Compare MS Project vs RationalPlan

See this comparison of Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management vs. RationalPlan based on data from user reviews. Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management rates 4.0/5 stars with 1209 reviews. RationalPlan rates 4.6/5 stars with 19 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
Project Professional (Project Managers)
$1,159.99
Single
$57 Per user - desktop client
 
Project Online Essentials
$7 /User/Month
Multi
$98 Per user - desktop client
 
Project Online Professional
$30 /User/Month
Viewer
Free Desktop client
 
Project Online Premium
$55 /User/Month
Server
$350 Per server - on premise
 
Project Standard (Project Managers)
$589.99
Cloud
From $0 Monthly payment
 
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Meets RequirementsSee More
Meets RequirementsSee More
8.4
(Based on 1134 reviews)
8.7
(Based on 16 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
7.4
(Based on 1140 reviews)
8.0
(Based on 16 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
7.7
(Based on 406 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 8 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
7.9
(Based on 381 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 8 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
Quality of SupportSee More
7.7
(Based on 887 reviews)
9.8
(Based on 9 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
8.1
(Based on 353 reviews)
8.9
(Based on 8 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
6.8
(Based on 1122 reviews)
9.3
(Based on 15 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
24.2%
52.6%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
27.7%
31.6%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
48.1%
15.8%
 
Information Technology and Services
15.8%
Information Technology and Services
10.5%
 
Higher Education
5.1%
Research
10.5%
 
Computer Software
4.7%
Renewables & Environment
10.5%
 
Hospital & Health Care
4.7%
Hospital & Health Care
10.5%
 
Construction
3.7%
Higher Education
5.3%
 
Other
66.0%
Other
52.6%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
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John O.
User in Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Microsoft Project has been a standard for tracking projects of various sizes. The dependency chaining works quite well and helps visualize resource and task scheduling. Good for milestone tracking at a high level, while also designating resources to...

Christoph R.
Administrator in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

RationalPlan is a lightweight and fully featured alternative to Microsoft Project at a fraction of the costs. For our company it was important to get a system which fits into the existing IT budget and allows collaboration throughout the company. Therefore...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
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Brittany T.
User in Computer Software

It is buggy and difficult to use at times. It does not lend its self to ease of use.

 
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