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Asana vs Ayoa vs Microsoft Project System Properties Comparison

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SystemsAsana  Xexclude from comparisonAyoainfoformerly DropTask  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAsana is a web-based project planning tool with a focus on team communication.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.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 523.68
Rank #7
Score 2.78
Rank #159
Score 2,215.68
Rank #2
DeveloperAsanaThink ProductivityMicrosoft
Websiteasana.comayoa.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Project
Technical documentationasana.com/­guidesupport.ayoa.com
Social network pages
Facebook268,196likes
LinkedIn42,607followers
Twitter122,634followers
Facebook1,267likes
LinkedIn316followers
Twitter3,598followers
Facebook269,242likes
LinkedIn15,930followers
Twitter33,336followers
Initial release201120131984
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architectureyesyesyesinfoProject Online
Operating systemsWindows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
iOSnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTnoyes
Multi-useryesyesyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismPassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Google sign-on
Password
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Active DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsEmailDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
EmailinfoProject Online
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesyesyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesnoyes
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 startyesyesyes
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 dependenciesnonoyes
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 schedulenonoyes
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 nonoyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesnoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonoyes
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 measurementsnonoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnonoyes
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 projectsyesnoyes

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