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BSCW vs Zinc System Properties Comparison

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SystemsBSCWinfoBasic Support for Cooperative Work  Xexclude from comparisonZincinfoformerly Cotap  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBSCW is a web-basd collaboration and task management system, available as hosted service and as self-hosted tool.Zinc is a mobile-first team communication and collaboration tool.
CategoryProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 0.95
Rank #229
Score 1.11
Rank #218
DeveloperOrbiTeamZinc
Websitebscw.dezinc.it
Technical documentationbscw.de/­en/­support
Social network pages
Twitter83followers
Facebook131likes
LinkedIn1,452followers
Twitter2,285followers
Initial release19952013
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyes
Programming languagePython
Operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
IRIX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Mobile appsnoinfomobile version of web interfaceAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesno
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
OpenID
CASinfoJA-SIG Central Authentication Service
Shibboleth
Email verification
Phone verification
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
Okta
OneLogin
NotificationsDesktop push
Email
RSS feeds
Desktop push
Email
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksno
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 startyes
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 dependenciesno
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule no
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesno
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesno
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsno
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsno
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesno
Discussion forumyesyesinfodiscussion threads
Online chatnoinfosupport for integration of external chat systemsyes
Audio conferencingnoinfosupport for integration of external conferencing systemsyes
Video conferencingnoinfosupport for integration of external conferencing systemsyes
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingyesno
Contact sharingyesno
Document sharingyesnoinfointegrates with external file sharing providers
File versioningyesno

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