Microsoft Project Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Microsoft Project

Project management & collaboration software

4.34/5 (906 reviews)

Microsoft Project overview

Microsoft Project helps users plan projects and collaborate from virtually anywhere with the right tools for project managers, project teams, and decision makers. The solution helps users to streamline projects, resources, and portfolio management with integrated planning tools help keep track of projects and stay organized. It is a flexible solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work, delivered through Office 365.

Microsoft project and portfolio management helps users get started quickly and execute projects with ease. Built-in templates, familiar scheduling tools, and access across devices help project managers and teams stay productive.

Evaluate and optimize project portfolios with tools for portfolio management to prioritize initiatives and get results. Seamless integration with Power BI provides advanced analytics, and built-in reports keep everyone on the same page.

Gain insight into how resources are used with features for resource management and collaborate using integrated tools. With simplified task and time management, teams can enter updates from anywhere, offering greater executive oversight.


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Business size



United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 6 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch and 10 other languages, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Microsoft Project screenshot: Built-in templates, familiar scheduling tools, and access across devices help project managers and teams stay productiveMicrosoft Project & Portfolio Management: Future VisionMicrosoft Project screenshot: Evaluate and optimize the project portfolio to prioritize initiativesMicrosoft Project screenshot: Gain insight into how resources are used, and collaborate using integrated toolsMicrosoft Project screenshot: Built-in, customizable templates use industry best practicesMicrosoft Project screenshot: Use tools like Power BI Pro to gain insights across portfoliosMicrosoft Project screenshot: Use Resource Engagements to request and lock in resources, so projects are always properly staffedMicrosoft Project screenshot: Project Management ToolMicrosoft Project screenshot: Project Management ToolProject Online

Microsoft Project reviews

Value for money
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Cesar Clemente

Manager for the control and development of projects of great impact in the company

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-31
Review Source: Capterra

Based on the experience of the use of the tool, the organizational capacity is more efficient and effective in each task, as well as the security and the status of the results offered by each member of the project. Another element to highlight is communications and how this allows improving the flow of information, thus improving the willingness of managers to take corrective action at the best times.Of the positive things that Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management has, is that you can use a driver prioritization module to develop workshops in which executives openly discuss the issue importance of each business controller and thus be able to prioritize the strategies according to the established objectives. that's why it's an advantage to be able to prioritize commercial drivers at any level within the organizational hierarchy Another element to highlight is the tool's management capabilities, which helps to capture the resource requirements at the beginning of the project's life cycle and all the programmed activities, providing visibility, certainty and assertive predictions about the demand future and the best thing is that it can be accessed from any device available to the members of the company.

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Stever Jose Gonzalez Marquez

Be able to have a clear vision, vision and control to make decision

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-26
Review Source: Capterra

Have the possibility to manage the resources, projects carptera from the initiative or idea cycle to the process and project closure. and the collaboration in external offices with the executors or other leaders is very useful to measure impacts and make decisions.Since we implemented it, which is quite easy, it is enough to have a 2010 project server and a professional project for the stations all in collaboration with a sharepoint farm. The implementation process took a couple of months to adjust the configurations and to be able to obtain the greatest possible potential of the solution. in general we could use the graphs and diagrams in order to measure and make correct decisions to be applied in each case the collaborative work increased to have a better follow-up of the tasks and be able to finalize or inform some deviation in time of each project The support of the provider was very specialized for when we had to resort in some cases to the implementation and uses of the platform. a great functionality was to be able to create project templates without having to go through the process of creating formulas within each file, something that is optional for each use but in ours we had formulas applied to be able to measure specific calculations that we needed. Roi's early measurements were accurate in a high percentage which helped to clarify the landscape of the project area.

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Israel Jose Arias Govin

Is a valuable project management resource suitable for projects of any size

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-06
Review Source: Capterra

Since I have been using Microsoft Project, allows me to quickly adapt proposals and ideas into organized projects. This very helpful when I need to present proposals because I can give a solid overview of the project's idea, estimate, in the early stage, and to control during the execution, all the resources and manage and predict risks. The linkages, not only are easy to use but also help me when dealing with complex tasks. During presentations, the Gannt window allows me to show timelines versus the lines of tasks and clarify any doubt and even make corrections. I am a fan of the shortcuts, and filters, they help me to zoom over critical points. I really appreciate the fact that I can import and Export tasks in excel formats, it makes my daily work and reporting very easy.For any user used to Microsoft's Software Family, the interface and tabs of the software will be very easy to understand and to use. The drag and drop function for schedule makes it easy to modify any resource. It has the most important features that any project management software can have and It is very useful that you can track all the necessary changes, manpower loading, deviations on time, and costs to complete the daily project managing tasks, provide baselines, and formulate all the necessary estimations. The Gantt Chart provides a graphical overview of the whole project and combined with the reports and striking graphics make it easier to understand and present the planning and evaluation strategy. If not the time to start a project from the scratch MPP comes with a very powerful set of templates. Indisputably MPP becomes an ideal first choice for any project manager.

