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FAQ

Can you integrate with internal operating systems?

Genius Project integrates seamlessly with ERP, CRM and other systems with Genius Connector.

 

How can you support my methodology?

Genius Project supports any project methodology. We have templates for PRINCE2, PMI, but we can configure project templates to fit your methodology.

 

Do people in the project get automatically notified when a task is assigned?

Yes, you can set up the system so that team members receive the tasks in their email or to-dos.

 

Can I view multiple projects on one Gantt chart?

Yes, Genius Project lets you create multiple-project Gantt Charts with the choice to display milestones/tasks.

 

Can your Gantt replace MS-Project?

Genius Planner is the only web Gantt chart that can compete against MS Project. In addition, we offer integration capabilities, which means you can view MS Project Gantt charts with Genius Planner.

 

Does your solution have document management capabilities?

Genius Project includes central document management to manage all documents related to the project. It includes versioning, distribution, history, access rights, etc.

 

What are your reporting capabilities?

Genius Project offers different ways to create report:

- Genius Chart, the built-in reporting tool, lets you create reports for any views on the fly.

- Excel type custom views

- Excel reporting, that allow you to to export any views to Excel.

- Ad-hoc reporting tool that allow you to create complex reports. (Only with Genius Project for Domino).

 

Does your solution have project portfolio capabilities?

Genius Project provides advanced project portfolio capabilities to provide an overview of all ongoing projects. Pre-defined, configurable dashboards are available.

 

Does your solution offer enhanced resource management capabilities?

Centralized resource management is included in Genius Project. You can define the resource, companies, rates, skills, and view the resource workload, possible conflicts.

 

I'm looking for a solution that houses all projects in a central repository. Do you have that?

Genius Project provides central repository for all projects and you can view its progress plus drill down for more details.

 

Does your solution have email & calendar integration?

Genius Project provides email and calendar integration, which means you can integrate emails as project notes and create a discussion related to a document, project, issue, etc.

 

Do you have budget management?

Genius Project provides enhanced budget management with detailed definition of project budget and also tracking.

 

What is the main difference between Genius Project and other Project Management systems?

Genius Project is the most comprehensive project and portfolio management solution on the market. One of its highlights is the solution’s flexibility with its simple set up to exactly fit your business processes and enterprise.

 

What kind of system requirements do I need for Genius Project?

For Genius Project for Web: You only need a web browser, (Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) and an internet connection. Genius Project supports both Mac and PC. For Genius Project for Domino, you need a Lotus Domino Server.

 

How can I know what space I'll use to store all my project data? (only for Genius Project On-Demand)

The size you'll actually use cannot be predicted. For instance, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel files are very light in comparison to an Adobe Photoshop document. You can always purchase additional space at any time.

 

What are the main advantages with SaaS?

The software only requires web access. One fee that includes everything and no worries about setup, maintenance, upgrades. No large up-front investment.

 

How do I cancel my service of Genius Project?

For Genius Project for Web: You need to cancel the renewal one month before the end of the contract and order a back-up read-only database, if needed. For Genius Project for Domino, the maintenance can be cancelled one month prior before the automatic renewal of the contract.

 

How can I be sure that my data is safe in Genius Project on Demand?

Genius Project is stored on one the most secure location in Switzerland and Canada. All your data is backed up on a daily basis. Backup tapes are stored in an off-site facility. Check the security section in this page.

 

Does Genius Project work with any type of e-mail?

Yes, Genius Project supports Microsoft Outlook, Google GMail, Yahoo!, Hotmail and any other mail programs.

 

Does Genius Project send a notification when a task is created?

Yes, Genius Project automatically sends an email with the link to the task to the concerned resource.

 

Can I set access rights on my projects and documents?

Yes, Genius Project allows project leaders to set up access rights on every project. All documents also have access rights: you can choose between team members, other collaborators in the company or anyone outside the company, as Genius Project can integrate resources (clients, partners) outside the organization.

 

Can I distribute any document?

Yes, Genius Project allows you to distribute any document to project team members, collaborators and resources outside the organization.

 

Can I create personalized workflow?

Yes, Genius Project allows you to create workflows to automate and simplify your processes.

 

What is automatic tracking?

Automatic tracking means that the software automatically updates data in the project (time spent on each task, budget used) to have an accurate view of all projects at anytime.

Testimonials
EPSI

When evaluating Genius Project, we found that it had a great balance between price and available functionalities.The solution is highly customizable to fit one's reality and integrates seamlessly via an open API. They display an excellent knowledge-base via a combination of their experts and web content.

Ibrahima Bah
IT Project Manager
Flomatik

The main reason for selecting Genius Project can be attributed to the first class service delivered by the Genius team confirming that we can build a long standing partnership with a trusted advisor, rather than just a transactional supplier/customer relationship. 

Another big factor in selecting Genius Project is the fact it delivers 90% of what we need today out-of-the-box and has the scalability and flexibility along with its technical team to meet our future needs.  In addition, Genius Project's user-friendly GUI is nice, clean and easy to follow with direct terminology and menu options that can adapt to our business.

Matt Harrison
Head of Programmes & Service Development