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Score 6.7 out of 100

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Daptiv

I would recommend Daptiv for anyone who is look for a collaborative tool that is easy to use and provides excellent results for project management and resource allocation. The tool offers many various capabilities and is not isolated for use with one or two workgroups. Its versatility allows many workgroups across many different organizations to use it. In my previous role, I used Daptiv in both a Project Management and Account Services Information Technology role. In my current workplace, I would like to leverage Daptiv for Product Launch and tracking as well as change request visibility in the Release Management Organization of a pharmaceutical company. Both roles and companies are vastly different however Daptiv would serve a great purpose in both situations although my needs are different.
Diana Ruggiano | 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

Daptiv
6.8
Microsoft Project
8.0
Task Management
Daptiv
5.6
Microsoft Project
8.6
Resource Management
Daptiv
7.5
Microsoft Project
8.6
Gantt Charts
Daptiv
6.1
Microsoft Project
9.0
Scheduling
Daptiv
7.0
Microsoft Project
8.8
Workflow Automation
Daptiv
4.0
Microsoft Project
7.7
Team Collaboration
Daptiv
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.6
Support for Agile Methodology
Daptiv
3.9
Microsoft Project
7.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Daptiv
8.5
Microsoft Project
7.8
Document Management
Daptiv
6.5
Microsoft Project
8.1
Email integration
Daptiv
8.0
Microsoft Project
7.9
Mobile Access
Daptiv
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.2
Timesheet Tracking
Daptiv
9.5
Microsoft Project
7.9
Change request and Case Management
Daptiv
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
Daptiv
8.0
Microsoft Project
8.1

Professional Services Automation

Daptiv
7.7
Microsoft Project
8.1
Quotes/estimates
Daptiv
9.0
Microsoft Project
8.1
Invoicing
Daptiv
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.6
Project & financial reporting
Daptiv
7.0
Microsoft Project
8.4
Integration with accounting software
Daptiv
Microsoft Project
8.2

Pros

Daptiv

  • Resource allocation, when fully integrated provides a in depth view of what everyone is working on, as well as their availability.
  • Portfolio reporting provides a good view of where all projects are at in their lifecycle.
  • Time tracking is simple to use.
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

Daptiv

  • The Daptiv UI has seen some significant improvements recently that were long in coming. However I am still waiting for more that are on their plan. Lack of ability to customize what appears on specific screens or to add hover over help for less experienced users make it a difficult sell for some of our occasional users.
  • Daptiv comes with Cognos reports that does allow reporting against all the data elements. However the lack of ability to extract data in any form other than an emailed report significantly limits the ability to interface with the data.
  • Changes to many of the data elements are not tracked to who made changes and when.
  • Access to data elements is at a very broad level making it difficult to allow third party users to use the tool with limited access.
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

Daptiv

Daptiv 10.0
Based on 14 answers
As previously mentioned, we were not able to get the product to solve our particular problem. After time spent implementing a custom solution, it was the decision of the executive team to discontinue the agreement. The costs of training the team didn't outweigh the cost of hiring an employee to do the translation of schedules to web view.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Daptiv

Daptiv 5.0
Based on 3 answers
The main thing that I have to apologize for is the UI. Does the job but just not the flexible responsive experience that most users are used to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Reliability and Availability

Daptiv

Daptiv 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In the 3 years I have worked with Daptiv I think it is been down once. The ONLY partial outages I have ever had have been with report automation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Daptiv

Daptiv 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Good support team! Developed relationships and were very pleasant to talk to. Daptiv went above and beyond on ensuring the customers were satisfied
Kiara Rawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.1
Based on 37 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

Implementation Rating

Daptiv

Daptiv 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I recommend using daptiv resources on your implementation to help with setup and training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Daptiv

Daptiv is an integrated toolset that satisfies our needs for multiple functions (project intake, resource capacity management, time tracking, portfolio planning and management). Daptiv was selected based on our evaluation of multiple tools. It was a close race between a couple of tools but we felt that Daptiv was a better fit for both our immediate and long term needs.
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

Scalability

Daptiv

Daptiv 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are quickly able to add more users as needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Daptiv

  • Better customer service - In Daptiv I can easily track the amount of time I worked on a project, so I can then tell my client accurately how much time I spent.
  • Effectively managing budgets - When I know I need to stick to a certain budget on a project, I can carefully plan and be aware of my time and money spent in Daptiv.
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

Pricing Details

Daptiv

General

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

Microsoft Project

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Daptiv
8.0
Microsoft Project
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Daptiv
10.0
Microsoft Project
10.0

Usability

Daptiv
5.0
Microsoft Project
8.1

Reliability and Availability

Daptiv
10.0
Microsoft Project

Support Rating

Daptiv
7.0
Microsoft Project
8.1

Implementation Rating

Daptiv
5.0
Microsoft Project
5.0

Scalability

Daptiv
10.0
Microsoft Project

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