Project Online Essentials

Project Online Essentials* provides the capabilities needed for team members to manage tasks, submit timesheets, and collaborate with colleagues.

*Project Online Essentials is a team member add-on for customers that have Project Online Professional or Project Online Premium.


per user/month

Plus applicable tax


Time and task management

Easily manage all your time and task obligations—enter hours, add to-do items, and assign tasks to other team members—all in one intuitive form.

Issue and risk mitigation

Easily add issues and risks to specific project tasks to quickly identify and mitigate problems.

Intuitive collaboration

Team members can store project documents on a central site, view project updates, and more—so everyone can stay on the same page.

Virtually anywhere access

Use your favorite browser—Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and more—to access Project Online Essentials on your PC, tablet, or phone.

Cost-effective solution

Together with Project Online Premium or Project Server, Project Online Essentials gives you just the right number of tools to do your job at an affordable price.

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Customer stories

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Manufacturing, Enterprise, Project Online Premium


The Hilti Corporation, based in Schaan, Liechtenstein, is a private company that provides innovative products, systems, and services to construction professionals. Hilti now has production plants in more than 20 countries on six continents.

Hilti needed the latest technology to manage its own projects in an efficient and scalable way. It lacked a view into the project landscape and needed a centralized resource pool to make sure that employees were assigned appropriate workloads.


  • Reduced IT complexity while helping employees begin, define, and prioritize projects
  • Greater productivity and cost savings
  • Increased agility, collaboration, and scalability

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Consulting, Enterprise, Project Online Premium


Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. From more than 90 offices worldwide, Arup planners, designers, engineers, and consultants deliver innovative projects across the globe.

Arup had a global IT Portfolio Management Office (PMO), but that office had to manually create status reports using spreadsheets and email updates from regional offices.


  • Quick, easy insight into project status
  • Simple yet effective ideation platform
  • Anywhere access to project data
  • Platform for continuous improvement

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Technology Products & Services

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Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management

Learn how companies have used Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management to develop more consistent project management practices and gain greater visibility into how their project portfolios perform.

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