Microsoft EPM is a enterprise project management solution and we often get the question: How do you differentiate from it? Here is the answer.
The following summary table will help you quickly grasp the differences and commonalities between Beeye and Microsoft EPM.
|Goal||Planning complex projets at a high level of detail.||Get high-level visibility on all projects and activities.|
Managing several large projects (e.g. building a bridge).
Planning all activities and assigning employees to the right activities.
Managing many projects and activities in parallel.
|Strengths||Precision and level of detail to manage a project.||
Complete view over all the information.
Ease of use.
Complex tool which can generate lot of mistakes.
Requires full-time expert project managers to keep plans on track.
|Not designed to manage complex projects in detail (integrations availables).|
|Ease of use||Complex software that requires significant training.||Easy to use software, users are ready to go after a few minutes.|
|Used by||Project managers and project portfolio managers.||Everybody — Managers, project portfolio managers, project managers, employees.|
|Integration||Both tools are complementary to help users get a complete view over all of their activities and the employees assigned to them while keeping control over larger project with all the required details.|
Are You Already Using Microsoft EPM ?
Take a moment to look at the questions below to make sure Microsoft EPM really answers all your needs.
To summarize, Microsoft EPM is a project management solution that will allow you to plan and manage your large projects in detail.
Beeye comes into play so you can get a view of all activities and allows functional managers to plan efforts and manager their teams. It also enables collaborative planning — an approach where employees can estimate and plan their time themselves.
That's why Beeye is a tool that's suited for both managers, project managers and employees. It is a standalone solution which can also integrate with other tools that answer to particular needs, such as Microsoft EPM.