Our earlier project management tool suffered from many acceptance problems, so that we never had a complete and transparent picture of our project portfolio. The old tool performed no more than a documentary function: uploading data, reporting the current status, and that was it. And, of course, Clarity represents a quantum leap forward from this.
We had to do something, because a clean project management tool is indispensable for corporate management. This was the big pain point that had to be solved by implementing Clarity and that the latter tool was finally able to address.
I don’t think it’s worth the effort to even try to see if Office solutions could be used for project management. If you rely on the Clarity tool from the very beginning, you start off on a professional footing, have access to everything in one place, and can save a tremendous amount of time, effort, and frustration.
We went searching on the market with a kind of wish list and compared the various tools. In the end, there were two final candidates that came closest to satisfying our requirements, and one of them was Clarity. We already had achieved a compliance level of over 80% with the standard, and so we decided in favor of this tool.
The huge advantage of working with Clarity as a project manager is that it provides you with everything in one tool. Everything that needs to be done in the area of project management is not only manageable, but also evaluable. It ultimately makes things more tractable as well as provides incredible relief for the project manager to have everything in one place.