48 Trending Project Management Tool Businesses [2024]

Updated: November 16th, 2023
Start A Project Management Tool

A project management tool business involves developing software that helps managers and teams organize, plan, and track projects.

Features may include task lists, Gantt charts, time tracking, resource planning, collaboration tools, reports, and more.

You can offer the software as a web or mobile application through a software-as-a-service subscription model.

Building an innovative and user-friendly project management tool has excellent business potential as organizations constantly seek solutions to improve workflow, accountability, and efficiency.

Looking for some examples of a project management tool?

Interested in case studies of a successful project management tool? Check out our full list of success stories.

1. Notion

A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It's the all-in-one workspace for you and your team

Where they're located: Fremont, California, USA
Website traffic: 79.3M/month

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2. Backlog (English)

Backlog is your all-in-one project management software for your whole team. Issue tracking, Git hosting and version control, and Wiki. Start with a free account!

Website traffic: 3.97M/month

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4. Project Management for Software Teams

The intuitive and powerful project management platform loved by software teams of all sizes. Try it free and start building better software, together.

Website traffic: 3.25M/month

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Mavenlink's project management software is redefined. Unite project management, time tracking, resource planning and more into one place. Request a free demo today.

Website traffic: 800K/month

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6. ProjectManager.com

Award winning project management software designed for teams to plan, track & collaborate online. Start managing projects today with a free 30 day trial.

Where they're located: Koeru, Estonia
Website traffic: 1.31M/month

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7. ProofHub

ProofHub is a project planning software with every tools your team needs to get work done faster, together. No per user fee. Free trial. No learning curve.

Where they're located: Walnut, CA, USA
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 50
Website traffic: 510K/month

8. Agile Project Management

Pivotal Tracker is the agile project management tool of choice for developers around the world for real-time collaboration around a shared, prioritized backlog.

Where they're located: Denver, Colorado, USA
Website traffic: 790K/month

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9. ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab is the project management software that gives you complete control over your work - all tasks, communication, team members and files.

Website traffic: 930K/month

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10. Clarizen

Website traffic: 500K/month

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11. Project Baseline

Project Baseline is the quest to collect comprehensive health data and use it as a map and compass, pointing the way to disease prevention.

Where they're located: Fremont, California, USA
Website traffic: 560K/month

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12. Avaza

All-in-one software for professional teams. Seamless project management, time tracking & financials for a more efficient & profitable business.

Where they're located: Irving, Texas, USA
Website traffic: 280K/month

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13. LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner is a smarter project management software that uses intelligent scheduling technology to help teams do their best work. Check out our project planning tool on our site today.

Website traffic: 260K/month

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14. SmartTask

SmartTask is the best online collaboration tool to manage your team's progress. Simple yet Powerful enough to handle all business operations. Track tasks, projects, customer interactions and stay connected with team's progress

How much they make: $48K/year
Where they're located: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 8
Website traffic: 100K/month

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I Bootstrapped My $48K/Year Project Management Software [From India]

SmartTask is a project management tool that has received $300K in seed funding this year and it currently has 40,000+ active users, serving prominent brands such as Amul, Adecco, Ecolab, and ABB, among others, aiming to make people 3x more productive.

About
Shyamal started SmartTask over 7 years ago
Revenue
Shyamal grew the business to $4K/month
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15. Float

Rated the #1 Resource Management Software on G2. Trusted by 3,000+ of the world's top teams to plan their projects and schedule their team's time. Free 30 day trial.

Website traffic: 560K/month

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16. Schoolnet | Large-Scale Assessment

Where they're located: Laredo, Texas, USA
Website traffic: 1.65M/month

17. AceProject

AceProject is a free collaboration-oriented project management software with impressive features, such as collaboration, time tracking & expense tracking.

Website traffic: 90K/month

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18. Workzone

Website traffic: 230K/month

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19. GanttPRO

✅ Sign up for free and create Gantt charts in GanttPRO online Gantt chart software. Plan, create, and manage tasks and schedules in minutes. Quick registration.

Website traffic: 240K/month

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20. Social Impact Measurement & Management Platform

Where they're located: Fremont, California, USA

21. Ora

With kanban, time tracking, reports and team chat - ora.pm is your team’s command center!

