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JIRA vs Microsoft Project vs Primavera System Properties Comparison

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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonPrimavera  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.Primavera is an enterprise project and project portfolio management system.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,187.72
Rank #3
Score 2,185.35
Rank #2
Score 847.39
Rank #6
DeveloperAtlassianMicrosoftOracle
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jiraproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectoracle.com/­applications/­primavera/­index.html
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmloracle.com/­applications/­primavera/­solutions/­products.html
Social network pages
LinkedIn22,507followers
Twitter36,037followers
Facebook269,650likes
LinkedIn15,855followers
Twitter33,943followers
Facebook50,515likes
LinkedIn17,674followers
Twitter6,937followers
Initial release200219841983infooriginally by Primavera Systems
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
WindowsWindows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
noinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesyesinfoJava
Multi-useryesyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Active DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
NotificationsEmailEmailinfoProject 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 tasksnoyesyes
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"yesyes
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 dependenciesnoyesyes
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 scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyesyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyesyes
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 pluginsyesyes
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 activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyesyes
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-onnono
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 pluginsyesyes
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyesyes
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes

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