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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonSandglaz  Xexclude from comparisonSciformainfoformerly PSNext  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
Sandglaz has been discontinued.
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Sandglaz was a web-based task management tool.Sciforma is a multi-platform project management and project portfolio management system, offered as web-based service and as on-site tool.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,218.42
Rank #3
Score 6.57
Rank #87
Score 846.13
Rank #6
DeveloperAtlassianSandglazSciformaTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jirasandglaz.com (offline)sciforma.comtrello.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlhelp.trello.com
Social network pages
LinkedIn21,093followers
Twitter34,539followers
Twitter4,897followers
Facebook258likes
LinkedIn2,481followers
Twitter422followers
Facebook118,365likes
LinkedIn30,434followers
Twitter179,945followers
Initial release2002201120042011
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyesinfoadditional rich client on Windows, OS X and Linuxyes
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
noinfomobile version of web interfacenoAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoRESTyesyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Google sign-on
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Kerberos
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmailEmailEmail
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesyesno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnoyesyesno
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"noyesno
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 dependenciesnonoyesno
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonoyesno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnoyesnoinfoavailable via 3rd party tools
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenonoyesno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nonoyesno
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnonoyesno
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonoyesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnoyesno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnoyesno
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnonoyesno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnoyesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onnoyesno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onnonoyes
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 pluginsnoyesno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyesno
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikinono
Discussion forumyesinfodiscussion threadsyesinfoconversations
Online chatnono
Audio conferencingnono
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingyesnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingnono
Document sharingyesyesinfocard attachments
File versioningyesno

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