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Slack vs Tom's Planner System Properties Comparison

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SystemsSlack  Xexclude from comparisonTom's Planner  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSlack is a web-based platform for team communication.Tom's Planner is a web-based project management tool with a focus on ease of use.
CategoryProject CollaborationProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 569.02
Rank #7
Score 3.43
Rank #139
DeveloperSlack TechnologiesTom’s PlannerinfoThomas Ummels
Websiteslack.comtomsplanner.com
Social network pages
Facebook121,515likes
LinkedIn331,179followers
Twitter430,184followers
Facebook521likes
LinkedIn46followers
Twitter806followers
Initial release20132010
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyes
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
no
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoHTTP RPC-style methodsno
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Okta
Password
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
NotificationsDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
no
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyno
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 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 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 cardsno
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 wikino
Discussion forumyes
Online chatyes
Audio conferencingyes
Video conferencingyes
Screen sharingyes
Calendar sharingno
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningno

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