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Review of project management software (2008 FEB)

name

planning features

collabo- ration features

web vs. desktop

price

MS Project exp. -imp.

project size

comments

Artemis

process modeller, investment portfolio management, financial planning and budgeting, scheduling, resource management, dashboards and analytics

yes

desktop

n/a

yes

any

sophisticated, industry-standard, 600 000 users world-wide

Genius Inside / Lotus

portfolio management (KPI's, monitoring), planning,workflow, resource management, risk management, reporting

yes

web

n/a

yes

any

industry-standard, 45 000 users world-wide, supports PMI, Six-sigma, Prince2

Microsoft Project

scheduling, resource management, visualisations, reports, project tracking, projects templates library

yes

desktop

300 - 1000 USD/ license

yes

any

industry standard, integration with MS Office, ERP and CRM systems, LE clients; Enterprise Project Management version for large projects (based on MS Windows Server, SQL Sever, Share Point and other)

Planisware

portfolio management, project management and scheduling, resource management, cost control and budget, forecasting

yes

desktop

n/a

yes

any

industry-standard, clients in Pharmaceuticals, IT, Aerospace, Civil Services

Primavera SureTrack / Project Planner

project management, resource management, portfolio management, planning and scheduling, cost management, reporting and analytics

yes

desktop

750 USD  / license and more

yes

any

industry-standard, several specific project management applications available

Project Insight

project planning, resource management, approvals, issue tracking, notifications, calendars, budgeting and costing, reports

yes

web

n/a

yes

any

industry-standard, PMI standards in use

Project.net

project portfolio management, planning and scheduling, issue tracking, templates, workflow management

yes

web

com. open-sourc e

n/a

any

industry-standard

Sciforma PS8

portfolio management, planning, scheduling, report writer, Critical Chain project management, resource management, cost tables

yes

desktop

800 - 1000 USD/ license

n/a

any

sophisticated, industry-standard

Teamwork

tasks, assignments/ resources, issue tracking, worklog, calendar, shared boards, build-in content management system (personalisation of dashboards)

yes

web

60 - 80 USD / license

yes

any

industry-standard

Tracker Suite

processes/tasks, scheduling, resources, reports

yes

desktop

n/a

n/a

any

industry-standard; integration with Lotus Notes, supports Six Sigma, Prince2, ITIL and other; four specialized solutions (project, HR, IT and Sales)

@task

project tracking, workflow, process improvement, demand management, time tracking, portfolio management, corporate compliance, project & capacity planning, kick-starts

yes

web

n/a

n/a

any

industry-standard; easy-to-use

Daptiv

project planning, portfolio management, resource management, reports manager, solutions sets

yes

web

n/a

yes

any

industry-standard, 100 000 users world wide, adapters for SAP, Siebel, Oracle, Peoplesoft, Salesforce and other solutions

Merlin2

scheduling, resource management

yes

desktop

200 USD / license

yes

any

Mac OS version only, easy-to-use

OpenProj

planning, scheduling, resource management, reports, WBS

yes

desktop

open-sourc e, free - 10 USD/ month

n/a

any

Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix versions available

Project Kickstart

planning (phases, goals, obstacles), scheduling, reports, sample projects, resource management

yes

desktop

200 USD / license

yes

any

industry standard, easy-to-use

RiskyProject

planning, scheduling, quantitative risk analysis, performance management, Monte Carlo simulation engine

yes

desktop

300 - 700 USD/ license

yes

any

 

Central Desktop

on-line docs and spreadsheets, calendar, tasks, users, milestones, reports

yes

web

free - 250 USD/ month

n/a

small

 

OmniPlan

scheduling, resource allocation, timelines, violations and critical paths

no

desktop

150 USD / license

yes

medium-small

Mac OS version only

Open Workbench

project planning, project scheduling, resource management, project review

no

desktop

open-sourc e

n/a

any

complex planning/ scheduling tool, more than 100 000 users, last up-date in 2005

TaskJuggler

planning, resource allocation, what-if analysis, conflict resolutions, reports

no

desktop

open-sourc e

n/a

medium-small

focus on scheduling, Linux/Unix version only

Notes:

- this list generally contains non ERP class solutions, nevertheless some of them are or can be integrated with ERP systems,

- this list is not comprehensive and never intended to be comprehensive,

- we were looking for MS Project basic functionality counterparts with some collaboration functionality.

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