There are certain tasks that any project manager has to take care of on a regular basis and, as such, there are certain features that pretty much any project management software offers.
Take a product like Teamwork. It includes things like Tasks, Calendar, Resources, Budgets, and so on… just like Breeze.
So, what’s the difference between Teamwork and Breeze?
At first, these tools might seem quite similar and that becomes evident when we look at this table comparing the feature lists of both:
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So, if you’ve been looking for a project management tool for your business, now you know that both Teamwork and Breeze (and, let’s be honest, most other software of this kind) offer useful and relevant features.
However, that doesn’t really help you choose between them, which brings us to the next question...
There are many answers to this question and you should consider all of them before you actually invest in any tool:
Finding the right tool for you will depend on your industry, as that will determine your need (or lack thereof) of specialized elements. If you work in software development, marketing, or financial auditing, for instance, you might require certain unique features that other businesses never need.
As such, besides comparing the tools’ lists of features, it’s essential for you to understand how much customization each of them allows for.
When it comes to tools that are supposed to boost your team’s productivity, you don’t want them to be too difficult to comprehend and use. That would be a bit counterproductive.
However, when you look at a software’s elements, you don’t really get a good grasp of how intuitive or complex it is.
Gong back to Teamwork’s example, the reality is that the tool is on the complex side, as it takes some figuring out in order to set it up properly. You’d never guess that when going through their list of features, would you?
Breeze, on the other hand, prioritizes ease of use.
That’s why we made sure to build a simple tool that all businesses can use for all projects: from the most informal, Kanban-style ones to the most formal, serious project management applications.
There’s only one way of understanding how well thought a product is, how easy it is to use, and how well it helps you achieve your goals, and that’s by giving it a try. Most project management tools offer a free trial period, so you really have nothing to lose by properly testing it before making any investments.
Our tip? That you run your trial in parallel with some of your real projects and duplicate what you’re doing with your existing live or manual system. This way you can conduct a real-life test and see how the software you’re considering compares to your current processes.