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SystemsConfluence  Xexclude from comparisonJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonSandglaz  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
Sandglaz has been discontinued.
DescriptionConfluence is a web-based team collaboration tool.Bug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Sandglaz was a web-based task management tool.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject CollaborationProject Planning
Issue Management
Project PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 221.79
Rank #12
Score 1,164.30
Rank #3
Score 859.41
Rank #5
DeveloperAtlassianAtlassianSandglazTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­confluenceatlassian.com/­software/­jirasandglaz.com (offline)trello.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­doc/­confluence-server-documentation-135922.htmlconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlhelp.trello.com
Social network pages
Twitter22,515followers
LinkedIn22,716followers
Twitter36,314followers
Twitter4,761followers
Facebook122,478likes
LinkedIn41,283followers
Twitter186,190followers
Initial release2004200220112011
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyesyes
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsnoAndroid
iOS
noinfomobile version of web interfaceAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoRESTyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Active Directory
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Google sign-on
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmail
Instant messaging
RSS feeds
EmailEmailEmail
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnoyesno
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"nono
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 dependenciesnonono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnonoinfoavailable via 3rd party tools
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenonono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nonono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnonono
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnono
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnono
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnonono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onnono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onnoyes
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 pluginsnono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesno
Discussion forumyesyesinfoconversations
Online chatnoinfoavailable via HipChat integrationno
Audio conferencingnoinfoavailable via HipChat integrationno
Video conferencingnoinfoavailable via HipChat integrationno
Screen sharingnoinfoavailable via HipChat integrationno
Calendar sharingyesnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingnono
Document sharingyesyesinfocard attachments
File versioningyesno

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