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Kanboard vs OpenProject vs Trello System Properties Comparison

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SystemsKanboard  Xexclude from comparisonOpenProject  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionKanboard is an open source visual task board software based on the Kanban methodology.Open source, web-based project management system. OpenProject is a fork of ChiliProject, which in turn is a fork of Redmine.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 2.05
Rank #176
Score 5.34
Rank #101
Score 812.61
Rank #6
DeveloperFrédéric GuillotOpenProject FoundationTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websitekanboard.orgopenproject.orgtrello.com
Technical documentationdocs.kanboard.orgopenproject.org/­helphelp.trello.com
Social network pages
Twitter750followers
Twitter5,003followers
Facebook116,720likes
LinkedIn27,739followers
Twitter177,327followers
Initial release201420122011
LicenseOpen SourceinfoMIT LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 3Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languagePHPRubyinfoRuby on Rails
Operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Mobile appsnonoAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoRESTyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
GitHub sign-on
Google sign-on
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
Email
RSS feeds
Email
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynonono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesinfotasks can be defined to be milestonesyesno
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 startyesnono
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 schedulenoyesnoinfoavailable 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 tasksyesyesno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyesno
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 chartsnoyesno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesnoyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnonono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesno
Discussion forumyesyesinfoconversations
Online chatnono
Audio conferencingnono
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingnonoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingnono
Document sharingyesyesinfocard attachments
File versioningyesno

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