expect every project to have a workplan, WorkOtter allows a more flexible project by project forecasting including:

    • Team Forecasts (Dates and % of Time Allocated is All You Enter)
    • Resource Plan Forecasts(Fill out a spreadsheet with hours per week for each role you need)
    • Workplan Forecasts (Microsoft Project or WorkOtter HTML5 Scheduled Plans)
    • Team/Workplan Hybrid (Set % of each team member but replace if workplan forecasts exist that week)

    No other engineering project resource management software accommodates such flexible project by project forecasting, even allowing you to switch between settings (for example, setup a team forecast and switch to workplan once you have one to upload). WorkOtter is a resource management solution even the most project adverse managers can get behind.

  • Flexible, Easy To Use Interface

    For every PM that loves Microsoft Project, others quickly become frustrated and lose productivity. WorkOtter allows you to use a web-based “MSP like” light HTML5 project planner. Start with a template, import a MSP plan, or create it from scratch. Most loved features include:

    • Drop/drag to move work, create dependencies, and update work percent complete
    • One click chats, documents, baseline, EVM, and CPM
    • Inline edit on the grid side
    • Setup projects as Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, or Custom work types and hierarchy
    • Expand, collapse, and adjust the interface to match your work style

    All this (and more) in a “desktop like” experience with ribbon bars, context menus (right click), and features you would expect in a system infinitely more expensive than WorkOtter.

Every WorkOtter Account Includes (No Extra Charge)

  • Private Cloud Services

    WorkOtter is hosted in a top tier, all steel frame, secure building. It is one of the largest facilities in the central United States. We designed our own cloud once we realized that public commercial clouds were slower, less secure, and more susceptible to performance issues.

  • Secured Data

    WorkOtter utilizes banking grade, non open source SSL encryption and is SOC2 (formerly SSAE -16 and SAS70) and U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Certified. We use only Oracle database services for further security, performance and up-time.

  • 24/7 Support

    As good as WorkOtter is, our personal support is better. You may not think that is very important if you are researching vendors, but we (and our customers) assure you – your implementation depends as much on the software features as the company that stands behind it.