The secret to choosing project management software? Ensure it integrates with the tools your team already uses.
Three in 10 software buyers say the hardest part is finding tools that integrate with their team’s current products. That makes sense to us: Even the world’s best software won’t help too much if you can’t easily use it in your app stack. After all, integrations are a huge benefit to using cloud software. Project management integrations are even more crucial since project management touches so many parts of an organization.

But when it comes to integrations, not all software is equal. From email and accounting to bug and idea tracking, you’re likely using several tools to manage tasks. Any software you use to manage projects should integrate with most (if not all) of your current products.

With hundreds of project management software tools to choose from, how can you learn which ones have the integrations you’ll need? Sentiment scores are a strong start.

What’s a Sentiment Score?

A sentiment score shows how users feel about individual software products. It rates sentiment on a scale of 0 (negative) to 10 (positive). The higher a tool’s sentiment score, the more positive users feel about it.

GetApp uses sentiment scores to determine how our users feel (negative, neutral, or positive) about certain tools. The scores are especially helpful if you want to see sentiment toward specific aspects of a software tool. So, we dug into our data to see which project management software have the highest positive sentiment about integrations:

5 Best Project Management Software for Integrations

PRODUCT INTEGRATIONS SENTIMENT SCORE (OUT OF A POSSIBLE 10)
Daylite for Mac 6.60
Everhour 6.56
Slack 6.42
Microsoft Project 6.38
Clubhouse 6.35

For more on our methodology, click here.

1. Daylite for Mac

Sentiment Score: 6.60 (out of a possible 10)

Mentions of integrations in reviews: 63

Percent of mentions that are positive: 74%

Daylite for Mac serves small businesses who need software to help them track leads. You can segment leads and customers, track tasks and notes in one place, follow up with clients, and more.

Since it’s a native app for Mac and iOS, Daylite integrates with Apple products like Mail and Calendar. If you’re using Daylite on your Mac laptop, its integration with Apple Mail will let you link messages to the right contacts and contracts.

74% of reviewers were positive about Daylite for Mac’s integrations

Daylite for Mac had a greater share of positive sentiment, and a greater sentiment score than the category average

Is Daylite for Mac an option for you?

2. Everhour

Sentiment Score: 6.56 (out of a possible 10)

Mentions of integrations in reviews: 61

Percent of mentions that are positive: 75%

Everhour is ideal for project teams that need a time tracker. Users can track time per task and project throughout each lifecycle, from the first budget to the final report. It integrates with GitHub, Trello, Asana, and several other project management tools.

75% of reviewers were positive about Everhour’s integrations

Everhour had a greater share of positive sentiment, and a greater sentiment score than the category average

Is Everhour an option for you?

3. Slack

Sentiment Score: 6.42 (out of a possible 10)

Mentions of integrations in reviews: 1860

Percent of mentions that are positive: 72

Slack is a collaboration software that lets users organize their work. Its goal is to “get users out of email” by letting them create open and closed channels per project, team, location, and more. Slack also integrates with 1,500+ apps and counts Google, Salesforce, and Atlassian among its corporate partners.

72% of reviewers were positive about Slack’s integrations


Slack had a greater share of positive sentiment and a greater sentiment score than the category average

Is Slack an option for you?

4. Microsoft Project

Sentiment Score: 6.38 (out of a possible 10)

Mentions of integrations in reviews: 51

Percent of mentions that are positive: 76

Microsoft Project serves larger project teams up to the Portfolio level. It’s delivered through Microsoft’s Office 365 suite, with features such as heat maps, resource analytics, Gantt charts, and out-of-the-box reports.

As expected, Project integrates with several other tools in Microsoft’s family. It counts Excel, Skype for Business, SharePoint, and Power BI among its integrations.

76% of reviewers were positive about Microsoft PPM’s integrations.


Microsoft Project had a greater share of positive sentiment, and a greater sentiment score than the category average

Is Microsoft Project an option for you?

5. Clubhouse

Sentiment Score: 6.35 (out of a possible 10)

Mentions of integrations in reviews: 24

Percent of mentions that are positive: 77

Clubhouse is project management software for developers. It’s built to support the planning, build, and launch cycle for software. Users can create a “story” to describe any task, job, feature, or build, then define “milestones” and “epics” for goal-based progression.

Clubhouse counts developer favorites like GitHub and Bitbucket among its integrations. Its API access lets users build custom workflow automations.

77% of reviewers were positive about Clubhouse’s integrations

Clubhouse had a greater share of positive sentiment, and the same sentiment score than the category average

Is Clubhouse an option for you?


Methodology

For this report, we analyzed 75,432 reviews across 220 project management products. To be considered for inclusion in this report, we required 20 or more unique reviews mentioning “integrations” or related terms.

The products listed in this report had the highest percentage of positive mentions of customizability of eligible products.

To calculate sentiment score, we looked at the specific mentions of integrations in each review and analyzed the terms used to describe integrations. We then scored each term on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the most positive. The score for each snippet was the sum of all descriptive terms in the snippet. Snippet scores were then averaged for the product to determine average sentiment score for the product.

When comparing the average sentiment score of a product to the average score for the entire category, the product’s score was removed for accuracy.

“Integrations” in the context of this report means the products and tools that integrate natively with the products featured.

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