Title: A flexible and extensible project planning and management tool tailored for European projects

Authors: Ruben Alonso; Daniele Bortoluzzi; Andrea Costa; Thomas Messervey; Massimiliano Raciti; Diego Reforgiato Recupero

Addresses: R2M Solution s.r.l., Polo Tecnologico di Pavia, Via Fratelli Cuzio, 42, 27100 Pavia, Italy ' R2M Solution s.r.l., Polo Tecnologico di Pavia, Via Fratelli Cuzio, 42, 27100 Pavia, Italy ' R2M Solution s.r.l., Polo Tecnologico di Pavia, Via Fratelli Cuzio, 42, 27100 Pavia, Italy ' R2M Solution s.r.l., Polo Tecnologico di Pavia, Via Fratelli Cuzio, 42, 27100 Pavia, Italy ' R2M Solution s.r.l., Polo Tecnologico di Pavia, Via Fratelli Cuzio, 42, 27100 Pavia, Italy ' R2M Solution s.r.l., Polo Tecnologico di Pavia, Via Fratelli Cuzio, 42, 27100 Pavia, Italy; Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Cagliari, Palazzo delle Scienze, Via Ospedale 72, 09124, Cagliari, Italy

Abstract: In this paper, we describe a software tool developed for the comprehensive management of any kind of project (research, industrial, etc.) from planning to execution and cost reporting within an organisation (governmental, public, private). The tool is particularly tailored for European funded projects (such as FP7 and H2020). With the presented tool, it is possible to create new European, national level or company internal projects along with their information, create and manage project activities, work packages and related tasks, manage users and their seniority levels, assign users to specific work, track worked hours during the projects execution, create new funding types of projects (e.g., upcoming EU FP9) assigning new cost claiming schemes such as funding percentage per activity type, funding overhead etc., create reporting periods for each project and get costs automatically computed, manage reimbursement associated to users and related projects for travels and purchases expenses.

Keywords: planning; management; European projects; financial management; time tracking; reporting; reimbursement; calendar; time tracking feedback; full-stack web framework; FP7; H2020.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2021.10041651

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2021 Vol.27 No.4/5/6, pp.421 - 448

Accepted: 20 Jul 2018
Published online: 14 Oct 2021 *

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