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SystemsConfluence  Xexclude from comparisonOpenProject  Xexclude from comparisonRedmine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionConfluence is a web-based team collaboration tool.Open source, web-based project management system. OpenProject is a fork of ChiliProject, which in turn is a fork of Redmine.Open source, web-based project management and issue tracking tool.
CategoryProject CollaborationProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 270.82
Rank #14
Score 7.80
Rank #77
Score 32.93
Rank #31
DeveloperAtlassianOpenProject Foundation
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­confluenceopenproject.orgredmine.org
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­doc/­confluence-server-documentation-135922.htmldocs.openproject.orgredmine.org/­projects/­redmine/­wiki/­Guide
Social network pages
Twitter26,594followers
Twitter5,397followers
Facebook2,190followers
LinkedIn1,304followers
Initial release200420122006
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Open SourceinfoGPL 3Open SourceinfoGPL 2
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageJavaRubyinfoRuby on RailsRubyinfoRuby on Rails
Operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Mobile appsnonoAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyesinfoRESTyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Active Directory
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
NotificationsEmail
Instant messaging
RSS feeds
Email
RSS feeds
Email
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesinfovia plugin
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesinfovia 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 startnoyes
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 dependenciesnoyesinfovia plugin
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 scheduleyesyes
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 noyesinfovia plugin
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyesinfovia plugin
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyesinfovia plugin
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyesinfovia plugin
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesyesinfovia plugin
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnoyesinfovia plugin
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyesyes
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesyesyes
Discussion forumyesyesyes
Online chatnoinfoavailable via HipChat integrationnoyesinfovia plugin
Audio conferencingnoinfoavailable via HipChat integrationnono
Video conferencingnoinfoavailable via HipChat integrationnono
Screen sharingnoinfoavailable via HipChat integrationnono
Calendar sharingyesnono
Contact sharingnonono
Document sharingyesyesyes
File versioningyesyesyesinfovia plugin

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