Free project planning tools

Best free project planning software
What makes Bitrix24 one of the best free project planning software out there? Well, here’s the free part, which is quite important, because Bitrix24 is both free and powerful. It’s one of the reasons why over 6 million organizations plan their projects with Bitrix24. But there’s another, much more important advantage Bitrix24 has over other project planning software or project planning templates. And it’s this. Bitrix24 is THE ONLY free project planning software that lets you PLAN, EXECUTE and EVALUATE project results in a single platform.

Let’s take a look specifically at project planning tools available in Bitrix24.

Typically, there are three important parts in project planning. They are all available in Bitrix24.
  1. Project timeline planning. Each project has a start date, end date and milestones in between. There are multiple ways you can do time planning in Bitrix24 – Gantt charts, project calendars, Kanban boards, etc. Some people call this ‘project roadmap’. Others – ‘project calendar’. Regardless of the name, Bitrix24 has it.
  2. Project resource and workload planning. Different projects use different resources. Most commonly, it’s money and people’s time. Bitrix24 has a number of workload planning tools you can use to determine how many hours of which employees should be devoted to your entire project or its part. Burnup charts, expense tracking and other resource management tools are at your disposal.
  3. Task assignments. As you break down project into specific tasks, you need to determine who does what and in which order. This is especially important if you have tasks that are dependent on each other.
  4. Collaborative project planning. Sure, a simple project can be planned by a single person. But complex projects need involvement of others at the planning stage, or the entire project is doomed from the beginning. Having collaboration tools (discussion stream, comments, group chat, video conferencing) means that you can quickly update project plans as necessary.
  5. Supervision and permissions. People working on your projects will have different roles. This means that supervisors will need to understand what has to be done by their subordinates, and you’ll probably restrict access to sensitive parts of your project plan (budgeting, for example).
Ready to start planning your next project with Bitrix24? Register your free Bitrix24 account today.

* Please note that the information may have changed since the publication. For current prices and features please visit Bitrix24 pricing page.

Basic features

  • Free for small businesses (12 users)
  • 5 GB online storage included
  • Unlimited users
  • Unlimited teams
  • Unlimited tasks and subtasks
  • Document management
  • Calendars and scheduling
  • Time tracking
  • API, open source code, mobile apps
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Task management for business

  • Personal tasks
  • Group tasks
  • Task templates
  • Task delegation
  • Task reports
  • Task to calendar
  • Task time tracking
  • Gantt chart
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Project management

Projects in Bitrix24 are unlimited, come with Gantt charts and employee workload planning, which lets you allocate specific number of hours and employees to a project and track time spent on it. There are different roles in Bitrix24 when it comes to projects, as you may control task set by you, assist someone or simply be an observer for a task that you neither set, nor is responsible for completing. Task counters show your project progress and if you are in danger of falling behind the deadline.

Time tracking

Don't you hate when project management vendors don't include time tracking tools into their solutions as if time doesn't matter? We certainly do. That's we've added an option to track time spent on each task, mandatory clock-in and clock-out, if necessary, flexible workday settings, daily todos, time reporting and other time management tools. Oh, and don't forget about personal, group and shared calendars that are available to you free of charge.

Project collaboration

Projects involve many people and you need collaboration tools that work for your co-workers and external users, such as clients or contactors, alike. Sometimes you need to hold online meeting or a workgroup discussion or reach someone who's available only via mobile phone. Bitrix24 does all that and more. No other project management vendor offers you as many social collaboration tools as we do. Your own private social network, employee directory, activity stream, comments, likes, tags, mentions - if you want it, we've got it.

Bitrix24 manuals are available at training.bitrix24.com. We also have a great YouTube channel that covers every aspect of Bitrix24 apps, from sales to planning to communications to document management. To download self hosted editions of Bitrix24 that can be installed on your own server and come with open source code access, please visit Bitrix24 Self Hosted page.

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