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GanttProject vs Microsoft Project vs Planta System Properties Comparison

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SystemsGanttProject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonPlanta  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.Planta is a project management and portfolio management system for agile, classical or hybrid planning.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 7.39
Rank #79
Score 864.89
Rank #4
Score 0.58
Rank #251
DeveloperDmitry Barashev and othersMicrosoftPlanta
Websiteganttproject.bizmicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-softwareplanta.de
Social network pages
Facebook1,100followers
Twitter717followers
LinkedIn16,991followers
Twitter35,920followers
Facebook59followers
LinkedIn231followers
Twitter122followers
Initial release200319841980infopredecessor PPMS
LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 3Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Commercial
Web-based architecturenoyesinfoProject OnlineyesinfoThin Windows client also available
Programming languageJavaC
C++
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
WindowsLinux
Windows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existno
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfo3rd-party toolyesyesinfoPython
Multi-usernoyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
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 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-onyes
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyesyesyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesyesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyesyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyesyes
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 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 cardsnonoyesinfoPLANTA pulse
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumno
Online chatyes
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration into MS Outlook
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningno

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