Project management tools comparison

Business > Enterprises > Project Management
2015-06-05 21:49:58

This software comparison table lists all interesting project management software and web applications used by companies to manage their projects and teams.

This matrix currently compares a lot of online project management tools, including famous ones (Basecamp, Zoho Project...) and innovative ones.

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WrikeBasecampactiveCollabAssemblaBinfire.comCollabtiveDeskAwayTrello.comTrelloEPM LiveGenius ProjectHuddleInsightlyLiquidPlannerOneDeskMavenlinkPlan.ioProWorkflowRedmineSolve360TeamLabTrakezeWedoistVisionFlowWORKetcWrike
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Hosted solutionsYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Planio is a Redmine Hosting ProviderYes- see PlanioYesYes Teamlab Office is available for deployment on a corporate server. Teamlab Office version 7.5 is also available as open source at Sourceforge.YesYesYesYesYes
Available as standalone software-NoYes Self-hosted web application (not SaaS)NoNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYes noNoNoYesNo-
Hosting starting price (per year)49 USD per month to upgrade from free version588 USD249 USD108 USD9.95 USD per month120 EUR300 USD420 EUR0 USD Contact for pricing0 USD for up to 2 users (free); $12/user/month or $84/user/year when paying annually up front288 EUR ($24 / seat / month)30 USD per user/month468 USD108 EUR240 USD0 EUR39 USD 3 users0 EUR0 USD 1 user, 1 project. $10/user monthly0 EUR 3 users and no files; $5 monthly228 EUR78 USD monthly 2 users49 USD per month to upgrade from free version
LDAP supportNoYes- Support available by overriding authentication using provided features for extending/overriding default auth systemYes testNoNo Hack possibleNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesNo
Contacts Address BookYes Can use folders to store contact info in rich text formatNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes Including Helpdesk features, email templates, auto respondersYesYesYesYes Comprehensive CRM applicationYesYesYes Can use folders to store contact info in rich text format
Shared CalendarYesNoYesYes subscribe to Google Calendar, iCalendarYesYesYes subscribe to the iCal feed, link to Outlook or Google calendar.YesYesYesYes Google Calendar IntegrationYesYesYesYesYes
Schedule meetingsYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
Export dataYes Export/import folders and tasks as Excel spreadsheetsYes HTML, XMLYes HTMLYes Currently as PDF & CSV soonYes spreadsheet, CSV, zip fileYesYes reports in pdf, any views to excelYes CSVYesYes Export to CSV, Quickbooks, or XMLYesYesYes CSV, XLS, iCal, RSS, SQL, SVN DumpsYesYesYesYesYes EXport contacts as CSV, entire database as SQL Server 2008Yes Export/import folders and tasks as Excel spreadsheets
Visual customizationYes Can add widgets to the Dashboard, can set folder color- logoYes Company logo, themesYes logo, colors, theme, categories...YesYes company logoYes add a logo and change color themes, re-skin the entire site to your corporate theme....NoYesYesYesYesYesYes Can add widgets to the Dashboard, can set folder color
OpenID AuthenticationYes Sign in with Google accountNo- Possible by writing custom authorization providerYesNoYesYesNoYes Sign in with Google account
SSL SecurityYesYesYes Since it's self-hosted web application, administrators can add SSL on their ownYesYesYes Huddle encrypts all data exchanged with the server to industry standard levels as well as authenticating the server itself to the user.YesYesYes Mandatory for all connectionsYesYesYesYes
Email notificationsYes Full email integration: create tasks from emails: Set daily reminder emails of all your overdue and approaching workYesYesYesYes Receive auto reminders about tasks that are nearing the deadlineYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Full email integration: create tasks from emails:
Mobile versionYes iOS, AndroidYes- Web interface optimized for mobile devicesYes coming soonYes iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia, HTC Android...- only view with iphoneYes iPhone, iPad, BlackberryYesYes iPhone, iPad, AndroidNoYesYesYesYes iOS, AndroidYes iOS, Android
Custom fieldsAvailable in Enterprise subscriptionYes, able to customize all fields, views, lists and branding.You can add up to 10 custom fields per record on a free plan and 25 custom fields per record on a paid planCustom fields are within and throughout the entire platform. From customer portal, to feedback management, to project and product management.Custom URLs and brandingBest among many. "Category Tags", but can't create one from the Contacts editing form in their workspace, WTF (can create from the Gmail gadget) + can customize the fields displayed for any entity: Company, Contact, Task etc. + many field types, including URLCustom URL. Fully customizable fields, drop downs, etc. Custom branding options available.Yes, on all major objects (project, issue/task, companies, contacts/users, contracts, assets), with complete audit trail of changesFor contacts; see also Lame: only single/multi-line text, select list, and checkbox list. No URL, number. But can't display them in the contacts list! Also for leads, projects and timesheetsAvailable in Enterprise subscription
Project management
Time tracking / TimesheetsYes Somewhat basic, but easy to update.NoYesYesYesYes All Time Sheets can be printed or exported to a spreadsheetNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes Somewhat basic, but easy to update.
