NetPoint Software

4.58 / 5 (19)

About NetPoint


NetPoint is a project management solution that helps users manage project details such as critical paths and information hand­offs. Users can access real-­time feedback for project dates, planning calendars and resource use. On-premise and cloud-based deployments are available.

NetPoint utilizes a graphic interface which enables users to build schedules with the same tool used for planning. Activities can be color­-coded, organized into lanes and presented in different layouts.

Users can draw activities and milestones directly on the planning canvas in real ­time or import data from spreadsheets, P6 and MS Project. If planning objectives or data on the canvas are modified, every other contingent element is also adjusted to compensate for the change. This helps users to visualize and maintain project schedules.

Support is provided through an online help desk. Perpetual licensing and annual subscriptions are available.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

19 Reviews of NetPoint

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.58 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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June 2017

Gustavo from Shire

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2017

Great Software for Interactive Planning, Communicating and Conveying Project Execution Plan.

Simplifies interactive planning. Easy to understand by stakeholders for their review and "buy-In" of the plan. Helps focus on critical and near critical path in addition to manage project floats. Great tool to simplify the complex and help upper management in decision making. Great tool for on the spot "What-If" scenarios. Real time and visual aid on impact on project plan based on changes and progress.

Pros

Easy to use and very intuitively. Great for interactive planning. Prefer software for upper management to understand critical and near critical path. Help team members to focus on critical activities and manage project floats. Easy to export data to Excel including charts. Easy to update and track changes. I used this software on a daily basis with directors, plant managers and execution leads. I will highly recommend Netpoint to anyone who has to work with planning and scheduling. Customer Support is A+! Fast response and issue resolve within same business day.

Cons

Inserting standards "Clip Arts" like arrows, lines, geometric figures not very intuitive and with no options like in MS Office products. Most cases I use a print screen in PowerPoint/Word for better comments. Resource chart and over limit not always easy to convey and understand.

April 2017

Colin from J. C. Consulting

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2017

My discovery of NetPoint

I have been using project management tools for many years mainly for nuclear power unit maintenance outages which contain tens of thousands of activities manpower intensive and finely timed windows, also the need to get the unit back up safely and back producing power and earning money. High end scheduling tools were used that were very complicated and manpower intensive. But my main issue was how to show the overall project at a high level from a very detailed schedule. Well I found NetPoint, at last a program that could show an entire complicated project on one screen that was also a scheduling tool and could be resource and cost loaded. It was very intuitive to learn, but what I liked best was I was able to gather our entire project management team and executives in one room and review the schedule from one end to the other, in away that all in the room could follow and understand. Another great feature was the ability to very quickly do what if's and scenarios if you have ever tried this with a 20,000 activity project with all it's relationships you know how time consuming it is, in my experience management want quick results to these situations. This is a great companion tool when client specs call for high end software schedules but also for any applications that do not call for a high end software package. This is a great scheduling tool, I had searched for many years for a package such as NetPoint. Down load the trial version and take a look that is what I did.

Pros

Ease of use, functionality and presentation in a form all the team can understand

Cons

Not much, for its cost and functionality it meets most of your project management needs.

April 2017

Angela from Jacobs Engineering

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2017

NetPoint Used for Upstream Oil & Gas

NetPoint is a vital tool being used to assist multiple offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico in planning projects and POB (Persons On Board). Asset stakeholders are especially drawn to the visual aspects of NetPoint and the ability to see the affects of moving activities on the fly. I have been using this program for over 4 years and I find that it is very user friendly. I was able to learn how to use the program during a 1 hour training session and a week later I presented it to a team that made the decision to use the tool for a 3+ year offshore program.

Pros

Ease of use & visual aspects

Cons

I don't like that you can't change the histogram. I'd like to be able toggle back and forth from # of hours to # of POB (persons on board). I'd also like to be able to overlap bars with the ability to bring forward and push back.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2018

NetPoint & NetRisk

I've used Netpoint where schedules were needed to be prepared quickly in front of an audience of non-scheduling experts. I have also used Netpoint together with Netrisk to simply a much more complex P6 schedule for the purposes of running a Schedule Risk Analysis.

Pros

Its an exciting new method of Planning and Scheduling for projects, and Netpoint + NetRisk really does follow the ethos of being a graphical and visual method of preparing schedules

Cons

Often need to be jumping across buttons and menus, and keyboard selection to do this is still quite limited. The formatting of the bars themselves should be more cutomisable.

October 2017

NIKHIL from Shire Plc

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2017

A great Scheduling Software that will MS Project a run for its money

The best part about this software is that I can lay down schedules of multiple projects on one sheet and see if there are any overlaps between projects. In addition, it is great to make presentations to the board using this tool

Pros

The best part about the software is the ease of operability and the next best part is you can visualize the schedule which is great for presentations and gives you an overall view of the project

Cons

The things I like least about this software is that while being very user friendly and being great for presentations, it fails to solve the purpose a P6 might be able to solve. It does not allow me to have unique ID codes for activities, tasks etc. though being a great scheduling software it does not provide any cost control features provided by P6

April 2018

Ryan from Facca Incorporated

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2018

Outstanding Software that is User friendly and easy to read

Easy quick scheduling. Easy to translate message to owners and executive management

Pros

Extremely User Friendly and visually pleasing.
Allows for scheduling flexibility and visualization
No Need to worry about scheduling explosions when making changes (MS Project)

Cons

The software does have a capacity for activities.
Somewhat bogs down the computer if your schedules are larger in size.

February 2017

Ray from RE Mason Company

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2017

Ray Young's Review

I use NetPoint to sell projects and to set them up for turnover to a project execution team. The software is intuitive and learning comes quickly. I still have a lot to learn, but that hasn't been a problem with turning out professional work, which is important in selling and in getting projects started off right. Customer support has been awesome! Though I have asked for help several times, the NetPoint Team has been there ,with the right people, to get me going again quickly. Thanks for all of your excellent support! I now am an active NetPoint evangelist. Ray Young RE Mason Company

Pros

Easy to learn and intuitive
Excellent support when I need it
Renee is always willing to help

Cons

It is a little difficult to save a schedule, but I think I have it figured out now.

April 2019

Hunter from Jacobs

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2019

Great Planning tool Save time creating P6 schedules

Really have enjoyed using the software and always suggest using it to co workers! Game changer

Pros

Time saver when creating p6 schedule
interactive with disciplines
Easy to read and understand for non p6 users

Cons

Software lags in performance when dealing with many activities
sensitive/touchy when using software.

May 2019

Steven from Facca

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2019

Netpoint Scheduling Review

Pros

This software provides schedules that are informative and very easy to read and present to clients.

Cons

Large schedules with many activities slow down computer speed when building or modifying the schedules.

October 2018

Daniel from Jacobs Engineering

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2018

NetPoint Review

Great customer service and great product

Pros

The ease of use, the software is very easy for a person to jump in with minimal training and be able to use it.

Cons

No comment. It works well for our business and our use.

May 2019

Leo M. from AstraZeneca

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2019

Netpoint

big picture plans are easily shared.

Pros

visualization is the primary reason I use this product. It helps to convey strategy better than competitors.

Cons

Netpoint does have a bit of a learning curve and it is not as intuitive as I would like.

March 2017

Tamara from Walbridge

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality