For our clients we have made available the new set of Project Online / Project Server SKUs from Microsoft. The attached Power Point deck was provided to Dada Enterprises as we are a part of the Microsoft Partner group and gives an overview as to the Project Online and Project Server licensing options.
Dada Enterprises can provide advice to companies on project management and multi-project management solutions based on Microsoft PPM. Dada Enterprises can then develop systems that usually include additional functions for specific use cases. The result is a solution that is quickly accepted because it makes users’ work easier and based around companies’ existing processes.
For those unfamiliar with Microsoft Project and Project Server, an overview of these products and benefits to small and large organisations alike are given below:
Microsoft Project Professional – the planning tool
Microsoft Project Professional (versions 2016 / 2013 / Project for Office 365 / 2010 / 2007 / 2003) as a client solution includes all of the functions in the standard version, but unlike the latter is able to communicate with the Microsoft Project Server. The Microsoft Project client enables you to plan complex projects and view current information at any time. It also allows you to manage project work, schedules and finances, coordinate members of project teams, and be more productive.
It makes your work easier with powerful reporting functions, integration in Microsoft Office applications as well as interactive planning assistance, wizards and templates.
Microsoft Project Server – the platform solution
Microsoft Project Server (version 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007 / 2003) is a flexible platform solution that provides support for resource management as well as functions for planning, reporting, and project team collaboration. The Project Server gives organisations a centralised and unified repository for storing all their project and resource data.
It can also be integrated with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 (Version PPM 2010 / PPM 2013 / PPM 2016) or with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Version PPM 2007). This delivers functions for file management and efficient team collaboration.
The Microsoft Project Server 2016 / 2013 / 2010 solutions also include complete portfolio planning capabilities.
Microsoft Project Web App / Web Access (PWA)
In addition, users can access role-related data and functions via their web browser with Microsoft Project Web App / Web Access (PWA). The Project Server 2016 / 2013 / 2010 solutions even enable users to make comprehensive changes to schedules via the Microsoft PWA.
Microsoft Project Portfolio Server
Project Portfolio Server is a top-down solution for portfolio management. It enables organisations to define, select, manage, and deliver the portfolios that are optimally aligned to their strategic goals, giving them an enterprise-wide PPM solution. Microsoft Project Server 2016 / 2013 / 2010 solutions include complete portfolio planning capabilities.
Project Online – the new cloud-based version
Project Online is a new cloud-based solution and is part of Microsoft Office 365, which gives users complete flexibility to work on their projects while they are out of the office. Project data on the server can also be stored offline if required, making it easier to carry them around and work on them without a server connection. Once the user connects to the server again, the updated information on the local device is synchronised to the server.