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:

USD 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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

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:

USD 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: 36

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

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(1,343)
Value for Money
4.0/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Vanessa W.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Quality program in use

Reviewed on 31/03/2022

Microsoft Project is another of the Microsoft software application, with which you can manage...

Microsoft Project is another of the Microsoft software application, with which you can manage projects, it is a program that gives you several versions that helps you control and understand what's related to projects (schedules, finance). With this application, run monitoring all aspects so that your project will develop successfully, optimize processes, resources, costs, practical release, saving time and money.

Pros

I like Microsoft Project, since it is a tool to process the work of an easy project as a complex and quickly from anywhere. In the same way, it is a way in which this application supports you in the planning and management of project resources. It allows us to create the report.

Cons

I do not like it, since it is a software that is not multiplatform, it must be installed with the Windows operating system, which makes it difficult to carry out projects from other sources or operating systems.

Elena R.
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The PM´s right hand

Reviewed on 03/08/2021

I started using MP in the 90´s when joined a consulting company. It was amazing to learn we had a...

I started using MP in the 90´s when joined a consulting company. It was amazing to learn we had a software to manage the diverse aspects of a project and have a visual-real time control, it helped the team to keep focused on objectives.

Pros

MP facilitates the PM´s job and makes easier for the team to keep focused in the main activities, overall progress and resourses optimization. It is also flexible to manage small, medium and big prjects. MP demands time and effort to become an expert but the results makes it cost worth.

Cons

The learning curve is long and steeped. It demands a formal training to learn how to use at full capacity . Most people learn the basic but miss the opportunity to benefit plenty. It is also costly because requires an additional license to the Office suite.

Eduardo B.
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great Software for project and task management....

Reviewed on 07/04/2022

Great use, easy and practical for everything we do to work, prioritize and to have a good weekly...

Great use, easy and practical for everything we do to work, prioritize and to have a good weekly follow up

Pros

Great use, easy and practical for everything we do to work and solve

Cons

Some things are extras that we don´t need and use

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Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Project

More struturated and good for our projects and needs
David N.
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Must have some sort of training

Reviewed on 08/04/2022

Extremely difficult to learn on the fly without formal training. I would not recommend to someone...

Extremely difficult to learn on the fly without formal training. I would not recommend to someone who is not a dedicated PM.

Pros

This product is very robust and has all the features you would want out of a project management tool.

Cons

Very difficult to understand how the features of this product work without formal training. This product also cannot be viewed by other unless they too have a license. At the end of the day the biggest down fall of this product is that is too complex and not worth the added cycles it would take to learn over an intuitive software like Trello.

Fahed A.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Tracking Your Work

Reviewed on 20/03/2022

With this amazing program you can create milestones for your projects to plan and determine phases...

With this amazing program you can create milestones for your projects to plan and determine phases and requirements of each phase of project lifetime. MS Project can give you a clear view to track your project and how it is going off track or doing well, so you well be able to evaluate works and make a good actions due to milestones changes to give an assessment in proper way. It is need a time to do a good plan with MS Project, then you will feel ease to track your project and it will be smooth especially if everyone involved in this work plan know about it.

Pros

MS Project is one of the simplest programs for project management. To plan, monitor, and evaluate projects in the correct way, which decrease risks and waste of time in work that includes milestones of the project lifetime. We can link Microsoft programs with each other that ease the process of data entry especially with Microsoft Excel tables while we build our plan, we can move these data to Microsoft Project. Create activities are very easy in addition to arrange it according to priorities, and determine resources. You can find the vital path of the program, and choose filters, as needed, among the Microsoft Project things. It is easy to update data, also the percentage of each milestone can be view simply and you can filter activities to know which one is delayed and which one is going in track by using Microsoft Project.

Cons

Nothing important to talk about Microsoft Project unless sometimes the program hang for a while after making an update for some data then it will move on. I have used Microsoft Project for many years and I did not find any problems unless this one.

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Microsoft Project FAQs

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Microsoft Project offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 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+

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, Chat

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