Faced with cash and accounting, client management, administration and time constraints, juggling daily operational tasks have proved to be time-consuming. Read more »
With observation, one can easily tell when a task has been assigned to the wrong resource. A wrong resource on the task is equivalent to assigning a doctor to cook in a restaurant, using a hammer to mow a lawn, or planning a party in a library. Read more »
To reschedule a task:
In Excel, you unmerge cells, change cells color, delete cell data, remove cells outline, select cells, merge cells, color cells, outline cells, enter cell data.
In Ganttic, you simply drag-and-drop, save. Read more »
We’re excited to announce the release of our new skin with improved user-interface and user-experience. Using the feedback we’ve gathered from current users, we have developed the new skin to fit your needs. Read more »
A resource planning tool revolves around resources, on contrary to a project management tool, which focuses on projects. Read more »
Resource planning is overwhelming, we get it. Read more »
Always finding yourself buried under stacks of resource data waiting to be sorted, planned and scheduled? Read on. Read more »
Ipsos MORI reported
that only a measly 24% of private sector employees and 15% of public sector employees believe that change is well-managed in their organizations. It’s time to step up the game. Read more »
We’ve made a simple checklist for you to work your way through the 14 days of your free trial. Read more »
Aren’t we all glad that spreadsheets were invented? What would work be like if producers, managers or CEOs had to plan and schedule resources on paper! Read more »
The dynamics of working with people comes naturally to some more than others.
After having our fair share of teamwork experiences, we narrowed down these observations to a list of ways to make teamwork a more enjoyable part of your day. With the right approaches, teamwork can be the ideal and better way to work. Read more »
2014 is officially so last year. With the new year comes inspiration and excitement for making new plans and resolutions. The key to better project-management is regulation and control over your team’s time and resources. Start 2015 off on the right foot by using our list below to reach your goals with ease this year. Read more »
By occupation you can be anybody in your organization, but for your organization you're also as a resource with different qualifications, track record, location, utilization capacity, etc. Managing that, can be a real challenge. Read more »
Meet the most important feature in the Ganttic 5.0: the "View". Read more »
It is with great joy and pride we'd like to inform you, that the new and long awaited version of Ganttic has arrived! Please welcome Ganttic 5.0! Read more »
Ganttic improves. Constantly! This time too! Read more »
Besides their exceptionally cool name, it's also pretty cool what they do. Read more »
If you've been following our blog, about once a month we post here articles from and about our awesome customers. Here's a new one of them! Read more »
Just this week there was a story on CNN
about a 14-year old, who came up with the idea on how the government could save millions. Read more »
As of this July, Ganttic will be the main planning
tool for NASA's mission to Mars. Read more »
Our last Weekly Business Horoscope. More exciting things on the way! Read more »
Who are our customers, what do they do, for whom is Ganttic intended? Let me shed some light on it! Read more »
The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection... Carl Jung Read more »
Spring is here! And as such, it's only suitable to give you something new to help you get more out of your planning and scheduling. Head's up! Here comes a tip for the power user! Read more »
Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality.
Steven Forrest Read more »
You know the feeling you get when you hear a really nice tune, enjoy the first sun of the spring or just feel happy? That's the way our entire office felt when we listened to this, so we just felt compelled to share... Enjoy! We did! Read more »
We often get asked, what's the cheapest plan you have to offer. Our cheapest plan costs nothing. Read more »
Keep your head cold and feet warm - this week will be nothing but boring! Read more »
Just today I stumbled upon a nice oldie, still relevant I think! It's about how being too efficient might backfire. Read more »
Who needs astrology? The wise man gets by on fortune cookies. Edward Abbey Read more »
Some time ago we offered our customers a possibility to expose themselves via our blog. Here is yet another article on one of our awesome customers. Read more »
I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.
