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494 Ratings
Top Rated
494 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
4 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Project

For complicated projects and those that are mission critical for an organization, it provides the discipline to complete project management tasks. If a company is worried about scope creep or scope risk, MS Project will be an aide to track progress, add steps, report to senior leadership and get into the weeds while also providing a summary for senior folks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProjectManager.com

ProjectManager.com is a very helpful tool for managing any job, no matter the size or scheduled length to completion. But it is also another added step in the process. So you either have to implement it as part of your standard operating procedure, or you may not utilize it to its full potential.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Microsoft Project
8.0
ProjectManager.com
8.2
Task Management
Microsoft Project
8.6
ProjectManager.com
9.0
Resource Management
Microsoft Project
8.6
ProjectManager.com
8.0
Gantt Charts
Microsoft Project
9.0
ProjectManager.com
8.0
Scheduling
Microsoft Project
8.7
ProjectManager.com
8.0
Workflow Automation
Microsoft Project
7.6
ProjectManager.com
9.0
Team Collaboration
Microsoft Project
7.6
ProjectManager.com
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Microsoft Project
7.4
ProjectManager.com
7.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Microsoft Project
7.8
ProjectManager.com
7.0
Document Management
Microsoft Project
8.1
ProjectManager.com
9.0
Email integration
Microsoft Project
7.9
ProjectManager.com
9.0
Mobile Access
Microsoft Project
7.2
ProjectManager.com
7.0
Timesheet Tracking
Microsoft Project
7.9
ProjectManager.com
Change request and Case Management
Microsoft Project
7.9
ProjectManager.com
8.0
Budget and Expense Management
Microsoft Project
8.1
ProjectManager.com
8.0

Professional Services Automation

Microsoft Project
8.0
ProjectManager.com
Quotes/estimates
Microsoft Project
8.0
ProjectManager.com
Invoicing
Microsoft Project
7.6
ProjectManager.com
Project & financial reporting
Microsoft Project
8.3
ProjectManager.com
Integration with accounting software
Microsoft Project
8.2
ProjectManager.com

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

ProjectManager.com

  • Creating job schedules and milestones, which we provide to our clients as well as our vendors.
  • A one stop shop for downloading/uploading any job/site specific documents (issues, daily reports, photos, signoffs, etc.).
  • Real time communication with your clients. As soon as an issue has been raised within ProjectManager.com, everyone attached to that job with get an email notification of what has been communicated or what document has been uploaded.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Project

  • Remote work can be challenging - as Project must be downloaded to a specific computer.
  • Upgrading to the top of the line version can feel like a requirement. There is a lot of functionality that is not available unless in the most expensive pay-tiers.
  • Microsoft Project can be extremely expensive on a per user basis. Other tools can be much more cost-effective - especially for more basic project management needs.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProjectManager.com

  • Creating the schedule is probably the most "difficult" function to get used to. Linking each scope to one another and using different dates for each day can get a little confusing as it is relatively easy to break the links if you were to change the dates. If you have a schedule for a job that is 2 months long; if you revise your schedule to include a date change, if the link is broken it will not update the rest of the dates and remaining scopes. So you would have to figure out where the link has been broken within the schedule, or go through and change the remaining dates by hand.
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

ProjectManager.com

No score
No answers yet
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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

ProjectManager.com

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.2
Based on 38 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

ProjectManager.com

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProjectManager.com

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Project

Trello and Wrike are cheaper alternatives, but I do not consider them true project management software. They can certainly work to organize tasks, and they are collaborative, which is something MS Project lacks, but they lack the depth and, in my opinion, the actually necessary features of a project management tool. Trello doesn't even have a Gantt Chart natively, it requires an add-on.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProjectManager.com

We have not used any other project management software since using ProjectManager.com.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft Project

  • On the projects that I dealt with, Project had a positive impact on the overall business objective, allowing realistic estimates of the duration, personnel, equipment and materials extremely important for the preparations of responses to RFQs (Request for Quotations), ensuring that the company is not capturing a contract for work that the company is very well capable of performing, however, due to a bad quotation, is not going to realize any profit.
  • Once a contract is awarded, Project again had a positive impact, by allowing the construction of a correct WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), the personnel requirements, the identification of critical paths, the budget to be allocated and the creation of work orders (WOs) used by team members for weekly reporting of the hours expanded on the project , the purchase of equipment sufficiently in advance of the date when it will be needed and the identification of specific personnel required to be assigned to the project team, as per they specific skillset, and also when each member must start working on specific segments of the overall Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Once the project started, Project was invaluable in monitoring the actual progress of the project in comparison with the very initial schedule and its milestones, the identification of slippage and enhancing an early advance for the formulation of solutions required in order to pull the schedule back.
  • Project also was highly beneficial in creating practically automated financial reports of expenditures to date, such reports being of high on the priority list of higher up management.
Fred Abraham, P.Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProjectManager.com

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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

ProjectManager.com

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$15*

* per person

ProjectManager.com Editions & Modules

Edition
Personal$151
Team$201
Business$251
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Project
8.6
ProjectManager.com
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Project
10.0
ProjectManager.com

Usability

Microsoft Project
8.0
ProjectManager.com

Support Rating

Microsoft Project
8.2
ProjectManager.com

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Project
5.0
ProjectManager.com

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