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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Project Server and Planview ProjectPlace 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft Project Server vs. Planview ProjectPlace report (Updated: August 2022).
633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"We can have different boards for different needs.""The automation feature saves us hours of time reviewing activities, sending reminders, and sending emails.""Monday.com has allowed us to organize our workload in a much more efficient way.""I am able to add in deadlines and filter by work assigned, in progress, and completed.""Monday is great in that everything is in one spot and you can connect boards as well as create your own automation.""The initial setup is easy.""Before signing on with Monday, we had no idea what the total value of our book of business was, and keeping track of renewing policies was very difficult.""There are many templates to choose from when you are creating your first board."

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"The ability to look at the resource loading is most valuable.""The solution is scalable and easy to expand.""The usability is excellent.""Technical support is good.""The technical support for Microsoft Project Server and the support is very good. Microsoft support is working very well.""I like the way you can build the schedule by the Don't Start Before or Don't Start After values. You can use it to build your schedule based on how you change your dates. This is how it actually builds the schedule.""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.""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."

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"Projectplace absolutely supports collaboration in real-time. It's probably one of the best tools out there for collaboration. It affects the project's progress quite a bit. I have started two very similar projects in two separate business units, on very similar teams. I did one with Enterprise One, I did one with Projectplace just to see how the mileage would vary. The one with Projectplace had a very short cycle time so we were able to finish the project earlier. The one with Enterprise One was less engaging and it took a little more time. Because we were tracking the tasks inside the schedule it was not on the cards.""It is a complete solution. It is very useful for the management of our internal processes.""Right from the initial steps, we found this product easy to use.""The most useful features of Planview are its integration with resource management and the ability to commit and reserve various resources.""Planview Projectplace is a really good solution for document sharing and keeping track of the history of changes in the document. I also like that you can have everything you need for a project in one place, for example, for documentation, planning, and even resource planning.""Projectplace has excellent collaboration features, including some nice kanban boards. We use DocuSign, and Planview just integrated it into Projectplace, so that was helpful. And I like the fact that it links to Enterprise One, the other Planview tool that we use to manage our capital portfolio.""It simplifies the management of our day-to-day work and brings all our processes into a single place where we can plan our activities, monitor them, and take any actions accordingly.""Clarizen's slide publisher is one of my favorite features."

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Cons
"The user admin module could be more accessible.""The solution could be improved by adding more plugins for Adobe (not just Photoshop) and adding a plugin for Discord.""I'd like better CRM integrations.""As a new hire, it was a bit complex for me to learn and understand how to use Monday.""It is difficult to create templates for repeat use cases.""Often we receive technical difficulties on the platform and the entire website will be down.""The service could improve in its ability to automatically update.""The ability to implement a timetabling functionality would be really useful for an education provider."

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"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.""The solution could have more compact dashboards, such as one finds with Planview.""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.""This solution could improve by adding integration with Primavera schedules to allow the reading and management of them.""The cost could be lower.""The user interface looks quite old and needs to be improved.""It needs to be more collaborative from inside the application. It only does project scheduling for me. It would be good if it could do other things and be more collaborative, such as sharing tasks for users. It is not really incorporated into MS Office, so you can't copy-paste stuff. It is on its own, doing its own thing. It is only used for scheduling, and it doesn't work well with anything else.""We are on the on-prem version. The cloud, however, gives more regular updates that we can take advantage of."

