"The premiere organising and tracking tool for business"
Microsoft Project Professional 2002 is ideal for managers and other professionals to track and mark the progress of work being carried out across several fronts at the same time. Project at it's very essence is an organising tool, designed to enable a team to be approaching the same goals at the same time if required.
With this version of Project, the program's integration into both Excel and Outlook have been vastly improved, resulting in more concise reporting methods utilised within the workplace.
This version of the software is jam packed full of features that will bedazzle users when they get their hands on the software. As always, impulsegamer.com tries to demystify some of the more hardcore Microsoft Products in order that the casual user can get an understanding of what the software entails and whether it's worth spending that money on.
In essence, Project is all about organising and the average person would probably not have a real need for this software. Let's take the same person into the business environment where planning is concerned and it's a whole new ballgame. Depending on your needs will determine whether you purchase the Standard or Professional edition. Whilst there is a substantial price difference between the two, I personally would suggest that if possible the Professional edition be purchased for the sheer functionality of it over the standard edition.
Project is designed to let team leaders and management track the overall progress of a team from one localised source. Area managers can submit updates that are easily understood by everyone on the team as the system is designed to enforce that everyone inputs data the same way.
Security is also taken care of in the new version of Project in that access to different areas of information can be controlled so people only see data that is relevant to them and affect fields that are only relevant to their particular tasks.