Project management software is an important resource for everyone from independent contractors to major corporations. Both Project Planner and MS Project are popular options for project management, but they offer very different features and functionality. In this article we will explore the differences between Project Planner and MS Project as well as how each program can be used in different situations.
Project planning software is an important resource for everyone from independent contractors to major corporations. It can help you keep track of tasks and deadlines, plan and organize projects, manage a team’s work efforts, budget for the project (and monitor spending), and manage risks in your business. Project management software helps you stay on top of everything by:
- Tracking all aspects of your projects from start to finish—from creating them through reviewing deliverables [deliverables] once they’re finished [finished].
- Organizing everything into something that makes sense so it’s easy to find what you need at any time during the process (or even while working on other things).
Project planners and MS Project are both popular options for project management. Both are available in free versions, but they each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Project planner is newer than Microsoft’s flagship product, so you won’t find it on many computers today—but it does have fewer features than its older counterpart. If you’re just starting out in the world of project management, it may be better suited to your needs; if you’re already familiar with MS Project and want something simpler (or if there isn’t any other option), then this might be worth checking out.
Both programs are available in free versions.
Both programs are available in free versions. The Microsoft Project Professional and Premium editions of the software have limited user licenses, but you can still use them for small projects without paying anything. For example, if you want to plan a project that only has 10 people working on it at once, then you’d probably want to use the free version of MS Project instead of Project Planner anyway since it doesn’t require an annual fee!
However: if your company has more than 10 employees working in one place at once (like mine does), then we recommend using our team’s favorite tool: Project Planner! It’s not only easier-to-use than Microsoft Project but also offers several additional features like task management tools and collaboration features that make life easier when managing large groups of people working together on multiple projects simultaneously.”
Project Planner offers high levels of flexibility that make it easier to customize than MS Project.
Project Planner is easy to customize. It has a simple interface and offers a lot of features that make it easy to use. You can create your own templates, add notes and comments, set up tasks and subtasks, view reports or charts in different ways (for example: by project name or date), add attachments such as images or PDFs as well as links between documents so they are easy to find when you want them again later on.
Project Planner is cloud-based so all changes made in one instance will be automatically synchronized across all instances of Project Planner across multiple devices (such as computers) connected via Wi-Fi network or cellular data connection.
The user experience of the two programs is very different, with Project Planner being much simpler to use and learn.
Project Planner’s interface is intuitive, making it easier for new users to get started quickly. In contrast, MS Project has a steep learning curve that requires you to spend a lot of time learning how the program works before you can start using it effectively.
Project Planner comes with pre-built templates for a variety of different project types that help new users get started more quickly than with MS Project. For example, if you’re planning an event or travel itinerary, there are templates for worksheets that help organize your data and create a schedule:
- Event Worksheet (this is the same as the one in MS Project).
- Travel Itinerary Worksheet (this is the same as the one in MS Project).
Project Planner offers greater functionality with regard to tracking and reporting, whereas MS Project focuses more on simple project management. Project Planner allows you to create a list of tasks, assign resources, track progress against your goals and deadlines, generate reports on everything from resource usage to cost estimates. You can also export data for use in other software programs or share project information with others via email or social media sites like LinkedIn or Facebook.
MS Project takes a much simpler approach by focusing on the basics of managing a project: create new tasks; assign them to people; monitor their progress as they work through their tasks; provide updates when something changes (such as whether they are late); approve deliverables when they’re finished so everyone knows what needs done next—and then close out each day at midnight by entering all those numbers into their computers’ spreadsheets.
The visualizations within the two programs differ dramatically as well, with MS Project offering lengthy Gantt charts and Project Planner offering a simpler timeline view.
As you might expect, MS Project is designed for large projects. It’s a great program for managing complex projects that have many phases, or require extensive reporting and analysis. The visualizations within the two programs differ dramatically as well, with MS Project offering lengthy Gantt charts and Project Planner offering a simpler timeline view.
Project Planner is better suited for smaller projects where less time is spent planning and more time can be spent doing work. For example, if your team needs to complete three tasks in one day (such as writing content), then it’ll make more sense for them to use Project Planner than MS Project because they won’t need all those clicks between each task being added into their plan—they just want one task done quickly without having any extra features get in the way of getting things done
Project Planner is better for SMBs then MS Project
For small, straight-forward projects, Project Planner is an excellent option that is easy to use, flexible and cloud-based. If you’re working on a small project, Project Planner is an excellent option that can be easily set up and used. It’s flexible and cloud-based, so it’s easy to use anywhere in your organization.
Project Planner also has some great features for larger projects: flexibly manage multiple teams with different skill sets; create reports that show how much time each team member spent on each task; customize dashboards based on what matters most to you (for example, if there are certain milestones where it would be helpful for everyone involved).
In the end, Project Planner is a good choice for most people who need to manage simple projects. It offers an easy-to-use interface with prebuilt templates that help new users get started more quickly than with MS Project. It also offers greater flexibility in terms of tracking and reporting, which makes it easier to customize than MS Project. The user experience of the two programs is very different, however, with Project Planner being much simpler and easier to learn than MS Project