Microsoft Planner Reviews & Product Details

Microsoft Planner Overview

What is Microsoft Planner?

Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you're working on, and get updates on progress.

Microsoft Planner Details
Product Description

Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you're working on, and get updates on progress.


Seller Details
Seller
Microsoft
Ownership
NASDAQ:MSFT
Company Website
Phone
+1 (877) 276-2464
Year Founded
1975
HQ Location
Redmond, WA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$125,843
Twitter
@Microsoft
9,300,495 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
193,766 employees on LinkedIn®
Description

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. Flagship products include Windows, Office, Azure, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Xbox; Skype; and Windows Phone.

Show More
Answer a few questions to help the Microsoft Planner community
Have you used Microsoft Planner before?
Yes

Microsoft Planner Reviews

Write a Review
Filter reviews

LinkedIn®
Connections
Popular Mentions
Showing 83 Microsoft Planner reviews
Popular Mentions
Showing 83 reviews
Filter Reviews
Filter Reviews
Sort by
Ratings
Company Size
User Role
All Industries
Review Type
Region
Already have Microsoft Planner?
Write a Review
Leads Rep
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I find it amazing the fact that everything is in a single place, all the things that you have to do, the steps to follow to get to the goal you can even upload documents and tag other collaborators within the organization. when you have options like checking out all the steps completed, this is really useful for everyone in the organization because you can see where you stand Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have not find a single thing I don not like about the solution , I guess is really up to the user to establish settings and learn to work with the solution Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

just study a little bit about the solution because it does take a little bit of getting used to Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can be more organized and goal targeted when everything is in a single place and you can even check all the steps you have completed to achieve your task Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Implementation Consultant
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Open Discussions in Microsoft Planner
Solution Architect - Enterprise Solution
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's very easy to use and set up. It allows you to schedule and follow up task with alert and tags. It is possible to set tags and sub-task Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Still need to find the option to avoid reminder mails during the week end.. but in general it there is no "dislike" elements Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The integration with other MS product is the key feature. There are other software but here the single account and the access are very simple Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows to schedule task directly in MS Teams and to follow them up either in the single channel or in the planner to see the overview of all tasks Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Dynamics CRM Analyst
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use is great selling point of this. low skill users don't have a problem with it. It's also good on multiple devices and is flexible in how its used. Integration with MS suite is a big plus, particularly teams, power automate and sharepoint - and they seem to be developing it at a reasonable pace. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It lacks complex features that some may desire and customisation is limited - you can't colour code in calendar view for example. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Good for managing simple IT projects and sprints. Also good for use with Power Automate to manage tasks / processes. comes as part of most O365 license bundles and therefore is easy to onboard with an interface they understand Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Programming Committee Volunteer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Planner is possibly the most flexible app in the Microsoft 365 Suite. You simply create tasks, give them deadlines, create notes assign team members. Its keeps everything visual and open and even integrates with office and calendar so if you have an alert it pops up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The little support it has. I would love to have received a small training resource on planner. A small interactive training platform would have been enough. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Some competitors are airtable and asana. BUT if you are using the Microsoft 365 Suite Planner already integrates seamlessly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Microsoft planner helps me to put a timeline and deadline on my marketing campaigns. I get to break down a campaign from creation to strategic implementation step by step. It helps me to maintain organized but you get to keep your vision and end goals right in front of you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that users can easily organize the "tiles" with each task, assign them with deadlines/owners, and move them around to best fit their needs. I think Planner is better than Asana, which has a comparable use case and set of features for project management. There is more room for notes on Planner than Asana as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much that I dislike, but if I could improve one thing it would be to integrate an option for reminders to Outlook Calendar/Email from Planner. Perhaps a checkbox to say which tasks we want email reminders on, which tasks should be on the calendar, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am easily organizing the many problems I am solving in my day job with Planner. It allows me to easily visualize all my tasks throughout the week and how I can prioritize. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
UM
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is really nice that Planner can integrate with Teams, Outlook, and certain Microsoft products. The downside is, that if your company controls your planner and permissions, they may not have that enabled, so you may be stuck checking many places for your tasks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are so many basic functions that are missing for effective project management software. For example, in multi-step tasks, you cannot assign interim deadlines. It would also be nice to have tags and more options to attach documents or rich text. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were trying to manage complex timelines and keep projects moving forward within our Microsoft suite. We actually abandoned Planner because it couldn't handle the complexity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I liked how you can assign different task to other people. You can also track your own work and progress. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish you can do more with editing and adding more options for tracking progress. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

none Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working with your colleague is sometimes stressful specially if you are noticing that things are falling behind. With the planner we are able to track each of us and create a checklist to make sure we do our job well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Subhendu
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Microsoft Planner is a very lightweight kanban style task management or light project management board. The application integrates with the entire Office 365 application ecosystem really well. The recent addition of the timeline view of the cards helps to manage the tasks even better. Another simple but significant thing I like that you could colour the cards, categorise the cards and status mark the cards which makes organising the tasks easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You can not assign a card to multiple Office 365 groups making it a bit difficult to use in a rapidly changing connected environment. Also, although Microsoft positions the Planner as a light project management application, in reality, the Planner lacks even the basic functionality of a project management tool. Compliance wise the Planner does not support many ediscovery needs therefore could become an issue for large companies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are considering a simple and easy to use and connected kanban board then Microsoft Planner could be a good fit. Could be deployed with little overhead. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A lightweight task management tool where multiple people could be assigned and the cards could be time tracked. This helps in managing small collaboration group activities very effectively. Assigned tasks send email reminders on and before the due date, helping in getting things done. Being able to get notified in MS Teams and embedding cards in Teams also helps in device-agnostic collaboration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Microsoft Planner is not complicated and so full of details that it's difficult to use. It's great for small businesses like mine that don't have huge projects that involve hundreds of people and details. I also like that my plans can be tabs in Microsoft Teams. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see Microsoft Planner have the ability to create templates from past plans. Having a list of default templates will make creating new plans much easier and save lots of time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

At first Planner can seem difficult to use but once you start using it and getting familiar with it the software is very easy to use and understand. Watch the Planner training videos on the Office 365 website to get familiar with it and start creating demo plans. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When I would have projects to do before I had information spread out between two or three apps and that made things so confusing and time consuming. Now it's all in one app and I can view and manage the plans in Microsoft Teams which is very nice. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
UH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Can easily assign tickets with tasks, checklists, collaborators, and move them to varying completion stages as progress is made. User settings enable you to share some tickets publicly and keep others for private work. A good way to notify other teammates of progress. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not well integrated as an app into the desktop version of MS teams Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Team workflow: each team member tackles one work stream, and teammates move tickets and re-assign to the next in line. Having a team planning board shows how much work is coming up the pipeline ahead, or identifies bottlenecks where progress is stalled. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Executive Assistant
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like being able to easily move the cards around and create new tasks or events easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You can only have 20 items in the checklist. This is really limiting for us. We are wanting to use it for Process documentation, but some processes require more than 20 lines so we have to try to create two of the same card.

We would also like to be able to have a search function. So if we have a task or event but can't remember which board we had it on we could easily find it without having to click on every card.

