Viewpath Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing
Viewpath is an online project management solution with graphical tools for task scheduling, resource management, smart Gantt charts, and real-time status reports. It allows individuals and teams to easily organize, prioritize and actualize their projects and events in a visually oriented way. With information about projects, resources and schedules presented together, users are able to see a clear overall picture of the business as well as their day-to-day activities. With several affordable plans including a free starter edition, this online PM solution is empowering people to take control whenever they need to.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Advanced Project Scheduling and Tracking – Viewpath uses graphical tools and technology to help users easily create project plans. With simple point and click as well as drag and drop, project managers can create, edit and manage plans to keep projects on time. Users can do inline editing to change details quickly. A smart Gantt chart reflects changes real-time when dates or durations are changed. Multiple setting options to manage dependencies and constraints are available. Users can save successful plans and create their own project templates for standardization and best practices.
- Resource Management and Real-time Reporting – No matter how perfect plans are or how advanced tools get, projects are still done by people. This online project management solution allows not only easy assignment of tasks to resources but also create resource allocation views to check for over or under allocation. With the help of a simple intuitive interface, resources can be allocated easily to adapt to sudden or unexpected schedule or priority changes. And to know better the impact of such changes, users can generate custom and filtered reports instantly to check how these affect schedules or budgets. Reports can be saved or printed as PDF.
- Google and Salesforce Integration, Cloud-based, Agile tools, and more – Users who uses Google’s office applications and online storage can seamlessly link their project documents in Viewpath. It also integrates with Salesforce CRM application. As a cloud-based service, collaboration is easy such as with single sign-on but secure with permission-based settings and SSL encryption. Other features include email notification, Sprints, Burn-down charts, graphical timesheets, critical path, and private branding.
Viewpath offers a free Starter edition with standard features. Paid plans are the Team at $15 per month, Professional at $25 per month, and Enterprise at $35 per month. All plans include for unlimited projects, tasks, and resources. Some of the advanced features in the premium editions are project import/export, email notifications, PDF printing, multi-project portfolio management, resource allocation charts, custom reports, graphical timesheets, and bill rate. A 30-day team trial is offered for the premium editions. Non-profit organizations can avail of a 10 percent discount.
Social Network Presence
Viewpath online project management is ideal for individual entrepreneurs, consultants, freelancers and small and mid-sized enterprises. The intuitive interface will pose no problem to both tech savvy project managers and non-technical business users. Google Apps/Drive and Salesforce.com users looking for a PM solution can easily integrate with it.
This software-as-a-service uses a translation tool that makes it available in multiple languages including German, French, Italian, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Ukrainian and Japanese.
Some of their Clients
Clients include Logitech, NASA, Office Depot, Broad Institute, Sabre, Salesforce and VisionWeb.
Jennifer Sellers of The Training Connection stated that the online PM solution helped them and their remote staff handle the details of work anytime anywhere.
Wes Tilghman of the Parks and Recreation Department of Town of Chapel Hill described as easy how the staff is able to update their tasks, comment on status, and have visibility on the projects they are involved with.
Viewpath online project management provides an easy-to-use and affordable solution for simple projects. It is also very scalable with advanced features for those who have more complex workflow process and requirements.
Viewpath Inc. is based in Bellevue, WA. The company was founded in 2003 by current CEO Dean Carlson. Its team of experienced project management experts from different industries developed the online project management solution based on how they have helped other companies become more productive, efficient and successful with their projects. In 2008, Version 2.0 was introduced at a Google conference in San Francisco. It has become very popular in Google’s App Marketplace as well as in Salesforce.com’s AppExchange. In 2011, the latest upgrade Version 3.0 was introduced as one of the first PM solution to incorporate Agile visualization tools. At present, more than 65,000 users are managing customer engagements, developing new products, and delivering critical projects with it.