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SystemsMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonOrbit  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionProject planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.Secoya Orbit provides a range of business applications including project management and collaboration.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 2,330.92
Rank #2
Score 0.29
Rank #284
DeveloperMicrosoftSecoya
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectorbit.online
Social network pages
Facebook268,514likes
LinkedIn15,893followers
Twitter32,805followers
Facebook122likes
LinkedIn267followers
Initial release19842006
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existno
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesyes
Multi-useryesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
Active Directory
NotificationsEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
SMS
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 startyesno
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 dependenciesyesno
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 resourcesyesno
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 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
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyes
Discussion forumyesinfoOrbit Social
Online chatyesinfoOrbit Social
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingyesinfovia Outlook plugin
Contact sharingyesinfovia Outlook plugin
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes

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