Which Project Management Software would you recommend to assist PMs in developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets and analyzing workloads, other than MS Projects or SharePoint?
There is a very good comparison online for all Project Management Softwares based on the following fields:
- Collaborative software
- Issue tracking system
- Project Portfolio Management
- Resource Management
- Document Management
- Web-based, and
Our host, Joel on Software, sells FogBugz which I have used for that purpose. It can track tasks, not just bugs.
First one is quite good, includes PM and simple CRM in one place. Now they are a part of SalesForce, but anyway it is worth to try Second one is pretty simple, comfy and FREE! Allows to add task in a second, have discussions, file storage, time tracking, invoicing. We love it for its simplicity!
I would recommend you Jira + Greenhopper plugging http://www.atlassian.com/software/greenhopper . You can create tasks, subtasks, estimations ...etc. Also, it has a section when you can create graphs an reports of any kind.