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Why Use Ganttic for Your Resource Management?

31 Dec
OK, so you’ve figured out that resource management is important.  But why is Ganttic’s software the right solution for your resource management responsibilities? Because when you work with Ganttic, you:

1.  Can take advantage of the “big picture”

Thanks to Ganttic’s layout, every resource and task is right on your computer screen.  As a result, you’ll never have to worry about any “surprises” or wonder how each department is doing.  Everything is right there, for every user to see.

Ganttic isn’t just for current projects, though.  You can use it to look ahead to employee schedules and future obligations so that you never wind up double-booking anyone or anything.

2.  Can make changes easily

If you can use a mouse, you can rearrange schedules or entire projects on Ganttic.  Whatever changes you need to make are as easy as dragging and dropping!  You don’t have to be an IT professional.  You don’t have to spend time training your staff how to use it.  You simply have to use the software and get to work!

And, since all of the changes you make on Ganttic will show up in every user account, you don’t have to worry about letting people know about most changes.  As soon as they log onto their account, they’ll know all about them instantly!

3.  Can make sure all of your expenses are covered

When it comes time to add up pay rates for everyone, Ganttic is just as effective as Microsoft Excel – only it doesn’t come with all of the confusing formulas and commands.  That way, you can make sure all of your employees are getting paid the way they’re supposed to, including all of the proper overtime rates.

4.  Can customize everything

Want to see all of your tasks laid out according to project?  No problem.  Or, you can look at all of your tasks according to the resources they’re using.

Want to color code certain projects and deadlines?  It’s easy to do.

Or, you can even set up a special tracking code so that you can figure out just how efficiently you’re working – or how many resources you’re using at a certain time.  That way, it’s easy to figure out where you can streamline things and improve your work time.

Simply put, no matter what you want to do with Ganttic, it’s as simple as making a few mouse clicks!

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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.

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.com-Resource Management Software

30 Sep

By Co-Editor, RB from Greatstartups.com:
A new businesses can be born and prosper despite the lack of an original idea or a “Eureka!” moment. One of the ways this is accomplished by entrepreneurs is the situation where you believe you can do better with a product or service than what is already being offered in the market.
When it comes to project management software the leader of the pack is Microsoft Project. MP is designed to assist project managers in developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking projects, managing budgets and analyzing workloads.
Microsoft Project was the company’s third Windows-based application, and within a couple of years of its introduction it became the dominant PC-based project management software.
An entrepreneur in Estonia believes his software is better for consumers than MP, and his startup Ganttic.com aims to prove it. Launched in July, Ganttic.com presumably gets its name from Henry Gantt, the developer of the Gantt chart.
Ganttic.com is an online project management software package (like MP) for scheduling resources and projects. The online scheduling software provides user-friendly graphical interface and interactive Gantt charts for real time collaboration.
Rainer Kivimaa, the founder of Ganttic believes his software is different from other project management software packages, because his software is cheaper and easier to use.
His team has been developing and selling specialized software for the timber industry since 2002. Woodware systems, its timber industry software was founded in April 2005. In early 2008 a beta version of YUTITI – a web based resource planning tool was launched. It was accepted by many companies as their only planning tool.
In July 2010 we felt they finished beta testing and launched its web-based resource planner under the name Ganttic. You can sign up for free and up to 5 users and 10 resources are free. Only after the 6th user and/or 11th resource do the begin charging. The rates are very reasonable. So check it out at www.ganttic.com

Why should we deal with planning?

29 Sep gantt chart

Resource scheduling? This is for huge manufacturing companies only. Well, no. Actually resource scheduling is part of most businesses everyday life.

Tough economic situation around us makes us observe our costs harder every day. Resources used in companies are actual drivers for costs and revenues. Workers waiting for materials, double booked delivery truck, just in the very moment occupied meeting room – You’ll see this kind of problems in nearly every company. These problems are accepted as part of everyday life and most company directors never pay full attention to them.

HOW?

Please follow these advices and amazing results are just around the corner:

  • make list from resources used in your company
  • mark + or – after every resource indicating if it is important one. There’s no need to plan all resources. Do not make Your plan too complicated in beginning. You can always add resources to Yor plan when You feel the need for it.
  • Mark after every resource the name of the employee responsible for it.
  • decide wether it is worth to plan capacities, costs, efficiency, deadlines, material use or only time. It depends of your businesses specifics.
  • choose a tool (paper, spreadsheet, special planning software) and enter your resources into it
  • make sure that all responsible persons are trained and have access to your planning system
  • get planning 🙂