Call us: +1 866 877 4364
Get your FREE 15-day Trial

By submitting information, you acknowledge and agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy concerning the use of the Genius Inside web site and its services.

Beginner's Guide<br>to Project Scheduling
Beginner's Guide
to Project Scheduling
Chapter 3:

Project Scheduling Softwares

Comprehensive project management systems will always include project scheduling solutions, such as Gantt charts, project charters and resource management capabilities. If you’ve decided to go the route of PM software, it’s important to understand the different categories in order to make the choice most suitable to your needs.

Here are the 5 categories of Project Management (PM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) softwares:

PPM/ PM categoriesDefinitions
Project CollaborationBasic communication and sharing of project information, documents and emails to optimize project results.
Project ManagementBottom up approach to manage the people, time lines, scope, budget and activities within a finite time frame for a project defined by the end customer/stakeholder. 
Enterprise Project Management (EPM)Takes a holistic approach to managing projects with great consideration given to their impact on the people, processes and corporate objectives. The idea is to develop a project management environment based on a group of interrelated goals that are linked to a single group of people with finite availability and talent. 
Professional Services Automation (PSA)Managing the entire lifecycle of service-based projects from sales (CRM), project delivery, time and billing and invoicing fed back into Accounting.
Project Portfolio Management (PPM)Provides a top down approach to strategically align and optimize potential and active projects with the corporate objectives and available resources grouped into different portfolios.








For a more in depth analysis of the the 5 categories, please read this white paper.

Project Scheduling Software Comparison:

SoftwareCollaborative softwareIssue tracking systemSchedulingProject Portfolio ManagementResource ManagementDocument ManagementWorkflow systemReporting and Analyses
10,000ft PlansYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYes
2-planYesNoYes[22]YesYesYesYesYes
24SevenOfficeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
AceProjectYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYes
ActionspaceYesYesYesNoNoNo (Integrates with SharePoint)YesYes
Active CollabYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
AnyChart (AnyGantt)YesNoYesYesYesNoYesYes
Apache AlluraYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNo
Apache OFBizUnknownNoYesYesYesYesNoUnknown
Apache BloodhoundYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNo
ApolloYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
AsanaYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYes
AssemblaYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
AxosoftYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
BasecampYes[23]NoNoNoYes[21]YesNoNo
BontqYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNo
BrightWorkYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Calligra PlanNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
CEITONYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ClarizenYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ClinkedYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
CollabtiveYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Compuware ChangepointYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ConceptDraw ProjectYes[24]Yes[25]Yes[26]YesYesYesYesYes
Concerto Project ManagementYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ContactizerYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNo
Copper ProjectYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
Deltek Open PlanYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYes
Deltek WelcomHomeYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYes
DoolphyYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYes
dotProjectYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYes
DynaRoadNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYes
Easy projectsYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYes
Eclipse PPM softwareYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Endeavour Software Project ManagementYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
eGroupWareYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNo
enQuireYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
eXo PlatformYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
Eylean BoardYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYes
FastTrack ScheduleYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYes
Feng Office Community EditionYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNo
FinancialForce.comNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYes
FMYIUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
FogBugzYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYes
Fossil-scmYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
FreedcampYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYes
GanttProjectNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Genius ProjectYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
GroupifulUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Group-OfficeYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNo
GroveSiteYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNo
Hall.comYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNo
HP Project & Portfolio SoftwareYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
HuddleYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
HyperofficeYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
iManageProjectYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNo
InLooxYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYes
in-Step BLUEYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
IRiseYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYes
JiraYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYes
LaunchpadYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
LibrePlanYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYes
LiquidPlannerYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
LisaProjectNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
MacProjectNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
MantisBTNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
MatchWare MindView 5 Business EditionYes[27]NoYesYes[28]YesYesNoNo
MavenlinkYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
Merlin 2YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
Merlin ProjectNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
MétierYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft Dynamics AXYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYes
Microsoft Office Project ServerYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft ProjectNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYes
Microsoft SharePoint ServerYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNo
Microsoft Team Foundation ServerYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYes
Milestones ProfessionalNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNo
MindGeniusYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
NetPointNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
NetSuiteYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
MyWorkPLANYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
O3SpacesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
OnePager ProYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYes
OmniPlanYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYes
Open WorkbenchNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
OpenProjNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
OpenProjectYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes (Via OpenProject plug-ins)[29]
Oracle Primavera EPPM (Primavera P6)YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
phpGroupWareYesYesNoUnknownYesYesNoNo
PHProjektYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Pivotal TrackerYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYes
PlanboxYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
PlandoraYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
PlaniswareYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
PLANTA ProjectYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Project BuilderUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Project KickStartNoNoYesNoYesYes[30]Yes[31]Yes[32]
Project Team BuilderYesNoYes[33]Yes[33]Yes[33]NoYesYes[33]
ProjectLibreNo (Enterprise ProjectLibre and PPMLibre under development)[12][34]NoYesNo (Enterprise ProjectLibre and PPMLibre under development)[12][34]YesNo[35]NoYes
ProjectLinkYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ProjectManager.comYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Project.netYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Projector PSANoNoYesNoYesYesYesYes
ProjectplaceYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
ProjecturfYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
Projektron BCSYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ProjeQtOrYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ProlianceYesYesYesYesYesYesYes[36]Yes [37]
PrologYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYes
PyrusYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
RationalPlanYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
RealisorYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYes
RedboothYes[5]UnknownUnknownYes[38]Yes[5]Yes[5]UnknownUnknown
RedmineYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNo
Resource GuruYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYes
Rillsoft Project & Integration ServerYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
SAP Business ByDesignYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
SciformaYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ScoroYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
SeveraYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
SmartsheetYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYes
Spider ProjectNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYes
TACTICYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TalygenYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
TargetprocessYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
TaskJugglerYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
TeamcenterYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TeamDynamixHEYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TeamLabYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYes
Teamwork ProjectsYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYes
TwprojectYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TestTrackYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYes
The Bug GenieYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYes
TracYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNo
TrackerSuite.NetYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Traction TeamPageYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYes
TrelloYesYesYesUnknownUnknownNoNoUnknown
TriskellYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TuleapYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYes
UbideskYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNo
UniPhiYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
VPMiUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
web2projectYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYes
WorkamajigYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Workgroups DaVinciYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
WorkfrontYesYes[21]Yes[21]Yes[21]YesYesYesYes
WorkPLAN EnterpriseYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
workspace.comYesYesYesYesYesYesUnknownUnknown
WrikeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Zoho ProjectsYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
Source: Wikipedia
Did you find this page useful?
Submit a suggestion to this page to improve it