How much they make: $252K/year
Where they're located: Sofia, Bulgaria
How much did it cost to start: $50K
Current team size: 5
Website traffic: 180K/month

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How Developing An Internal Solution Led To Building A $21K/Month Project Management System

Ora PM is a project management system that generates an average monthly revenue of $21k, and is designed for use by individuals as well as companies with big projects.

About
Nikolay started Ora almost 9 years ago
Revenue
Nikolay grew the business to $21K/month
Costs
It cost Nikolay $50000 to start the business
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22. Agiled

Stop wasting time switching between different apps to manage your business. Start using Agiled to manage your business in one place. CRM, Invoicing,

How much they make: $120K/year
Where they're located: Abbottabad, Pakistan
How much did it cost to start: $10K
Current team size: 15

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I Bootstrapped A $120K/Year Business Management SaaS From Pakistan

Agiled is a bootstrapped business management software company founded by Asad Ali that has generated $10k/month serving over 5,000 companies, with a goal of reaching $100k MRR by the end of next year.

About
Asad started Agiled about 5 years ago
Revenue
Asad grew the business to $10K/month
Costs
It cost Asad $10000 to start the business
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23. Projector PSA

Professional Services Automation (PSA) software from Projector PSA helps services firms track time and expenses, manage projects and schedule resources.

Website traffic: 130K/month

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24. Taiga Agile

Taiga is an easy and intuitive yet powerful project management tool for multi-functional agile teams

Website traffic: 160K/month

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25. Project Management Docs

Free PM templates developed by PMP certified Project Managers, each organized according to PMBOK process group. Download today!

Website traffic: 110K/month

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26. Celoxis

The all-in-one solution to manage your projects, resources, workflows, and more. Get great features, dynamic dashboards and superb reporting.

Website traffic: 90K/month

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27. Standuply

Standuply is the Digital Scrum Master and #1 standup bot for Slack. It runs asynchronous daily stand-up meetings, tracks team performance and automate other agile proceses.

How much they make:

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28. Flowlu

All-In-One Online Collaboration Tool for All Industries — Project and Task Management, Finance and Invoicing Software, Cloud-Based CRM

Where they're located: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Current team size: 10

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29. GanttProject

Free desktop project scheduling and management app with Gantt chart for Windows, Linux and macOS

How much they make: $36K/year
Where they're located: Prague, Czechia
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 0

I Grew My Open-Source Software Side Project To $3K/Month [$0 Spent On Ads]

GanttProject, a popular free open-source project scheduling application, generated $3000-5000 monthly through the pay-what-you-want model, despite not spending a single dollar on paid traffic, and has now grown to over 2-3k monthly active users.

About
Dmitry started GanttProject over 11 years ago
Revenue
Dmitry grew the business to $3K/month
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30. GreenRope

The world's first and only Complete CRM providing powerful and easy to use marketing automation, email marketing, and social media integration. Inquire today with us!

How much they make: $1.92M/year
Where they're located: Gig Harbor, WA, USA
Current team size: 15

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On Starting A $160K/Month CRM & Automations Company After A US Air Force Career

GreenRope, a self-funded CRM and marketing automation platform with over 1,000 customers in 20 countries, was built organically and focused on creating a positive, customer-centric culture without outside investment, with an all-in-one interface solving challenges in managing sales, marketing, customer service, and operations.

About
Lars started GreenRope almost 16 years ago
Revenue
Lars grew the business to $160K/month
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31. DivvyHQ

Simplify your content strategy, planning, workflow, and reporting with the easiest-to-use content marketing platform available. Start a free trial today!

Where they're located: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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32. Xray

The #1 Manual & Automated Testing App for Jira. Plan, Execute and Track your Quality Assurance with Requirements Traceability.

Where they're located: Koeru, Estonia

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33. workbreakdownstructure.com

Learn about Work Breakdown Structure and How to Make WBS Chart. Free templates.

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34. Open Source Project Management Software-Scrum Tool

Project management tool for agile teams and supports both waterfall and agile. Sprint planning✓ Bug tracking✓ Roadmap✓ Gantt Chart✓ Burndown Chart✓ Kanban✓ Self Hosted and SaaS✓ CI Management✓ Feedback Management✓

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35. Proggio

The project management software that empowers project managers to succeed. Proggio is the industry's #1 rated solution. Create a free account today!

