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Asana vs BrightWork vs Microsoft Project System Properties Comparison

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SystemsAsana  Xexclude from comparisonBrightWork  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAsana is a web-based project planning tool with a focus on team communication.BrightWork is a project and portfolio management system based on SharePoint.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 480.18
Rank #7
Score 5.77
Rank #99
Score 2,311.53
Rank #2
DeveloperAsanaBrightWorkMicrosoft
Websiteasana.combrightwork.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Project
Technical documentationasana.com/­guidehelp.brightwork.com
Social network pages
Facebook268,078likes
LinkedIn37,877followers
Twitter122,015followers
Facebook630likes
LinkedIn1,494followers
Twitter1,565followers
Facebook268,715likes
LinkedIn15,932followers
Twitter32,906followers
Initial release201119951984
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architectureyesyesyesinfoProject Online
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
nonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyesinfo.NETyes
Multi-useryesyesyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismPassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Google sign-on
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
Active DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsEmailEmail
RSS feeds
EmailinfoProject Online
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 startyesnoinfoavailable via MS-Project integrationyes
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 dependenciesnonoinfoavailable via MS-Project integrationyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-on
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones schedulenoyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenonoyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyesyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyesyes
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 cardsyesnono
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesyesyes

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