Laurentiu Bancu
Laurentiu Bancu

A New Paymo Integration: Get Paid Through Payoneer

Payoneer and Paymo have teamed up to make sure getting paid by your customers is faster and easier than ever!

Payoneer offers a simple way for overseas customers to pay you directly. One click on the ‘Pay with Payoneer’ button located on your [invoice, etc.], and your customers will have a choice of several simple, secure, and low-cost ways to pay.

What does this mean for you and your customer?

Avoid currency fees – Overseas customers will be able to pay you in their currency, saving them currency conversion fees. For you, it means never losing business due to the hassles of paying internationally.

Access funds the way you choose – All payments are made directly to your Payoneer account. You can then decide to:

  1. Withdraw funds to your bank account in your own local currency.
  2. Spend online and in stores with the Payoneer prepaid MasterCard®. Simply order your card and use it everywhere MasterCard® is accepted.
  3. Pay anyone in the Payoneer network for free. Whether you’re paying suppliers, contractors, or other freelancers, Payoneer users pay each other free of charge no matter where they are in the world.
  4. Hold funds in your account without incurring any fees and decide how to use them later.

Find more customers and scale your business – connect your Payoneer account with sites like Upwork, Freelancer.com, PeoplePerHour, 99Designs and others, to find new customers and receive all your earnings in one consolidated place.

No hidden fees – In order to know what you’re paying, Payoneer uses the official mid-market exchange rate and employs competitive fees for international payments.
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Jan Lukacs
Jan Lukacs

Paymo Down – Amazon AWS outage

UPDATE: Paymo is up and running again.

We deeply apologize to all of you who were affected by this.

Due to an ongoing situation at Amazon AWS (our cloud provider) all Paymo services are currently down. We’re monitoring the situation and hope to be back online as soon as possible.

Jan Lukacs
Jan Lukacs

Paymo Resource Scheduling

After months of hard work we’re back with a mega-update that will make 2017 your best planned year. We’re excited to bring Resource Scheduling to Paymo.

Paymo Resource Scheduling

Now you can visually manage your work, people and time bookings in a beautiful timeline. The Paymo resource scheduling tool will allow you to:

  • click & drag to schedule bookings and assign tasks directly on the timeline
  • check what employees will be working on and how their time is booked
  • easily answer questions like who’s booked and who’s available for work
  • see at a glance which employees are overbooked or under-booked
  • view your schedule timeline by employee or project list, switch between them with a single click
  • the timeline updates bookings in real time, so managers can see booking updates right away without page reloads

The best news? It’s included in your base subscription, you start planning right away, No extra fees – available starting today. We’re not stopping here though, in the following period we plan rapid updates that will add extra features that make scheduling and planning even better.

Other important updates

  • a new way to add bulk time for multiple projects for a whole week
  • you can now toggle email notifications at project level
  • we’ve added support for a new payment gateway – Payoneer
  • your client details (name, address, etc…) can now be added, removed and reordered in your invoice templates
  • added a new filter for assigned users in projects table view
  • email notifications are now sent when a task changes status (columns) in the progress board
  • added a new column in table view that displays Hours Left
  • on the project dashboard, the “hours worked” box we updated to show hours remaining from the total budget
  • hourly rates are now editable in project templates
  • you can collapse rows now in the progress board when the view is grouped by user
  • you can now sign-in to Paymo using your Google Account. (if your current Paymo email address is a Gmail/Google Apps you will be able to login directly by clicking on the “Sign-In with Google” button on the login form. Attention: If you try to login with a different Google email account than the one we have on file the system will set up a new account for you).

Let us know what you think in the comments section below, we hope you’ll enjoy the new features!

Brad Egeland
Brad Egeland

Ensuring Enterprise Adoption of the Project Management Tool

Nobody really desires to read long, boring directions or take several days of classes to learn something new that is being pushed on them in the workplace. They may do it because they must do it for their job, but that doesn’t mean that adoption of the new project management tool or process will be good, efficient or even result in wide use and acceptance. If people don’t want to do something, they will often try to find away around doing it or at least doing it thoroughly and well. And inefficiencies in the usage and adoption process of a new practice, tool or methodology results in higher costs and workplace issues and conflicts. Not a good place to go.

So, when we are working to ensure the widest and easiest and fastest way to full enterprise adoption of a new process or app we need it to be something that is easy to understand and something that will actually make their work lives and jobs easier. Hopefully it will even save them time on processes they are currently performing.

