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Actionspace

3 Ratings

Actionspace

3 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Microsoft Project

349 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actionspace

When you have many projects with different people on them Actionspace is well suited to handle that
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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

Actionspace
6.9
Microsoft Project
7.0
Task Management
Actionspace
8.0
Microsoft Project
8.3
Resource Management
Actionspace
4.0
Microsoft Project
7.9
Gantt Charts
Actionspace
7.0
Microsoft Project
8.5
Scheduling
Actionspace
5.0
Microsoft Project
8.2
Workflow Automation
Actionspace
6.0
Microsoft Project
7.1
Team Collaboration
Actionspace
6.0
Microsoft Project
6.6
Support for Agile Methodology
Actionspace
6.0
Microsoft Project
5.6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Actionspace
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.7
Document Management
Actionspace
7.0
Microsoft Project
6.2
Email integration
Actionspace
7.0
Microsoft Project
6.3
Mobile Access
Actionspace
8.0
Microsoft Project
5.6
Timesheet Tracking
Actionspace
9.0
Microsoft Project
6.3
Change request and Case Management
Actionspace
8.0
Microsoft Project
6.2
Budget and Expense Management
Actionspace
8.0
Microsoft Project
7.4

Professional Services Automation

Actionspace
8.0
Microsoft Project
6.6
Quotes/estimates
Actionspace
8.0
Microsoft Project
6.8
Invoicing
Actionspace
8.0
Microsoft Project
5.8
Project & financial reporting
Actionspace
8.0
Microsoft Project
7.6
Integration with accounting software
Actionspace
8.0
Microsoft Project
6.0

Pros

  • User customization for each individual and their responsibilities
  • Great support staff and update capabilities
  • You can see the early stages of the project and see it through in a clean and organized way
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  • My favorite thing about MS project is management of predecessors. When set to automatic and when managed well, MS Project handles downstream impacts to date changes and resource constraints. MS Project makes my life much easier
  • I like how MS Project allows me to add vacation and holiday dates and helps me to build my schedules around these
  • I like how MS Project allows for granularity in scheduling and tracking project costs.
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Cons

  • Sometimes anyone who has touched a project still receive notification even if they don't need it
  • Having to manually enter information from other areas
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  • Not industry specific - No templates for Telecoms
  • Difficult to learn initially
  • No integration / API's for 3rd party collaboration tools
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Likelihood to Renew

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Microsoft Project10.0
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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

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Each project has different needs and we switch back and forth. We often find Microsoft Office to be too generic for specific purposes, in which case we gravitate towards domain-specific tools, such as JIRA for software project management.
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Return on Investment

  • ROI
  • tracking
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  • Managing schedules
  • Visualizing data to improve project performance
  • Easier to manage projects with a larger number of people
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Pricing Details

Actionspace

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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