A Workhorse for Scheduling
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 09, 2020

A Workhorse for Scheduling

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Project

We use MS Project to manage multiple subcontract jobs. We have many workers and resources which need to be managed and distributed properly across our management team and work sites. MS Project has helped us find holes and over-allocations of these things which in turn has made the company more efficient.
  • Extremely detailed in planning items.
  • Integrates with MS Planner.
  • Allows for multiple users to use and manager their jobs.
  • Properly manages resources.
  • Can be overwhelming to new users.
  • Can get lost in the details and miss the big planning picture.
  • Requires a lot of training.
  • Overall we haven’t seen a large ROI.
  • It has made us rethink our strategies for resource management.
  • It has made us aware of things we never considered to be making us inefficient.
ProjectLibre is a free or open source version of MS Project. It’s supported by a community of programmers that maintain its versions. It’s definitely not MS Project but definitely gives you a good idea what to expect from MS Project. I would recommend trying it first to see if fits your needs.
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.

Do you think Microsoft Project delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Microsoft Project's feature set?

Yes

Did Microsoft Project live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Microsoft Project go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Microsoft Project again?

Yes

Overall I would recommend this program to other colleagues. However, I would ask what their intentions are, what they need to accomplish. Sometimes all you need is MS Planner or Excel but other times you might need MS Project. You want to be careful you're not trying to kill a fly with a sledge hammer. But MS Project can definitely get the job done.

Microsoft Project Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Resource Management
10
Gantt Charts
10
Scheduling
10
Workflow Automation
10
Team Collaboration
9
Support for Agile Methodology
3
Support for Waterfall Methodology
4
Document Management
3
Email integration
2
Mobile Access
2
Timesheet Tracking
6
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
8
Quotes/estimates
Not Rated
Invoicing
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
8
Integration with accounting software
Not Rated