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Microsoft Project vs OmniPlan System Properties Comparison

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SystemsMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonOmniPlan  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionProject planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.OmniPlan is a project planning tool for OS X and iOS
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,000.96
Rank #2
Score 11.96
Rank #66
DeveloperMicrosoftThe Omni Group
Technical documentationsupport.omnigroup.com/­documentation/­en/­omniplan-2-for-mac-user-manual
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Initial release19842006
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architectureyesinfoProject OnlinenoinfoSync via self-hosted or hosted web server
Operating systemsWindowsOS X
Mobile appsnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existiOS
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesno
Multi-useryesinfoProject Onlineyesinfovia sync server
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePasswordinfovia sync server
NotificationsEmailinfoProject OnlineDesktop push
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesno
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 accountyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-onno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyesno
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 cardsnono
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesno

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