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

Project Online Essentials is now called Project Plan 1. It is no longer a standalone license and is intended for project team members, as they often only use a few functions in the project management software.

Limited Functions of Project Online Essentials

Project Plan 1 includes Project Online Essentials functions in addition to Project for the Web. The following functions described in more detail below are available to users with a Project Online Essentials license:

  • Work on tasks
  • Report problems and risks
  • Timesheet entries / time reporting
  • Collaboration with other people working on the project

License Fees of Project Online Essentials – Save up to 80%

The license cost for Project Plan 1, which includes the functions for Project Online Essentials, is just EUR 8.40, USD 10.00 (in the US) or GBP 7.50 (in the UK) per user and per month (status 2022/10, Irish source, US source, UK source).

Compared to license costs (with an annual subscription) for

  • Project Plan 3 (formerly Project Online Professional) = USD 30 (US) / GBP 22,60 (UK) per user per month
  • Project Plan 5 (formerly Project Online Premium) = USD 55 (US) / GBP 41.50 (UK) per user per month

this is a saving of around 80%.

Please note: Project Online Essentials is not a standalone solution. Your company will need to have Project Plan 3, Project Plan 5 or Microsoft Project Server, before you can leverage Project Online Essentials.

Work in the Cloud and on Your Own Project Server

Team members with a Project Online Essentials license can carry out all the activities mentioned above on a Microsoft Project Server (Subscription Edition, 2019, 2016 or 2013) system on-premises as well as online.

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


Foster Communication and Collaboration in Your Projects

When working on projects, communication is a key success factor. Just like Project Plan 3 / Plan 5, Project Online Essentials supports the integration of MS Teams to give you a comprehensive communication solution you can use from within your project plan.

Please note: MS Teams 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.

What a Project Online Essentials License Offers to Team Members

Timesheets  Enables team members to view timesheets, enter hours, add or remove tasks from timesheets and turn in timesheets.
Manage tasks 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
 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 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 anywhere              With Project Online Essentials, team members can be productive from virtually any device from almost anywhere.
Getting started Enables team members to ramp up quickly, collaborate with one another and manage their tasks effectively.