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"Planview is a resource management and project management system. Projectplace allows you to create boards and associate some of Planview's work breakdown structure as a top-level tree under which you can place cards, but there are many limitations because when you make a change in Planview, it is reflected in Projectplace. However, except for a few specific things, changes made in Projectplace are not ported back to Planview. At this point, they're two completely different products. The flaw is that there is very little integration between the two.""It needs some improvement in the project planning reports, ad hoc reports, and some big file transfers are a challenge. If you were going to transfer some 10 MB or 12 MB document with your team members, then it might have some problems in uploading and sharing those files. The overall dashboard view needs some advancement in its visualizations and uploading a large file size is a challenge.""If the mobile app were improved to show more information then it would be good.""In terms of what could be improved in Planview Projectplace, it would depend on the purpose, because if you talk about resource planning, from my perspective, it's not the best tool. It would also depend on the company itself, for example, I've been working with another company and Planview Projectplace was needed more for workload and resource planning purposes, and I don't think the solution covered those purposes well. Its resource planning and workload functions need improvement.""They should also improve the interface. There are other competitors like Microsoft Project for the web, Wrike, Team Gantt who have a way better, modern user interface.""We'd like to see a heartier connection between Projectplace and Enterprise One. We know that's on their roadmap, but they haven't gotten there yet. Planview could also make better use of Projectplace's template capability.""I believe that the graphs, reporting, and connection with the slides are areas that need improvement.""It is not easy. The deployment of the application and its functionalities are not easy. It is a complex process to create accounts, names, and catalogs."

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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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  • "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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  • "I think the price of Projectplace is highly reasonable for the amount of functionality that you get. We have what they call a FLEX License. That means you get Projectplace, Enterprise One, and Leankits all on the same license. That's great because then you can use the other products without any additional cost."
  • "In my opinion, the pricing is reasonable."
  • "I believe it is a good value for money for the service they provide and the tailored program. When compared to Microsoft Project."
  • "The cost of this product is mid-range. It's not too expensive but not the cheapest on the market."
  • "Pricing might be a challenge because it costs around $29 to $30 per user a month. If you have a large user base, around 100 to 200 users, then it might be costly for an organization. For organizations who do not have a comprehensive overall budget, it might be a challenge."
  • "I would say the licensing maturity was probably a three out of five. They have a long way to go before they can scale out and retain enterprise customers."
  • "It can be expensive, but if you see the functionalities and the processes, it's not as expensive as other applications. We pay about 1 million Mexican Pesos per year for all 100 licenses."
  • "Its pricing plan should be improved. It could be expensive for midsize or small companies. There are no additional costs, but it would be great if you can negotiate or confirm the price during the requirement analysis phase."
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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:We have project overviews to keep track of each client and project and I can also see what the other managers are doing… more »
    Top Answer:Monday could be improved if it could be linked with Google Calendar. This way, I can add deadlines directly on Monday… 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 »
    Top Answer:The workspace ease, navigation, and portfolios are the most valuable aspects of this solution. I just got access to the… more »
    Top Answer:When I export or print, there should be a way to print the descriptions with that model, milestones, and there might be… more »
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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.”

    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.

    Getting work done is easy when your team has the best project management tools that enable traditional and accidental project managers to plan and execute work with their teams. Planview ProjectPlace offers a wide range of powerful work and project management tools that enable traditional and accidental project managers to plan and execute work with their teams, track progress in real time, and ultimately achieve goals.

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    Sample Customers
    Raw Digital, Wix, Discovery, Frost & Sullivan, Adidas, Asos, Uber
    Magnachip, Gwinnett County Schools, CLEAResult, Medbit Oy, Intelbras S.A., ETS, CORE Construction, Keller Foundations
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Florida Virtual Campus, Amazing.com, 2degrees NZ, Kendrick Content & Consulting
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Marketing Services Firm18%
    Non Tech Company8%
    Real Estate/Law Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company13%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company33%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Wholesaler/Distributor11%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Government9%
    Insurance Company7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business79%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise49%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise78%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Project Server vs. Planview ProjectPlace
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Project Server vs. Planview ProjectPlace and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
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    Microsoft Project Server is ranked 7th in Project Portfolio Management with 16 reviews while Planview ProjectPlace is ranked 5th in Project Management Software with 9 reviews. Microsoft Project Server is rated 7.4, while Planview ProjectPlace is rated 8.4. 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 ProjectPlace writes "A collaborative and customizable solution for managing your projects and day-to-day work". Microsoft Project Server is most compared with ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management, Jira, Broadcom Clarity PPM, JIRA Portfolio and Asana, whereas Planview ProjectPlace is most compared with Planview PPM Pro, Planview Portfolios, Jira, Asana and Smartsheet. See our Microsoft Project Server vs. Planview ProjectPlace report.

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