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Online Project Management Software for Everyone: Zilicus


The Best Project Portfolio Management Software for Professional Managers.

For organizations with many simultaneous projects, Project portfolio management (PPM) software is used to ensure all projects have the right manpower to be accomplished by the agreed-upon deadline while staying within budget. It is technique of planning schedules and allocating resources needed to bring a project portfolio to success.

Zilicus works with a vision to empower business users to make precise business decisions through collaboration and right access to knowledge. Zilicus offers Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) based collaborative solutions that enhance the way business users collaborate and manage the business.

Currently, the company offers easy to use and comprehensive online project management software - ZilicusPM that instills transparency and accountability among team members and let them focus on getting things done. To use ZilicusPM you do not need hardware, or installation or maintenance. It is a cloud application offered as an on-demand solution that gives you the flexibility to pay for what you use. You can access it from anywhere at any time.

A Brief Glimpse of Zilicus

Team Zilicus brings together extensive experience with cutting-edge technologies and enterprise-grade web applications. It has worked closely with customers like Motorola, Toyota, Volvo, Lockheed Martin, Nasa, British Telecom, Cisco, Telstra and many more.

Founders of Zilicus Solutions carry more than 30-man years of diverse experience in Software, Engineering & Production, Retail and Telecommunication domains. The Co-founders of Zilicus were working together in R&D unit of Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) that offers CAD, CAM, CAE software along with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. In this company, they worked with customers from US (Aerospace, mobile, Technology co.), Europe & Japan (Automotive, technology co). The founders realized how these organizations greatly benefit from PLM kind of solution which significantly reduced Time-To-Market (TTM) of new products (NPD). It was pretty clear that the factors which contributed to the success/failure of a product launch for these companies have been: collaboration, the right resources were provided with right access to correct knowledge i.e.

  • Having greater visibility to ground realities improved the decision-making process
  • Collaboration among team members reduced errors, work duplication, and importantly, members were aware of who is doing what, thus it improved productivity
  • Operating & business processes have been clearly defined, refined and also aligned with software solutions

Q. Why ZilicusPM?

Zilicus realized certain gaps in project management tools available in the market. At one end, simple To-Do list, Task Management software being pushed to users as Project Management Software, whereas on other hand overly complex enterprise solutions are out of reach of SMBs and of the rest of the software available to users:

  • They lacked completeness, simplicity & usefulness of project management features
  • The performance of the web-based tools, we used was disappointing (many customers have reported performance issues for existing tools)
  • The company faced difficulties in figuring out controls to create project/ tasks, issues, documents, reports, navigating within & outside the workspace, etc. in these tools i.e. the usability was far from great

These gap & unavailability of useful, comprehensive, collaborative software made Zilicus build ZilicusPM online project management software. Essentially, Zilicus was started with a vision of building SaaS-based collaborative software that will empower business users to make a precise business decision through collaboration and the right access to knowledge.

The Roadmap Ahead

Like most entrepreneurs, Zilicus

is a hard-working team however, they think of users first while creating a product and interacting with them. Zilicus has given zillion thoughts while building its flagship product ZilicusPM so that it will be complete, useful and simple. Zilicus products provide executive management with clear visibility for the projects; at the same time, team members find ZilicusPM immensely useful & easier to adopt.

Zilicus has bigger plans. It is going to take ZilicusPM next level to be complete project portfolio management software - that integrates entire lifecycle of a project right from its request to approval to planning to execution to closure. The company wants to make ZilicusPM as the right  choice of best project management software.

Customers’ Testimonies

“I sampled over 50 project management software, providers. Zilicus is the first I have found.”

- Ian Robertson, Director of Documotive, UK

“Zilicus is EXPLODING in popularity at our company. PMs from Minnesota, Colorado, Petersfield, & other cities are using it.”

- Kristen G, Payment Technology Company, US

“Zilicus is great for “real” project management AND tracking your sweat equity time.”

- Kathryn G, Business Owner, San Francisco, US

“Zilicuspm is exactly the pm tool we have been looking for. Thank you for listening to us and for your flexibility.”

- Rui Filipe, Pixelixir, Belgium

The Founding Duo

Nagin Kothari, Co-founder: Nagin is second time entrepreneur with previous experience in engineering, production, and the automobile industry. He has worked with IT majors like Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) and Vertex Software., and also served as Director of Engineering at YagnaIQ, a Texas-based IT product.

As Chief Architect at Zilicus Solutions, Nagin pairs extensive experience in cutting edge technology and a deep understanding of application security, robustness, scalability, to create top-tier enterprise applications. Nagin holds a Bachelors and Masters in Tech from world-renowned engineering institute - Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT M).

Dhananjay (Dhan) Wagholikar, Co-founder: Dhan is also a second-time entrepreneur with prior experience in IT product companies like Selectica, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). Prior to Zilicus, Dhan managed multi-million dollar projects at Indian Oil Corporation, India’s largest commercial enterprise. He also played consulting roles with leading retail and telecom companies. His expertise also branches into product marketing, online marketing, and branding.

Serving as Zilicus’ Product Manager, Dhan focuses on product management and customer engagement. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) - India’s premier management school, and is an engineering graduate of Government College of Engineering, Pune (COEP).

“All in One Project Management Software to Manage Your Project Schedule, Resources, Budget, Scope, Changes, Risks, Issues, Billing, Documents, Meetings and More.”