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SystemsConfluence  Xexclude from comparisonRedmine  Xexclude from comparisonTeam Foundation ServerinfoVisual Studio Team Foundation Server or TFS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionConfluence is a web-based team collaboration tool.Open source, web-based project management and issue tracking tool.The Team Foundation Server is a source code management system also offering project management features as part of Microsoft's application lifecycle management solutions. More project management features are accessible via synchronization with Microsoft Project.
CategoryProject CollaborationProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 270.82
Rank #14
Score 32.93
Rank #31
Score 44.97
Rank #25
DeveloperAtlassianMicrosoft
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­confluenceredmine.orgvisualstudio.microsoft.com/­tfs
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­doc/­confluence-server-documentation-135922.htmlredmine.org/­projects/­redmine/­wiki/­Guide
Social network pages
Twitter26,594followers
Facebook2,190followers
LinkedIn1,304followers
LinkedIn841followers
Initial release200420062005
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Open SourceinfoGPL 2Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoas part of Visual Studio Online
Web-based architectureyesyesyesinfoSaaS option
Programming languageJavaRubyinfoRuby on Rails
Operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsnoAndroid
iOS
Androidinfo3rd-party apps
iOSinfo3rd-party apps
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyesinfoRESTyes
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Active Directory
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
HTTP authentication
Active Directory
NotificationsEmail
Instant messaging
RSS feeds
Email
RSS feeds
Email
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesinfovia pluginno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesinfovia pluginno
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 dependenciesyesinfovia pluginno
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 scheduleyesno
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 yesinfovia pluginno
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesinfovia pluginyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesnoinfoavailable via 3rd-party tools
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfovia pluginno
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesinfovia pluginno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfovia pluginyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfovia pluginyes
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 issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesyes
Discussion forumyesyes
Online chatnoinfoavailable via HipChat integrationyesinfovia plugin
Audio conferencingnoinfoavailable via HipChat integrationno
Video conferencingnoinfoavailable via HipChat integrationno
Screen sharingnoinfoavailable via HipChat integrationno
Calendar sharingyesno
Contact sharingnono
Document sharingyesyes
File versioningyesyesinfovia plugin

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