Managing a project is a hard task. It involves so many meetings, deadlines, progress tracking, employee management, and many more. To run a project smoothly we need robust project management software which keeps all the tasks in one place.
There are plenty of work management software available to set up your project. What makes work management software best? Is it depend on the tools or visually appealing nature to understand the management better? Yes, in fact, good work management platform needs to have both qualities.
Monday.com is a cloud-based work management software. It is one of the best popular work management software which gives a hassle-free centralized workspace and helps to achieve goals.
The monday.com supports a wide variety of work management tasks such as:
- Sales Pipeline
- Tracking Payments
- Content Production
- Project Management
- Sales & customers
- Software Development
- Office operations
- Real Estate
- Venture Capital
Each category has various sub-categories to manage them accurately. For example, Marketing template has sub-templates such as Social media schedule, campaign tracking, projects overview, A/B Tests, and Banner & LP requests. So, the owner of the company is able to manage everything from A to Z tasks involved in a project.
To start using monday.com you need to create an account in the service. The signup process is pretty simple with email and instructions are given in every step during the account creation process. The signup screen also requires you to specify a password that you will use for logging into your account. Once you create an account, you need to verify your email to start using the service.
The setup tour involves a wide variety of options to start with. It asks how many employees you have, which tools are most useful to you, and import options from other work management tools such as Trello, Asana, Wrike, Excel, Basecamp, and pipe drive.
Once you finish all the steps now you are ready to start your first project. Here, you will have a detailed visual tour to help you in the setup. You can start your first project with a suitable template. For example, if your project belongs to the content writing, monday.com offers a best suitable template which contains all the needy tools to manage writes on a centralized dashboard. You can add as many as templates you want and you can choose from a 70+ template style.
Before start using a template, you can preview them whether they suitable to you or not. Each template has pre-created layouts which give a clear idea to manage the tasks. Once you select a template now it is the time to tweak as per your requirements. I’m using a Blogging planning template to manage my team for work assignments. Check the template in the image below.
In this board, you will see a list of features like;
- Blog posts
- Publish date
As we have seen, the program is offering plenty of options to manage the project. You can tweak your project as per your requirements and there is a lot of scope to show the creativity in crafting the dashboard.
Each column is intuitive and becomes more interactive when your add team people in the project. The progress bar is the killer feature to track the status of a task in the dashboard.
After setting up everything on the Dashboard, you can see the activity stream of the participants work progress, tasks, calendar, priority, timeline and many more.
While creating a new task, it shows options to add its title, specify the name of the person to be assigned for the task, priority of the task, set a deadline, add a detailed task description, and etc.
The interface of the monday.com is visually appealing and catches attention. On the left side panel, it has boards, new boards setup option, Dashboards, and a small sidebar beside the panel shows the options like Members invite option, search bar, help, and user profile.
Your profile option will have all the necessary settings like your personal information, password, email, notification options and etc. The search bar option helpful to find team members, tags, and every keyword which is placed on your project dashboard.
The help option is for you to get instant help from monday.com team, and you can also view support tickets from this option.
As we discussed earlier, monday.com can be integrated with various popular services. The service supports Slack, Google Drive, Trello, Asana, Google Calendar, Jira, Dropbox, and Excel.
The service follows a board style management which is visually appealing and you can check who is working on a task. The visual appearance makes a difference in noticing which work is pending and who is handling a particular task. Each member can put the status of their task with words like Working, Done, etc.
The customer support is also pretty fast and it solves any query within minutes with the help option available in the dashboard. Also, the company has a vast library of knowledge base with detailed getting started guides, Faq, and video tutorials. The company regularly conduct webinars about new features, basic walk through’s and CRM feature guides.
According to the stats, there are more than 350,000 people working in 201 different types of industries are using monday.com in more than 76 countries. The service is available in app format for both the Android and iOS platforms. The app interface resembles a similar style available on the web platform.
There are 4 plans available for different kind and level of businesses. The basic plan costs $25 per month, Standard costs $39, Pro comes for $59 and the Enterprise plan is a custom plan with the price on quote. Both the Standard, Pro, and Enterprise plans include API access to integrate their own apps with the platform.
It is always easy to use a feature-rich app even for tough work management. The program offers many useful features while maintaining a good level of help guides to understand the usability. Monday.com is a service which makes work management a breeze. Overall, monday.com is worthy to try work management platform even for SMB’s with 2 employees. It’s easy to use features, visually rich dashboard and work flawlessly on the web platform.