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Microsoft Project Server

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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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MS Project Server review by Minh P.
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"Microsoft Project Server 2017"

What do you like best?

Its compatibility with Office 365, Skype and Sharepoint. In fact, integration with Office 365 is the number one driver for SMB project managers wanting to invest in MS Project, MS Project shares a familiar interface with other Microsoft products, such as Excel, which makes the program intuitive for many users. This is important for companies that work with clients as client preference or level of familiarity with a certain tool or operating system.

What do you dislike?

COST, The high cost of MS Project is a recurring complaint we see in both user reviews as well as hear from SMBs looking to replace the system. The cost for the desktop plans (Project Standard, Project Professional and Project Server) is such that SMBs can only reasonably expect to purchase a handful of licenses. This in turn causes issues with collaboration and sharing information in real time with both the project team, executive stakeholders and external clients.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are for users in another way as well: The number of tutorials and guidance videos available online is astonishing. When searching for videos on YouTube.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project Standard, Microsoft offers Gantt charts for project planning and timeline visualization, the ability to link dependent tasks or create sub tasks and the ability to set baselines for tracking progress. From there, capabilities scale in the higher-tier packages, Project Professional and Project Server.

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MS Project Server review by Daniel Z.
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"Effective, but cumbersome"

What do you like best?

It captures all the necessary information and is almost infinitely customizable to your needs.

What do you dislike?

It's very cumbersome and takes a long time to set up, deploy, and update schedules. My users and teammates are constantly giving me negative feedback about how confusing the system is and how long it takes them to update their schedules.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be ready to spend a lot of money on a consultant to get you up and running unless you have dedicated staff with knowledge about how to deploy, customize, and administer this product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping track of 80+ projects at 10 different universities across the country. It helps us have a central schedule for all these projects that we can publish to the National Science Foundation (our main funding source), the public, and potential future researchers to plan when they want to do their projects.

What Project Management solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
MS Project Server review by Samantha W.
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"Microsoft Project"

What do you like best?

I like that Microsoft Project as many different project you can use it for. It isn't just geared toward the IT side of projects.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I would like to see integrted are more graphs. There are many things you can plug in with the software thought.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take your time to learn it. I was managing everything in Excel, so it took me a little bit of time to get used to the product. Use google for any questions and remember to use the version you have assigned to you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having everything in a central location really helps in the bigger projects.

MS Project Server review by Rajesh S.
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"Project Planning and Tracking Software that hasnt kept up"

What do you like best?

If you are Microsoft eco-system this is very well integrated with all the different Microsoft products. It nicely integrates with sharepoint, produces nice reports and has ability to trace and track using the interface.

If you have worked in thick clients and in particular Microsoft office suite you will fee right at home.

What do you dislike?

Newer project management tools have better and sleeker interfaces, they seem better suited to manage Agile projects and have ability to integrate them self end to end right from project planning to deployments

I feel that Microsoft hasnt put enough focus on Microsoft Project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are better products currently available in the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has help manage and track complex projects . Its one of products that we have been using extenisevly in the past but are moving away from it now..

MS Project Server review by David L.
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"Couldn't live without it!"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of using the product. I run our company's PMO all based on this software. I like the way the raw data is easily transformed into reports and always available.

What do you dislike?

We have struggled with finding a way to link up to our finance software (QuickBooks) so there are some manual steps in the monthly billing cycle.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great product, developed over more than 2 decades so you can rely on it to perform. Make sure you know exactly what you want from it before setting it up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We run our operations through this platform. All users are tracked via the timesheet facility and our billing is issued off the back of this. We have set up reports to show a myriad of things from forecasting, billing, resource allocation and much more.

MS Project Server review by Candace H.
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"Adequate for basic needs...not ideal for complex projects."

What do you like best?

MS Project works well for simple and basic scheduling needs. The software is intuitive and user-friendly. There are resources readily available when assistance is needed.

What do you dislike?

