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"Has a powerful workflow engine that allows creation of workflow complexities and processes."

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"Microsoft Project Server helps organizations in collaboration.""The solution's ease of use is its most valuable aspect.""Microsoft Project Server is easy to use compared to other similar solutions, such as Primavera. It functions similar to Excel or others Microsoft solutions which makes it simple for most people to be able to use right away.""The stability of the 2019 version is quite good.""The solution is scalable and easy to expand.""I like the way you can build the schedule by the Don't Start Before or Don't Start After values. You can use it to build your schedule based on how you change your dates. This is how it actually builds the schedule.""The usability is excellent.""Project schedule management is very good. Basically, it sits on SharePoint. So, every time we create a project, a new project site is created within that SharePoint environment, which is a very good document repository. It allows us to create issues and risks lists and additional functionality to keep track of what's going on with projects."

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Cons
"The solution can sometimes be a little inflexible and a bit caustic."

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"The reporting aspects can be improved, which is one of the reasons why I'm using Qlik Sense. In the older on-prem versions, reporting was lackluster, to say the least. Project Online has a better handle on that. However, we will still be using Qlik Sense. We're also looking at an add-on app from a company called OnePlan that adds some additional functionality where Microsoft is not as clean in its approach for things such as portfolio management and some of the trends analysis.""The solution could have more compact dashboards, such as one finds with Planview.""We need to be able to compare milestones, calls, and other variables regarding the projects we are working on. I have to contract developers to make reports, which is where things get complicated. They need to develop personal and custom fields for us.""It needs to be more collaborative from inside the application. It only does project scheduling for me. It would be good if it could do other things and be more collaborative, such as sharing tasks for users. It is not really incorporated into MS Office, so you can't copy-paste stuff. It is on its own, doing its own thing. It is only used for scheduling, and it doesn't work well with anything else.""I'd like it if we could divide out the project calendars. On one project server, we might follow five projects or more at one time, and we'd like to see all of the items at once so that it becomes a long loop, but one where we can identify different projects in tandem and then focus on which we need to at the time. While I only have visibility into one, I'd like to see several at a time.""We think that calculations are not working correctly, and there is a need to enter data a couple of times in order to give the correct calculations.""This solution could improve by adding integration with Primavera schedules to allow the reading and management of them.""It should be more agile and more flexible when it comes to customization."

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"I cannot comment on the price as I was not responsible for purchasing the solution.""There is a licensing cost.""There is an annual license required for this solution.""It is on the expensive side.""The price of the Microsoft Project Server could improve, it is expensive here in Africa. When comparing Microsoft Project Server to Oracle Primavera for us, Microsoft Project Server is quite cost-effective.""I'm not quite sure about the licensing costs. We're probably paying somewhere in the neighborhood of about 80,000 to 90,000 a year for our current on-prem because we handle our own licensing. As far as Project Online is concerned, we're still trying to get a good handle on that. It looks like it is going to be in a neighborhood of about 120,000 to 150,000 a year, but we're getting a lot more capability out of it."

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Top Answer: Hi, @Cheryl Joseph Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management solution could be a good candidate, see my review on this product, or if you may need more information to drop me a message. You can… more »
Top Answer: Microsoft Project Server helps organizations in collaboration.
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Top Answer: The reporting aspects can be improved, which is one of the reasons why I'm using Qlik Sense. In the older on-prem versions, reporting was lackluster, to say the least. Project Online has a better… more »
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Also Known As
HPE Project and Portfolio Management, HPE PPM
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Overview
HPE Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) provides critical information in real time to help you make the right investment decisions. It standardizes, manages, and captures the execution of project and operational activities as well as resources.
Microsoft Project Server 2013 is a flexible on-premises solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work. Team members, project participants, and business decision makers can get started, prioritize project portfolio investments and deliver the intended business value from virtually anywhere. Requires SharePoint 2013, sold separately.
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Sample Customers
Bank Simpanan Nasional, Smart Communications, Aareon AG
Magnachip, Gwinnett County Schools, CLEAResult, Medbit Oy, Intelbras S.A., ETS, CORE Construction, Keller Foundations
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Financial Services Firm38%
Insurance Company25%
Maritime Company13%
Marketing Services Firm13%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Computer Software Company20%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government13%
Financial Services Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business33%
Large Enterprise67%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise53%
Find out what your peers are saying about Planview, Broadcom, Microsoft and others in Project Portfolio Management. Updated: November 2021.
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Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is ranked 9th in Project Portfolio Management with 1 review while Microsoft Project Server is ranked 4th in Project Portfolio Management with 12 reviews. Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is rated 10.0, while Microsoft Project Server is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) writes "Provides a good balance of flexibility and functionality; very powerful". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Project Server writes "Provides holistic reporting and allows us to keep track of what's going on with projects". Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is most compared with Broadcom Clarity PPM, Jira, JIRA Portfolio, ITM Platform and ServiceNow IT Business Management, whereas Microsoft Project Server is most compared with JIRA Portfolio, Broadcom Clarity PPM, Planview Enterprise One, SAP Portfolio and Project Management and Basecamp.

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