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Assembla vs GanttProject vs Microsoft Project System Properties Comparison

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SystemsAssembla  Xexclude from comparisonGanttProject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAssembla provides web-based collaborative task, project and code management tools for software development teams.GanttProject is a Java-based project planning tool.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 18.04
Rank #40
Score 7.39
Rank #79
Score 864.89
Rank #4
DeveloperAssemblaDmitry Barashev and othersMicrosoft
Websiteassembla.comganttproject.bizmicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-software
Technical documentationarticles.assembla.com
Social network pages
Facebook9,653followers
LinkedIn1,367followers
Twitter4,215followers
Facebook1,100followers
Twitter717followers
LinkedIn16,991followers
Twitter35,920followers
Initial release200520031984
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Open SourceinfoGPL 3Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architectureyesnoyesinfoProject Online
Programming languageRubyinfoRuby on RailsJava
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
nonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyesinfo3rd-party toolyes
Multi-useryesnoyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismPassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Google sign-on
Yahoo sign-on
Active DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsEmailnoEmailinfoProject Online
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynonoyes
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 startnoyesyes
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 dependenciesnoyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-on
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones schedulenoyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyesyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesnoyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnonoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnonoyes
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 cardsyesnono
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesnoyes
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyes
Discussion forumyes
Online chatyes
Audio conferencingyes
Video conferencingyes
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingno
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningno

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