You can't tag people in a certain card or task. This would be a huge help because sometimes we need to be able to tag someone on a card, or we need to leave a comment for someone in particular to show that we made a change, but there isn't this function...yet. Hoping they can add this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very easy to use and will definitely help with getting and keeping your team organized! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Event planning, process documentation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Corporate and Cultivation Events Coordinator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like that it acts as my personal agenda, as well as a tool I can use to assign tasks to other members on my team. I like that it also allows you to organize the tasks based on type. For example, if I have a particular "Bucket" as they call them in Microsoft Planner solely for logistics, then I can refer to that particular bucket to be on top of my tasks for the day as it relates to logistics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If there are 4 people assigned to a task, and you want to address an item with one particular person, you are not able to @ them in the comments. Instead everyone gets a notification that is assigned to that task. I also think that there needs to be another view option as a list instead of buckets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My particular team uses this tool to track the progress of projects and individual tasks. I know my manager uses it as well to review my workload and determine whether or not I can take on further tasks at the time. This also assists in eliminating the number of messages we need to send to one another on other platforms like emails, or in Microsoft Teams. Since there is a comment option, we can keep the discussion within the task it relates to so there is no need to reiterate any details. For someone in my position, as an event planner, I utilize this to stay on top of my tasks virtually as opposed to using an agenda as I did previously. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It makes easy communication with the work team via chat, desk, video and audio possible and provides essential features that make a team of people defined as an organized team. It also helps people from different organisations to use the same technology to talk with and start a conversation. It enables you to download the files that you send in a chat at any time while this chat is still available. When required, it can be structured in groups and chats. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At the outset, in order to use Microsoft properly, a very extensive study curve is needed, since there are communication-related tools. This software that harms me in my everyday life, I have no negative claim. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Excellent work tool, easy to implement and use. Feel free to implement it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At the outset, in order to use Microsoft properly, a very extensive study curve is needed, since there are communication-related tools. This software that harms me in my everyday life, I have no negative claim. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Technical Development Program
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

You can model, delegate and monitor the effectiveness of the project in a group using the Planner software, and attach plans in the perspective calendar. If a job is unreasonable, the date will be shown in orange. You can finish a project with the Board view or just drag your card from Progress to Completion into your program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

To delete a schedule, you must be the project leader / owner (i.e., the group / team that produces a schedule). You can not uninstall the project with the Teams App even if you are a project manager. To uninstall the plan, you need to use the Planner web app. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You must activate team and make PM's the team group administrator, because it is only the admin who creates the mission. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The use of the planner is good as it allows us to construct a project, set a deadline, and tie the planner task to a perspective. One should have the team allowed to use the planner is the only restriction. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Laboratory Supervisor
Medical Practice
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's great to see all of my tasks assigned in meetings and by my manager in one place. I also like that I can enter my own tasks and keep track of everything that I need to get done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's not something that automatically opens when I boot up my computer (like Microsoft Outlook does) so I often forget to open it. My manager often forgets as well, so if I don't remind her to enter my tasks I have to remember to enter them myself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

