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Monday.com Review: Excellent Hands-on Project Management


Overview

Project management is one of the most in-demand skills today. More and more companies are diversifying their operations across teams spread all over the globe and need to coordinate better their efforts to increase their productivity. 

Monday.com is one such application that allows teams to collaborate on projects even while working remotely. This tool enables project managers to track their projects and adhere to project timelines effortlessly. It also helps with resource planning and project budgeting.

About the company

Monday.com is an Israeli startup founded by Roy Mann, a former gaming entrepreneur, and Eran Zinman, head of RnD at  Conduit Mobile. They were on a quest to find a way to keep employees engaged in rapidly scaling companies, without losing their productivity.

In mid-2018, they raised a third round of $50 million funding, taking their total valuation at around $500 million (pre-money), nearly five times their value from a year ago.

The company has faced some mockery over their choice of name, but the founders believe that they can change the way the world looks at this particular day of the week.

Today, the firm claims to serve clients from 201 different industries and 141 different countries. They have offices in New York as well as Tel Aviv and are expanding at a formidable pace.

Features

The most distinguishable feature of Monday.com is its user-friendly interface that provides seamless access to different parties to a variety of information clearly and concisely. 

Employee onboarding is simple, and the learning curve is quite flat. Users usually get hands-on with the different tools in a short time.

The dashboard displays the progress of each task and the overall project progress. It offers widgets to visualize data better while allowing data integrations from different sources. It is also possible to make different dashboards for clients or separate teams.

There are also many project budgeting tools available like time and expense tracking, resource management, the cost to completion tracking, and many more. Users also benefit from a Gantt chart with color-coding, milestone tracking, capacity monitoring, task management, and dependency tracking features.

Monday.com also allows integrations with several other tools and platforms like Google Calendar, Google Drive, Dropbox, Pipedrive, JIRA, Trello, Zapier, and many others.

Overall, this is a feature-packed application with a wide range of tools to serve various industries and firms of all sizes.

Support and community

The company has a good knowledge base to help its clients get started. The topics range from basic operational questions to billing related inquiries. There is also a support section dedicated to its mobile app. Users can find an extensive list of articles and can navigate using a search bar.

 They also provide video tutorials on some of the most common topics. Furthermore, they also do webinars and online knowledge sharing sessions to enhance the customer experience.

Moreover, there are community forums where users interact with others and find a solution to some of their problems.

Pricing

PlanPriceFeatures





Basic



$8USDPer-user/monthTotal$39
Billed annually
Unlimited free viewers
unlimited boards over 20 column types
iOS and Android app
kanban view
embedded forms
5 GB file storage
1-week activity log1 board per dashboard to-factor authentication
Self-serve knowledge base
24/7 customer support



Standard



$10USDPer user/monthTotal$49
Billed annually
Everything in Basic plus 
50 GB file storage Unlimited
activity log 
Timeline view 
Calendar view 
Map views 
Advanced search 
Forms customization 
4 guests billed as 1 user 
250 actions/month (Integrations +   automation)
3 boards per dashboard



Pro



$16USDPer user/monthTotal$79
Billed annually
Everything in Standard plus
 Time tracking 
Chart view
 Formula column 
Custom tags 
Private boards 
2500 actions per month (Integrations +   automation)
10 boards per dashboard
Google authentication






Enterprise






Contact the company
Everything in Pro plus
 Single Sign-On (Okta, One   login, Azure AD, Custom SAML) 
Audit log 
Session management
HIPAA Compliance 99.9% uptime SLA
 Advanced account  permissions 
250,000 actions (Integrations +   automation) 25 boards per dashboard
tailored onboarding

For more than 200 users, the client needs to contact the sales team to get a price.

Pros and cons

ProsCons
Clean interfacePer user pricing makes it expensive
Gantt chartMobile app can be better
Templates save a lot of timeNeed more integrations
Great for creating pulse boards
Customizable views for pulse boards

Conclusion

Monday.com is a powerful tool, especially for small to medium-sized companies. The modern and feature-rich platform will help improve internal communication ease collaboration on a broader scale.

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