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Score 7.9 out of 100

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LoadSpring

LoadSpring is great for managing licenses so that a user who hasn't been utilizing the software can be placed inactive so the license isn't being occupied. Managing services and applications is great. You can easily change access through the management portion of the service. Uptime is also very good.
Anonymous | 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

LoadSpring
7.4
Microsoft Project
8.0
Task Management
LoadSpring
8.0
Microsoft Project
8.6
Resource Management
LoadSpring
8.0
Microsoft Project
8.6
Gantt Charts
LoadSpring
7.0
Microsoft Project
9.0
Scheduling
LoadSpring
9.0
Microsoft Project
8.7
Workflow Automation
LoadSpring
8.0
Microsoft Project
7.7
Team Collaboration
LoadSpring
8.0
Microsoft Project
7.6
Document Management
LoadSpring
6.0
Microsoft Project
8.1
Email integration
LoadSpring
6.0
Microsoft Project
8.0
Mobile Access
LoadSpring
6.0
Microsoft Project
7.2
Timesheet Tracking
LoadSpring
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.9
Change request and Case Management
LoadSpring
8.0
Microsoft Project
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
LoadSpring
8.0
Microsoft Project
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
LoadSpring
Microsoft Project
7.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
LoadSpring
Microsoft Project
7.8

Professional Services Automation

LoadSpring
7.5
Microsoft Project
8.1
Quotes/estimates
LoadSpring
8.0
Microsoft Project
8.0
Invoicing
LoadSpring
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.6
Project & financial reporting
LoadSpring
8.0
Microsoft Project
8.4
Integration with accounting software
LoadSpring
7.0
Microsoft Project
8.2

Pros

LoadSpring

  • Management of sessions.
  • Account/license management.
  • Reliability.
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

LoadSpring

  • Self-service account reactivation.
  • Integration of instructions on a per application level.
  • Built in linked help for companies using the software.
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

LoadSpring

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

LoadSpring

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

LoadSpring

LoadSpring 8.0
Based on 1 answer
LoadSpring support is very quick to respond. They have self-service for support which is great for quick fixes on the end-user side of things. They will respond with a good solution and if they need further assistance from an administrator, and they email them so they can assist the end-user with their issue.
Anonymous | 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

LoadSpring

LoadSpring has a great up-time compared to our old hosting service. We haven't had many outages and very few issues while running our concurrent sessions. Automated license management has been great so our active licenses stay very low. I wasn't involved with the purchase and migration but I feel this was the better option.
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

LoadSpring

  • Great license manager.
  • Has great up-time for hosting our application.
  • Self service account management is non-existent.
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

LoadSpring

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Microsoft Project

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LoadSpring
8.0
Microsoft Project
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

LoadSpring
Microsoft Project
10.0

Usability

LoadSpring
Microsoft Project
8.1

Support Rating

LoadSpring
8.0
Microsoft Project
8.1

Implementation Rating

LoadSpring
Microsoft Project
5.0

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