Compare Milestones Professional and Milestones Simplicity

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Milestones Professional 2015

Milestones Professional ($299 / $329)

  • For those who need to manage projects of all sizes and create presentation project reports.  Has all the features of other Milestones software.
  • Produce presentation reports from your Microsoft Office Project schedules and keep them up-to-date.
  • Easy schedule creation with an easy click-drag-and-drop interface.
  • Beautiful schedules, ideal for presentation.
  • Combines powerful project scheduling and tracking capabilities with ease-of-use.
  • Easy schedule sharing with a Free Viewer and built-in “Save as PDF”.
  • Easy integration with Word and PowerPoint.
  • Choose from a variety of presentation-ready formats including Earned Value, Resource, Summary, Milestone and Gantt.
  • Customize the results to meet your reporting needs.
  • Manage large projects and coordinate team projects.
  • Format your schedule to meet any reporting needs.
  • Calculate and present Earned Value.  Enter BAC and Actual Cost and other EV fields are automatically calculated.  Three calculation methods available.
  • Robust Internet Publishing, including “drill-down” for easy management access to project details.
  • Automation interface makes it possible to programmatically combine data from many sources into presentation schedules on-the-fly.
  • Milestones Professional contains all of the features of Milestones Simplicity.  It is recommended for professionals whose primary job function is project management or project scheduling.
Milestones Simplicity

Milestones Simplicity  ($99)

  • Best for those who need an easy tool for quick preparation of basic project charts.
  • Easy schedule creation with an easy click-drag-and-drop interface.
  • Beautiful schedules, ideal for presentation.
  • Easy schedule sharing with a Free Viewer and built-in “Save as PDF”.
  • Easy integration with Word and PowerPoint.
  • Same easy Milestones interface.
  • All the basics!

Detailed Comparison:

Basic Features (Milestones Professional)

  • Easy click-and-drag scheduling

  • Extensive Symbology

  • Great looking schedules

  • Clone Current Schedule

  • Templates

  • Lots of formatting options

  • Find and replace in files

Basic Features (Milestones Simplicity)

  • Easy click-and-drag scheduling

  • Extensive Symbology

  • Great looking schedules

  • Clone Current Schedule

  • Templates

  • Lots of formatting options

Presentation Features (Milestones Professional)

  • Presentation-Quality Schedules

  • Gradient fills

  • Position Symbols and Bars at 11 levels

  • Frame shadows

  • Shade tasks by outline level

  • Attach extensive notes to any symbol

  • Custom date headings

  • Design your own symbols

  • International currency, date and number formatting

  • Presentation "slide-show" mode

  • Logarithmic Date Headings

  • "Curtains" to shade date ranges

  • Full screen mode

  • Color Themes

  • Two colors in a horizontal connector

  • Shading based on outline level

Presentation Features (Milestones Simplicity)

  • Presentation-Quality Schedules

  • Gradient fills

  • Position Symbols and Bars at 11 levels

  • Frame shadows

  • Shade tasks by outline level

  • Attach extensive notes to any symbol

  • Custom date headings

  • Design your own symbols

  • International currency, date and number formatting

Work with other products (Milestones Professional)

  • Paste schedules into other documents

  • Copy all pages to PowerPoint

  • Import/Export Microsoft Project

  • Import Primavaera via XML

  • Link a symbol to a document or web page

  • Work with Excel

  • Import/Export to MS Outlook

  • Programming interface

Work with other products (Milestones Simplicity)

  • Paste schedules into other documents

  • Copy all pages to PowerPoint

Tracking Numbers with the schedule (Milestones Professional)

  • DataGraphs

  • Column Calculations

  • Stoplights/Indicators

  • A way to report earned value

  • Earned Value Calulations

Tracking Numbers with the schedule (Milestones Simplicity)

Working with large projects (Milestones Professional)

  • Task Outlining

  • Find and Replace text

  • A robust filter capability

  • A continuous scrolling view

  • The ability to collapse and expand tasks

  • Summary bars

  • Symbol Links

  • An easy way to sort your schedule

  • An easy master schedule capability

Working with large projects (Milestones Simplicity)

  • Task Outlining

  • Find and Replace text

  • A robust filter capability

Distribute and Share your Schedules (Milestones Professional)

  • Save as PDF

  • Copy all pages to PowerPoint

  • Free Viewer

  • Publish a single schedule

  • Publish a set of schedules

Distribute and Share your Schedules (Milestones Simplicity)

  • Save as PDF

  • Copy all pages to PowerPoint

  • Free Viewer

  • Publish a single schedule

Scheduling (Milestones Professional)

  • Easy click-and-drag scheduling

  • Status Line

  • Symbols and Horizontal Bars Fill to Status

  • Shift the schedule ahead or behind by a number of days

  • Recurring Tasks

  • Dependency Mode

  • Vertical Links

  • Baseline Scheduling

  • Summary Bars

  • % Complete

  • Reminder Constraints

  • Email Automatically Based on A Constraint

Scheduling (Milestones Simplicity)

  • Easy click-and-drag scheduling

  • Status Line

  • Symbols and Horizontal Bars Fill to Status

  • Shift the schedule ahead or behind by a number of days

  • Recurring Tasks

  • Dependency Mode

  • Vertical Links

SmartColumns (Milestones Professional)

  • Start and End Date

  • Task Number

  • Outline Level

  • Calculation / Indicator

  • Stoplight

  • Symbol Text

  • Resource Allocation Percent

  • Duration

  • % Complete

  • WBS Number

  • Status date

  • Time ahead/behind

  • Baseline start, end, duration

  • Symbol count

  • Calculation/Indicator

  • Microsoft Project

  • Date from Symbol Automation Tag

  • Value Set

  • Values

SmartColumns (Milestones Simplicity)

  • Start and End Date

  • Task Number

  • Outline Level

Earned Value (Milestones Professional)

  • Built-in earned value reports.

  • Built-in earned value calculations

Earned Value (Milestones Simplicity)

See some Example Schedules

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