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Score 9.1 out of 100

Microsoft Project

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ConceptDraw PROJECT

Getting started - using the Gantt chart to enter tasks in any order and then using those tasks to initially define a MindMap to further explore alternative dependencies. The alternative works better when initiating a project with significant unknowns.
Daniel Reiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

If your organization uses office productivity tools from Microsoft, it is no brainer to use Microsoft Projects. The tool integrates well with other Microsoft tools. It is the most popular project management tool and most people with expertise on this tool are available in the market. For some projects we hire contractors and we find most contractors are well versed with this tool, so it makes easier for us to hit the ground running.
Shiva Krishna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.5
Microsoft Project
8.0
Task Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
Microsoft Project
8.6
Resource Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
Microsoft Project
8.6
Gantt Charts
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
Microsoft Project
9.0
Scheduling
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.7
Microsoft Project
8.7
Email integration
ConceptDraw PROJECT
10.0
Microsoft Project
7.9
Timesheet Tracking
ConceptDraw PROJECT
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
6.7
Microsoft Project
8.1
Workflow Automation
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Microsoft Project
7.7
Team Collaboration
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Microsoft Project
7.6
Support for Agile Methodology
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Microsoft Project
7.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Microsoft Project
7.8
Document Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Microsoft Project
8.1
Mobile Access
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Microsoft Project
7.2
Change request and Case Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Microsoft Project
7.9

Professional Services Automation

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
Microsoft Project
8.0
Project & financial reporting
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
Microsoft Project
8.4
Quotes/estimates
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Microsoft Project
8.0
Invoicing
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Microsoft Project
7.6
Integration with accounting software
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Microsoft Project
8.2

Pros

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Integration with ConceptDraw Mindmap makes work breakdown very easy.
  • We have cross-functional teams where team members often work on different projects in parallel. The multi project management feature has been a blessing over these years.
  • Another import feature is the availability of many different predefined report generation templates that made it very easy to communicate different aspects of the project to different stakeholders.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • Being a Microsoft product, Project integrates extremely well into the Microsoft family of applications!
  • Furthermore, the user interface is similar to other Microsoft applications. Therefore, there is a valuable familiarity out of the box.
  • Project is incredibly detail-oriented and always receiving valuable updates. Project Online is now the cloud-based version of Project.
  • Scheduling works really well for the most part. One can be extremely detailed with Gannt charts and other project management metrics!
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Non-intuitive keyboard shortcuts
  • No advanced reporting or estimates
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • Expertise Needed: The software is not always easy to use or intuitive. I took several Project courses, on top of my project management certifications, to understand the software better. While all the elements are there for anyone familiar with standard project management processes, it takes experience and training to really get the best out of the software.
  • Collaboration: Project does not work well with multiple users simultaneously. There's no real-time updating, and if we had multiple project managers, there'd be no way to work together on the same projects.
  • Price: Project is expensive, largely due to it being an industry standard.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ConceptDraw PROJECT

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I am very happy with the software and am definitely get use out of it.
Josh Rice, MBA, ACSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ConceptDraw PROJECT

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.1
Based on 6 answers
Microsoft Project was for many years the reference tool when you were talking about project management software, even if it has some gaps. However, in the last several years, other tools emerged and covered those gaps and are getting more and more users. Microsoft needs to keep up with the trends as they did with adding Project Server. However, that needs a significant rework.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw PROJECT 8.4
Based on 3 answers
Online tutorials always available + chat, email and phone. Questions answered promptly and completely.
Daniel Reiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.1
Based on 38 answers
I’m giving MS Project an 8 because in general this is a solid scheduling program. It’s definitely designed with the professional in mind, and they have done well preparing the program to integrate with their other Microsoft products. The program is a workhorse so if you have serious scheduling needs then I would highly recommend MS Project.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw has a much simpler licensing and pricing model. Perpetual license and ability to use in offline mode was an important criteria for us. Perfect bundle for small and medium business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

In all cases where I didn't use Project, i used an application given by Excel freely as a template, when you open Excel 2013 or higher. It is basically a Gantt chart, with several capabilities built in. All what is necessary for you to do in order to quickly get a basic Gantt chart, is to create a basic Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), including names assigned to each task and the estimated number of hours that will be expanded on each task. This information is filled in the lower side of an Excel sheet displayed in landscape view. On the upper portion of the sheet, a Gantt chart is immediately created. It is a very simple tool, no learning curve required and is free. I do like it a lot and use it a lot, since lately I'm involved in many simultaneous projects, however, each one of them has a short span, not exceeding two weeks.
Fred Abraham, P.Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Inexpensive way to present a professional project plan when needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • We are currently only now opening the door to these opportunities but do see ways to implement and save in areas that include a reduction of man power and gaining efficiencies and reducing cost and schedule by providing more real time relevant data to our project team which will allow them to make better informed and timely decisions.
Jason Leidig | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ConceptDraw PROJECT

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$299*

* per user

Microsoft Project

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
Microsoft Project
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

ConceptDraw PROJECT
Microsoft Project
10.0

Usability

ConceptDraw PROJECT
Microsoft Project
8.1

Support Rating

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
Microsoft Project
8.1

Implementation Rating

ConceptDraw PROJECT
Microsoft Project
5.0

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