Project Management Software Shortlist: These are the top performers and emerging favourites of 2022

Capterra publishes a new project management software shortlist of the best tools on the German market. The Capterra Shortlist is based on a documented methodology and uses subjective opinions from end-user reviews, ratings and other data. It is neither an opinion nor a recommendation of Capterra or any of its affiliates.
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The Capterra Shortlist is a proprietary report that contains the most powerful software products based on the tools' awareness (y-axis) and their user ratings (x-axis) and ranks them in four categories. This identifies top performers (1st quadrant), emerging favourites (4th quadrant), established players (2nd quadrant) or stand-out products (3rd quadrant). Exclusive data and verified user reviews are prepared so that those interested in software can get an overview and make their own choice.
Capterra's Project Management Software Shortlist Overview. [1]


The software evaluation platform Capterra identified nine project management tools as top performers of 2022. These tools have mostly been on the market for a long time; they are largely well-known products with the highest user ratings: Trello, Jira, Asana, Evernote Teams,, Microsoft Project, Smartsheet, Onlyoffice Workspace and Ganttproject.

Emerging favourites

12 products made it into the category of emerging favourites. These applications are often less well-known or still comparatively new on the market, but show a high level of user satisfaction (in some cases better than the top performers!). These are: Zoho Projects, ActiveCollab, holaSpirit, Nifty, MeisterTask, Todoist, Scoro, Celoxis, Orangescrum, GanttPRO, Zoho Sprints and WordPress Portal.

Established players

These popular products have been on the market for a long time or are already used by many people. In one area, they are already well known. These products include: Wrike, Odoo and Podio.

Selection criteria

The Capterra Shortlist rates providers on two levels: User ratings and awareness. Only overall product ratings from the last 24 months are taken into account. The popularity component is based on the average monthly search volume for a standardised set of keywords for each product and their positioning of the software provider's domain in the search results (SERP). User interest and relevance serve as a benchmark here and provide information about the popularity or awareness of a product. Thus, the Capterra Shortlist reflects a snapshot of the data sources. 

The software tools also meet certain framework conditions in order to qualify. These include, for example, a number of required functions or availability on the German market and in the German language. Furthermore, it must not be a "niche solution" that is exclusively aimed at a certain type of user - but is relevant for software interested parties from different industries or sectors.

Author: Ines Bahr is a Senior Content Analyst at Capterra, the independent search and comparison platform for enterprise software. Her focus is on the topics of cloud technologies and digital transformation. The company offers verified user ratings and independent reviews in over 800 software categories and helps more than five million users find the right software every month.

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