Microsoft Project Online provides an easy, flexible solution for project portfolio management (PPM), and other various forms of everyday work processes. It works seamlessly with Office 365, and provides users with the ability to plan, prioritize, and manage projects and other portfolio investments from practically any device. It can be accessed by administrators, portfolio managers and viewers, team members, and project/resource managers.
Project Online is easy to use because of several useful features provided by the service. To begin, portfolio values can increase, through tools provided. allowing users to strategically evaluate project portfolios. The program also provides tools for time and task management, scheduling, and resource assignments, all of which allow your team to easily cllaborate and track progress. Visualizing data, to gain insight from projects, programs and portfolios, can be done through built-in reports and BI tools.
Collaboration between group members can be easily accomplished with the use of Project Online as well. Skype for Business and Yammer work seamlessly with Project Online which allows for more team participation. Different teams can also submit project ideas with Office programs such as Outlook and SharePoint, so that a portfolio can be influenced by all different types of employees within an organization. These integrated communication tools allow users to work together using video chat, voice chat, or instant messaging, within a project.
Project Online also includes features such as powerful point-and-click reporting capabilities and summary dashboards that allow users to gather immediate insight about the portfolios. Project resources can even be consolidated into a single view, so that resource managers can compare other resources, across standardized data. In terms of resources, the Resource Engagement feature allows resource managers to respond to resource requests, based on availability across a portfolio.
Visual tiles provide easy navigation of the Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management solution, allowing users to identify the important steps for managing project portfolios. There is a familiar interface that is delivered throughout Office 365, which provides familiar Office capabilities that users will most likely already be familiar with. Users can also use most web browsers and devices to access, edit, submit, and collaborate on projects and portfolios.
Because Project Online is delivered through the cloud, it’s always up-to-date with the latest features, tools, patches and updates. Your IT staff won’t have to worry about costly upgrades, saving your company time and money. The program also comes with a 99.9% uptime guarantee, which includes continuous data back-up, disaster recovery, and data centers around the world to ensure the safety and integrity of your business data. Project Online includes 24/7 IT support from Microsoft, allowing users to keep their business functioning, while freeing up time for IT personnel to work on other IT issues within the company.
Microsoft Project Online is a great addition to any business or organization. Not only does it provide amazing tools and features that enhance projects, there are also flexible collaboration tools that can be used with the different projects and portfolios.
Clarus Communications has been serving the St. Louis area since 2001 and can assist your business in getting started with Microsoft Project Online or any of the suite of Microsoft products and services. We’ll work with you to assess your needs and recommend a solution that’s custom-tailored for your business. If you would like more information about Microsoft Project Online, click here or call us at 314-300-4700.