Microsoft Project Server vs. Planview Daptiv

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft Project Server
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Microsoft Project Server is a project portfolio management option.N/A
Planview Daptiv
Score 7.7 out of 10
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Planview Daptiv is a cloud-based project portfolio management (PPM) solution that is now owned by Planview since the January 2021 acquisition of Changepoint). Planview Daptiv PPM covers diverse needs like Portfolio Management, Project Management, Resource Management and Office Management functionalities to larger business enterprises across diverse industries, and therefore offers a wide range of features achieving this, such as a resource load charts (e.g. Gantt charts), an easy to use DeskDocs…N/A
Pricing
Microsoft Project ServerPlanview Daptiv
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Microsoft Project ServerPlanview Daptiv
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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I was not involved in the selection process but based on my experience I would say that Microsoft Project Server definitely shows it roots in Microsoft Project. Nice UI, nicer hands on tools for PMs but not a strong in keeping an eye on non project work and much weaker on …
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Features
Microsoft Project ServerPlanview Daptiv
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Project Server
-
Ratings
Planview Daptiv
6.6
6 Ratings
13% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings6.86 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings6.46 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings6.45 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings6.86 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings6.53 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings6.85 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings5.52 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings6.45 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Project Server
-
Ratings
Planview Daptiv
7.7
2 Ratings
4% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Microsoft Project ServerPlanview Daptiv
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(8 ratings)
7.7
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(14 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft Project ServerPlanview Daptiv
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Planview
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.
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Pros
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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Planview
  • 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.
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Cons
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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Planview
  • In my opinion, APIs / integrations are sometimes coming to their limit
  • In my experience, no general archive available - therefore data sets cannot be frozen
  • Data roll-up for different hierarchy levels (program / project / sub-project) is very limited, in my opinion.
  • In my opinion, when having showing a large number projects navigation on project tab is not very handy
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Planview
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.
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Usability
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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Planview
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
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Planview
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.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
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Planview
Good support team! Developed relationships and were very pleasant to talk to. Daptiv went above and beyond on ensuring the customers were satisfied
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
Per Microsoft, Project Online provides more value long-term by reducing infrastructure cost and increase feature release cycle time
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Planview
I recommend using daptiv resources on your implementation to help with setup and training.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Planview
AdaptiveWork might not necessarily have robust Analytical abilities that Daptiv IBM Cognos BI tool have, but from the introduction I have seen of the product it has impressive capabilities. It is still work in progress and still learning about AdaptiveWork and looking forward to implementing and supporting it in the near future.
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Scalability
Microsoft
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Planview
We are quickly able to add more users as needed.
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Return on Investment
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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Planview
  • I am in the process of establishing a hard dollar ROI received from Daptiv. However, there have been many soft dollar benefits we have achieved. Soft benefits include IT teams that are more aligned to business objectives, "one version of the truth" for where work is being performed and resources consumed, and more accurate estimation of project requests.
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ScreenShots

Planview Daptiv Screenshots

Screenshot of Solve your resource planning challenges with 360 degree constraint-based resource management.Screenshot of Embedded Analytics empower you with better decisions through actionable insightsScreenshot of Manage, monitor, and deliver all work across teams and portfolios.Screenshot of Collaborate to assess, prioritize, and plan initiatives.Screenshot of Assess impacts, relationships, and risks across multiple portfolios.