Simply Awesome Microsoft Project Integration
Love it or hate it, Microsoft Project .MPP files are the defacto standard for project plans. Many WorkOtter competitors offer one way import with some versions. WorkOtter is the only PPM vendor (including even Microsoft Project Server) to offer full 2-way integration including:
- Upload and sync 2003 through 2013 versions of project plans
- Builds WorkOtter Gantt, Web timesheets, and Updates forecasts through the enterprise
- Time, Resources, and Generic Roles Auto Sync back to MS Project
- Baselines in project show in WorkOtter
- Track Agile work types, CapEX, Billing, and Go-Live Milestones (even MS Project can’t do this independently)
Even if you don’t own a copy of MS Project you can sync the plan to WorkOtter and we will build out the web-based plan for you (great when working with contractors). Turning your MS Project plans into an enterprise resource and portfolio solution just got a lot easier (and infinitely less expensive).
Built In HTML5 Gantt Project Scheduling
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 project scheduling software system infinitely more expensive than WorkOtter.
WorkOtter has class leading issue, risk, change, action, and support items as well as integrated workplan scheduling. Regardless no one wants to setup every project from scratch. WorkOtter allows you to create project templates directly (or as a copy of a past successful project). The templates can contain any of the following for ease of reuse:
- Workplan (including duration, work, dependencies, and assignments)
- Action items
- Generic Roles (and proficiencies)
- Team members (and their roles on this project)
Unlike other project scheduling software solutions that limit your templates to just workplan items, WorkOtter allows much more complete capability and with the “copy” feature it’s easy to setup different templates for specific scenarios. This saves you time and allows you to continuously improve by updating the templates for future projects.
Support For Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, And Custom Workplans
Some projects are well understood and easy to estimate. Others are exploratory efforts that have never been done before and there is no way to identify the end requirements (or they are changing rapidly). Companies need project scheduling software that’s flexible enough to adapt to Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, XP, or any custom methodology but still work with:
- Microsoft Project Integration
- Resource Management
- Project Workflow
- Project Status and Dashboard Reports
WorkOtter allows every project to be flexible in the planning methods but standardize the critical enterprise data needed to know where the portfolio, priorities, costs, and forecasts are.
Everyone is looking for the best project scheduling software. There are as many opinions as to what makes one software the “best” as there are PMs.
WorkOtter ends the war by being the most flexible and adaptable resource and project scheduling software solution anywhere. WorkOtter adapts to every project manager (and every project) so that your whole company can collaborate, report, and deliver faster. Each project can use a template (Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Small/Simple, Adhoc), optionally integrate with Microsoft Project, setup financials, and set the forecasting model. Make everyone happy with WorkOtter and watch your company grow.
What Makes WorkOtter the Best Project Scheduling Software for You?
Here are the top reasons our customers tell us why they chose 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.
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.
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.