Good project management requires a 360-degree perspective, and Merlin allows you to work on your project from whichever point of view you want. Enter your activities and link them in the Activities View, add your resources in the Resources View, and see who is doing what in the Utilization View.
The Inspector is your one stop shop for all the data you need to enter or extract. Inspector is context sensitive, offering you the relevant information for each selected item. With the Inspector, you see only what you need to see, reducing workspace clutter and information overload associated with other project management applications.
Managing projects is more than just managing time, it's also managing budgets and costs. Merlin offers extensive financial capabilities and full costing engine for successfully driving projects within budget. Merlin helps drive the approval and budgeting process up through the allocation of budgets for phases and activities, whether it be a top down or bottom up process, in both percentage and absolute terms. Merlin supports the comparison of planned and real values across different cost categories (process costs, element costs and resource costs) can be given.
Think of Merlin's Library as your own little information warehouse. You can drag-and-drop project-specific information wherever you need it without losing it. The Library helps you store resources and construct complex projects using snippets of information you have stored. The Library also contains all addresses (from the Address Book, LDAP, and MS Entourage) that can used in establishing your available resources for a project.
Merlin allows you to search through your project using as much or as little information as you've got. A search field integrated into the toolbar for each section allows you to perform straightforward searches or to define more complex search parameters, which can be saved and accessed again later.
Want to learn more? The Merlin QuickStart Guide provides a simple, step-by-step overview to help you get quickly on your way with Merlin.
Download the Merlin QuickStart Guide (PDF).