Compare Microsoft Project vs. Microsoft Project Server

Microsoft Project is ranked 3rd in Project Management Software with 8 reviews while Microsoft Project Server is ranked 4th in Project Portfolio Management with 5 reviews. Microsoft Project is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Project Server is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Project writes "We have implemented this in multiple domains. It has improved workflows and process". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Project Server writes "The division between the onsite work On the cloud of is something valuable. The tech support needs improvement". Microsoft Project is most compared with Smartsheet, Wrike and Monday.com, whereas Microsoft Project Server is most compared with JIRA Portfolio, CA Clarity PPM and SAP Portfolio and Project Management.
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The most valuable feature is the Auto resource leveling tool because it shows students that often, expert resources get over-scheduled, and that dealing with the issue by just using the auto-resource leveling tool would have a large impact on the delivery date.The most valuable features of this solution are dependency management, milestone progress, multiple resource rates, and RAG views.Dependencies (not typically effectively used in "Agile" techniques) allow understanding of actual project status and challenges.The project tracking, resource utilization and the cost are the most beneficial aspects of this solution.I find the planning features the most valuable to me.They have begun to improve with the new cloud integration.It's most useful feature is that it interfaces with Project Server so we can, from my perspective, from a portfolio perspective, we can see across the organization.

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It is a scalable solution. We have been able to manage larger scale projects easily using this solution.It is easily adaptable. In addition, it is easily used on mobile applications.We are able to know what we are doing, how much we have spent, how much time we've taken, and it tells us how much money is left for the project. It also tells us whether we are below or above our expenditures, whether we are below or above our budget.The key things are managing interactions, resource allocation, resource-leveling (enterprise) and as a collaborative tool, because we use it across multiple projects at a time.

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I would like to have more access to templates and tools that could be used to teach project management best practices.I would like to see the inclusion of multi-currency support.This solution needs more templates focused on types of projects to ease setup.There have been some drawbacks with customization. Some users want it to be an automation tool.I find that MS Project has limited control in comparison to other solutions in the same sphere.There needs to be better integration with other Microsoft products such as SharePoint, and the like.Tech support needs improvement.The scalability is co-dependent on the stability of the product. We have 4000 users, and at times the product is slow.

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It may be considered expensive.In terms of tech support, it took a long time for them to resolve a ticket.When a lot of users logged onto the site, it took a big toll on the service. Therefore, there is a scalability issue.Work needs to be done on collaboration with SharePoint.It has to be more user-friendly. For instance, there should be some assistance, like when you go to certain sites, people pop up and say, "Can we help you? What are you looking for?" It's not interactive enough.

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You do not have to invest much in terms of configuring this solution to suit your needs.I do not have personal experience with pricing or licensing of this product.I am not involved with this.

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It has features that cannot be bought by other rivals, so cost does not matter.The licensing was procured before my involvement.I think they need more flexibility with licensing, because there are preconceived ideas that don't allow as much flexibility with the various licenses.

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Overview

Microsoft Project helps you get started quickly and execute projects with ease. Built-in templates and familiar scheduling tools help project managers and teams stay productive.

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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Aston Martin, ABANCA, Airbus Group, Capita, Cardiff University, City of Saskatoon, Intel, Pegasus Airlines, South Australia Power Network (SAPN), Israeli Ministry of Construction and HousingMagnachip, Gwinnett County Schools, CLEAResult, Medbit Oy, Intelbras S.A., ETS, CORE Construction, Keller Foundations
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Financial Services Firm38%
Manufacturing Company25%
Government25%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
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Software R&D Company20%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government9%
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