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JIRA vs Milestone Planner vs Zoho System Properties Comparison

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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonMilestone Planner  Xexclude from comparisonZoho  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Milestone Planner is a propject planning tool focused on milestones.Zoho is a web-based hosted office suit, offering amongst others modules for project management.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,243.89
Rank #3
Score 0.54
Rank #265
Score 285.76
Rank #10
DeveloperAtlassianSocialOpticZoho
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jiramilestoneplanner.comzoho.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlget.milestoneplanner.com/­helpzoho.com/­projects/­help/­overview.html
Social network pages
LinkedIn20,662followers
Twitter33,245followers
Facebook355likes
Twitter169followers
Facebook173,794likes
LinkedIn205,658followers
Twitter49,523followers
Initial release200220092005
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
noAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTnoyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Google sign-on
Twitter sign-on
Password
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Yahoo sign-on
NotificationsEmailRSS feedsEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesinfo2 levels onlyyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynonoyes
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"noyes
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 pluginsyesyes
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 resourcesnonoyes
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 pluginsnoyes
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 pluginsnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-ons
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-onnoyes
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 issuesyesno
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyes
Discussion forumyes
Online chatyes
Audio conferencingyes
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingyes
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingyes
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes

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