Home renovation and design platform Houzz has introduced new features for the timeline tool in its business management and marketing software Houzz Pro, which is aimed at residential construction and design professionals.
The Houzz Pro Timeline tool enables users to quickly map out a project schedule, track progress and visually communicate their plan to everyone involved. With easy-to-create Gantt charts, users can organise their project and ensure they have the right equipment, materials and personnel on-site.
Activities and related sub-activities for each stage of a project can now be added to a timeline. The new dependency feature enables professionals to indicate when the start of one item relies on the completion of another, so that moving one activity on the schedule will also move the dependent activities. Timeline activities can also be assigned to different team members, who are notified immediately. The timeline can be shared with the project team, including staff, trade contractors and clients, keeping everyone informed of due dates, to-do’s and schedule changes.
“The Houzz Pro Timeline tool makes it easy to organise, track and communicate all elements of a construction or design project,” said Alon Cohen, Houzz co-founder and president. “Scheduling is one of the biggest challenges for our pro customers and they need a dynamic way to make schedule changes and quickly and easily inform all project stakeholders – from staff members to trade contractors to clients. The new dependency and assignable activity features make it easier for teams to stay on top of how changes affect the entire project schedule.”