Hephaistos

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Hephaistos is a project management tool designed for small and medium sized companies. It is client / server application, where the client is based on the Java Swing user interface.

It is a powerful application focused on the team work. You can plan your tasks and each project member can see changes. You can add your activity (work done) to any task and everyone can see how the project is viable in given time and with given project members. And top management can see at any time without any project reports the state of each project.

Application has clear and easy-to-use user interface, with very simple installation. It links together two different worlds: one is the project planning, second is the monitoring of the work done on the project.

One of the main advantages is organization of the projects and tasks. This application offers not just a simple list of the tasks, as you can know it from other products. The tasks are organized in the tree hierarchy with the dependencies between. This keeps relations between tasks and you can orient yourself in the projects easier.

The good news is the unbeatable price for small teams: it is free! You can download and try this product without any registration. Small team (maximum 8 users) can use Hephaistos without any fee. If you have more than 8 members in your project team or company, you need to purchase the license. But it is also efficient: our starter-pack for 20 users is priced at 1990.- EUR only. Each next user costs 20.- EUR. And this includes maintenance for the first year.

Hephaistos Features:
1. Client / Server architecture - Hephaistos is not a WEB based application. We choosed client / server architecture for this product, because we want one control center and we plan to give to our application client some more functionalities in the future. The client is the Java Swing based application with built-in autoupdate functionality.
2. Security and access rights - Each user have to login to the application. The access is password protected. The user can have assigned different roles and they restrict or enable access to some functionalities of Hephaistos.
3. Project and task planning - Application supports the planning with the absolute start - finish dates or relative with constraints and dependencies. It is your choice what style you use.
4. Tasks tree - The tasks of the project display in a tree. Hephaistos uses a conception of the summary tasks, so you can organize your tasks in a tree with virtualy unlimited depth. And you can also change this hierarchy by moving the nodes of the tree.
5. Gantt chart - Gantt chart extends the abilities of the task tree. It appends a timeline and dependencies chart presentation for each task. Gantt chart is editable in the same way as the task tree.
6. Task dependencies - Task dependencies are an essential part of a project management software. In most projects, certain tasks cannot begin unless another one is completed. This can be tricky to manage when the project is complex and contains several tasks that depend on the successful completion of other ones. Hephaistos supports task dependencies to make your planning easier.
7. Activities recording and time tracking - Each project member can append to any task of the project record about the work done by he or she. This activity record impacts amount of work on the task, its summary tasks, project and also serves as an input for automatic recalculating of the user's timesheets.
8. My workspace - All tasks you solve or manage you can find in one place - in My Workspace. So you always exactly know what you have to do or what do your subordinate employees. In My workspace you can find also your timesheets and activities.

Requirements:
* Java
Limitations:
* Allows up to 8 users

The license of this software is Free Trial Software, the price is EUR1990.00, you can free download and get a free trial.

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