You can’t lose any balls when you manage a manufacturing company. The right software for managing manufacturing projects can be your safety net.
You are a project manager in the manufacturing industry and you know how a miscalculation or miscommunication can cause havoc to your business. Project management software can help you and your team stay organized, from collaboration to budgets and timelines to budgets.
What is project management software?
Project Management software automates task assignment and resource allocation. It also tracks milestones for all phases of a project. This software can take one of three approaches.
We compiled a list of the top-rated Project Management products on Capterra, based on reviews from people working in the Manufacturing industry. (Read our complete methodology below).
Overall user rating for the Manufacturing industry: 4.75 (24)
Freedcamp (Source). Projects reports screen
Notable features: Kanban board, Gantt chart view, Wiki documentation
Freedcamp was founded in 2009 and is a California-based provider of project management software. It allows you to choose between Kanban board or Gantt chart view options. There are a variety of pricing options and packages available. You can choose from a free plan that includes core task management features, but limited file size, or you can upgrade to an Enterprise plan for $16.99/month with private cloud and white labeling.
Freedcamp’s interface is intuitive and offers many useful features, according to reviewers from the manufacturing sector.
To read more detailed opinions and to see the pros and cons of Freedcamp, visit our Freedcamp Reviews page.
Overall user rating for the Manufacturing industry: 4.7 (43)
Kanban board view in MeisterTask Source
Notable features include Kanban board, searchable task archives, and recurring tasks
MeisterTask, a Vienna-based task manager app, was launched by Meister in 2015. Meister is a software development company best known for MindMeister, a mind mapping software. MeisterTask provides a free version that allows you to manage basic tasks and up to three concurrent projects. The Pro version costs $8.25 per month and adds unlimited projects, automations and integrations.
MeisterTask is easy to use for manufacturing users. It can be used to manage tasks and team communication.
To read more detailed opinions and to see the pros and cons of MeisterTask, visit our MeisterTask Reviews page.
Overall user rating for the Manufacturing industry: 4.66 (38)
The Kanban board view in Microsoft Project. Source
Notable features include dynamic scheduling, resource labeling, and automated workflows
Microsoft Project is the most widely used project management software in the world. Its roots date back to 1984, and there are a large number of Office 365 users. Microsoft Project has seen many iterations over the years and includes almost every project management feature a team could need, including automation, advanced reporting, and even advanced reporting. Microsoft offers an on-premise version for $620. The web version of Microsoft Project costs $10 per month.
Microsoft Project is ideal for manufacturing users who need to manage large projects. They also find the reporting feature useful.
To read more detailed opinions and to see the pros and cons of Microsoft Project, visit our Microsoft Project Reviews page.
Overall user rating for the Manufacturing industry: 4.81 (27)
Samepage (Source: Kanban-style board)
Notable features include: Content management, mind mapping and Kanban boards
Samepage launched in Silicon Valley in 2017 and aims to bring teams together through its feature-rich project management tool. The platform focuses on collaboration and communication, including built-in video conferencing and mind mapping. Samepage offers a free version to small teams that only need basic task management.