Which is better?

We think of software as something we use, like clothes. But software is an ecosystem. We interact with software through other people and through tools.
The tool you use for online project management will be different from the one you use for desktop project management. The advantage of online project management is that everyone with whom you work, and everyone who participates, is using the same program. (The alternative is desktop software, where everyone uses a different program.)
Online project management system tools also tend to have better user interfaces than desktop software. Fewer buttons, fewer menu items. The user interface is tailored to the particular tasks of the project. Your choice of online project management tool will depend on which tasks you plan to do with it. To manage your budget through an on-line tool, you will need a tool with budgeting capabilities. To manage your company’s stock through an on-line tool, you will need a tool that supports stock transactions. Your choice of on-line project management tool will also depend on which tools are already available to you. Some on-line tools are designed to work with particular desktop software. Others are designed to work with a particular Internet browser.
The advantage of online project management tools is that everyone uses the same tool, and that tool is designed with the particular tasks of the project in mind. The disadvantage is that your choices of tools is limited by what is available in the market.
Management consultants advise their clients to keep a portfolio of tools, rather than putting all their eggs in a single basket. If your tools get stolen, or break down, or become obsolete, you’re less likely to lose everything.
One way to think of a management consultancy is as a venture capital fund for software tools. They invest in tools, and help their clients to adopt those tools. But like venture capitalists, the management consultancies