MS Project does not work well for more complex or intricate scheduling needs. There are many limitations in terms of resourcing (loading and leveling). It appears that the software tries to make assumptions for the user at times, which are not always accurate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MS Project is an inexpensive way to satisfy your basic scheduling needs. The software is user-friendly and easy to use. However, there are limitations when attempting to use the software for more complex scheduling needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MS Project allows me to create and maintain an integrated schedule to keep track of several different projects at once.

MS Project Server review by User
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"Microsoft Project"

What do you like best?

Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy to use. I like that you can organize descriptions on the left and see a physical timeline on the right, it helps visualize what you need to get done.

What do you dislike?

So far I can't figure out how to compare multiple project timelines, I don't know if I just am not looking correctly or it isn't available. It's also kind of confusing how to nest different levels of tasks, and changing them around messes with all the due dates and such.

Recommendations to others considering the product

May be more useful to have a tutorial or quick training session before you waste a bunch of time doing trial and error to get the hang of it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm a project engineer, so I use it to organize and set out timelines when projects need to be done.

MS Project Server review by Aaron H.
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"Apply PMI to your Enterprise"

What do you like best?

Ability to track multiple projects, resources and time for your organization. My experience is with the 2010 version and Project server allows us to track our project schedules, resource capacity and support schedules it one place.

What do you dislike?

Security of Project server is often difficult to understand. The reporting is lacking out of the box and a few custom settings must be made to prevent users from removing tasks and get a better master view of the overall portfolio.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you use a good partner to implement PS and understand good project management skills. We currently use a SAS model and lease our PS space, and our host is not very good. I would recommend an On-Prem or Project Server Online deployment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With demands of a busy IT department coming from within the department and outside, being able to manage larger infrastructure, software and SharePoint projects is key to our success. Project server allows us to effectively manager our enterprise resources in a single location.

MS Project Server review by Tony Z.
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"Powerful Project, Portfolio, and Resource Management Tools"

What do you like best?

The project scheduling engine, including the ability to assign personnel at a summary or extremely granular detail, provide powerful insights into deliverable dates, forecasted slippage, forecasted personnel needs, and forecasted costs and cash flow. Administrators / power users find the system to be very customizable and expandable.

What do you dislike?

The web interface -- which most people use for interacting with project and resource information -- leaves a lot to be desired. Power users can make it work and get the information that they need, but day-to-day / casual users struggle. Expect to deliver training to the general user community or heavily customize the interface for better user experience.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Microsoft Project Server is a very good tool... IF it is properly implemented. This is not a tool that you can simply install -- or subscribe to -- and expect it to meet your needs immediately without some planning, configuration, and training. This tool needs to be taken seriously in order to avoid frustration by all parties involved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Some organizations use Project Server to simply provide a centralized view of all projects and timelines in their portfolio, and others use it to get a handle on personnel utilization and see over allocations. Project delays caused by personnel scheduling conflicts are highlighted, and future demand on personnel roles can help managers make hiring decisions. Strategically, senior managers and executives can centrally review, evaluate, select, and prioritize projects to make the best use of limited project funds.

MS Project Server review by User in Higher Education
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"Microsoft Project Server"

What do you like best?

I enjoy the ease of use and adding as many variables as possible. Entering date ranges are very helpful in creating a timeline.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that I can't make the timeline itself interactive. There is software that you can upload your Microsoft Project Data too like Workzone - where you can better integrate interactive variables on your timeline. On MP, the Timeline is one solid line or a Gant Chart. I would like more area to edit and show breaks/holds.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Having interactive timelines and ability to add Holds and reasons why variables would most faster in completion.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to show project timelines, what holds up a project and what makes the project spearhead faster. Gathering this data is very important for current projects and even more so when starting new building plans.

MS Project Server review by Amanda B.
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"Easy to use for professionals at all levels"

What do you like best?

