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Microsoft Planner vs Slack System Properties Comparison

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SystemsMicrosoft Planner  Xexclude from comparisonSlack  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosoft Planner is a task planning tool integrated in Office 365.Slack is a web-based platform for team communication.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 16.83
Rank #45
Score 940.93
Rank #2
DeveloperMicrosoftSlack Technologies
Websiteproducts.office.com/­business/­task-management-softwareslack.com
Technical documentationsupport.office.com/­en-us/­article/­microsoft-planner-help-4a9a13c6-3adf-4a60-a6fc-15c0b15e16fc
Social network pages
LinkedIn391followers
Facebook129,188followers
LinkedIn930,847followers
Twitter461,943followers
Initial release20162013
LicenseCommercialWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyes
Mobile appsnoAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoHTTP RPC-style methods
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Microsoft sign-on
Password
Okta
NotificationsEmailDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksno
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 startno
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 scheduleno
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 tasksno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesno
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 activitiesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsno
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumyes
Online chatyes
Audio conferencingyes
Video conferencingyes
Screen sharingyes
Calendar sharingno
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningno

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