1. The Service
Project Online is a flexible online solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work. Delivered through Office 365, Project Online enables organizations to get started quickly with powerful project management capabilities to plan, prioritize, and manage projects and project portfolio investments—from almost anywhere on almost any device. Project Online can be used by administrators, portfolio managers, portfolio viewers, project managers, resource managers, team leads, and team members.
Project Lite is a monthly subscription service that is offered as an add-on for customers who have Project Online. Project Lite cannot be added to Office 365 Business plans.
Organizations must have Project Online in order to use Project Lite. Project Lite is suitable for project team members to manage their tasks and timesheets, and collaborate on projects. Depending on their role, users are assigned either the Project Online license or the Project Lite license (but not both).
2. Application and Advantages for the Customers
Project Lite enables Team Members to view timesheets, enter hours, add or remove tasks from timesheets and turn in timesheets.
With Project Lite, Team Members can report the progress of tasks, add new tasks, assign themselves to existing tasks, and assign their tasks to someone else on the team.
Add issues and risks
Project Lite lets Team Members add information about project issues and risks as well as enables them to link issues and risks to specific tasks on the plan.
Project Lite delivers a perfect collaborative environment for Team Members to store and work on project documents, view other projects across the organization, view updates that have been submitted for approvals etc.
With Project Lite, Team Members can be productive from virtually any device from nearly anywhere.
Project Lite enables Team Members to ramp up quickly, collaborate with one another and manage their tasks effectively.
3. Technical Features
Active Directory integration
Project Online provides capabilities to manage user credentials and permissions in a seamless fashion.
Built on the Office 365 platform, Project Online delivers a 99.9% uptime promise with an industry-leading financial guarantee. More details in the Office 365 Trust Center.
Microsoft safeguards customer data and ensures privacy. More details in the Office 365 Trust Center.
Project Online is easy to use and control. It enables adding and removing users in minutes.
Project Online is updated on a regular cadence with new features and capabilities.
Project Online customers can install apps from the SharePoint Store to meet their custom business needs, easily write custom apps, and integrate with line of business systems.