Project Online Essentials – the low-cost License

For Team Members – Save up to 90% on License Fees

Project Online Essentials (formerly known as Project Lite) is an add-on for team members. It targets customers that have Project Online Professional, Project Online Premium or Project Server 2016/2013.

This attractively priced license is ideal for project team members who often only use a few functions in the project management software.

This is Why Project Online Essentials is Limited to these Functions:

  • Work on tasks
  • Report problems and risks
  • Timesheet entries / time reporting
  • Collaboration with other people working on the project
Image: Project Online Essentials timesheets for time reporting (click image to enlarge)
Microsoft Project Online Essentials license

Project Online Essentials: Save up to 90% on License Fees

A user with a Project Online Essentials license can benefit from all the above functions and those described below in more detail. The license costs just $7.00 (in the US) or £4.40 (in the UK) per user and per month.

Compared to license costs (with an annual subscription) for

  • Project Online Professional = $30 (US) / £18,70 (UK) per user per month
  • Project Online Premium = $55 (US) / £34,30 (UK) per user per month

this is a saving of 80% to 90% (status 2016/09, US source, UK source).

Please note: Project Online Essentials is not a standalone solution. Your company will need to be Project Online Professional/Premium or Microsoft Project Server 2016/2013 users before you can buy Project Online Essentials licenses.

Work in the Cloud and on Your Own Project Server 2016/2013

Team members with a Project Online Essentials license can carry out all the activities mentioned above on a Microsoft Project Server 2016/2013 system hosted within your company (on-premise) as well as online.

If some employees will only be involved in the project for a short time, Project Online Essentials is an interesting and cost-effective license model.

Foster Communication and Collaboration in Your Projects

When you are working on projects, communication is a key success factor. Just like Project Online Professional/Premium, Project Online Essentials supports the integration of Skype for Business to give you a comprehensive communication solution you can use from within your project plan.

Please note: Skype for business is a useful solution for instant messaging, video, IP telephony and online meetings. It has to be purchased separately, since it is not included in the Project Online service.

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What a Project Online Essentials License Offers Team Members

Timesheets Project Online Essentials enables team members to view timesheets, enter hours, add or remove tasks from timesheets and turn in timesheets.
Manage TasksWith Online Essentials, team members can report the progress of tasks, add new tasks, assign themselves to existing tasks and assign their tasks to someone else on the team.
Add Issues and Risks Project Online Essentials allows team members to add information about project issues and risks. It enables them to link issues and risks to specific tasks on the plan.
Collaboration Project Online Essentials delivers a perfect collaborative environment for team members. They can store and work on project documents, view other projects across the organization, view updates that have been submitted for approval etc.
Access anywhereWith Project Online Essentials, team members can be productive from virtually any device from almost anywhere.
Getting started Project Online Essentials enables team members to ramp up quickly, collaborate with one another and manage their tasks effectively.

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