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SystemsMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonProjectLibre  Xexclude from comparisonRedmine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionProject planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.ProjectLibre is a Java-based open source desktop project management tool.Open source, web-based project management and issue tracking tool.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 2,185.35
Rank #2
Score 6.63
Rank #89
Score 55.53
Rank #21
DeveloperMicrosoft
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectprojectlibre.comredmine.org
Technical documentationredmine.org/­projects/­redmine/­wiki/­Guide
Social network pages
Facebook269,650likes
LinkedIn15,855followers
Twitter33,943followers
Facebook1,528likes
LinkedIn260followers
Twitter804followers
Facebook2,102likes
LinkedIn1,292followers
Initial release198420122006
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Open SourceinfoCommon Public Attribution LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 2
Web-based architectureyesinfoProject Onlinenoyes
Programming languageJavaRubyinfoRuby on Rails
Operating systemsWindowsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Mobile appsnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existnoAndroid
iOS
Windows Phone
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesnoyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesinfoProject Onlinenoyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
NotificationsEmailinfoProject OnlinenoEmail
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesnoyesinfovia plugin
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesyesinfovia plugin
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 dependenciesyesyesyesinfovia plugin
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 Techniqueyesyesno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesyesyesinfovia plugin
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesyesinfovia plugin
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 expensesyesyesyesinfovia plugin
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesyesyesinfovia plugin
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonoyesinfovia plugin
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnonoyesinfovia plugin
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 chatyesinfovia plugin
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingno
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningyesinfovia plugin

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