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Asana vs Trello vs Zenkit System Properties Comparison

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SystemsAsana  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparisonZenkit  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAsana is a web-based project planning tool with a focus on team communication.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.Zenkit is a web-based project management suite and collaboration tool.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 589.54
Rank #8
Score 791.59
Rank #5
Score 4.78
Rank #123
DeveloperAsanaTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek SoftwareAxonic
Technical documentationasana.com/­guidehelp.trello.comzenkit.com/­en/­tutorialsinfoVideo guides
Social network pages
Initial release201120112016
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
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyesinfoRESTyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Google sign-on
Google sign-on
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Trello sign-on
Mobile push
Desktop push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesnono
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesnono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesnono
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 startyesnono
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 dependenciesnonono
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 schedulenonoinfoavailable via 3rd party toolsyes
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 nonono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesnono
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesnonoinfomay be done via custom fields
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnononoinfomay be done via custom fields
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnonono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnonono
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 cardsyesyesyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesnono
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikinono
Discussion forumyesinfoconversationsyesinfodiscussion threads
Online chatnoyesinfoZenchat
Audio conferencingnono
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possibleno
Contact sharingnono
Document sharingyesinfocard attachmentsyes
File versioningnono

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