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SystemsRedmine  Xexclude from comparisonVisual Planning  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source, web-based project management and issue tracking tool.Visual Planning is a project planning and ressource management tool, available as stand-alone or web-based solution.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 66.15
Rank #19
Score 0.60
Rank #260
DeveloperStilog
Websiteredmine.orgvisual-planning.com/­en
Technical documentationredmine.org/­projects/­redmine/­wiki/­Guidevisual-planning.com/­doc/­en/­start
Social network pages
Facebook2,077likes
LinkedIn1,253followers
LinkedIn476followers
Twitter363followers
Initial release2006
LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 2Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoVisual Planning Enterprise only
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoVisual Planning Essential and Enterprise
Programming languageRubyinfoRuby on RailsJava
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
OS X
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Windows Phone
no
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTno
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
Email
RSS feeds
SMS
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesinfovia pluginno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesinfovia pluginyes
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 startyesno
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 pluginno
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 Techniquenono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesinfovia pluginno
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesinfovia pluginyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfovia pluginyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesinfovia pluginno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfovia pluginno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfovia pluginyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesno
Discussion forumyesyes
Online chatyesinfovia pluginyes
Audio conferencingnono
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingnonoinfoEvent sharing via ical is supported
Contact sharingnoyes
Document sharingyesno
File versioningyesinfovia pluginno

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