Project Online is Microsoft’s cloud-based enterprise tool for project and portfolio management (PPM). It is part of Office 365, the cloud based Microsoft Office solutioncan, and can be used only in the browser. For the Project Online Professional Client, there is also a so-called click-to-run version available, which can be installed locally on your computer.
Project Online Professional is the cloud version of Microsoft Project Professional. It can be used as a standalone tool but also in connection with Project Server on-premises or Project Online. There is no classic installation. Instead, it is obtained and updated from the Microsoft Cloud. This is important, as new functions are made available in Project Online on a regular basis. Those functions can only be used with the online version of the software.
As a component of Office 365, Project Online is a service provided by Microsoft in the cloud. Its functional scope already offers more possibilities than the on premises version Microsoft Project Server 2019. In addition, Project Online is continuously extended with new functions.
You can subscribe to Project Online as required. You will not need your own server infrastructure at your company. The users connect their desktop application directly to the service running in the cloud. Or they access the Project Web App directly from their browser.
The browser-based Microsoft Project Web App is available both in Microsoft Project Server and in Project Online. With all established browsers, its users have role-specific access to central data, resources and functions. It allows project managers to plan projects. However, the desktop version offers a notably higher range of functions.
Read about the advantages of using Project Online in more detail (compared to working with Project Online Professional Client alone).
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Andrea Krause, Project Manager and Administrator, Linde AG
Microsoft is driving its cloud business forward intensively. Therefore, changes in Project Online are available much earlier than in the latest on-premises version of Project Server. After Project Server 2019, there will probably be no further on-premises version. Ultimately, there will be only cloud solutions.
You can find out what additional functionalities Microsoft is planning in the future in the article on the Project Online Roadmap.
|Office 365 Service||Target Audience||License Fees|
|Project Online Essentials |
(only with Project Plan 3 / Plan 5)
|For team members, project participants, business decision-makers||USD 7.00 / GBP 4.40 / EUR 5.90 per month per user (Microsoft Source)|
|Project Online Plan 3|
(formerly Project Online Professional)
|For project managers, program managers|
USD 30.00 / GBP 18.70 / EUR 25.30 per month per user (Microsoft Source)
Tip: 30-day trial version free of charge available online here
|Project Online Plan 5 |
(formerly Project Online Premium)
|For project managers, resource managers, PMO, business decision-makers|
USD 55.00 / GBP 34.30 / EUR 46.40 per month per user (Microsoft Source)
Tip: Request your Project Online trial system provided by TPG
“TPG implemented the Microsoft project management solution for Liebherr Components very systemically and efficiently. Now that we are using the solution, we are also very pleased with the quick response times when we have questions. We were impressed with the consulting team’s expertise and have already highly recommended TPG to other companies.”
Christian Nawrath, PMO Leader, Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH
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