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Wedding Planning softwareWe are happy to share the news of next software product, an online wedding planning software. This is offered in Software as a Service model. You can simply sign up and start using the software – no hassles of downloading, installing and updating.

This software allows you to manage all the logistics aspect of a wedding or an event including the 1000s of tasks, guest lists, invitations, SMS, emails, gifts and menu. It also allows you to track the arrivals and departures of outstation guests as well as their hotel and car arrangements.

These information are generally maintained with Excel sheets which get very clumsy soon and it becomes a nightmare to update and keep all sections in sync. You also need to have the updates done by a single person to avoid complete mess up. The online team based software eliminates all these issues.

Experience the convenience! Check out a FREE demo of the wedding and event planning software.

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Why does not A1Tasks does not have a provision for projects?

Quite a few new users ask us “Why don’t you have a facility to specify a project in A1Tasks?”. Here is my take on this:

In our experience we have seen that there are several tasks one has to do (or assign to a team member) which are generic in nature and do not relate to a specific project like buying stationary. Similarly several activities relate to multiple projects like creating a documentation template that will be used in 2 projects.

To make A1Tasks much more flexible, we introduced the concept of tags in place of projects. A1Tasks allows you to specify multiple tags for every task. So you can avoid giving any tag if there is no need and also you can give any number of tags if the task relates to multiple projects.

I can understand that this is not a common thing and you will feel a bit odd initially when assigning a new task to someone. However once you start using the tags, I assure you that you will fall in love with the flexibility this brings.

At any time, if you want to see all tasks associated with a project, you can just click on the corresponding tag name and your view will change to only show the tasks with that tag.

Check it out in the demo here and enjoy the liberty!

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increase productivity with task management softwareWhether you are a solicitor, a counselor or the owner of a huge corporate law firm, you will still need to manage your team and tasks well. Your clients trust you with important judicial matters. Can you afford to fail in delivering what you promised?

Task delegation software can put an end to many of your daily troubles. Keep reading to know how:

Read more on How Advocates Can Boost Team Productivity With Efficient Task Delegation…

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how startups can use a1tasksEver tried to roll a huge stone uphill?

Running a startup is quite similar, many entrepreneurs would agree. You never know when the stone might roll over you, slide to the bottom of the hill and simply return to the start point.

It is not a one man task. It is always a team task. And the team has to roll the stone together. Right support and right push by the right member can ensure that you reach your hilltop.

But how to keep everything in order? Here are a few simple ways:

Read more on How Startups Can Benefit From A1tasks…

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task delegation software for event managersAs an event manager, you know what it takes to pull off great events. Months of incessant planning. A truckload of Excel files, spreadsheets and diary notes. Not to mention, a deluge of emails and phone calls. And chats on the latest fad – WhatsApp!

But aren’t you frustrated with information getting all over the place? Isn’t managing events with Excels and emails an uphill task, only to be won with your grit?

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Don’t lose hope. Shift to a new and more efficient method today. Here’s how task delegation software like A1tasks can help you become an ‘event manager of exceptional finesse’:

Read more on The New Way of Managing Events…

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task delegation software for public speakersBeing a public speaker is fun isn’t it? Like a dream come true. Huge auditoriums, large fan following and signatures turning into autographs! You get to see new places and meet new people almost every week. To an onlooker, it may look like the perfect life.

But the inside story is always different. You are always on the go. And you live out of your suitcase. This seemingly romantic lifestyle comes with a long list of to-dos. Blog posts, emails, presentation deadlines and event scheduling to name a few.

You may not be able to delegate creativity. But you can definitely change the way in which you delegate tasks to your team. An efficient system where everyone on board knows their duties and carries them out in time, can give a boost to your productivity.

Read more on Why Public Speakers Need a Task Delegation Software…

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“Alex has not been coming to office for 7 days, what to do about his tasks?”

Switch user dropdownYou might have heard this in your office several times. When you use a task manager and a certain user does not turn up for several days, tasks assigned to him remain pending and some of these may be really vital or time-bound.

Now, a new feature in A1tasks task manager and delegation software allows the admin to switch user and operate as a particular user, checking his assigned tasks and reassigning to someone else or updating the same.

If you have privacy concerns with this, do not panic. This feature can be turned on and off through a setting in the config file.

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When communication between individuals of a team slows down, performance automatically deteriorates. It is very important to find a solution to continue the work. Since project management software does not possess intelligence of its own, it cannot be expected to solve all problems. Software is simply a set of commands and can be remodeled for a prior agreed solution process.

In order to reach a solution, following steps can be taken:

Read more on Why Project Management Software Will NOT Solve All Your Problems…

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There are several project management software available in the market, differing widely in features and cost.  The proper software will help you in getting more productive and let you complete more work easily and quickly. A wrong choice will become a constant irritant and an impediment rather than a convenience.

The following checklist will help you choose the one best suited for your needs.

Read more on Things to look for when buying project management software…

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Lots of people think project management software is a waste of money and they can easily manage their projects with Excel or simple paperwork. However the ground reality is different. Let’s understand how we can save lots of money and efforts by using a good project management software…

Efficiency in executing different projects is the key to a company’s profits. One has to utilize and manage time in a very judicious manner. Hiring new people and getting them up to speed in the company’s work is an expensive affair.

When we have all the details of a project recorded in a good software, the new employee gets to understand the current status of the project quite easily. The specification files are readily available and the discussions on clarification of the key concepts are right there. The deadline, the work done so far and other such things give a clear picture of the progress and therefore the new assignee can start working on the pending activities much quicker. This saves lots of time for the worker as well as the manager.

The software itself educates the employee on how the company is dealing with the project, how it plans to go about it and the various kind of tasks that go in for completion of the project. It guides employees who are not expert planners on how to prioritize their work and what pattern they should follow. The completed projects can also act as a good reference for the future maintenance work or upgrade activity because the discussion logs and the files can be checked at one place.

Mistakes related to the project can cause the company loss of clients, profit and reputation. Mistakes already made have to be corrected by employees thus causing a loss of time which could have been utilized to develop other projects. The project management software helps prevent such mistakes and saves the company from suffering loss of goodwill and money. Similarly the completed projects can be discussed and inferences drawn for future process improvement, in post completion meetings.

On the whole the project management software draw out a lot more from employees and easily creates a very high Return on Investment (ROI) for the company.

Check out A1tasks, our powerful yet easy to adapt and implement, task management software.

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