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Likelihood to Recommend

10000ft

I think 10000ft is good for bare minimum project monitoring, we used it a large company because we didn't need to have exact numbers - it was just a rough idea to see where freelance resources were over burning. If, however you work a much smaller company and really need to know detailed information it's not as effective, there are many other software options that really allow for much closer and precise tracking. I would recommend 10000ft for companies that just need to monitor large freelance teams, track hours and higher level projects that are also monitored on other project management tools. It's a tool I would only use in conjunction with something else.
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Microsoft Project

Project is very well suited for large projects involving numerous personnel, equipment and materials,and expected to take many months or even years to completion. Also, it is useful when the stakeholders of the project are rather different in their capacity and require rather different types of reports (strictly financial reports, slippage in schedule and how the schedule can be brought back, etc.)On the other hand, a company specializing in projects that are relatively simple and only have a span of a few weeks or a couple of months would be better off adopting a simpler Project Management tool, one that costs less and has a much shorter learning curve.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
Microsoft Project
7.2
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
Microsoft Project
8.4
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
Microsoft Project
8.0
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
Microsoft Project
8.5
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
Microsoft Project
8.3
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
Microsoft Project
7.3
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
Microsoft Project
6.7
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
Microsoft Project
6.3
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
Microsoft Project
6.6
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
Microsoft Project
6.8
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
Microsoft Project
6.5
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.7
Support for Agile Methodology
10000ft
Microsoft Project
5.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
10000ft
Microsoft Project
7.6
Mobile Access
10000ft
Microsoft Project
6.2

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
Microsoft Project
6.9
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
Microsoft Project
7.1
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
Microsoft Project
6.2
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.7
Integration with accounting software
10000ft
Microsoft Project
6.4

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
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  • I love how easy it is to plot milestones and tasks, and who is responsible for those tasks. Being able to quickly see the scope of work, start and finish dates, along with the resources scheduled to perform those tasks, is such a time and productivity saver.
  • Changes to the project due to scope or duration due to lack of resources are easy to make with Project. I can easily adjust my schedule, add new tasks, and move milestones and finish dates with ease.
  • The reporting tools are great. I can see what percentage of milestones have been completed in real time and share that with sponsors and management.
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Cons

  • It's often confusing to use and find things, I sometimes find it to be a little counterintuitive as to where functions are (e.g. for tracking budgets and pulling reports).
  • When pulling a budget I always struggled to comb through the large amounts of data and time inputted. When I select a filter the page often wouldn't refresh or i'd forget to de-select a filter as it wasn't in an obvious place, which sometimes left me with pulling an incorrect budget.
  • The data is only as good as the people entering the time. Often with so many small tasks people would enter time incorrectly, in the wrong milestone or project. It lists all of your projects on one page, so it's not easy to enter it and there's a lot of room for error.
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  • It takes some time getting used to using Project for agile rather than waterfall, but it's not impossible. And as you get more familiar with your sprints, using Project for agile becomes easier. Just a little learning curve is all.
  • There are some features that I don't see useful, like Timesheets. I'm sure it's a great aspect of Project, but not something that I'm interested in using.
  • Extra cost associated with it. I'd love if it was bundled in the Office Suite.
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Likelihood to Renew

10000ft4.0
Based on 1 answer
I think there's limited uses for the tool and much more comprehensive options out there for multiple tools in one. With more people working remotely, it's hard to just use email and face to face, in some ways you need to have a tool that's a fall back and a record of where you are + where you're going
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Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 1 answer
I am very happy with the software and am definitely get use out of it.
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Usability

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Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so easy to use and I'm able to make it look however I want it to. It allows me to communicate to my team on exactly what needs to be done and when.
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Support

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Microsoft Project5.9
Based on 2 answers
Self-directed help is usually just frustrating. Help Desks don't seem to be knowledgeable enough to provide good answers. There doesn't appear to be a way to get immediate help without great expense.
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Alternatives Considered

Although an interesting tool, compared to Basecamp or Workfront, 10000ft really struggles on the collaboration aspect of the tool. It's great for the bare minimum, recording hours and pulling a budget, but we also relied on email for collaboration and face to face meetings - which is no bad thing! Although for big companies and small projects it's nice to have everything all in one tool so there's less jumping and room for error. That would be my recommendation for any company evaluating it
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We find that while MicroSoft Project appears to have a higher learning curve, the short investment in training provides a much richer and much more long lasting solution vs. some of the other web only scheduling tools. These are easy to get started, but quickly lack the depth for business intelligence, reporting, tracking and the what-if scenarios and baselines that you use for medium to complex projects.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive - We were able to track multiple projects at the same time and record accurate hours.
  • Positive - Able to pull budget and excel reports which can the be analyzed further and relatively simply.
  • Negative - There were a lot of times when hours were entered inaccurately which left us in a bind with budget and freelance billing.
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  • Microsoft project has allowed us to better create estimates and proposals, while also helping track and manage the work in the same tool we developed our estimates with.
  • We use Project Server for all of our document management and integrate it with our accounting software and CRM system via workflows to update and synchronize information.
  • Our employees have found the integration with SharePoint, Visio and Office365 to be very straight forward and more of a powerful experience for a holistic solution to managing projects.
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Pricing Details

10000ft

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Microsoft Project

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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