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Microsoft Project

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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

WorkOtter PPM

I know it works well for IT but not sure how it would work for construction. I think construction has a different set of needs.
Adam Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Microsoft Project
7.7
WorkOtter PPM
9.9
Task Management
Microsoft Project
8.2
WorkOtter PPM
10.0
Resource Management
Microsoft Project
8.3
WorkOtter PPM
10.0
Gantt Charts
Microsoft Project
8.9
WorkOtter PPM
10.0
Scheduling
Microsoft Project
8.7
WorkOtter PPM
10.0
Workflow Automation
Microsoft Project
7.2
WorkOtter PPM
10.0
Team Collaboration
Microsoft Project
7.1
WorkOtter PPM
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Microsoft Project
6.7
WorkOtter PPM
10.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Microsoft Project
8.4
WorkOtter PPM
Document Management
Microsoft Project
7.0
WorkOtter PPM
Email integration
Microsoft Project
7.1
WorkOtter PPM
Mobile Access
Microsoft Project
6.8
WorkOtter PPM
Timesheet Tracking
Microsoft Project
7.8
WorkOtter PPM
10.0
Change request and Case Management
Microsoft Project
7.9
WorkOtter PPM
10.0
Budget and Expense Management
Microsoft Project
7.7
WorkOtter PPM

Professional Services Automation

Microsoft Project
7.7
WorkOtter PPM
Quotes/estimates
Microsoft Project
7.7
WorkOtter PPM
Invoicing
Microsoft Project
7.5
WorkOtter PPM
Project & financial reporting
Microsoft Project
8.4
WorkOtter PPM
Integration with accounting software
Microsoft Project
7.2
WorkOtter PPM

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

WorkOtter PPM

  • Users find it easy to use which is important if you have a large number of users who don't have time for a lot of training or when new hires come on-board.
  • WorkOtter has a lot of advanced features that we don't use but when we do need one, it is nice to know the feature is waiting for us. We have used several of these features for special projects.
  • It does a good job with resource management.
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

WorkOtter PPM

  • Nothing significant. Maybe could be faster at times but I'm not sure if that is our own internet connection.
Adam Gordon | 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

WorkOtter PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

WorkOtter PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

WorkOtter PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

WorkOtter PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

WorkOtter PPM

No answers on this topic

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

WorkOtter PPM

  • I think it has really helped us make sure we are using resources effectively but I think it is hard to prove. Although we don't have hard ROI numbers, I believe the general feeling is that you really need a good PPM tool or will waste a lot of time and money.
  • It helps with communication since we have a standard process.
Anonymous | 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

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

WorkOtter PPM

General

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

Starting Price

$10 per user per month

WorkOtter PPM Editions & Modules

Edition
Time/Status$101
Team$202
Manager$352
  1. per user per month
  2. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Time/Status Tier is BEST FOR: Contractors, Consultants, Limited Team Members FUNCTIONALITY AVAILABLE:Timesheets, Adjust Estimate To Complete, Create Notes for PM and Team Members Team Tier is BEST FOR: Customers, Suppliers, Contractors, Consultants, Team Members FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDES TIME/STATUS PLUS: My Home Dashboards, Support Log Updates, Issue Updates, Changes, Timesheet & Expenses, Risks, Action Items Limited, Reporting, E-Mail Updates, Chat & Collaboration Manager Tier is BEST FOR: Project Managers, Program Managers, Executives, PMO Department Managers, Administrators FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDES TEAM PLUS: Project Management, Microsoft Project -Way Sync, Dashboard Reporting, Program Management, Resource Management, Portfolio Management, Workflow Management, Estimating and Templates

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Project
8.4
WorkOtter PPM
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Project
10.0
WorkOtter PPM

Usability

Microsoft Project
8.0
WorkOtter PPM

Support Rating

Microsoft Project
8.2
WorkOtter PPM

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Project
5.0
WorkOtter PPM

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