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DescriptionOpen Plan is a Windows-based project and portfolio management tool.Primavera is an enterprise project and project portfolio management system.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1.33
Rank #203
Score 897.45
Rank #5
DeveloperDeltekinfoformerly WelcomOracle
Websitedeltek.com/­en/­products/­project-and-portfolio-management/­open-planoracle.com/­applications/­primavera/­index.html
Technical documentationoracle.com/­applications/­primavera/­solutions/­products.html
Social network pages
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LinkedIn17,970followers
Twitter6,839followers
Initial release19881983infooriginally by Primavera Systems
LicenseCommercialCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architecturenoinfoweb interface is availableyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsnoAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoJava
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
NotificationsEmailEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynono
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 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 dependenciesyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyesyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesyes
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 measurementsyesyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesyes
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 projectsyesyes
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes

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