5 Tips for Choosing a Project Management Software for Your Fashion Business

Your fashion business can’t thrive if employees and teams struggle to collaborate. It will also fail if management can’t easily stay up-to-date on the status of various assignments and projects.

5 Ways to Choose the Right Project Management Software for Your Business

Choosing the right project management software for your fashion business is essential. However, when you first begin researching your options, you’ll quickly learn there are many to consider. 

The following tips will help you choose the project management software best-suited to your needs and business. Keep them in mind when sorting through your options.

Test It Out (With Multiple Users)

Ease-of-use is a critical factor to consider when choosing a project management software. Naturally, you may want the opportunity to test various options before choosing one.

Just keep in mind that you’re not the only person likely to be using the project management software you choose. What seems like a fairly intuitive tool to you might not be as easy for others to grasp.

To the best of your ability, try to involve several managers when testing a project management software. This is an instance when it’s definitely easier to make the right decision if you have input from more than one or two people.

Prioritize Security

Investigate and ask about security features when researching project management software options. It’s very important to use software that will allow easy file-sharing and collaboration without the risk of hacks or cyberattacks.

If someone were to hack into your project management system and access confidential client documents, your business’ relationship with clients could be permanently damaged. Additionally, a secure project management software is key to compliance with such regulations as HIPAA and FedRAMP.

Look for Integrations

Your employees will theoretically be using your project management software to share and collaborate on a wide variety of files and file types. You want to ensure the project management software you choose allows your employees to continue generating files and documents via the apps that allow them to be most productive. Thus, you need a project management software that integrates with a fairly large number of popular apps, such as Office 365 and the G Suite.

Emphasize Automation

The specific ways in which you and your teams use project management software may not be the same as the way another business uses it. Most quality project management softwares offer a range of features, not all of which every user will necessarily need to take advantage of on a regular basis.

That said, you may use project management software to help you complete certain tasks every single day. The right product could give you the option to automate those tasks. This will save you a lot of time in the long run, allowing you to optimize your productivity.

Consider Aesthetics

True, functionality is the primary reason to choose a project management software. However, it certainly doesn’t hurt if the interface looks professional and attractive.

Studies have shown that people tend to be more productive when they’re dressed professionally. The visual qualities of a workplace can also impact productivity, motivation, and engagement.

Quite simply, research tells us that a professional appearance results in a professional and engaged workforce. Consider this when choosing a project management software for your fashion business.

Yes, deciding which product to use can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. These tips will help you select a project management software that helps your business run efficiently and smoothly.

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About the Author

Silvia Kabaivanova

As the founder of Be Global Fashion Network and several other fashion websites, Silvia has been working for more than 20 years covering fashion industry trends and news. With a passion for the fashion business, she focuses on sustainable fashion and innovations, custom fashion and print on demand services. Silvia is a Chairman of Bulgarian Fashion Association. You can reach her at silvia@bgfashion.net

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