Arthur C. Clarke Read more »
If you use Ganttic more then twice a week, you should listen up. Read more »
Valentine's day has passed and it's time to dig deeper into the work life. Read more »
Yet another week has begun. Be up to date and ahead of the game. Read more »
Kosovo, sometimes referred to as Kosovo and
Metohija, is a region in southeastern Europe and for the past week or so, I've
been in Kosovo's capital Pristina. Read more »
It's mazing what you can do when you know the future. Or at least part of it. Make sure you'll be up-to-date this week as well. Read more »
Ah yes... Yet another week has begun and what better time to present this week's business horoscope than right now. Read more »
A while ago we promised we'd start a new blog series called 'Clients of the Month', but not to sound too cliché, we modified the name a bit. Here, dear readers, is our first article! Read more »
As of this week, we'll start posting recreational Weekly Business Horoscopes right here on our blog. So either you work behind a desk, outside or on the go, if your success is important to you, you might want to keep an eye on us! Read more »
Ganttic has several awesome clients who operate in aviation, engineering, software development, architecture and even crocodile farming. Read more »
The new version is going to blow you away, but don't take my word for it. In this article I'll let you in on some details: what have we been doing, how Ganttic's going to look like and when will it go live. Read more »
Like we do in our personal lives, we also like to make New Year's resolutions within our businesses as well. Ganttic is no different. Read more »
Traditional project planning techniques have been around for a while and in many cases they still work fine. Still not all organisations having project based operations don't use them. Why? Read more »
Scheduling gives you the ability to have a bird’s eye view on your organization, which in turn - when used correctly - can help you reduce costs significantly. Read more »
Scheduling resources is an important task and mustn’t, under any circumstance, be taken lightly. Scheduling elves is just as important. Read more »
There are a few basic things you should keep in mind when building a good staff schedule. Read more »
There are several ways one can approach performance management, but the regardless of the solution chosen, one should keep in mind the goal - higher efficiency. Read more »
At one point I strongly believed the focus
of Ganttic should be focused on ‘project’ management, rather than ‘resource’
management. I was wrong. Read more »
I’m going to show you how to utilize your production lines (or any other resource) to the max by using the features already available in Ganttic. Naturally, I’m talking about the utilization feature. Read more »
If you need to schedule office staff, it’s easy if you have done it before or you have a scheduling template to guide you. Starting from scratch, however, can be a bit tricky. Read more »
As we’ve pointed out in our previous posts, planning and managing resources is common sense, but then there are several different approaches to do it. Read more »
When choosing a tool to manage your resources, it’s important to keep in mind a few things before making a final choice. Read more »
To quote Wikipedia, a milestone ‘is an event within the framework of project or resource management that receives special attention’. Yup, we all knew that, but are milestones always useful? Read more »
Are you a person who’s responsible for keeping an eye on work processes? Making sure deliveries are met on time, nothing is double booked and the organization runs like a clockwork? If so, here’s something for you. Read more »
When people talk about resources, resource management and resource allocation, they often talk about machinery, equipment and management of inanimate objects. In fact, people can be resources too. Read more »
There are literally hundreds of different versions of Gantt charts online, one fancier than the next, but when you start comparing them, the ‘wow’-effect is quick to disappear. Read more »
Planning is easy when you know what you’re doing and it does help a lot to know what the ‘bigger picture’ is. Many tools, however, do not offer this. Read more »
Drag and drop scheduling is something we, for example, take for granted as well as do so many of our clients, but as it would seem this is not as common of a feature you might think. Read more »
Timesheet templates are nothing more than slots waiting to be filled with your data. So the creation of such ‘slots’ should be a walk in the park, right? Read more »
It’s quite common to think, that everything is nowadays done online, even though there are still people who do not trust the ‘online’. If you’re one of these people, here’s something for you. Read more »
If you are an event manager you probably see yourself as more of a project manager, not a resource planner, right? Let me prove you wrong. Read more »
When planning a vacation for yourself or any of your team member and using a digital application to do so, one should take into consideration these five things in order to get things done effortlessly: accessibility, collaboration, scalability, the possibility to modify existing data and comfort. Read more »
Keeping an eye on your staff and reporting in general may be a daunting task if you don’t have the right tools to do it. Read more »
Your business not running like it should? Things get mixed up? Are these problems familiar? Maybe it’s not you, maybe it’s a scheduling problem? We’d like to give you 5 signs your business has scheduling problems. Read more »
Proper resource planning and scheduling can save your business a big amount of money and time. Starting with it does not require thousands of dollars neither weeks of complicated software implementation. Read more »
Most companies manage projects one way or another. For some it might be their main activity, for others an occasional thing. Read more »
