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594 Ratings
20 Ratings

Microsoft Project

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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Microsoft Project ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management
  • Microsoft Project and Planview Daptiv are tied in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.7

Microsoft Project

77%
6.8

Planview Daptiv

68%
Microsoft Project ranks higher in 10/14 features

Task Management

8.2
82%
108 Ratings
5.6
56%
4 Ratings

Resource Management

8.2
82%
105 Ratings
7.5
75%
4 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.9
89%
105 Ratings
6.1
61%
3 Ratings

Scheduling

8.7
87%
107 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.2
72%
84 Ratings
4.0
40%
3 Ratings

Team Collaboration

7.1
71%
97 Ratings
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

6.7
67%
81 Ratings
3.9
39%
2 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

8.6
86%
81 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Document Management

6.9
69%
78 Ratings
6.5
65%
3 Ratings

Email integration

7.0
70%
83 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Mobile Access

6.8
68%
69 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Timesheet Tracking

7.8
78%
74 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.9
79%
64 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Budget and Expense Management

7.6
76%
84 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.7

Microsoft Project

77%
7.7

Planview Daptiv

77%
Microsoft Project ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

7.7
77%
55 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Invoicing

7.5
75%
46 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
75 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.1
71%
50 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft Project is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • Microsoft Project and Planview Daptiv are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Microsoft Project

84%
109 Ratings
8.0

Planview Daptiv

80%
16 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Microsoft Project

100%
2 Ratings
10.0

Planview Daptiv

100%
14 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Microsoft Project

80%
6 Ratings
5.0

Planview Daptiv

50%
3 Ratings

Availability

Microsoft Project

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Planview Daptiv

100%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Microsoft Project

82%
70 Ratings
7.0

Planview Daptiv

70%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

5.0

Microsoft Project

50%
2 Ratings
5.0

Planview Daptiv

50%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Microsoft Project

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Planview Daptiv

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Project

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.
Sasha Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview Daptiv

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.
Diana Ruggiano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Microsoft Project

  • 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.
Shiva Krishna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview Daptiv

  • 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.
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

Planview Daptiv

  • The Daptiv UI has seen some significant improvements recently that were long in coming. However I am still waiting for more that are on their plan. Lack of ability to customize what appears on specific screens or to add hover over help for less experienced users make it a difficult sell for some of our occasional users.
  • Daptiv comes with Cognos reports that does allow reporting against all the data elements. However the lack of ability to extract data in any form other than an emailed report significantly limits the ability to interface with the data.
  • Changes to many of the data elements are not tracked to who made changes and when.
  • Access to data elements is at a very broad level making it difficult to allow third party users to use the tool with limited access.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Project

General

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

Starting Price

$10 per user/per month

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

Planview Daptiv

General

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

Starting Price

Planview Daptiv Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

Planview Daptiv

Planview Daptiv 10.0
Based on 14 answers
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.
Anonymous | 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

Planview Daptiv

Planview Daptiv 5.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview Daptiv

Planview Daptiv 10.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.2
Based on 70 answers
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.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview Daptiv

Planview Daptiv 7.0
Based on 4 answers
Good support team! Developed relationships and were very pleasant to talk to. Daptiv went above and beyond on ensuring the customers were satisfied
Kiara Rawa | 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

Planview Daptiv

Planview Daptiv 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I recommend using daptiv resources on your implementation to help with setup and training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Project

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.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 of tools but we felt that Daptiv was a better fit for both our immediate and long term needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview Daptiv

Planview Daptiv 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are quickly able to add more users as needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft Project

  • 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.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview Daptiv

  • Better customer service - In Daptiv I can easily track the amount of time I worked on a project, so I can then tell my client accurately how much time I spent.
  • Effectively managing budgets - When I know I need to stick to a certain budget on a project, I can carefully plan and be aware of my time and money spent in Daptiv.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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