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IBM Notes vs JIRA vs Zoho System Properties Comparison

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SystemsIBM Notesinfoformerly Lotus Notes  Xexclude from comparisonJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonZoho  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIBM Notes is, in combination with IBM Domino, a collaborative client-server software platform.Bug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Zoho is a web-based hosted office suit, offering amongst others modules for project management.
CategoryProject CollaborationProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 214.16
Rank #13
Score 1,216.67
Rank #3
Score 285.43
Rank #10
DeveloperIBMAtlassianZoho
Websiteibm.com/­collaboration/­ibm-dominoatlassian.com/­software/­jirazoho.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlzoho.com/­projects/­help/­overview.html
Social network pages
Facebook10,423likes
LinkedIn10,425followers
LinkedIn20,732followers
Twitter33,678followers
Facebook174,031likes
LinkedIn213,080followers
Twitter50,323followers
Initial release198920022005
LicenseCommercialCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architecturenoinfoweb interface is availableyesyes
Programming languageC++
Java
Java
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
BlackBerry
iOS
Windows Phone
Android
iOS
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Yahoo sign-on
NotificationsDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
EmailEmail
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 tasksnoyes
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 startyesinfovia "issue linking"yes
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 dependenciesnono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-ons
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyesno
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesyes
Discussion forumyesyes
Online chatyesinfoIBM Sametimeyes
Audio conferencingyesinfoIBM Sametimeyes
Video conferencingyesinfoIBM Sametimeno
Screen sharingyesinfoIBM Sametimeyes
Calendar sharingyesyes
Contact sharingyesyes
Document sharingyesyes
File versioningyesyes

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