EPM Live 5.6: The Latest 2014 Release and Its Features

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epm live logoEPM Live online project management has recently released its Spring 2014 Version 5.6. The new release includes many advanced product enhancements that will allow users to be more productive through better social engagement. They are also able to make more informed decisions through feature improvements in time tracking, reporting and other ways of delivering information. The team behind EPM Live continues to provide its users innovative means to get work done and do it efficiently especially with this latest release. And it does not only deliver software with powerful features but also provide a platform that encourages growth and sustainability.

Improved Social Collaboration and User Management

EPM Live 5.6 now has the Social Stream page where users can update issues as they come. Instead of spending time finding and navigating through the pages to post a comment or upload a document, all these interactions with team members and site content can now be made from a single place in real-time. With this latest release comes a new and improved user management. Not only is it more user-friendly, but the contextual menus, enhanced forms and filter, and a more logical organization of resources enhances the online project management software’s capabilities to assign resources and analyze workloads.

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Timesheet Improvements and New Reports

EPM Live Version 5.6 includes a redesign of timesheet pages as well as system architecture during the saving, approving and rendering of timesheets. The increased performance results in immediate saving of timesheets while processing is done in the background. An improved layout also allows users easier navigation to other work areas while going to and from the Timesheet page. New reports have also been created not only for timesheets but also for projects, portfolios, resources, risks, and changes. Over 40 new reports as well as improvements in the reporting feature are included in this latest Spring 2014 release.

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Kanban Planner and Fragments

Even before, EPM Live has multiple project scheduling tools, from simple task lists, MS Project schedules, to an iterative Agile planner. The latest Version 5.6 introduces the Kanban Planner with its swim lanes, Kanban cards, and drag-and-drop functionality. This planner provides a highly visualized workflow and work items that allow teams to focus on the prioritized work at hand. Also, work items such as tasks and milestones can now be saved as Fragments and be inserted in new or other projects. This highly modular functionality is a great time saver by eliminating repetitive tasks and instead creating reusable parts.

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Enhanced User Interface

EPM Live 5.6 includes a powerful work management feature that brings all projects and work together providing valuable information that leads to maximum efficiency. Essential to this are forms, views and the user interface that enable viewing and managing to be effective. Redesigned forms now have less number of fields at first glance, so that users can focus on the important items. Also, similar fields are grouped together for a cleaner layout and more organized look. The new interface also allows for on-the-fly grouping, sorting, and filtering to easily create personal views. Inline editing and column changes can be done just as easy. Key items have also been moved to the Toolbar.

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The Leading Work Management Platform

EPM Live continues to lead in the work management platform by revolutionizing how organizations manage projects and work. It is a PPM platform that integrates with many other platforms and solutions in a single offering. Know more about the online project management software through their Facebook or Twitter page.

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

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