Track Your Data with Project Dashboards
View task updates in real time, monitor key metrics and keep everything on track with project dashboards. Our dashboard automatically depicts project data in easy-to-read, colorful charts, so you get total transparency into projects. With ProjectManager, you can spot issues before they become problems and leave your stakeholders impressed.
Get Real-Time Dashboard Tools
Our project dashboard feature provides you with real-time data and business intelligence from all your projects. Dashboard widgets let you monitor tasks, teams, costs, health and more.
- View progress and task status
- Monitor key metrics of all your projects
- Easy set up and customization
Track All Your Tasks in One View
The project dashboard updates instantly when tasks, teams and projects make progress, so you always know if you’re on track. Say goodbye to complex spreadsheets and manual reporting.
- Get instant updates on your team’s progress
- Stay on schedule and keep on target
- View team workload
View Your Team’s Workload
Our dashboard’s workload widget gives you a window into each team member’s progress, so you can easily monitor how much work they have completed according to their schedule.
- Keep track with red, green and yellow color coding
- See the amount of time your team spends on tasks
- View variance between planned and actual progress
One View for Your Entire Portfolio
With Overview Dashboards, you can group similar projects in your portfolio together to get a high-level view of them all in a single dashboard.
- Keep track of your portfolio from a single dashboard
- Quickly see which projects are ahead or behind
- Dig deeper to individual projects for more detail
Generate Detailed Reports Instantly
Our software makes it easy to create and share powerful, in-depth reports on all of your project details. Build reports in a single click and keep your stakeholders informed.
- Create reports on project status, task progress, variance and more
- Customize your reports to see only necessary details
- Export as a PDF, Excel or .csv file
Track Time and Costs with Timesheets
Our timesheet feature helps you perform excellent time and budget tracking with automatic timesheets that feed data to your dashboard. Easily keep your costs in check.
- Log hours and streamline payroll
- Control labor costs and get better estimates
- Data from timesheets feed into your dashboards
How to Use a Project Dashboard
A project dashboard is a high-level view of your project that tracks progress, costs and more. ProjectManager’s dashboard does all that in real time. Here’s a step-by-step introduction to the tool.
1. Start a Project
Start your project by importing a task list from any spreadsheet or Microsoft Project file. Or, use one of our industry-specific templates and fill in the blanks.
2. Add Project Budget
Define a budget for your new project. Enter the budget figure, and it will populate on the dashboard in the cost and health panels. Planned and actual costs will be compared to your original budget.
3. Enter Task Details
Add details to your tasks so you can better manage them with the project dashboard. Enter start and end dates, the associated costs and the assigned team members, so you can monitor progress with just a glance.
4. Execute & Update
In order for the dashboard to be current, your team has to regularly update their progress. We crunch the numbers and display them in colorful charts: you get the most current information possible to make data-driven decisions.
5. View Progress
See which tasks have been started, are overdue and are in progress. Get percent complete stats on your dashboard, so you can see just how far away you are from that next milestone.
6. Add Start & Finish Dates
Add actual start and finish dates to your tasks. We’ll compare them to your planned start and finish dates and automatically calculate any slippage. Your dashboard instantly refreshes the health, progress and time charts to keep you from missing a deadline.
7. See Actual Cost
Input the planned and actual costs of tasks on your Gantt chart, such as hourly labor rates and resource costs. They will populate on the cost graph on your dashboard. Now you can see your planned budget compared to your actual costs when executing the project.
8. Check Workload
Manage workloads on either the Gantt or workload page. On the workload page, specifically, you can see holidays, PTO and who’s over or under allocated. The dashboard will give you a quick snapshot of that information too.
9. Share Dashboard
Whenever you manage a project, it’s essential to keep your stakeholders updated. ProjectManager makes it easy to share your dashboard, giving stakeholders the transparency they want.
10. Refer Back to Dashboard
Viewing your dashboard is important throughout every phase of the project. It helps you stay on schedule and within your budget. See how tasks are progressing and adjust your plan as needed to stay on track.
Key Features of Our Project Dashboards
Get a Dashboard Overview
See the overall health of your project in one place. All five dashboard metrics are summarized here. Check the time, tasks, workload, progress and cost of your project and know instantly if you’re on schedule.
Track Project Tasks
Track all of your tasks with our color-coded chart. You can easily see which tasks are started, in progress or complete. Get a quick overview of how much work you have left.
See Where You Are in the Project
Know what percentage of your tasks are done, and which ones are holding you up. If you add summary tasks on our Gantt chart, they’ll show up here, too.
Know If You’re Ahead or Behind Schedule
See if your schedule is moving forward as planned or running behind. The time chart measures the percentage complete for your whole project, making it easy to avoid scope creep.
Monitor Your Team’s Assignments
Assigned tasks are shown as completed, remaining and overdue by color on the workload graph. The data is based on the percentage complete for each task.
Make Sure You’re On Budget
Compare your planned costs against your actual costs with the cost graph. Your budget is a baseline set against what you spend executing the project, so you’re aware of your expenditure.
Start Tracking Your Projects
ProjectManager is an award-winning software that provides transparency into every phase of a project. Our real-time dashboard uses charts to track critical metrics, such as cost, progress, slippage and more.
But that’s only a window into the work. ProjectManager has tools that manage every aspect of a project, from planning to task management, scheduling and reporting. Our software is all that you’ll need to lead a project from initiation to close. Try ProjectManager today with this free 30-day trial.