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Score 8.7 out of 100
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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 Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

Probably the best tool for both PPM and APM capabilities on the market today. Well suited for companies who are ready and able to commit. This means total buy-in from the entire organization. Companies must also be strategically minded and flexible with process / organizational change management. Not well suited for organizations who are inflexible or who only think tactically. These organizations might perform very well from an operational vantage, but will struggle with Enterprise One.
Dustin Thomas | 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 Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

  • Out of the box analytics. Canned, but modestly configurable reports that provide quick insights to project and resource performance.
  • Flexible configuration enables resource management at a macro or micro level.
  • Modeling (what-if). I can create projects, load with resources and quickly stack it against our existing portfolios to identify conflicts and optimize scheduling.
Brian Tharp, PMP | 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 Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

  • Change, Risk and Issue tracking is available in the tool currently, but it could use a face-lift to be up to par with the rest of the application. Portal visibility into this area of data could be helpful, especially when tracking for a Program of projects.
  • Communication capabilities to the users currently comes in the form of onscreen notifications delivered via portlet views and/or in the form of an email notification delivered to the user's email address on file. However, these notifications are not as configurable as we would like to see. The text of the emails cannot be edited. Many notifications cannot be configured to be sent via email and must be viewed on screen by the user. However, when an implementation is less mature, or you have users that are not required to be in the tool daily, these notifications go unnoticed and are therefore ineffective.
  • Recently Planview has begun to deliver Web Services to their customers to use to build interfaces and other automations. For an organization with the right talent available, these services can be very useful. The challenge is that some of them are lacking in providing all of the same capabilities that a live user would have available in the User Interface, therefore only so much can be converted to Web Services. We hope that Planview continues to invest in expanding and improving these services to meet the needs of their customers.
Sheri Millar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Project Server

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux) 6.8
Based on 9 answers
We have been a Planview customer since 1999 and have seen it grow and mature as a tool. We have looked at other tools and have found that PV continues to meet our needs and is easy for our resources to use. They work to stay up on the project management industry and the direction it is going, keep on on current technology so that we can work more effectively, provide excellent customer support and have great pricing for what they offer. We can purchase only the modules we need versus buying a tool where we would only use a portion of the functionality.
Carol Higgins | 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 Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
The previous version didn't have as many rich features available on the web (right clicks, sub-menus, etc.) that would have sped up productivity on many screens.
Melissa Pershing, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Project Server

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We are long time Planview users and its availability is only limited to our internal SLAs for nightly backups. I have never experienced any unexpected or prolonged software downtime from Planview itself.
Carol Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft Project Server

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux) 8.2
Based on 10 answers
Any issue is addressed correctly within the right amount of time. Sometimes it takes a while to be aligned on the request and to have a solution, but it doesn't happen frequently. There is a ticketing system where I can track all my requests that could be improved a little bit.
Marco De Angelis | 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 Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux) 8.5
Based on 4 answers
Always have a pre-implementation meeting or conference call with Planview to ensure all are on the same page, disclosure of all and any customization (including reports) and plan for support after implementation of a specified amount of time with the assigned implementation resource. And document everything
Carol Higgins | 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 Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

We made the tool selection back in 2002. Most competitors are now gone or purchased by someone else. At that time they were one of the few companies who had a somewhat mature and configurable budget module. We were also coming out of an Access environment, so we were comfortable with the "Excel spreadsheet" look of the tool.
Dawn Acosta | 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 Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

  • I can't quote specific numbers, but, before our current installation of Planview, data would exist in multiple sources and was duplicated across the organization. It took practically a full FTE to produce monthly reports on cost and effort across the portfolio of work. Plus, with duplicate sources of "truth", much time was spent reconciling the data across the multiple sources and debating which was correct. Now, the data comes directly from a single source and anyone in the company can view it real time.
  • The cost is not insignificant. If all a company needs is something to run project plans for a handful of projects, Planview is not for you. Planview is better suited for companies with multi-million dollar portfolios of work involving dozens or hundreds of resources. By getting that consolidated view into resource needs of the future, companies are able to make better strategic decisions around which projects to accept and which ones to defer or cancel.
Allan Shafer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Project Server

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

Starting Price

Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

General

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

Starting Price

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