May 31, 2013
Sybille de Margerie, a well-known interior designer founded her company SM Design with the idea of “modernizing a very traditional sector, using charm, colour and elegance to incorporate technology into her designs, achieving harmony without sacrificing comfort”.
Her philosophy of "be simply creative" was the idea that spurred her to start SM Design 22 years ago.
In view of the number of interior architecture/interior design projects she has handled, SM Design has clearly fullfilled her objectives.
March 28, 2013
Jean-Robert Compérat is a lecturer at the Grenoble Institute of Political Sciences in Annecy for students studying a Masters in Transmedia. We would like to share with you his experience of using Planzone with his students between September and December 2012.
March 21, 2013
Based on comments from users, we realize that the difference between Activites
and To-dos in Planzone is not always clear.
To first structure and organize a project is the tricky part, it is not always clear:
- where and how to start ?
- how to set up the major phases or building blocks of a
project (Activities) ?
- what level of detail to include (To-dos) ?
February 25, 2013
Since February 20, new featrures are available in Planzone.
The two major new developments are :
- strenghtening the identifcation security of Planzone users.
- the possibility of customising working hours for each day of the week.
January 31, 2013
We would like to share a simple example of how we use collaborative tasks in Planzone to illustrate how it encourages teamwork.
Why use collaborative to-dos ?
Because coordinating the work of several collaborators on the same activity is not always easy.
January 24, 2013
Cloud-based collaborative solutions have changed the flow of information that takes place within a company.
The growing volume of information makes it more and more complex to manage
effectively; two questions arise:
- What is the best way for employees to communicate with each other?
- How is it best to organize and capitalize this communication?
January 23, 2013
It is not always easy to change over to a new way of working, with new software and an new modus operandi.
With our five years of experience we feel we have a list (not yet exhaustive) with answers to the types of questions you might have.
December 06, 2012
Our objective : that you achieve yours !
As we come to the end of 2012, we are pleased to introduce an updated release of Planzone. These improvements have come about as a direct result of our goal to simplify your work, that of your staff, and enable you to achieve your objectives.
You will find below a brief summary of the main developments in this new update. For more a detailed review of the changes, we refer you to the longer version of this summary.
November 28, 2012
Customers should have a clear overview of the progress
on their projects and the work being done. They should be able to make modifications to their
Planzone information in the easiest and most direct manner possible.
We would like to share with you the experience Dominique Frossard has had with using Planzone. As the Web Department Manager of Agence EssenceDesign he kindly agreed to share his feedback with us.
November 27, 2012
One of our primary goals, at Planzone, is to provide our customers with a tool that allows them to have a clear overview on the progress of their projects and the work of each employee.
It is our goal that customers should be able to directly modify the data and manage their problems when they see them.
We would like to share with you the experience of Antoine Detis - Production Manager of Web H20 - who kindly agreed to share his experience of Planzone in his business.
October 01, 2012
"Documents" section in a Planzone project goes beyond simple file
sharing. There is a lot more to do once your folders are created and your files
By clicking on a document an overview will appear and you can :
- Upload a new version.
- Add comments to a document and send them by e-mail to your colleagues.
- Edit properties.
- Attach a document to a to-do and/or a milestone.
In this article we introduce the basic functions under the tab "Documents" in a Planzone project. It allows you to :
- Create folders :
- file your documents according to the folders that you have created.
- Add new documents :
- by uploading them from your computer.
- by importing them from your Google account.
The first collaborative feature of Planzone that we would like to introduce is document sharing.
This feature appears in the navigation bar of each project under the tab "Documents".
Take the example we have used in several of our previous articles, (to remind you : you work for the Tourist Bureau of a foreign country and you have decided to participate in the upcoming International Boat Show in Paris that will take place between the 8th and the 16th of December.
would have seen our first article on the above subject entitled "Working in a
structured, collaborative environment".
Our second article will focus on advancing the reasons that might
influence your decision of whether or not to implement structured,
collaboration tools in your business or organization.
The primary reason is because such tools provide real,
For several years, new information and communication technologies (ICT) have radically changed our way of working and the environment we work in.
The advent of a more accessible Internet, without borders or boundaries, has
created profound changes. From a small defined workplace consisting of small
teams we have moved on to a workplace that comprises multiple collaborators and partners.
Mobile jobs, working remotely and even telephone based work have all come into their own.
August 30, 2012
As you may have read in our previous notes, we released a major update of Planzone on July 18th. We are very proud of this release and very much hope that you like it. We thought it might be helpful to give you a single article that summarizes everything that has changed.
July 20, 2012
In this article, we would like to clarify how the multi-project management functionality depends on your Planzone's License.
"Trial", "Business" and "Enterprise" licenses of Planzone have access to :
- The multi-project timeline (with the "Schedule" mode and the "Tracking" mode)
- The multi-project resource usage (with load graph)
- The resource load graph (in "My Schedule" and in Project “Schedule”)
July 17, 2012
We have extended the calendar functionality in Planzone to include the ability to plan meetings and other events. This was a repeat request from our Planzone Forum users.
During a project, you may need to organize and to schedule a meeting, a kick-off event, a conference etc. Although this is not considered a specific stage of the project it could be important enough to include it in your planning.
You can plan your event as part of one of your projects or as part of your Planzone (for more details, please consult our article entitled Who can see and have access to your events).
When you plan an event you can define its properties, specify the date and hours of start/finish, set a title and add a description of the event.
Following the request of many of our Planzone Forum users, we have included the notion of event planning (meetings or other events).
We have tried to make this feature as logical as possible, in the most efficient manner.
You can view your events on a monthly calendar or a weekly calendar. You can switch, at any time, from one display to another via the "Settings" button in the toolbar.