Elementool Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing
Elementool project management software was built from over a decade of PM knowledge and experience. Considered as one of the earliest web-based PM systems, it is a suite of several tools composed of Issue Tracking, Help Desk, Scheduling or Time Tracking, Test Cases, File Sharing, Forums, Requirements, Conference and Mesron, a web-based mobile reminder service. All these tools and services are completely integrated, so data captured in one service is also available in the others. Therefore, users are able to take charge of their projects from start to finish.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Integrated PM Tools – Elementool project management software offers tools that can accommodate standard PM workflow and processes. It has a Requirements Management Tool that will help document the requirements in one central location and provide version control that will reduce re-work at later development stages. It has time Tracking that helps monitor project schedules, create Gantt charts, and provide estimate versus actual time information. It also has Issue Tracking and Test Case systems that will track defects, prioritize testing and fixing, create test cases, and generate reports.
- Built-in Collaboration Tools – This PM software has a Help Desk service ready to use in 20 minutes that will improve connection with and confidence of the clients with your customer support process. It has a Forums service that allows users of a certain project or product to post messages, ask questions and avail of a knowledge base. File Sharing is available for easy uploading and sharing of project documents. It also has a Conference service that allows face to face meetings or sharing of screens with team members and clients in other locations.
- Third-party Partnerships – It has partnered with other leading service providers. One such partner is Mesron, a simple web-based mobile reminder service that sends a text message for every task on a list. It has also partnered with Zoho.com that has online business and productivity tools. It is a partner, too, of Fuzebox, a provider of Internet and mobile-based communication solutions. These partners enhance the capability and scalability of Elementool software.
The subscription for Elementool software starts at $89.99 per month for a single account or project. This package already includes unlimited users. For multiple accounts or projects, the next package is priced at $119.99 per month for 2 to 4 accounts. Additional accounts thereafter would cost an additional $29.99 per month. The company offers a free trial of the software but no information is provided about the trial period.
Social Network Presence
Elementool software is highly suitable for software companies that need to have a systematic issue and bug tracking system. However, it can also work for businesses that have product development other than software. The presence of other tools such as Time Tracking, Help Desk, File Sharing and Conference makes it applicable to many types of businesses beyond software or product development.
The project management software supports English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian languages.
Some of their Clients
Clients include Hewlett-Packard, e-City Interactive, Disney, Johnson & Johnson, Unisys, Accenture, Fujifilm, Infinity, IBM, Nissan, DuPont, Wendy’s, Castrol and Unilever.
Nick Vitovich of HP stated that choosing Elementool made much sense for them. The project was distributed in nature, but the system was always up when needed, and offered flexibility to create much needed reports and records.
Martin Weinberg of e-City Interactive described how the PM software helped them keep the process of taking every issue from end to end searchable, manageable and reportable.
Weston Morris of Unisys explained how subscription to the software resulted in savings by eliminating the cost of a web server and security mechanisms.
A project management software does not guarantee the successful delivery of projects. A company or business should have the right PM process as well. Elementool software is a simple, flexible and cost-effective system that can accommodate different kinds of businesses and processes and help users have the control and information they need.
Elementool, Inc., was founded in 2000 by project manager Yaron Sinai. Back then, most PM systems are expensive software products that have to be installed on-premise. Deciding to develop an alternative, he built a low-cost issue tracking tool and used the web as its platform and means of delivery. After more than a decade, the company based in New York with an office in Tel Aviv has now developed a suite of nine integrated tools that help users take charge of their projects completely.