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FluentPro G.A. Suite vs. AvePoint for Project Online backup

January 12, 2022

Project Online backup

PMO Directors and PPM Administrators use Microsoft Project Online to manage and deliver projects aligned with their organizations’ needs. Working on mission-critical projects and portfolios, PMOs and PPMs are not insured against risks related to human error factors and breaches. Data loss can happen anytime and can bring serious damage to organizations and their clients.

To avoid these challenges and risks, PMOs and PPMs should find a way to protect projects and related data. Companies need automated backup Project Online solutions for their projects. There are two options on the market – You can use FluentPro G.A. Suite or AvePoint cloud backup to streamline data configuration and reduce the risk of data loss in your project lifecycles. Both FluentPro G.A. Suite and AvePoint offer automated Project Online backup and restore.

Here is an in-depth analysis of FluentPro G.A. Suite vs. AvePoint Cloud Backup.

Project Online data types

G.A. Suite and AvePoint support a wide range of data types. However, G.A. Suite has an edge in mission-critical sections. For Project Level, G.A. Suite supports Workflow Instance and Baseline. These two data types are unsupported by AvePoint SharePoint backup.

As a PMO, you need efficient scheduling options to streamline your Project Online backup workflows. G.A. Suite supports ten out of eleven Project Schedule data types, and only seven are supported on AvePoint. The major difference is that AvePoint can protect the basic set of Project Schedule / Task Fields, when FluentPro G.A. Suite protects the entire project, with 100% of details as in the Microsoft Project (MPP) file, including all custom fields and baselines.

G.A. Suite and AvePoint support all data types under Project Details, PWA Settings, and Custom SharePoint Site Content. They are perfectly matched in these sections. You can rely on G.A. Suite to streamline your project lifecycle and Project Online backup and restore. Learn more about G.A. Suite.

Levels AvePoint FluentPro G.A. Suite
Top Level Second Level Third Level Support Status Support Status
Home Page Strategy Driver Library Name and Description Supported Supported
Departments Supported Supported
Status Supported Supported
Project Impact Statements Supported Supported
Driver Prioritization Define properties Name and Description Supported Supported
Department Supported Supported
Prioritization Type Supported Supported
Prioritize the following drivers Supported Supported
Prioritize Drivers Supported Supported
Review Priorities Supported Supported
Portfolio Analyses Name and Description Supported Supported
Department Supported Supported
Prioritization Type Supported Supported
Prioritize these projects Supported Supported
Analysis Primary Cost Constraint Supported Supported
Resource Planning Supported Supported
Alias project Force-in and Force-out options Supported Supported
Project Project Project ID Supported Supported
Project Name Supported Supported
Start Time Supported Supported
Finish Time Supported Supported
%Complete Supported Supported
Work Supported Supported
Duration Supported Supported
Owner Supported Supported
Last Published Unsupported Unsupported
Description Supported Supported
Custom Fields Supported Supported
Strategic Impact Supported Supported
Timeline Supported Supported
Workflow Instance Unsupported Supported
Baseline Unsupported Supported
Project Permissions Supported Supported
Project Schedule Mode Supported Supported
Task Name Supported Supported
subtask Supported Supported
Duration Unsupported Supported
Start Time Unsupported Supported
Finish Time Supported Supported
%Complete Supported Supported
Work Unsupported Supported
Resource Names Supported Supported
Baseline Unsupported Supported
Timeline Supported Partially Supported
Custom Fields Unsupported Supported
Project Details Name Supported Supported
Project ID Supported Supported
Description Supported Supported
Start Date Supported Supported
Finish Date Supported Supported
Owner Supported Supported
Details Supported Supported
Project Site PWA Settings Supported Supported
Custom SharePoint Site Content Supported Supported

PWA settings

PWA settings can simplify Project Online backup, data management, administration, configuration. Under Personal Settings, G.A. Suite and AvePoint support Manage Delegates. In the Look and Feel section, G.A. Suite allows you to set Manage Views, Grouping Formats, Gantt Chart Formats, and Quick Launch. But Manage Views is only partially supported by AvePoint, which gives G.A. Suite an edge.

All 18 Enterprise Project Type settings are supported by G.A. Suite. AvePoint supports only 14, partially supports 2, and does not support Departments and Project Plan templates. PWA settings for new project detail pages and site workflow association are supported on G.A. Suite but not on AvePoint. Both are evenly matched in workflow phases and stages sections. G.A. Suite also partially supports change or restart workflows PWA setting, which is unsupported by AvePoint SharePoint backup.

