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JIRA vs Trello vs Zimbra System Properties Comparison

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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparisonZimbra  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.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 1,184.57
Rank #3
Score 857.29
Rank #6
Score 48.77
Rank #24
DeveloperAtlassianTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek SoftwareSynacorinfooriginally Zimbra, then Yahoo, VMware and Telligent Systems
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jiratrello.comzimbra.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlhelp.trello.comzimbra.com/­documentation
Social network pages
LinkedIn21,114followers
Twitter35,054followers
Facebook119,563likes
LinkedIn32,158followers
Twitter181,629followers
Facebook18,883likes
LinkedIn13,314followers
Twitter10,875followers
Initial release200220112005
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelOpen SourceinfoCPALv1
CommercialinfoNetwork Edition
Web-based architectureyesyesyesinfodesktop client for Windows, OS X and Linux is also available
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
Android
BlackBerry
iOS
Windows Phone
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoRESTyesinfoREST and SOAP
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Google sign-on
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
Google sign-on
OneLogin
NotificationsEmailEmail
Mobile push
Desktop push
Email
Mobile push
SMS
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 forumyesinfoconversationsno
Online chatnoyesinfoavailable 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 sharingnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possibleyes
Contact sharingnoyes
Document sharingyesinfocard attachmentsyes
File versioningnoyes

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