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SystemsCisco Spark  Xexclude from comparisonRedmine  Xexclude from comparisonSharePoint  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCisco Spark is a team communication platform.Open source, web-based project management and issue tracking tool.SharePoint is a web application framework and collaboration platform.
CategoryProject CollaborationProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 6.00
Rank #100
Score 62.67
Rank #19
Score 3,473.89
Rank #1
DeveloperCiscoMicrosoft
Websiteciscospark.comredmine.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­sharepoint
Technical documentationsupport.ciscospark.comredmine.org/­projects/­redmine/­wiki/­Guidedocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sharepoint/­dev
Social network pages
LinkedIn2,376followers
Twitter13,289followers
Facebook2,081likes
LinkedIn1,269followers
Facebook98,521likes
LinkedIn59,975followers
Twitter207,807followers
Initial release201520062001
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelOpen SourceinfoGPL 2Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoSharePoint Online
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageRubyinfoRuby on RailsC#
Operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
Windows Phone
Androidinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
iOSinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoRESTyesinfoseveral sets of APIs, including object models and REST web service.
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Active Directory
NotificationsDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
Email
RSS feeds
Email
Mobile push
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesinfovia plugin
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesinfovia plugin
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 dependenciesyesinfovia plugin
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 yesinfovia plugin
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesinfovia plugin
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfovia plugin
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesinfovia plugin
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfovia plugin
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfovia plugin
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikinoyesyesinfoSharePoint pages
Discussion forumnoyesyes
Online chatyesyesinfovia pluginyes
Audio conferencingyesnonoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Video conferencingyesnonoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Screen sharingyesnoyes
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration in Outlook is supportednoyes
Contact sharingnonoyes
Document sharingyesyesyes
File versioningnoyesinfovia pluginyes

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