Fiona Frost | Business Development Manager at claireLOGIC
Microsoft Planner is a task management tool which is already included with all Office 365 Business and Enterprise subscriptions.
There are many paid applications on the market for task management including Asana and Trello but Microsoft’s offering is well integrated into Office 365, an application suite which many organisations use today.
claireLOGIC takes a closer look of the Microsoft Planner features:
All this within 365, which you probably already use… and pay for!
Buckets are the place where you can group together your tasks. When creating a task for a particular project you can save that into the relevant project bucket. This method helps you to organise tasks into phases, types, departments and more – allowing you and your team to manage projects effectively.
Once you’ve created a bucket, you can drag tasks into the bucket to start getting organised – it looks like Pinterest and behaves like HubSpot. It’s very slick and very easy to use.
Microsoft Planner offer a plethora of ways to organise your tasks and make them easier to find, monitor and delegate.
Projects, tasks and buckets can all be colour-coded, tagged with keywords and tagged by user – so you and your team can easily see what’s next on the list, track deadlines and get it done…
The dashboard area gives you lots of options for reporting on your projects and tasks. Customisable widgets, graphs and breakdowns will keep you abreast of the latest updates and outputs from your projects and the teams involved within them.
Additionally, like Microsoft Planner, as an Office 365 user, you also have access to MS Power BI. BI is a very sophisticated way to gather information form multiple datasets and report in real-time, and in one location. It seamlessly links to Microsoft Planner, making accurate, real-time reporting easier than ever. Check it out.