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SystemsClearQuest  Xexclude from comparisonJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRational ClearQuest is an application lifecycle management (ALM) software.Bug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryIssue ManagementProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 25.83
Rank #34
Score 1,261.35
Rank #3
Score 775.84
Rank #6
DeveloperIBMAtlassianTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websiteibm.com/­marketplace/­rational-clearquestatlassian.com/­software/­jiratrello.com
Technical documentationibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSSH5Aconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlhelp.trello.com
Social network pages
LinkedIn1,005followers
LinkedIn20,611followers
Twitter33,060followers
Facebook115,877likes
LinkedIn26,142followers
Twitter175,819followers
Initial release199720022011
LicenseCommercialCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architecturenoinfoweb interface is availableyesyes
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsnoAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoCOM library for VBScript and Visual Basic, and Perl package.yesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmailEmail
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnono
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 startyesinfovia "issue linking"no
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 dependenciesnono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnoinfoavailable via 3rd party tools
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnono
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyesyes
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumyesinfoconversations
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyesinfocard attachments
File versioningno

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