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Roman Nedzelsky, MVP
Real User
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... 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... 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... more»

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

Well, for the on-premise version, there are only CAL licences, not any other types, so you only need to buy a Project Server licence and then... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did not previously use a different solution. Some customers use Excel to drive projects, some of them use Primavera or some cloud-based... more»
IanRoberts
Real User
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... more»

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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We've always used Project to some extent, but it was more stand-alone rather than enterprise. Now we're on an enterprise scheme, it's much more... more»

What other advice do I have?

Research it thoroughly and try to match benefits, rather than just buying features.
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Oliver Chitsamatanga
Real User
IT at a tech services company with self employed
Jul 24 2018

What is most valuable?

The graphical scheduling feature is very important for us.

How has it helped my organization?

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... more»

What needs improvement?

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... more»

What other advice do I have?

It's a good solution but it does have limitations, as I said: The real-time interactions with the user are absent. That is the only issue that I would mention. Otherwise, I would... more»
Luis Urrego
Real User
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... more»

What needs improvement?

I think that "earned value calculation" could be improved, and also the relationship between time and cost, that... more»

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

Scope your needs carefully, in order to get exactly what you want.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not use any previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

I wasn’t involved during implementation.
Maciej Wrzód
Real User
Vice President at MVProject
Feb 07 2017

What is most valuable?

Microsoft Project Professional is the best client application (and is also used in competitors’ solutions) because it... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us a clear view for the whole portfolio of our projects.

What needs improvement?

* Resource reservation workflow * Financial management

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

This is probably the cheapest TCO enterprise PPM solution on market.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did not previously use a different solution. I have always used Project Server.

What other advice do I have?

I advise not doing it by yourself; use an experienced Microsoft PPM Partner.
Rahul Parimal
Consultant
Sr Technical Consultant at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What do you think of Microsoft Project Server?

Valuable Features: The project management, scheduling and resource management features are most valuable to us. • Improvements to My Organization: It has improved the structured PMO process and implementation in our organization. • Room for Improvement: The stability and performance in enterprise-grade farm implementations needs to be improved. • Use of Solution: I have been using the current version for the last four months. The old versions I have used for around six years, i.e., 2010 and 2013. • Stability Issues: There are issues with bugs and things break, when the scale is increased. • Scalability Issues: We encountered scalability issues, i.e., the features were breaking. • Customer Service and Technical Support: I would give the technical support a...
Jamie Priestly
User
Project Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
Jan 16 2018

What do you think of Microsoft Project Server?

Primary Use Case: It just works. Although, EPM 2010 UI seems a bit dated now that 2016 is available. • Improvements to My Organization: A single place for all our organisation's project records. • Valuable Features: Deliverables List: Most useful to enable meaningful status reporting at an enterprise level. It enables a minimum viable reporting level for "accidental" project leads who are unfamiliar with scheduling techniques. • Room for Improvement: The new versions appear to address the current UX and an ability to better represent the application of agile management methodologies. • Use of Solution: More than five years.
Hasan Siddiqui
Consultant
Assistant Consultant - Project Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 01 2017

What do you think of Microsoft Project Server?

Valuable Features: Demand workflow Resource management SharePoint site integration • Improvements to My Organization: Project management. • Room for Improvement: Permission management needs improvement. • Use of Solution: More than nine years. • Deployment Issues: No issues. • Stability Issues: No issues. • Scalability Issues: No issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Customer Service: A seven out of 10. Technical Support: A seven out of 10. • Previous Solutions: No.

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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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