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SystemsGantter  Xexclude from comparisonJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGantter is a web-based project planning tool based on Smartapp.com and Google AppsBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 5.30
Rank #112
Score 1,133.44
Rank #3
Score 2,082.99
Rank #2
DeveloperInQuest TechnologiesAtlassianMicrosoft
Websitegantter.comatlassian.com/­software/­jiraproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Project
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.html
Social network pages
Twitter324followers
LinkedIn23,278followers
Twitter36,774followers
Facebook269,107likes
LinkedIn16,261followers
Twitter34,163followers
Initial release200920021984
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architectureyesyesyesinfoProject Online
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsnoAndroid
iOS
noinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoJava, RESTyes
Multi-useryesyesyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismPassword
Facebook sign-oninfoGantter for smartapp.com only
Google sign-on
LinkedIn sign-oninfoGantter for smartapp.com only
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Active DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsEmailEmailEmailinfoProject Online
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynonoyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesnoyes
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 startyesyesinfovia "issue linking"yes
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 dependenciesyesnoyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-on
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenonoyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nonoyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesnoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesnoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnonoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnoyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnoyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onno
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes

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