2018-11-11T13:12:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What do you like most about Microsoft Project?

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What do you like most about Microsoft Project?

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SN
SVP, Emerging Data Platforms at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-05-12T17:34:43Z
May 12, 2021

The standard project planning features and charts are most valuable.

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JF
Unemployed at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-31T22:55:16Z
Mar 31, 2021

It served the purpose. It was pretty user-friendly.

JC
Systems Software Specialist III at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-25T22:42:33Z
Feb 25, 2021

The user interface is very clean.

SM
Founder at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-19T13:31:17Z
Feb 19, 2021

In my experience, this solution is one of the best for the waterfall management model.

YT
MD at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-25T14:47:59Z
Jan 25, 2021

The most valuable feature of this solution is time management.

JP
Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-23T03:27:43Z
Jan 23, 2021

It is very stable. I haven't had any kind of issues with it. It is also very scalable.

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Paul Gruver - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Project Manager at Stradley Ronon
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-23T02:29:00Z
Jan 23, 2021

It comes with our Office 365.

RS
IT Consultant with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Top 10
2020-11-28T01:57:00Z
Nov 28, 2020

The reporting features are quite strong. Being able to do team reports and find out what work is pending, what work needs to be done are key in my day-to-day management of the team. The earned value analysis capabilities and critical path capabilities inside the tool help me make sure that I'm keeping the projects on track.

Michael Barg - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant at Lexington Consulting
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-27T06:34:08Z
Oct 27, 2020

Resource leveling is very useful. We like this feature. We like to be able to expand tasks and look at different resources and tasks usages. It is good at assigning tasks to teams.

It is pretty compliant with the Project Management Institute approach, which is useful for being comprehensive. It allows us to make little Gantt charts and network diagrams.

RR
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
MSP
2020-10-11T08:58:22Z
Oct 11, 2020

The solution is very complete. It makes it a great option for project managers and they can use it extensively in almost any organizational setup.

SI
General Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-09-09T06:28:55Z
Sep 9, 2020

The pricing is pretty good on the enterprise agreement we have.

SK
Senior Business Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-08-04T07:26:17Z
Aug 4, 2020

The most valuable features of this solution are the scheduling, managing the resources, budgeting, tracking the progress, viewing the progress, reporting, and it is very easy to use.

JD
Professor, Info Technology at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-19T22:02:00Z
Nov 19, 2019

The most valuable feature is the Auto resource leveling tool because it shows students that often, expert resources get over-scheduled, and that dealing with the issue by just using the auto-resource leveling tool would have a large impact on the delivery date.

MN
Business Director at CWG Plc
Real User
2019-11-05T16:31:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

The most valuable features of this solution are dependency management, milestone progress, multiple resource rates, and RAG views.

JB
Sr. Enterprise & Project Portfolio Manager/Consultant, Master Scheduler, Enterprise Architect at Jeffrey A. Bloom
Real User
2019-07-29T16:44:00Z
Jul 29, 2019

Dependencies (not typically effectively used in "Agile" techniques) allow understanding of actual project status and challenges.

PV
Delivery Manager of EPM
Real User
2018-12-02T07:34:00Z
Dec 2, 2018

The project tracking, resource utilization and the cost are the most beneficial aspects of this solution.

MM
Project Planning & Controls Specialist at a consultancy
Real User
2018-11-21T08:23:00Z
Nov 21, 2018

I find the planning features the most valuable to me.

KS
Senior Consultant, Financial Services - IT Advisory Services at Ernst & Young
Real User
2018-11-13T08:56:00Z
Nov 13, 2018

They have begun to improve with the new cloud integration.

Jamie Priestly - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-11-11T13:12:00Z
Nov 11, 2018

It's most useful feature is that it interfaces with Project Server so we can, from my perspective, from a portfolio perspective, we can see across the organization.

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Ian Herzing - PeerSpot reviewer
Resource Manager at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees
Jun 23, 2022
Hi @Eire Zimmermann,  I helped an organization evaluate both MS-Project and Smartsheet when they were conducting their PM tool RFP. The short of it is this, MS Project is not caught up with the modern automation and low-code capabilities that you will see in many SaaS PM tools today (Smartsheet, Asana, Workfront, etc.). Being able to add simple automation with logic like, "If 'Project Status' = 'Red', then Alert XYZ Stakeholder" is made simple with Smartsheet. With this type of low-code functionality, you can begin to remove that robotic, manual work of typing up emails and sending messages from your day-to-day. Moreover, Smartsheet's reporting capabilities are something that I have yet to see any other PM tool on the market compete with. Think reports for important launch dates, milestones, past due tasks, or at-risk items.  Then when you add the capabilities of the Smartsheet's logic-driven forms for project intake, you really have a system that can become a pseudo-ERP/workforce management tool. Not to mention Smartsheet's cost is much lower compared to MS Project since you only pay for licenses that manipulate data. Hope this helps in some regard, Ian
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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SI
General Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 9, 2020
The pricing is pretty good. We don't have any complaints with regards to the cost of the solution. It's not overly expensive in comparison to others.
RR
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 11, 2020
The pricing is pretty reasonable. They don't seem to overcharge for their services.
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