Project management apps seem like a dime a dozen these days, which is why it’s important for new systems to find a way to stand out from the crowd. SmartQ does just that. The visually-focused project management and workflow application is the perfect solution for teams and small businesses that frequently use whiteboards, markers, and Post-It notes to plan and manage their most important projects.
SmartQ breaks down the online workplace into a series of columns with individual “tickets” that can be assigned to team members. Get started with the app by visiting your company’s virtual board. From the “Board View” page – similar to a dashboard – you can see all the tasks that have been submitted, assigned, started, completed, and approved. Individual tasks are referred to as tickets in smartQ, and each ticket can be tagged, starred, commented on, and filtered in a number of ways. As work on a particular ticket progresses, the ticket moves across the page until it reaches the “Approved” column on the right hand side. The comments that teammates leave on tickets can be marked as public or private, which helps cut down on unnecessary emails between staff members. All completed tickets are archived, so you don’t have to worry about losing important conversations and notes after a ticket has reached completion.
Almost every aspect of smartQ is customizable. Column sizes can be adjusted and user roles can be defined in a way that prevents anyone except project managers and upper level executives from moving tickets from one column to the next. And as with most of the best project management applications, smartQ is cloud-based. The information, notes, and files that are saved on a board can be accessed from any computer, anywhere in the world.
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