I'm trying to figure out if I should purchase Microsoft Project Standard 2013 or Project Professional 2013 for work. I've never used MS Project but I feel like I've gotten to the point where managing projects through excel and opensource tools aren't doing the trick for me anymore.
I've looked at a few comparisons such as:
But, I'd like to know if anyone has had any experience with both versions and which one worked better for them. Here are my main requirements:
Create Gaant charts, reports etc... for management
Keep track of project tasks
Create multiple year roadmaps
Schedule resources across multiple teams, multiple projects
1 user only (I'll be the only person using it)
I also know that we won't need the Project Server.
When I looked at the comparison chart on the second link, the one that worried me was: "Easily manage resources: Visually create the right mix of resources using drag and drop." since I need to do this and it's only available on professional. I wonder if standard does have a way to do this and they just don't advertise it.
Any help would be great! Thanks!