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Job vs. project

With Sitecore Marketing Resource Management (MRM)™, you can create jobs, basic projects or multi-stage projects. Knowing when to use each one might not be obvious. Use the following table to identify the solution that best fits your needs:

JobBasic projectMulti-stage project
Which is the best-suited workflow?Cyclical.Linear task chaining.Waterfall.
Is the process predefined?The process is predefined in state flow.You can predefine it through a project template.You can predefine it through a project template.
How does the process end?With the end of the predefined state flow (if not cyclical).When the assignee completes the final task.When the assignee completes the final task.
Does it have timeline, duration, and due date functionalities?No defined due date. Mostly used for ad-hoc, fast-paced work.Defined due date and duration. The length is carried over from the duration of all the tasks. It contains a single phase.Defined due date and duration. Typically, long-running campaigns or programs. It includes multiple phases, stages, and milestones. You can use it to group projects into one program.
Can I add ad-hoc tasks to the job or project when it has started?No, the state flow process defines the tasks.Yes.Yes.
How do I assign the roles?You need to assign the roles manually, but they can also be driven by the state flow.You need to assign the roles manually, but you can also copy them from a template.You need to assign the roles manually, but you can also copy them from a template.
How do I assign work to users?The state flow automates the user tasks. You can also assign them manually.You can manually assign the user tasks or copy them from a template.You can manually assign the user tasks or copy them from a template.
Can I manage the budget?No.Yes.Yes, for each stage individually.
Can I manage my resources?No.Yes.Yes, for each stage individually.

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