Avolution ABACUS vs. Microsoft Project Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avolution ABACUS
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
ABACUS, from Australian software company Avolution, is an enterprise architecture modeling tool.N/A
Microsoft Project Server
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Project Server is a project portfolio management option.N/A
Pricing
Avolution ABACUSMicrosoft Project Server
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Avolution ABACUSMicrosoft Project Server
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Avolution ABACUSMicrosoft Project Server
Top Pros
Top Cons

No answers on this topic

Best Alternatives
Avolution ABACUSMicrosoft Project Server
Small Businesses

No answers on this topic

monday.com
monday.com
Score 8.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Blueworks Live
IBM Blueworks Live
Score 8.8 out of 10
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Blueworks Live
IBM Blueworks Live
Score 8.8 out of 10
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
Avolution ABACUSMicrosoft Project Server
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avolution ABACUSMicrosoft Project Server
Likelihood to Recommend
Avolution
Well suited scenarios include IT portfolio management, project portfolio management, enterprise architecture planning, modeling of business capabilities, using standard frameworks that ship out of the box such as TOGAF, and integration with SharePoint. Less appropriate scenarios would be detailed data modeling and using the tool expecting to get model drive code execution.
Read full review
Microsoft
Microsoft Project Server I believe is best for any organization from small to large. As I mentioned, it is a little pricey so I would do research into alternative software and depending on your needs maybe look at all options, competing software. This is a tool with a learning curve and some may not be able to easily navigate this software. There isn't really great training, resources available for this tool however there are some free YouTube tutorial videos. This is great for cross company, department project management, sharing, managing of projects and timelines.
Read full review
Pros
Avolution
  • Modelling the Enterprise through the creation of catalogues and matrices of Enterprise information
  • Creation of views to supports strategy execution and decision making
  • Central storage of Enterprise information
  • Management of a agreed meta model
Read full review
Microsoft
  • Project planning: tasks assignments, resources allocation, progress and cost tracking. The Server version is the natural extension of the Microsoft Project standalone.
  • Provides one place to manage all projects, accessible by everyone in the team. This opens the plan updates to team members as well(on their tasks), as opposed to being done only by the project manager.
  • Reporting and visualization - resources utilization, timeline etc
  • The integration with the Microsoft Project standalone: if you don't like the web version, you can download the latest and work locally. When done just sync it back to the server.
Read full review
Cons
Avolution
  • More standard connectors for integration with other modeling tools could be beneficial for companies having legacy tools/fragmented toolsets.
  • Better automated diagramming features would be useful.
Read full review
Microsoft
  • Resource loading and leveling extremely complicated within the tool
  • Software makes incorrect assumptions and changes without user knowledge
  • Inconsistencies within the tool make it hard to predict & troubleshoot
Read full review
Usability
Avolution
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
We don't have to worry about maintenance, upgrades, or compatibility issues. All the capabilities we need are there, and are easily customizable.
Read full review
Support Rating
Avolution
Highly knowledgable team and fast response times
Read full review
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Avolution
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Per Microsoft, Project Online provides more value long-term by reducing infrastructure cost and increase feature release cycle time
Read full review
Alternatives Considered
Avolution
- Microsoft tools are manual and data is not centralized
- ARIS is not as flexible as Avolution
- LeanIX is close, but lacks business content/accelerators that Avolution provides
- LeanIX is in the cloud and multi-user
Read full review
Microsoft
One of the key advantages of Microsoft Project Server (MSPS) is its ecosystem. It gels very well with SharePoint, Office, Office 365. The support from Microsoft is also a key driver and they are very experienced and many ways to resolve issues. Also, Microsoft has bridged the gap of cloud offering from other competitors by providing Project Online. It is an offering through Office 365 which is very lean and low maintenance.
Read full review
Return on Investment
Avolution
  • Positive - time to value for EA activities
  • Positive - robust decision making
Read full review
Microsoft
  • We've been able to reduce the number of staff in our PMO by utilising the Project Server data in Power BI, reducing the need for manual reporting.
  • Being able to forecast utilization in the product allows us to accurately estimate resource needs to ensure optimum staff levels.
Read full review
ScreenShots