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SystemDeskAway
DescriptionDeskAway is a web-based project management and collaboration software.
CategoryProject Planning, ranked #100
Issue Management, ranked #37
Project Collaboration, ranked #77
DeveloperSynage Software
Websitedeskaway.com
Technical documentationdeskaway.com/­help
Social network pages
Facebook397likes
LinkedIn59followers
Twitter1,110followers
Initial release2005
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)Software-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyes
Mobile appsnomobile version of web interface
APIApplication Programming Interfaceno
Multi-useryes
User rolesyesproject teams and predefined roles
Authentication mechanismPassword
OpenID
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksnotasks can be grouped in tasks lists
Recurring tasksSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyes
Milestone trackingMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyes
Task dependenciesDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startno
Critical path managementThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesno
Critical chain managementThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountno
Gantt chartsBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyes
PERT chartsNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueno
BaselinesSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule no
Resource managementSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyes
Resource levelingSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackingSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyes
Cost trackingSupport for monitoring a project's expensesno
Earned value managementSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsno
Risk managementSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesno
Scrum supportSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsno
Kanban supportSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsno
Project portfolio management Support for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesno
Custom fieldsno
Custom workflowsno
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyes
Discussion forumyes
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingyes
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes
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