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Tech Tuesday: Project management tools

Effective project management is crucial to achieving business success, irrespective of the organisation’s size.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can significantly benefit from utilising project management tools to streamline project planning, organisation, and execution. 

These tools enable SMEs to remain focused, attain project objectives, and facilitate seamless team collaboration, progress tracking, and communication. With several project management tools in the market, each offering unique features and pricing structures, SMEs can select the most suitable tool based on their budget, project complexity, and team size. 

To aid SMEs in making informed decisions, we have compiled a list of popular project management tools, outlining their features and pricing.


BrightHR is an award-winning HR software and support services provider. It’s an easy-to-use app that comes outfitted with a range of features that make it easier than ever for SMEs to organise their workflows.

The smart roster software allows managers to create new rosters, duplicate shifts, notify staff of shift changes and manage rosters on the go, all in record time.

With BrightHR, project and people management have become more integrated, straightforward. It offers modern businesses the flexibility they need to digitalise their processes and keep their staff engaged. 

Pricing: Businesses can trial smart roster software for free with

BrightHR Lite for an unlimited time. For the complete suite of work management software tools, BrightHR software pricing starts from AUD $11 a month.


monday.com is an open work operating system (OS) that empowers organisations with the tools and processes they need to manage every aspect of their work. The monday.com low code – no code platform allows teams to focus on executing tasks, projects, and processes efficiently and achieve shared goals at scale.

Using customisable templates and boards, businesses can track, collaborate and visualise tasks seamlessly, ensuring fellow team members and stakeholders are aligned during every touchpoint of a project. With this flexible software, businesses can build their own workflows, streamline processes across departments, reduce repetitive tasks and free up valuable time for more impactful work.

Pricing: Monday.com offers a free trial for 14 days, and their pricing starts at $8/user/month for the Basic version, which includes basic features like unlimited boards and items, and 5 GB of storage. They also offer a Standard version for $10/user/month


For construction projects, Oracle Aconex enables project managers to connect their organisations, teams, and activities to drive collaboration. Project teams are able to easily share information to ensure everyone is on the same page, which can go a long way toward avoiding delays and costly rework. 

Organisations can preserve their margins with accurate project controls and efficient change management by streamlining workflows with configurable process management. 

Solutions such as Aconex can be used to help eliminate barriers to collaboration. Connecting teams and processes across the entire project lifecycle captures a complete project record in one platform. These solutions are backed by an unalterable audit trail that minimises disputes and helps organisations keep capital works projects on track for successful delivery and completion.

Pricing: Upon consultation.

Bentley ProjectWise

Bentley ProjectWise is an all-in-one project management solution that guarantees cloud-based management of project data, design reviews, contractual documents, and analytics. It boasts first-class integration with design applications that unites teams and information in a single solution, making it easy for businesses to streamline engineering deliverables efficiently.

With its software as a service (SaaS) collaboration features, teams can improve collaboration efforts to expedite project completion, deliver quality designs faster, within budget, and to specification. This solution is designed to help users access information efficiently, providing secure access to real-time project documents stored in a centralised, cloud-based repository, accelerating the design review and feedback process. 

Pricing: Upon consultation.


Trello is a visual collaboration tool that uses boards, lists, and cards to help teams organise and manage their projects. Each board represents a project, and within each board, you can create lists of tasks, ideas, or anything else that needs to be tracked. You can then add cards to each list, which can include information like due dates, descriptions, attachments, and more. Trello also offers integrations with other tools like Slack, Google Drive, and Dropbox, making it easy to collaborate with your team and keep all your project information in one place.

Pricing: Trello offers a free version that includes basic features like unlimited boards, lists, and cards. They also offer a Business Class version for $9.99/user/month


Asana is a cloud-based project management tool that allows teams to create and assign tasks, set due dates, and track progress on projects. You can organise your tasks into projects, and within each project, you can create sections to organise your tasks further. Asana also offers features like calendars, timelines, and dashboards to help you keep track of your work, and it integrates with other tools like Google Drive, Dropbox, and Slack.

Pricing: Asana offers a free version that includes basic features like unlimited tasks, projects, and dashboards. They also offer a Premium version for $10.99/user/month


Basecamp is an all-in-one project management tool that offers features like to-do lists, schedules, team chat, and file storage. You can create projects within Basecamp and invite your team to collaborate on them. Each project includes tools like to-do lists, message boards, and schedules, and you can also share files and documents with your team. Basecamp also offers a mobile app for iOS and Android, making it easy to manage your projects on the go.

Pricing: Basecamp offers a flat-rate pricing model of $99/month for unlimited users and projects. This includes all features like to-do lists, schedules, team chat, and file storage. They also offer a 30-day free trial for new users.


Wrike is a cloud-based project management tool that offers features like task management, collaboration, time tracking, and reporting. You can create tasks within Wrike, assign them to team members, and track progress on each task. Wrike also offers features like calendars, Gantt charts, and dashboards to help you stay on top of your work, and it integrates with other tools like Google Drive, Dropbox, and Salesforce.

Pricing: Wrike offers a free version that includes basic features like task management and collaboration. They also offer a Professional version for $9.80/user/month


Smartsheet is a collaborative work management tool that allows teams to manage their projects, tasks, and workflows. You can create sheets within Smartsheet, which can include things like task lists, calendars, and project plans. You can also assign tasks to team members, track progress, and set deadlines. Smartsheet also offers features like automation, reporting, and integrations with other tools like Salesforce and Jira.

Pricing: Smartsheet offers a free trial for 30 days, and their pricing starts at $14/user/month for the Individual version, which includes basic features like sheets and forms.

Zebra Technologies

Work Force Connect PTT Push-To-Talk Pro creates a communication capability between disparate enterprise devices, instantly broadcasting messages between different departments. Its easy implementation, with businesses only needing to plug it into existing infrastructure to start using it immediately, makes it a cost-effective way to connect workers and facilitate collaboration. 

Going one step further, PTT Pro is a feature-rich solution that empowers frontline workers to use mobile devices to broadcast time-sensitive messages to up to an entire team at the push of a button, getting faster, more efficient, and secure communications via a trusted solution, rather than relying on personal devices.  

Pricing: Upon consultation.

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Yajush Gupta

Yajush Gupta

Yajush is a journalist at Dynamic Business. He previously worked with Reuters as a business correspondent and holds a postgrad degree in print journalism.

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