Great tool for project planning and management!
March 05, 2021

Great tool for project planning and management!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Project Server

Our organization uses Microsoft Project mostly by department. We use this software for various projects such as strategic plans and it's great for creating interactive charts. It offers different views from calendar to diagram view. We share projects timelines among other team members and use it mainly around committee meetings. We use it for team management, project sharing, project status and keeping on time with projects and timelines.
  • Interactive gantt charts, you are able to customize, great for project management, planning. The diagram designs tool allows you to track progress.
  • Integrated project management tool, keep track of timelines, projects, share with others and track progress and easy way to manage projects
  • Streamlined project planning, sharing tools, ability to place files in shared drive.
  • Very attractive, user friendly software
  • Array of features from progress monitoring, risk issues, integration with SharePoint
  • So many tools, users could be overwhelmed and you need to be familiar with tools and it takes a while to adapt to the software. You may even need to be a semi experienced project manager to use the tools. There is a learning curve.
  • Sometimes custom fields are not able to be shared, integrated with SharePoint files
  • Expensive software for some businesses
  • Customer support is not always available
  • Limit to available licenses, may be an issue for organizations who require multiple users at a time
  • Time management, it has allowed us to complete and execute projects a lot quicker time within the department.
  • Easily able to share projects, keep track of timelines
  • Ability to assign projects to others and keep track of progress.
  • Allows us to quickly work on projects easily as a team
I have used Basecamp which I recommend for all! This is one of my top tools for not only company projects however for projects, meetings, communication outside of work. We use Basecamp for our membership organization's dental meetings in other states to communicate events, chat with participants, send donation requests and organize events on the platform. There really is no learning curve, it's super user friendly, you don't need any experience prior and it's cost effective.

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

Yes

Are you happy with Microsoft Project Server's feature set?

Yes

Did Microsoft Project Server live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Microsoft Project Server go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Microsoft Project Server again?

Yes

Microsoft Project Server I believe is best for any organization from small to large. As I mentioned, it is a little pricey so I would do research into alternative software and depending on your needs maybe look at all options, competing software. This is a tool with a learning curve and some may not be able to easily navigate this software. There isn't really great training, resources available for this tool however there are some free YouTube tutorial videos. This is great for cross company, department project management, sharing, managing of projects and timelines.