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Kanban Tool vs Microsoft Planner vs Trello System Properties Comparison

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SystemsKanban Tool  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Planner  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionKanban Tool is an online and on-site visual management software based on Kanban.Microsoft Planner is a task planning tool integrated in Office 365.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 3.33
Rank #130
Score 8.35
Rank #71
Score 839.88
Rank #6
DeveloperShore LabsMicrosoftTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websitekanbantool.comproducts.office.com/­business/­task-management-softwaretrello.com
Technical documentationkanbantool.com/­support/­introductionsupport.office.com/­en-us/­article/­microsoft-planner-help-4a9a13c6-3adf-4a60-a6fc-15c0b15e16fchelp.trello.com
Social network pages
Facebook3,456likes
LinkedIn165followers
Twitter1,998followers
LinkedIn160followers
Facebook117,953likes
LinkedIn29,364followers
Twitter178,929followers
Initial release200920162011
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
CommercialWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
noAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Password
Microsoft sign-on
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
EmailEmail
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksnonono
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesnono
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 startnonono
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 schedulenononoinfoavailable via 3rd party tools
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 tasksyesnono
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnonono
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 activitiesnonono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesyesyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnonono
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumyesinfoconversations
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyesinfocard attachments
File versioningno

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