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SystemsGantter  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonSmartsheet  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.Smartsheet is a web-based project planning and collaboration tool that uses tabular sheets as universal user interface paradigm.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 5.30
Rank #112
Score 2,082.99
Rank #2
Score 334.59
Rank #10
DeveloperInQuest TechnologiesMicrosoftSmartsheet
Websitegantter.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectsmartsheet.com
Technical documentationhelp.smartsheet.com
Social network pages
Twitter324followers
Facebook269,107likes
LinkedIn16,261followers
Twitter34,163followers
Facebook27,825likes
LinkedIn43,258followers
Twitter21,340followers
Initial release200919842006
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Operating systemsWindows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Facebook sign-oninfoGantter for smartapp.com only
Google sign-on
LinkedIn sign-oninfoGantter for smartapp.com only
Active DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup LanguageinfoEnterprise edition only
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesyes
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 startyesyesyes
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 dependenciesyesyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-onno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyesyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyesno
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesyesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyesyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnonoyesinfoCard View
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyesno
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumyes
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningno

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