How to Open & Read MPP Files Without MS Project?

ElenaMinova By ElenaMinova, 30th Jan 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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See alternative way to open, analyze, store and share Microsoft Project (.mpp) files of any version without having to install MS Project software on your device.

The importance of Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project or MS Project is one of the most popular tools for project management.

This software application can be found in a certain Office Suites, but mostly as a separate product, while it’s mostly used by project managers.

MS Project is extremely useful for setting up project plans, monitor schedules and budgets, and collaboration between project team members.

The main goal of Microsoft Project is to increase the level of productivity and efficiency in certain processes in organizations. It lets users to track their project and analyze them quickly.

This process could be even quicker if we take into consideration the different software programs that are used to open and read MS Project .mpp files.

How to read MPP file without installing Microsoft Project?

Often, you just only need to open, read and analyze .mpp files.

In some organizations, the number of employees that need to access to certain Project plans could be huge, and just for viewing the file(s), they could take advantage of software other than Microsoft Project.

According many project management experts and millions of users across different continents, both corporate and individuals, a software called Seavus Project Viewer is probably the best option when it comes to reading mpp without MS Project.

The good thing about Project Viewer is that it does not limit you to a certain size of the mpp file, and it does not matter if you’re a medium sized, or small business or even large organization. This tool proved that opening mpp files could be so easy.

It’s because you only need to install the program on your compute and start viewing and analyzing mpp files immediately.

What makes Seavus Project Viewer a special application?

SPV is not the only Project Viewer out there, so it’s absolutely legal to ask the question “What makes Seavus Project Viewer popular among project managers?”

The first and one of the most important associated benefit is its cost-effectiveness. This project viewer is 10 times cheaper than the standard MS Project license, which makes it super-inexpensive solution for larger teams, while having the same useful features as in Microsoft’s product.

Just imagine a group of 10 000 people that need to access to a .mpp file.

It means 10 000 MS Project licenses just to read and analyze the file generated by Microsoft Project.

Another benefit of the project viewer is that it has the same options as in MS Project, which makes it familiar to people who has previously used Microsoft Prpject.

You can find views, charts, groups, and filters options here, which is what you have in MS Project.

Seavus Project Viewer is project management and collaboration tool in its core, and it is designed with users’ needs and requirements in mind. 

The third good thing about SPV is that users can store and share mpp files via cloud storage.

Namely the company developed Seavus Project Viewer Online version of the software, so users now don’t even need to install the software, but rather use the online verzion and open and store files from Google Drive, SkyDrive, Dropbox, Box and Yandex.

Supported operating systems

- Microsoft Windows - All versions
- Mac OS X
- Android
- Windows Phone
- iOS (iPhone and iPad)
- Web application


- Support for Windows Server 2016
- Support for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016
- Import Microsoft Excel XML files
- Graphical Reports
- Descriptive Network diagram views
- Dashboard, Resources, and Costs view.
- Store files on cloud
- Open and read files online


Microsoft, Project Management, Project Manager, Project Plan, Project Viewer

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I'm a young Biologist and Nutritional Consultant. I write on skin treatment, cellulite, body disorders and other health related topics.

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