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MPUG is continually on the hunt for add-on products that will accelerate your work with Microsoft Project, SharePoint and related applications. Below you’ll find links to brief summaries of programs that can help you get more out of your project management investment. If you have experience with them, please share your impressions with the rest of the MPUG community. If you know of a great utility, program, plug-in or add-on that we haven’t included, please tell us about it at editor@mpug.com.
 

 

 



Barbecana

Barbecana – Full Monte

Full Monte is produced by Barbecana.  Product Summary:  Full Monte gives users a multi-faceted tool for performing schedule risk  analysis from within Microsoft Project. Capabilities: Uses Monte Carlo Simulation to execute risk analysis and display results Histograms and s-curves can be customized based on early and/or late starts Tornado charts allow users to generate pragmatic results for the most…

Barbecana – Schedule Inspector

Schedule Inspector is produced by Barbecana. Product Summary: Schedule Inspector gives users the ability to check their project for errors such as invalid forecast dates, missed tasks, and other familiar mistakes. This product integrates with Microsoft Project (2007 and above).   Capabilities: Users are able to use the 30 available tests at their discretion Some test…

 

BrightWork

BrightWork – BrightWork

BrightWork is produced by BrightWork. Product Summary: BrightWork is a SharePoint solution for project and portfolio management that includes a range of best-practice templates and advanced cross-project reporting. The collaborative templates and automated reporting enable project managers to increase project success, and gives senior executives the high-level visibility they need to ensure customer satisfaction.

 

Campana Schott

Campana Schott – Resource Management

The CS Resource Management application is produced by Campana & Schott.   Product Summary: Helps users manage project resources and approve processes more effectively and with greater transparency. Capabilities: Accommodates live feed on status of requests Reports can be generated quickly to help guide and track priorities Users can submit their end-of-project requirements through a standardized process…

Campana Schott – Status Reporting

The CS Status Reporting application is produced by Campana & Schott. Product Summary: Enhances project reporting. CS Status Reporting can pull in historic data for trends analysis to improve forecasting in the future. Capabilities: Gives user the ability to generate standardized project reports quickly Can be set up to pull and configure data from…

Campana Schott – Task Board

CS Task Board is produced by Campana Schott.  Product Summary: This tool serves as a “digital bulletin board” for SharePoint by helping users create and share visual representations of data. Capabilities: Users can work with and edit very large lists with drag-and-drop Can be used by all team members who need to create lists and…

Campana Schott – Connect

Connect is produced by Campana Schott.  Product Summary: Helps automate the process of exchanging data between Microsoft Project or SharePoint and SAP. Capabilities: Lets organizations integrate Microsoft Project with ERP systems Automation allows for data to be available for all users in real-time without manual intervention Data is accessible on site or on the cloud…

 

Corporate Project Solutions

Corporate Project Solutions – Task Auditor

The Task Auditor is produced by Corporate Project Solutions. Product Summary: This free app evaluates tasks in the schedule against a set of pre-defined best practice checks and assessments. Available for download here. Capabilities: Users can preview the tests and descriptions that the Test Auditor uses to check projects Helps users check the quality of their project…

 

Critical Tools

Critical Tools – WBS Schedule Pro

WBS Schedule Pro is produced by Critical Tools. Product Summary: WBS Schedule Pro gives users the tools to build various scheduling charts to manage their projects. Capabilities: Users are able to create WBS charts, Network charts, and Gantt charts You can run WBS Schedule Pro independently if you do not have Microsoft Project Every change you make…

 

FluentPro

FluentPro – FluentBooks

FluentBooks for Microsoft Project Online and Microsoft Project Server is produced by FluentPro. Product Summary: A Microsoft Project add-on that automates project migration, bulk editing and other administrative tasks. Capabilities: Automation helps reduce the chance of errors and to pinpoint possible project issues Generates difference reports when comparing projects and can handle project merges…

Fluentpro – EPM Pulse for Project Online

EPM Pulse for Project Online is produced by Fluentpro. Product Summary: Allows project managers to create portfolio and project dashboards quickly. Capabilities: Dashboards can be shared directly or through links Users can choose from over 200 pre-designed templates to assist in creating dashboards Allows users to easily generate drill-down data for reports and visualize project data for…

 

i2e Consulting

i2e Consulting – Project Planning Pro

Project Planning Pro is produced by i2e Consulting. Product Summary: lets users manage Microsoft projects on their Mac and iOS devices. Capabilities: Import and export plans using Email, DropBox, BOX or iTunes, Users can share plans as XML, CSV or PDF files…

 

Ind Zara

Ind Zara – Advanced Task Manager

Advanced Task Manager is produced by Ind Zara.Product Summary: A to-do list Excel template for creating one-time and recurring tasks, assigning them to team members and updating their status. This tool can be used by project managers who handle multiple tasks and manage multiple team members. It can also be used by individuals to manage personal tasks…

Ind Zara – MOOS Project Viewer

MOOS Project Viewer is produced by Ind Zara. Product Summary: This viewer allows the user who lacks access to Microsoft Project to open a Project file, view it in a dynamic way and print it. With this utility, users can:Open any Microsoft Project file type (mpp, mpt and xml) from all Microsoft Project versions without having access to Project…

Ind Zara – Project Management Toolkit Excel Templates

Project Management Toolkit Excel Templates is produced by Ind Zara. Product Summary: A set of Excel files to help users speed up project management. These Excel-based templates cover six jobs…

 

