Genius Project Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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Genius Project is a platform-independent project and portfolio management software. It is a powerful enterprise software with SaaS and On-Premise deployment options. It is an end-to-end business tool that provides the framework to help people move projects from idea to delivery. The lives of project managers become easier with simple, highly accessible and powerful features that help in project selection, planning, staffing, execution and tracking. Email, spreadsheet and other old business applications are inefficient and unreliable tools in the management of today’s modern and complex projects. This PPM software provides a collaborative, flexible and scalable solution that has helped its thousands of customers from across the globe.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Powerful Project and Portfolio ManagementGenius Project has features that can help decision makers with the right choice. It has project portfolio management tools like dashboards and views that enable project teams, PMOs and executives to see the big picture and gain insight. It has a Gantt chart creator for scheduling, task management and project planning functions. Configurable project tracking dashboards and a collaborative document management tool are included. Users are also empowered to identify risks and perform analysis, to document and evaluate change requests, as well as submit and keep track of issues. Dashboards are completely configurable to contain views and/or graphics, allow drill down for details, and transform these into Excel reports.
  • Effective Resource, Time, and Financial Management – This project management software has comprehensive resource and workload tracking and management features. It also has time and expense tracking, project cost and budget management, and invoicing applications. It has customizable invoice templates that enables users to create MS Word-format invoices. Collaboration through Genius Live! captures threaded discussions in all aspects and stages of the project life cycle. It also has a Help Desk that allows for the creation of IT tickets and the tools to track and capture information to measure performance.
  • Innovative Demand, Workflow, Stage and Gate Review Managements, Integrations, Mobile Apps and more – Genius Project helps teams and organizations to prioritize projects and project requests according to their business strategy. It has features that help track and facilitate the review of project requests and new product development. It has a project simulator where users can enter values to variables and get information about costs, workload and schedules. The PPM software also works well with other applications through its REST API, integrations with Microsoft and Open Office, MS Project, Outlook, Lotus Notes and Domino. It also has native apps for both iOS and Android platforms.

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Since Genius Project is a comprehensive and scalable solution, it has different license types that have different capabilities. It recommends that customers determine first the number of license types to purchase so that customers maximize their investment by paying only what they need. After determining the number of license types, they should contact Genius Project for pricing information.

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Target Market

Genius Project is for all company sizes. Mid-sized to large organizations will have the most benefit of its PPM features. It is applicable in many type of industries such as manufacturing, professional services, financial services and insurance, government and public sector, technology, healthcare and others.

Supported Languages

Supports English, German and French.

Some of their Clients

Clients include Carl Zeiss, Schott AG, CMI Groupe, Xeratec Corporation, Commonwealth Bank, Indonesian Stock Exchange, Aeroport de Geneve, and Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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Christian Well of Schott AG stated that Genius Project helped them have visibility in all their projects, incidents, changes and resources, helping them manage resources and performance.

Ito Warsito of Indonesian Stock Exchange stated that the PPM software helped them coordinate its IT resources better that improved global projects’ delivery.

Why Genius Project

Genius Project is a comprehensive and feature-rich software that provides more than just basic project management functionality. Business and organizations that require deeper insight of the business, greater control of information and resources, as well as more flexible and customizable tools to adjust to unique and specific needs and processes will find this PPM software more than capable. It continues to move towards simpler and more accessible UI while keeping data secured and private.

Company Info

Genius Project is a privately held computer software company with headquarters in Lucerne, Laussanne, and Zurich, all in Switzerland. It has offices also in New York, USA; Montreal, Canada; Lindau and Munchen, in Germany, and London, UK. It was founded in 1997 and current Managing Director is Christian Kotzbauer, who has been with the company for over 14 years. The company was etablished to address a need for PM software for the IBM marketplace. Over the years, it has evolved to the needs of its thousands of customers and end users, becoming an enterprise project and portfolio management software, with SaaS and On-Premise deployment options. It has received numerous awards from representative bodies of different industries, and continues to provide new features, enhancements and best practices information to make the lives of project managers easier.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for 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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