ProScheduler (DevSamurai): MARS™ App of the Month (May 2022)

May 25, 2022
Atlassian App of the Month May by DevSamurai

MARS App Profile:

App: Project Management – Resource Planning, Gantt Chart for Jira (ProScheduler)

Vendor: DevSamurai

Primary Category: Planning

Platform: Cloud, DC, Server

Active Instances: 1487

Instances Monthly Growth: 18%

Instances 2022 Growth: 70%

Competitors: BigPicture, Structure, Big, WBS-Gantt, Structure.Gantt, Tempo Planner

MARS™

One of our unique offerings at Blended Perspectives is our Marketplace Analytic Research Service (MARS) database of Atlassian Marketplace 3rd party apps.

While many Atlassian Partners make their own apps, we believed that we could bring greater value to our customers and the Atlassian Community as a whole by creating a quantitative and objective database covering every facet of the Atlassian Marketplace.

MARS contains a vast array of data from instances, reviews, and pricing, to platform, app growth, and version releases. This is all tied together at the top level through our meaningful app categorization in which, for every app with over 500 instances, we carefully assigned our own categories based on the primary functionality of each app. We do this instead of using Marketplace app categorizations which are somewhat meaningless due to vendor self-selection. This means that MARS can give us a completely unique perspective into which apps are really excelling and driving forwards in the Marketplace.

Every month we like to highlight the app that we think has stood out the most over the previous month, which in April was Project Management by DevSamurai!

ProScheduler (DevSamurai)

In the very competitive Planning space, ProScheduler by DevSamurai has managed to stand out from the crowd. Its unique, user friendly interface makes ProScheduler powerful yet easy to pick up tool and their success in this regard is clearly paying off.

Over both April 2022 and 2022 as a whole (year-to-date) DevSamurai’s ProScheduler has been the fastest growing Planning app on the Atlassian Marketplace.

Atlassian marketplace fastest growing apps

Figure 1: Fastest Growing Planning Apps (April 2022)

Atlassian marketplace fastest growing apps

Figure 2: Fastest Growing Planning Apps (2022)

The incredible growth that ProScheduler has experienced over the past year is a remarkable feat, especially given that Planning is by some distance the largest Atlassian Marketplace category.

Atlassian Marketplace largest categories

Figure 3: Largest MARS™ Categories

ProScheduler fits with a model we’re seeing both within Planning as a Category and in the Marketplace as a whole with user friendly, cost effective, and visually pleasing smaller applications doing very well and experiencing significant growth. With Jira growing at an incredible rate, many customers are looking for powerful tools that they can quickly pick up across a range of key categories and when we look at the fastest growing Planning apps over 2022 in Figure 2 we can see that this is the case.

The DevSamurai team behind ProScheduler have been especially excellent in ensuring their app is cohesive with current Marketplace trends. ProScheduler works excellently for remote/dispersed teams. Reporting across timezones is very easy, remote communication is facilitated through a neat drag-and-drop system, while with one click users can get a broad overview of exactly what is going on and where every team member is currently positioned for their workload.

Overall, ProScheduler is an incredibly comprehensive application for resource planning and project management that uses modern features and visual interfaces to make planning in Jira as efficient as possible.

Congratulations to ProScheduler and the team at DevSamurai!

Features

Integrated Gantt chart lays out different timelines and roadmaps according to your personal preferences and available resources.

 

ProScheduler’s issue grid lets users manage Jira issues in an Excel-like spreadsheet

issue grid

ProScheduler contains comprehensive resource planning features including flexible capacity and holiday calendar configuration for each resource.

planner configuration

ProScheduler lets users report on a range of metrics including interactive time reports for project, program, and portfolio management.

reporting

Tasks can be scheduled and time can be logged directly from Jira issues themselves.

Atlassian Jira Integration

Users can track and report on time logged in ProScheduler.

Time Tracking

Use Cases

PPM

ProScheduler lets users create different portfolios, or tabs, that that can be flipped between effortlessly which can be incredibly useful when users have multiple projects or timelines.

This feature of ProScheduler helps bring more order to daily project management operations and is aided further by ProScheduler’s native Gantt chart functionality.

The graphical Gantt chart display lays out different timelines and roadmaps according to your personal preferences and available resources. Users don’t have to keep scrambling for updates from outside sources as everything is displayed clearly and succinctly, ready to be updated whenever new information comes in from any perspective of the team or project.

Furthermore, as any project manager operating in today’s hybrid or remote work environment understands, the need for accurate time reporting is greater than ever. ProScheduler offers an adaptive process that works with Agile, SAFE, and hybrid environments with new features (covering project budget & cost management) aiming to further improve the reporting capabilities of ProScheduler.

Resource Planning

ProScheduler provides a clear and beautifully designed resource scheduler that lays out the different commitments for current projects.

While giving a visually pleasing top level macro viewpoint, ProScheduler also lets users get into and out of the details of each project with easily accessible deeper editing capabilities.

ProScheduler’s resource scheduler is also incredibly easy to use with features like drag and drop making the user experience that little bit more comfortable.

 

Summary

In a very competitive Planning space, ProScheduler is really making its mark. Starting more as resource planning tool, it is slowly but surely becoming a more comprehensive project management tool.

Customers are clearly loving ProScheduler with its off the chart growth rates leading the way in the Planning space.

We look forward to seeing how it develops going forward into 2022.

If you have any questions about MARS™ or any of our unique offerings then please touch with us at hello@blendedperspectives.com.

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