Featured products and services advertise here

GanttProject vs Microsoft Project System Properties Comparison

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Our visitors often compare GanttProject and Microsoft Project with ProjectLibre, OpenProject and Smartsheet.

Editorial information provided by Project Management Zone
SystemsGanttProject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGanttProject is a Java-based project planning tool.Project 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 10.12
Rank #71
Score 922.10
Rank #3
DeveloperDmitry Barashev and othersMicrosoft
Websiteganttproject.bizmicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-software
Social network pages
Facebook1,130followers
Twitter690followers
LinkedIn16,828followers
Twitter34,560followers
Initial release20031984
LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 3Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architecturenoyesinfoProject Online
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfo3rd-party toolyes
Multi-usernoyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsnoEmailinfoProject 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

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information, and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

3rd party products and services

We invite representatives of 3rd party vendors to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.
More Resources
GanttProjectMicrosoft Project
Project Management Zone blog posts

Microsoft Project, Primavera and SharePoint are the most popular project management systems in their respective categories
16 November 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

more project management news

9 Best Open Source Gantt Chart Tools For Linux
29 November 2021, It's FOSS

The 8 Best Open-Source Project Management Software
14 November 2021, MakeUseOf

Best Free Cloud Project Management Software and Tools
1 September 2021, TWCN Tech News

GanttProject Packs Prodigious Planning Power
11 July 2012, TechNewsWorld

Best Open Source Tools for Staying on Top of Projects
3 April 2019, LinuxInsider.com

provided by Google News

Microsoft is bringing Project and Planner closer together next year
3 November 2021, OnMSFT.com

The 8 Best Open-Source Project Management Software
14 November 2021, MakeUseOf

9 Best Open Source Gantt Chart Tools For Linux
29 November 2021, It's FOSS

Microsoft Project vs Microsoft Planner vs Microsoft To Do - which project management tool is right for you?
9 February 2021, OnMSFT

Best project management software 2021: Top apps
14 May 2021, ZDNet

provided by Google News
Job opportunities

Construction Project Coordinator, Specialty Retail Stores
Amazon.com Services LLC, Remote

Associate Project Engineer
BOEING, Seal Beach, CA

Project Manager - eLearning Banking Content Development
American Bankers Association, Remote

Project Coordinator
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

PROCUREMENT ASSOCIATE
Life House Group, New York, NY





Share this page

Project Management Zone on  Twitter TwitterLinkedIn LinkedIn