Top 5 Project Management Solutions for Project Visualization

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Visualization can help you understand projects and timelines. Check out the top five project management solutions that offer this capability.

Header image showing a person presenting project management visualizations

Project management tools with visualization capabilities can help managers and their teams monitor complex project variables such as resource allocations or time and budget constraints. Visualizations present project data in dashboards and interactive graphs instead of spreadsheets, which enhances collaboration and helps eliminate ambiguity.

When it comes to the core of visualization capabilities, however, not all products are equal and each has strengths and weaknesses. We analyzed thousands of user reviews to find out what real users think about visualization within the project management applications they use. Based on our analysis, we ranked the top five with the highest Sentiment score.

What is a Sentiment score?

Sentiment score is a numerical representation of how people feel. It is a rating of how positive the comments for a product or the features of a product are. Rave reviews get a higher score, lukewarm reviews receive a lower score, and poor reviews get a negative score—all on a scale of 0 to 10.

Top 5 project management software for visualization

Product
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Visualization sentiment score
(out of 10)
MeisterTask 6.71
Paymo 6.70
Aha! 6.67
Toggl 6.67
monday.com 6.65
Category Average 6.55

For more on our methodology, click here. Products are listed in order of decreasing Sentiment score.

1. MeisterTask

MeisterTask logo
Sentiment score: 6.71 (out of a possible 10)
Mentions of visualization in reviews 58
Percentage of mentions that are positive: 79%

MeisterTask is an online task management tool that offers interactive templates and interfaces that can be customized to suit business branding.

The software comes with built-in dashboards that display every live project along with resources assigned and upcoming tasks. Users can fully customize their dashboards to reflect their personality and preferences using a variety of colors, themes, and widgets. The tool provides an interactive Kanban-style board that provides a birds-eye view of the entire project timeline.

MeisterTask’s customizable project boards

MeisterTask’s customizable project boards (Source)

Visualization Sentiment Score Comparison for MeisterTask

Overall, 79% of the users reported positive sentiments about MeisterTask’s visualization features.

Percentage breakdown of MeisterTask's visualization sentiments


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2. Paymo

Paymo logo
Sentiment score: 6.70 (out of a possible 10)
Mentions of visualization in reviews 21
Percentage of mentions that are positive: 83%

Paymo is an online project management solution with an interactive visual board that distributes projects into a series of tasks listed under “to-do,” “in progress,” and “completed” sections.

Users get the flexibility to customize each section with their choice of color-codes and layout styles. The solution offers a dynamic progress bar that displays project status and the time spent on it. From Kanban to Gantt charts, Paymo supports a variety of project templates to illustrate project timelines and tasks.

Task overview in Paymo

Task overview in Paymo (Source)

Visualization sentiment score comparison for Paymo

More than 80% of the reviewers are positive about Paymo’s visualization capabilities.

Percentage breakdown of Paymo's visualization sentiments


Read user reviews for Paymo


3. Aha!

Aha! logo
Sentiment score: 6.70 (out of a possible 10)
Mentions of visualization in reviews 21
Percentage of mentions that are positive: 83%

Aha! is an online project roadmap software designed for product and marketing teams.

The software supports a variety of charts and graphs for displaying project details and can be used by businesses of all sizes to map out project journeys on a single, sequential roadmap. Each task can be represented in its own unique style and color. The tool offers an interactive drag-and-drop interface for defining strategic goals and tracking their progress.

Project dashboard in Aha!

Project dashboard in Aha! (Source)

Visualization sentiment score comparison for Aha!

Aha! ranks third in our top project management solutions for visualization with over 80% positive sentiment.

Percentage breakdown of Aha!'s visualization sentiments


Read user reviews for Aha!


4. Toggl

Aha! logo
Sentiment score: 6.67 (out of a possible 10)
Mentions of visualization in reviews 33
Percentage of mentions that are positive: 78%

Toggl is a time-tracking tool suitable for teams of all sizes.

The software provides a live dashboard that helps monitor project status and analyze back-end data—such as time spent on tasks, resource availability, and costs—in real-time. Such analyses can help stakeholders understand their project dynamics and gain valuable insights to make informed decisions. Additionally, users get the option to generate and download interactive reports that can be shared with external stakeholders.

Visual summary reports in Toggl

Visual summary reports in Toggl (Source)

Visualization sentiment score comparison for Toggl

Toggl ranks fourth in our top project management solutions for visualization with a 78% positive sentiment.

Percentage breakdown of Toggl's visualization sentiments


Read user reviews for Toggl


5. monday.com

Monday.com logo
Sentiment score: 6.65 (out of a possible 10)
Mentions of visualization in reviews 148
Percentage of mentions that are positive: 82%

monday.com is a team management platform that offers several features to manage and monitor projects and team assignments. On the project level, users can track progress using the Calendar, Chart, Files, Kanban, Map, and Timeline views.

The software’s interfaces are highly customizable, allowing users to choose from a different set of colors and styles to match their business branding. It comes with a customizable dashboard with drag-and-drop functionality for highlighting important project aspects using a variety of graphs and charts.

Monitoring team productivity in monday.com

Monitoring team productivity with monday.com (Source)

Visualization sentiment score comparison for monday.com

monday.com has over 80% positive sentiment, with just 1% of reviewers reporting negatively.

Percentage breakdown of monday.com's visualization sentiments


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Methodology

For this report, we analyzed 143,267 reviews across 389 project management products. To be considered for inclusion in this report, we required 20 or more unique reviews mentioning “visualization” or related terms. The products listed in this report had the highest percentage of positive mentions of the visualization functionality of eligible products.

To calculate the Sentiment score, we looked at the specific mentions of visualization in each review and analyzed the terms used to describe visualization. We then scored each term on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the most positive. The score for each snippet was the sum of all descriptive terms in the snippet. Snippet scores were then averaged for the product to determine the average sentiment score for the product.

When comparing the average sentiment score of a product to the average score for the entire category, the product’s score was removed for accuracy.

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About the Author

Jaipal Singh

Jaipal Singh

Jaipal Singh, Sr. Market Research Specialist, has been with Gartner for over four years. He loves to research and write market trends, recent advancements, challenges, and more for readers in and around the IT domain. He has a bachelor's in Engineering and a master's in Business Administration and has spent nearly half a decade working in the IT sector. Follow him on LinkedIn.

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