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605 Ratings
110 Ratings
Top Rated
605 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
110 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Microsoft Project ranks higher in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation
  • Zoho Projects ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.7

Microsoft Project

77%
8.0

Zoho Projects

80%
Zoho Projects ranks higher in 8/14 features

Task Management

8.2
82%
108 Ratings
8.0
80%
19 Ratings

Resource Management

8.2
82%
105 Ratings
7.5
75%
18 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.9
89%
105 Ratings
8.9
89%
15 Ratings

Scheduling

8.7
87%
107 Ratings
7.5
75%
17 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.2
72%
84 Ratings
8.1
81%
14 Ratings

Team Collaboration

7.1
71%
97 Ratings
9.4
94%
19 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

6.7
67%
81 Ratings
6.3
63%
5 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

8.6
86%
81 Ratings
7.6
76%
10 Ratings

Document Management

6.9
69%
78 Ratings
9.0
90%
15 Ratings

Email integration

7.0
70%
83 Ratings
9.4
94%
15 Ratings

Mobile Access

6.8
68%
69 Ratings
7.0
70%
18 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.8
78%
74 Ratings
8.5
85%
18 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.9
79%
64 Ratings
6.9
69%
6 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

7.6
76%
84 Ratings
8.0
80%
13 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.7

Microsoft Project

77%
6.9

Zoho Projects

69%
Microsoft Project ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

7.7
77%
55 Ratings
5.5
55%
5 Ratings

Invoicing

7.5
75%
46 Ratings
7.5
75%
12 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
75 Ratings
6.5
65%
5 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.1
71%
50 Ratings
8.0
80%
12 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft Project is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating
  • Zoho Projects is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Microsoft Project

84%
109 Ratings
8.3

Zoho Projects

83%
23 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Microsoft Project

100%
2 Ratings
9.9

Zoho Projects

99%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Microsoft Project

80%
6 Ratings
5.6

Zoho Projects

56%
4 Ratings

Availability

Microsoft Project

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Zoho Projects

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

Microsoft Project

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Zoho Projects

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Microsoft Project

82%
70 Ratings
6.7

Zoho Projects

67%
19 Ratings

Online Training

Microsoft Project

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Zoho Projects

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

5.0

Microsoft Project

50%
2 Ratings
8.0

Zoho Projects

80%
2 Ratings

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

Zoho Projects

My work involves projects of 5-15 people with numerous projects running simultaneously. Prior to Zoho, I did not have a central location from which to view all project statuses at once. Zoho looks to provide this and also looks like it will deliver. I am anxious to see how our organization's use of it develops. At this time, I feel I am likely to recommend Zoho Projects because my organization has made great software decisions in the past so I have a level of trust already that the research has been done that Zoho is the best solution for our line of work.
James McQuillin | 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

Zoho Projects

  • We use it to manage our sales orders as there are lots of moving parts which are necessary to get client orders done properly.
  • I use it anytime I have a new idea I want to put into motion. As I can create a list for brainstorming, feedback, specific actions necessary in order to test and or implement the idea.
  • Unrelated to business, it's a great way to plan travel in order to make sure you don't forget those important things like passport, flight arrangement, client meeting confirmation, and meeting prep as far as what specific documents or things do you need to bring with you.
  • And since everyone is on the go and expected to keep up with work, the mobile/tablet app makes it a breeze to keep up, work on, and create new projects.
Stephen Lalla | 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

Zoho Projects

  • There is no ability to add custom fields in the "Bugs" module - for example, if we want to add fields such as Version Number.
  • Reporting is not integrated - its a fairly expensive add-on.
  • There is no easy way to track actual and completed dates for tasks - so historical variance analysis is not easy.
Sudip Chakraborty | 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

Zoho Projects

General

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

Starting Price

$4 per user/per month if billed annually

Zoho Projects Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$41
Enterprise$91
  1. per user/per month if billed annually
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

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 9.9
Based on 3 answers
I've reviewed about 8 other project management solutions and Zoho Projects is the best I've seen without being overly complicated. Zoho Projects keeps getting better! Recent new enhancements makes it even easier to navigate. There are new keyboard shortcuts that cut my time way down. The tools are very easy to use.
Cassandra Stephens | 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

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 5.6
Based on 4 answers
Zoho Projects is an easy project management tool to use. It provides all the functionality that we required for handling projects. We can easily create personal forms for projects and tasks, allowing us to add and report on our own desire. Apart from this we can create and edit documents in real time which saves our time. This allows us to share text docs, presentations, tables with the whole team and we can work on them together
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Has not been down to my knowledge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Speed meets my expectations.
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

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 6.7
Based on 19 answers
Although it might lack intuitiveness, once you get a hang of how Zoho Projects works, you can do a LOT. The impact good project management has on profitability is huge, and it has helped not only improve communication and coordination when working on a project, but more importantly have adequate tracking of time, due dates and potential bottle necks
María Fernanda Cruz | 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

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects provides a more limited set of functionality and customization options than other task/bug trackers on the market, but what it lacks in functionality it makes up for in ease of use. It probably has 80-90% of the features of its competitors but takes about a third of the time to get up and running and realizing value.
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

Zoho Projects

  • We needed a system to organize our growing business, so anything was better than what we had, which was nothing.
  • Recording time spend is a huge reason for using project software. It has made me aware of the tasks that are taking too long and where we are not being profitable as a company.
  • It has kept our team accountable for what needs to get completed and when projects are not in motion or completed timely. It's helpful to know in order to get billing out faster.
Tammy Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

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