Copper Project is ideal for budget-tight solo businesses all the way up to giant corporations that do not want to spend tens of thousands of dollars to get high-end project management tools.
Features and Prices
There are four levels of online services available to choose from and two types of licenses you can purchase if you want Copper's project management application to run on your own servers.
All packages come with:
Unlimited projects - a huge plus for companies that have multiple clients and internal projects.
Unlimited client tracking (but plans determine how many users you can have).
Budget tracking including your cost vs. what you charge clients, billable and nonbillable hours.
System generated invoicing and cost estimates using your own customized forms.
Gantt chart views and timelines (which are also movable.)
Great storage - the cheapest plan ($29 per month at the time of this review) allows for 5 users, unlimited projects, and 5 GB of storage. The Corporate plan allows for 50 users, unlimited projects and 50 GB of storage (there are other plans in between.)
Email and share comments through projects or groups.
Prices start at $29 per month, with packages for $49, $99, and $199 per month. The $199 per month plan is ideal for large businesses as it allows for unlimited users, unlimited storage, and priority support.
Free 30-day trial period.
Competitively priced and affordable for small businesses.
Low-priced plans come with more storage than competitors offer for comparable prices.
Good tutorials and FAQs.
- Huge plus - the ability to enter historical data and backdate items as done (you cannot do that with BaseCamp.) This allows you to enter past project and client information with accurate dates so you can have complete information.
Moderately priced plans come with email support.
Fully customizable look (most project management services allow you to add your logo, Cooper Project allows you to change the header, add invoice templates, change tags, and more.
User interface is simple and intuitive and clients will have an easy time viewing data at a glance without having to learn the system.