ConceptDraw Project vs Microsoft Project vs OmniPlan System Properties Comparison
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|Systems||ConceptDraw Project Xexclude from comparison||Microsoft Project Xexclude from comparison||OmniPlan Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||ConceptDraw 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.||OmniPlan is a project planning tool for OS X and iOS|
|Category||Project Planning||Project Planning||Project Planning|
|Project Management Zone Rankingmeasures the popularity of Project Management Systems||Score 1.78|
|Developer||CS Odessa||Microsoft||The Omni Group|
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Web-based service (SaaS)Software-as-a-Service modelProject Online
|Web-based architecture||noConceptDraw PLAN offers web-based views||yesProject Online||noSync via self-hosted or hosted web server|
|Operating systems||OS X|
|Mobile apps||no||no3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist||iOS|
|APIApplication Programming Interface||no||yes||no|
|Multi-user||no||yesProject Online||yesvia sync server|
|Authentication mechanism||Active DirectoryProject Online||Passwordvia sync server|
|Notifications||no||EmailProject Online||Desktop push|
|Project Planning Properties|
|Hierarchical tasksSupport for parent-child relationships of tasks||yes||yes||yes|
|Recurring tasksSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedly||no||yes||no|
|Milestone trackingMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasks||yes||yes||yes|
|Task dependenciesDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can start||yes||yes||yes|
|Critical path managementThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependencies||yes||yes||yes|
|Critical chain managementThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into account||no||yesavailable via 3rd-party add-on||no|
|Gantt chartsBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones schedule||yes||yes||yes|
|PERT chartsNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Technique||yes||yes||no|
|BaselinesSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule||yes||yes||no|
|Resource managementSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resources||yes||yes||yes|
|Resource levelingSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resources||no||yes||yes|
|Time trackingSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasks||yes||yes||no|
|Cost trackingSupport for monitoring a project's expenses||yes||yes||no|
|Earned value managementSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurements||no||yes||no|
|Risk managementSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activities||no||yes||no|
|Scrum supportSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down charts||yes||no||no|
|Kanban supportSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cards||no||no||no|
|Project portfolio management Support for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projects||no||yes||no|
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|ConceptDraw Project||Microsoft Project||OmniPlan|
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.
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.
Our Customers areEducation, Government and Commercial organizations such as:
The University of Vienna (Austria)
CS Odessa has hundreds of thousands of registered users and sells products internationally both directly and through resellers in over
|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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|ConceptDraw Project||Microsoft Project||OmniPlan|
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