As you might be aware, we are developing a newer version of Ganttic, but I'll come back to that some other time. For now, I'd like to talk about the changes we just made. Read more »
The difficult times that hit the business
world about five to six years ago are still upon us - don’t let anyone tell you
differently. Read more »
I always maintain that communication is Job
One for the project manager. If the PM can't learn to communicate efficiently
and effectively then he has no business serving in the PM role. Read more »
I read an article* recently and that got me
thinking about the role various resource management softwares and other tools play in modern day businesses
and the lives of its employees. Read more »
Are you familiar with the expression ‘the world
is getting smaller’? But besides getting smaller, the world’s getting faster as
well so it’s only proper to have a tool suitable for a constantly changing environment, resource management tools included. Read more »
It is common knowledge that teamwork is the
backbone of any organization and every team has to find the tools that suit
namely them. But what about resource management software? Read more »
In the following mini-series I’m going to
write about the shortcomings spreadsheets often have compared to resource management software and how it can affect your
organization. In light of this, I find it only appropriate to start off with a
topic that is the most important of them all. Read more »
For the past few weeks I’ve put down a couple of thoughts
regarding ERP’s (Enterprise Resource Planning software), resource management software, talked about what kind of alternatives we offer
and why some of them might
not be the best choices for business. In this chapter I’ll do a small summary of
the previous articles and as a cherry, I’ll tell you at the very end, why where
ERP’s usually fail miserably. Read more »
You are using an ERP and you say you’re all about
efficiency? Are you sure of that? Operating in the field of resource planning, I can tell you, quite often it's just the opposite. Read more »
I’m sure you’ve heard the
expression ‘the bigger they are, the higher they fall’? Well, I’m not going to write
about the fall of big enterprises, but I will talk about how a service provider’s
size is often related to their professional flexibility. Read more »
In the time and age, where everything is shared, you
naturally expect the same functionality from the tools you work with, especially your resource planning software. Read more »
Just last month, we wrote a piece comparing
simple resource management software and ERP’s (Enterprise Resource Planning systems).
We decided to take it one step further, so during the next five weeks, we’ll
release one ‘pro’ per week so if you’re interested, stay ‘social’. Read more »
You don’t have the luxury of counting on luck in the business world. Instead, all of your success is going to come from carefully-crafted plans. But did you know that great plans can streamline your work AND make all of your employees perform at their very best? Read more »
Most business owners consider ERP systems to be worth a lot. After all, these systems can manage all of your information and make sure that everyone in your organization has access to it! These systems are designed to make your life a whole lot easier, because they can completely streamline your work day. Read more »
Modern day project management has become virtually unimaginable without the plethora of scheduling software and time management tools we use to get things done. Methods, processes and the whole way we go about project management has come a long way since paper-based Gantt charts: nowadays we rely heavily on desktop or mobile applications and have gotten used to the flexibility they offer. But what are the specific features through which these tools and applications make project management easier, and how exactly can we adapt them to the specific needs of large, as well as small organizations? Read more »
From very first days of February Ganttic LLC is operating from new premises. Read more »
Of the three key project success determiners (budget, schedule, and customer satisfaction), the project budget can often be the most difficult one to achieve success on. Sure, it seems like it should be easy, but if something goes awry and you need extra bodies on the project to stay on track, your schedule may stay unscathed while your project budget spirals out of control due to the extra, expensive project resource charges. Read more »
Hundreds of users benefit from Ganttic's easy drag&drop task management. Now we have added a feature which makes task entry and later editing even faster. Read more »
It’s estimated that, by 2013, more than 11 million people will use their smartphones and tablets to manage their business assets remotely. Specifically, they’ll use some kind of special mobile resource management app. Here's why you should join them... Read more »
You've worked for months...maybe even a year or two or three...and you've reached that defining moment. Launch time. Or deployment, or implementation, or customer hand off or whatever you are calling it. The bottom line is, you think you're done with the project and you're ready to deliver and move on. Read more »
Nobody likes an emergency situation. Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane, tornado, fire, flood, or some other major disaster, you’ve got to be able to kick your resource management plans into high-gear. But why is resource management so crucial during these emergency periods? Read more »
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: Read more »
Managing a successful project means doing a whole lot more than coming up with a good plan and making sure the work gets done on time. Instead, if you really want to be a successful project manager, you’ve got to avoid these 3 pitfalls at all costs... Read more »
A few years ago I was consulting for an engineering firm in
the entertainment industry.
