Everyone’s reporting needs are different, and for years Mircosoft Project’s reporting options were very limited and looked outdated. Now however Microsoft have built impressive new reporting features into the Project software application.
Building off familiar Microsoft Office components, you can now create reports with charts and tables in Microsoft Project from your project’s data to analyse your projects and share the results with others. The reports update automatically as you update your project plans.
Here is Microsoft’s overview of how it all works:
Now notice how there’s a new Report tab (note in the Preview build, you can access Reports from the Project tab):
Select Project overview from the Dashboards menu and you get this:
And from here, you can fully customize everything you are seeing. Say you want to graph Actual Work instead of % Complete. If you just click on the chart, you’ll get a pane where you can make these adjustments:
Here is just a small sampling of the other reports we offer:
Not seeing any of the out-of-box reports that meet your needs? You can also create your own reports and just like views/filters/etc. they’ll be available for all of your projects.
Then with a click of Copy Report, you can share your report through Office:
Or you can print it. We even have added the ability to view your page breaks are so you can easily
arrange your report elements: