AI for Project Management
2021. Forecast nabs $19M for its AI-based approach to project management and resource planning
Forecast, a platform that uses AI to help with project management and resource planning has raised $19 million. Put simply, it uses artificial intelligence to both “read” and integrate data from different enterprise applications in order to build a bigger picture of the project and potential outcomes. Currently the Forecast platform has some 26 integrations of popular tools used for projects to produce its insights and intelligence, including Salesforce, Gitlab, Google Calendar, and, as it happens, Asana. But given how fragmented the market is, and the signals one might gain from any number of other resources and apps, I suspect that this list will grow as and when its customers need more supported, or Forecast works out what can be gleaned from different places to paint an even more accurate picture.
2020. Wrike launches new AI tools to keep your projects on track
Project management service Wrike today announced a major update to its platform at its user conference that includes a lot of new AI smarts for keeping individual projects on track and on time, as well as new solutions for marketers and project management offices in large corporations. Wrike can now predict potential delays and alert project and team leaders when it sees events that signal potential issues. AI based Task prioritization helps you figure out what you should focus on right now to help a project move forward. Another new feature that falls into this category is support for optical character recognition to allow you to scan printed and handwritten notes from your phones and attach them to tasks (iOS only). Also there are voice commands (through Siri on iOS) and Gmail-like smart replies (in English for iOS and Android).
2019. Forecast raises $5.5M for its AI-powered project management software
Forecast, a Denmark-based startup that has developed “AI-powered” project management software, has raised $5.5 million in new funding. Forecast has raised $10 million in total funding to date. Forecast describes itself as an AI-powered project management solution that automates manual project management tasks, and brings extra visibility and predictive capabilities to project management. The idea is to help increase collaboration across teams with a better workflow and to improve planning. Forecast pulls data from disparate systems (Trello, Slack, Gdrive, Githum, Salesforce...) and synthesizes it into something human-readable with powerful AI
2019. Zoho brings Zia AI assistant to its project management app
Zia (Zoho's AI-based chatbot) from now can streamline activities in Zoho Projects. Zia has a conversational interface where you can get immediate responses to your questions on tasks, issues, and events modules in Zoho Projects. Zia can also suggest or recommend actions based on your project related activities. For example, when you’re on a tight schedule and you want to know your upcoming events, you can simply chat with Zia and request “Zia, list my upcoming events”. Zia will instantaneously list all your upcoming events. Moreover, you can ask Zia about any task or issue details such as your active tasks, status of a task, due date of a task, unassigned tasks, overdue tasks, user details, tasks in a task list, and similar issue details.