24SevenOffice is a project manager that helps users work through each stage of a project. Users can begin by planning their project and organizing the undertaking into tasks, sub tasks and dependencies. The user can also assign resources and share task information with those working on the project. Detailed explanations can be added to each task. Plans can also be viewed in Gantt charts. The user can create project templates and use them when starting new projects. Document sharing tools are built in so users can upload documents and organize them into accessible folders. Teams can collaborate online using 24SevenOffice. There are no external participant limits and users can hold discussions and post message to a project wall.
24SevenOffice was founded by Kjell Richard and Nicolai Pedersen. The application was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in June of 2007. 24SevenOffice acquired Propartner in May of 2010. The application hasn’t been discussed in many places, but where it is mentioned the comments are positive. Users appreciate the convenience of a centralized project management tool that is easy to use and packed with effective features.
24SevenOffice includes many of the features that users can find through other project management applications. The service offers a modern interface and functional tools that can help users work on projects from the planning phase forward. The application is currently lacking time management tools, but notes that additional functionality is planned for future updates. Google Doc integration is another nice bonus that some users can really appreciate.
24SevenOffice has a practical feel to it that works for some but might be too bland for others. The interface is neatly organized and includes very simple visual elements, such as basic grey menus and simple columns similar to a spreadsheet. The user interface serves its purpose but does so with no fanfare or eye candy to entice the user. A few hints of color and sleek design elements would go far to enhance the current appearance.
A new user can create a 24SevenOffice account by clicking the white “Sign Up” button along the right side of the homepage. A simple, single-field form on the next page asks the user for their email address. The user must also check the terms agreement box below the email field. After submitting the form, the user is advised that they must check their inbox for a personal activation link before signing in for the first time.
24SevenOffice offers users one free and one paid subscription option. The Free Ride account costs nothing and includes up to two free projects and 2 GBs of storage space. All new users are automatically given a free account. The Easy Ride account costs $25 per month and includes up to 25 projects per user as well as 5 GB of storage space. All basic features are included with each subscription.
24SevenOffice is a helpful tool for users who work on projects regularly. The application is economical and offers a number of features that let users organize projects into tasks and keep team members informed. 24SevenOffice gives users more features than basic project managers, but still notes that future updates will introduce even more functionality. Users who frequently utilize Google Docs will really appreciate the integration capability.