I’ve had success using MSProject to identify tasks, durations and costs and have used that information to create estimates without too much issue. Yes Excel is easier but using Project allows me to estimate costs and identify tasks, milestones and estimated completion. all important concerns when proposing a new project. Where I’ve had issues with Project is taking those estimates and tracking real costs. Project will calc earned value based on completion but I keep getting stuck taking the estimated / baseline cost and then adding orders, payments, etc., something easily done in Project. I’d be very interested in working with others to find a solution.