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Asana vs Microsoft Project vs SharePoint System Properties Comparison

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SystemsAsana  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonSharePoint  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.SharePoint is a web application framework and collaboration platform.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 795.50
Rank #5
Score 866.90
Rank #4
Score 2,087.66
Rank #1
Technical documentationasana.com/­guidedocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sharepoint/­dev
Social network pages
Initial release201119842001
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoSharePoint Online
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Programming languageC#
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsAndroid
noinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existAndroidinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
iOSinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyesyesinfoseveral sets of APIs, including object models and REST web service.
Multi-useryesyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Google sign-on
Active DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
Active Directory
NotificationsEmailEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
Mobile push
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyes
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 startyesyes
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 dependenciesnoyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-on
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones schedulenoyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyes
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 cardsyesno
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesinfoSharePoint pages
Discussion forumyes
Online chatyes
Audio conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Video conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Screen sharingyes
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingyes
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes

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