Automatic Tracking timerYesNoYesYes record time as you work on your tasksNoNoYesYesYes With Start/Stop timerYes With Start/Stop timerYesYesYesYes
Project MilestonesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Tasks managementYesYesYesYesYes tasks list, recurring tasks, task calendar view...YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Task lists per projectYesYesYesYesYes
Gantt chartYes Interactive, sleek, instantly created from task list- use basecamp addon roadmap.NoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYes TimelineYesYesYesNoYesYes Interactive, but not as sleek as WrikeYes Interactive, sleek, instantly created from task list
Resource managementNo- Rudimentary in Basecamp. The new basecamp does not support time tracking which really kills resource management. However, roadmap, which bi-directionally links with Basecamp, does an excellent job of this.NoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNo
Workflow systemYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYes
Report generationYes Workload per userYesYesYesYesYes Export reports to a spreadsheetNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes Workload per user
Portfolio managementYesYes possible with excellent tools like roadmapNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Issue trackingYes Ability to create custom tagsNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYes Ability to create custom tags
Link contacts with tasks/projectsYes Cross-task dependenciesYesYesYes Best in classYesYesYesYesYes Cross-task dependencies
Document Management
Document editingYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYes
Online browser editingYes Native, plus integration with Google Docs and with Box, both of which have browser editingNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYes Native, plus integration with Google Docs and with Box, both of which have browser editing
Document sharing and storageYes Can upload files and can also use Google DocsYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes Can upload filesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Can upload filesYesYesYesYesYes Can upload filesYes Can upload files and can also use Google Docs
Project integrationYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Access rights managementYes Folders can be shared individually among users. External collaborators can be added.YesYesYesYesYesYes Documents can be private, public or shared; Search is completely permission based - you can only search for things that you are allowed to seeYesYesYesYes Set granular permissions against each workspace or folder, controlling who can view specific itemsYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Folders can be shared individually among users. External collaborators can be added.
Document VersioningYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYes
Import from external resources (GoogleDocs, etc)Yes Google Docs integration; Excel; MS ProjectNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNo Google Docs integration is a joke - you simply paste the URL of the documentYesNoYesYes Google Docs integrationYes Google Docs integration; Excel; MS Project
Description/Tags for documentsYesNoYesYesYesNo- Team can add comments to each FileYesYesYesYesYesYesYes- Users can add messages to FilesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Forums & BlogsYes BlogYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Projects are "blogs"YesYesNoYesYesYes Blog
Micro- blogging Status UpdatesYes + activity streamYes- Has its own status updates, no built-in integration with 3rd party servicesYesYes Subscribe to RSS updatesYes- can receive notification for chosen documents updatesYesNoYesYes + activity stream
Live chatYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYes
Phone conferencingYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Social ShareNoYesYes facebook, twitterNoYes Insightly has built in integration with LinkedIn and TwitterYesNo
Integration with third parties services
Import Basecamp dataYes It is already Basecamp data...YesYes Classic onlyYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
Freshbooks integrationNo-Yes Add and update time to your FreshBooks accountNoNoYesYes
Google Apps integrationYes Gmail contextual gadget to create tasks from emailNoYes Integrate with Google Apps and Google DocsNoYesYes Gmail contextual gadgetYes Google CalendarYesYes Single Sign on, Universal navigationYes Gmail contextual gadget to import contacts from email and add call logs, tasks etc.NoYes Gmail contextual gadget to create tasks, leads and projects from emailYes Gmail contextual gadget to create tasks from email
Microsoft Office IntegrationYes Also integrates with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive. Possible to edit MS Office files online without downloading- Import from MS Project is possibleNoYesYesYes Word, Excel and PowerPointYesNoYesYes Also integrates with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive. Possible to edit MS Office files online without downloading
Email supportYesYesYesYesYes support by email within 24 hrsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Group ChatNo
Custom RolesNo
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  • Awesome comparision. Thank you for this wholesome list. Do you have a chart for the ones which do take care of project management partially but also have time tracking, expense and document management?
    Posted 2015-05-22 16:56:06 by Kevin Peter
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    Posted 2015-05-16 07:53:12 by Kelly
  • Posted 2015-05-14 16:12:15 by Szymon Ozimek
  • Have used about half of these. My tool of choice these days is PlanFirst ( By far the best team support tool I've tried. And it is really cheap.
