Powerful and Modern Project Planning in the Microsoft Environment – at a Reasonable Price

Nowadays, schedules are created and edited in many areas of a company. Well-known and proven tools such as Microsoft Project Professional provide a large range of functions for this purpose. Yet, many (sub-)project managers are simply looking for a simple web-based tool for project planning enabling them to create project plans quickly and intuitively. With TPG Scheduler, such a tool is now available!

This tool for project planning was developed with the following goals in mind:

  • Fast availability
  • Ease of use
  • Flexible data storage
  • Uncomplicated licensing

Via an attractive and modern user interface, TPG Scheduler provides all essential tool functions for project planning. These include:

  • Gantt Chart with summary tasks, tasks and milestones
  • Time zoom function from the complete plan through to the “view in seconds”
  • Display of links in (summary) tasks and milestones
  • Structuring via indents below summary tasks
  • Display of the critical path

YOUR BENEFITS:

What you will get out of this modern tool for project planning

  • High user acceptance due to easy handling
  • Clear scheduling in a modern user interface
  • Supports a standardized way of project planning
  • Quick availability because it is a flexible out-of-the-box cloud solution
  • Affordable licensing model
  • Option to integrate with SharePoint data
  • Possibility to combine with real enterprise-wide solutions such as TPG ProjectPowerPack

Views of the Tool for Project Planning

Users can edit tasks both directly in the table (on the left) and via a customizable form for the task. The images below provide an insight.

Option: Upgrade to an Enterprise Solution

The TPG Scheduler is easy to combine with enterprise-wide solutions for project and portfolio management. Our recommendation for this purpose would be the TPG ProjectPowerPack based on Microsoft technology. This enterprise solution is based on Power Apps, Power Automate and CDS. The solution seamlessly integrates the TPG Scheduler and thereby enhances project planning with the following enterprise functions:

  • Project requests with approval workflow
  • Portfolio overview with additional project attributes and traffic lights
  • Portfolio and program structures for structuring the portfolio
  • Project master data and project life cycle
  • Budget and cost planning at project level
  • Document management in SharePoint
  • Risks, open issues, change requests and measures
  • Project goals and benefits for the Project Charter
  • Snapshot function and project status report
  • Extensive report pack with more than 40 reports

More detail on TPG ProjectPowerPack

Technical Notes on TPG Scheduler

The data from TPG Scheduler is saved to either SharePoint Task Lists or the Microsoft Power Platform in Dataverse (formerly CDS). This makes it possible to add any required custom fields that can be included in the table part of TPG Scheduler.

The separate individual data storage enables read and write access for integration with for example:

  • Microsoft Project Server
  • Project Online
  • Power Automate
  • ERP or CRM systems via TPG PSLink