Performance and Features
While on the surface, eGroupWare looks a lot like Outlook, in a lot of ways it is very different. The program naturally has an address book, calendar, mail-client, and "infoLog." The infoLog provides the abiilty to track to-do's, notes, and phone conversations. But the program also includes a project manager featuring Gantt chart capabilities that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the program, resource manager, file manager, web site manager, time sheet, issues tracker, wiki, knowledge base, workflow engine, and even a fully function al news manager. In this effect, the program is a one-stop shop for all of your project management, time management, and resource organization needs. Because the program is easy to use and intuitive to learn, it provides a highly competitive edge when compared to the full Microsoft Suite. Looking for that special file you need to approve? Look no further, it is safely stored in eGroupWare's file manager.
The main advantages of having such a program available is the ability to do it all in one spot. When project managers can sort their email and assign tasks with email, their productivity rate goes up. Many of the features have synchronization capabilities with Kontact, Evolution, Outlook, Thunderbird, iCal and your PDA.