Microsoft Project Server vs. SAP Portfolio and Project Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft Project Server
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Microsoft Project Server is a project portfolio management option.N/A
SAP Portfolio and Project Management
Score 5.4 out of 10
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Pricing
Microsoft Project ServerSAP Portfolio and Project Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Microsoft Project ServerSAP Portfolio and Project Management
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Microsoft Project ServerSAP Portfolio and Project Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(8 ratings)
4.4
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
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Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft Project ServerSAP Portfolio and Project Management
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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SAP
SAP Project and Portfolio Management is well suited in the area of Project Management. It gives the option to create projects from standard templates and makes it easier for the Project manager to modify based on the need. The project Manager shall be able to create a detailed project plan with timelines, Milestones, and delivery dates. Every phase of the project is controlled by a status mechanism, thereby ensuring the tracking of the project's progress.
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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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SAP
  • It routes travel for approval to different parties.
  • It keeps track of vacation days and time off.
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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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SAP
  • UI upgrades
  • Ease of use
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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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SAP
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Support Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
SAP
This product is very customer-centric and solution-based for SAP Project Management. It has very good web-based UI. Portfolio and Project Management in one single platform which is very rare in different project management products. Effective tool to manage projects, portfolios, budget and schedule. KPI and Reporting is one of the best features of this product.
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
SAP Project and Portfolio management don't need additional cost when the SAP Solution manager system is available. Thus, the cost of 3rd party tools is saved.
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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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SAP
  • Positive - it keeps track of approvals well (travel, vacation).
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