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My team is looking for a tool to manage our projects and timesheets. We're an in-house team for a big corporation, but we bill internally so need to book things in and show our workload.
We are 2 teams - 9 graphics peeps and 4 video peeps.
What does your team use? Are there any free/cheap tools for this?
Not looking for any file management, integration or messaging tools, just basic calendar/ Kanban that we can use internally.
A bonus would be to be able to send a link so that people can see our calendar and book projects in.
I've used Workfront in the past, but that was a bit too complex
Thanks for your recommendations
My agency is using MeisterTask, which is pretty cool, but doesn't have time sheet functionality in the free version, as such.
Still, it's pretty easy to use. By default, though, it doesn't send email notifications to team members of new task assignments, changes, updates, etc. The individual users have to enable this themselves in their settings.
for Time sheets
For project management
Both are pretty simple but you can make them as complex as you want with all the plug ins. I've had to outsource a lot of work recently and Asana is great for adding resource as needed. Gives me enough oversight without getting bogged down.
You can add resource rates in toggl which is super handy.
Key thing Ive found is cracking skulls or rewarding people initially to get everyone to use the systems. Thats been the biggest battle
I have a client that makes me use their trello but don't like it as much as asana. But that might be because there is no one monitoring it and just chucking jobs in ad hoc.
I was using the free versions of toggl and asana initially but pay for them now to get access to certain features. Team of 9 you may need to pay to get that many users
'Key thing Ive found is cracking skulls or rewarding people initially to get everyone to use the systems. Thats been the biggest battle'
^ this x1000. Even the greatest project/team/timekeeping app is balls-out useless if people can't be tossed to use it.