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SystemsBacklog  Xexclude from comparisonJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonZoho  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBacklog is a project management and collaboration tool for software developers.Bug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Zoho is a web-based hosted office suit, offering amongst others modules for project management.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 3.88
Rank #122
Score 1,243.89
Rank #3
Score 285.76
Rank #10
DeveloperNulabAtlassianZoho
Websitebacklog.comatlassian.com/­software/­jirazoho.com
Technical documentationsupport.backlog.comconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlzoho.com/­projects/­help/­overview.html
Social network pages
Facebook2,674likes
LinkedIn84followers
Twitter1,177followers
LinkedIn20,662followers
Twitter33,245followers
Facebook173,794likes
LinkedIn205,658followers
Twitter49,523followers
Initial release200620022005
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsLinuxLinux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Active Directory
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Yahoo sign-on
NotificationsDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
EmailEmail
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 tasksyesnoyes
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 startnoyesinfovia "issue linking"yes
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 scheduleyesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
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 resourcesnonoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
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 activitiesnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-ons
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnoyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnoyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyesyesno
Custom fieldsyesyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesyes
Discussion forumyesinfodiscussion threadsyes
Online chatnoyes
Audio conferencingnoyes
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnoyes
Calendar sharingnoyes
Contact sharingnoyes
Document sharingyesinfoGit and SVN integrationyes
File versioningyesyes

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