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SystemsMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonRedmine  Xexclude from comparisonSharePoint  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionProject planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.Open source, web-based project management and issue tracking tool.SharePoint is a web application framework and collaboration platform.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 896.67
Rank #3
Score 32.85
Rank #29
Score 2,099.07
Rank #1
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoft
Websitemicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-softwareredmine.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­sharepoint
Technical documentationredmine.org/­projects/­redmine/­wiki/­Guidedocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sharepoint/­dev
Social network pages
LinkedIn16,997followers
Twitter39,932followers
Facebook2,100followers
LinkedIn1,296followers
Facebook105,840followers
LinkedIn56,727followers
Twitter209,394followers
Initial release198420062001
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Open SourceinfoGPL 2Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoSharePoint Online
Web-based architectureyesinfoProject Onlineyesyes
Programming languageRubyinfoRuby on RailsC#
Operating systemsWindowsLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existAndroid
iOS
Androidinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
iOSinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoRESTyesinfoseveral sets of APIs, including object models and REST web service.
Multi-useryesinfoProject Onlineyesyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Active Directory
NotificationsEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
RSS feeds
Email
Mobile push
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesyesinfovia plugin
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesinfovia 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 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 dependenciesyesyesinfovia plugin
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 yesyesinfovia plugin
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesinfovia plugin
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 expensesyesyesinfovia plugin
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesyesinfovia plugin
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnoyesinfovia plugin
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnoyesinfovia plugin
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesyesinfoSharePoint pages
Discussion forumyesyes
Online chatyesinfovia pluginyes
Audio conferencingnonoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Video conferencingnonoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Screen sharingnoyes
Calendar sharingnoyes
Contact sharingnoyes
Document sharingyesyes
File versioningyesinfovia pluginyes

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