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SystemsAsana  Xexclude from comparisonRationalPlan  Xexclude from comparisonZoho  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAsana is a web-based project planning tool with a focus on team communication.RationalPlan is a project planning tool that comes in three interacting modules: RationalPlan Single, Multi and Server.Zoho is a web-based hosted office suit, offering amongst others modules for project management.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 477.53
Rank #7
Score 3.14
Rank #136
Score 285.76
Rank #10
DeveloperAsanaStand By SoftZoho
Websiteasana.comrationalplan.comzoho.com
Technical documentationasana.com/­guiderationalplan.com/­tutorialzoho.com/­projects/­help/­overview.html
Social network pages
Facebook267,163likes
LinkedIn34,205followers
Twitter121,709followers
Facebook671likes
LinkedIn60followers
Twitter3,693followers
Facebook173,794likes
LinkedIn205,658followers
Twitter49,523followers
Initial release201120072005
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercialWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesnoinfoRationalPlan Project Server provides a central repository, accessibly via clients and via a web interface.yes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
noAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTnoyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesinfoRationalPlan Project Serveryes
Authentication mechanismPassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Google sign-on
PasswordinfoRationalPlan Project ServerPassword
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Yahoo sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmailinfoRationalPlan Project ServerEmail
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 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 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 dependenciesnoyesno
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones schedulenoyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenonono
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 resourcesnoyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonoinfosupport for manual resource levelingno
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 activitiesnoyesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-ons
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 cardsyesnoyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesyesinfoRationalPlan Multi Projectno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesno
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyes
Discussion forumyes
Online chatyes
Audio conferencingyes
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingyes
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingyes
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes

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