What possibilities does Microsoft Project offer?
Microsoft Project, often abbreviated MS Project, is a component of Microsoft's Office and therefore fits perfectly into the network of tools and software that can be used on a client or server basis. The possible applications are preferably project teams and project work, but also time schedules or time management and of course finances.
Projects can be controlled and monitored right from the start. This means that already in the planning phase of your projects you keep all relevant key data in view and can always add new important events. From the basic plan to the progress and regular target-performance comparisons, everything can be mapped. In this way, you can use Gantt charts as one, but not only, option via Gantt chart. Further possibilities are offered by the already mentioned networking with other products from the Microsoft portfolio, such as export to Microsoft Excel, to create various functions and further presentations. Furthermore, graphical reports can ideally be accessed via Visio, which increases the quality of your work.
Frequent use of the software in business fields:
- Health care in general
- Pharmaceutical companies in particular
- Financial service provider
- Manufacturing & Construction
What can you do with Visio?
The beginnings of MS Project date back to 1984 and have been regularly expanded and updated since the mid-1990s. With
With Visio, all kinds of processes and graphics can be clearly displayed. Using templates and various tools, business processes and project developments or even business plans can be visualized and finally embedded in other documents and files. This is done via drag and drop, as an attachment or separately, the use is free and can be applied by the user as required. Extremely user-friendly is also the use of templates, which in turn can be used with Excel tables or various databases. Even the most complicated processes become visible in the truest sense of the word and thus easier to understand.
Charts & organization charts with Visio no problem
Further applications of Visio are whiteboard diagrams for everyday life or simply organization charts. You can also transform flowcharts or document various processes. Interesting applications concern the construction sector, which even allows the illustration of floor plans. A completely different sector are graphical representations of sometimes complex IT structures and networks.
The latest versions of Microsoft's Visio are based on the industry's current standards, such as the specifications of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). The innovative shapes and templates are designed in such a way that the user can easily get started with the software package and extract the most important information and views. Helpful for this are several tricks and a smart selection through ready-made start programs and recommendations for the use of the respective object to be processed.
Further standards for Visio:
- UML 2.4 (Unified Modeling Language)
- BPMN 2.0 (Business Process Model and Notation)
Due to the new possibilities of the shapes, not only an increase in performance but also in individuality can be observed. Special effects and distinctive designs make overviews and diagrams visually appealing and give an even better impression of your professional work. Thus Microsoft Visio and also Project contribute to an all-round successful business in all business areas as well as internal processes.