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SystemsCisco Spark  Xexclude from comparisonPlanta  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCisco Spark is a team communication platform.Planta is a project management and portfolio management system.
CategoryProject CollaborationProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 6.09
Rank #92
Score 0.13
Rank #295
DeveloperCiscoPlanta
Websiteciscospark.complanta.de
Technical documentationsupport.ciscospark.com
Social network pages
LinkedIn2,278followers
Twitter13,473followers
Facebook45likes
LinkedIn27followers
Twitter62followers
Initial release20151980infopredecessor PPMS
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoThin Windows client also available
Programming languageC
C++
Operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
no
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoPython
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
Password
NotificationsDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
Email
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 tasksyes
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 dependenciesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountyes
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyes
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 cardsyesinfoPLANTA pulse
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikinono
Discussion forumnono
Online chatyesno
Audio conferencingyesno
Video conferencingyesno
Screen sharingyesno
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration in Outlook is supportednoinfointegration into MS Outlook
Contact sharingnono
Document sharingyesyes
File versioningnono

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