Featured products and services advertise here

Microsoft Project vs Open Plan System Properties Comparison

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Our visitors often compare Microsoft Project and Open Plan with Primavera and JIRA.

Editorial information provided by Project Management Zone
SystemsMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonOpen Plan  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionProject planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.Open Plan is a Windows-based project and portfolio management tool.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,078.39
Rank #2
Score 2.07
Rank #192
DeveloperMicrosoftDeltekinfoformerly Welcom
Social network pages
Initial release19841988
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architectureyesinfoProject Onlinenoinfoweb interface is available
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existno
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesyes
Multi-useryesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlineActive Directory
NotificationsEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
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 Techniqueyesyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesyes
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 tasksyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesyes
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 projectsyesyes

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information, and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

3rd party products and services

We invite representatives of 3rd party vendors to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.
More Resources
Microsoft ProjectOpen Plan
Project Management Zone blog posts

Microsoft Project, Primavera and SharePoint are the most popular project management systems in their respective categories
16 November 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

more project management news

The 5 Best Free Gantt Chart Apps for Project Management - MUO
3 June 2021, MakeUseOf

Microsoft Project vs Microsoft Planner vs Microsoft To Do - which project management tool is right for you?
9 February 2021, OnMSFT

HMS And Microsoft Extends Their Technical Alliance A 26th Consecutive Year
9 June 2021, EIN News

Microsoft's 'Project Reunion' on Track to Reunite a Divided Windows Dev Community -- ADTmag
2 June 2021, ADT Magazine

Microsoft Weekly: Game streaming devices, vertical tabs, and Patch Tuesday
13 June 2021, Neowin

provided by Google News

Deltek Partners with LogiKal to Deliver Enterprise Project Management Solutions to the European Marketplace
21 April 2011, Business Wire

Some Thoughts Heading Into The Next Construction CPM Conference - Engineering News
4 October 2018, Record

Announcing Acumen Fuseā„¢ A Revolutionary Metric Analysis and Visualization Tool Offering Resolution to Project Scheduling by Pinpointing Problematic Areas
6 January 2010, PR Web

5 pitfalls that derail EVM success
6 November 2009, FCW.com

provided by Google News
Job opportunities

Project Scheduler
Technatomy Corporation, Fairfax, VA

Project Coordinator (Remote within the U.S.)
ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., Lewis Center, OH

Pipeline Controller - Gas/Liquids
Energy Transfer Family of Partnerships, San Antonio, TX

Project Coordinator
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

FHSP Project Manager
Brilliant Corners, Los Angeles, CA

IMS Project Scheduler
L3Harris Technologies, Greenville, TX

Production Program Scheduler
Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT

Harley Haddow, Key, TX

Customer Support Specialist
Xylem, Compton, CA

Implementation Project Manager
Updox, Dublin, OH

Share this page

Project Management Zone on  Twitter TwitterLinkedIn LinkedIn