Enterprise Data has 49 PWA settings, and 47 are supported by G.A. Suite. But AvePoint supports only 29. PWA settings for Timesheets and Timesheet managers are supported by G.A. Suite but not on AvePoint. Under Operational Policies, resource pool sync is unsupported on G.A. Suite but partially supported by AvePoint. Both solutions are perfectly matched in the security section to backup Project Online.

With numerous supported PWA settings, G.A Suite stands out due to its reliability. As a PMO or PPM, you can rely on G.A. Suite to manage, Project Online backup, and protect your data.

Levels AvePoint FluentPro G.A. Suite
Top Level Second Level Third Level Support Status Support Status
Personal settings Manage My Alerts and Reminders Tasks Unsupported Unsupported
Status Reports Unsupported Unsupported
Queue Job Failures Unsupported Unsupported
Language Setting Unsupported Unsupported
Manage My Resources’ Alerts and Reminders My Team Members’ Tasks Unsupported Unsupported
My Resource Requests Unsupported Unsupported
My Resources’ Status Reports Unsupported Unsupported
Language Setting Unsupported Unsupported
Manage Delegates Supported Supported
Act as a Delegate Unsupported Unsupported
My Queued Jobs Unsupported Unsupported
Look and feel Manage Views

*Note: If the following views exist in the restore destination, the fields of the view in the backup that does not exist in destination will be added to the destination view and the fields in the destination view that do not exist in the backup will not be removed:

  • Select Tasks for Timeline view for Project
  • Summary view for Resource Assignments
  • Details view for My Work
  • Resource Team Assignments view for Team Tasks
  • My Timesheet view for Timesheet
  • Summary view for Portfolio Analyses
  • Summary view for Portfolio Analysis Project Selection
Partially Supported Supported
Grouping formats Supported Supported
Gantt chart formats Supported Supported
Quick launch Supported Supported
Workflow and Project Detail Pages Enterprise project types Add Enterprise Project Type Name Supported Supported
Description Supported Supported
Project ID Supported Supported
SharePoint Tasks List Project Supported Supported
Site Workflow Association

*Note: If the destination has a conflicting Enterprise project type, this setting will not be updated.

Partially Supported Supported
New Project Page/Project Detail Pages

*Note: If the destination has a conflicting Enterprise project type, this setting will not be updated.

Partially Supported Supported
Default Supported Supported
Departments Unsupported Supported
Image Supported Supported
Order Supported Supported
Site Creation Supported Supported
Synchronization Supported Supported
Site Language Supported Supported
Site Template Supported Supported
Project Plan Template Unsupported Supported
System Identification Data Supported Supported
WorkflowAssociationId Supported Supported
WorkflowAssociationName Supported Supported
Workflow phases Name and Description Name Supported Supported
Description Supported Supported
System Identification Data Supported Supported
Workflow stages Name and Description Name Supported Supported
Description Supported Supported
Description for Submit Description(submit) Supported Supported
Workflow Phase Supported Supported
Workflow Stage Status Project Detail Page Supported Supported
Visible Project Detail Pages Supported Supported
Additional Settings for the Visible Project Detail Page Supported Supported
Required Custom Fields Supported Supported
Read Only Custom Fields Supported Supported
Strategic Impact Behavior Supported Supported
Project Check In Required Supported Supported
System Identification Data Supported Supported
Change or restart workflows Unsupported Partially Supported
Project detail pages Supported Supported
Enterprise data Enterprise custom fields and lookup tables Enterprise Custom Fields Name Supported Supported
Description Supported Supported
Entity and Type Supported Supported
Custom Attributes Supported Supported
Department Unsupported Supported
Values to Display Supported Supported
Behavior Supported Supported
System Identification Data Supported Supported
Last Updated Unsupported Unsupported
Lookup Tables for Custom Fields

*Note: If there are conflicts, the Type, Code Mask, and Lookup Table fields will not be updated.

Name Supported Supported
Type Partially Supported Supported
Code Mask Partially Supported Supported
Lookup Table Supported Supported
Last Updated Partially Supported Unsupported
Enterprise calendars

*Note: Due to the API limitations, the Work Weeks cannot be restored.

Supported Supported
Resource center Type

*Note: If there are conflicts, the Budget and Generic fields will not be updated.

Type Supported Supported
Budget Partially Supported Supported
Generic Partially Supported Supported
Identification Information Display Name Supported Supported
Email Address Supported Supported
RBS Unsupported Supported
Initials Supported Supported
Hyperlink Name Unsupported Supported
Hyperlink URL Unsupported Supported
Account Status Supported Supported
Assignment Attributes

*Note: If there are conflicts, the Base Calendar, Timesheet Manager, Default Assignment Owner, Earliest Available, and the Latest Available fields will not be updated.

