Apps4.Pro Planner Manager is the one stop destination for managing planner more effectively and easily. This desktop app saves time for manager and helps users to work more effectively and planned. Managers can review their plan performance using various build in reports and adjust wherever necessary using Gantt Chart to get the things done at right time by right person.

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Key Features

Create custom task fields

Apps4.Pro Planner Manager provides the ability to create custom fields in Planner tasks. These fields are available only when Plans are accessed using Apps4.Pro and it can be used for reporting purposes.
It is the field which can be added to the tasks. For ex: Time spent for the task, Priority. These fields are Plan specific and you can set different custom fields for each plans.
You can use the following field types for creating new custom fields.
  • Single / Multi line (Ex: Notes for approver)
  • Date/Time (Ex: Project deadline)
  • Number (Ex: Hours spent for this task)
  • User (Ex: Responsible person for this task)
  • Options (Ex: Priority - High, Medium, Low)
  • Label-Map

Copy / Move Tasks from one Plan to another including Attachments

Apps4.Pro Planner Manager gives you the ability to Copy / Move tasks between plans including its attachments and conversations. All you need to do is to select the tasks that needs to be moved to another plan and click Copy / Move tasks and select the target Plan and Bucket. Don’t forget to check 'Include attachments' and 'Include conversations' boxes if you want to migrate those to different plan.

Import Trello JSON / Excel in to Planner

Apps4.Pro Planner Manager helps users who want to move from Trello to Microsoft Planner easily. All you need to do is to export CSV or JSON from Trello and use Import wizard in Planner Manager. Within minutes all the Boards and cards in Trello are created in Planner as Plans and Tasks get assigned to users.

Planner Reports/Interactive Dashboards

Analysing the team performance is very important aspect for Plan to ensure that it will be completed on time. To do this managers needs a powerful tool to create various report and export it to Excel / CSV / PDF for reporting purposes.
Apps4.Pro Planner Manager includes many build in reports which can be filtered, sorted and export / printed.
Below is the list of few most wanted reports
All Tasks Report of all tasks across all plans in a single view
All Tasks by Plan Report of all tasks filtered by Plan
All Tasks by Bucket Report of all tasks filtered by bucket
All Tasks by Assigner Report of all tasks filtered by person who assigned the task
All Tasks by Assignee Report of all tasks filtered by person who works on it
Top N busy Members in next N days Reports you the members with most tasks for next N days
Tasks with no due date Reports you the tasks from all plans that has no due date set
Top N members with unfinished Tasks Reports you the members whose tasks are not completed beyond due date

Report Filters

You can view the task report in several ways like filtering,grouping and searching.

Gantt Chart

Gantt Chart allow users to manipulate the plan and tasks, a high-end user or project admin could do a lot within Project that apparently can't be done in Planner now. Using Apps4.Pro Planner Manager, users generate reports from multiple plans at once and view the report in Gantt Chart which is really a deal breaker.
In the Gantt chart you can perform the below actions.
  • Filter by - Start and Due date, Start date alone, Due date alone, Start or Due date.
  • Group by - Plan, Bucket, Assigned To, Parent Task.
  • Show / Hide columns - Plan, Bucket, Title, Progress, Assigned to, Start date, Due date, Days left, Parent Task.
  • Categories - Completed, Delayed, In Progress, Not Started.
  • Change Start / Due date for individual tasks.
  • Bulk change Start and Due dates by Bucket / Plan.
  • Share and Print Gantt Chart
  • Update Task status, Assigned to, Start and Due date from the Gantt chart Grid.

Calendar and Timeline view for Tasks

This view provides graphical representation of tasks in a calendar and it's helpful for users to find out the tasks that are queued up for the day. View the tasks by Day, Week, Month or Timeline.

View all Tasks Assigned to an User across all Plans

Planner Manager gives an easy way to view and analyse all the tasks assigned to a user across multiple plans, and it’s a much needed feature for a manager to explore the workload of a user and to keep track on tasks assigned to them.
In the reports table view every column contains filters, the Assigned to column filters menu includes the list of user names. selecting the user names in filters menu will change the reports table view and displays only the tasks assigned to the selected user name.

Export / Import Tasks from Excel

Export / Import tasks using Excel helps users in following ways:
  • For reporting purposes
  • Use for ad-hoc needs such as filtering, categorizing, sorting.
  • Create new tasks in bulk
  • Import tasks from Trello, Project or other task management systems
  • Can be used as plan templates for creating new plans from scratch
Planner fields supported for Export / Import
  • Title
  • Plan
  • Bucket
  • Created By
  • Assigned By
  • Assigned Date Time
  • Completed Date Time
  • Completed By
  • Categories
  • Description
  • Checklist
  • Attachments
  • Assigned To
  • Start Date
  • Due Date
  • Percent Complete

Edit Multiple Tasks at Once

Planner Manager simplifies the process of making changes in multiple tasks at same time. And it’s more helpful for the managers to save huge amount of time.
The following operations are simplified by the Planner Manager
Copy tasks between plans
Move tasks between plans
Update assignee for multiple tasks
Update process of multiple tasks
Update start date / due dates for multiple tasks
Update category for multiple tasks
Delete Tasks

The operations listed in table can be done by the Planner Manager In Simple steps
  • Select multiple tasks in the reports view.
  • Then select the required option in the tasks or update tasks bar.

Create Subtasks

Creating sub task for existing task is easy when Planner Manager is used.