Microsoft Project Software
Which Offering is Right for You?
Project 2003 includes several offerings designed to help
meet your specific business and project management needs. The
fundamental choice determines if you need a single user
version for individual contributors or if you need a server
that permits multiple users working together with common data.
Choose Project Standard 2003 or Project Professional
2003: You will want to choose Microsoft Office Project
Standard 2003 or Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 if
you manage projects independently from your desktop computer
and do not need the enterprise project management benefits
Project Standard 2003 provides the core tools that project
managers, business managers, and planners need to manage
schedules and resources independently. With Project Standard
2003, you can efficiently organize and track tasks and
resources to keep your projects on time and within budget.
Smooth integration among Project Standard 2003 and other
Microsoft Office System programs like Microsoft Office
PowerPoint® 2003 and Microsoft Office Visio® 2003 enables
you to present project status effectively. Extensive help
resources and printing assistance make Project Standard 2003
easier than ever to learn, so you can be productive quickly.
If you think that your needs will grow and you will want to
collaborate with others, then you should consider obtaining
Project Professional 2003, which can integrate with the
Microsoft Office Project Server 2003. Project Professional
2003 provides all the capabilities in Project Standard 2003.
In addition, when used with Project Server 2003 and Microsoft
Office Project Web Access, it provides Enterprise Project
Management (EPM) capabilities such as up-to-date information
on resource availability as well as skills and project status.