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Anyplan vs Ayoa vs Microsoft Project vs Planta vs Sciforma System Properties Comparison

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SystemsAnyplan  Xexclude from comparisonAyoainfoformerly DropTask  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonPlanta  Xexclude from comparisonSciformainfoformerly PSNext  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnyplan is a project planning tool using a Windows-based client-server architecture.Ayoa is a web-based task management tool with a focus on visual experience.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.Planta is a project management and portfolio management system.Sciforma is a multi-platform project management and project portfolio management system, offered as web-based service and as on-site tool.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 0.07
Rank #304
Score 3.36
Rank #143
Score 2,124.88
Rank #2
Score 0.19
Rank #298
Score 6.23
Rank #97
DeveloperXymphonic SystemsThink ProductivityMicrosoftPlantaSciforma
Technical documentationanyplan.co/­products/­introductionsupport.ayoa.com
Social network pages
Initial release201319841980infopredecessor PPMS2004
LicenseCommercialWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesinfoa web-based interface is availableyesyesinfoProject OnlineyesinfoThin Windows client also availableyesinfoadditional rich client on Windows, OS X and Linux
Programming languageC
Operating systemsWindowsWindowsLinux
Mobile appsAndroidiOSnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existnono
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesnoyesyesinfoPythonyes
Multi-useryesyesyesinfoProject Onlineyesyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryPassword
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Active DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePasswordPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
NotificationsDesktop pushDesktop push
Mobile push
EmailinfoProject OnlineEmailEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesyesyesnoyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesnoyesyesyes
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startyesyesyesyesyes
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesyesnoyesyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountyesnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-onyesyes
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesnoyesyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenonoyesyesyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesnoyesyesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesnoyesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesnoyesyesyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesnoyesyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesnoyesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesnoyesyesyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnonoyesyesyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonononoyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnononoyesinfoPLANTA pulseno
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesnoyesyesyes
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesno
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikinono
Discussion forumnoyesinfodiscussion threads
Online chatnono
Audio conferencingnono
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration into MS Outlookyes
Contact sharingnono
Document sharingyesyes
File versioningnoyes

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