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SystemsGanttProject  Xexclude from comparisonMantisBTinfoMantis Bug Tracker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGanttProject is a Java-based project planning tool.MantisBT is an open source issue tracker written in PHP.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.
CategoryProject PlanningIssue ManagementProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 7.39
Rank #79
Score 4.95
Rank #111
Score 864.89
Rank #4
DeveloperDmitry Barashev and othersMicrosoft
Websiteganttproject.bizmantisbt.orgmicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-software
Technical documentationmantisbt.org/­documentation.php
Social network pages
Facebook1,100followers
Twitter717followers
LinkedIn94followers
Twitter1,687followers
LinkedIn16,991followers
Twitter35,920followers
Initial release200320001984
LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 3Open SourceinfoGPLCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architecturenoyesyesinfoProject Online
Programming languageJavaPHP
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsnoAndroid
iOS
noinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfo3rd-party toolyesinfoSOAPyes
Multi-usernoyesyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismPasswordActive DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsnoEmail
RSS feeds
EmailinfoProject 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 Techniqueyesyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyes
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
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes

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