Bridge24 Launches Trello Chart Suite Chrome Extension

Bridge24 is an innovative application that enables users to manage their projects, tasks, and reports much more easily. It enhances the reporting and exporting capabilities of online project management tools such as Trello, Asana, Basecamp, and AceProject. Recently, it launched another free Chrome extension, the Trello Chart Suite Chrome Extension. When added to Chrome, Trello users will be able to create charts in one click. This nifty reporting tool helps them understand better and quickly the distribution of cards. Similarly, they now have instant access to useful information in a visual form.

Features and Benefits

Trello Chart Suite uses the same reporting engine that runs under the hood of Bridge24. It is the same program that creates interactive charts from Trello data, as well as other project management tools that it connects dynamically with. Users on Chrome browser can generate a horizontal bar chart from their current Trello board, with counts per list, in one easy click of a button. Thus, they are able to see, not only […]

By |2019-08-14T10:33:41-04:00August 14th, 2019|

The Importance of Reporting in Project Management

Reports are essential tools in business. They play a crucial role in the startup, ongoing, growth, expansion, and even survival stages of a company. Through business reports, companies are able to document their progress over time. Reports also help build an audit trail of the past. These documents can become necessary when going to financial institutions or when seeking investors. Corporations produce annual reports for their stakeholders and for government agencies to comply with legal obligations. Reports are also helpful in decision making, whether making a substantial purchase, planning for expansion, or deciding to sell the business.

Project Reporting

As businesses become more project-centric, the idea behind reporting is likewise followed and expected during project management. Project reporting is the act of producing formal and informal reports to communicate the status of the project. Reporting is usually done at regular intervals throughout the project. Stakeholders, sponsors and the project team agree on the frequency of the reporting. in general, project reporting helps manage the expectations of stakeholders. It also provide […]

By |2019-07-31T08:47:50-04:00July 31st, 2019|

Kanban Boards or Task Lists: Which is Better for Your Team?

Project management enables teams and companies to successfully bring an undertaking from point A to point B. Project management software is a tool that helps make this attempt done in a more organized and efficient manner. Projects are usually broken down to smaller, more manageable tasks. Tasks are then assigned to teams or individuals who will be responsible and accountable for completing them. Today’s PM tools offer several ways in presenting tasks. Among the most popular are the simple task lists and the modern Kanban boards.

Which is better?

Before we determine the best task management presentation, we have to answer a fundamental question: who is your team? Productivity methodology seems to be a very personal, or team-specific, thing. What works for one might not work for another. Another question to think about is what stage in the project lifecycle are you now?

Task Lists – One at a time

Pros: Task lists are great project planning tools. It is simple and easy to do, which is an important factor when […]

By |2019-06-19T11:15:36-04:00June 19th, 2019|

Tips on How to Stay Focused at Work

Attention control is the capacity of a person to choose what they pay attention to and what they ignore. When people spend a certain amount of concentrated time on a certain task without becoming distracted, that period is called the attention span. Experts say that the attention span of a gold fish is 9 seconds. In a study conducted by Microsoft, the results indicated that the attention span of people has gone down from 12 seconds, measured in the year 2000, to 8 seconds in 2015.

Researchers point to an increasingly digitalized lifestyle as the cause of the diminishing attention span. People who are accustomed to looking at multiple screens are more easily distracted. On the other hand, the same study showed that more people are now better at multitasking. So, even though our attention span is now less than that of a gold fish, we have become more proficient in doing more than one task or activity at the same time. In other words, we have become […]

By |2019-06-13T14:16:56-04:00June 13th, 2019|

Reports grouped by custom fields for Asana and Trello

For Asana and Trello we frequently get requests for using Custom field information within Bridge24 (filters, charts, reports, etc). We have begun a process that will take a few iterations before being able to use them throughout the application. The first step is being released today with the ability to Group by Custom field values from within Reports.

Selecting the Custom field to Group by

From the Report parameters, simply select the Custom field from the drop-down grouping field.

You have the option to Group by a secondary dimension as well, that can also be a Custom field.

Report presentation

In the resulting report, the total of tasks/cards that meet the Grouping value criteria is presented. The count of each group is provided and the list of associated tasks/cards is listed within each grouping category.

As with any report, you can now export it to Excel, for further editing, or to PDF directly.

Stay tuned for more improvements coming your way soon!

By |2019-06-14T14:57:49-04:00June 13th, 2019|

More Bridge24 Report Enhancements: Including Unlimited Fields!

