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Pros
"The stability is good.""All of the features are valuable. Especially, creating tickets for projects and assigning workers. Having trackable conversations and archive items for reference. We offer our customers a live update of their project by sharing a board directly with them. This allows them to comment or submit documents directly to Monday.com.""I don't go on Monday every day so being notified through email and Slack is helpful.""The coolest thing is the way the files or documents can be uploaded to subitems.""My favorite feature is time tracking.""There are many templates to choose from when you are creating your first board.""With the work boards easy to convert to Gantt charts, valuable time is saved when preparing for project meetings.""The flexibility to create any sort of format has been very valuable."

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"The most valuable features of Jira are the dashboards where we see all the features lined up with the release dates in the portfolio view, it is very good.""The way to manage cards as a KANBAN, is really easy but when you need to track hundreds of projects, you need to be very clear in which way the things must be completed.""The documentation is very well done.""Jira Portfolio is useful for tracking time and hours. It's easy to manage, create tickets, and change the status of delivery reports. It's not complicated.""The feature that we like the most is that JIRA enables modules. Atlassian provides a lot of products around JIRA, such as compliance for the documentation, BitBucket for the Git version. We are new to these products developed by Atlassian, but they can integrate very easily. Generally, when an editor is developing a solution, they think about integrating with JIRA. When we are looking for any other solution, they plan to easily integrate with JIRA.""The most valuable feature of the JIRA Portfolio is the many features it provides, such as code integration, documentation, roadmap, and Eclipse. The solution is useful for product managers.""Its stability is very reliable.""We have found the solution to be stable."

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"Microsoft Project Server is easy to use compared to other similar solutions, such as Primavera. It functions similar to Excel or others Microsoft solutions which makes it simple for most people to be able to use right away.""Technical support is good.""The ability to look at the resource loading is most valuable.""The technical support for Microsoft Project Server and the support is very good. Microsoft support is working very well.""The solution has easy integration with Excel.""The stability of the 2019 version is quite good.""Technical support is very responsive - particularly on critical tickets.""The solution, overall, is excellent for project planning."

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Cons
"They have glitches every once in a while that will put employers in a position to not be able to use the platform.""The solution could use a more streamlined Google Calendar integration.""I have just started to use this solution, and there are no new features that I need at this time, but it could be more user-friendly.""If there was an option to print out a report per client that we have time-tracked, it would be really useful.""Speed and reliability need to be better.""The biggest thing missing that would be beneficial to us is a time tracking app.""We would like to have less downtime as it happens now and then!""I wish there was an option to pay for one-on-one technical assistance rather than watch tutorial videos."

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"If you want to generate a report for individual usage, it's difficult.""It would be nice if it could provide an end-to-end solution for a project.""The query features should improve in JIRA Portfolio. For example, if I would have to create my own queries for looking into something such as what business features we have released last month, or the last three months, I don't know if I can do it. The solution requires a certain level of expertise.""The kanban board could also use some more filters. We just had a project where the deployment for Jira didn't have any ETA, and it's a requirement for the client. We accommodate a lot of issues on the board, so the workaround was to create boards by project, not client.""Portfolio is easy to scale, but we've had some difficulties with it regarding compliance and support.""We would love to be able to have direct contact with Atlassian. Currently, they are not working directly with West African countries. We are considering using JIRA Align, but when we contact them, they say that as we are in West Africa, they don't directly work with West Africa.""JIRA Portfolio could improve new implementation because if I want integration for the complete wide frame tools it cannot provide any wide frame tools.""Converting a task into an epic is very troublesome."

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"It would be useful if the solution allowed us to share files or project schedules. You may get that with the cloud version. However, it's not available on the on-premises versions.""The solution could have more compact dashboards, such as one finds with Planview.""It should be more agile and more flexible when it comes to customization.""I'd like it if we could divide out the project calendars. On one project server, we might follow five projects or more at one time, and we'd like to see all of the items at once so that it becomes a long loop, but one where we can identify different projects in tandem and then focus on which we need to at the time. While I only have visibility into one, I'd like to see several at a time.""Microsoft Project Server could improve by making the solution more user-friendly.""The cost could be lower.""The check-in, check-out feature makes Microsoft Project Server pretty slow or cumbersome to use.""Collaboration within the tool is lacking when you compare it to online or cloud-based tools."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I wasn't involved with the licensing, but I believe it's negotiable."
  • "The solution is quite inexpensive. For example, we pay $8,500 for 75 users. It's somewhere around $100 a user, approximately."
  • "The project manager would be responsible for any licensing fees. As an end-user, we just follow suit."
  • "Fees are paid monthly per user."
  • "The price is reasonable for the number of users we have."
  • "I am using its free version."
  • "We tell others it's about $2200 for a ten-person plan and it can be adjusted; it's easy to scale."
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  • "We pay our fees annually, although monthly payments are also available."
  • "The price could be improved."
  • "We have a license to use JIRA Portfolio, we are not using the free version."
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  • "It is on the expensive side."
  • "There is a licensing cost."
  • "There is an annual license required for this solution."
  • "I cannot comment on the price as I was not responsible for purchasing the solution."
  • "I'm not quite sure about the licensing costs. We're probably paying somewhere in the neighborhood of about 80,000 to 90,000 a year for our current on-prem because we handle our own licensing. As far as Project Online is concerned, we're still trying to get a good handle on that. It looks like it is going to be in a neighborhood of about 120,000 to 150,000 a year, but we're getting a lot more capability out of it."
  • "The price of the Microsoft Project Server could improve, it is expensive here in Africa. When comparing Microsoft Project Server to Oracle Primavera for us, Microsoft Project Server is quite cost-effective."
  • "It's not subscription-based, we purchased the on-premises version."
  • "There is a subscription model for different types of users for different types of roles."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Monday.com is one of the best project management softwares available on the market. It lets you create and customize the… more »
    Top Answer:Being able to see everything at a glance and check task status, is wonderful.
    Top Answer:Speed and reliability need to be better. I don't mean that in a very basic, "Oh, we can't log in." Rather, there are… more »
    Top Answer:Portfolio's most valuable features are that it's user-friendly and customer-centric.
    Top Answer:I believe we pay a monthly license for Jira, but I don't know the precise cost. I think it's dependent on how much space… more »
    Top Answer:The solution has easy integration with Excel.
    Top Answer:There is a subscription model for different types of users for different types of roles.
    Top Answer:The user interface needs to be improved. It looks quite old and nowhere near as good as the Jira UI. I also think they… more »
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    Portfolio for JIRA
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    Overview

