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Project Server 2013

Project Server 2013

A flexible solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work.
  • Microsoft Project Server 2013 is a flexible on-premises solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work. Team members, project participants, and business decision makers can get started, prioritize project portfolio investments and deliver the intended business value from virtually anywhere. Requires SharePoint 2013, sold separately.

    Utilize a smarter PPM solution

    Get started quickly with a familiar experience that improves participation and helps teams get more done

    • Use the new visual tiles in Project Web App (PWA), your web app to access Project Server, to quickly begin or flex project portfolio management capabilities.
    • Choose between devices and browsers – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and more – to view, edit, submit, and collaborate on project, portfolio, and everyday work.
    Get started quickly
    Take action

    Take action and stay up to date in more places and on more devices than ever before.

    • See and act on your tasks (including business and personal) in one location.
    • Effectively plan and manage tasks in PWA with the help of new scheduling capabilities.
    • Keep your teams organized in one location – their project site – where they can view project summaries, documents, tasks, newsfeeds and calendars.

    Flexible project portfolio management

    Align vision and effort to prioritize initiatives, select optimal project portfolios, and deliver on your business strategy.

    • Effectively evaluate ideas or measure the strategic contribution of competing requests to determine alignments and streamline project initiation.
    • Easily create workflows in Visio and SharePoint Designer to standardize project progression or rejection and improve governance and control.
    • Quickly promote a SharePoint task list to an enterprise project in PWA.
    Align vision and effort
    Effectively manage resources

    Effectively manage resources to see what your teams are doing – even when they’re managing everyday work or ad hoc projects in SharePoint.

    • Better manage you’re your project pipeline and what your people are working on by capturing your team’s ideas in SharePoint task lists and measuring them in PWA.
    • Accurately measure resource utilization and better manage resource allocation that aligns with your strategy.
    • Seamlessly flow information from team member calendars in Exchange to Project Server 2013, simplifying project scheduling and task status updates while enhancing task-sharing capabilities.

    Take advantage of new ways to collaborate and act quickly

    Strengthen everyday collaboration with the social experiences of SharePoint, which facilitate discussions, information sharing, and your team’s ability to get work done.

    • Easily share and curate what teams are talking about and working on by following people, sites, tags, and documents with newsfeeds.
    • Utilize the search capabilities of SharePoint to execute everyday work and projects more effectively and find the right information.
    • Take advantage of powerful security features to share information and collaborate with trusted business partners on projects and everyday work.
    • Promote visibility with collaborative tools to seamlessly flow calendar, presence, and capacity information across your organization.
    Strengthen everyday collaboration
    Seamlessly communicate

    Seamlessly communicate with new ways to share conversations across time and space to improve overall teamwork.

    • Hover over an individual’s name in your project plan to see if a team member is available to talk or instant message (IM) with Lync.
    • Collaborate with your team quickly by dragging and dropping them into a Lync meeting for group conferencing, instant messaging, screen sharing, and shared workspaces.

    Increase agility and control

    Make data driven decisions by equipping team members and stakeholders with the information they need to stay informed and effective.

    • Optimize utilization and plan allocation for your organizations resource requirements through the resource center in PWA.
    • Use summary dashboards to help gain insights and make better decisions.
    • Quickly mine and aggregate data on many dimensions via self-service access with Excel Services.
    Make data driven decisions
    Simplify IT

    Simplify IT with an integrated admin experience with SharePoint.

    • Utilize Active Directory (AD) synchronization in PWA to choose which AD group contains the teams that you want to assign to projects.
    • Easily give your teams and trusted business partners the right level of access through a new SharePoint integrated security model in PWA.
    • Utilize industry standards such as ODATA (open data protocol) for data mining and business intelligence.

    Quickly innovate with a flexible PPM platform.

    • Utilize apps from the new SharePoint Store to meet unique business needs.
    • Quickly develop and deliver apps that help you shave time off discrete processes or connect to proprietary software systems.
    • Take advantage of integrated experiences across Project Server, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync and Office to help you quickly act and respond to opportunities.
    • Bring together different disciplines such as ALM, NPD, and IPM through a connected and scalable PPM platform.
    Quickly innovate
    Getting Started Project enables your organization to quickly start projects, prioritize project portfolio investments, and deliver results with the intended business value.
    Anywhere Access Be productive from virtually any device from nearly anywhere.
    Work Management Easily manage and collaborate on work as a team without the structure of a project, but have visibility into the work for planning and reporting purposes.
    Demand management Gain visibility into projects, operational activities and everyday work. Streamline project initiation and progression by applying appropriate governance and control.
    Portfolio Analytics & Selection Effectively identify, select, and deliver project portfolios that best align with your organization’s business strategy and maximize ROI.
    Resource Management Deliver results with your workforce today and plan for the future to manage surplus and deficits across a planning horizon.
    Schedule Management Deliver the project on time with a map for execution and delivery framework to tracking progress and managing change.
    Financial Management Adopt financial management processes and effectively track cost performance to ensure delivery within budget and that the portfolio realizes the forecasted benefits.
    Time and Task Management Utilize a centralized and common approach to time reporting and task management.
    Collaboration Strengthen team collaboration and improve project success with enterprise social capabilities, easy communication with instant messaging, team sites and other easy-to-use collaboration capabilities.
    Issue and Risk Management Prevent, identify, and mitigate potential business or project-related risks and issues.
    Reporting and Business Intelligence Collect, categorize, understand, and make decisions about project data. Utilize business intelligence (BI) to provide visibility and decision support to proactively manage projects, programs and portfolios.
    Program Management Deliver the forecasted benefits of the overall program and across underlying in-flight projects with the additional benefit of establishing and utilizing techniques that provide a program initiation and selection framework.
    Governance Easily create workflows in Visio and SharePoint Designer without coding to standardize project progression or rejection and improve governance and control.
    Extensibility Install Apps from the SharePoint Store to meet your business needs, easily write custom Apps and integrate with line of business systems.
    Active Directory integration Manage user credentials and permissions.
    Administration Easy to use and control. You can add and remove users in minutes. Use PowerShell for creating custom scripts and automating processes.
    Support Plans for 24/7 phone support for advanced IT issues. Microsoft community support provides online answers, how-to resources, and connections with other Project customers.
    Project and Portfolio Management Partner Ecosystem Microsoft PPM solution is backed by hundreds of Microsoft Partners who earned the PPM Competency, undergone relevant exams and conducted numerous deployments in over 80 countries world-wide. When help is needed with assessment, envisioning, deployment or training and you are ready to engage with Professional Services organizations—reach out to a PPM partner in your region.
  • Related Products

    For projects managed within Project Online or Project Server, Project Lite enables project team members to submit timesheets, manage tasks, issues and risks, and collaborate effectively.

    Find out more

    Read Project Server 2013 success stories of enterprise customers using our latest PPM solutions in the cloud to deliver business value
    Watch a brief video on how to Install Project Server 2013 on a SharePoint server Farm
    Help your teams organize and prioritize by connecting SharePoint task lists to Project Web App
    IT Pros: Learn about the latest advances in safeguarding your projects with our Security in Project Server 2013 video
    Connect with the latest information from the Project Team at our Project Blog
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