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GanttPro vs Microsoft Project vs Team Foundation Server System Properties Comparison

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SystemsGanttPro  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonTeam Foundation ServerinfoVisual Studio Team Foundation Server or TFS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGanttPro is a web-based project management tool based on Gantt charts.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.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 PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 5.91
Rank #111
Score 908.30
Rank #3
Score 48.36
Rank #25
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoft
Websiteganttpro.commicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-softwarevisualstudio.microsoft.com/­tfs
Social network pages
Facebook517followers
Twitter731followers
LinkedIn16,848followers
Twitter34,573followers
LinkedIn846followers
Initial release201519842005
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoas part of Visual Studio Online
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoProject OnlineyesinfoSaaS option
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existAndroidinfo3rd-party apps
iOSinfo3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfo3rd-party apps
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfacenoyesyes
Multi-useryesyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
LinkedIn sign-on
Active DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
HTTP authentication
Active Directory
NotificationsnoEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesno
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 dependenciesyesyesno
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 scheduleyesyesno
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyesno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesyesno
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyesnoinfoavailable via 3rd-party tools
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyesno
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyesno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyesyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonoyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnonoyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyesno

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