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JIRA vs Kanbanize vs Microsoft Planner System Properties Comparison

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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonKanbanize  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Planner  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Kanbanize is a web-based project planning tool based on the Kanban methodology.Microsoft Planner is a task planning tool integrated in Office 365.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,227.69
Rank #3
Score 7.88
Rank #71
Score 7.36
Rank #75
DeveloperAtlassianBusinessMapMicrosoft
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jirakanbanize.comproducts.office.com/­business/­task-management-software
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlsupport.office.com/­en-us/­article/­microsoft-planner-help-4a9a13c6-3adf-4a60-a6fc-15c0b15e16fc
Social network pages
LinkedIn20,915followers
Twitter33,917followers
Facebook1,577likes
LinkedIn1,222followers
Twitter1,601followers
LinkedIn160followers
Initial release200220122016
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
no
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoRESTyes
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup LanguageinfoEnterprise edition only
Password
Microsoft sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmail
Mobile push
Email
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesinfovia run-time policiesno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnonono
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"yesno
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 dependenciesnonono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnono
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenonono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nonono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnonono
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyesno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnono
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnonono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onnono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onyesyes
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 pluginsnono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
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JIRAKanbanizeMicrosoft Planner
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