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What Is Microsoft Project?

Microsoft Project helps you keep track of everything you need to run successful projects, even when working remotely. Collaborate and work with remote teams anywhere, streamline processes, optimize tasks and resources, engage across different functional teams, keep track of all associated costs, and customize visual reports for actionable insights. Familiar Office tools and pre-built templates allow you to kick off projects quickly to get more done while saving your business time and money.

Who Uses Microsoft Project?

Microsoft Project is a simple, yet powerful tool to manage work from quick projects to more complex initiatives. With Project, anyone can get started quickly and collaborate with remote teams anywhere

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Reviews of Microsoft Project

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.1
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Kasun
Kasun
Civil Engineer in Sri Lanka
Verified LinkedIn User
Civil Engineering, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Best tool for Project management

5.0 last month New

Comments: As per the overall picture, this tool is good enough to monitor any kind of Civil Engineering project as per my experience.

Pros:

As a civil engineer, using this software around 3 years for project management and monitoring purposes. This software facilitates the most precious platform to interpret the tasks and milestones of your projects and also the timeframe of the project. So it is very easy to monitor and track your projects timely through MS project.

Cons:

So far MS project helped me with the tasks which I wanted to do with it so not yet observed any major issue with it.

prasad
associate manager in India
Computer Software, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easiest project management tool

4.0 3 weeks ago New

Pros:

One of the best project management tool i have ever used, its very easy to leaarn and doesnt requires much time to learn when you are a new bee. I like two main features like Gantt chart and WBS, this makes project planning effective.

Cons:

At times sync betwween central server is slow and it takes time to reflect on other systems. One more thing , it misses the compare feature , for example i want to migrate my existing project maually to a new system. Then i will perform a export function and save a .mpp file. When this file is imported to new system , i would expect two windows of the project, to compare and cross check that import has been performed correctly.

Tavaris
Head of Software Development in US
Computer Games, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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3.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I did enjoy using the software for a while but I've added another to handle certain projects.

Pros:

Well I like that you can start off simple and then you slowly add more things to any project as it grows. You can track multiple projects at time which is a good if you have a lot of clients.

Cons:

When I first started using the software back in 2006 things where simple. Now if you are a beginner you must watch video to get familiar with the new changes.

ADEEL
ADEEL
Digital Marketing Assistant in United Arab Emirates
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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A review of Microsoft Project

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: Overall I am quite satisfied with the services of Microsoft Project

Pros:

Microsoft Project applications are easily accessible from the MS Office Store and Sharepoint Store and can be used to increase the product's functionality, such as Custom Dashboards etc. The main advantage is large database and well-written documentation, questions and issues can be readily answered within the community. On the other hand, Microsoft offers effective technical help.

Cons:

Although the use is flawless, the configuration is not the easiest, however once configured. User management is difficult and time-consuming.

Imtiaz
Process Leader in India
Telecommunications, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Review of Microsoft Project

5.0 last month New

Comments: Microsoft Project stage helps in really plan an Undertaking in light of the distributing assets, its associations with exercises, Calendar, Reports which at last aides in observing of Task in much preferable way over regular programming projects, for example, Excel Templates.

Pros:

Planning of Assignments on time premise or on custom measures Cooperative Errand Task and getting Progress Information sources On the web Guides, Various Reports assist with surveying the undertakings Promptly accessible applications from Share point Store MS Office store are helpful for expanding the usefulness of the item eg Custom Dashboards

Cons:

Ascertaining Undertaking Progress in light of Custom Fields( which are utilized to quantify Assignment Progress on Exceptional Execution Models ) Improving on CSOM and JSOM customization Not restricting Help to Just Out of The Crate highlights