Office 365—project and portfolio management (PPM) for the mobile-first, cloud-first world

Four months ago, we announced the acquisition of Wunderlist, the highly acclaimed to-do list app. Last week, we announced the preview of Office 365 Planner for lightweight project management, and today, we are thrilled to announce that we are acquiring several apps and add-ins for Project Online from our partners—Sensei Project Solutions, Inc. and Projectum ApS. Between Wunderlist, Office 365 Planner and Project Online, you now have tailored, cloud-based solutions to help you manage everything from simple tasks to the most advanced projects, programs and portfolios, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Our partners have been innovating for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and have created multiple solutions on top of Office 365. Like many of our other project and portfolio management (PPM) partners, Sensei Project Solutions, Inc. and Projectum ApS have fully embraced the Office and SharePoint add-in model and have built cloud solutions that helped them win the Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Partner of the Year awards for years 2014 and 2015 respectively. We are so excited to see the innovations coming from our partner community and are thrilled to bring some of these solutions directly into the Project Online service.

Taking Project Online mobile for the first time are the following app acquisitions:

  • The Sensei Task Master™ app with versions for the iPhone, Android and Windows Phone platforms. You can use it to enter timesheets and update tasks statuses on the go.
  • The Sensei Project Dashboard™ app for iPad. As a project manager, it helps you stay updated on all your projects.
  • The Sensei Portfolio Dashboard app for both iPad and Project Online. These provide multiple PPM reports based on industry best practices, giving you visibility and insight into your portfolio of projects and resources.

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We have also acquired the Project Financials add-in and Project Snapshot add-in from Projectum ApS.  The Project Financials add-in allows you to work with time-phased cost data and can be used to manage project costs, benefits and forecasts. The Project Snapshot add-in allows project managers to create snapshots of all project level information such as budget, actual cost, KPIs, and more.

screenshotWe look forward to bringing these capabilities to our customers with Project Online.

—Brett Brewer, general manager of the Project engineering team

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Sensei Project Solutions, Inc., winner of the “2014 Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Partner of the Year,” specializes in PPM deployments with Microsoft Project Online, Microsoft Project Server and Microsoft Project.

Projectum ApS, winner of the “2015 Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Partner of the Year,” specializes in PPM deployments with Microsoft Project Online, Microsoft Project Server and Microsoft Project.