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Microsoft Project

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Score 8.3 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Project

If you are currently running Microsoft Office 365, this is a good start for project management software. It does an excellent job of managing your basic management and planning process. If you need to run any software in your business, it will not be suitable for you due to lack of integration.
Saqib Seraj | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

MindManager is specifically helpful in creating taxonomy at an enterprise level. It is a good tool for collaboration as you can use different mind maps and brainstorm. This tool can also come in handy for keeping meeting notes and expanding on them later in further meetings. It will be very helpful in design and planning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Microsoft Project
7.9
MindManager
Task Management
Microsoft Project
8.2
MindManager
Resource Management
Microsoft Project
8.3
MindManager
Gantt Charts
Microsoft Project
8.9
MindManager
Scheduling
Microsoft Project
8.8
MindManager
Workflow Automation
Microsoft Project
7.5
MindManager
Team Collaboration
Microsoft Project
7.4
MindManager
Support for Agile Methodology
Microsoft Project
7.2
MindManager
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Microsoft Project
8.1
MindManager
Document Management
Microsoft Project
7.7
MindManager
Email integration
Microsoft Project
7.5
MindManager
Mobile Access
Microsoft Project
7.4
MindManager
Timesheet Tracking
Microsoft Project
8.0
MindManager
Change request and Case Management
Microsoft Project
7.8
MindManager
Budget and Expense Management
Microsoft Project
8.3
MindManager

Professional Services Automation

Microsoft Project
7.8
MindManager
Quotes/estimates
Microsoft Project
7.7
MindManager
Invoicing
Microsoft Project
7.6
MindManager
Project & financial reporting
Microsoft Project
8.2
MindManager
Integration with accounting software
Microsoft Project
7.5
MindManager

Pros

Microsoft Project

  • I love the Gantt Chart that Microsoft Project offers me, because it provides me with a view from various aspects, it provides me with exact details about the fulfillment of tasks over a period of time, it also allows me to make comparisons with the necessary data and the fulfilled data. by the employees, in order to know exactly if the project's expectations have been met.
  • I love the Gantt Chart that Microsoft Project offers me, because it provides me with a view from various aspects, it provides me with exact details about the fulfillment of tasks over a period of time, it also allows me to make comparisons with the necessary data and the fulfilled data by the employees, in order to know exactly if the project's expectations have been met.
  • The alert system for the fulfillment and delay of assignments is perfect. Microsoft Project allows me to configure the task system, I can assign the necessary tasks to fulfill the project, and the software alerts me immediately if the managers are fulfilling the assignments.
Sasha Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Project

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 20 answers
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!
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.0
Based on 6 answers
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.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

MindManager 8.5
Based on 13 answers
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.
Robert Gates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Never had any errors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.3
Based on 45 answers
Microsoft in recent years has transformed itself and gives a positive feeling when one interacts with the company. The company is focusing on its customers and willing to go extra mile to make customers happy.The company continues to invest in its products and bringing new features from time to time. Overall it is a positive feeling to be associated with such an iconic company.
Shiva Krishna | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

MindManager 7.9
Based on 17 answers
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
Scott E. Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 6.4
Based on 1 answer
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.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Not applicable
Robert DuPuy, MBA, PMP, RMP, CSM, CCBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Project

[Microsoft Project] is simple and less complex as compared to Primavera P6. As a user of both powerful planning tools (Primavera p6 and MS project) I can definitely recommend to go for [Microsoft Project] for a new user. It helps connect you well with planning skills you would have as a fresher.
Hunain Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

Our network is fluid. Previously, we had used software that allowed us to make changes to a fiber route, ring diagram, etc. immediately. It was easy to maintain and update. It allowed the Planner/Engineer to be creative and tell a story with their Market Assignments. When we used Visio to show how equipment connects together, we found even an entry-level field tech could use this drawing and connect everything correctly the very first time. However, Visio is not available in MacOSX, I'm a Windows user but for some of my coworkers that means that they need a Virtual Machine to run Visio or not running Visio at all, making MindManager the obvious choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 7.4
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft Project

  • Integration and user-interface familiarity allow for more time doing work and less time searching for tutorials.
  • Extremely detailed scheduling tool that enables project managers to perform extremely well.
  • Works extremely well when cross-collaborating between companies as this is the industry standard.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

  • Productivity - Shortening my thinking time to an outcome - when I have a problem to think through, my first choice is MindManager. It gives me the space to simply get everything down on the page and then sort it all out.
  • Quality - The quality of our thinking is improved when we think together using MindManager - we never stop at first answers and MindManager allows us to think deeper and find connections that were not previously considered.
  • Control - Often we will use MindManager to maintain a list of client requirements and success factors in a single place. This has helped us out many times from an engagement management and control standpoint.
Stephen Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Microsoft Project

General

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

Microsoft Project Editions & Modules

Edition
Project Plan 1$101
Project Plan 3$301
Project Plan 5$551
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

MindManager

General

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

MindManager Editions & Modules

Edition
One-Time Cost$3491
Annual Subscription$1692
OrganizationsContact sales team
  1. per perpetual license
  2. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Project
8.5
MindManager
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Project
10.0
MindManager
9.1

Usability

Microsoft Project
8.0
MindManager
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Project
MindManager
9.1

Performance

Microsoft Project
MindManager
9.1

Support Rating

Microsoft Project
8.3
MindManager
7.9

Online Training

Microsoft Project
MindManager
6.4

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Project
5.0
MindManager
9.1

Scalability

Microsoft Project
MindManager
7.4

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