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JIRA vs Trello vs Visual Planning System Properties Comparison

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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparisonVisual Planning  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.Visual Planning is a project planning and ressource management tool, available as stand-alone or web-based solution.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,261.35
Rank #3
Score 775.84
Rank #6
Score 0.60
Rank #260
DeveloperAtlassianTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek SoftwareStilog
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jiratrello.comvisual-planning.com/­en
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlhelp.trello.comvisual-planning.com/­doc/­en/­start
Social network pages
LinkedIn20,611followers
Twitter33,060followers
Facebook115,877likes
LinkedIn26,142followers
Twitter175,819followers
LinkedIn476followers
Twitter363followers
Initial release20022011
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 modelinfoVisual Planning Enterprise only
Web-based architectureyesyesyesinfoVisual Planning Essential and Enterprise
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
OS X
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
no
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoRESTno
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Google sign-on
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
NotificationsEmailEmail
Mobile push
Email
RSS feeds
SMS
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesnono
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynonono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnonoyes
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"nono
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 pluginsnoinfoavailable via 3rd party toolsyes
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 pluginsnono
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-onyesyes
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 issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikinono
Discussion forumyesinfoconversationsyes
Online chatnoyes
Audio conferencingnono
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possiblenoinfoEvent sharing via ical is supported
Contact sharingnoyes
Document sharingyesinfocard attachmentsno
File versioningnono

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