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ConceptDraw Project vs Microsoft Project System Properties Comparison

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SystemsConceptDraw Project  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionConceptDraw Project is a project management tool running on Mac and Windows.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 2.29
Rank #177
Score 2,124.88
Rank #2
DeveloperCS OdessaMicrosoft
Websiteconceptdraw.com/­products/­project-management-softwareproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Project
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Initial release19991984
LicenseCommercialCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architecturenoinfoConceptDraw PLAN offers web-based viewsyesinfoProject Online
Operating systemsOS X
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfacenoyes
Multi-usernoyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsnoEmailinfoProject Online
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyes
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 startyesyes
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 dependenciesyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-on
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyesyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnono
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyes
More information provided by the system vendor
ConceptDraw ProjectMicrosoft Project
Specific characteristics

ConceptDraw PROJECT contains an extensive tool set to help project managers. The rich data visualization capability that is provided by ConceptDraw products builds project dashboards, one-click reports, multi-project views, Gantt charts and resource views, resource usage views. The rich visual data presentation supports important project management tasks such as critical planning and change management.

Competitive advantages

ConceptDraw Project is a unique PM tool that transforms project data into visually attractive dashboards which may update dynamically.

The Live Object technology allows connecting a complex object shape to an external data source so that dynamic updates happen from changes in the data.

 

ConceptDraw Project vs other PM tools benefits:

 

- Roundtrip import and export to MS Project file format.

- Wide set of columns.

- Comparing to ConceptDraw Project, many other tools have lack of settings for tasks and resources, we have smart Scheduling, which calculates/represents data automatically (types of tasks Fixed Duration, Fixed Work, Fixed Unit, with or without Effort Driven).

- Using ConceptDraw Project, project manager can set the value of the resource, change the resource settings to a specific task in the load plan etc. Wherein, it calculates, for example, task Duration, depending on the Scheduling type settings.

Typical application scenarios

ConceptDraw PROJECT offers the full set of features you need to plan, organize and manage a project, including task and resource management, reporting, and change control – this is not only interesting for project managers - to be in time and in budget is a team's responsibility.

Key customers

Our Customers areEducation, Government and Commercial organizations such as:

The University of Vienna (Austria)
Yale University (USA)
Victoria University (Australia)
Brunel University (United Kingdom)
Austrian Academy of Sciences
University Kebangsaan (Malaysia)
NASA Ames Research Center (USA)
Federal Reserve bank of New York (USA)
Department of the Premier and CabinetAdelaide
Thinkers in Residence Program (Australia)
The Richmond Fellowship of New South Wales
(Australia)
Manpower Planning and Policy Division. Ministry of
Manpower (Singapore)
Oracle (USA)
Cisco (USA)
EON Group (Hungary)
INTECO (USA)
IBM (DE)
Coca Cola (PL)
Fujitsu Ten Solutions Phils. Inc (JP)
LGT Group (LI)
 

Market metrics

CS Odessa has hundreds of thousands of registered users and sells products internationally both directly and through resellers in over
30 countries, with headquarters in Odessa, Ukraine and an
established US office in San Jose, California.


 

Licensing and pricing models

Our licenses are desktop, per-user and assigned to the account using a cloud based model, so it is completely possible to have one copy of our software on both your Mac and Windows platforms, or one on your desktop and on your laptop etc.

Free 21-day trial period is available at www.conceptdraw.com


 

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