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.