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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonSlack  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Slack is a web-based platform for team communication.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project CollaborationProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,227.69
Rank #3
Score 445.04
Rank #8
Score 840.25
Rank #6
DeveloperAtlassianSlack TechnologiesTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jiraslack.comtrello.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlhelp.trello.com
Social network pages
LinkedIn20,915followers
Twitter33,917followers
Facebook117,104likes
LinkedIn196,679followers
Twitter407,574followers
Facebook117,146likes
LinkedIn28,652followers
Twitter177,680followers
Initial release200220132011
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoHTTP RPC-style methodsyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Okta
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmailDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
Email
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnono
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 pluginsnoinfoavailable via 3rd party tools
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 resourcesnono
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 pluginsno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
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-onyes
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 wikinono
Discussion forumyesyesinfoconversations
Online chatyesno
Audio conferencingyesno
Video conferencingyesno
Screen sharingyesno
Calendar sharingnonoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingnono
Document sharingyesyesinfocard attachments
File versioningnono

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