Microsoft Project

4.4
Overall rating
Reviews

4.4
Overall rating
Reviews

About Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is a project management software designed for enterprises of all sizes. The tool includes project scheduling features, which allow management to create a project schedule, define and assign each project task, manage employee scheduling, and track project status. The software provides customizable templates and visual roadmaps for project planning. Microsoft Project also works as a resource for project budgeting, which can help management estimate costs for a complex project to determine resource allocation. Additionally, this tool offers project portfolio management (Microsoft PPM) features. Project proposals can be analyzed and compared based on strategic business drivers and resource management data. Microsoft Project provides interactive dashboards and reporting functionalities for managing projects. Management can use this tool to prepare insightful reports and make decisions about project proposals, project timeline, and employee scheduling. Scheduling features like a Gantt chart and pre-populated pulldown menu help maximize project scheduling and simplify the planning process for multiple projects. Microsoft Project can be deployed on-premise with a user license or on the cloud with a monthly subscription. The web-based solution allows management to collaborate with a remote project team using Microsoft apps via mobile devices.
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Microsoft Project pricing

Microsoft Project does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Microsoft Project paid version starts at US$10.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$10.00/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Microsoft Project Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.1
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Support
4.1
5 reviews of 1,862 View all reviews
Andrés J
Andrés J
  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 21/9/2021

Good alternative, but a bit pricey

As an experienced user, I've never had any major issue. The bottom line is that it works, and it does its job. I just wish they will upgrade the experience, in regards to interface design.

Pros

For many years, it was the de facto software for project management and if you were in the field, you had to use it. So many older users like me, use it mostly because of this reason.

Besides that, it's well designed and a solid alternative. For experienced users, is one of the best tools in the market. And in this case, it's quite easy to start a new project.

Cons

It looks like Microsoft Project got stuck in time. Newer alternatives are easier to use, and the design is prettier. Microsoft Project like other Office apps, are just to boxed into the Office style apps. In other words, it lacks innovations and doesn't help the users' creativity.

Alternatives Considered

ClickUp

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Project

Many years ago, it was the de facto project management tool, so I didn't have many options. And I got hooked and have been a user since then.
Norzihan
Norzihan
  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
3
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 28/1/2021

Saves time in planning and collaborating project

This software has help me and my colleague to create shortcuts to planning, creating and deploying project.
The task can be marked with time frame and the system will send notification if the task is still not completed before the due date.

Pros

I really like template that are provided by Microsoft Project, it is highly customized to my project objective and my liking. The feature that i use the most can be pinned on the dashboard interface and keep it organized. Most of the user are using it, and there are no issue to shares the project file to my other colleague and they can open it without any compatibility problem.

Cons

Microsoft Project is quite pricey as we can't subscribe only the Microsoft Project itself, we have to buy all the software on the Microsoft suite to use it. If only they can let user to separately subscribing it, more user can will use it. Other thing that i dislike is, no video tutorial provided to teach user how to use the feature in the software.

Kevin
  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 28/3/2024

Microsoft Project Management Review

Pros

We love Microsoft Project's ability to schedule task tracking based on our project's various scope of work. It is extremely user friendly in a single platform.

Cons

No dislikes of Microsoft Project at this time. We enjoy every aspect.

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Mental Health Care
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 31/3/2023

MS Project is good for what it is, but is still lacking in areas

We are managing projects across our whole agency. The big problem we can solve is being able to view resource availability and project priority across all project simultaneously.

Pros

The myriad of features that it has when it comes to project management and tracking. At least if you have a single PM managing a whole project. It's possible to setup project with Sharepoint and PWA to allow for collaborative project access and the ability to share progress and having resources update tasks. There also tends to be a lot of plugins and support for Project.

Cons

The philosophy of MS Project is a little stuck in the past. There are too many project management software offerings between MS Project Desktop, Project Online, Planner that it's hard to decern what the use case is for each one. It would be great if they had some interaction between them. It would be amazing if Microsoft allowed planner tasks to roll up to Project tasks for updates.

Alternatives Considered

monday.com

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Project

It's still an industry standard and our PM's are used to working in it.
Humberto
  • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 9/1/2024

Project visualization and monitoring

For me it is the best tool for project management, it allows great visibility of the same and provides the necessary versatility for the different types of projects that can be managed in the professional field, it has allowed me to efficiently manage resources, costs and generate benefits in the projects I have managed.

Pros

The visibility and detailed monitoring you get from the tool when managing projects, the great resource management and project costs that can be managed.

Cons

I saw very few disadvantages within the implementation process and use of the tool, so I refrain from indicating any as it is an exceptional product for project management.

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