There are over 700 project management software solutions listed on our site, and many of them offer different sets of features and resources. It can be difficult to know where to start your research with so many options available.
That’s why we have updated our Top 20 Most Popular Project Management Software Report to help introduce a few of the most popular systems in the industry right now. If you are searching for project management software and would like to learn more about our research process, take a few minutes to review our methodology below.
While this research is a good way to familiarize yourself with some of the big players in the project management industry for a high-level overview of the marketplace, it’s not all inclusive. These solutions may not be the most functional or even the best fit for your needs. It’s important to review all of your options before creating your shortlist.
The Top 20 Project Management Software research is just one of many in Capterra’s Top 20 Infographic Series. We determine the rankings based on our Software Popularity Index, which takes into account:
- Number of active customers
- Number of active users
- Social influence (Twitter followers, Facebook likes, LinkedIn followers)
- Number of reviews on Capterra
These numbers are weighted and ranked to establish the Top 20 list. Customers and users make up 40% of the score, while the social numbers and reviews account for the remaining 20%.
For this report, “customers” refer to the number of unique companies with an active license to the project management software, and “users” refer to employees at those organizations (project managers, team members) who have access to the software. Both of these metrics refer only to those active in the last year.
We open the research to every vendor listed in our project management directory and rely on software companies to submit information regarding their customer, user, and social presence. If a vendor is not responsive, or unable to provide us with any information, we will sometimes create a Capterra estimate based on publicly available information and industry averages. Those estimates are highlighted in the table below:
We give all vendors the opportunity to respond to these estimates before publishing.
Although we cannot audit vendor-submitted data, we do our best to push back on anything that seems inflated or unlikely. However, all numbers you see here should be considered estimates.
If we missed something on this list, please let us know! We plan on updating our reports annually, and would love to hear your thoughts.
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