Introducing Anywhere - Project Management Software for Client Work: Introducing Anywhere - a powerful project management tool for teams working on client projects. With its brandable and dedicated client portal, Anywhere streamlines communication and organization...
Hey there! Thanks for stopping by to know more about who we are, what is Anywhere, why we are building it, what is our mission & how (& if) Anywhere is useful for you.
Let's go on a guided tour of how it all started!! -Ready?
Once upon a time.. Neah!! Just kidding. We will go straight to the business.
The back story:
Before Anywhere, we have been running a bespoke software development agency for over a decade & had used many project management tools to manage customer projects and client work.
Being an agency owner, I was still frustrated due to a lack of visibility across all the active project’s health & no insights into customer sentiments until the end of every customer project.
There was no clear way to answer questions like:
- How’s project X, for client A going? Do I need to intervene?
- Is the client happy with our services?
- Will the customer become a repeat customer & bring a referral?
These were critical questions to answer throughout the project journey to ensure that the customers were happy with our services from beginning to end & yet, we were asking for the feedback & referral from these existing clients only once, at the end of our engagement when we had delivered them what we promised. We always thought it was the best to first deliver the value & then ask for a feedback & repeat business, but at times this was after a very long time, especially for long running projects.
Does this sound familiar?
Being a developer myself, I had to take a technical approach to solve this problem for our agency and other agency owners/ account managers dealing with customer projects who still face these questions.
That’s how Anywhere was born.
So what is Anywhere?
In a nut shell, Anywhere is a Project Management tool for teams working with external clients.
Cool, what does that mean? Is it for me?
Good question. The answer is yes & no. Let me explain.
If you are a team that needs to manage some internal projects where all participants are your inhouse team or freelancers, external resources who all work on the same project & have visibility to everything within the project, Anywhere is NOT for you. It will be an overkill to use Anywhere in such a setting. You are better off using other internal project management tools such as Asana, Monday, ClickUp or Wrike (:P) & if you need any help identifying which one is best for you, try our blogs. We have quite detailed comparison of them all. Need more help, chat with us & we will help you find a tool that works the best for you, even if it's not Anywhere.
On the other hand, if you are a team that works with external clients & need these client members to be an active part of your on-going project, Anywhere is for you.
We interviewed over 50 agencies in the US & figured what tools were they currently using for managing their client work & what were their frustrations with it & here is a common set of concerns we heard over & over again: