OrangeScrum is a cloud-based project management and collaboration software accessible with a simple web browser. With one system, people can organize their tasks, communicate with the team on important issues, and manage project documents easily. With features like the Scrum board and an Activity stream, users are able to really focus on what is important while giving managers and leaders the visibility and real-time information from all members in a social and user-friendly way. Using email or multiple platforms is a recipe for project failure, and OrangeScrum offers a solution that will keep the projects, the team and the business healthy.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Project and task management – OrangeScrum has a project Dashboard that provides an interactive summary of projects in a visually consolidated way. A single screen shows project managers where the corrective action is needed. It has default Task Templates which can be customized. It has a Calendar view that can be used to schedule and view task deadlines. Aside from a classical list view, it has a Kanban View for faster monitoring of progress.
- Conversation threads, activity stream, and notifications – Aside from project management features, it also has collaboration functionality that includes Conversation Threads related to tasks. From each comment or posting, relevant documents can be attached and downloaded. It has Activities that post real-time updates. Overdue and Upcoming tasks can also be viewed from this view. An automated Catch-up feature allows the project manager to get updates via email from selected members at a specific time. Notifications can also be sent automatically by email for any kind of reminder. All responses are combined in one email thread.
- Time tracking, ticketing, and cloud storage integrations – OrangeScrum allows users to put in time spent on activities and then compare actual time spent with the planned time. The Task lists can also be used for ticketing and workflow with the different available statuses such as New, Start, In Progress, Resolved, or Closed. Tickets can be prioritized and have a due date for SLA purposes. Businesses that use cloud storage such as Google Drive or Dropbox can simply link their files to the tasks.
OrangeScrum project management and collaboration software offers a free plan and five paid plans. The Free plan includes for 2 users, 2 projects and 20 MB storage. The Basic plan at $29 per month allows for 10 users, 15 projects and 5 GB space. The Team plan at $99 monthly can accommodate up to 25 users, 50 projects, and 15 GB storage. The Business plan goes for $299 per month, and the Premium at $399 per month. The Enterprise plan will allow for more than 75 users and special add-ons at custom pricing.
Social Network Presence
OrangeScrum is ideal for all sizes of business that need more than email to complete projects successfully. It is for project managers who want a more efficient way of managing projects, tasks, time, distributed teams, and documents from a central accessible place.
Some of their Clients
Clients include Help me Social, Insiders Health, AuditNet, Expert Child Academy, The College Driver, and Smart Mobile Space.
Emanuel Younanzadeh of Real Radius stated that OrangeScrum helped them gain total visibility into their entire project as well as the steps to complete it.
Matt C. described the result of using the software as a well-managed development process that ensures the needed functionality and look without rework.
Amy Pilling simply stated that the development process, communication and task tracking became easy with it.
OrangeScrum project management and collaboration software is a valuable, if not essential, tool for companies and organizations to regain and keep control of their projects, resources and business to ensure profit and growth. It is the right replacement for outdated project management by email, and it consolidates the needed functionality of a productivity suite in one cloud-based and scalable offering.
OrangeScrum is a product of AndolaSoft Inc., a privately held company based in San Jose, California. It was founded in 2009. It is a software development company with expertise in designing and developing web applications, iPhone, iPad, and Android apps, cloud management and QA services. It is an offshoring company with about 200 skilled workforce with extensive experience in Ruby on Rails, PHP/CakePHP, Java, and .Net, among others. The company decided to build their own project management and collaboration software to find a better way of managing their projects by email.