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What Is Gantter? Overview of Gantter For Google Drive, GSuite and Cloud

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What Is Gantter for Google Drive, GSuite and Cloud?

Gantter is a Gantt chart based CPM project management tool in the Google Chrome web store. This online PM software offers a first-of-its-kind AI Recommendation Engine and complete Google integration, designed to give Google users the most natural Google Drive Editor-like experience for their online project management. It is easily compared to software like MS Project, along with all the advantages of being cloud-based.

Gantter, owned by Smartapp.com, was launched in 2010 and now has 3+ million users across the globe. Headquartered in Rhode Island (USA) Gantter hubs are also located in Bangalore (India) and Dubai (UAE). While the software was initially created to meet the standard planning and scheduling needs of project managers, it has evolved into a comprehensive management tool that some of today’s leading companies use for advanced planning, pull planning, data visualization and reporting, risk management, baselining, and more.

Who is Gantter For?

Gantter is ideal for any individual project manager, while it’s advanced collaboration features like real-time multi-party editing and Google Hangout integration are perfect for teams.

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What Challenges Does Gantter Solve?

Below, you’ll find a brief list of common use cases to help you understand how to use Gantter and the types of problems it is designed to solve.

Starting A Project Plan From Scratch

Gantter offers every user a full library of project templates, contributed by users across the world, across industries and across specializations. You can browse through templates of projects like yours and choose one to get started with.

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Uncovering Every Possible Risk And Resource For Your Project

Gantter’s “Suggest & Assist” feature allows you to use its mountain of project data to your advantage. A first-of-its-kind community-powered AI Recommendation Engine instantly suggests tasks, risks and resources for your project as you type!

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Gantter Features Overview

Below, you’ll find a list of Gantter’s main features. We’ve also got a video tour of the key features here!

1. Open, Edit And Save MS Project Files

Gantter can read and write MS Project (.mpp) files and acts as a free MS Project file viewer even after your Gantter trial is over!

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2. Built-in Analytics

With built-in analytics and reporting, you can receive real-time information and analysis on costs, risks and resources. The “Visualization” feature houses an array of reports that the system builds for you based on your project data, like Project Overview Report, Task Completion Status Report, Progress Tracking Report, Resource Allocation Report, Resource Leveling Report, and Budget cost vs. Baseline cost.

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3. Superior Team Collaboration with Google-integration

Communicating, connecting and collaborating are a universal challenge for every project. Which is why Gantter’s complete Google integration brings its users all the advantages of collaboration with Hangout integration, Calendar integration, Google comments, and real-time multi-party editing.

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4. Interactive Gantt Chart

Gantt charts offer a complete visual project overview at a glance. And with this tool’s interactive Gantt charts, hovering on any bar in the chart will give you complete information on the task, duration, start date and finish date. What makes it even easier (and more fun) to use is the ability to drag the bar backwards or forward, which automatically adjusts the time allocated to that task and resource.

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5. Instant AI Recommendation Engine

Gantter has the first-of-its-kind AI Recommendation Engine called “Suggest & Assist”. This instantly suggests tasks, risks and resources for your project based on data from other projects like yours.

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6. Project Templates

With hundreds of community-contributed project templates, this planning tool ensures that you never have to start a project plan from scratch! You can browse templates by industry or specialization, and choose one to use as a base for your own project.

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Some other cool features include task tracking, hierarchical task linking, cost tracking, workload tracking, resource auto-levelling, risk tracking and management, baselining, auto-generated work breakdown structure, custom columns and color themes, and a host of other powerful features that are easy to use.

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Integrations

Gantter offers complete integration with Google where you can enjoy single sign-on, bi-directional task syncing with your Google Calendar, and storing files on Google Drive and Team Drive. The built-in “Visualization” feature is integrated and powered by Tableau. It also integrates with Smartapp.com for planning and scheduling infrastructure projects.

Gantter Pricing

Gantter costs $5/user/month, which is one of the lowest prices in the market for such a fully-featured product. They also offer a free 30-day trial with full feature availability. You can check out Gantter’s website here.

Susan Kuruvilla

Susan Kuruvilla

I am the Marketing Director at Smartapp.com and Gantter - both headquartered in Rhode Island, USA. I graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 2017 with a Master’s in Business Administration. Prior to JWU, I received my undergraduate degree in Economics from St. Xavier’s College in India, and have over five years of experience in advertising.

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