They create mechanical devices for use in movies, theme parks, broadway
shows and many shows on the Las Vegas strip that rotate globes, drop
superheroes from dizzying heights, and provide the audience with a seamless
entertainment experience never realizing the amount have high-tech engineering
and equipment that went in to putting on the spectacle they were viewing. Read more »
The end result of your project is only as good as the planning that goes into it.
That’s why any organization can benefit from these 3 resource planning tips: Read more »
Even though you don’t like to think of the worst-case scenario, you have to. After all, the way you respond to emergencies that affect your company can have long-lasting effects! Read more »
In Part 1, I identified what I considered to be 9 common mistakes that project managers and team members often make when estimating work on the projects they are leading or working on. Read more »
Unfortunately, all non-profit organizations lack two very
important things -- money and time. You
don't have the money to hire extra people, to foot the bills when things go
past the scheduled completed date, or to deal with surprises. You also don't have time to waste. After all, the more time you lose, the less
good you can do!
Read more »
Estimating isn’t an exact science, that’s for sure. And just like the football quarterback who can read defenses quickly – you either have it or you don’t. You can fake it till you make it often, but it can be painful getting there and you may lose a project or two along the way. Read more »
When you're in the business world, you hear all kinds of
fancy terms getting thrown around. However,
"resource management" isn't just something that entrepreneurial-types
say to make themselves sound smart at cocktail parties. This term actually has a big impact on how
your business functions and whether or not it succeeds.
Read more »
A potential project customer comes to your organization with an implementation need. Your account manager works through the process of documenting some requirements, working up an estimate, puts together a generic resource plan, prepares a final proposal and price and then finalizes the contract. And usually this all happens before the project manager even gets involved – unfortunately. Read more »
Resource scheduling can work with any kind of project
-- whether you're building a giant commercial retail complex or planning a small awards banquet. Read more »
The best-laid plans might not actually BE the best plans when you take them into the trenches. As your project moves along, you've got to assess your plans and make sure they don't need any tweaking. Read more »
You're probably aware of the biggest project management problems - going over budget, missing your deadline, or a finished product that falls short of expectations. But here are three less-obvious problems that can cast just as much doom and gloom on your company projects. Read more »
Some of us are visual by nature and some of us need to hear things in order to really retain information. However, in the world of project management, visual usually wins out. Charts, graphs, reports, percentages, and presentation slides abound everywhere you look and every meeting you attend. And status reporting and meetings…. Well, there are resource usage reports that highlight areas where your resources are overextended. Read more »
Visual planning software is easy to set up
on your entire
network, so all of your employees will know exactly what's going on.
More importantly, they'll be able to see that you're looking out for
them -- both in terms of time and responsibilities... Read more »
Being able to see the big picture (your resources, projects, team, etc) with the touch of a button… It doesn't get any more practical than that for your business... Read more »
Managing your employees means doing a whole lot more than just hiring people and writing them a paycheck every couple of weeks.
If you want to be an effective manager, you have to be able to motivate people. You have to have compassion. You have to understand that your employees aren't robots. They have families, hobbies, and needs that you have to think about. Read more »
"Resource planning"… It sounds so fancy. But, honestly, it's a simple concept to understand
-- and it's absolutely vital for your business. Read more »
When everyone can see exactly what's going on in any project, everyone feels like they're an important part of the project management process. And in the end, it makes for a more productive project and a more pleasant place to work! Read more »
Poor resource management takes more time and money away from your projects than you might think... Read more »
You’re cruising along with your own plate full of projects or perhaps one very visible, mission-critical project and you’ve got about as much as you can handle. Sounds familiar, right? Now picture this – your PMO director or someone in your organization’s executive management comes to you and says they need you to take over project ‘x’ next week. Why? What do you do? What did you do to deserve this!? Lots of questions probably go through your mind. Read more »
You wouldn't head out on a family vacation without some idea of where you were going, what you were going to do when you got there, and how long you were going to stay, right?
