A Little about Techstrom Inc
Techstrom is a business coaching and solutions company. We have over 25 years of experience in business coaching, strategy development and software implementation. Partners Jeffrey Watts and Holly Hanson work with their clients to develop the right solution.
We manage many different types of projects at once from marketing planning, direct mail campaigns, software implementation, equipment purchases, and CEO training. In the past we tried to manage projects through Microsoft Project, and Projixx. Microsoft Project was too cumbersome, it took longer to build the project specs then it did to do the project. Projixx was less set-up time but lacked the multiple levels of functionality we needed. With Zoho Projects I can create templates for the different types of projects saving time and creating a workflow for our process that will assist as we add people. Having a hosted solution has also made it so we no longer need to purchase software or back-up software as it is all handled through Zoho.
We reviewed several project softwares for one of our consulting clients. As we reviewed Basecamp, Projixx, Google Business with add-ons, we could see Zoho had the superior product. The client we were reviewing this product for in particular has multiple offices nationally and internationally. With Zoho business their team members can have their version in their language. Since this decision we have turned 2 more clients on to Zoho and we will continue to recommend Zoho to our clients as an excellent hosted solution. Over all we have approximately 25 users across 3 companies with 3-10 projects at each location.
Zoho Projects Impact
Our business is about collaboration and creating systems that run smoothly. Zoho Projects facilitates the collaboration and keeps the conversations going. We look forward to using the forum function as we continue to develop our communication in Projects.Our company uses the Tasks and Milestones to create our project plans and keep our team on track. Being able to share files and upload the supporting documentation for each project has improved communication on projects tremendously and has kept our team organized. When we first looked at Zoho Projects we were thinking of it as an internal tool. We are now inviting clients and contractors to view and collaborate on projects with in the Zoho system.
We have been so impressed with Zoho Projects we have created a Zoho Business account and are continuing it for our business needs.