Microsoft Project Server Reviews

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Senior Consultant | Architect at DHL
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

From my point of view, there are many features that are valuable for portfolio management, such as linking between company strategy and each project, resource management, overview of portfolio projects and their separate parameters for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

After implementing this product, the biggest improvement was with timesheet compliance with company rules, because resources had to write their allocation and time spent on each project, along with tasks across many projects. In addition,... more»

What needs improvement?

There is definitely room for improvement with the algorithms that are used for resource allocation. There should be options for using generic algorithms or multi-objective generic algorithms with more inputs from the resource and the HR... more»
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Hardware Development Manager with 51-200 employees
Apr 18 2018

What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped my organization?

Traditionally, Microsoft Project has only been stand-alone, and we've never used it on a Web basis. Now we use it on a Web basis. It's been absolutely great in that sense, of being collaborative and also for resource-leveling, so that people... more»

What needs improvement?

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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Project Management Analyst at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 01 2016

What is most valuable?

This product gives the ability to have all project data in one location and look across information while still giving PMs the flexibility to manage their project and have a tool to use with their team (fine balance between project management... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Dashboarding of information has given the organization insight, so we can move to be more proactive versus reactive.

What needs improvement?

Risk Management: Risk and issues are stored in the project SharePoint but there is no real auto communication of assignments (unless the end user sets it up); there is no mechanism for automatic escalation (much needed). Issues are visible... more»
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PMO Professional at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use. * Adaptability. * Stability.

How has it helped my organization?

* The centralization of all projects baselines in Project Server gave us control over the process. Additionally, we unified the information into just one source to report indicators, progress, milestones, and much more. * Microsoft Project... more»

What needs improvement?

I think that "earned value calculation" could be improved, and also the relationship between time and cost, that sometimes does not allow adjustments during execution.
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Vice President at MVProject
Feb 07 2017

What do you think of Microsoft Project Server?

Valuable Features Microsoft Project Professional is the best client application (and is also used in competitors’ solutions) because it has: Good scheduling engine Nice reports in the latest version of the product • Improvements to My Organization It gives us a clear view for the whole portfolio of our projects. • Room for Improvement Resource reservation workflow Financial management • Use of Solution I have used the Microsoft Project Server (and MS Project Central) platform for 10 years. • Stability Issues I only encountered stability issues with the 2010 version. • Scalability Issues I only encountered scalability issues with the 2010 version. • Customer Service and Technical Support The number of partners offering support is one of the highest for...
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What is Microsoft Project Server?

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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