Then why would you try to run your business without answering any of those questions?! Read more »
One and half years ago, Ganttic exited the beta stage and introduced resource based pricing. Since our approach to planning and scheduling is very unique, we thought our pricing model should also be unique. Purchasing just as many resources as you needed (like buying apples from the market, etc.) seemed like a good idea, and we did get some positive feedback on our resource based pricing. Read more »
Let's make it really short: resource management
is the process of using a organizations resources in the most efficient way possible. Read more »
This is a guest post from Brad Egeland - IT/PM & Business Strategy Consultant & professional PM & Technology author (
Simple project scheduling is helping to succeed with PM and your everyday business processes. Read more »
Are you ready to make 2012 your best year yet?...
Working smarter (and more profitably) requires better planning and scheduling of the most valuable elements of your business: Resources Read more »
Just in the last days of 2011 we released a new version of Ganttic. Besides a number of bug fixes some new features were added.
Read more »
Have you been trying to replace this old paper wallchart or whiteboard in your organization? It is a hard decision as everybody's used to the old system and its shortcomings. Scheduling on paper or whiteboard is easy, but life always makes its corrections and any plan or timetable needs rescheduling. Read more »
Read more »
Why should you care and learn about it? Everyone understands importance of planning. For planning your personal stuff there are wide variety of tools available: Outlook calendar, paper calendars, bunch of web based calendar apps. All work well for personal planning.
This is a guest post from Brad Egeland - IT/PM & Business Strategy Consultant & professional PM & Technology author. Read more about him at www.bradegeland.com Read more »
Read more »
|Our main goal in Ganttic's development has been the simplicity of application. New features we implement should not clutter the graphical
interface. That is why most of our users do not even know that last
Tuesday we quietly launched a one of the most asked feature - worktime
and resource utilization calculations.|
When we created our pricing system we thought that we'll offer to our customers a perfect scheme where they can by software by parts they need. Recently we did a customer survey to find out how our users are feeling about it. And we found out that lots of them found it to be confusing. So we got it wrong and had to make some changes. Here's what we came up with.
Read more »
Most of project management software packages are made to ease our lives. Sometimes they don't. Why? Because you are using them for a wrong job.
Ganttic can be a handy alternative. Read more to find out why. Read more »
Benefits of web based applications are known for most software buyers: nothing to install and maintain, automatic upgrades, instant access from any computer etc.
Installing a web app onto your corporate servers adds more. Read more »
Ganttic is good for scheduling many kinds of resources like people, facilities, vehicles, jobs, equipment and projects. We're struggling here to find a good definition what Ganttic really is. One is sure - Ganttic is hell of a good RESOURCE CALENDAR.
Why should anyone need a resource calendar? Read more »
managing partner mr. Diogo Romão : We have been using Ganttic at Monday for project and resource planning
and we are very pleased with it! Nice interface and simple functionality gives us the ability to quickly have an overview of what’s coming, predict constraints and manage production pipeline. By using it, we have been able to make our weekly planning meetings much more effective. We can now focus mainly on double-checking projects and resources, since all the planning is made in advance and continuously. Read more »
One of the most requested feature has been possibility to choose between US and European time formats. Well, now you can. You'll find it under Settings menu. Version 3.11 brings you also improved snap.
Read more »
12 of January we launched the revamped Gantt chart area, gave the new look to taskbars and introduced new filtering and navigation options. Just week later, on 19th of January we completed second step of our user interface “total makeover”. This one changed the left sidebar and replaced several ADD buttons with just one. The main goal of those two releases were to unclutter the interface and ease the navigation. We have got just good feedback from our users about these changes. Now we are coming out with the last release in UI series.
