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IntelliGantt™
Local Workgroup

The place to collaborate on projects with
a simple file server.

Local Workgroups for inside jobs,
Internet Workgroups for outside work.
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What is a Local Workgroup?

What makes it so great?

So it's like storing a file on a server?

Is that safe?

Do I have to checkout and checkin my changes?

Is there a master project somewhere?

What if the project is removed from the Local Workgroup?

What if my servers go down?

How big are these project files?

And all IntelliGantt products have Local Workgroup capability?

Hey, are you guys patenting this merge technology?



What is a Local Workgroup?

Basically a File Server you already have running in house. If you're worried at all about sending data across the internet, or simply don't need to, then you should look in to the Local Workgroup. It's no more complicated than sharing a file to a server.

It's as fast as your local network, as secure as your intranet, as failsafe as your current backup procedures and as distributed as your WAN. As long as everyone in your workgroup can access the file server, then everyone can participate in the project. You just tell IntelliGantt where to put it and it figures out the rest.


What makes it so great?

Because it works with your infrastructure right out of the box. Everyone has a file server or three in house. What has been missing is an application that makes use of your current resources- until now.


So it's like storing a file on a server?

Yes. IntelliGantt manages keeping the files, and therefore the project view, update to date for everyone. It also keeps track of where things are located. This makes it very easy for people to join projects shared to a Local Workroup- all they need to do us double-click on the invitation and they're in.


Is that safe?

When using the Local Workgroup, IntelliGantt only transmits and receives data from the file server you designate. Basically, it's as safe and secure and your file server.


Do I have to checkout and checkin my changes?

ABSOLUTELY NOT. Unlike most solutions, TeamDirection merges everyone's changes together into one view of the project. All you need to do is press the update button when you want to send and receive changes.


Is there a master project somewhere?

Everyone has a copy of the project on their local computer. This lets you work offline-- even disconnected from the intranet. When the time comes, you 'update' the project on the internet server and merge project changes into your local copy.


What if the project is removed from the Local Workgroup?

Since everyone has their own copy of the project, the group just needs to decide who will republish it to the server-- most likely the project manager. No-one needs to rejoin or do anything extraordinary. Because everyone has a local copy of the project, everyone essentially has a backup of the project.


What if my file server goes down?

You can still continue working on your project and simply update when file server is running again. In the worst case scenario (having to buy a new server), you can simply republish your project to the new server and invite your team members again- no project data will be lost.


How big are these project files?

We've found a 'simple' 1000 task project turns into about 75K or so of file data.


And all IntelliGantt products have Local Workspace capability?

Yes. Both IntelliGantt and IntelliGantt Plus can publish to, subscribe to and synchronize with a Local Workspace. The Microsoft Project Add In can publish to and synchronize with a Local Workgroup, but not subscribe.

Hey, are you guys patenting this merge technology?

Working on it!