How Deskera compares to Microsoft Project | Project Planning

We know how Deskera lets you work seamlessly on Microsoft Project on the web. But that’s not all, Deskera offers much more than just Microsoft Project for web.

In this series of posts, we’ll take on Microsoft Project by doing an in-depth head-to-head comparison around what we believe are the primary four decisive factors while looking for a Project Management Software.

  • Project Planning
  • Collaboration
  • Resource Management
  • Deployment and Pricing


One of the features we love in Microsoft Project is the ability to quickly create tasks, set dates and define dependencies. This can be attributed to chiefly:

  • A spreadsheet style data entry interface
  • An interactive Gantt chart where you can drag and drop tasks and links

Microsoft Project:

Plan Creation in MS Project

So we went ahead and did exactly the same in Deskera. For existing Microsoft Project users, switching has never been easier. And for the others, this is one of the fastest ways to create plans anyway.


Plan Creation in Deskera

And as Joel Spolsky says: “Good UI designers use consistency intelligently, and, though it may not show off their creativity as well, in the long run it make users happier.”

We’re sure you would agree.

Check out our latest video on Deskera PM and Gantt Charts on our post – “Feature–rich interactive Gantt Charts in Deskera PM for efficient Project Planning“.

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Deskera is a market leader in smart cloud-based business management solution, trusted by 80,000 users worldwide. With its big data backbone, Deskera offers a much required industry tool that is designed to fulfil the business requirements of a wide range of industries which include manufacturing, trading, distribution, engineering, building and construction. It offers cloud-based software such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Human Resource Management System (HRMS), Project Management (PM) and Learning Management System (LMS). Deskera is recognized by industry experts including Frost & Sullivan, Deloitte, CIO Advisor, and Red Herring for its comprehensive and integrated business software. Head quartered in Singapore, Deskera has multiple offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, India and United States. Deskera products are fully compliant, fully integrated and quick to deploy which makes us the preferred vendor to organizations of all sizes. Our clientele includes names such as Starbucks, Google, Great Eastern, Baker Tilly, Diamond Aviation, Grant Thorton, Sports Fashion and Sushi Tei among many organizations that we cater to.