Gantt chart is a type of bar chart to visualize the timeline of a project. It provides an overall view of the project's execution. It makes Project Management easier. Any ERP software is incomplete without it.
ERPNext also comes with a Gantt chart for project management. It is based on jQuery.Gantt
. But it has some drawbacks.
- The tasks are not editable.
- Scrolling across the timeline is not very intuitive.
- You can not apply filters to the Gantt view.
- Its looks doesn't complement ERPNext's design.
Here's what it looks like:
We started looking for alternatives offered by Google
but sadly they weren't open source. Why not make it ourselves. The idea resulted into something which looks like this:
You can hold and drag the ends to adjust the start and end dates.
You can also move the bar as a whole to shift the time slot.
It comes with multiple view modes to drill up or down the timeline.
The Gantt Chart is supported by all DocTypes having a start and end date. Some of them are
- Production Order
- Sales Order
- Course Schedule
Looking forward to your feedback!