    Posted 2015-05-04 12:47:42 by David John
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    Easy, intuitive interface makes it good for me - and for clients when shared
    Posted 2015-04-11 14:58:20 by Susan Kistler
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    Posted 2015-02-14 17:30:03 by Akram Saleh
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    Posted 2015-02-06 20:12:34 by MAty
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    Posted 2015-02-06 20:12:29 by MAty
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    Posted 2015-02-02 20:28:48 by Irina Matveeva
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Wrike is a great tool
    Posted 2015-02-02 11:51:06 by Matt
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    I like wrike
    Posted 2015-02-02 01:39:37 by Mo
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    Posted 2015-01-31 10:14:31 by EdSG
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    I like it!
    Posted 2015-01-30 20:11:04 by forza123
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    Posted 2015-01-29 21:24:24 by Mike
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    Posted 2015-01-29 21:12:19 by Brandon
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    Posted 2015-01-29 17:11:14 by Marcus Sandelowsky
  • commented on Wrike
    Added Portuguese as a language.
    Posted 2015-01-29 12:55:53 by Ana Domingues
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    Posted 2015-01-29 10:23:04 by Kay
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    Posted 2015-01-29 10:12:24 by adz2ka
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    Wrike is great to efficiently bring teams together.
    Posted 2015-01-29 00:45:32 by Jo
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    Easy to use
    Posted 2015-01-28 22:30:59 by mel1800
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    Posted 2015-01-28 22:21:15 by Skippy
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    Posted 2015-01-28 21:39:04 by IR
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    Posted 2015-01-28 21:07:41 by Amy Punaro Calhoun
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    Posted 2015-01-28 20:52:08 by Sally Rainbow-Ockwell
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    Posted 2015-01-28 20:51:31 by Nick
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    I've been using Wrike for a month now and it's really been a terrific tool.
    Posted 2015-01-28 20:50:40 by Ed
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    Wrike is completely fantastic. We had such a bad system before. This is genuinely liberating.
    Posted 2015-01-28 20:50:39 by Jim Tobin
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    Posted 2015-01-13 14:51:24 by Irina Matveeva
  • Posted 2014-12-14 15:49:13 by lamatz22
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    j'aime bien
    Français Posted 2014-11-28 22:53:41 by easypuph
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    Posted 2014-06-30 13:23:05 by Gaelle Lo
  • Hi , Great comparison with extensive list of tools. But I would like to suggest SwiftPPM from Digite, a comprehensive program and project portfolio management solution for an organization. Its rich set of features including task, defect, issue, timesheet, custom reports and many others along with wide integration capability have proved it to be the most worthy among various PM tool. Visit to learn more !
    Posted 2014-06-17 13:01:03 by Dave
  • suggested on TeamLab to set Name to Teamlab Office
    Posted 2014-05-28 15:07:11 by Ninel Gorbunova
  • Hi, i have been using Wrike for more than 5 years and its great. The only issue i found with it was the Gantt Charts. For my international teams I had to shift to 5pm web. Has anyone faced the same problem.......
    Posted 2014-04-07 11:10:24 by DavidRogers
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    Best system to boost your team productivity!
    Français Posted 2014-02-03 11:08:49 by Collabtive
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    Posted 2013-09-13 16:41:51 by NJ
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    Posted 2013-09-13 07:17:19 by hanulgom
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    Posted 2013-07-12 13:23:28 by tonyboy
  • commented on Basecamp
    Nodoubt, Basecamp is good but it lacks important features like time tracking, private messages and integration with google. Have you tried proofhub? Features like time tracking, casper (hidden) mode, to-do's, discussions make it awesome. So, you don't miss anything.
    Posted 2013-07-11 13:51:25 by jessica
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    Posted 2013-06-22 09:04:59 by Robin Green
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    I prefer to use TeamLab than other similar applications because it's easy-to-use CRM system and has well-integrated suite of tools.
    Posted 2013-06-14 09:05:07 by Marie Sipell
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    Our company recently started to use TeamLab 7.4 and all of us liked it a lot. It's very convenient and easy to work in this web office. TeamLab provides a lot of opportunities to save time and money for your business. Thanks a lot.
    Posted 2013-06-14 08:54:49 by scorpia
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    Posted 2013-05-22 16:24:48 by john
  • suggested on Basecamp to set Editor to alex-1qkqco34
    Posted 2013-05-07 09:24:22 by Alex
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    Posted 2013-05-06 23:05:55 by ksomer
  • Hi, this list is missing another great online project management tool, called Squish - - it has a full-featured 60 day trial and their pricing is pretty good.
    Posted 2013-04-08 21:21:45 by Darryl DeLong
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