Planning Force – Project Management Software Review

In two previous posts (Part 1 & Part 2), I’ve reviewed ten project management applications suitable for any kind of company or manager who needs a professional tool to keep track of his projects.

Recently, I have discovered a new application that seems to do the job quite well and I would like to add it to the mix.

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Planning Force

You can use Planning Force to create projects, tasks, assign resources, set skill requirements, create Gantt charts, track goals and much more. The welcome screen lets you access quickly existing projects, import existing projects from Microsoft Project, organize your projects starting from a template or create one from scratch.

Standout features

  • Adding realistic risks and coefficients of productivity
  • Multi-project management
  • View capacity curves
  • LiveChat support

Resources Management

Planning Force can help you create the ideal team for your project using the resources management function. You have the possibility to assign skill level, efficiency, availability and differentiated costs. Leave descriptions and track your team members evolution. The tabs provide a brief of all resources in a easy to comprehend list and capacity curves through diagrams.

Project Management

This software is capable of creating a project simulation, compare Gantt charts from different simulations, so you can choose the best solution. It allowes you to keep track of your project status, input progress status as the project moves further and track resources assignments.

For the overview features, Planning Force has an easy-to-follow Dashboard, so you can compare your progress with the initial plan.

Ease of use

Planning Force is very easy to use, with a user-friendly interface. Even if you aren’t familiar with project management applications, you will have no issues in handling it effectively. Simply by browsing through tabs you’ll be able to learn to use it quickly, it is very well structured.

It also provides a LiveChat support feature, so if you have any questions, an employee will gladly provide solutions.


Planning Force is a really easy to use project management tool and will handle projects quickly and efficiently. The briefs make the project easy to comprehend, along with the ability to adjust task as you go along with the project.

It’s a great tool for both starting and professional project managers.


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12 Comments Planning Force – Project Management Software Review

  1. Siku Jul 12, 2010 at 09:28

    Thanks for sharing. Very useful review.

  2. ranggaw0636 Jul 13, 2010 at 18:17

    Thanks for the review of this software

  3. GTA 5 Jul 15, 2010 at 09:02

    Great post, thanks for this article!

  4. cna training Jul 15, 2010 at 23:28

    Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

  5. Kojeje Jul 17, 2010 at 17:14

    Thanks for reviewing this software :)

  6. cna training Jul 18, 2010 at 11:26

    Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!

  7. david Dec 2, 2010 at 20:32

    great articles (i also saw parts 1 and 2)

    i didn’t see many open source project management tools so i suggest one for a future review cycle :-)

    Projelead is a web based tool, very simple to use and the standard version is open source (and free)

    Thanks again for your contribution

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