We performed a comparison between Microsoft Project Server and ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management 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.
"It has helped us to divide work by assigning tasks and forecasting how busy we will be in the future."
"The possibility of having multiple boards is indeed a great feature that allows us to see the many projects (and their progress) at a glance."
"I love the ability to communicate within the app itself by leaving comments."
"The way everyone can work together is fantastic."
"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."
"It is also easy for us to share a viewer account with our exco and they can see where we are with our work."
"Using the deadline feature to manage priorities has been the most valuable."
"The formula feature is amazing."
"The technical support for Microsoft Project Server and the support is very good. Microsoft support is working very well."
"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."
"The solution is scalable and easy to expand."
"The usability is excellent."
"The most valuable features are the gantt charts. It's easy to use for me."
"Technical support is very responsive - particularly on critical tickets."
"The most useful feature of Microsoft Project Server is you can select a function to see the baseline."
"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."
"It's a very complete solution."
"The performance is good."
"The stability is excellent. ServiceNow is one of the leading platforms when it comes to stability."
"As a product, the primary reason we like it is it gets integrated with our ITSM solution so that we don't have to go for an external product for project management like Jira."
"Competitive in terms of research"
"ServiceNow brings to the market different layers with different pricing, so you can customize. And all the layers are really enterprise-ready."
"The most important feature of ServiceNow IT Business Management is flexibility."
"We like the status report feature. It is something really valuable."
"It has more limitations than we expected."
"There are no missing features that I can think of."
"The inbox and notifications section is not great, therefore, we don't use the comments field to communicate with each other."
"While I appreciate the templates, some of them are extremely complex and not as tailored to non-profit work so they required quite a bit of customizing (but worth the trouble)."
"Constant updates mean the service is down sometimes, which isn't ideal."
"As far as I know, when I make a new entry on a Board, and I'm putting in the first piece of information, you can't just hit return or tab to the next element."
"If there was a way for Monday.com to take over, or interface with, my inbox, such that my email messages became associated with a particular task, group, or board, that would be incredibly useful."
"The solution has dashboards, however, you have a limited amount. You may only get ten when you need closer to 30. We often need to create many boards. For example, we might need one board per customer. If we have more than ten customers, we run out of boards available. I'm not sure if you can pay more in order to get more or if it's just a design limitation. It's unclear. In any case, they should be more generous."
"We are on the on-prem version. The cloud, however, gives more regular updates that we can take advantage of."
"It should be more agile and more flexible when it comes to customization."
"The price of the solution could be reduced."
"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."
"Microsoft Project Server could improve by making the solution more user-friendly."
"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."
"The initial setup was complex."
"The solution could have more compact dashboards, such as one finds with Planview."
"When we import a really big project with a lot of tasks on it, we face some issues with dependencies. The links between tasks are not working very well. There is definitely room for improvement there. Microsoft Project, in my opinion, is the best option for such a use case."
"It could be more user-friendly."
"We track salaries or paychecks of the resources. They change from time to time, such as every six months or every year. If they can come up with a default or out-of-the-box feature to manage those multiple payable costs so that we can automatically calculate the project costs rolled up. That would be the coolest feature that we can expect from ServiceNow. We would like to have an automatic feature to manage the payable costs. We should be able to manage or maintain multiple pay costs so that while calculating the project roll-up costs for individual projects, the respective pay costs in a particular period are picked up automatically from the backend. Currently, we have to customize that. It is doable. We have done it but through customization."
"The price is too high."
"A major improvement we would like to see is definitely around agile management."
"The solution needs a few things in terms of resource management."
"The price keeps going up, and to remain competitive, it needs to have a competitive edge. I would like to see more of the latest innovations, in terms of AI, ML, and all of the latest cutting-edge technologies, included in the platform."
"ServiceNow IT Business Management could improve by adding better artificial intelligence."
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:
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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.”
ServiceNow provides us an integratd platform that manages both IT Operations as well as the Delivery lifecycle. ... It also, creates the necessary insights to make better business decisions from.
Microsoft Project Server is ranked 7th in Project Portfolio Management with 17 reviews while ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management is ranked 5th in Project Portfolio Management with 10 reviews. Microsoft Project Server is rated 7.6, while ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management is rated 8.0. 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 ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management writes "Great innovation and helpful for portfolio management but needs more finance management capabilities". Microsoft Project Server is most compared with Jira, Broadcom Clarity PPM, JIRA Portfolio, Planisware and Planview Daptiv, whereas ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Jira Align, Broadcom Clarity PPM and Asana. See our Microsoft Project Server vs. ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management report.
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