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GanttProject vs Microsoft Project vs WorkOtter System Properties Comparison

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SystemsGanttProject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonWorkOtterinfoformerly VPMi  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.WorkOtter is a web-based project portfolio management and issue tracking tool.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 7.30
Rank #80
Score 868.45
Rank #4
Score 1.44
Rank #195
DeveloperDmitry Barashev and othersMicrosoftVirtual Communication Services
Websiteganttproject.bizmicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-softwareworkotter.com
Social network pages
Facebook1,224followers
Twitter717followers
LinkedIn16,975followers
Twitter35,920followers
LinkedIn128followers
Twitter1,091followers
Initial release200319841998
LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 3Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architecturenoyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
WindowsWindows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existno
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfo3rd-party toolyesno
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-onno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyesyesno
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 projectsnoyesyes
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesno
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes

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