My advice would be to at least give it a try. It's very convenient when used properly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Microsoft Planner to keep track of our daily projects including workflow review, meetings we attend, and assignments from our medical director. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Director of Enrollment
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The simplicity is excellent. The integration into Teams, SharePoint and the web-based versions is awesome! I love Planner because it prompts you to do tasks by email when the due date is approaching. And you can clearly see the scorecard of a project by looking at the Board and Charts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do wish there was a historical chart for each person on a team in Planner so you could use that data as part of performance evaluations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is part of Office 365! There is no reason not to use it. It is able to be organized by Due Date, Assigned To, Bucket and More! I love it so much. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Instead of cluttering up emails with updates on Tasks, we can see the board and the chart to see where we are with a project! It is so easy! And the email prompts save the project manager time from harassing staff to follow u! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
UN
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It helps me keep track of what projects, deadlines and to-do's coming up. It's very easy to use and keeps you well organized. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not have anything to dislike about Planner. It's very useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping my checklists/to-do list organized and all in one place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Programmer Analyst III
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Planner is included with some Office 365 plans. Getting started is easy since it's already available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is confusing. I found the organization options for cards to be too rigid for how I work. The roll of project plans wasn't well defined upon first login while browsing available options. Planner's connection to Teams needs some work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Microsoft Planner may be useful for some workflows. I recommend testing it within your team before committing to using it full-time as the user interface is lacking. Working with Planner is not as intuitive as with other similar products (Trello, Asana). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I attempted to replace Asana with Planner, but found Planner to be lacking in features. I haven't really found something Planner does better than Asana other than be connected to my employer's 365 subscription. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
UM
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's great for my team as I can assign tasks to everyone on my team quickly. I have the ability to organize projects in a customized manner that fits for our team. It's easy to maintain and I'm able to get alerts as things are completed or are past due. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Within a task, I can't tag people or assign a sub-task to team member. Also, it's easy to mark something as complete, accidentally. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Overall, we have 20 + projects influx at any given time and within those tasks we have a number of sub-tasks that need to be completed as well. This ensures that we are able to track every item no matter how small it may be. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Human Resources Assistant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that office 365 integrates between my office, phone, and home computers. I'm always able to use the software and have the same experience. Ability to access emails from any were on the move and respond to those that require urgent attention which saves time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is continually changing. I just get used to how a program works or looks and then they push out an update. This can make it a little more difficult to find what I'm looking for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is easy to use and I couldn't do my job without it. This app helps organize team meetings and projects between departments which is great! Teams work great for quick communication across the organization - it gets the job done in other areas as well (file sharing, etc) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I primarily use excel. In a prior position, I was responsible for moving our accounting platform from Quick Books to Dynamics GP. Excel made it possible for me to be able to maintain all of the reporting options that we had before, as GP didn't have the built-in reports that management was used to seeing. Excel also makes it easy for me to reconcile our bank and credit card transactions in a way that would be impossible without it because of the number of transactions we have each day. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
UE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I really like that you can make a weekly view of the to-do list. You are able to add tasks specifically for certain days. It is also very simple to see who each task is assigned to. I also like the chart view on the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not like that there isn't a feature where you can add a task that is meant to be completed every week that automatically renews every week. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Microsoft Planner helps to keep people held accountable for their assigned tasks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Human Resources Assistant
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The ultimate best experience possible out of all software suite packages that I use! Most of my work activities are with Office 365 programs. It is the best software for home and work requirements. Office 365 is a central source for most of the Microsoft software. The key insight here is that it is possible for a user to utilize the programs on another computer that may not have the program installed on it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Each app is so robust that it truly takes a gargantuan amount of time to really learn how to work with them if you really want to use them to their fullest potential. There is no "easy fix for this" and you have to expend the time and energy to learn the "ins and outs" of each app to know "how to work it". Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Excellent tool, all the people could use it is an excellent tool, Microsoft has improved the experience using their products and includes a lot of new programs related and integrated like gadgets, really is very good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The software suite of apps are so Robust and you have them both on the cloud and on the desktop to use whatever way you desire. The MS software apps are the best money "can't buy" - meaning you can't buy any better apps than MS provides for each category you are dealing with. Their phone and/or remote session tech support is beyond the word "fantastic", and they immediately answer the phone when you call and get right on having remote sessions and finding and fixing the issues that need to be troubleshooted and rectified. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Human Resources Assistant
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I find the ability to edit in real time documents in collaboration with other distant members of project groups simply amazing and productive. The cloud-based attributes of Office 365 allow our team to connect, share, and collaborate in multiple projects across the globe in real time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The migration from cloud-based documents to local applications may cause duplication of files or divert the work of others causing extra work to consolidate once again. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I can recommend that this is the best software for every industry. By using Office 365 we can be sharing our documents very much easily. In my industry, my self and my team can very easily share our information through Office 365 and it really helps us to achieve our targets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This application has a great place in everyone's life. Because a normal user uses simple commands, they don't have any trouble using it for the first time. professional users' lives made much easier. I also use it for business use to keep track of expenses incurred. I like the ease of this software the most. It's very easy to learn what to do, although I used similar software in school years back. There are many tools to help you learn what you are doing though and is easy to learn. I use it both professionally and for personal business. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
UA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Every Unique task can be planned with required members, everyone get to know their piece of work and can be accessed for knowing the status of the total work in progress as well as the individual work in progress Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Can be accessed only when there is Internet, being a member of the team and every one in the team can see your work in progress, and the command from your team leader. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The best solution for the team work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Every one in the team comes closer, and feel like working together, you get to know the level of achievement of the team as a whole or individual. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less