Celoxis vs. Microsoft Project Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Celoxis
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Celoxis is a Enterprise online project management solution for midsize to large businesses to help them plan and manage complex and diverse project portfolios. The collective suite includes modules for resource management, budgeting, revenue forecasting, time and expense tracking, reporting and team collaboration. Celoxis includes features such as advanced scheduling, which combines real-world conditions, such as resource time off, multi-time zone, part-time resources, working weekends etc.,…N/A
Microsoft Project Server
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Microsoft Project Server is a project portfolio management option.N/A
Pricing
CeloxisMicrosoft Project Server
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CeloxisMicrosoft Project Server
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
CeloxisMicrosoft Project Server
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Celoxis
8.3
4 Ratings
10% above category average
Microsoft Project Server
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Ratings
Task Management9.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management7.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration7.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Celoxis
8.3
4 Ratings
11% above category average
Microsoft Project Server
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CeloxisMicrosoft Project Server
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(4 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CeloxisMicrosoft Project Server
Likelihood to Recommend
Celoxis
Celoxis is a great option if you are looking for an affordable, easy to use, easy to integrate project manegement solution. It is very powerful for waterfall project management. I evaluated more than 15 platforms and could not find any with a close evaluation in terms of cost-benefit to Celoxis. Of course there are more powerfull tools, for 10 times the price. So far, for project management, there hasn't been a requirement I haven't been able to solve with some work. It really lacks features for Agile methodologies, even if it provides a Kanban view, so far it doesn't provide and additional agile artifacts. If an organization has already reached a very mature project management practice and needs to improve on program and portfolio management, Celoxis won't provide any useful feature. If the organization has the resources (skills and time mostly) to develop some workflows and customization, it might work but with a limit. Hopefully Celoxis addresses these features in the near future.
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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.
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Pros
Celoxis
  • Project planning
  • Time log
  • Efforts analysis vs plan
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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.
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Cons
Celoxis
  • Support is at times slow to respond.
  • Not new user-friendly.
  • Not able to pull in closer or zoom the interface.
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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
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Usability
Celoxis
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.
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Implementation Rating
Celoxis
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Microsoft
Per Microsoft, Project Online provides more value long-term by reducing infrastructure cost and increase feature release cycle time
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Alternatives Considered
Celoxis
I used an evalaution matrix built with input of several stakeholders in the company. In the end the matrix included 100 features (non of them was price related). The matrix was heavily focused on waterfall project management, agile related features were only 5 out of 100 features. Features were labeled as mandatory, required or optional. Products which lacked a mandatory feature (like providing technical support) were disqualified. Then a price vs features evaluation was made and only the products with the best combination were seleced to continue: Celoxis, ITM Platform and Mission Control. A final technical evaluation was made comparing the full evaluation but also the evaluation of only the 40 required features. Overall, Celoxis was the better evaluated (76% vs 65% of the second place), for the 40 required features, Celoxis got 91% against 78% of number 2. In the end we chose Celoxis even when it had higher licensing cost.
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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.
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Return on Investment
Celoxis
  • Positive in most cases
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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.
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ScreenShots

Celoxis Screenshots

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