Moovila vs. MS Project

Considering or already using Microsoft Project? See why Moovila is the smarter option to help your organization increase efficiency, mitigate risk, and save money across your entire project portfolio.

What we've heard from current MS Project users...

"With Smartsheet, we have to do everything manually which is very cumbersome and time-consuming. There's no organization and things fall through the cracks."

"Smartsheet lacks portfolio management, which is problematic due to the sheer volume of projects our company has going at any given time. It lacks in-depth reporting options, and it's just a holdover until the we find something more suited to our needs."

"Smartsheet doesn't have resource management. We have to use two different systems, which is cumbersome, and also means that we can't see resource constraints and our schedule is always disconnected and inaccurate."

"Smartsheet is like a house of cards—hard to set up and very easy to break."

"Smartsheet is great for basic project management, but it lacks a strategic planning component, and it doesn't have a way for users to view their entire project portfolio."

"We're currently using Smartsheet but we need a platform that can support large-scale projects, is very intuitive, and can build more substantial oversights."

Sound familiar? Moovila solves all of these challenges and more.
The Top 4 Reasons Moovila is Superior to Smartsheet
#1: Unrivaled Work Visualizations

Build accurate projects and automatically surface problems.


More than just a network diagram; our Critical Path Engine clearly and automatically shows the project's critical path, highlights any delayed tasks, and shows the cascading impact of those delays throughout the project.


The math-driven engine ensures that your project plans are structurally sound and accurate. Drag-n-drop tasks and dependencies make building and managing projects intuitive for users of all experience levels, and the unique visualization vastly increases team efficiency.


(For the record, we have a great Gantt chart too, but we think you'll like this much better.)

If you're tired of poring over confusing work visualizations, then you need Moovila's Critical Path Engine


^ MS Project's outdated visualizations don't quickly surface the project information you need. You can configure their Gantt Chart and Network Diagram to show the critical path, but these interfaces aren't nearly as clear or user-friendly as the Critical Path Engine.

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Scale Best Practices
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Understand your entire portfolio in a blink—no formulas required.


Moovila is built to help your organization improve your project management skill. We've worked with expert project managers to instill best practices into the software, helping improve organizational efficiency and upskill inexperienced PMs. Our modernized user experience and intuitive design makes the platform easy to learn; its combination of familiar features and novel ideas will help guide your project management into the future.

So instead of working

If you want a user-friendly platform that helps enforce PM best practices across your organization, then you need Moovila.


Microsoft Project requires costly training and time investment to utilize effectively across your organization. Setting up a MS Project ecosystem to fit your needs is often a herculean task, and more complex ecosystems are prone to bad setups that cause unnecessary delays and confusion.


#3: Automated Alerts for Capacity Conflicts
and 19 Other Project Risks

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Find and fix problems before they find you.


Our AI-powered feature suite, Intelligent Project Control continuously scans your project plans for hidden risks such as capacity conflicts and structural flaws, and helps you quickly resolve them. That means no more chasing updates and configuring custom panels—and, no surprises. With Moovila, whether you have a late milestone due to inaccurate time estimates or you've overburdened resources across projects, the issues will automatically be surfaced to you, along with next steps on how to fix them.

If preventing problems is important to you, then you need Moovila's Intelligent Project Control.


Smartsheet has no automated risk detection capabilities. While you can set up a Status column for projects or tasks, this field must be manually updated. Manual risk detection is inherently subjective and lacks consistent governance, severely diminishing its value to your organization.

#4: Native PSA Functionality
Moovila PSA Time Tracking Software
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Track resources and project work all in one place.

With Moovila, all the project management and PSA functionality can be found in the same platform. Project contributors can easily track their time in the same place they manage their work, and PMs can allocate resources based on accurate capacity forecasts built from detailed project data.


Best of all, Moovila leverages this powerful data set to create revenue projections and track billable utilization, giving your organization the key metrics you need for success in any project.

If you're tired of switching between platforms, then you need Moovila's Professional Services Automation solution.


< Smartsheet has some PSA features built-in, but they require extensive customization to set up to your organization's needs. They acquired 10,000ft PSA in 2019 but thus far, have only integrated the platforms with a single panel with limited resource capacity data. This patchwork solution still requires constant platform switching for all team members, wasting precious time on every project.

Already using Smartsheet?

Easily import Smartsheet projects into Moovila to make switching platforms a breeze.

There's a better way. Try Moovila today.