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Score 8.1 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Project

For complicated projects and those that are mission critical for an organization, it provides the discipline to complete project management tasks. If a company is worried about scope creep or scope risk, MS Project will be an aide to track progress, add steps, report to senior leadership and get into the weeds while also providing a summary for senior folks.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Microsoft Project
8.0
Task Management
Microsoft Project
8.8
Resource Management
Microsoft Project
8.5
Gantt Charts
Microsoft Project
8.9
Scheduling
Microsoft Project
8.9
Workflow Automation
Microsoft Project
7.9
Team Collaboration
Microsoft Project
7.5
Support for Agile Methodology
Microsoft Project
7.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Microsoft Project
8.0
Document Management
Microsoft Project
7.7
Email integration
Microsoft Project
7.8
Mobile Access
Microsoft Project
7.3
Timesheet Tracking
Microsoft Project
7.9
Change request and Case Management
Microsoft Project
7.6
Budget and Expense Management
Microsoft Project
8.4

Professional Services Automation

Microsoft Project
8.1
Quotes/estimates
Microsoft Project
8.3
Invoicing
Microsoft Project
7.4
Project & financial reporting
Microsoft Project
8.6
Integration with accounting software
Microsoft Project
7.9

Pros

Microsoft Project

  • It is part of Office365 subscription. The look and feel is similar to other tools like excel. Helps in creating project plans, Gantt charts, work break down structures etc.
  • Helps in resource allocation and tracking the projects. There is an option to use it to capture timesheets too.
  • Helps project managers in producing weekly status reports and integrates well with other collaboration tools like Skype, sharepoint etc.
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Cons

Microsoft Project

  • Remote work can be challenging - as Project must be downloaded to a specific computer.
  • Upgrading to the top of the line version can feel like a requirement. There is a lot of functionality that is not available unless in the most expensive pay-tiers.
  • Microsoft Project can be extremely expensive on a per user basis. Other tools can be much more cost-effective - especially for more basic project management needs.
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Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
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Usability

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.2
Based on 5 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.
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Support

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 7.6
Based on 15 answers
I think this is the plus point with any Microsoft products; they have a great tech support team and have an open community to help you. They will keep checking on your complains if you have any. I remember one of our teammates has an issue with login in MacOS. There help center resolved it on the call. I find there support team very useful.
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Implementation

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
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Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Project

Trello and Wrike are cheaper alternatives, but I do not consider them true project management software. They can certainly work to organize tasks, and they are collaborative, which is something MS Project lacks, but they lack the depth and, in my opinion, the actually necessary features of a project management tool. Trello doesn't even have a Gantt Chart natively, it requires an add-on.
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Return on Investment

Microsoft Project

  • On the projects that I dealt with, Project had a positive impact on the overall business objective, allowing realistic estimates of the duration, personnel, equipment and materials extremely important for the preparations of responses to RFQs (Request for Quotations), ensuring that the company is not capturing a contract for work that the company is very well capable of performing, however, due to a bad quotation, is not going to realize any profit.
  • Once a contract is awarded, Project again had a positive impact, by allowing the construction of a correct WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), the personnel requirements, the identification of critical paths, the budget to be allocated and the creation of work orders (WOs) used by team members for weekly reporting of the hours expanded on the project , the purchase of equipment sufficiently in advance of the date when it will be needed and the identification of specific personnel required to be assigned to the project team, as per they specific skillset, and also when each member must start working on specific segments of the overall Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Once the project started, Project was invaluable in monitoring the actual progress of the project in comparison with the very initial schedule and its milestones, the identification of slippage and enhancing an early advance for the formulation of solutions required in order to pull the schedule back.
  • Project also was highly beneficial in creating practically automated financial reports of expenditures to date, such reports being of high on the priority list of higher up management.
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Pricing Details

Microsoft Project

General

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

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