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SystemsBrightWork  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBrightWork is a project and portfolio management system based on SharePoint.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 6.02
Rank #96
Score 2,296.08
Rank #2
DeveloperBrightWorkMicrosoft
Websitebrightwork.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Project
Technical documentationhelp.brightwork.com
Social network pages
Facebook629likes
LinkedIn1,517followers
Twitter1,562followers
Facebook268,708likes
LinkedIn15,971followers
Twitter32,906followers
Initial release19951984
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoProject Online
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfo.NETyes
Multi-useryesyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
Active DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
EmailinfoProject Online
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyes
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 integrationyes
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 integrationyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-on
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnono
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesyes

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