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JIRA vs Microsoft Project vs SharePoint System Properties Comparison

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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonSharePoint  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.SharePoint is a web application framework and collaboration platform.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project PlanningProject Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,184.60
Rank #3
Score 2,191.56
Rank #2
Score 3,366.50
Rank #1
DeveloperAtlassianMicrosoftMicrosoft
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jiraproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectproducts.office.com/­en-us/­sharepoint
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sharepoint/­dev
Social network pages
LinkedIn21,747followers
Twitter35,858followers
Facebook269,650likes
LinkedIn15,883followers
Twitter33,918followers
Facebook98,868likes
LinkedIn59,611followers
Twitter208,175followers
Initial release200219842001
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 modelinfoSharePoint Online
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Programming languageJavaC#
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
WindowsWindows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
noinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existAndroidinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
iOSinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesyesinfoseveral sets of APIs, including object models and REST web service.
Multi-useryesyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Active DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
Active Directory
NotificationsEmailEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
Mobile push
RSS feeds
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 dependenciesnoyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-on
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyes
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 measurementsnoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
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-onno
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 pluginsyes
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesinfoSharePoint pages
Discussion forumyes
Online chatyes
Audio conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Video conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Screen sharingyes
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingyes
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes

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