HOW DOES ACHIEVEIT COMPARE TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT?
AchieveIt and project management tools are built for different purposes. Project management tools are designed to measure activity, tactics and lower-level tasks. AchieveIt is purpose-built to measure execution and results of a plan as a whole.
Project management tools are helpful for allowing team members to organize assignments and tasks, but they often live in a vacuum. AchieveIt shows leaders how projects align to larger initiatives, and how those initiatives support the larger strategic plan. Our Execution Insight Platform provides visibility into the execution of a plan, to show whether it’s on-track, off-track or at-risk. It allows leaders to hold people accountable for the performance of their team, business unit or region.
AchieveIt vs. PM Tools
|Best for a single team|
|Designed for expert-level users|
|Granular project data|
|Big picture insight across your organization|
|Alignment between projects, resources and the strategic plan|
|Context for making better decisions|
|Visual overview of how initiatives are progressing|
|Streamlined system for providing progress updates|
|Tool purpose-built to drive strategy execution|
The Benefits of Using AchieveIt
Big Picture Visibility
AchieveIt gives you the visibility to see how strategic initiatives impact the broader, overall goals of your organization. AchieveIt delivers the high-level overview (what’s on-track, off-track, at-risk – and why) in an easily digestible format – perfect for senior leadership!
AchieveIt gives you the ability to marry the quantitative information with the qualitative. This provides context for the numbers, so can make better decisions, faster.
PM tools can often leave leaders wondering if they’re being strategic, or just busy. AchieveIt was designed to provide insights into results, across business units, departments and geographic regions. It’s designed to hold people accountable for the results they generate.
Custom dashboards allow you to interact with the data at hand in multiple ways. All the information is synchronized across the different views, and updated in real-time, so you never have to worry about timing mismatches.
With AchieveIt – you don’t need to log-in to provide your updates, metrics and commentary. AchieveIt users receive a single email that allows them to directly update every item they’re responsible for, across plans.
Ease of Use
PM tools tend to be very power-user centric. They typically require an advanced user to operate them effectively. Training with AchieveIt takes about an hour, and contributors predominantly interact with our system via email.
We have been searching for an online solution to our strategic planning development and monitoring, and AchieveIt provided a user friendly, flexible and cost efficient method for us to do so.
President & CEO
I really enjoy the flexibility of the software. We were able to build to our own specifications. We could sort in ways that would be the most meaningful to us… [no more] trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.
Program Director for Performance Improvement within UW Transplant Program
Without question, implementing AchieveIt for our college has enhanced our documenting, reporting and accountability efforts tremendously.
Dean of Planning, Research & Development
I've gotten probably 20-30 emails from across the organization saying, "Hey, can you tell me about AchieveIt? What does it do? Can it apply to the scope of my work processes?"