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Houston, TX, United States, 2012/11/28 - Award winning online project management software ZilicusPM, launched its latest version; introduces enhanced resource management, participative project planning, seamless integration with Google Docs and comprehensive project time tracking features.
Zilicus Solutions, the leading provider of cloud based project management software, announced launch of its latest version ZilicusPM 5.1. ZilicusPM 5.1, with its new features enables project managers to plan, track and manage project schedule, resources more effectively.
“Recently, ZilicusPM was announced the winner of the project management software category 2012. At the time of receiving this award, we reiterated that the success of ZilicusPM is attributed to the fact that we have been listening to customers’ voice, offering comprehensive features and engaging project management experience. Keeping up this promise, we are really excited to announce the launch of the latest version of your favorite project management software – ZilicusPM 5.1 “, said Nagin, co-founder of Zilicus.
Some of the features introduced in the latest version of ZilicusPM are as follows
Advanced Resource Management
Projects can be delivered on time provided they are properly planned taking into account appropriate constraints. The important considerations while planning project are resource availability, its allocation and utilization. ZilicusPM5.1 has introduced two vital aspects of planning, tracking and monitoring resources.
1. Resource Load Chart
ZilicusPM has been supporting resource utilization for a project. With the introduction of Resource load chart, ZPM 5.1 gives project managers a real time view of resource load across all projects as well as that of a project. To make it intuitive and easy to understand colors used in load chart clearly display whether a given team member is under allocated, optimally allocated or over-allocated. Users can export resource load chart to spreadsheet /excel.
2. Real time Resource Availability
ZilicusPM5.1 lets project managers and planners use an excellent utility to help them in assessing whether a team member can be assigned a given task based on its availability across all projects. Project planner can see real time availability of a given resource, his/her load across all projects. It also shows how a given resource would be loaded if a given task is assigned to it (what-if analysis).
Enhanced Google Docs Integration
ZilicusPM 5.1 is tightly integrated with Google Docs® (Google Drive®). Users can browse through folders in their Google Drive, just like folder browser and select desired Google document or search for it. Once a Google Document is selected, user can link it, to a given project.
Timesheet tracking of tasks, risks, issues and miscellaneous items
Based on customer feedback, an advanced timesheet feature has been introduced. Using the latest timesheet tracker in ZilicusPM, team member can log time against tasks, issues, risk or miscellaneous/ad hoc items for a given project. Users can remain assured that every project activity they have worked on, can be tracked through timesheet tracker in ZilicusPM. Thus issue tracking and risk management as well as ad hoc project activities are now made time-trackable in ZilicusPM.
Timesheet details can be viewed by team members. Project & portfolio managers can view timesheet reports and exported these reports to excel spreadsheets.
Configurable working days
ZilicusPM (zilicus.com) has already reached multiple geographical territories (45+ countries) and supports different date, time formats and time zones, these countries have. With the launch of ZilicusPM 5.1, preference can be set by administrator, using which, organization administrator can configure official working days of a week for their organization.
ZilicusPM 5.1 includes many other features and enhancements, some of these features are:
1. Participative project planning to enable project group leaders to manage schedule;
2. Users can search tasks in a given project by task name;
3. Project manager can request for task update from task assignees;
4. Set of new reports are being added in the latest version of ZilicusPM and they can be exported to excel spreadsheets;
5. User interface for project team member has been enhanced and it is now much more informative, actionable and intuitive.
Trusted by users in more than forty five countries, ZilicusPM has emerged as the top-most choice for project and program managers because of the feature-richness and incredible performance. Customers have highly appreciated ZilicusPM for simplifying project management processes.
This award winning project management software will be launching ZilicusPM 6.0 early next year. The next version of ZilicusPM will introduce newer functionalities requested by its customer as well as planned features as per product roadmap.
Zilicus Solutions will be strengthening its partnership program by signing up agreement with affiliates, resellers, VARs and marketplaces across the world.
Zilicus Solutions (zilicus.com) is a technology company that offers Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) based collaborative software. Its online project management software ZilicusPM – delivers on the promise of collaborative planning to improve team performance. By actively involving employees with ZilicusPM and realizing gains in productivity, companies can meet strategic & organizational objectives.