Examples of Microsoft project templates are strategic business development templates, customer service templates, human resources and resource management templates, and finance and accounting templates. These templates are available for download from the Microsoft website for those who have the necessary Microsoft Office programs.
Microsoft's strategic business development templates include both new business and merger or acquisition evaluation templates. The former provides an outline of the steps towards forming a new business. The latter concerns business growth and its competitive status in the market.
Customer service templates provide structures for carrying out customer feedback monitoring, customer service ramp-up and post-manufacturing customer service planning. The customer service ramp-up template supports new products on the market. The post-manufacturing customer service planning template lays out the process of providing support for certain new consumer packaged goods.
Finance and accounting templates help users carry out annual report preparation, finance and accounting system implementation, and preparation of opening balance sheets. Human resources and resource management templates include hiring plan and forecast templates that streamline and support a company's hiring process, a template for evaluating offshoring strategy for HR functions and basic offshore human resource planning, and a performance review template that covers quarterly or annual performance of company employees.