I recently graduated and began my career in project management. Although my experience working with Microsoft software is extensive, my interaction with project server was minimal. Despite this, it has been incredibly easy for me to learn in a short period of time. The ease of use is wonderful.

What do you dislike?

I don't have many dislikes or issues with project server.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great option for us because we are a large company and is very useful from an admin perspective. I'm not sure what the cost-benefit relationship is for a smaller company and from the view of a project manager/similar role.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a project coordinator, so I focus more on admin for a very large company with many projects. This has been a wonderful resource for me because I am able to view all projects to get requested info and edit them in one place.

MS Project Server review by Morgan H.
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"Great for handling my projects, but not very user friendly in the web version"

What do you like best?

Organizes my projects very well and gives me an easy way to review resource needs across all projects.

What do you dislike?

Not very user friendly in the web version. It is very slow and not all of the options are available for creating status reports.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scoping project resources and timelines for stakeholders and VPs.

MS Project Server review by Nicholas B.
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"MPS "

What do you like best?

The ability to track multiple project were working on with different carriers

What do you dislike?

I find that often times the program doesn't run as quickly as a millennial like myself would like

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We work with 30 to 40 core carriers and work many different projects with each them so to have this all in one place and viewable to the whole team makes it a simple solution and a convienent way to manage the project data.

MS Project Server review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Project Server for Project Management"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Project Server is a great tool for most organisations as it is used in conjunction with a family Office product, Microsoft Project Professional. Project Server allows organisations to manage their portfolio of projects using familiar tools. Each project has the ability to have a Project Site that can also be used for documents and standard RAID logs. Project Server also allows team members to submit timesheets for approval that can also feed back into the plan.

What do you dislike?

Project Server can be complex to setup and requires configuration to meet the business needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Discuss your requirements with a Microsoft Gold Partner to ensure your project is a success.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving our resourcing and timesheeting issues. Being a consultancy our project managers are always looking for consultants to work on their projects. By have a central resource pool all staff have visibility

MS Project Server review by Carrie G.
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"Integration"

What do you like best?

I like that I can use Project Server in conjunction with Power BI to keep executives up to date on an enterprise portfolio dashboard with easy but powerful visuals.

What do you dislike?

There are some limitations until full O365 functionality is implemented for my tenant.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Need to have an active tenant to realize full value.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project reporting and coordination made easy, reduction in maintenance and duplication to keep track of multiple projects. Automation is enabled.

MS Project Server review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Project Server 2013"

What do you like best?

Excellent product for enterprise & resource management. Can give good insight into resource, task, project and portfolio -level information.

What do you dislike?

Can be difficult to configure and requires significant end-user training to start. Not a good product if you need to use custom line classifications for billing purposes and also not great if you want to book resources for a fixed week, without creating multiple tasks for each week booked.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Will the product be used for internal projects or will they be used to track external work (e.g. for another customer or client)? Will you need to invoice off of timesheets, if yes, do you use more than one rate per resource, task, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to track time spent with various clients on product implementations and support. We use project server as the basis of our invoicing process. We are currently able to see how and where time is being spent by day, task, and project to create invoices and track progress.

MS Project Server review by Dominic M.
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"The ideal platform to support and embed Project Management as a business critical function"

What do you like best?

The ability to promote and ensure compliance with best practise Project Management processes

What do you dislike?

Loss of Outlook Integration is a backward step in making the solution accessible and valuable to users

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is not a silver bullet solution but if you are realistic and engage with an experienced partner you can make big strides in your project maturity and realise significant benefits in a short space of time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Effective resource management and visibility of current workload and the ability to produce meaningful and timely reports that help management make informed decisions with confidence.

MS Project Server review by William W.
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"I've used this product from 2007 onwards, Installing, configuring and administrating"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to create custom fields including RAGs and other calculated fields. Also the ability to create repots on almost anything

What do you dislike?

