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JIRA vs MeisterTask vs OpenProject System Properties Comparison

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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonMeisterTask  Xexclude from comparisonOpenProject  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.MeisterTask is a web-based project management tool based on Kanban boards.Open source, web-based project management system. OpenProject is a fork of ChiliProject, which in turn is a fork of Redmine.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 921.60
Rank #3
Score 14.67
Rank #54
Score 8.09
Rank #78
DeveloperAtlassianMeisterLabsOpenProject Foundation
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jirameistertask.comopenproject.org
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlsupport.meistertask.com/­hc/­en-usdocs.openproject.org
Social network pages
LinkedIn29,866followers
Twitter41,161followers
Facebook4,845followers
LinkedIn274followers
Twitter4,145followers
Twitter5,375followers
Initial release200220152012
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelOpen SourceinfoGPL 3
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageJavaRubyinfoRuby on Rails
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
no
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Microsoft sign-on
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
NotificationsEmailDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
Email
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesnoyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnonoyes
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 pluginsnoyes
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 pluginsyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnoyes
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-onnoyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onyesno
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 issuesyesyes
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikinoyes
Discussion forumyesinfoconversationsyes
Online chatnono
Audio conferencingnono
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingnono
Contact sharingnono
Document sharingyesinfotask attachmentsyes
File versioningnoyes

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