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SharePoint vs Tasks in a Box System Properties Comparison

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SystemsSharePoint  Xexclude from comparisonTasks in a Box  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSharePoint is a web application framework and collaboration platform.Tasks in a Box is a web-based task management tool with a strong integration in Office365.
CategoryProject CollaborationProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 3,802.55
Rank #1
Score 0.97
Rank #231
DeveloperMicrosoftTasks in a Box
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­sharepointtasksinabox.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sharepoint/­devtasksinabox.uservoice.com/­knowledgebase
Social network pages
Facebook96,915likes
LinkedIn60,827followers
Twitter207,020followers
LinkedIn70followers
Twitter146followers
Initial release20012015
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoSharePoint Online
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyes
Programming languageC#
Operating systemsWindows
Mobile appsAndroidinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
iOSinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfoseveral sets of APIs, including object models and REST web service.no
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Active Directory
Password
Google sign-on
Microsoft sign-on
Twitter sign-on
NotificationsEmail
Mobile push
RSS feeds
Email
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksno
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 startno
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 dependenciesno
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 scheduleno
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 no
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesno
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesno
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesno
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 cardsyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsno
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesinfoSharePoint pagesno
Discussion forumyesyesinfoconversations
Online chatyesno
Audio conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other productsno
Video conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other productsno
Screen sharingyesno
Calendar sharingyesyesinfointegration in Outlook and Google calendar
Contact sharingyesno
Document sharingyesyes
File versioningyesno

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