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Microsoft Project vs SharePoint System Properties Comparison

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SystemsMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonSharePoint  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionProject planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.SharePoint is a web application framework and collaboration platform.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 2,181.12
Rank #2
Score 3,408.58
Rank #1
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoft
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectproducts.office.com/­en-us/­sharepoint
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sharepoint/­dev
Social network pages
Facebook269,446likes
LinkedIn15,913followers
Twitter33,752followers
Facebook98,508likes
LinkedIn59,725followers
Twitter207,939followers
Initial release19842001
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoSharePoint Online
Web-based architectureyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Programming languageC#
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existAndroidinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
iOSinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesyesinfoseveral sets of APIs, including object models and REST web service.
Multi-useryesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
Active Directory
NotificationsEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
Mobile push
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyes
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 startyes
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 dependenciesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-on
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsno
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesinfoSharePoint pages
Discussion forumyes
Online chatyes
Audio conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Video conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Screen sharingyes
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingyes
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes

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