About Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project helps businesses plan projects and collaborate with one another from anywhere using tools such as task assignment, due-date tracking, dependency configuration, scheduling, business intelligence integration, and more. The solution helps users to streamline projects, resources, and portfolio management with integrated planning tools for project tracking. It is a flexible solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work, delivered through Office 365.

Project helps users execute projects using tools including built-in templates, familiar scheduling tools, and access to projects across devices to help project managers and teams stay productive. Businesses can evaluate and optimize project portfolios through seamless integration with Power BI, which provides advanced analytics and built-in reports.

Users can gain insight into how resources are used with features for resource management such as visual heat maps of capacity and resource usage, and robust resource analytics. With simplified task and time management, teams can enter updates from anywhere, offering greater executive oversight and facilitating global collaboration. The Project platform allows teams to utilize methodologies, including Agile and Waterfall, depending on their workflows and needs.

Pricing starting from:

US$10.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Microsoft Project

• Utilize the timeline functionality to visualize projects. The Team Planner allows users to view what’s coming up in the future and anticipate changes or potential problems.

• Enhance collaboration with the ability to copy project information to Office applications such as PowerPoint or email and save important plans and details to Office 365 or SharePoint.

• Setup projects and assign team members to them, set start and finish dates, add dependencies, and define durations.

• Integrate Project with Microsoft Power BI to create interactive dashboards based on project metrics and drill down on performance.

• Manage Agile projects within Microsoft Project using Scrum and Kanban boards, as well as custom workflows and methodologies.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Pricing starting from:

US$10.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Microsoft Project

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Microsoft Project Software - Built-in templates, familiar scheduling tools, and access across devices help project managers and teams stay productive
Microsoft Project Software - Evaluate and optimize the project portfolio to prioritize initiatives
Microsoft Project Software - Gain insight into how resources are used, and collaborate using integrated tools
Microsoft Project Software - Built-in, customizable templates use industry best practices
Microsoft Project Software - Use tools like Power BI Pro to gain insights across portfolios
Microsoft Project Software - Use Resource Engagements to request and lock in resources, so projects are always properly staffed
Microsoft Project Software - Project Management Tool
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Microsoft Project Software - Built-in templates, familiar scheduling tools, and access across devices help project managers and teams stay productive
Microsoft Project Software - Evaluate and optimize the project portfolio to prioritize initiatives
Microsoft Project Software - Gain insight into how resources are used, and collaborate using integrated tools
Microsoft Project Software - Built-in, customizable templates use industry best practices
Microsoft Project Software - Use tools like Power BI Pro to gain insights across portfolios
Microsoft Project Software - Use Resource Engagements to request and lock in resources, so projects are always properly staffed
Microsoft Project Software - Project Management Tool

Features

Total features of Microsoft Project: 36

  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Visualisation
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multiple Projects
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Prioritisation
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(1,363)
Value for Money
4.0/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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David S.
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great app for project management.

Reviewed on 9/6/2022

Pros

What I like about this application is that, it is very good when planning and executing my project in which we collaborate as a team, it allows me to share the tasks among all and we are all responsible for a task to avoid confusing when executing the project , the table is really useful to plan the termination time of the project.

Cons

What I do not like about this application is that, it is not very useful when doing large and complex projects, and what the integration and collaboration of Sti is very limited to applications based on Microsoft 365, the communication must be limited, by that does not admit any third -party communication tool.

Anurup M.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

best tool for design work schedules, monitor project % completion, and maintain control.

Reviewed on 14/6/2022

Microsoft Project helped us develop and approve a base schedule, and link it to later versions to...

Microsoft Project helped us develop and approve a base schedule, and link it to later versions to compare the actual and expected progress of all project work, and it protects the team, especially when preparing claims and calculating delays.

Pros

Microsoft Project has the capabilities to create an integrated project schedule so we can track project expenses, manage human resources, calculate delays, and manage time claims. The development of Microsoft Project and the addition of cloud storage capabilities set it apart from similar applications, simplified the process of sharing updates and engaging additional members to collaborate on setting and tracking schedules. I like the fact how powerful the calculations that Microsoft Project does, especially with regard to Total Float and Free Float, which are great tools to help understand the behavior of different activities, as well as calculations of actual progress against planned progress and other tools that always help in decision-making the appropriate. Because it is integrated with MS Excel, it saves a lot of time and enables us to export and import data easily. I enjoy how easy it is to present resources, costs, and activities, and how the most recent dates appear automatically.

Cons

With proper training and practice, I believe users will be able to easily develop and update software and extract achievement percentages. It's worth noting, that sometimes when you make updates in Microsoft Project with tampering with base table activities, it can be difficult to notice these changes due to the limited capabilities that Microsoft Project provides. To unravel that process, which produces biased analyzes. Microsoft Project reports are, in my opinion, too simplistic and require more improvements to be added.

Chris G.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

I want to like this product as it has potential, but...

Reviewed on 26/5/2022

This product has so much potential if they could resolve the bugs, interface, and integration with...

This product has so much potential if they could resolve the bugs, interface, and integration with other Microsoft software. It truly could be a one-stop product if they could dial this in.

Pros

This product is incredibly affordable, especially when it comes with the entire Microsoft Suite. It also is familiar when compared to other Microsoft products.

Cons

Unfortunately, this product feels dated and clunky. It's visually not as appealing as other project management software and is the least intuitive in design. This product also is riddled with bugs that prevent tasks/projects from updating or saving properly, which can be devastating to an entire team. Additionally, this product is very clunky when integrating with other products, especially with other Microsoft software, which is genuinely disappointing.

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Eduardo B.
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great Software for project and task management....

Reviewed on 7/4/2022

Great use, easy and practical for everything we do to work, prioritize and to have a good weekly...

Great use, easy and practical for everything we do to work, prioritize and to have a good weekly follow up

Pros

Great use, easy and practical for everything we do to work and solve

Cons

Some things are extras that we don´t need and use

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Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Project

More struturated and good for our projects and needs
Paolo T.
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Making project plans like how they taught it in school

Reviewed on 16/5/2022

Pros

The real-time updating of data is great. It shows you critical tasks that need the resources and how it might affect the entire project. This can also be integrated with other apps across multiple disciplines. Pretty much a requirement for BIM.

Cons

It takes a bit of a learning curve to understand how the app functions and where all the features are. But then again, that's how it is with all these specialized apps.

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Microsoft Project FAQs

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Microsoft Project offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$10.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Project Plan 1: $10.00 user/month Project Plan 3: $30.00 user/month Project Plan 5: $55.00 user/month Project Standard 2019: $620 (one-time license) Project Professional 2019: $1030 (one-time license)

Microsoft Project has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Microsoft Project supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Microsoft Project supports the following devices:

Microsoft Project integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft SharePoint, Skype for Business

Microsoft Project offers the following support options:

FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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