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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparisonZenkit  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.Zenkit is a web-based project management and collaboration tool.
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 3.09
Rank #140
DeveloperAtlassianTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek SoftwareAxonic
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jiratrello.comzenkit.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlhelp.trello.comzenkit.com/­en/­tutorialsinfoVideo guides
Social network pages
LinkedIn20,611followers
Twitter33,060followers
Facebook115,877likes
LinkedIn26,142followers
Twitter175,819followers
Facebook1,193likes
Twitter1,485followers
Initial release200220112016
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, RESTyesinfoRESTyes
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Google sign-on
Password
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Trello sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmail
Mobile push
Desktop push
Email
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 tasksnonono
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 resourcesnonono
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 pluginsnonoinfomay be done via custom fields
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnonoinfomay be done via custom fields
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 forumyesinfoconversationsyesinfodiscussion threads
Online chatnono
Audio conferencingnono
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possibleno
Contact sharingnono
Document sharingyesinfocard attachmentsyes
File versioningnono

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