Focus on the solution—we'll handle the problems

While you seek solutions for your client, we'll help solve any issues you face along the way. From maintaining clear communication lines with stakeholders to controlling scope creep, Zoho Projects gives you a comprehensive solution for all your project management needs.

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Common challenges faced by consultants

 
When scope creep lurks

Controlling scope creep in a project is a difficult task. For consultants, it can be almost impossible when the scope of your consulting projects and the scope of your own work don't align. Additionally, the nature of your work changes depending on whether you're hired for consultation or full implementation.

 
What's the value of your time?

More often than not, the work of a consultant is treated like perfunctory advice. When defining your work is difficult, estimating your efforts and invoicing to clients for time spent gets even trickier.

 
The scarcity scare

Working with a different set of resources on varying levels of buy-in for each client is something every consultant has to deal with. Coming up with an effective solution for an organization is impossible if all the members aren't involved in the process. Implementing new ideas works best when the methods use all available resources and the people adapting these ideas are engagined in the process.

 
Complex, yet ineffective

More than analyzing and finding the right solution, a major hurdle in a consultant's job is effective communication with everyone involved. Despite repeated emails, calls, or meetings, it seems someone is always left out of the loop. Streamlining your communication with all parties involved is vital.

Why should consultants use Zoho Projects?

  • Managing scope
  • Communicating effectively
  • Easy invoicing
  • Time tracking
  • Stay in the know
  • Managing resources
Managing scope

Manage the scope of the work you undertake by clearly defining what the end goal is. Split this goal into milestones, task lists, tasks, and sub-tasks so you can always keep track of what needs to be done and when to involve your clients.

Communicating effectively

Project management software for consultants should bring all your clients and stakeholders onto a single platform to streamline your communication with them. Discuss roadblocks, ideas, and solutions in real-time to avoid any confusion.

Easy invoicing

Track your work hours and bill your clients easily. Invoicing can be done based on a fixed cost, based on the hours spent on a particular task or issue, or based on the hours you spent on the whole project.

Time tracking

Record the time you spend on a task with effortless automatic timers in our project management tool. You can also manually log your hours. Set up an approval process for timesheet entries and add your clients to the project if needed.

Stay in the know

Sometimes, your work means you're always on the go and keeping track of your tasks can be difficult. Not to worry: we have a mobile application to facilitate tracking your tasks any time, anywhere. You can even sync your Google Calender or iCal with Zoho Projects to keep track of what needs to be done every day.

Managing resources

If implementation is part of your work, resource management becomes crucial to your success. Add all the relevant people to your project to guide them through every step of this process. Manage who needs to do what, how much, and when, using our project management software.

  • Managing scope

    Managing scope

    Manage the scope of the work you undertake by clearly defining what the end goal is. Split this goal into milestones, task lists, tasks, and sub-tasks so you can always keep track of what needs to be done and when to involve your clients.

  • Communicating effectively

    Communicating effectively

    Project management software for consultants should bring all your clients and stakeholders onto a single platform to streamline your communication with them. Discuss roadblocks, ideas, and solutions in real-time to avoid any confusion.

  • Easy invoicing

    Easy invoicing

    Track your work hours and bill your clients easily. Invoicing can be done based on a fixed cost, based on the hours spent on a particular task or issue, or based on the hours you spent on the whole project.

  • Time tracking

    Time tracking

    Record the time you spend on a task with effortless automatic timers in our project management tool. You can also manually log your hours. Set up an approval process for timesheet entries and add your clients to the project if needed.

  • Stay in the know

    Stay in the know

    Sometimes, your work means you're always on the go and keeping track of your tasks can be difficult. Not to worry: we have a mobile application to facilitate tracking your tasks any time, anywhere. You can even sync your Google Calender or iCal with Zoho Projects to keep track of what needs to be done every day.

  • Managing resources

    Managing resources

    If implementation is part of your work, resource management becomes crucial to your success. Add all the relevant people to your project to guide them through every step of this process. Manage who needs to do what, how much, and when, using our project management software.

Tasks - Kanban
Feed
Forums
Timers
Invoices
Resource Allocation
Calendar

See how Zoho Projects helps you consult better

Manage and track all your tasks easily with different views
Instantly update your clients using the Feed
Discuss ideas and topics using the Forums module
Record every minute of work using the automatic timers
Invoice clients based on the tracked efforts
Manage workload and allocate resources based on availability
Keep track of meetings, events, and tasks with the Calendar module

Integrations

Get the added advantage of several Zoho apps and other third-party apps.

More Integrations
  • Zoho Cliq
  • Zoho Invoice
  • Zoho Meeting
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  • Office 365
  • Slack
  • Gmail

We have been utilizing Zoho Projects for over a year and couldn't be more pleased with the product. We use Zoho with our clients and they are able to quickly understand how to interact with the system. The enhancements Zoho regularly adds continue to make this THE project management tool. We don't know how we would effectively manage projects without Zoho.

David PanitchRTG-inc.com, Consulting Services

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