The world of business is fast paced, hectic one where change is a common occurrence. Project management, employee scheduling and personal organizer software suites can be incredibly powerful tools in ensuring that you get maximum productivity from yourself and your employees. The problem is that there is hundreds of different software suites out there and there are reviews available on just about all of them. So what should you be looking for in employee scheduler software reviews? Best personal organizer reviews? A project management software review?
For all three types of software, you are looking for something that will be easy to use, with a clear graphics use interface that does not require a degree to operate. The application should be stable (no hanging, crashing or freezing), not take up all of your computers processing power and be affordable. Does it provide clear, legible printouts? Does the software “talk to” or work with you current operating systems and other programs such as Microsoft office? These are general questions that you should get the answers anyway.
Of course, there are some specifics for each type of software. For an employee scheduler review, see if the software can handle multiple shifts (at least 6, ideally 8) including split and swing shifts. Is it possible to duplicate schedules repeatedly? Can the software balance the hours worked by part time against full time employees? If it got a “yes” answer for every question, it sounds like a winner.
Personal organizers are a dime a dozen. The best personal organizer reviews will highlight which programs function as a notepad, a planner, organizer, reminder, and agenda and above all do two things well: Goal setting and task management. If the application does these two things well, you will be able to reduce stress as things become more organized as you list what needs doing each day, allowing you to manage your time effectively. Only you can judge if particular organizer software works, as it should for you.
Projects are what keep your business, in business. The best project management software has to be able to help you with task management by letting you assign and reassign task as required, monitor the progress towards project goals, establish feedback loops and monitor deadlines and progress (Gantt Charts and reporting functions), allow you to allocate resources as necessary
These are hundreds of versions of each tool floating around out there. Use the reviews to find the best of each to help streamline your business operations.