I dislike it when you get useless error messages in the queue and have to crawl through the ULS logs to find the problem

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would use Project Online rather than Project Server, Microsoft take the main out of managing servers you can alos include other o365 applications including BI which makes reporting look a lot neater and tidier

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We solve many business problems mainly including global visibility to stakeholders and better project management

MS Project Server review by User in Computer & Network Security
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"Easy to figure out with little training"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Project isn't especially visually appealing or flashy, but it does what it's supposed to. Once you figure it out, it's very easy to quickly create a project.

What do you dislike?

The basics are easy, but you'll need good training to figure out the most complex and advanced aspects of Project. It's annoying to share projects with people who don't have Project on their computer, as you'll need to save it as a PDF and not a Project file.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's great for tracking large projects with milestones. I like that I can collapse certain areas when they're complete.

MS Project Server review by User
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"Great for collaboration"

What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to use, especially when working with other team members. Integrates well with the other Microsoft Office Software and it is great to be able to work anywhere I have internet if I use Office Online.

What do you dislike?

I don’t like how sluggish it is when the internet connection is slow, makes it frustrating because it can crash. The permissions granting for other users can be a pain point as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to be more cost conscious and keep on top of priorities that would get overlooked otherwise. Ease of use and information sharing are great benefits.

MS Project Server review by Cailee Anne V.
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"Microsoft Project"

What do you like best?

good tool for managing complex projects and holding people accountable to ensure that people complete tasks on time and that projects go as planned

What do you dislike?

there is no way for multiple to access it at once

Recommendations to others considering the product

if other people see your work, make sure they do not make changes on their own because it can mess up your project planning

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

organizing tasks/ projects

MS Project Server review by Becky W.
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"When Process and Technology Meet"

What do you like best?

When your project teams want to use the tool for process, this is the tool. With resource assignment, time sheets, and financial tracking, you really can have everything you need in one place.

What do you dislike?

Cost of implementation + licensing wasn't justified by the users. Every PM has their own way of managing things and this didn't work for all of them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Timesheets - associating time to a project thus allowing accurate financials.

MS Project Server review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Not for small projects"

What do you like best?

Detailed, It is a valuable product for large scale projects. It allows the interface of many team members and the integration of SharePoint Workspaces with project schedules. Adoption by all team members is a must.

What do you dislike?

It is almost useless for smaller projects. All team members have to be users to get the full benefit.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use for large scale projects with great success. Avoid use for projects under 1000 hours.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

WE are using it to manage large scale projects, it is a great tool for this

MS Project Server review by G2 Crowd User in Pharmaceuticals
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"Microsoft project server review "

What do you like best?

The user interface is simple to use and our company is able to publish reports and dashboard using the ms project server data.

What do you dislike?

The loading time of each Gantt can take quick long, as well as saving and and publishing the gantts onto the project server.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our PMO department has been able to utilize ms project to create custom dashboards and reports for use in our daily tasks and project update meetings.

MS Project Server review by User in Government Relations
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"MS Project - An EPM solution "

What do you like best?

Incorporation of Microsoft Project Professional in the framework.

What do you dislike?

MS Project Server has room to grow in the risk management/decision tools area. The present libraries are enhanced SharePoint lists and not integrated in the schedule and decision/driver libraries. Overall I would give this service a B.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MS Project Server is a tool who's return will not immediately be achieved. It takes commitment and resilience from implementers to users all around to take full advantage and incorporate features in current organizational processes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MS Project has helped us in portfolio alignment and resource capacity management.

MS Project Server review by User in Consumer Goods
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"Microsoft Project Server"

What do you like best?

The ease of reviewing and sharing projects with others, while finding what project you are looking for.

What do you dislike?

The removal of the resource plan took a bit to get used to but then was understandable after incorporating into Microsoft Project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great way to connect and share via a SharePoint experience. Will easily make finding and storing files safe and quick.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sharing of projects and project timelines with other Project Managers within our company or easy snapshots of timelines with customers.

MS Project Server review by Paul M.
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"Project Server as a PPM tool"

What do you like best?

