In a recent forum post, customers discussed how they use Highrise as a Project Management tool.
If you don’t have any need for time tracking or client extranet, then Highrise works great as a project management tool. I’ve signed up with the Highrise “plus” account that has unlimited number of cases. Cases are thought of as “Projects”.
Everything is in one place...instead of going back and forth from Basecamp to Highrise.
You can assign tasks to people, enter notes. Need a Writeboard...no worries, just enter the writeboard URL into the notes section.
I’m using Cases for simple project management too, and am getting more and more at ease with it. It may be that they weren’t intended that way (hence some gripes) but HR are just going to have to go with the flow.
Being able to create a case from within a Company is very neat, which allows a sequence like:
- Get incoming order
- Go to relevant company
- Paste order as note
- Attach to case >> Create new case >> Cut/paste order number
- Order fulfillment can then be managed as a Case with tasks, notes, emails, people etc attached as required.
Highrise cases can be used for simple project management.
I signed up for basecamp and while I really like all the functionality I don’t need most of it. I’m a one-man show and my projects are pretty simple...So what I’m trying out now is using highrise as my contacts/leads/new business system and once I have a client create a page and calendar for them in backpack. I can use the backpack page for the task lists that I need and it gives me a calendar option.
Do you use a 37signals product in an interesting or noteworthy way? Let us know.