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Any low-price software which can do resoruce levering
MS Project professional is expensive for my such a small company. I'm looking for a low-price software which can do resource levering. Any one please advise me.
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If you just need to consider individual projects, ProjectLibre is an MS Project alternative that can level resources. The desktop version is free.

They have a cloud version, in beta, but I don't know what the pricing will be or if it will allow for leveling across multiple projects.
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1 reply by Jiro Kawamura
Jun 05, 2022 5:52 PM
Jiro Kawamura
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Thank you, Aaron. Let me try it.
Monday.com is a good and cheap option for planning and managing your resources.
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1 reply by Abolfazl Yousefi Darestani
Jun 03, 2022 8:43 AM
Abolfazl Yousefi Darestani
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Does it support Resource Leveling?
I typically do that on a small scale using Excel. It is easy to do for total headcount and by specific skill types across many projects as long as you don't need too much detail embedded in your staffing plan.

It doesn't work as well if you have specific technical specialists who support multiple projects rather than a talent pool. For that I build resource calendars specific to the person/dept so we can try to manage availability compared to need on each project. With individual resources, we typically have to fine tune the plan regularly because the specific project needs change faster than the staffing plan in whatever tool you select.
You can do that with MS Excell for example or Libre Office, just @Keith wrote above. The problem is not a tool for doing that. The problem is to clear undestand the rules behind the leveling.
Jun 02, 2022 11:09 AM
Replying to Verónica Elizabeth Pozo Ruiz
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Monday.com is a good and cheap option for planning and managing your resources.
Does it support Resource Leveling?
Just remember there is no inexpensive solution: you'll either pay for the product to make it easy or you'll pay in the time spent to work around the product's limitations.
Especially if your company is small, I would not use any algorithms embedded in pm software. In our medium sized company, we have looked at many softwares and attempted to use levelling ( especially with MS Project). Typically, by the time we finished adjusting the theoretical results spit put by the software, we could have done the same much faster with a more practical solution. I am completely with Keith: use Excel to get a practical solution
Jun 02, 2022 10:27 AM
Replying to Aaron Porter
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If you just need to consider individual projects, ProjectLibre is an MS Project alternative that can level resources. The desktop version is free.

They have a cloud version, in beta, but I don't know what the pricing will be or if it will allow for leveling across multiple projects.
Thank you, Aaron. Let me try it.

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