Micro Planning International

Micro Planner X-Pert

4.5 / 5 4 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Basically ALL Industries that require their projects to be managed via Resource Scheduling, Cost Controls utislising a fully integrated EVPM methodology.


Average Ratings

4 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $999.00/one-time
  • Pricing Details
    Monthly subscription fee of $100/mo for one user, or $110mo for 2 users.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Micro Planning International
  • www.microplanning.com
  • Founded 1978

About Micro Planner X-Pert

Consolidates and reports on the progress and cost performance of projects, and manages the allocation of resources.


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Micro Planner X-Pert Features

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Budget Management
  • Client Portal
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies

Micro Planner X-Pert Reviews


Assessment Based on Previous Hands On Experience

Nov 30, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I have used MicroPlanner for many years during my employment with Boeing Australia Pty.Ltd. During this time I found X-Pert to be a user friendly package with powerful reporting mechanisms for various areas of the Project, including, but not limited to, Resources, EVM Management, and real life progress.

Cons: Limitations with re-Baselining an established Schedule with regards to Rolling Wave Planning functions, CCPs etc.

Overall: I would recommend system enhancement of the above to allow for updating an "existing baseline" based on a "Filtered View" of selected activities and not the entire Schedule.

X-Pert keeps on improving

Oct 05, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: X-Pert is one of the few tools that actually focus on the CPM network diagram as the primary way of understanding the critical path logic in a schedule this is nearly impossible from a Bar Chart.

High quality reports and excellent resource scheduling back up the tools capabilities.

Cons: Limited capability as an enterprise tool and limited data integration with other systems.

Overall: Ideal tool for scheduling major projects, stand alone. Also really useful for preparing documentation to support court analysis of the critical path and associated delay and disruption claims.

XPert Is Fantastic

Oct 06, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: It actually calculates the critical path correctly which is more than I could say for any other product out there.

In terms of resource planning, many products fail to do a proper resource analysis. Many planners revert to manually leveling resrouce laden schedules and it is a time consuming process. XPert does it beautifully all the time every time.

Cons: User interface needs a little work in it but I would love to see the next version.

Overall: Fantastic product. It's been there and done that. Done that correctly might I add.

Micro Planner Review

Oct 25, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Sound, no tricks software that does not need to be manipulated to give you a true reflection of the status of your project

Cons: Manuals are technical and sometimes hard to follow. A web based video tuturial would be great. The software would benefit from having an upgrade to make it a little more colourful

Overall: A good software package that provides accurate results.