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DescriptionBrightWork is a project and portfolio management system based on SharePoint.Open Plan is a Windows-based project and portfolio management tool.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 5.97
Rank #93
Score 1.26
Rank #210
DeveloperBrightWorkDeltekinfoformerly Welcom
Websitebrightwork.comdeltek.com/­en/­products/­project-and-portfolio-management/­open-plan
Technical documentationhelp.brightwork.com
Social network pages
Facebook624likes
LinkedIn1,427followers
Twitter1,553followers
Initial release19951988
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based architectureyesnoinfoweb interface is available
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsnono
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfo.NETyes
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
Active Directory
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
Email
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynono
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 accountnono
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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