Why Teamwork Projects is a better alternative to MS Planner

Why choose Teamwork Projects over MS Planner?

Teamwork Projects gives your team the flexibility to work their own way.

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MS Projects is a basic project management tool. When compared to Teamwork Projects, 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 Projects 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 Projects provides more power and flexibility to achieve your goals in one central place.

We don’t lose track of anything because it is all on teamwork. We can set reminders for things that arent immediately actionable and easily break down larger projects into bitesized pieces so that we can hit targets on time and with high quality.

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Better reporting with Teamwork Projects

More project visibility

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 Projects offers full visibility from the dashboard so you can be kept up to speed on all aspects of a project at a glance.

Greater communication features with Teamwork Projects

Better client

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 Projects 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.

Centralized files area with Teamwork Projects compared to MS Planner

files area

There is no central place to store files in MS Planner which can lead to a messy and disjointed workflow. Teamwork Projects had a dedicated area for you to store important files and documents for quick and easy access. Teamwork Projects also has a dedicated notebooks area for you to add project notes – keeping you and your team in the loop from one place.

Better privacy settings within Teamwork Projects versus Monday.com

time tracking

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 Projects, you can quickly log time against tasks using the Teamwork Timer app to help you deliver work on schedule.


Ella’s Kitchen wins APM Project Management Award with the help of Teamwork Projects

Teamwork Projects revolutionized how Ella’s Kitchen plan and manage their projects. It now gives everyone ownership over their tasks, infinitely improved communications and team collaboration with 97% of staff claiming they have better visibility across all projects

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My favorite project management tool

Christopher J, Digital Demand Generation Manager

Teamwork Projects had a number of amazing features that took it above and beyond other tools like this. The way projects were setup was incredible. You initially setup the project, then the milestones and then tasks against each milestone. Each task can be broken up into sub-tasks which will automatically create a dependency for the parent tasks. The collaboration is another feature that is top notch.

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I used this for over 2 years and loved how easy it made it to manage projects at work. It was easy, at a glance, to see exactly what I needed to do for that day and what I had coming up. Overall, it was a wonderful experience

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