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SystemsRedmine  Xexclude from comparisonSharePoint  Xexclude from comparisonSocialcast  Xexclude from comparison
Socialcast has been discontinued.
DescriptionOpen source, web-based project management and issue tracking tool.SharePoint is a web application framework and collaboration platform.Socialcast was a web-based collaboration system, also available as on-premise tool.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project CollaborationProject Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 52.24
Rank #22
Score 3,068.97
Rank #1
DeveloperMicrosoftVMware
Websiteredmine.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­sharepointsocialcast.com (offline)
Technical documentationredmine.org/­projects/­redmine/­wiki/­Guidedocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sharepoint/­dev
Social network pages
Facebook2,101likes
LinkedIn1,322followers
Facebook99,467likes
LinkedIn58,773followers
Twitter208,172followers
Initial release200620012008
LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 2Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoSharePoint Online
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageRubyinfoRuby on RailsC#
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Windows Phone
Androidinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
iOSinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
Android
BlackBerry
iOS
Windows Phone
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyesinfoseveral sets of APIs, including object models and REST web service.yesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Active Directory
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Languageinfoon-premise version
WS-Federationinfoon-premise version
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
Email
Mobile push
RSS feeds
Email
Mobile push
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesinfovia plugin
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesinfovia 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 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 dependenciesyesinfovia plugin
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesinfovia plugin
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesinfovia plugin
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfovia plugin
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesinfovia plugin
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfovia plugin
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfovia plugin
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesyesinfoSharePoint pagesno
Discussion forumyesyesyes
Online chatyesinfovia pluginyesyes
Audio conferencingnonoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other productsno
Video conferencingnonoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other productsno
Screen sharingnoyesno
Calendar sharingnoyesno
Contact sharingnoyesno
Document sharingyesyesyes
File versioningyesinfovia pluginyesno

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