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Calligra Plan vs Microsoft Project vs Planta System Properties Comparison

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SystemsCalligra Planinfoformerly KPlato  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonPlanta  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCalligra Plan is the project management application of the Calligra Suite.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.Planta is a project management and portfolio management system.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 0.35
Rank #286
Score 2,124.88
Rank #2
Score 0.19
Rank #298
DeveloperMicrosoftPlanta
Websitecalligra.org/­planproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectplanta.de
Social network pages
Facebook269,268likes
LinkedIn15,808followers
Twitter34,029followers
Facebook45likes
LinkedIn32followers
Twitter92followers
Initial release2010infoforked from KOffice19841980infopredecessor PPMS
LicenseOpen SourceinfoLGPL, GPLCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Commercial
Web-based architecturenoyesinfoProject OnlineyesinfoThin Windows client also available
Programming languageC++C
C++
Operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
WindowsLinux
Windows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existno
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesyesinfoPython
Multi-usernoyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
NotificationsnoEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesno
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 startyesyesyes
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 dependenciesnoyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-onyes
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 yesyesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesyesyes
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 activitiesnoyesyes
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 cardsnonoyesinfoPLANTA pulse
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumno
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration into MS Outlook
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningno

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