Microsoft Project Online
Streamline project, resource and portfolio management with Microsoft Project to help you keep track of projects successfully.
Microsoft Project helps you execute projects with ease. Built-in templates and familiar scheduling tools help project managers and teams stay productive.
Evaluate and optimize your project portfolio to prioritize initiatives with business objectives and get the results you want. Close integration with Power BI provides advanced analytics to support better decision-making.
Gain insight into how resources are used and collaborate, using integrated tools. With simplified task and time management, teams can enter updates from anywhere, which offers greater executive oversight.
Drive portfolio value
Smart online tools help you strategically evaluate and optimize your project portfolio to maximize its value and deliver on business goals.
Improve project outcomes
Robust tools for scheduling, time and task management and resource assignments help you optimize project plans to deliver better results.
Seamless integration with collaboration tools like Skype for Business and Yammer encourages teamwork and ultimately produces better results across projects.
Make smarter decisions
Built-in reports and BI tools let you visualize data to gain insights across projects, programs, portfolios and make more informed decisions.
Robust portfolio management
Enable teams to submit project ideas with Office apps like Outlook and SharePoint, so you can capture portfolio suggestions from all organization levels.
Compare project ideas against business objectives to evaluate competing requests, eliminate misaligned initiatives, and streamline project initiation.
Run optimization scenarios based on specific factors, like budget and resource requirements, to select a portfolio of projects that delivers the most value.
Immediately gather insights about selected portfolios using point-and-click reporting capabilities and summary dashboards.
Enterprise resource management
Consolidate all your potential project resources into a single view so that resource managers can compare resources across standardized data to build best-fit teams.
The Resource Engagement feature lets a resource manager respond to resource requests depending on availability across the portfolio.
Intuitive start screen
Visual tiles make it easy to navigate the Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management solution and identify the important steps in managing your project portfolio.
Delivered through Office 365, Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management includes familiar Office capabilities that teams will quickly recognize, reducing training time.
Anytime, anywhere access
Teams can use their favorite devices and web browsers to view, edit, submit, and collaborate on project, portfolio and everyday work.
Project teams can easily import workflows into Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management, helping improve governance and control.
Efficient project management
Mobile time and task entry
Improved time and task entry lets team members submit updates from most browsers. Project managers get instant visibility to make informed decisions faster.
Optimal resource use
Built-in resource management features let you systematically handle resource requests. Intuitive heat maps help you forecast and manage resource use.
Built-in multiple timelines help you effectively represent complex schedules and understand all aspects, or just specific slices, of a project.
Integrated communication tools like Skype for Business enable project team members to collaborate using voice, video, or chat from within Project.
Use a SharePoint site to share project calendars and task updates. Teams can also send task notifications via email, and store project files in OneDrive for Business.
Collaborative social feeds
Dedicated Yammer newsfeeds in SharePoint are useful for communicating with colleagues in real-time on project details using enterprise social capabilities.
Use one of the built-in, customizable reports, like Burndown and Resource Overview, to gain insights, communicate information to stakeholders, and achieve results.
Gain valuable insights into projects, programs, and portfolios using flexible, self-service business intelligence tools through Excel Services and Power BI.
Native OData lets you quickly aggregate project data from other line-of-business (LOB) systems for advanced reporting.
Always up to date
As an online service, Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management is always current with the latest tools, features, and updates, so IT won’t have to worry about costly upgrades.
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management comes with a 99.9% uptime guarantee, as well as continuous data back-up, best-in-class disaster recovery, and data centers around the world.
With 24/7 IT support fro Microsoft, Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management service helps you keep your business up and running and frees up IT to work on more important things.
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management requires no upfront infrastructure costs and offers flexible subscription plans, helping you keep your technology costs low.
Run isolated instances of Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management independent of each other. Separate IT and PMO settings and allow each side to manage its own settings.
Your IT team can tap into robust application architecture and create custom functionality with a readily available software development kit (SDK).