Read more »
No business uses software just because it is cool. We all want to solve something what's bothering us. The idea of Ganttic is to solve certain problems in business management. Here's complete list. Read more »
This blog post is a short version of Brad Egeland
's article at PMTips.net. You can read the original here:
It is a good read about must-have parts of project management and gives a good overview of the process. Read more »
Tom Taulli, a writer for Forbes.com had an interview with Ganttic's CEO Indrek and wrote a positive post on F
orbes Online. Startups like Ganttic can definitely use publicity like this. Thank you, Tom! Read more »
Read more »
Keep the project management and planning tools that you are actually going to use and nothing more. Schedule only personnel, facilities or equipment, which bear most of your business expenses.
Ganttic introduces the concept of Planning-LITE; project management and scheduling software
that utilizes the main functionality that users want, keeping it simple, easy to use, and affordable.
We really hope, that you have found our new user interface easier to read and this has made your planning experience more effortless. Read more »
If you haven't tried it out yet, please log in from top-right corner of the screen. Lost password? Recover it. Remove your account if feel so.
The market for planning tools is huge. Most businesses plan operations and/or projects and schedule their resources in house, yet the choice of tools for this task is fairly limited. Ganttic has created a scheduling software
to ensure that the necessary tools are in place for businesses that want the planning to be easily done, but not overly simplistic.
To draw a parallel with
cutting the forest - while most still do it with an axe and few can afford
modern forest harvesting robots, Ganttic has just invented the chainsaw.
Read more »
We've always received or very good or very bad feedback about our planning app. Good from people who got the point how it works and bad from people who didn't.
Only conclusion we could make out of it was that intuitivity has to improve by improving our user interface. Well, we have completed the first stage for now. Results are for you to judge. Read more »
Yesterday we completed first stage of total makeover of our user interface. We've been gathering feedback from our users and most of them are happy with functionality of Ganttic but saying that Ganttic is hard to learn. Mostly because of cluttered interface. Just too many buttons and choices to make. So we worked out a plan to unclutter it.
Read more »
Today we released one of the most requested feature - stacking taskbars. Read more »
By John P Reiling
Everyone seemed to be coping up with the great change in our society, which is technology. Everything around us is connected to it - traffic lights, hidden cameras in the mall, buying items on the Net or what we called "online shopping", even iPhones! And because everything is about technology, there should be somebody who needs to take care of everything that is going on in the Internet. Read more »
We're happy to announce that Ganttic got updated and some useful features added. Read more »
It has been said that efficiency is doing the thing right and effectiveness
is doing the right thing - a strategy vital in any business. 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
Read more »
Many people who have been
trying to stay organized using either Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Project have
ended up frustrated by the seemingly Herculean proportions of the task. Microsoft Excel has an excellent
database format, but as it is not a tool designed specifically for scheduling,
using it to coordinate projects can prove awkward and unreliable.
Read more »
Our site was just in English. Now we've added Spanish, French, Russian and Estonian. German, Portuguese and more are coming soon. Read more »
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. Read more »
Most of the businesses use resource scheduling in their everyday life, but most common tools for it are still e-mails, paper wall charts, notebooks and Excel spreadsheets. Specialized tools are expensive, complicated and hard to implement. So we saw the gap in the market and created just a right product to fill this gap. Read more »
We started with pre-alpha version of our resource scheduling software early 2008. It was called Yutiti back then. After 2,5 years of developing, testing and listening to our users, we're finally out of beta. Read more »
Today we've got a review from www.greatstartups.com - a weblog strictly focused on Startups. Read more »
Yutiti has enjoyed quite a success during its beta period from 2008.
Now it has had a serious facelift and is re-branded as Ganttic.
Read more »
Online project management has just got easier!
Makeuseof.com, the site that writes about important stuff on the Internet, reviewed us. Read more »
23rd of July we released a new version of Ganttic. Some bug fixes and new features as described below: Read more »
Well, that has been our main question from the very beginning. When you create software you have to think about it. No one will use software what does everything from project planning
to file sharing. Ours has a purpose. Read more »
Hide, show only or grant full rights depending
on process. Allow just project planning or full administration rights.
Online project management Read more »
offers convenience of simultaneous users but this has to be controlled carefully to avoid problems.
Resource planning is definitely no fun. It is work and as we all know, all kind of work should be avoided. Unless it's a must. Believe me, resource and project planning is. Read more »