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SystemsAsana  Xexclude from comparisonSmartsheet  Xexclude from comparisonZoho  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAsana is a web-based project planning tool with a focus on team communication.Smartsheet is a web-based project planning and collaboration tool that uses tabular sheets as universal user interface paradigm.Zoho is a web-based hosted office suit, offering amongst others modules for project management.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 477.53
Rank #7
Score 280.71
Rank #11
Score 285.76
Rank #10
DeveloperAsanaSmartsheetZoho
Websiteasana.comsmartsheet.comzoho.com
Technical documentationasana.com/­guidehelp.smartsheet.comzoho.com/­projects/­help/­overview.html
Social network pages
Facebook267,163likes
LinkedIn34,205followers
Twitter121,709followers
Facebook19,914likes
LinkedIn28,825followers
Twitter17,202followers
Facebook173,794likes
LinkedIn205,658followers
Twitter49,523followers
Initial release201120062005
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyesinfoRESTyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Google sign-on
Password
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup LanguageinfoEnterprise edition only
Google sign-on
Password
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Yahoo sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmailEmail
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 Techniquenoyesno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nonono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonono
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 activitiesnonoyesinfoavailable 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 cardsyesyesinfoCard Viewyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesnono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesno
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikinoyes
Discussion forumyesyes
Online chatnoyes
Audio conferencingnoyes
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnoyes
Calendar sharingyesyes
Contact sharingnoyes
Document sharingyesyes
File versioningnoyes

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