Sometimes data can overwhelm you. Being able to easily structure your Asana, Basecamp, Trello, or AceProject data in to a presentable and flexible report would be great, wouldn’t it? Well, comments from users keep pouring in and report updates have followed. In the latest update a number of new features are available to add even more flexibility in report creation.

Unlimited fields in your report

No more limit of 4 additional fields. Add any field you want! You can reorder them as well to get that report just right.

Support for landscape and portrait orientation

Change the orientation of the paper to suit your needs! A few extra fields may fit better in your PDF if in landscape mode. If you want to fit even more information, you always have the option to export to Excel which respects the formatting. Using the print options form Excel you can fit width, or fit all, to get what you want on the page.

Interchange wide fields for columns […]

By |2019-06-14T14:57:38-04:00May 16th, 2019|

Wide fields and sorting now available in advanced reports

We receive great comments from our users.  Not only do they indicate what new features they would like to see in the future, but how to improve existing ones, such as Reports. More fields, more flexibility, more comments, add this, add that, if only, etc. We are always attentive and try to incorporate the suggestions we receive. In this latest update, a number of suggestions we implemented and the Reports module has been tweaked and provides more flexibility.

Reports now including Task Description and Comments

Getting all your project or board information neatly placed on a printed sheet of paper is easier said than done. In the first iteration of reports we decided to limit the fields to those containing less information and retrieving only the last comment, etc. Fields such as Task description and comments can sometimes include extreme amounts of information and entering it in a readable format in a one inch or so cell would require a microscope to be useful. These “longer” or wide fields are now available and positioned below the Task […]

By |2019-04-15T10:06:36-04:00April 12th, 2019|

Bridge24 New Features and Recent Activities

We are keeping busy here are Bridge24. The past month or so has seen a number of improvements and new features to make your reporting and exporting more powerful and easier.

New Charts & Reports

Charts and Reports by:

  • Completion Status (Asana, Trello, Basecamp) and Archived Status (Trello)
  • Label name & Tasks by label color (Asana, Trello)

New Pre-determined Due/Deadline date Filters

Quick access filters “by deadline” available from the left tree view for Basecamp, Trello, and AceProject (Asana coming).

Access Archived project contents (Basecamp)

Accessible from the left treeview or from a Personal filter. When selecting from the filter, the project is indicated with (Archived) or (Trashed) label

Rapid access to Completed tasks/cards/to-dos

Rapid access to view All tasks, to-dos, cards (including completed) directly in the Grid through new drop-down selector on the top right of the Grid interface. The options are: Incomplete (tasks) / All (tasks).

 

 

Performance Enhancements

Client/browser side caching for improved performance after first connection has been implemented for […]

By |2019-03-15T10:53:29-04:00March 15th, 2019|

Bridge24 Launches Trello Export Excel Suite Chrome Extension

Bridge24, a powerful reporting and exporting application that integrates with Trello, Asana, Basecamp, and AceProject, has launched Trello Export Excel Suite. It is a free Chrome extension that easily exports card data of a Trello board in Excel format. It is now very easy for Trello users to have their card details and other project data viewable in Excel. There are situations when they need to share their tasks, status, progress, and other project information to stakeholders and partners who are not in Trello, or who prefer data in spreadsheet. Now it takes one click to accomplish this task.

Features and Benefits

Trello Export Excel Suite runs on the same powerful exporting engine used by Bridge24. The same program that exports project data from Asana, Basecamp, and AceProject works under the hood of this Chrome extension. Thus, users can be confident that their data will transfer to an Excel file in a complete, accurate, and organized manner.

Exporting Trello […]

By |2019-02-07T06:15:04-04:00February 7th, 2019|

New Charting Options in Bridge24 for Asana, Trello, Basecamp and AceProject

A number of new enhancements for charts has just been released in time for the Holidays! Charts add a flexible representation of your data that provides visual grouping for instant interpretation. Connect, filter, then display charts in Bridge24 for Asana, Basecamp, Trello, or AceProject. Access to your data has never been easier!

Access options from the menu on the top right of any vertical or horizontal bar chart:

Chart Stacking

One exciting feature is the ability to “stack” or display 2 variables in the same chart. For example, You are able to display all tasks by Project and then stack by Tag or Assignee. Click on a chart column to drill down to view by category and subcategory and open in the Grid for further analysis or export.

Sorting

The order displayed in the legend and chart can now be modified. You can sort alphabetically, when stacking by Assignees for example, or by Quantity of each stacked value.

By |2018-12-17T11:50:42-04:00December 17th, 2018|