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Laurentiu Bancu
Laurentiu Bancu

95% of project managers still use two or more tools for managing projects

This is just one of the key findings of a research conducted by GetApp Lab, on online resource for PM buyers.

PM Tools

Almost 74% of PMs are using between two and five tools, and 95% are using two or more. This is a clear indicator that there’s a disconnect between the available apps and the workflows/processes that PMs use for managing projects. There are a few reasons why this happens, and one of them has a lot to do with the workflows implemented in project management software. There are many types of workflows used in small/medium companies, and it’s almost impossible to find a solution that can completely satisfy all of them. Integration with third party apps is often a decent solution, but the integration has to be flawless in order to be efficient too.
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Laurentiu Bancu
Laurentiu Bancu

Major Update to Tasks

We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched an updated tasks management component, rebuilt from the ground up.

New Tasks

Here’s the list of improvements:

  • a new filtering system with more options
  • improved real time collaboration
  • improved drag & drop functionality
  • inline editing for task lists
  • improved performance when working with thousands of tasks in a single project
  • added the ability to change the progress board status from simple & table view
  • added tracked time by user and total time tracked for each task in simple & table view
  • added the ability to delete files from simple & table view
  • new task animations

Please let us know what you think about these changes in the comments section below.

Michael Sumastre
Michael Sumastre

4 ways to accelerate productivity with project management software

Project management software can help you keep track of your resources, tasks and activities, and ensure that your project is being delivered on schedule and under budget.  Without the right tool to support your projects, you are working blindly. Every problem that crops up can spell chaos, and you won’t have an easy way to keep track of people and resources. It can be very easy to miss deadlines and lose customers this way.

Effective project management can improve scheduling and increase overall productivity, even more so with the right PM software. Here are four examples of how to make it happen:

1.  Make sure tasks are completed on time

Most project management solutions provide task management features to make sure work is assigned to the right people, and that those people have all the information they need to get it done.

Choose a project management tool that lets you assign tasks, comment on specific action items, attach relevant details, and set durations and deadlines. Your productivity will also benefit if you can create dependencies between multiple tasks and assign more than one user to a single task. In some cases, you may even find pre-built templates you can use to set up common items.
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Camelia Zoica
Camelia Zoica

Project manager software benefits

Whether you’re an experienced or a novice project manager, you definitely need help to do your job, and make sure your projects get done on time and on budget. To accomplish this you need to rely on your team but also on your project manager software.
If you didn’t use a dedicated software to help you manage your projects, or if you’re looking to change the one you’re using now, before you proceed you have to clearly understand the benefits it has to offer.

Streamline projects workflow

A dedicated software for project managers allows you to manage the project from the very beginning until its completion. This means you have to use just one software to manage and take care of all aspects related to the project. This also translates into less steps, less bottlenecks in getting the job done and implicitly, less frustration.
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Laurentiu Bancu
Laurentiu Bancu

A very practical guide to start managing your projects

To manage projects from start to finish can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not a certified project management professional. Does “hammock activity”, “prince2” or “critical path” ring any bells? No? Then this practical guide is for you (no vague or abstract stuff included). Actually there are many people who lead and manage all sorts of projects and they aren’t even called “project managers”.

It also happens sometimes to find ourselves in a project manager position with very little or no experience in managing projects. If that’s your situation, this practical guide is meant to help you get the engine started and at least make sure your project is on – what you believe to be – the right track. We’ll take a look at every detail (and see how Paymo can help along).

You (really) need a plan to manage projects

Every project has a planning part, but in this case I’m referring at the big picture and not a specific part of the project. The first thing you need to do is understand and visualize the final product by asking some important questions:

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Laurentiu Bancu
Laurentiu Bancu

How Paymo helped a Montreal Agency play with the big boys at the Cannes 2016 Lions Festival

We continue today our series of conversations with Paymo customers with Phoenix the Creative Studio, a marketing agency that specializes in branding, interactive solutions and visual communication in different forms. The company was recently present at Cannes Lions Festival, the biggest creative and design festival in the world, where their “Cannes Survival kit” was a big success. Fouad Mallouk, the company president was kind enough to answer our questions.

Fouad Mallouk

Hey Fouad, tell us a little bit about Phoenix the Creative Studio. When was it founded?

I’ve been in the industry for a little over 18 years and owned 2 agencies prior to Phoenix. In 2014 my two partners and I decided to refresh, rebrand and realign our values. The only way to really achieve this was to start from scratch.

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