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Payal Verna
Real User
Delivery Manager of EPM
Jan 08 2019

What is most valuable?

Most importantly, there are three aspects that I have seen most beneficial: * Project tracking: This really helps the users as to where they are with each of the projects, and what are the satatus details within those projects. * Resource… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have implemented four domains like telecom, construction, banking, insurance, health sector and pharmaceuticals. We have worked, to some extent, in each of these domains. Of course the customization, configuration and implementation… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The standard diversion of Project Online or Microsoft Project, is that it automatically has so many built in features that you really do not need to invest much in terms of trying to configure it to suit your requirements. It has all the… more»

What other advice do I have?

The only drawbacks are the customization. Generally what happens is everybody wants it to be an automation tool, and this is not the use case for this solution. It is a platform for project management. You don't want an automation to be in… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are some serious competitors in this sector. For instance, there is Clarity from CA, Planview and HP PPM. These are some of the other competitors that you have on the market. I think the Microsoft products are very user friendly, the… more»
Jamie Priestly
Real User
Project Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
Nov 14 2018

What is most valuable?

The look and feel is familiar for users of the Microsoft Office Suite of applications. It is pretty straightforward to use. If you are not from a professional scheduling background, you could open it up and you would see how to do some… more»

What needs improvement?

Project Professional is a powerful tool with many features and functions available for an experienced scheduler with advanced scheduling knowledge and skills. One primary problem that we have is that users that are new to project management… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I am not involved with this.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have had experience using Primavera and Open Plan Professional previously. I personally find Project Professional to provide the same functionality from logic and scheduling perspective.

What other advice do I have?

My suggestion is to do homework and compare what other products are out there and how well they will fit with your organisation. This one's okay. I've personally used a range of different products, all potentially good choices, it just… more»
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Darwin Reynell Nava Fernández
Real User
Project Leader at a engineering company
Oct 23 2018

What is most valuable?

* Application of hierarchies on activities * Reassignment of resources in case the program detects an excessive workload on a particular resource * Comparison with the baselines * The possibility of automating repetitive activities utilizing "Visual Basic for applications" * Robustes in the calculation of costs * It's easy to use. * Combined with a project management methodology such as PMI for… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Lifting of work plans * Assignment and effective control of the resources of the organization * The establishment of baselines allows the project leader to take corrective actions in case of deviations. * It ensures quality and efficiency in each activity. * Control of project costs.

What needs improvement?

* The productivity of resources * The tool allows the allocation of resources to the activities, however, if I want to measure the productivity of someone in particular, it is not so simple.
Consultant
Senior Consultant, Financial Services - IT Advisory Services at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Nov 15 2018

What do you think of Microsoft Project?

What is our primary use case?

They have moved from a paper to a project management tool. That's the big change. Earlier, they were using papers and then they started using Project Professional to run their project server, it's a huge change and a huge transition.

What needs improvement?

I think they've begun to improve with the new cloud integration. Previously, this was an issue. Now, I don't think there are any further changes that need to be done for the cloud issue. There needs to be better integration between SharePoint and other Microsoft platforms and this solution. Furthermore, there should be a better integration with the use of the cloud and mobile devices.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the

MalayarasanMahalingam
Real User
Project Planning & Controls Specialist at a consultancy
Dec 13 2018

What do you think of Microsoft Project?

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is distribution projects.

How has it helped my organization?

It is a user-friendly solution that we can easily understand. We can analyze a critical task, create a mitigation plan, add different calendars, control entire projects, scheduling and the like.

What is most valuable?

I find the planning features the most valuable to me.

What needs improvement?

I find that MS Project has limited control in comparison to other solutions in the same sphere.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have had some crashes in the past. 

How is customer service and technical support?

Tech support is quick to respond to our inquiries.

Which solutions did

Jeffrey Bloom
Real User
Sr. Enterprise & Project Portfolio Manager/Consultant, Master Scheduler, Enterprise Architect with 1-10 employees
Aug 06 2019

What do you think of Microsoft Project?

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution with CA Clarity PPM.

How has it helped my organization?

With well-constructed templates that include milestones that allow upper management to effectively measure progress, the dependencies between project and external activities that often diminish project success can be mitigated.

What is most valuable?

Dependencies (not typically effectively used in "Agile" techniques) allow understanding of actual project status and challenges.

What needs improvement?

This solution needs more templates focused on types of projects to ease setup.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for thirty years.

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What is Microsoft Project?

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.

Also known as
Project Pro
Microsoft Project customers

Aston Martin, ABANCA, Airbus Group, Capita, Cardiff University, City of Saskatoon, Intel, Pegasus Airlines, South Australia Power Network (SAPN), Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing

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