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Microsoft Planner vs SharePoint vs Smartsheet System Properties Comparison

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SystemsMicrosoft Planner  Xexclude from comparisonSharePoint  Xexclude from comparisonSmartsheet  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosoft Planner is a task planning tool integrated in Office 365.SharePoint is a web application framework and collaboration platform.Smartsheet is a web-based project planning and collaboration tool that uses tabular sheets as universal user interface paradigm.
CategoryProject PlanningProject CollaborationProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 15.27
Rank #42
Score 2,116.82
Rank #1
Score 420.36
Rank #11
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoftSmartsheet
Websiteproducts.office.com/­business/­task-management-softwareproducts.office.com/­en-us/­sharepointsmartsheet.com
Technical documentationsupport.office.com/­en-us/­article/­microsoft-planner-help-4a9a13c6-3adf-4a60-a6fc-15c0b15e16fcdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sharepoint/­devhelp.smartsheet.com
Social network pages
LinkedIn405followers
Facebook105,675followers
LinkedIn56,577followers
Twitter210,464followers
Facebook32,795followers
LinkedIn92,998followers
Twitter27,705followers
Initial release201620012006
LicenseCommercialCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoSharePoint Online
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageC#
Operating systemsWindows
Mobile appsnoAndroidinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
iOSinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesyesinfoseveral sets of APIs, including object models and REST web service.yesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Microsoft sign-on
Password
Active Directory
Password
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup LanguageinfoEnterprise edition only
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmail
Mobile push
RSS feeds
Email
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksnoyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnoyes
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 startnoyes
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 dependenciesnoyes
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 schedulenoyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnono
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 cardsyesyesinfoCard View
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnono
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesinfoSharePoint pagesno
Discussion forumyesyes
Online chatyesno
Audio conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other productsno
Video conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other productsno
Screen sharingyesno
Calendar sharingyesyes
Contact sharingyesno
Document sharingyesyes
File versioningyesno

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