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Hessel Friedlander

Essential for all users of MS Project who have multiple project files that share common resources

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-25
Review Source: Capterra

The benefits to the organization have been phenomenal! Prior to the implementation of PPM it was impossible to see what individual team members were doing. The team leaders were 'king' and could do what they liked and when they liked. Our aim in implementing the product was to preserve existing process but to take the planning and execution of tasks to a new level. We found it easy to use although there was a bit of a learning curve. We had a challenge on implementing as, for some reason, there was a bug in MS Project. It took about six months to stabilize the site but once it was stable, the problem didn't return. For those who are interested, in our case it was due to not having service pack 2 installed. The challenge once we started using it, was to get management to appreciate the fact that accurate, real time reports could be generated and that they would be of immense benefit to them. It took a while until they realized it but once they did, the idea took off and requests flowed in for more views (reports) showing different aspects of the data. We use the product to track tasks of resources located outside the IT division which was also an innovation that needed time to be absorbed. The philosophy had always been that the team leader was assigned the task and that he/she would delegate it to the team members. With the browser version, resources could see their tasks, update % complete and the project manager could instantly see what was happening. This turned team meetings into shorter, more focused events as there was no need to review tasks. I like the way you can use it for managing resources. It is very easy to assign resources to multiple projects and to see resource assignments and resource capacity. I use resource assignments in PPM to report project progress and I find the reports easier to understand and more meaningful that the reports that generated in standalone MS Project. I also use this resource assignment ability to slice and dice data so that I can see slipped tasks, tasks that have not started, tasks with no deadlines, grouped tasks per release etc. The sky is the limit! The web-based facility means that resources can see their tasks without needing to have MS project installed on their computers and they also don't need to have any knowledge of MS Project. This makes it easy to deploy in a big organization where there may be budget constraints.

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Jose de Jesus Rondon

My experience in Microsoft PPM, a tool for the control of Projects in an efficient way

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-19
Review Source: Capterra

I would recommend it extensively because it is useful to the final user, to be able to know the tool before it can be acquired and to know the opinion of a true user who takes advantage of each component every day, I am very pleased to participate in this program and thus contribute my experience.Generally within the environment where I perform this tool is very useful, because your way of organizing work is excellent, to me as a professional in the area of technology adds incredible benefits, allows me to see tasks in a single presentation, resources, project execution times, remaining time, as well as progress, at the management level it has the advantage of making the most accurate decisions regarding reallocation of resources, time and other elements that intervene in the projects that I control from my area. It is great as all the work team that is under my charge is integrated to the use of this tool and we can be synchronized under the same objectives of the institution.

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Microsoft Project pricing

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Project Online Essentials: $7.00 user/​month

Project Online Professional: $30.00 user/​month

Project Online Premium: $55.00 user/​month

Microsoft Project features

Activity Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Gantt Charts
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Task Management

API (156 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (97 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (99 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (86 other apps)
Commenting (90 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (95 other apps)
Prioritizing (115 other apps)
Progress Tracking (88 other apps)
Task Tracking (104 other apps)
Third Party Integration (101 other apps)
Timesheets (98 other apps)

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Additional information for Microsoft Project

Key features of Microsoft Project

  • Project management
  • Simplify IT management
  • Access from virtually anywhere
  • Give effective presentations
  • Select optimal portfolios
  • Anticipate change
  • Deliver projects successfully
  • Work seamlessly across tools
  • Discover and share information
  • Communicate in real time
  • Built-in templates
  • Project planning
  • Out-of-the-box reports
  • Multiple timelines
  • Gantt charts
  • Burndown charts
  • Milestones
  • Portfolio optimization
  • Seamless BI integration
  • Systematic resource requests
  • Visualized heat maps
  • Resource analytics
  • Collaboration tools
  • Mobile task and time management
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Give effective presentations through the timeline that visualizes projects. The Team Planner allows you to anticipate change or potential problems.

Improve everyday collaboration: Easily copy project information to Office applications such as PowerPoint or email and save important plans and details to Office 365 or SharePoint.