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Project Portfolio Management
June 2022
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Pros
"It is easy to use and our processes are much better organized and reviewed.""We are a lot more organized, and have transparency throughout key areas of our business thanks to this solution.""Since Monday is so flexible, it allows us to maintain projects in our own way.""Monday.com sends email notifications to keep us all on task. I love the email reminders asking me where I am with the assigned task and if I need some help. I have used this to get things done on time, and it also encourages me to acknowledge when I need some help because I have not been able to complete the task.""We love how we can create boards specifically focused on one topic and have all tasks and projects pertaining to that in one place.""File upload and communication save hunting for messages or files across devices and shared areas.""Since the tool is so easy to use, our team members can all learn it quickly and create new boards, projects, tasks, and views easily.""The analytics view is very powerful with Gantt charts and multiple chart visualizations."

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"Technical support is good.""The scheduling and the customization are very powerful.""The solution, overall, is excellent for project planning.""Technical support is very responsive - particularly on critical tickets.""The solution has easy integration with Excel.""Microsoft Project Server helps organizations in collaboration.""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 usability is excellent."

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"Monitoring the progress of projects and tasks is very effective."

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Cons
"The docs feature seems like it could be a little more user-friendly.""The mobile application of the solution can be improved by making it more user-friendly.""It would be nice to have more customization around the documents, such as different title headings, fonts, etc.""The docs could be improved.""Being able to create 'sub-teams' so people in these teams can be assigned to tasks in one go and receive updates on the progress of tasks would be useful.""Load time and glitches do occur on the site.""If there was an option to print out a report per client that we have time-tracked, it would be really useful.""We need more cross-API integration with creative apps in the Adobe Suite and other communication platforms."

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"The initial setup was complex.""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.""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.""The deployment aspect of the product is a bit tedious.""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.""It should be more agile and more flexible when it comes to customization."

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"The interface can also be customized to fit and accept many tools for better performance and customer service improvement."

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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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    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: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:Monitoring the progress of projects and tasks is very effective.
    Top Answer:The setup cost is manageable for small, mid-sized, and large business enterprises.
    Top Answer:The current version has great and powerful features. I have not experienced any performance problems from the operation… more »
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    Also Known As
    DaPulse
    MS Project Server
    AtTask
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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.

    AtTask is a cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solution that helps marketing, IT, and other enterprise teams conquer the chaos of excessive email, redundant status meetings, and disconnected tools. Unlike other tools, AtTask Enterprise Work Cloud is a centralized, easy-to-adopt solution for managing and collaborating on all types of work through the entire work lifecycle, which improves team productivity and executive visibility. AtTask is trusted by thousands of global enterprises, like Adobe, Cisco, HBO, House of Blues, REI, Trek, Schneider Electric, and ATB Financial. To learn more, visit www.AtTask.com or follow us on Twitter @AtTask.

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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
    Advance Autoparts, Emerson, Covario, Cisco, Caroma, TREK, Sapient Nitro, ATB, LexisNexis, CarPhone Warehouse
    Top Industries
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    Marketing Services Firm18%
    Non Tech Company8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Retailer7%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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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%
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    Financial Services Firm33%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    University8%
    Leisure / Travel Company8%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business79%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise9%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise48%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Project Portfolio Management
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about monday, Broadcom, Planview and others in Project Portfolio Management. Updated: June 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Project Server is ranked 7th in Project Portfolio Management with 16 reviews while Workfront is ranked 12th in Project Management Software with 1 review. Microsoft Project Server is rated 7.6, while Workfront is rated 10.0. 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 Workfront writes "Great technical support, quick to set up, and offers excellent collaboration capabilities". Microsoft Project Server is most compared with ServiceNow IT Business Management, Jira, Broadcom Clarity PPM and JIRA Portfolio, whereas Workfront is most compared with Jira, ServiceNow IT Business Management, Wrike, Asana and Broadcom Clarity PPM.

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