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SystemsMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonSharePoint  Xexclude from comparisonViewpath  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionProject planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.SharePoint is a web application framework and collaboration platform.Viewpath is a web-based project management tool.
CategoryProject PlanningProject CollaborationProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 2,311.53
Rank #2
Score 3,652.87
Rank #1
Score 1.52
Rank #195
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoftViewpath
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectproducts.office.com/­en-us/­sharepointviewpath.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sharepoint/­devsupport.viewpath.com
Social network pages
Facebook268,693likes
LinkedIn15,932followers
Twitter32,906followers
Facebook97,553likes
LinkedIn60,661followers
Twitter207,360followers
Facebook241likes
LinkedIn165followers
Twitter220followers
Initial release198420012002
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoSharePoint Online
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesinfoProject Onlineyesyes
Programming languageC#
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existAndroidinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
iOSinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
no
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesyesinfoseveral sets of APIs, including object models and REST web service.no
Multi-useryesinfoProject Onlineyesyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
Active Directory
Password
Google sign-on
Yahoo sign-on
NotificationsEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
Mobile push
RSS feeds
Email
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyes
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startyesyes
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-onno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyesno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnoyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnono
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesinfoSharePoint pages
Discussion forumyes
Online chatyes
Audio conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Video conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Screen sharingyes
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingyes
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft ProjectSharePointViewpath
Specific characteristics

PROJECT SCHEDULING

Organizations of all sizes are under intense pressure to improve the speed, accuracy, and agility of their project management and capacity planning processes, while also balancing the related risks and costs of these endeavors.

Viewpath is a feature rich solution, offering a powerful yet easy to use project and resource management toolset that is simple to deploy, instantly scalable, and has “anytime-anywhere” availability.

CORE FEATURES

  • Portfolio Management

  • Interactive Dashboards

  • Sensitivity Analyses

  • Baseline Variance Management

  • Cost Tracking

  • Control Access/Visibility

 

CAPACITY PLANNING

Supporting both top-down and bottom-up resource staffing processes, Viewpath makes it easy for project and resource managers to communicate requirements and decisions throughout a project’s lifecycle, giving you greater visibility into resource demand and capacity planning.

By providing a graphical analysis of resource and role utilization, Viewpath helps project teams maximize resources in a dynamic environment. This allows managers to see where resources are being used across all programs and projects, as well as their forecasted future use. Viewpath’s centralized system shows resource conflicts to project and resource managers, eliminating unexpected delays or unforeseen resource limitations.

CORE FEATURES

  • Predictive Resource Allocation

  • Visually Interactive Resource Charts

  • Individual and Team Views

  • Cross-Project Allocation

  • Weighted Planning

 

TEMPLATES

Regardless of the size of your organization, standardization across projects is a critical. Viewpath makes it possible to automate the creation of new projects using customizable templates. Once the core of each project is built, you can customize the project with its specific needs, enabling your team to quickly and consistently create new projects.  Increase productivity and execute faster across distributed teams.

CORE FEATURES

  • Unlimited Templates

  • Project Standardization

  • Simplify Project Creation

  • Consistency in Project Data

Increase productivity and execute faster across distributed teams.

CORE FEATURESUnlimited Templates
Project Standardization
Simplify Project Creation
Consistency in Project Data

Competitive advantages

Intuitive and user friendly

Easily import from Microsoft Project

Easily import from Excel

Powerful integrations / API's with other major solutions

 

 

INTEGRATIONS

Getting work done can involve multiple tools. To accommodate this, Viewpath integrates with popular business systems and cloud applications to enable secure collaboration and data sharing across enterprise business processes.

Whether it’s accessing field service work orders, or integrating with CRM solutions, Viewpath allows you to supercharge your organizational productivity with partner-built solutions

Share knowledge across the organization to more quickly resolve issues and capture project information across the different platforms your different teams need to use.

Salesforce

  • Embed Viewpath project data to Accounts,

  • Opportunities and Custom Objects

  • Create and update projects without leaving Salesforce

  • Viewpath is a stand-alone app, which means

  • your customers and third party vendors can

  • collaborate independent of Salesforce

 

 

Google Suite (G-Suite)

  • Import Google Contacts

  • Export projects to Google Calendar

  • Interface translated to 15 languages

 

 

GE ServiceMax

Integration with ServiceMax Work Orders

Seamless Visibility

Typical application scenarios

Viewpath's clients typically have the following scenarios

Managing projects and portfolios of projects

The need for first time project management organization

Resource planning and demand planning - make sure your team is fully utilized but not overutilized

PMO's managing many projects in an organization across many departments

 

 

Key customers

Airbus

GE Healthcare

Logitech

Abbot Labs

Fender Guitars

 

Licensing and pricing models

Multiple license types available to best suit your needs.  

 

Pricing ranges from $4.00 per user / month to $33.00 per user / month.

 

Detailed pricing information can be found here Viewpath Pricing

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