Project Server offers great flexiblity for support many PPM methodologies. This can be via configuration or custom development.

What do you dislike?

Some features are not the most intuitive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We didnt have visibility of our projects and programs before using Project Server. This tool gave us the data and visibility we needed to make business decisions.

MS Project Server review by Bryan M.
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"Project Server ain't for Wimps!"

What do you like best?

Project Server has very good scalability and flexibility. It can meet the needs of almost any business on that is mature enough to consider investing in a EPM/PPM platform.

What do you dislike?

Usually requires that the business have mature PM (Project Management) processes and/or a Project Server Guru to configure the platform to more business specific requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lack of a common Program Management (EPM/PPM) platform and lack of sophisticated Resource Management/Capacity Planning tool set

We've achieved EPM/PPM goals in some areas of the business with the added benefit of cross-functional collaboration increase from use of common project sites.

MS Project Server review by Consultant in Computer Software
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"Microsoft Project Server review"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Project includes powerful budgeting capabilities, an area that many competitors shy away from. Users can compare planned and forecasted budgets to actual or projected results

What do you dislike?

Missiing users views

Gantt chart for large or medium project with more than 500 tasks is so complex

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gain insight into the performance of your overall portfolio by identifying trends and problem areas using powerful analysis tools.

Visibility.

MS Project Server review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Project Server 2010"

What do you like best?

I like the integration between the project scheduling options and the timesheet options. I also like the different options for reporting.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, I've found the OLAP cube corrupted and have to re-publish projects and re-synch resources.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend Project Server. This tool provides visibility into the type of work being performed as well as the resource forecasting options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the transparency on what resources are working on. We can also review the capacity against their forecasted work.

MS Project Server review by Administrator in Entertainment
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"Project Server 2010"

What do you like best?

Project Server is a great tool for balancing resources and helping PMs and management realize when our limited resources are being over-allocated. We also use the timesheet functionality of Project Server which allows us to book time against capital projects, which is very helpful in budget allocation. I also like that Project Server is tightly integrated with SharePoint, since we use SharePoint for a variety of other efforts.

What do you dislike?

There is a bit of a learning curve when a PM comes on board, especially if they have not worked with Project Server before. This has not been a common problem since most PMs have previous experience with the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project management, resource allocation, budget allocation, and time tracking

MS Project Server review by User in Food & Beverages
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"Nice tool"

What do you like best?

Helps keep projects on track and facilitates communication among team members, streamlining collaboration even when working remotely.

What do you dislike?

I can't say I dislike anything, the success of the program lies mainly with the users and that is usually the main issue.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resolving communication issues which were preventing progress when coordinating team projects.

MS Project Server review by Kt K.
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"PROJECT MANAGEMENT WEEK TO WEEK "

What do you like best?

it maintains copy of the project schedule and collaborates among the team

What do you dislike?

sometimes the server takes too long to make updates

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

collaboration and transparency

MS Project Server review by Tom L.
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"Industry Standard Tool"

What do you like best?

Any project manager is familiar with the tool and its interface. It's straightforward to use when it comes to assigning tasks and setting milestones, etc.... Integrates nicely with other Microsoft Office Components.

What do you dislike?

Making changes to time estimates isn't always intuitive and for small projects just putting together an Excel spreadsheet with all of the tasks is actually a little bit easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely use this tool for large scale enterprise wide projects. For smaller projects it's probably overkill.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better Project Organization and delegation of tasks to the appropriate team members along with the ability to keep track of timelines and report progress up to management.

MS Project Server review by User in Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
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"Mixed - used at multiple companies in varying ways"

What do you like best?

Integrated nature of scheduling, resources, SP access

What do you dislike?

Unwieldy at times to support and use some of reporting features

Recommendations to others considering the product

Carefully evaluate the impact to implement and ensure appropriate levels of support and time planned. Will be more extensive than you think.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At previous helped with resource management and integrated project management and reporting vs. using separate disconnected tools.

