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SystemsAsana  Xexclude from comparisonBacklog  Xexclude from comparisonZoho  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAsana is a web-based project planning tool with a focus on team communication.Backlog is a project management and collaboration tool for software developers.Zoho is a web-based hosted office suit, offering amongst others modules for project management.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 509.75
Rank #7
Score 5.54
Rank #103
Score 315.35
Rank #9
DeveloperAsanaNulabZoho
Websiteasana.combacklog.comzoho.com
Technical documentationasana.com/­guidesupport.backlog.comzoho.com/­projects/­help/­overview.html
Social network pages
Facebook268,143likes
LinkedIn41,101followers
Twitter122,456followers
Facebook2,706likes
LinkedIn99followers
Twitter1,599followers
Facebook174,592likes
LinkedIn233,975followers
Twitter52,385followers
Initial release201120062005
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyesyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Google sign-on
Password
Active Directory
Password
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Yahoo sign-on
NotificationsEmailDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
Email
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesnoyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesyes
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 startyesnoyes
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 dependenciesnonono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones schedulenoyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenonono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nonono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnonoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesnoyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnonoyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnonono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnonoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-ons
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesnoyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesnono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyesno
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesyes
Discussion forumyesinfodiscussion threadsyes
Online chatnoyes
Audio conferencingnoyes
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnoyes
Calendar sharingnoyes
Contact sharingnoyes
Document sharingyesinfoGit and SVN integrationyes
File versioningyesyes

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