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management complies with various industry-specific standards, including ISO 27001, EU Model Clauses, HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA), and FISMA.
Active Directory sync
Add resources quickly and reliably with enhanced Active Directory synchronization, reducing the time spent on administrative tasks.
Easily and efficiently plan projects, track status and collaborate with others from virtually anywhere.
Familiar automated scheduling tools help reduce inefficiencies and training time. Multiple timelines make it easier to visualize complex schedules.
Make smart decisions
Built-in reports help project stakeholders visualize data to gain insights across projects and make more informed decisions.
Seamless integration with collaboration tools like Skype for Business and Yammer encourages teamwork and ultimately produces better project results.
Manage resources with ease
Resource management tools help you build project teams, request needed resources, and create more efficient schedules.
The Getting Started screen walks you through basic capabilities, like linking tasks and creating a timeline, to help you get up to speed fast.
Use one of the many pre-built templates from within Project client and on Office.com to get access to best-in-class project plans.
Use the Tell Me search bar—standard across most Office products—to quickly find useful features in Project so you can work more efficiently.
Built for professional project managers, Project client offers familiar tools, like Gantt charts, to help you easily create schedules and reduce training time.
Reduce inefficiencies with automated features. Auto-populate start and end dates based on dependencies and use the Task Inspector to identify more efficient task and resource arrangements.
Built-in multiple timelines help you visually represent complex schedules and understand all aspects of a project. Easily share timelines using familiar Office tools like PowerPoint.
You can use baselines to help decision makers track and compare actual progress to the original project plan.
Optimized task management
Task path highlighting in Gantt charts helps you understand the relationship among tasks and identify which are most critical to the project’s success.
Set tasks to “inactive” and run what-if scenarios to determine the best-fit assignments without re-creating your entire project plan.
Synchronized task lists
With task list synchronization, team members can update their assignments in SharePoint, and the data will appear in Project client.
The Resource Engagement feature lets project managers formally request specific resources. The Team Planner helps you identify and fix potential resourcing issues that could impact the schedule.
Skype for Business
Integrated communication tools like Skype for Business make it easy to collaborate using voice, video, or chat within Project, eliminating the need to switch between apps.
Easily copy information from Project and paste it into familiar Office applications like PowerPoint and Word. And OneDrive for Business provides handy storage for project artifacts.
Create a dedicated project site to share information—status updates, conversations, and project timelines—so team members stay informed.
Powerful built-in reports, like Burndown and Resource Overview, can help you gain insights, communicate information to stakeholders, and achieve results.
Streaming technology lets you quickly install Project client over the Internet, on internal networks, through local file systems, or from offline media.
Like other Office 365 solutions, Project client provides automatic updates. So you’re always current with the latest tools and features, reducing the burden on IT.
Team members can install Project client on up to five PCs, so they can access project plans from wherever they’re working.
Run isolated instances of the service independent of each other. Separate IT and PMO settings and allow each side to manage its own settings.
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management comes with a 99.9% uptime guarantee, as well as best-in-class data back-up, best-in-class disaster recovery and globally redundant data centers.
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management complies with various industry-specific standards, including ISO 27001, EU Model Clauses, HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) and FISMA.
With 24/7 IT support from Microsoft, Project helps keep your business up and running and frees up IT to work on more strategic initiatives.
Time and task management
Easily manage all your time and task obligations—enter hours, add to-do items, and assign tasks to other team members—all in one intuitive form.
Issue and risk mitigation
Easily add issues and risks to specific project tasks to quickly identify and mitigate problems.
Team members can store project documents on a central site, view project updates, and more—so everyone can stay on the same page.
Virtually anywhere access
Use your favorite browser—Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and more—to access Project Online Essentials on your PC, tablet, or phone.
Together with Project Online Premium or Project Server, Project Online Essentials gives you just the right number of tools to do your job at an affordable price.