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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    Microsoft Project Server

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    Planview Daptiv

    68%
    Planview Daptiv ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    4 Ratings

    Resource Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    4 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    3 Ratings

    Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0
    40%
    3 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    4 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.9
    39%
    2 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings

    Document Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    3 Ratings

    Email integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Timesheet Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    3 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Budget and Expense Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    Microsoft Project Server

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Planview Daptiv

    77%
    Planview Daptiv ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Quotes/estimates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Invoicing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Project & financial reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Microsoft Project Server is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Implementation Rating
    • Microsoft Project Server and Planview Daptiv are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Microsoft Project Server

    80%
    8 Ratings
    8.0

    Planview Daptiv

    80%
    16 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft Project Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Planview Daptiv

    100%
    14 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Microsoft Project Server

    100%
    1 Rating
    5.0

    Planview Daptiv

    50%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    Microsoft Project Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Planview Daptiv

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Microsoft Project Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Planview Daptiv

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Microsoft Project Server

    100%
    2 Ratings
    5.0

    Planview Daptiv

    50%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Microsoft Project Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Planview Daptiv

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft Project Server

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Planview 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

    Pros

    Microsoft Project Server

    • 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.
    Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Planview 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

    Cons

    Microsoft Project Server

    • 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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Planview 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

    Pricing Details

    Microsoft Project Server

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Planview Daptiv

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft Project Server

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Planview Daptiv

    Planview 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

    Usability

    Microsoft Project Server

    Microsoft Project Server 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We don't have to worry about maintenance, upgrades, or compatibility issues. All the capabilities we need are there, and are easily customizable.
    Ross Ghiasi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Planview Daptiv

    Planview 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

    Reliability and Availability

    Microsoft Project Server

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Planview Daptiv

    Planview Daptiv 10.0
    Based on 4 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

    Support Rating

    Microsoft Project Server

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Planview Daptiv

    Planview Daptiv 7.0
    Based on 4 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

    Implementation Rating

    Microsoft Project Server

    Microsoft Project Server 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Per Microsoft, Project Online provides more value long-term by reducing infrastructure cost and increase feature release cycle time
    Ross Ghiasi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Planview Daptiv

    Planview Daptiv 5.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I recommend using daptiv resources on your implementation to help with setup and training.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft Project Server

    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.
    Ved Mishra | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Planview 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

    Scalability

    Microsoft Project Server

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Planview Daptiv

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

    Return on Investment

    Microsoft Project Server

    • 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.
    David Lean | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Planview 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

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