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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonZincinfoformerly Cotap  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Zinc is a mobile-first team communication and collaboration tool.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,216.67
Rank #3
Score 1.11
Rank #218
DeveloperAtlassianZinc
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jirazinc.it
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.html
Social network pages
LinkedIn20,732followers
Twitter33,678followers
Facebook131likes
LinkedIn1,452followers
Twitter2,288followers
Initial release20022013
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTno
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Email verification
Phone verification
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
Okta
OneLogin
NotificationsEmailDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksno
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"
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 dependenciesno
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule no
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesno
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-on
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-on
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 plugins
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumyesinfodiscussion threads
Online chatyes
Audio conferencingyes
Video conferencingyes
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingno
Contact sharingno
Document sharingnoinfointegrates with external file sharing providers
File versioningno

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