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

  • Budget Management
  • Issue Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking

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.

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.

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.

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.