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Trying too hard to be efficient might bring down your efficiency…

1 Nov

It has been said that efficiency is doing the thing right and effectiveness is doing the right thing. This strategy is vital in the business world. In an economy that is as unstable as the current economy is, certainly no one can afford to be ineffective and inefficient. If you do not have your resources properly in line then you are not operating your business to its highest potential. This greatly affects a business’s bottom line.

Customers are bringing the money in. Resources, we use to serve them are taking money out. So, resources should be planned carefully to ensure their efficiency. There are several tools to plan resources. Gantt chart isn’t anything new. Ganttic has just reinvented it.
Certain software programs such as MS Excel and Ms Project may appear to provide a useful method of controlling resources, but the truth is that these programs simply do not handle the job properly. Excel is far too often used as an all-purpose program, while in fact it is not truly designed to operate in this manner. Ms Project is designed to monitor operations and resources but it does it in a single handed manner and handling just one project at time. It does eventually get the job done, but it certainly won’t be in the timeliest manner.
The modern business owner simply cannot afford to waste time, money or resources. This is where Ganttic comes into play. This resource managing software is designed to multi-task, and handle multiple projects simultaneously thereby providing the ultimate efficiency and effectiveness. Ganttic is a web-based, user-friendly solution designed to assure a company that their resources are being properly utilized. Since it has the ability to monitor multiple programs simultaneously it virtually becomes the nucleolus of the operations.
Ganttic oversees all aspects of the operation from transportation to manpower and equipment. Providing the operator with the hands on capability to control, assign and prioritize operations, Ganttic simplifies the operations process and allows multi-user interface providing a link between multiple management staff and employees. This program literally assures that all individuals are on the same page.
Accessibility + affordability = feasibility. This basically means that in order for a program to be truly useful and efficient it must be affordable and accessible. Ganttic is web-based and therefore accessible from anywhere and it can be used by up to 5 users for absolutely no cost to the company’s bottom line. If the need arises to add additional users then there is a reasonable fee for the additional users. This free access also allows up to 10 resources to be monitored simultaneously.
The user friendly structure of this program provides ease of use and provides the ability to drag and drop task bars and manipulate resources and tasks in a manner that can be easily completed by even the most unseasoned computer operator. The flexibility of this software makes this program a vital tool for any company that is looking to increase its bottom line and be more efficient and effective. There may be other ways to get the job done but there is only one right way – Ganttic.

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Planning and scheduling using Excel spreadsheets

18 Oct gantt chart in ganttic

Most of the businesses use resource scheduling in their everyday life, but most common tools for it are still e-mails, paper wallcharts, notebooks and Excel spreadsheets. Specialized tools are expensive, complicated and hard to implement.

We’ve been listening our users  from very different areas of life: design agencies, laboratories, churches, schools, manufacturers, service providers, equipment and car rentals, construction and logistics companies scheduling their teams, equipment and facilities in Ganttic on daily bases. Most of them are using MS Excel for planning , but even in very small teams it does not work just right.

To put some weight on my words I present you a side-by-side comparison of planning in MS Excel and Ganttic resource scheduler.

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Ganttic got another great review from experts

7 Oct

Web-Based-Software.com is a business-oriented Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) directory. We’ve been gathering the best web applications and constantly update our directory, which has been ever-growing since its launch in 2001. Read the original article from here.
Overview Presentation
Ganttic is a Gantt chart oriented project scheduling software. Those who can’t live without a Gantt chart in front of their eyes everyday must give Ganttic a test drive. Resources, processes, projects and tasks are planned right from the Gantt chart. For the visual type and every team seeking for efficient real-time collaboration, this product is simply amazing.
A Gantt Chart at the Core
Ganttic puts the Gantt chart in the spotlight, more than Microsoft Project does. In Project, the default view is a Gantt, but in Ganttic, the whole planning is done in the Gantt chart directly. Furthermore, seldom have we seen simpler project and task scheduling than in Ganttic. Basically, you create processes (usually teams) and resources (human and material). Then, you adjust default view settings for the Gantt (timerange and other parameters), then create users, and a project. Finally, you create tasks, which is, as mentioned already, extremely simple.
Simple may sound cliché, but in Ganttic, it is without a doubt the best word to describe task scheduling. Essentially, you click on the timeline where the task begins, drag your mouse to the end of the task and release the button. A window then pops up, you specify the task’s details and you are done. Custom fields and properties can be defined, which provide a high level of customization and flexibility.
Features
Although Gantt charts are very useful for scheduling in general and project managers specifically, they do not provide the information pie charts, PERT charts and other graphs do. Besides a Gantt chart, Ganttic only offers custom, saveable table-based reports. There is no calendar view either, which is disappointing. Nevertheless, once you get used to scheduling in the Gantt chart, using a calendar can become optional. Although the Gantt is, to a certain extent, an “all-in-one” report, this type of view is not appreciated by everyone.
Ganttic’s feature set has no bells and whistles. They focus on efficient project planning rather than a number of features. This is a wise strategy and what they do, they do great.
Navigation
It is rather easy to navigate within the application, thanks to the tabs on the left-hand side. The information section for task, project and other information at the bottom can be resized at your convenience or hidden. Settings are easy to find and configure, and item creation is easy to achieve. We have not struggled with anything with regards to navigation.
Free… For Real
Ganttic offers a real free package, which is not a trial. For up to 5 users and 10 resources, Ganttic can be used for free, forever. No strings attached. For more than 5 users and/or 10 resources , pricing is on a per-seat basis, with a special offer for 100+ users.
The Bottom Line
If your organization needs to schedule resources, projects, tasks and processes in real-time, in a flash, and improve your team’s efficiency collaboration-wise in the end, Ganttic is a product you should consider. Furthermore, if you like Gantt charts, Ganttic will serve you well in this regard, as the Gantt is actually the heart of the product. If you live by the Gantt, then Ganttic is for you!