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Score 7.9 out of 100

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Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.6

    Microsoft Project

    76%

    MindManager

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Project ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    8.2
    82%
    107 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    8.2
    82%
    104 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    9.0
    90%
    104 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    8.7
    87%
    106 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    6.9
    69%
    83 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    6.9
    69%
    96 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    6.3
    63%
    80 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    8.5
    85%
    80 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    6.7
    67%
    77 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    6.9
    69%
    82 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    6.7
    67%
    68 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    7.5
    75%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    7.7
    77%
    63 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    7.5
    75%
    83 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    7.5

    Microsoft Project

    75%

    MindManager

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Project ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    7.5
    75%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    7.5
    75%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    8.2
    82%
    74 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    7.0
    70%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Microsoft Project is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
    • MindManager is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.2

    Microsoft Project

    82%
    108 Ratings
    9.4

    MindManager

    94%
    167 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Microsoft Project

    100%
    2 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    20 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Microsoft Project

    80%
    6 Ratings
    8.4

    MindManager

    84%
    13 Ratings

    Availability

    Microsoft Project

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    7 Ratings

    Performance

    Microsoft Project

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    5 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.2

    Microsoft Project

    82%
    70 Ratings
    8.0

    MindManager

    80%
    17 Ratings

    Online Training

    Microsoft Project

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    MindManager

    64%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    5.0

    Microsoft Project

    50%
    2 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    6 Ratings

    Configurability

    Microsoft Project

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Microsoft Project

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Microsoft Project

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    MindManager

    73%
    3 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Microsoft Project

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    Microsoft Project

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    Microsoft Project is the perfect platform for medium and large companies. I do not recommend this software for small businesses, because all its functions in the work plans are high cost and this would cause the small business to not perform well in the use of MS Project in the long term. It is very easy to use software, it allows adding, modifying and eliminating all kinds of assignments and tasks for all employees, it allows monitoring the progress of all projects in real time and it also shows the gaps in the planned project. It has a very good performance, it does not take up many computer resources and all the information is stored in sync with the Office 365 service. It occasionally has crashing problems, but this is something that does not affect users as much.
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    Corel Corporation

    This is the single best tool to help visual learners express themselves on complex matters in my opinion. I have tried and used other programs that have certain elements, but this is far and away from the best option for me. The more complex the problem, the more that using this pays off. I tend to start in almost brainstorming mode and then move to group items and either arrange them in terms of process flow or simply organizationally.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • 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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    Corel Corporation

    • Great to segment things out (projects, organizational charts, processes, workloads, etc) and gives you a full picture of the job.
    • It is user friendly, simple to use, and powerful.
    • MS Office and Teams integration is great. Allows for easy collaboration.
    • Great GUI and visuals
    • Excellent method for project planning and brainstorming
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • Seems overly complicated for users sometimes in using Project and its functionalities
    • Hard to share files for those folks who do not have MS Project, and then have to print out for them
    • Can be confusing since it looks and feels like MS Excel
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    Corel Corporation

    • I find formatting a challenge. Example, make all the boxes the same format and fonts so when you add a box, it understands the format of the top level box.
    • I have played around with some of the templates but find creating my own each time is better route. The project plan template is very good but I find myself deleting boxes and again, takes more time than creating a new map every time.
    • I try to get colleagues to use MM but they are intimidated by the UI. I am really comfortable with it but to them it can look more complex than it really is.
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    Pricing Details

    Microsoft Project

    Starting Price

    $10 per user/per month

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft Project editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Project Plan 1101
    Project Plan 3302
    Project Plan 5553

    Footnotes

    1. per user/per month
    2. per user/per month
    3. per user/per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    MindManager

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    MindManager editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    One-Time Cost$3491
    Annual Subscription$1692
    OrganizationsContact sales team3

    Footnotes

    1. per perpetual license
    2. per year
    3. none

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

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    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft

    I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
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    Corel Corporation

    I feel the main issues of the old Mindjet seem to be gone with the
    Corel purchase. With the huge advance of sharing via browser HTML even 1
    user can affect many. And, actually, using MM kind of forced my rigid
    brain to rethink how I categorize and classify information/projects.
    The
    idea of paying $69USD for an annual cost is more than fair and a great
    model for Corel/Mindjet to keep rolling out improvements!
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    Usability

    Microsoft

    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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    Corel Corporation

    MindManager is very intuitive. The user interface is not cluttered and the ribbon icons are easy to understand. Several excellent "how-to" videos are available on the MindManager site as well as on YouTube. MindManager starts quickly and the user interface is very responsive. Launching other programs from MindManager such as Excel is very fast and issue free. The browsing feature is lightning fast. The drag-and-drop capability is also very fast and reliable.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Corel Corporation

    Never had any errors.
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    Performance

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Corel Corporation

    The application is quick and responsive. We are able to produce mindmaps and reports with ease. The program is not complicated at all and integrates well with software and programs like Microsoft Outlook and Teams, which we truly appreciate.
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    Support Rating

    Microsoft

    I’m giving MS Project an 8 because in general this is a solid scheduling program. It’s definitely designed with the professional in mind, and they have done well preparing the program to integrate with their other Microsoft products. The program is a workhorse so if you have serious scheduling needs then I would highly recommend MS Project.
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    Corel Corporation

    I have called technical support a few times. During the COVID Crisis, I called a few times repeatedly due to a rush request. The technical support guy called me back in minutes. He somehow knew that I had called repeatedly and wanted to make sure my issue was resolved immediately
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    Online Training

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Corel Corporation

    The videos are not well categorized...I had to do a bit of digging to get what I wanted and many videos on older versions. If Mindjet was to improve the titles used that would help.
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    Implementation Rating

    Microsoft

    I wasn't part of it so I don't know
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    Corel Corporation

    Not applicable
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    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    While many of the above tools are extremely well-versed, Microsoft Project's largest advantage comes from it being related to the largest business productivity company in the world. Project does have its sharing limitations - but regardless, offers one of the most robust tools in the market today. Microsoft Project is built with large-scale projects in mind but is more than up to the task for smaller projects as well. However, there are options available (especially cloud-based options) that may be more fitting for higher-level projects that do not require going into the weeds.
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    Corel Corporation

    Both are equally good. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is used to get the models in a more technical format in comparison to the MindManager. MindManager is easier to use in comparison to Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. MindManager makes collaboration easy and can be understood by a layman and does not need to have specific software training.
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    Scalability

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Corel Corporation

    A team can collaborate on the same project but cannot create a shared project file. It would be helpful for that feature to be added.
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    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

    • Project saved me, as the project manager, countless hours of digging through tickets and schedules to plan everything out. It also saved me time in adjusting the project triangle as needed, since it does so much automatically.
    • It is costly, and since it requires extensive training to master, it's not just the high licensing cost that you need to take into account.
    • The reporting features - even just printing out Gantt charts - makes it far easier to communicate with stakeholders. That means less time for PMs doing all of this manually, and it means less follow-up questions and delays moving forward.
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    Corel Corporation

    • When scope planning before I was introduced to this tool, I needed to make one master Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for the entire project and move on. With MindMapper, I typically generate about 20 WBS-like charts throughout the project, which encouraged conversation with staff members. The major key in such ease of use has been some well thought out and very intuitive keystroke planning that allows me to keep up with the free flow of ideas.
    • This software's cross-functional capability allowed 10 engineers to create their projects directly within their own environment without use of a virtual machine.
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