    monday.com is a cloud-based platform that allows teams to design their own work management software and applications. monday.com is a basic yet intuitive work operating system that facilitates teamwork in these ways:

    • Allows teams to define workflows

    • Adapts to changing demands

    • Establishes transparency

    • Allows for collaboration

    • Eliminates manual grunt work

    monday.com is extremely adaptable and may be utilized in any sector and for any workflow. You can build your apps to match your specific operational needs and modify your boards, dashboards, and documents to fit your team properly. It may be used for anything, including projects and procedures, and it can be used across teams, departments, leaders, and organizations.

    Here are a few examples of how monday.com software can be put to good use:

    • Marketing pipelines
    • Recruitment procedures
    • Video production planning
    • Tracking progress
    • Product timelines
    • Business management
    • Design planning
    • Bug tracking
    • Event planning
    • Construction planning

    monday.com Features

    monday.com has many valuable features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Customized workflows
    • Task prioritizing
    • File sharing
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Context-aware communication
    • Progress and milestone monitoring

    The most popular key features include:

    • Work scheduling: monday.com’s Workload feature allows you to accurately assign and schedule team members at any given time. Check who's available and who isn't so you may reschedule or reassign work as needed to meet all of your project deadlines.
    • Tracking time for tasks: It's crucial to know where your time goes, especially if you're invoicing clients by the hour. Greater work precision is achieved by having a clear grasp of how much time is spent on each task because you’re able to make more informed decisions about how you spend your time.
    • Automated processes: Automations eliminate the need for manual labor in the completion of repetitive tasks.
    • At-a-glance dashboards: Dashboards are an excellent method to quickly see what's essential. They make it simple to gather useful information, manage project progress, predict effort, and keep track of budgets. They also keep your team focused and engaged on the high-level objectives that drive progress.
    • Integration with external tools: With two-click integrations, you can easily make monday.com your primary work hub. Integrate popular external apps like Jira and Slack, as well as Gmail and Mailchimp, to optimize your workflow even further.
    • Varied options for viewing data with Views: monday.com provides a number of ways to examine the data in your boards, including Gantt Chart View for project plans and Chart View for progress tracking. Views helps you to take a fresh perspective on things and obtain crucial insights that you might not have gotten otherwise.

    Reviews from Real Users

    monday.com stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its task status feature and its ability to integrate with external apps. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    Ben D., Front End Developer at a marketing services firm, writes of the product, “Their flagship feature, what used to be called the pulse, is great. Pulse offers great management. Being able to see everything at a glance and check task status, is wonderful. They use subtasks and the simple aspects of task management have been really helpful.”

    Another PeerSpot reviewer, the Head of Projects at Smart Media SA, notes, “The boards offer an amazing and clear view of my tasks, campaigns, and progress. Automations especially with Slack and Outlook help with keeping my team up-to-date always. Graphs and charts are valuable for reporting purposes and to track progress made. Workforms/surveys are valuable and a very cool added feature.”

    The agile portfolio management tool, built for JIRA.

    With Portfolio for JIRA, you can plan and forecast a realistic roadmap, make data-informed decisions when the unexpected happens, and keep everyone in the know.

    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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    Raw Digital, Wix, Discovery, Frost & Sullivan, Adidas, Asos, Uber
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    Top Industries
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    Marketing Services Firm18%
    Non Tech Company8%
    Real Estate/Law Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company38%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Transportation Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Government13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business79%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Project Management Software
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian, monday, Broadcom and others in Project Management Software. Updated: June 2022.
    610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    JIRA Portfolio is ranked 6th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 12 reviews while Microsoft Project Server is ranked 7th in Project Portfolio Management with 16 reviews. JIRA Portfolio is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Project Server is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of JIRA Portfolio writes "Good documentation, good visualization of tickets, and relatively stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Project Server writes "Provides holistic reporting and allows us to keep track of what's going on with projects". JIRA Portfolio is most compared with Smartsheet, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Planview Enterprise One, Jira Align and Wrike, whereas Microsoft Project Server is most compared with ServiceNow IT Business Management, Jira, Broadcom Clarity PPM and Planview Enterprise One.

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