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Microsoft Project vs Open Plan vs Primavera System Properties Comparison

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SystemsMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonOpen Plan  Xexclude from comparisonPrimavera  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.Primavera is an enterprise project and project portfolio management system, part of the Oracle Construction and Engineering Products.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,859.07
Rank #2
Score 1.84
Rank #199
Score 721.93
Rank #5
DeveloperMicrosoftDeltekinfoformerly WelcomOracle
Websitemicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-softwaredeltek.com/­en/­products/­project-and-portfolio-management/­open-planoracle.com/­industries/­construction-engineering/­products
Social network pages
Facebook269,021likes
LinkedIn16,310followers
Twitter34,349followers
Facebook49,959likes
LinkedIn17,463followers
Twitter6,985followers
Initial release198419881983infooriginally by Primavera Systems
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
CommercialCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesinfoProject Onlinenoinfoweb interface is availableyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsWindowsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existnoAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesyesinfoJava
Multi-useryesinfoProject Onlineyesyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlineActive DirectoryPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
NotificationsEmailinfoProject OnlineEmailEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesnono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesyes
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 startyesyesyes
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 dependenciesyesyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-onnono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyesyesyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesyesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesyesyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesyesyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesyesyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnonono
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesyesyes
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes

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