Microsoft Planner is a win if you're invested in the full Microsoft Suite.
Updated May 21, 2021

Microsoft Planner is a win if you're invested in the full Microsoft Suite.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Planner

We use planner for blueprints of company policy and procedures, such as onboarding & offboarding templates, as well as the typical project management. It's used mainly by our HR and Marketing departments and works very well in conjunction with the entire Microsoft Suite. It's ease of use makes it a highly recommendable product.
  • Integration with other Microsoft apps
  • Team collaboration
  • Simplicity
  • Flexibility
  • Customisable backgrounds (very limited)
  • Displaying of information on cards
  • Integration into other Microsoft Apps
  • Shareability
  • Ease of use
  • Streamlined certain processes
  • Increased efficiency
  • Improved intern team tasks
Trello is better as a one off product, but if you use the Microsoft suite then Planner integrates better into the rest of your day-to-day apps. The integration into team members' calendars and mail makes the ease of assigning tasks across our organization well worth using the application. For this reason, I'd use it over Trello.

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Our best use of Planner is the creation of an onboarding template that allows HR to assign multiple tasks to individuals across different departments and follow up to see that they're all done on time. Microsoft Planner falls short in its ability to allow users to customize their setups and edit backgrounds (beyond a few provided by the platform).