We performed a comparison between Microsoft Project Server and Planview PPM Pro based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Project Portfolio Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The feature which I found most valuable is the "My Work" section."
"I like planning out steps within an item with dates."
"The solution offers the simplicity of use with no need for 'experts' to build a suitable product for us (like Salesforce does, for example)."
"The ability to export to Excel has been huge for us."
"I am able to keep much better track of all current projects and each aspect of individual projects, which has helped to make team meetings a breeze."
"I mostly like automation and recently added custom automation so we can brainstorm and find the best fit for our particular use-case."
"We have many different automations set up for different use cases."
"I love being able to set up alerts."
"The usability is excellent."
"Project schedule management is very good. Basically, it sits on SharePoint. So, every time we create a project, a new project site is created within that SharePoint environment, which is a very good document repository. It allows us to create issues and risks lists and additional functionality to keep track of what's going on with projects."
"The stability of the 2019 version is quite good."
"The solution is stable."
"The scheduling and the customization are very powerful."
"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 ability to look at the resource loading is most valuable."
"It is certainly the resource management feature that is most valuable for us. It is the supply and demand. Like most companies, one of the hardest nuts to crack is understanding where your people are and getting them to do the right thing at the right time. So, certainly, out of all the functionality, this has been the saving grace for us because it now provides us with the insight to do future planning and stop taking on more work than we are physically capable of doing as a company."
"The solution is great for viewing projects and timelines."
"Daptiv is a project management tool, so it's pretty straightforward. The ability to manage projects and programs has been beneficial for us."
"You can easily align strategic management and the portfolios within your organization. It helps you visualize all your strategic plans and the KPIs. It provides that information on a unified dashboard, in which you can track all your resources and the portfolios. It helps senior stakeholders and executives with clear reporting about project intake and demands, in real time."
"The timesheet & staffing management function gives us clarity in terms of how capacity planning has to happen and how much actual effort is going into the programs. The risk and project status information gets captured in the project gives more clarity for stakeholders to understand how the programs are running. We have only explored a portion of the application features so far."
"It has a nice dashboard view, so you can analyze the progress on a project from a single place. It provides a nice graphical representation of all the project management with visualizations of Gantt chart and customized reports. You can easily track all your progress on project tasks and flag any issues."
"I've worked at many different companies, and the customer service and the support from Daptiv are unlike anything I've encountered before. They far excel any other company I've worked with. I always say to people that Daptiv is like a sub-department in your company. You don't realize they're a vendor. It feels like you're working with somebody who is part of your own company."
"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."
"It would be nice to have more custom automation and also to simplify some steps to better manage a team and a workload for projects."
"I work with many internet tabs open and would prefer having Monday.com as a separate program - not opened via the website."
"Often we receive technical difficulties on the platform and the entire website will be down."
"The tool is beneficial for some businesses yet prohibitively expensive for others."
"Email notifications from Monday.com can sometimes not lead to the relevant update I am being notified about, which can be frustrating."
"Having easier access to training videos on how all features can interact with one another would be helpful."
"We'd like to have the ability to start a screen record or screen grab that a user can initiate from Monday.com."
"We are on the on-prem version. The cloud, however, gives more regular updates that we can take advantage of."
"We need to be able to compare milestones, calls, and other variables regarding the projects we are working on. I have to contract developers to make reports, which is where things get complicated. They need to develop personal and custom fields for us."
"Project Server could be improved by simplifying how tasks are assigned and reviewed on a daily basis."
"The reporting aspects can be improved, which is one of the reasons why I'm using Qlik Sense. In the older on-prem versions, reporting was lackluster, to say the least. Project Online has a better handle on that. However, we will still be using Qlik Sense. We're also looking at an add-on app from a company called OnePlan that adds some additional functionality where Microsoft is not as clean in its approach for things such as portfolio management and some of the trends analysis."
"Collaboration within the tool is lacking when you compare it to online or cloud-based tools."
"We think that calculations are not working correctly, and there is a need to enter data a couple of times in order to give the correct calculations."
"The cost could be lower."
"The user interface looks quite old and needs to be improved."
"PPM Pro requires a great deal of internet bandwidth because it's a cloud-based solution. This can present a problem if a team member is working in a remote area where they can't access high-speed internet or experience outages. They may face challenges logging in or updating tasks. If the internet connection is inadequate, it may not sync with the solution."
"The resource management tab is clunky, inefficient, and slow. And from a portfolio manager perspective, it would be nice if there were an easier way to view enterprise-wide resourcing to manage my team more effectively."
"There should be the ability to store historical functions, but this is not just for this tool. It is applicable to many tools. It would be great if we were able to store specific historical data, such as risk management."
"The calculated field area needs improvement. There are a lot of formulas and functions available to make a calculated field, but it is still not comprehensive. We process the data to represent it through a report or dashboard. Due to the current constraints, for complex calculations, we do the data processing outside PPM Pro."
"Training documentation improvement is required because there are some high-level words in that material, terms that a non-technical person is unable to understand."
"The downside to the way the solution tracks time is if your project manager doesn't add you to the project, you won't see it on your timesheet, even if you did do work."
"The agile functionality can be improved. The tool was definitely built around the waterfall PMBOK PRINCE2 methodology, and although there are great functions within the tool for agile, it is often compared to dedicated tools like LeanKit or Jira. At the moment, the only integration we would have is to Jira itself, not to another Planview product. I believe that's coming in 2022 at some point."
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
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:
monday.com has many valuable features. Some of the most useful ones include:
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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.”
Planview PPM Pro provides a top down approach to project portfolio management (PPM) completely hosted in a secure cloud platform. Planview PPM Pro software provides visibility into your programs, projects, and people to enable visibility, alignment, and improved execution across your enterprise.
Microsoft Project Server is ranked 7th in Project Portfolio Management with 16 reviews while Planview PPM Pro is ranked 4th in Project Portfolio Management with 6 reviews. Microsoft Project Server is rated 7.4, while Planview PPM Pro is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Project Server writes "Provides holistic reporting and allows us to keep track of what's going on with projects". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Planview PPM Pro writes "Customizable and intuitive with great task management features". Microsoft Project Server is most compared with ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management, Jira, Broadcom Clarity PPM, JIRA Portfolio and Planview Daptiv, whereas Planview PPM Pro is most compared with Planview Portfolios, Planisware, ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management, Planview AdaptiveWork and Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM). See our Microsoft Project Server vs. Planview PPM Pro report.
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