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Old Jan 22nd, 2004, 11:56 AM   #1
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Hello,

The design firm I work for is looking for ways to better track, manage, and update projects as they go from conception to completion.

Added bonuses would be if it was workgroup-centric—meaning the database would be available for all in the office to access, and update (although there would be limits on certain employees as to who can create or close certain projects, etc.)

Does anyone know of, or has had experience with any particular software or setup?

TIA!
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Old Jan 22nd, 2004, 01:33 PM   #2
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A couple on Versiontracker.com (enter Project management as the search term). See my comments on some of them. Generally not impressed, although I have shied away from workgroup solutions because I don't need them. Could be some good stuff in that group but can't comment.
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Old Oct 10th, 2006, 03:57 PM   #3
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Hi Manny,

Did you guys ever find a PM app? I'm in the market for one as well.
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I would suggest Basecamp: http://basecamphq.com/
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There has been some talk on the DayLite list about a product called Merlin. DayLite itself has some basic Project Management, my understanding is that Merlin takes this to the next level.

I haven't had the opportunity to check it out yet.

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Old Oct 10th, 2006, 04:57 PM   #6
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I highly recommend Daylite by Marketcircle.

http://www.marketcircle.com/daylite/index.html
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thanks for the suggestions! Was checking out Daylite and Basecamp. hadn't heard of Merlin tho.

You say basic PM in Daylite, Oakbridge - what's missing?
(( pg )), do you use Daylite in a design firm?
Tiranis: Basecamp looks handy too. have you measured it against Daylite?
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thanks for the suggestions! Was checking out Daylite and Basecamp. hadn't heard of Merlin tho.

You say basic PM in Daylite, Oakbridge - what's missing?
(( pg )), do you use Daylite in a design firm?
Tiranis: Basecamp looks handy too. have you measured it against Daylite?
Nope sorry, never tried Daylite—the problem I see with it is that it would be pretty problematic for a bigger company, requiring each user to buy a license. Basecamp lets you manage your projects and even let clients see some of the work, upload stuff, etc.

Anyway, I would advise you to try both of them—as Basecamp has a trial and Marketcircle seems to have one too.
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DayLite 3 is a much better product than v 1.9, including collaboration and project management.

I am not using the collaborative environment because I need full iCal and Addressbook functionality and this is patchy in DL.

As a category project management is a highly specialised area and it is unlikely that you will find a good PM software AND a good collaborative software in the same package. DL is good for workgroups traking projects (incl. leads) together but I wouldn't recommend it for heavy duty milestone and resource planning.
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Hi Manny

One of our clients uses Daylite and it's very effective for them: we introduced it when revamping their processes.

Some reading on the various apps:
http://www.macworld.com/topics/softw...vity/index.php
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