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SystemsMerlin  Xexclude from comparisonOmniPlan  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMerlin is a project management software for OS X.OmniPlan is a project planning tool for OS X and iOS
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1.16
Rank #223
Score 11.76
Rank #58
DeveloperProjectWizardsThe Omni Group
Technical documentationprojectwizards.net/­en/­support/­documentationsupport.omnigroup.com/­documentation/­en/­omniplan-2-for-mac-user-manual
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Initial release20042006
Web-based architecturenoinfoweb interface is availablenoinfoSync via self-hosted or hosted web server
Operating systemsOS XOS X
Mobile appsiOSiOS
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfacenono
Multi-useryesyesinfovia sync server
Authentication mechanismPasswordPasswordinfovia sync server
NotificationsnoDesktop push
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyes
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 startyesyes
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 dependenciesyesyes
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 scheduleyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review TechniqueyesinfoNet plan viewno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesno
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesno
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesno
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnono

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