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Asana vs Microsoft Planner System Properties Comparison

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SystemsAsana  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Planner  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAsana is a web-based project planning tool with a focus on team communication.Microsoft Planner is a task planning tool integrated in Office 365.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 558.59
Rank #8
Score 10.43
Rank #69
DeveloperAsanaMicrosoft
Websiteasana.comproducts.office.com/­business/­task-management-software
Technical documentationasana.com/­guidesupport.office.com/­en-us/­article/­microsoft-planner-help-4a9a13c6-3adf-4a60-a6fc-15c0b15e16fc
Social network pages
Facebook269,707likes
LinkedIn68,166followers
Twitter124,489followers
LinkedIn273followers
Initial release20112016
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based architectureyesyes
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
no
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyes
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Google sign-on
Password
Microsoft sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesno
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 startyesno
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 dependenciesnono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones schedulenono
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesno
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnono
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesno

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