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BSCW vs Planta System Properties Comparison

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SystemsBSCWinfoBasic Support for Cooperative Work  Xexclude from comparisonPlanta  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBSCW is a web-basd collaboration and task management system, available as hosted service and as self-hosted tool.Planta is a project management and portfolio management system.
CategoryProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1.20
Rank #215
Score 0.14
Rank #295
DeveloperOrbiTeamPlanta
Websitebscw.deplanta.de
Technical documentationbscw.de/­en/­support
Social network pages
Twitter84followers
Facebook45likes
LinkedIn27followers
Twitter65followers
Initial release19951980infopredecessor PPMS
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoThin Windows client also available
Programming languagePythonC
C++
Operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
IRIX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
Windows
Mobile appsnoinfomobile version of web interfaceno
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoPython
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
OpenID
CASinfoJA-SIG Central Authentication Service
Shibboleth
Password
NotificationsDesktop push
Email
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 tasksnoyes
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 startyesyes
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 dependenciesnoyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyes
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 noyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyes
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 cardsnoyesinfoPLANTA pulse
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesno
Discussion forumyesno
Online chatnoinfosupport for integration of external chat systemsno
Audio conferencingnoinfosupport for integration of external conferencing systemsno
Video conferencingnoinfosupport for integration of external conferencing systemsno
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingyesnoinfointegration into MS Outlook
Contact sharingyesno
Document sharingyesyes
File versioningyesno

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