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SystemsMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonOpenProject  Xexclude from comparisonProjectLibre  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionProject planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.Open source, web-based project management system. OpenProject is a fork of ChiliProject, which in turn is a fork of Redmine.ProjectLibre is a Java-based open source desktop project management tool.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 2,185.35
Rank #2
Score 6.61
Rank #90
Score 6.63
Rank #89
DeveloperMicrosoftOpenProject Foundation
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectopenproject.orgprojectlibre.com
Technical documentationopenproject.org/­help
Social network pages
Facebook269,650likes
LinkedIn15,855followers
Twitter33,943followers
Twitter5,067followers
Facebook1,528likes
LinkedIn260followers
Twitter804followers
Initial release198420122012
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Open SourceinfoGPL 3Open SourceinfoCommon Public Attribution License
Web-based architectureyesinfoProject Onlineyesno
Programming languageRubyinfoRuby on RailsJava
Operating systemsWindowsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Mobile appsnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existnono
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoRESTno
Multi-useryesinfoProject Onlineyesno
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
NotificationsEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
RSS feeds
no
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 startyesnoyes
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 dependenciesyesnoyes
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 Techniqueyesnoyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesnoyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesnoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesnono
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 measurementsyesnoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesnono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnoyesno
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 projectsyesnono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyes
Discussion forumyes
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingno
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes

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