Just use any of the online software available for a monthly charge (they're all similar btw). Also, you should get into Project Portfolio Management (since you're managing a portfolio of projects).
Take a look at Clarizen.com our online project management solution. You get a free 30 day test drive.
The system is very simple to use and will give you everything you need to manage your 80 projects and more. The application has rich collaboration features that allows you to manage your projects and task communications and documents in the context of the projects they are related to.
Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.
For handling such a large number of projects, I would suggest you to use Microsoft's Project Professional 2007. Certainly this would be the best solution for all your project management needs. It has many advanced features for planning, scheduling and tracking multiple projects. Check this for more details http://www.microsoft.com/project/en/us/project-professional-2007.aspx
Hey Julie, now Microsoft has launched new version of its project management software Microsoft project 2010. You should try this advanced version... ms project 2010. Get more details here http://www.microsoft.com/project/en/us/product-information.aspx
What types of projects are we talking about here? 80 projects is a lot to manage, so obviously you'll need something up to the task.
If you haven't yet looked at MetaCommunications Workgroups project management software, I'd take a gander at it.
You can track any number of projects, include workflow management and workflow automation, automatic to do lists for all participants, scheduling, production financial management, collaborative document review & approval, and manage all your files and emails by project (organize, track, share these documents with people involved in each project) .
Like I said before: 80 projects is a lot. If you have software that's a poor fit, you're head is going to explode. If you get software that's a good fit for your needs, you can make it look easy + enhance the efficiency of everyone involved. Whether or not you go with Workgroups project management software, I'd take your time and evaluate your options, discuss your needs with vendors and colleagues, and give yourself enough information to make the best choice for you and your group.
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