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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonSandglaz  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparisonWorkfrontinfoformerly AtTask  Xexclude from comparison
Sandglaz has been discontinued.
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Sandglaz was a web-based task management tool.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.Workfront is a web-based project and work management tool.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,218.42
Rank #3
Score 846.13
Rank #6
Score 87.09
Rank #17
DeveloperAtlassianSandglazTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek SoftwareWorkfront
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jirasandglaz.com (offline)trello.comworkfront.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlhelp.trello.com
Social network pages
LinkedIn21,093followers
Twitter34,539followers
Twitter4,897followers
Facebook118,576likes
LinkedIn30,434followers
Twitter179,945followers
Facebook5,225likes
LinkedIn30,848followers
Twitter7,172followers
Initial release2002201120112001
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyesyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
noinfomobile version of web interfaceAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoRESTyesinfoRESTyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Google sign-on
Password
Google sign-on
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
NotificationsEmailEmailEmail
Mobile push
Email
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesnoyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesnoyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnoyesnoyes
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 startyesinfovia "issue linking"nonoyes
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 dependenciesnononoyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnononono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnonoinfoavailable via 3rd party toolsyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenononono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nononoyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnononoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnononoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnonoyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnonoyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnononoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnonoyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onnonoyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onnoyesno
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnonoyes
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyesno
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikinono
Discussion forumyesinfoconversationsno
Online chatnono
Audio conferencingnono
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possibleyes
Contact sharingnono
Document sharingyesinfocard attachmentsyes
File versioningnono

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