Microsoft Project vs. Planview Daptiv

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft Project
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Project is a project management software. It provides core PM functionality, including agile workflow support and resource management. Project can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise.
$10
per user/per month
Planview Daptiv
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Planview Daptiv is a cloud-based project portfolio management (PPM) solution that is now owned by Planview since the January 2021 acquisition of Changepoint). Planview Daptiv PPM covers diverse needs like Portfolio Management, Project Management, Resource Management and Office Management functionalities to larger business enterprises across diverse industries, and therefore offers a wide range of features achieving this, such as a resource load charts (e.g. Gantt charts), an easy to use DeskDocs…N/A
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Microsoft ProjectPlanview Daptiv
Editions & Modules
Project Plan 1
$10
per user/per month
Project Plan 3
$30
per user/per month
Project Plan 5
$55
per user/per month
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Microsoft ProjectPlanview Daptiv
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Microsoft Project
Chose Microsoft Project
Project is 120% better than Daptiv. I have found Daptiv to be clumsy and very user unfriendly. I only add my timesheet tasks into Daptiv and maintain my project in Microsoft Project. I only use it since it is our standard for timekeeping. I found users do not always book their …
Planview Daptiv
Chose Planview Daptiv
I was not involved in the selection process but based on my experience I would say that Microsoft Project Server definitely shows it roots in Microsoft Project. Nice UI, nicer hands on tools for PMs but not a strong in keeping an eye on non project work and much weaker on …
Chose Planview Daptiv
Planview Daptiv supports a way more holistic approach, offering more different functions (e.g. portfolio management)
Chose Planview Daptiv
AdaptiveWork might not necessarily have robust Analytical abilities that Daptiv IBM Cognos BI tool have, but from the introduction I have seen of the product it has impressive capabilities. It is still work in progress and still learning about AdaptiveWork and looking forward …
Chose Planview Daptiv
Daptiv is an integrated toolset that satisfies our needs for multiple functions (project intake, resource capacity management, time tracking, portfolio planning and management). Daptiv was selected based on our evaluation of multiple tools. It was a close race between a couple …
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Features
Microsoft ProjectPlanview Daptiv
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Project
8.0
107 Ratings
7% above category average
Planview Daptiv
6.6
6 Ratings
13% below category average
Task Management9.0106 Ratings6.86 Ratings
Resource Management6.9103 Ratings6.46 Ratings
Gantt Charts10.0103 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Scheduling9.9105 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.582 Ratings6.45 Ratings
Team Collaboration7.795 Ratings6.86 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.779 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.279 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Document Management7.376 Ratings6.53 Ratings
Email integration6.081 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Mobile Access7.966 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking8.472 Ratings6.85 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.462 Ratings5.52 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management6.482 Ratings6.45 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Project
6.9
76 Ratings
7% below category average
Planview Daptiv
7.7
2 Ratings
4% above category average
Quotes/estimates7.053 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Invoicing7.044 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project & financial reporting6.873 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.049 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Microsoft ProjectPlanview Daptiv
Likelihood to Recommend
6.5
(107 ratings)
7.7
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(14 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(5 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(34 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft ProjectPlanview Daptiv
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Microsoft Project Online is suited to Turnkey Projects where more Collaboration is required in Project Progress monitoring, risk assessment and conveying, issue recording and tracking. It is less appropriate when ERP Suites other than MS Dynamics are used, i.e when Enterprises need to integrate Finance / Accounting with It and having straight project management workflow
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Planview
I would recommend Daptiv for anyone who is look for a collaborative tool that is easy to use and provides excellent results for project management and resource allocation. The tool offers many various capabilities and is not isolated for use with one or two workgroups. Its versatility allows many workgroups across many different organizations to use it. In my previous role, I used Daptiv in both a Project Management and Account Services Information Technology role. In my current workplace, I would like to leverage Daptiv for Product Launch and tracking as well as change request visibility in the Release Management Organization of a pharmaceutical company. Both roles and companies are vastly different however Daptiv would serve a great purpose in both situations although my needs are different.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • 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.
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Planview
  • Resource allocation, when fully integrated provides a in depth view of what everyone is working on, as well as their availability.
  • Portfolio reporting provides a good view of where all projects are at in their lifecycle.
  • Time tracking is simple to use.
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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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Planview
  • In my opinion, APIs / integrations are sometimes coming to their limit
  • In my experience, no general archive available - therefore data sets cannot be frozen
  • Data roll-up for different hierarchy levels (program / project / sub-project) is very limited, in my opinion.
  • In my opinion, when having showing a large number projects navigation on project tab is not very handy
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
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Planview
As previously mentioned, we were not able to get the product to solve our particular problem. After time spent implementing a custom solution, it was the decision of the executive team to discontinue the agreement. The costs of training the team didn't outweigh the cost of hiring an employee to do the translation of schedules to web view.
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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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Planview
The main thing that I have to apologize for is the UI. Does the job but just not the flexible responsive experience that most users are used to.
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Planview
In the 3 years I have worked with Daptiv I think it is been down once. The ONLY partial outages I have ever had have been with report automation.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
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.
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Planview
Good support team! Developed relationships and were very pleasant to talk to. Daptiv went above and beyond on ensuring the customers were satisfied
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
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Planview
I recommend using daptiv resources on your implementation to help with setup and training.
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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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Planview
AdaptiveWork might not necessarily have robust Analytical abilities that Daptiv IBM Cognos BI tool have, but from the introduction I have seen of the product it has impressive capabilities. It is still work in progress and still learning about AdaptiveWork and looking forward to implementing and supporting it in the near future.
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Scalability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Planview
We are quickly able to add more users as needed.
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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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Planview
  • I am in the process of establishing a hard dollar ROI received from Daptiv. However, there have been many soft dollar benefits we have achieved. Soft benefits include IT teams that are more aligned to business objectives, "one version of the truth" for where work is being performed and resources consumed, and more accurate estimation of project requests.
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