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GanttProject vs Microsoft Project vs ProjectLibre System Properties Comparison

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SystemsGanttProject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonProjectLibre  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.ProjectLibre is a Java-based open source desktop project management tool.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 9.65
Rank #69
Score 2,185.35
Rank #2
Score 6.63
Rank #89
DeveloperDmitry Barashev and othersMicrosoft
Websiteganttproject.bizproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectprojectlibre.com
Social network pages
Facebook523likes
Twitter601followers
Facebook269,650likes
LinkedIn15,855followers
Twitter33,943followers
Facebook1,528likes
LinkedIn260followers
Twitter804followers
Initial release200319842012
LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 3Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Open SourceinfoCommon Public Attribution License
Web-based architecturenoyesinfoProject Onlineno
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
WindowsLinux
OS X
Windows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existno
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfo3rd-party toolyesno
Multi-usernoyesinfoProject Onlineno
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsnoEmailinfoProject Onlineno
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-onno
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 resourcesnoyesno
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 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 cardsnonono
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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