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Microsoft Project

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Likelihood to Recommend

AceProject

It is well suited if you have a specific work force or are working in a production or an assembly line style environment. It is also well suited if you have small teams that have to get out a certain amount of product in set periods of time. AceProjects is great for monitoring how long each individual spent on their specific task and subsequently how long the team took to complete their work.
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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

AceProject
3.2
Microsoft Project
7.3
Task Management
AceProject
5.0
Microsoft Project
8.3
Resource Management
AceProject
6.0
Microsoft Project
8.0
Gantt Charts
AceProject
3.0
Microsoft Project
8.5
Scheduling
AceProject
4.0
Microsoft Project
8.3
Workflow Automation
AceProject
1.0
Microsoft Project
7.3
Team Collaboration
AceProject
5.0
Microsoft Project
6.7
Support for Agile Methodology
AceProject
1.0
Microsoft Project
5.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
AceProject
1.0
Microsoft Project
7.5
Document Management
AceProject
1.0
Microsoft Project
6.4
Email integration
AceProject
2.0
Microsoft Project
6.7
Mobile Access
AceProject
1.0
Microsoft Project
6.5
Timesheet Tracking
AceProject
8.0
Microsoft Project
6.9
Change request and Case Management
AceProject
4.0
Microsoft Project
6.7
Budget and Expense Management
AceProject
3.0
Microsoft Project
7.8

Professional Services Automation

AceProject
2.0
Microsoft Project
7.0
Project & financial reporting
AceProject
2.0
Microsoft Project
7.9
Quotes/estimates
AceProject
Microsoft Project
7.3
Invoicing
AceProject
Microsoft Project
6.3
Integration with accounting software
AceProject
Microsoft Project
6.5

Pros

  • Time Tracking
  • Resource allocation
  • Easy to implement, small adoption curve.
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  • Being able to tie tasks together so when something changes it makes it easier to track.
  • Being able to create categories for tasks and tie them all together.
  • It's nice to set holidays and not have to remember them when scheduling farther into the future.
  • I've been using it for a while but I don't get to use it as much as I'd like. The is a lot of information and help out there to learn how to use it better.
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Cons

  • Expand on data tracking
  • Improve report generation
  • Break out from just being a time clock manager.
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  • Linking tasks together and the whole SS-1D or FS+4D is very confusing. It usually takes me a few tries to get it where I want. There is always information to help figure this out, just need to be willing to look and ask.
  • Sorting by date and task can be confusing. At least there's always the undo button.
  • I'm always learning something new that makes using project easier and more beneficial for me. I wish I was able to use or more.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 2 answers
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
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Usability

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Microsoft Project9.0
Based on 2 answers
For basic schedule building, which is what I primarily use it for, is great and very easy. I don't really understand much else although I would like to learn because everything I do use it for is very easy to do and learn
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Support

No score
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Microsoft Project5.0
Based on 3 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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Implementation

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Microsoft Project5.0
Based on 1 answer
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
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Alternatives Considered

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This tool is still underrated amongst the software engineers as Microsoft, like Giant, haven't been totally focused on the development of the tool which results in less popularity amongst other tools who are specially built for industry projects like Atlassian's JIRA. However, we got our problems solved thanks to Microsoft Project in the same way Atlassian showed us in their demo.
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to track our production teams work and refine our methods to improve deliverable dates.
  • Once our staff reached a certain size the capability of the software began to lag. Diminishing returns.
  • The lack of reporting features made data regression and extrapolation difficult.
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  • Increased productivity and on-time task achievement
  • More efficiency for remote members located away from HQ
  • Time saving
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Pricing Details

AceProject

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
Additional Pricing Details