MS Planner is a basic project management tool. When compared to Teamwork, it is missing most of the key functionality that project managers need to run projects efficiently. With only tasks and boards as the core features of MS Planner, flexibility is limited from the outset.
In comparison, Teamwork includes all the features of MS Planner and a whole lot more. From more basic features like task tags, logging time, file uploads, and notebooks to the more complex dashboards and advanced filtering – Teamwork provides more power and flexibility to achieve your goals in one central place.
Everything you need to consider when comparing Teamwork and MS Planner.
MS Planner only offers a top-level overview of your projects so you can’t dig deep into how a project is progressing. This lack of detail can put your projects at risk as you won’t have the means to catch serious issues early on. Teamwork offers full visibility from the dashboard so you can be kept up to speed on all aspects of a project at a glance.
With MS Planner there is no way of adding external companies or clients to your workspace which makes it difficult to share vital project information with key stakeholders. Teamwork allows you to add clients as collaborators on specific projects at no cost. This means clients can quickly and easily interact with projects and see how it is progressing.
There is no central place to store files in MS Planner which can lead to a messy and disjointed workflow. Teamwork has a dedicated area for you to store important files and documents for quick and easy access. Teamwork also has a dedicated notebooks area for you to add project notes – keeping you and your team in the loop from one place.
Time tracking is integral to the success of a project. You can’t track time in MS Planner without the use of an external, third-party tool. When you’re working with Teamwork, you can quickly log time against tasks using the Teamwork Timer app to help you deliver work on schedule.
Find out how Teamwork customers enjoy a 437% ROI when using Teamwork to manage their work according to The Total Economic Impact™ of Teamwork study conducted by Forrester Consulting.
Martha Batruny, IT Manager, Perficient
I would say Teamwork is the easiest way of setting up new tasks as well as projects. It also helps me in managing my whole team and monitoring various activities. It enables the users to work happily and comfortably on different projects. Moreover, it helps us in creating schedule and set up other priorities too.
Overall Teamwork is entirely a very useful product which is equally helpful for both small as well as medium companies. So it is highly recommended to others.
Teamwork is a rounded system that offers you more.
See the metrics that matter for your project.
Deliver projects for teams of all sizes with Teamwork.
Organize your work how you want, every step of the way.
Essential features like invoicing and reports are missing.
Execute on multiple large projects at scale
Teamwork offers more than spreadsheet functionality