Resource requires approval for all project assignment Supported Supported
Resource can be leveled Supported Supported
Base Calendar Partially Supported Supported
Default Booking Type Supported Supported
Timesheet Manager Partially Supported Supported
Default Assignment Owner Partially Supported Supported
Earliest Available Partially Supported Supported
Latest Available Partially Supported Supported
Standard Rate Unsupported Supported
Overtime Rate Unsupported Supported
Current Max. Units Unsupported Supported
Cost/Use Unsupported Supported
Departments Supported Supported
Resource Custom Fields Supported Supported
Security Groups Supported Supported
Security Categories Supported Supported
Global Permissions Supported Supported
Group Fields Group Supported Supported
Code Supported Supported
Cost Center Supported Supported
Cost Type Unsupported Supported
Team Details Team Assignment Pool Supported Supported
Team Name Supported Supported
System Identification Data Supported Supported
Reporting Supported Supported
Time and task management Fiscal periods Manage Fiscal Period Supported Supported
Adjust Fiscal Months Supported Supported
Time Reporting Periods Define Bulk Period Parameters Supported Supported
Define Batch Naming Convention Supported Supported
Create Periods Supported Supported
Line classifications Edit, Enter Line Classification Supported Supported
Timesheet Settings and Defaults Project Web App Display Supported Supported
Default Timesheet Creation Mode Supported Supported
Timesheet Grid Column Units Supported Supported
Default Reporting Units Supported Supported
Hourly Reporting Limits Supported Supported
Timesheet Policies Supported Supported
Auditing Supported Supported
Approval Routing Supported Supported
Single Entry Mode Supported Supported
Administrative Time Supported Supported
Task Settings and Display Tracking Method Supported Supported
Reporting Display Supported Supported
Protect User Updates Supported Supported
Define Near Future Planning Window Supported Supported
Team Tasks and the Team Assignment Pool Supported Supported
Manage Timesheets Unsupported Supported
Timesheet Managers Unsupported Supported
Queue and Database Administration Manage Queue Jobs Filter Type Unsupported Unsupported
Job History Unsupported Unsupported
Job Types Unsupported Unsupported
Job Completion States Unsupported Unsupported
Columns Unsupported Unsupported
Advanced Options Unsupported Unsupported
Jobs Grid (View, Retry, or Cancel Jobs): Unsupported Unsupported
Operational Policies Additional Server Settings Project Professional Versions Supported Unsupported
Enterprise Settings Supported Supported
Currency Settings Supported Supported
Resource Capacity Settings Supported Supported
Full-time Equivalent Calculation Supported Supported
Task Mode Settings Supported Supported
Notification Email Settings Supported Supported
Active Directory Resource Pool Synchronization Active Directory Group

*Note: Cannot be restored to another tenant.

Partially Supported Unsupported
Synchronization Status Supported Unsupported
Sync options Supported Unsupported
Connected SharePoint Sites Project Name Supported Supported
Enterprise Project Features Supported Supported
Site Address Supported Supported
Task List Supported Supported
Status Supported Supported
Security Manage Users Identification Information Supported Supported
User Authentication Supported Supported
Departments Supported Supported
Security Groups Supported Supported
Security Categories Supported Supported
Global Permissions Supported Supported
Manage Groups Group Information Supported Supported
Active Directory Group

*Note: Cannot be restored to another tenant.

Partially Supported Unsupported
Users Supported Supported
Categories Supported Supported
Global Permissions Supported Supported
Manage Categories Name and Description Supported Supported
Projects Supported Supported
Resources Supported Supported
Views Supported Supported
Permissions Supported Supported
Manage Security Templates Name Supported Supported
Category Permissions Supported Supported
Global Permissions Supported Supported
Manage User Sync Settings Sync Options Supported Unsupported
Sync Status Supported Unsupported
Manage Delegates Set Delegation Period Supported Supported
Set Delegate Supported Supported
Working on Behalf of Supported Supported

 

How Organizations can benefit from G.A. Suite for Project Online backup and restore

FluentPro G.A. Suite supports more Project Online data types and PWA settings than AvePoint. Deciding to choose FluentPro G.A. Suite, discover more benefits to organizations:

  • Data security. All operations run on the secure cloud-based Azure infrastructure.
  • Complete automation.
  • Governance best practices. The platform streamlines your Project Online backup, data management, and project lifecycles.
  • It reduces data loss risks, cuts costs, and saves time.

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