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Pros
"Being able to duplicate boards from sitting to sitting and also being able to upload .csv files for tasks is great.""Monday.com has made it much easier to keep track of a wide range of tasks whilst we have a team distributed over multiple countries and timezones.""The sales sheet where we keep track of all transactions including transaction history, customers, and all necessary records is great.""Integrations such as the one for Slack have helped us receive updates on tasks immediately as they occur by other team members.""I’ve found the ability to build dashboards through integrating information from various boards most helpful to ensure the right information is being communicated to leaders and other groups.""File upload and communication save hunting for messages or files across devices and shared areas.""The structure it has, the sites, the boards, and how easily you can transfer information from one place to the other is great.""The board customization is an incredibly valuable feature."

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"Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) has a very strong workflow engine.""Has a powerful workflow engine that allows creation of workflow complexities and processes."

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"It comes with our Office 365.""Microsoft Project is one of the only solutions you can use in just about any industry. It's difficult to do that with most other project management tools. There is a lot of flexibility within the product assets. Most sectors can utilize Microsoft Project successfully because it doesn't have any generic adapters.""It is easy to use and pretty intuitive. User interfaces have stayed the same for the most part for the last 20 years. So, there is a familiarity.""Technical support has been very helpful.""The pricing is pretty good on the enterprise agreement we have.""Microsoft Project is user-friendly and easy to use to do very complex project plans.""The most valuable features of Microsoft Project are you can create critical paths pretty easily, and you can import from an Excel spreadsheet to your task list as you create it during your working sessions with your team.""The user interface is very clean."

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Cons
"Load time and glitches do occur on the site.""The solution needs easier automation.""The new Apple Mac Book Pro lineup was launched more than two years ago and still, this platform is not compatible with the Mac App.""Monday.com can be improved by becoming even more simplistic in settings/layout.""We'd like more automation.""Once timers are cleared, there is no way to recover this data.""Perhaps a direct interface integration with social media channels would be ideal.""The biggest thing missing that would be beneficial to us is a time tracking app."

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"The solution can sometimes be a little inflexible and a bit caustic.""The user interface is very, very old and is missing some functions, such as, for example, re-do, follow, and share functions. The UI is not good."

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"Microsoft's solution isn't really a collaboration tool, however. If you need a collaboration tool, you can use Slack, which can be integrated with your JIRA.""We'd like to be able to see different timelines as a part of one task.""When you start getting into the more advanced features, it can become unstable. The more you use the advanced features, the more exposure you have to an unanticipated result. I think we need to add the Kanban Board capability to the product that would help them advance that board into the project management methodology that's being used in the industry today. Being able to depend on Scrum management is key.""This solution needs more customization.""Once we commit our status, changing it is hard.""The technical support could be improved. They are okay, however, they could be much better.""Planview FLEX licensing gives us a central repository where all the projects are stored so you can check the finances, resources, etc. It's quite useful to have everything connected. We don't have that for Microsoft Project. It's disconnected. The reporting capabilities could also be better, especially with finance and resources. Everybody complains about reports. That's why we need another tool.""Its price can be improved."

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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 have an annual license, and it is fairly priced in comparison to that of other solutions."
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  • "It gets expensive when having to add all of the plugins and everything that you need."
  • "It probably was $30 per license on a monthly basis. There is no additional fee."
  • "I do not remember the exact cost we paid but usually, they charge per user per month."
  • "Its price could be reduced a little."
  • "It was a three-year license deal that was reconciled on a quarterly basis. It is a reasonably priced product, and I consider that we got good value for money."
  • "Licensing costs vary depending on the user volume. The pricing is good, I'd rate it four out of five."
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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:Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) has a very strong workflow engine.
    Top Answer:We have an annual license, and it is fairly priced in comparison to that of other solutions.
    Top Answer:The user interface is very, very old and is missing some functions, such as, for example, re-do, follow, and share… more »
    Top Answer:Hi @Eire Zimmermann,  I helped an organization evaluate both MS-Project and Smartsheet when they were conducting their… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft Project integrates well with the Microsoft Office family of applications. It has plugins that interact with it… more »
    Top Answer:Licensing costs vary depending on the user volume. The pricing is good, I'd rate it four out of five.
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    Also Known As
    DaPulse
    HPE Project and Portfolio Management, HPE PPM
    Project Pro, MS Project
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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.”

    HPE Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) provides critical information in real time to help you make the right investment decisions. It standardizes, manages, and captures the execution of project and operational activities as well as resources.

    Microsoft Project helps you get started quickly and execute projects with ease. Built-in templates and familiar scheduling tools help project managers and teams stay productive.

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    Sample Customers
    Raw Digital, Wix, Discovery, Frost & Sullivan, Adidas, Asos, Uber
    Bank Simpanan Nasional, Smart Communications, Aareon AG
    Aston Martin, ABANCA, Airbus Group, Capita, Cardiff University, City of Saskatoon, Intel, Pegasus Airlines, South Australia Power Network (SAPN), Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Marketing Services Firm18%
    Non Tech Company8%
    Real Estate/Law Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm38%
    Insurance Company25%
    Maritime Company13%
    Marketing Services Firm13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Manufacturing Company10%
    Retailer10%
    Transportation Company10%
    Healthcare Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business79%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business38%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Project Portfolio Management
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about monday, Planview, ServiceNow and others in Project Portfolio Management. Updated: June 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is ranked 11th in Project Portfolio Management with 2 reviews while Microsoft Project is ranked 7th in Project Management Software with 25 reviews. Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Project is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) writes "Provides a good balance of flexibility and functionality; very powerful". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Project writes "Resource leveling is useful, but it is time and manpower intensive and not at all dynamic". Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is most compared with Broadcom Clarity PPM, ServiceNow IT Business Management, JIRA Portfolio, Jira and Microsoft Project Server, whereas Microsoft Project is most compared with Smartsheet, Jira, Broadcom Clarity PPM, Wrike and Freshservice.

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