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SystemsPrimavera  Xexclude from comparisonSmartsheet  Xexclude from comparisonZoho  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionPrimavera is an enterprise project and project portfolio management system.Smartsheet is a web-based project planning and collaboration tool that uses tabular sheets as universal user interface paradigm.Zoho is a web-based hosted office suite, offering among others modules for project management.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 853.16
Rank #6
Score 306.89
Rank #11
Score 332.99
Rank #9
DeveloperOracleSmartsheetZoho
Websiteoracle.com/­applications/­primavera/­index.htmlsmartsheet.comzoho.com
Technical documentationoracle.com/­applications/­primavera/­solutions/­products.htmlhelp.smartsheet.comzoho.com/­projects/­help/­overview.html
Social network pages
Facebook50,515likes
LinkedIn17,698followers
Twitter6,937followers
Facebook27,492likes
LinkedIn38,516followers
Twitter21,402followers
Facebook175,359likes
LinkedIn273,475followers
Twitter60,038followers
Initial release1983infooriginally by Primavera Systems20062005
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsWindows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJavayesinfoRESTyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Password
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup LanguageinfoEnterprise edition only
Google sign-on
Password
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Yahoo sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmailEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesyes
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 dependenciesyesyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonono
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 yesnoyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesyes
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 expensesyesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesyesno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-ons
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonoyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnoyesinfoCard Viewyes
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 issuesyesno
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikinoyes
Discussion forumyesyes
Online chatnoyes
Audio conferencingnoyes
Video conferencingnoyes
Screen sharingnoyes
Calendar sharingyesyes
Contact sharingnoyes
Document sharingyesyes
File versioningnoyes

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