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 <span>Minh P.</span>
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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 <span>Daniel Z.</span>
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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?

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MS Project Server review by <span>Samantha W.</span>
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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 <span>Rajesh S.</span>
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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 <span>David L.</span>
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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 <span>Candace H.</span>
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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.

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