Launching Zoho Projects 7—more speed, a complete UI makeover, and new features to help businesses deal with disruptions in their work.
First launched in 2006, Zoho Projects has evolved from a simple online project management tool to a comprehensive solution. As we step into our 15th year, we’re excited to introduce our latest version, Zoho Projects 7. We’ve redesigned Zoho Projects to encourage a consistent user experience, with easy navigation and features to help you overcome the chaos in your project management process.
Let’s take a look at the 7 hurdles that are eliminated in Zoho Projects 7.
1) Eliminating clutter in the UI – Looks that matter
Zoho Projects 7 comes with a colorful, refreshing UI that supports multiple themes, including an eye-catching dark mode. In addition to refreshed aesthetics, the new single-page layout of this version ensures single-click navigation to all the modules. This considerably declutters your experience and ensures easy adoption for any business, big or small.
We wanted to give Projects 7 a big dollop of color. And there are even more features to get excited about: themes with solid and light variations, images, and art. That’s right, we’re now providing both image and art-based themes that can be applied to your portal!
2) Eliminating bottlenecks and delays – Tracking transitions
Are you tired of dealing with constant delays and trying to figure out where there’s a lag? Say hello to the status timeline! Now you can get a pipeline view of how long a task takes to progress through its various stages. Identify bottlenecks with ease and take corrective measures to bring your project back on track.
3) Eliminating inconsistent views – To perfect the work-life balance
We’ve made the Resource Utilization chart’s UI uniform for all the date ranges, be it a day, week, or month. Switching between these views is also easy now. The horizontal bars indicate how free or occupied you are by showing red (over-allocated) or green (under-allocated) colors for each unit of the selected date range. We’ve included a Calendar option so that you can select custom date ranges to view these reports. Projects 7 also has a new Heatmap view for easily visualizing disconnected schedules.
4) Eliminating imperfect results – Find exactly what you’re looking for
Projects 7 is equipped with Advanced Filters in all our modules. Not only can you filter using predefined and custom fields, but there are also more ways to compare as well. If you prefer taking the direct approach, you can find what you’re looking for quickly by using our improved Search option that supports a full-text search for the entire product.
5) Eliminating siloed reports – A quick pulse of all your work
Global Home now supports two types of dashboards: Personal and Portfolio. The Personal dashboard has widgets that tell you all about your work items from upcoming to overdue issues, tasks, milestones, and events. The Portfolio dashboard, on the other hand, is a compact overview of all the work that’s been happening across projects. This dashboard has widgets that address the project level timeline, status, ownership, budget health, and clients.
6) Eliminating communication gaps – To enable socially distant conversations
Powerful collaboration features are a mandatory inclusion for any work management tool. Zoho Projects 7 takes it up a notch with its new Discuss module. This module displays all your chatrooms, and also has a Meeting tab for scheduling and viewing your meetings. This is included with our integration with Zoho Cliq and Zoho Meeting. You can also integrate with Zoho People to ‘Check-In’ and ‘Check-Out’ right from within your Projects portal!
7) Eliminating disorganized documents – Integration with Zoho WorkDrive
Collaborating with various teams is also done through information sharing. The current documents module in Zoho Projects is vastly enhanced in our latest version. By integrating with Zoho WorkDrive, users can create and organize team folders. The ability to view relevant information is also achieved by assigning various access privileges. (This integration is available for all new sign-ups. We’re currently working on the migration for existing portals.)
The much-awaited Gantt chart feature will also be available shortly in our mobile app! From custom views in Kanban to keyboard shortcuts, we have several other updates big and small. Rather than us listing them all out here, why don’t you try it yourself and let us know what you think? 🙂
Follow this space for more info on what’s new in Zoho Projects 7. We hope these features will truly simplify your work and help you succeed in all your projects.
NOTE: Our current version, Zoho Projects 6 will reach its EOL (End-of-Life) by March 31, 2021. Please migrate to our latest version—Zoho Projects 7—as soon as possible to acclimate to the new update.
Here’s to many happy projects!