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BrightWork vs GanttProject vs Microsoft Project System Properties Comparison

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SystemsBrightWork  Xexclude from comparisonGanttProject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBrightWork is a project and portfolio management system based on SharePoint.GanttProject is a Java-based project planning tool.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 9.36
Rank #68
Score 7.30
Rank #80
Score 868.45
Rank #4
DeveloperBrightWorkDmitry Barashev and othersMicrosoft
Websitebrightwork.comganttproject.bizmicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-software
Technical documentationhelp.brightwork.com
Social network pages
Facebook616followers
LinkedIn2,011followers
Twitter1,481followers
Facebook1,224followers
Twitter717followers
LinkedIn16,975followers
Twitter35,920followers
Initial release199520031984
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 languageJava
Operating systemsWindowsLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsnononoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfo.NETyesinfo3rd-party toolyes
Multi-useryesnoyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
Active DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
noEmailinfoProject 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 startnoinfoavailable via MS-Project integrationyesyes
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 dependenciesnoinfoavailable via MS-Project integrationyesyes
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 scheduleyesyesyes
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 yesyesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesyes
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 expensesyesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesnoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesnoyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfovia Nintex integrationnono
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

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