Kidasa Software

Kidasa Software – Milestones Professional

Milestones Professional is produced by Kidasa Software. Product Summary: Milestones Professional works with Microsoft Project to schedule, track and present projects using click-and-drag scheduling. Users can: Generate presentation-ready schedules in multiple formats Manage large or multiple projects by linking schedules across networks and setting up master schedules that update as other schedules…

 

K2

K2 – Appit for SharePoint

Appit for SharePoint is produced by K2. Product Summary: K2 Appit for SharePoint integrates with SharePoint to help users build apps, simplify business processes, and collaborate efficiently so you can achieve organizational goals. Integration allows SharePoint-based data to be easily accessed and used in business processes…

 

OnePager

OnePager – OnePager Pro for Microsoft Project

OnePager Pro for Microsoft Project is produced by OnePager. Product Summary: OnePager Pro is a Microsoft Project add-on that allows project managers to create highly customizable Gantt charts, baselines, and other commonly used charts and graphs. This tool has other features such as file sharing, collaboration among team members, and email integration. Capabilities: Embeds itself into the…

 

ProjectPro

ProjectPro – Forecast Scheduling App

The Forecast Scheduling App is produced by ProjectPro.   Product Summary: FSA is a tool used to audit your project schedule to provide feedback and help you improve it. Based on the textbook, Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010/2013.   Capabilities: Eighty different “checks” (50 of which are automated), which can be adjusted based on your project needs Each check shows a…

 

Projectum

Projectum – Resource Manager

Resource Manager is produced by Projectum. Product Summary: Aids users with resource management.   Capabilities: Simplifies the processes of requesting and allocating resources for people who resist using Microsoft Project Server Compatible with Microsoft Project Server 2010 and newer This product requires a site license that can be purchased through Projectum’s site   –    Buy or…

 

Project Widgets

Status Report Widget by Project Widgets

The Forecast Scheduling App is produced by ProjectPro.   Product Summary: Lets Microsoft Project users generate a status report in Microsoft Word with a single click. Capabilities: Automatically generates the report in Word, Issues from the project issue log…

 

Projility

Projility – Connect

Projility Connect is produced by Projility. Product Summary: This free app helps project managers and others using Microsoft Project 2013 to connect with their Office 365 or company SharePoint project site to view, edit and add risks, issues and documents. Available for download here. Capabilities: Allows for project managers and information workers to collaborate more efficiently When used in…

 

QuantumPM

QuantumPM – Earned Value Manager

Earned Value Manager is produced by QuantumPM. Product Summary: This program uses the project’s work breakdown structure (WBS) to lock in the controls needed for earned value management. Capabilities: Allows users to compare their progress with “work packages” to analyze tasks that have been completed Integrates with Microsoft Project and select financial systems to look at…

QuantumPM – QCheck-IT!

QCheck-IT! is produced by QuantumPM. Product Summary: This free Microsoft Project app helps project managers review the quality of the tasks in their Microsoft Project schedules.. Capabilities: Evaluates a task highlighted in the project schedule and provides: a) Task Audit, which evaluates each task against a list of audit conditions and provides a result; and b) Task…

 

Sensei

Sensei – Task Analyzer

Task Analyzer is produced by Sensei Project Solutions.   Product Summary: The Task Analyzer helps users evaluate each task for potential concerns. Capabilities: One platform that compiles many tools used for identifying and addressing concerns Instant feedback – issues are presented for selected task until they’re resolved Checks and exceptions can be adjusted…

 

Smartlogic

Smartlogic – Semaphore

Semaphore is produced by Smartlogic. Product Summary: Smartlogic’s Semaphore is an enterprise grade semantic platform that allows organizations to realize the business value of their information. Semaphore brings structure to the unstructured, scales to manage organizational volumes, is built upon semantic standards and leverages Linked Open Vocabularies…

 

TPG – The Project Group

TPG PSLink®

TPG PSLink® is produced by The Project Group. Product Summary: This middleware exchanges data between systems, such as Microsoft Project, Dynamics AX and SharePoint, SAP, JIRA and others. Capabilities: Simplifies multiple tasks with streamlined, end-to-end project management processes…

TPG ProjectLink

TPG ProjectLink is produced by The Project Group. Product Summary: This product for Microsoft Project improves transparency of links between tasks across projects. Capabilities: Transparency of links between tasks across projects. At-a-glance, multi-project overviews of the project portfolio’s current status…

TPG TeamManager

TPG TeamManager is produced by The Project Group. Product Summary: This SharePoint app is a tool for managers engaged in resource planning for multiple team members and departments. Capabilities: Project managers and team leaders can coordinate and agree on resource plans more smoothly…

TPG PortfolioPlanner

TPG PortfolioPlanner is produced by The Project Group. Product Summary: This product allows you to aggregate the resource and budget allocations for potential and ongoing projects on the project level. Capabilities: Manual optimization of resource utilization by simple drag and drop. Graphical simulation of current state of projects and immediate view of impact on the resources involved…

 

UMT360

UMT360 – UMT360 Financials

UMT360 Financials is produced by UMT360. Product Summary: UMT360 Financials provides many financial breakdowns in order to deliver enterprise project management functionality into the organization. Capabilities: Users can create or define workflows, budget and investment controls Allocation center provides various breakdowns for funding allocations, approvals, and metrics The software delivers enhanced reporting and analytics features Have experience using this software?…

 

Visibility.biz

Visibility.biz – Swimlane Timeline

Swimlane Timeline is produced by Visibility.biz.   Product Summary: Swimlane Timeline is an add-on for Microsoft Visio that converts your project data into file formats such as Word or PowerPoint that your whole team can view. Capabilities: Generates standardized reports at your discretion Real-time changes are reflected as you change your data Reports allow users…