What is Web based project management software? - Definition from WhatIs.com


Web based project management software

Part of the Software applications glossary:

Web based project management software is the collection of programs, processes and information that is used to manage various phases of a project and that is accessible on the Internet. Project management entails processes such as scheduling, calculating a critical path, building timelines, creating task lists, managing resources, controlling documents and providing audit trails. Each of these processes can be controlled and sometimes automated through project management software solutions.

Web based solutions are coded in a browser supported language such as HTML, ASP or PHP so they can be accessed by clients through a web browser. One main software version is installed and maintained on a server so that more than one client can access this version.

One disadvantage to using Web-based software is that the program is usually slower to respond than a typical desktop or client application; Web-based applications are limited by the speed of one's Internet connection, while client applications operate as quickly as the client's processor speed. (If you can think of a better way to phrase this, by all means go ahead.) In addition, most information in Web-based applications is not accessible when a user is offline.


ConstructionSoftwareReview.com features a list of more than 40 web based project management software vendors.

ConstructionSoftwareReview.com also offers numerous project management software reviews.

This was last updated in May 2008
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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