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Score 8.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • CloudBlue PSA is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

CloudBlue PSA

100%
1 Rating
8.0

Microsoft Project Server

80%
8 Ratings

Usability

CloudBlue PSA

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Project Server

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

CloudBlue PSA

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Project Server

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Ingram Micro

For organizations with 10+ employees, I think it is suitable. Smaller shops might find it overly complex.
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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

Ingram Micro

  • The help desk ticket system is robust and modern.
  • Billing & invoicing from Harmony meets all our needs and is easy to use.
  • Project management and scheduling features help us stay organized and on schedule.
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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

Ingram Micro

  • Training resources are still a work in progress.
  • As a software engineer, I'd like to see a more extensive API
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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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Pricing Details

CloudBlue PSA

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

CloudBlue PSA editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Annual SaaS$65.001
Monthly SaaSContact Sales2
Annual On-PremiseContact Sales3

Footnotes

  1. per month (billed annually)
  2. none
  3. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Microsoft Project Server

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Microsoft Project Server editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Usability

    Ingram Micro

    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

    Ingram Micro

    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
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    Alternatives Considered

    Ingram Micro

    Connectwise was the 600 pound gorilla with lots of features, but it was also the titantic, too big to get out of its own way. We found it too complex to use and too archaic to integrate with. As powerful as it was, it was missing a few key features that a modern PSA like CloudBlue had as a matter of course. CloudBlue feels like the new generation, and so far it's only gotten better as they grow.
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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

    Ingram Micro

    • It's allowed us to migrate away from home grown solutions to adhere to industry standards and better utilize our engineer's time.
    • Quoting new projects and hardware is easier to delegate and vastly more efficient than our previous methods.
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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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