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SystemsGantter  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGantter is a web-based project planning tool based on Smartapp.com and Google AppsProject planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 5.06
Rank #115
Score 2,185.35
Rank #2
DeveloperInQuest TechnologiesMicrosoft
Websitegantter.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Project
Social network pages
Twitter323followers
Facebook269,650likes
LinkedIn15,855followers
Twitter33,943followers
Initial release20091984
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoProject Online
Operating systemsWindows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesyes
Multi-useryesyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismPassword
Facebook sign-oninfoGantter for smartapp.com only
Google sign-on
LinkedIn sign-oninfoGantter for smartapp.com only
Active DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsEmailEmailinfoProject Online
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyes
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 dependenciesyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-on
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnono
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyes

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