A large holding company with elements of a family business. Such are the GoProjects in České Budějovice, headed by the marketing tool GoSMS or, for example, the mobile operator GoMobilwhich is liked by almost 50,000 customers. As the work of some employees intertwines all the projects, they were looking for the right solution for efficient task management. After testing the biggest players on the market, GoNavigators finally landed in Freelo for several reasons.
„Sometimes it's still punk, but thanks to Freelo we have the right system in place. We switch between projects in our heads and in Freelo.“
There are about 100 mobile operators in the Czech Republic, with the vast majority of the market dominated by the three largest players: T-Mobile, O2 and Vodafone. Compared to them, GoMobil, which has been on the market for almost 9 years, highlights some of its advantages: it listens to its customers and tailors individual tariffs for them.
GoZajímavost: Do you know how mobile operators work in the Czech Republic? Vodafone, O2 and T-Mobile manage their own infrastructure and frequency bands. Other operators lease the mobile network from them at wholesale prices or buy minutes for calls, SMS and data from them. Some are then dependent on the three largest operators (in terms of ownership), while others are commercially completely independent and autonomous, such as GoMobil.
What can't be done in a quarter, they don't do in GoMobil. The enormous dynamism forced the head of the company to change the project management. Together with the managers, they looked for another solution instead of the slow LiquidPlanner tool. They tested the most recommended software Trello, Asana and Basecamp, finally landing in Freelo. Why?
„We were using LiquidPlanner, which was cumbersome and too slow. So with a team of five top managers and a technology-loving boss, we set about testing Trello, Asana, Basecamp and Freelo. Mainly due to its simplicity, mobile app and time tracking, Freelo won out in the end. Then it was a rush - after a month, everyone was working on it.“
After almost two years in Freelo, the GoMobil sailors have successfully completed 5,000 tasks in 120 projects.
Another decisive factor in the choice of the new project management tool was the task structure. The division into projects, To-Do lists, tasks and sub-tasks suited GoProject the most when working with Freelo.
„We found the structure of projects and tasks the most pleasant in Freelo. We can choose whether we want to use the kanban (column) view of tasks or not. Trello, for example, did not allow us to do that.“
GoMobil and other GoProjects have a way of introducing new employees to Freeel: At Freeel, each employee has a list of first tasks that guide them and help them learn Freeel. In addition to Freelo, GoProjects make their work easier with tools like Google Data Studio, Hotjar, Zendesk, LiveChat, or their own marketing tool Reago.
„Some employees struggle with a lot of things at first, but not with Freelo.“
Repetitive tasks save us a lot of time. We have a large package of tasks that are the same every month - like invoicing, checking various items in the project, sending letters and so on.