As the manufacturing landscape changes, Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management can help you stay ahead with tools for optimizing your product portfolio, managing product development, and overseeing associated costs.

Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management for manufacturing

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Innovation management

Optimize your product portfolio with tools for comparing ideas against objectives, budgets, and resources. Use collaboration tools to coordinate on the ideal product mix.

Product portfolio management

Build product schedules using familiar best practices like Gantt bars. Identify scheduling inefficiencies, and encourage team collaboration with integrated communication tools.

Operational cost management

Track a variety of financial metrics for individual manufacturing projects. Generate and share highly visual cost reports across the organization.

Manufacturing customer stories

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Airbus Group is a European aerospace and defense corporation. It uses global outreach, a diverse talent pool, and technology to drive innovation.

Airbus chose Microsoft Project to optimize the management of its complex international projects and to enhance insight into progress and costs.


  • With Microsoft Project, Airbus had seamless integration between SAP and project management, scheduling and financial systems, better insight across project activities to enable project managers to spot issues faster, and standardized best practices and tools to increase the success of process implementations.

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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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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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Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management Partners

Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management Partners have proven expertise in implementing and extending Project. Connect with a participating partner who can help determine your requirements and implement a solution that fits your business needs.

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