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Microsoft Planner vs Tom's Planner System Properties Comparison

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SystemsMicrosoft Planner  Xexclude from comparisonTom's Planner  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosoft Planner is a task planning tool integrated in Office 365.Tom's Planner is a web-based project management tool with a focus on ease of use.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 10.02
Rank #68
Score 3.67
Rank #135
DeveloperMicrosoftTom’s PlannerinfoThomas Ummels
Websiteproducts.office.com/­business/­task-management-softwaretomsplanner.com
Technical documentationsupport.office.com/­en-us/­article/­microsoft-planner-help-4a9a13c6-3adf-4a60-a6fc-15c0b15e16fc
Social network pages
LinkedIn274followers
Facebook524likes
LinkedIn47followers
Twitter802followers
Initial release20162010
LicenseCommercialWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyes
Mobile appsnono
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesno
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Microsoft sign-on
Password
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmailno
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksnoyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnono
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 startnono
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 dependenciesnono
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 Techniquenono
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 resourcesnono
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnono
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnono
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnono
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 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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