About Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is a project management software designed for enterprises of all sizes. The tool includes project scheduling features, which allow management to create a project schedule, define and assign each project task, manage employee scheduling, and track project status. The software provides customizable templates and visual roadmaps for project planning. Microsoft Project also works as a resource for project budgeting, which can help management estimate costs for a complex project to determine resource allocation. Additionally, this tool offers project portfolio management (Microsoft PPM) features. Project proposals can be analyzed and compared based on strategic business drivers and resource management data. Microsoft Project provides interactive dashboards and reporting functionalities for managing projects. Management can use this tool to prepare insightful reports and make decisions about project proposals, project timeline, and employee scheduling. Scheduling features like a Gantt chart and pre-populated pulldown menu help maximize project scheduling and simplify the planning process for multiple projects. Microsoft Project can be deployed on-premise with a user license or on the cloud with a monthly subscription. The web-based solution allows management to collaborate with a remote project team using Microsoft apps via mobile devices.
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Microsoft Project pricing

Microsoft Project does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Microsoft Project paid version starts at US$10.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$10.00/month
Pricing Details:
Project Plan 1: $10.00 user/month Project Plan 3: $30.00 user/month Project Plan 5: $55.00 user/month Project Standard 2019: $620 (one-time license) Project Professional 2019: $1030 (one-time license)
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Microsoft Project Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.0
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Support
4.1
5 reviews of 1,365 View all reviews
Alejandro S.
  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 26/06/2022

How MS Project has helped me with daily activity logging

My experience with MS Project has been in the daily record of activities in projects in the Oil area, when the file in which you work is correctly done, it is only a matter of entering the data day by day to have all the information pertinent to the project, but in most cases the file has been prepared by personnel without proper training, which has made it difficult for me to obtain the correct data in the field, which is why I have had to modify the files in order to work correctly.

Pros

MS Project is the most widely used project control software in the industry where I work, so it has been of great help in managing any project. It also complements very well with MS Office, especially with MS Excel, which allows export the records in MS Excel format so that it can be filled out by people with no MS Project experience.

Cons

What I like least about this software is that it requires advanced knowledge to be able to implement it correctly in large-scale projects, it is not such an intuitive software, so prior training is necessary.

Anurup M.
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 14/06/2022

best tool for design work schedules, monitor project % completion, and maintain control.

Microsoft Project helped us develop and approve a base schedule, and link it to later versions to compare the actual and expected progress of all project work, and it protects the team, especially when preparing claims and calculating delays.

Pros

Microsoft Project has the capabilities to create an integrated project schedule so we can track project expenses, manage human resources, calculate delays, and manage time claims. The development of Microsoft Project and the addition of cloud storage capabilities set it apart from similar applications, simplified the process of sharing updates and engaging additional members to collaborate on setting and tracking schedules. I like the fact how powerful the calculations that Microsoft Project does, especially with regard to Total Float and Free Float, which are great tools to help understand the behavior of different activities, as well as calculations of actual progress against planned progress and other tools that always help in decision-making the appropriate. Because it is integrated with MS Excel, it saves a lot of time and enables us to export and import data easily. I enjoy how easy it is to present resources, costs, and activities, and how the most recent dates appear automatically.

Cons

With proper training and practice, I believe users will be able to easily develop and update software and extract achievement percentages. It's worth noting, that sometimes when you make updates in Microsoft Project with tampering with base table activities, it can be difficult to notice these changes due to the limited capabilities that Microsoft Project provides. To unravel that process, which produces biased analyzes. Microsoft Project reports are, in my opinion, too simplistic and require more improvements to be added.

Chris G.
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
3
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
3

2
Reviewed on 26/05/2022

I want to like this product as it has potential, but...

This product has so much potential if they could resolve the bugs, interface, and integration with other Microsoft software. It truly could be a one-stop product if they could dial this in.

Pros

This product is incredibly affordable, especially when it comes with the entire Microsoft Suite. It also is familiar when compared to other Microsoft products.

Cons

Unfortunately, this product feels dated and clunky. It's visually not as appealing as other project management software and is the least intuitive in design. This product also is riddled with bugs that prevent tasks/projects from updating or saving properly, which can be devastating to an entire team. Additionally, this product is very clunky when integrating with other products, especially with other Microsoft software, which is genuinely disappointing.

Alternatives Considered

monday.com and Asana
Eduardo B.
  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for Free Trial
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 07/04/2022

Great Software for project and task management....

Great use, easy and practical for everything we do to work, prioritize and to have a good weekly follow up

Pros

Great use, easy and practical for everything we do to work and solve

Cons

Some things are extras that we don´t need and use

Alternatives Considered

Trello

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Project

More struturated and good for our projects and needs
David S.
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 09/06/2022

Great app for project management.

Pros

What I like about this application is that, it is very good when planning and executing my project in which we collaborate as a team, it allows me to share the tasks among all and we are all responsible for a task to avoid confusing when executing the project , the table is really useful to plan the termination time of the project.

Cons

What I do not like about this application is that, it is not very useful when doing large and complex projects, and what the integration and collaboration of Sti is very limited to applications based on Microsoft 365, the communication must be limited, by that does not admit any third -party communication tool.

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