About Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project helps businesses plan projects and collaborate with one another from anywhere using tools such as task assignment, due-date tracking, dependency configuration, scheduling, business intelligence integration, and more. The solution helps users to streamline projects, resources, and portfolio management with integrated planning tools for project tracking. It is a flexible solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work, delivered through Office 365.

Project helps users execute projects using tools including built-in templates, familiar scheduling tools, and access to projects across devices to help project managers and teams stay productive. Businesses can evaluate and optimize project portfolios through seamless integration with Power BI, which provides advanced analytics and built-in reports.

Users can gain insight into how resources are used with features for resource management such as visual heat maps of capacity and resource usage, and robust resource analytics. With simplified task and time management, teams can enter updates from anywhere, offering greater executive oversight and facilitating global collaboration. The Project platform allows teams to utilize methodologies, including Agile and Waterfall, depending on their workflows and needs.

Pricing starting from:

$10.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Microsoft Project

• Utilize the timeline functionality to visualize projects. The Team Planner allows users to view what’s coming up in the future and anticipate changes or potential problems.

• Enhance collaboration with the ability to copy project information to Office applications such as PowerPoint or email and save important plans and details to Office 365 or SharePoint.

• Setup projects and assign team members to them, set start and finish dates, add dependencies, and define durations.

• Integrate Project with Microsoft Power BI to create interactive dashboards based on project metrics and drill down on performance.

• Manage Agile projects within Microsoft Project using Scrum and Kanban boards, as well as custom workflows and methodologies.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany , United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English , French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Pricing starting from:

$10.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Microsoft Project

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Microsoft Project Software - Built-in templates, familiar scheduling tools, and access across devices help project managers and teams stay productive
Microsoft Project Software - Evaluate and optimize the project portfolio to prioritize initiatives
Microsoft Project Software - Gain insight into how resources are used, and collaborate using integrated tools
Microsoft Project Software - Built-in, customizable templates use industry best practices
Microsoft Project Software - Use tools like Power BI Pro to gain insights across portfolios
Microsoft Project Software - Use Resource Engagements to request and lock in resources, so projects are always properly staffed
Microsoft Project Software - Project Management Tool
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Microsoft Project Software - Built-in templates, familiar scheduling tools, and access across devices help project managers and teams stay productive
Microsoft Project Software - Evaluate and optimize the project portfolio to prioritize initiatives
Microsoft Project Software - Gain insight into how resources are used, and collaborate using integrated tools
Microsoft Project Software - Built-in, customizable templates use industry best practices
Microsoft Project Software - Use tools like Power BI Pro to gain insights across portfolios
Microsoft Project Software - Use Resource Engagements to request and lock in resources, so projects are always properly staffed
Microsoft Project Software - Project Management Tool

Features

Total features of Microsoft Project: 40

  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Visualization Software
  • File Sharing Software
  • For Small Businesses
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multiple Projects
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Planning Software
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management Software
  • Tagging
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Web-based Deployment

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(1,594)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support Software
4.1/5

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Jacqueline
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  • Industry: Commercial Real Estate Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

All a PM needs

Reviewed on 29/09/2022

I continue to enjoy using this software for my project planning and tracking needs.

I continue to enjoy using this software for my project planning and tracking needs.

Pros

Having been a PM for quite a while, I have dabbled in various softwares for managing my projects. For scheduling and tracking….it’s easy to navigate and easy to see results. I can use it for reporting and share it also.

Cons

There are no perfect softwares but this softwares does satisfies its core intention for a project personel.

Nadeem
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Project Planning Made Easy

Reviewed on 23/10/2022

It is a beautiful Planning and Scheduling Tool that helps all size of organizations in carrying...

It is a beautiful Planning and Scheduling Tool that helps all size of organizations in carrying out/managing their day 2 day and long term projects.

Pros

If one knows the Planning and Scheduling Concepts, it is extremely easy to use this software to carry out planning/scheduling.

Cons

It has its own proprietary format. Though can be saved as PDF and shared but it would be better if it can be opened directly in different formats.

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Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Project

It is simpler and less complex. Easy to configure and use.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Good for project scheduling

Reviewed on 01/10/2022

Pros

Project is good for making schedules. Being able to make cross-project dependencies is very helpful when working on a big program.

Cons

Schedules are about all project can do. There are key project management features missing such as messaging capabilities,a space for notes, issues, etc.

Francesco
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Three Pillars : Quality, Time & Money

Reviewed on 24/09/2022

Pros

Tracking construction projects, schedule and milestones. Monitoring the work and quality assessment. Cutting costs and risk through accurate planning and risk projections

Cons

Charts might be overly crowded sometimes specially for extensive big projects.

Marianela
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  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

MS Project as a tool to achieve seamless resource management.

Reviewed on 26/09/2022

Extremely effective for managing projects and visualizing them with classic waterfall Gantt charts,...

Extremely effective for managing projects and visualizing them with classic waterfall Gantt charts, it is also extremely useful for monitoring the entire execution life cycle, including other tasks such as training, change management, support, evolutionary maintenance, etc.

Pros

With MS Project we have a very stable tool, available in the cloud or stand alone depending on the version and implementation, in which we have a large number of features to manage time and resources, among others. It is quite flexible to keep project portfolios in time. The members of the team can contribute and in general it is possible to prioritize the allocation of resources in the investments of the project portfolio.

Cons

It is a great tool for project managers in addition to being widely used by millions of people, but perhaps there is a great opportunity to rethink the incorporation of modules that are native and allow coupling implementations or deployments based on hybrid or agile methodologies.

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Microsoft Project FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft Project.

Microsoft Project offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $10.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Project Plan 1: $10.00 user/month Project Plan 3: $30.00 user/month Project Plan 5: $55.00 user/month Project Standard 2019: $620 (one-time license) Project Professional 2019: $1030 (one-time license)

Microsoft Project has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Microsoft Project supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Microsoft Project supports the following devices:

Microsoft Project integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft SharePoint, Skype for Business

Microsoft Project offers the following support options:

FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Chat

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