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36. COR

AI-powered Management Software for Advertising Agencies. Gain visibility, track time automatically and make smart decisions. Start Now!

How much they make: $1.24M/year
Where they're located: San Francisco, California, EE. UU.
How much did it cost to start: $7K
Current team size: 70

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How We Built A Profitability Tool For Service Companies And Earn $1.24M/year

COR, an AI-powered solution for Advertising Agencies and Professional Services firms that offers project management, financial management, and resource management, has reached a current MRR of $103k and just closed their Series A round having raised $6M after almost 5 years in the market.

About
Santi started COR almost 8 years ago
Revenue
Santi grew the business to $103K/month
Costs
It cost Santi $7000 to start the business
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37. Waydev

✅ Git Analytics Intelligence Platform! Waydev analyzes your codebase, PRs, CI /CD, calendar, and tickets activity to help you bring out the best in your engineering team's work.

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38. Product Focus

Product Focus is a global provider of product management courses in the UK, US and Europe. Public and Private courses available online and on-site.

How much they make: $1.8M/year
Where they're located: Cirencester, UK
How much did it cost to start: $10K
Current team size: 5

How We Created A $1.8M/Year Product Management Course

Product Focus has become the European leaders in product management training, running multiple courses every week and receiving over 20,000 subscribers for their resources in 2018, now providing both face-to-face and online training options after COVID forced them to pivot their business model.

About
Ian started Product Focus almost 18 years ago
Revenue
Ian grew the business to $150K/month
Costs
It cost Ian $10000 to start the business
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39. IPMA International Project Management Association

Where they're located: General Levalle, Córdoba, Argentina

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40. eWay System

eWay-CRM helps companies to be truly effective. We transform the well-known Outlook environment into a full-fledge CRM. Download for Free.

Current team size: 15

41. 5pm

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42. Inflectra Corporation

Inflectra offers powerful software testing tools and project management software for automated project management, quality assurance, and test management.

How much they make: $9.96M/year
Where they're located: Washington D.C., DC, USA
How much did it cost to start: $20K
Current team size: 50
Website traffic: 140K/month

This Solo Founder Built A $10M ARR Tool For Software Teams

Inflectra Corporation's Founder and CEO Adam Sandman shares how he went from being a stay-at-home dad to running a tech company with $10MM in ARR, offering insight on launching and marketing a tech product in the industry.

About
Adam started Inflectra Corporation almost 18 years ago
Revenue
Adam grew the business to $830K/month
Costs
It cost Adam $20000 to start the business
Read by 4,361 founders

43. SmartSuite

SmartSuite is a collaborative work management platform that enables teams to plan, track and manage workflows, projects and everyday tasks.

How much they make:
Where they're located: Newport Beach, CA, USA
Current team size: 8

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45. Trello

Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

How much they make:
Where they're located: New York, NY, USA
Current team size: 106

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46. Teamwork

Create an efficient team that works great together, with Teamwork’s project management software, helpdesk, chat, document management software & CRM.

Where they're located: Shinrone, Ireland
Website traffic: 4.66M/month

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47. ClickUp

Our mission is to make the world more productive. To do this, we built one app to replace them all - Tasks, Docs, Goals, and Chat.

How much they make:
Where they're located: San Francisco, California, USA
Current team size: 800
Website traffic: 16M/month

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48. Client Portal

Set yourself apart from your competitors by giving your customers a professional, organised client portal. Client Portal integrates with WordPress to help you manage your client projects... without the bulky project management software. Check out a demo or See some example portals “Client Portal ...

How much they make: $132K/year
Where they're located: England, United Kingdom
How much did it cost to start: $5K
Current team size: 0

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How I Built A $7K/Month WordPress Plugin Because I Needed The Product

Laura Elizabeth built a $4-10k/month lightweight project management tool for WordPress called Client Portal, which provides clients with a branded, accessible space to access project deliverables and status updates, and has grown organically with the aid of podcasts, email courses, and Google searches.

About
Laura started Client Portal over 7 years ago
Revenue
Laura grew the business to $11K/month
Costs
It cost Laura $5000 to start the business
Read by 11,276 founders