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JIRA vs Orbit vs Zimbra System Properties Comparison

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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonOrbit  Xexclude from comparisonZimbra  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Secoya Orbit provides a range of business applications including project management and collaboration.The Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) is a collaborative software suite.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,224.15
Rank #3
Score 0.30
Rank #284
Score 47.73
Rank #23
DeveloperAtlassianSecoyaSynacorinfooriginally Zimbra, then Yahoo, VMware and Telligent Systems
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jiraorbit.onlinezimbra.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlzimbra.com/­documentation
Social network pages
LinkedIn20,912followers
Twitter34,379followers
Facebook127likes
LinkedIn273followers
Facebook18,900likes
LinkedIn13,204followers
Twitter10,900followers
Initial release200220062005
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Open SourceinfoCPALv1
CommercialinfoNetwork Edition
Web-based architectureyesyesyesinfodesktop client for Windows, OS X and Linux is also available
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
WindowsLinux
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
noAndroid
BlackBerry
iOS
Windows Phone
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesyesinfoREST and SOAP
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Active Directory
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
Google sign-on
OneLogin
NotificationsEmailEmail
SMS
Desktop push
Email
Mobile push
SMS
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynono
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"no
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 dependenciesnono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
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 measurementsnono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
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 pluginsno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesno
Discussion forumyesinfoOrbit Socialno
Online chatyesinfoOrbit Socialyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-ons
Audio conferencingnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-ons
Video conferencingnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-ons
Screen sharingnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-ons
Calendar sharingyesinfovia Outlook pluginyes
Contact sharingyesinfovia Outlook pluginyes
Document sharingyesyes
File versioningyesyes

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