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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparisonZoho  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.Zoho is a web-based hosted office suite, offering amongst others modules for project management.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,184.57
Rank #3
Score 857.29
Rank #6
Score 327.67
Rank #9
DeveloperAtlassianTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek SoftwareZoho
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jiratrello.comzoho.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlhelp.trello.comzoho.com/­projects/­help/­overview.html
Social network pages
LinkedIn21,114followers
Twitter35,054followers
Facebook119,563likes
LinkedIn32,158followers
Twitter181,629followers
Facebook174,759likes
LinkedIn249,072followers
Twitter55,037followers
Initial release200220112005
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, RESTyesinfoRESTyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Google sign-on
Password
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Yahoo sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmail
Mobile push
Email
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesnoyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynonoyes
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"noyes
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 pluginsnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-ons
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 issuesyesno
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikinoyes
Discussion forumyesinfoconversationsyes
Online chatnoyes
Audio conferencingnoyes
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnoyes
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possibleyes
Contact sharingnoyes
Document sharingyesinfocard attachmentsyes
File versioningnoyes

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