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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Nifty ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.6

Microsoft Project

76%
9.7

Nifty

97%
Nifty ranks higher in 14/14 features

Task Management

8.2
82%
107 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Resource Management

8.2
82%
104 Ratings
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Gantt Charts

9.0
90%
104 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Scheduling

8.7
87%
106 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.9
69%
83 Ratings
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Team Collaboration

6.9
69%
96 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

6.3
63%
80 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Support for Waterfall Methodology

8.5
85%
80 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Document Management

6.7
67%
77 Ratings
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Email integration

6.9
69%
82 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Mobile Access

6.7
67%
68 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.6
76%
73 Ratings
8.6
86%
3 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.7
77%
63 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

7.5
75%
83 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

Microsoft Project

75%
9.4

Nifty

94%
Microsoft Project ranks higher in 2/4 features

Quotes/estimates

7.5
75%
54 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Invoicing

7.5
75%
46 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.2
82%
74 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.0
70%
50 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Nifty is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Microsoft Project

82%
108 Ratings
8.9

Nifty

89%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Microsoft Project

100%
2 Ratings

Nifty

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Microsoft Project

80%
6 Ratings

Nifty

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Microsoft Project

82%
70 Ratings

Nifty

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

5.0

Microsoft Project

50%
2 Ratings

Nifty

N/A
0 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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Nifty

I've found myself recommending Nifty to other business owners as well as for personal use. I've personally found it to be invaluable when it comes to:
  • Daily / Weekly / Monthly / Quarterly recurring tasks
  • Creating templates for company processes such as new product creation, marketing strategy, on-boarding, quarterly goals, content management
  • Having forms zapped into a new task from multiple locations ensuring they're never overlooked
  • Having clear milestones and timelines for projects
  • Communicating on projects, tasks, and just in general
  • Assigning different components of projects to different people
  • Creating prior requirements that must be completed before completing the task
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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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Nifty

  • An overview of project timelines and milestones.
  • One-on-one or group conversations.
  • Tracking the status of projects and tasks.
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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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Nifty

  • Time Expense could be improved since we cannot edit the previous/past time logs entered.
  • Lacks expense management and Purchase order management functionality
  • Newest product updates are not always stable and I had to reach Nifty's support team a couple of times in the past to fix the issues with new updates e.g. our document management and meeting integrations had to be re-authorized
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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

Nifty

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Nifty editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $89/mo

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft

    I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
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    Nifty

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Nifty

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Nifty

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Microsoft

    I wasn't part of it so I don't know
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    Nifty

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Nifty

    There's no comparison. Nifty does what all of these do all in one place (with the exception of Slack's community aspect with hashtagging - not sure if Nifty can do this, never tried) Nifty even has the ability to import directly from many other platforms - I've personally imported projects from Trello and Asana, saving tons of time in migration.
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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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    Nifty

    • Consistent communications.
    • Staying on project schedule.
    • Aligned projects with business strategies.
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