MS Project Server review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Project manager"

What do you like best?

it is easy to place tasks under larger headers.

What do you dislike?

It crashes. Nice that user friendly. Not easy to share with others.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

n/a

MS Project Server review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"The best of Microsoft - will not let you down"

What do you like best?

Based on a very solid product, no surprise it is so reliable

What do you dislike?

a slightly outdated user interface, can use a little reface

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you are a Microsoft user, you will find this product in line with the existing, reliable products

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Full company project management for one of my clients

MS Project Server review by Administrator
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"Can be extremely manual "

What do you like best?

I like the capability it has to hook up to other microsoft tools.

What do you dislike?

i dislike how manual the software can be, you really have to program it to make it work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

project plans for my clients that clearly outlines dates.

MS Project Server review by Internal Consultant in Financial Services
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"35 yearsa pm using ms projectr server extensively at a huge organization 70K employees"

What do you like best?

easy to use easy to update easy to share easy to set upprojects

What do you dislike?

costly and administration kind of difficult

Recommendations to others considering the product

try it standalone first before goig costly server route ensure full org buy in IT and business

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

sharig of project info across org in different locations makes keeping up to date status easier and end dates more realistic

MS Project Server review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

Customizability based on user requirements.

What do you dislike?

not applicable - I like everything................................................................

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spend more time on design and strategy, to really think things through

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improved project performance, transparancy and accountablity.

MS Project Server review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Project is key for managing large projects "

What do you like best?

To be able to have gannt chart and roll up status

What do you dislike?

Can be unmanageable once you have thousands of tasks

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Setting up the project plan to manage my projects timelines

MS Project Server review by User in Financial Services
User in Financial Services
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"Project Server is useful"

What do you like best?

The ease of use across multiple projects

What do you dislike?

Sometimes loading can get to be a tedious wait

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to network our team together across multiple sites is invaluable

MS Project Server review by User in Mental Health Care
User in Mental Health Care
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"Microsoft Project Server"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Project Server helps develop a plan, track progress, manage budget and analyze project.

What do you dislike?

There's not many decision tools and needs more customization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing a plan and tracking it.

MS Project Server review by User in Defense & Space
User in Defense & Space
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"Project Server 2010"

What do you like best?

built on SharePoint 2010, like the integration with Lync

What do you dislike?

Slow upload times, the timeline view is very limited

Recommendations to others considering the product

Improve upload times

Improve timeline view flexibility

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IT infrastructure projects, Organizational transitions, Data Center Migrations

MS Project Server review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"planning, collaboration and communication tool "

What do you like best?

planning, collaboration and communication available to project managers and team members

What do you dislike?

Lack of online capabilities compared to MSP

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Planning and scheduling of resources.

MS Project Server review by G2 Crowd User in Hospital & Health Care
G2 Crowd User in Hospital & Health Care
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"World-class Project Management aligned with AD"

What do you like best?

Integrations with Active Directory and Task maintenance

What do you dislike?

the Web Access modules could be improved

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great PM tool

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SCRUM and Agile PM needs

MS Project Server review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"My experience as an Administrating Consultant"

What do you like best?

I like that it is configurable and customizable

What do you dislike?

Overall, it is very cumbersome and not intuitive

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

centralized data source and ability to organize

MS Project Server review by Kryz O.
Kryz O.
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"The standard for project management,"

What do you like best?

A great tool for planning projects, setting milestones, resources etc. Very easy to use and very quickly get complex projects with multiple tasks

What do you dislike?

In the end this is a project planning tool not a project execution tool.

Project managers have to manually update what tasks have been done and have no real clear view (unless MS project server is install) of employee loading across all projects. This result in Project Managers spending more time on admin of their projects rather than project management.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have large projects try looking at a project execution tool. This will enable you to have time-sheets automatically link to projects, and any deliverables automatically stored against the project. Enables project managers to spend their time managing the project and not their MS project plan

Kate from G2 Crowd

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