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SystemsBrightWork  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonSmartsheet  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.Smartsheet is a web-based project planning and collaboration tool that uses tabular sheets as universal user interface paradigm.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 5.77
Rank #99
Score 2,311.53
Rank #2
Score 277.46
Rank #11
DeveloperBrightWorkMicrosoftSmartsheet
Websitebrightwork.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectsmartsheet.com
Technical documentationhelp.brightwork.comhelp.smartsheet.com
Social network pages
Facebook630likes
LinkedIn1,494followers
Twitter1,563followers
Facebook268,693likes
LinkedIn15,932followers
Twitter32,906followers
Facebook21,171likes
LinkedIn30,627followers
Twitter17,707followers
Initial release199519842006
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfo.NETyesyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
Active DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup LanguageinfoEnterprise edition only
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
EmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesyes
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 accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-onno
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 yesyesno
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesyesyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesyesno
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 cardsnonoyesinfoCard View
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesyesno
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumyes
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningno

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