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Asana vs Microsoft Project vs OpenProject System Properties Comparison

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SystemsAsana  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonOpenProject  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAsana is a web-based project planning tool with a focus on team communication.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.Open source, web-based project management system. OpenProject is a fork of ChiliProject, which in turn is a fork of Redmine.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 799.92
Rank #5
Score 865.17
Rank #4
Score 8.09
Rank #78
DeveloperAsanaMicrosoftOpenProject Foundation
Websiteasana.commicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-softwareopenproject.org
Technical documentationasana.com/­guidedocs.openproject.org
Social network pages
Facebook282,001followers
LinkedIn181,386followers
Twitter129,192followers
LinkedIn16,953followers
Twitter34,809followers
Twitter5,375followers
Initial release201119842012
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Open SourceinfoGPL 3
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Programming languageRubyinfoRuby on Rails
Operating systemsWindowsLinux
OS X
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
noinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existno
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyesyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Google sign-on
Active DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
NotificationsEmailEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesyesno
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 startyesyesno
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 dependenciesnoyesno
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-onno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones schedulenoyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyesno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyesno
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesno
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyesno
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 measurementsnoyesno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonoyes
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 projectsyesyesno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyes
Discussion forumyes
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingno
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes

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