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Zoho Projects
Zoho Projects is an online project management software with collaboration and bug tracking that allows project teams to collaborate and get work done faster. Planning and Tracking helps you keep your project on schedule. Collaboration helps improve the communication within the team. And the Bug Tracking module allows you to track the bugs that software projects are bound to generate and fix all bugs in time.
Zoho Projects alternatives are:
Basecamp, Manymoon
Here are the latest news about Zoho Projects:

14.11.16 Zoho Projects adds staff-based billing


Project management service Zoho Projects has supported billing based on project hours since the beginning, and now it adds support of billing based on staff hours too. You can now assign a rate to each of your employees and see it reflected in your invoices. For example, for a project like the concert, where different users with varied skill levels are working on different tasks, you need to bill your client based on staff hours. You want each employee to have a different rate according to their skills and the nature of the work they’re doing, so that you’re always billing your clients appropriately.



2016 Zoho Projects adds gamification layer


Zoho is adding the gamification layer Gamescope across different products (first to Zoho Projects) to help users turn tedious work into an exciting game. Points are awarded for making progress with work such as completing tasks, closing tickets and deals, and resolving bugs. This is tracked in a scorecard. Each game happens within a time frame; think of it as a basketball game. The ones who score the maximum points when the game ends win trophies. Apart from these, you also collect badges by achieving specific targets. And the winners get to show off their badges and trophies in the scorecard or in their individual profile pages. And the winners get to show off their badges and trophies in the scorecard or in their individual profile pages.



2015 Zoho Projects gets the power of Zoho Docs


The Documents module in project management app Zoho Projects just got a big boost. You can now create rich documents, spreadsheets and presentations right here and work on them collaboratively with your team. This update powered by Zoho Docs lets you do a lot more and here are some of the benefits. All these documents can be co-created; i.e. more than one person can work on them at the same time. You can chat with all the collaborators as you go, right within the document window. Getting feedback is easy; each letter in your text documents and each cell in your spreadsheets can be commented on. An inbuilt versioning system lets you view the changes a document has gone through, and if needed revert to an older version.



2015 Zoho Projects 5 brings new faster interface and useful features


New version of the popular project management app Zoho Projects 5 provides a new UI that is faster, more appealing and with a full-screen design that makes the best use of your display. The new version also introduced Work Hours for tasks. You can now set the number of hours for a resource—independent of duration—and specify this in multiple ways (eg, work hours per day, the percentage of hours per day, or leave it at total work hours and let Projects 5 do the rest). Another new feature - SLA Automation. Zoho Projects 5 ensures contractual compliance to your customers by setting up automated escalations, based on defined criteria. Thanks to integration with accounting system Zoho Books, you can now allocate a budget for your projects, record expenses, edit them, and view expense reports—without ever leaving Projects.


2014 Zoho Projects updates its Gantt Chart



Zoho rolled out a set of new enhancements to the Gantt Chart in its project management service Zoho Projects. The Gantt view now has two charts: one (Chronology Chart) shows task bars sequentially. The second (Milestone Chart) shows milestones  and gives you the bigger picture. You can now view your milestones, the task lists they contain, and the tasks in these; all in one place. Besides now you can now set dependencies right within the Gantt Chart. Just click and hold on the predecessor task bar and drag to the dependent task bar, and your dependency is set.  You could set the period for which you viewed the chart to the current month, the previous month, the whole year or a custom period of your choice. Developers also added a new option called project span that  automatically displays the chart for the duration of the project.