I compare these three project management software are because I am almost wrong to give project schedule report for my boss.
So you can use the following information in project data processing. These three software giving the different result from the same file source. The sample file using .mpp (Microsoft Project) format and open or import from two others software.
Is absolutely right (as a guide) because this software are used to make the file. Look at the red sign in picture upper (click for larger view). That show work item start and finish date, and work duration. Start Monday, May 26, 2010, and finish on Sunday, August 15, 2010. Work time are 21 days.
Let’s compare with 2 others software.
Like Microsoft Office, many software in one package. Writer, Spreadsheet, and the other once is Open Project. This Software are used by project manager to make project schedule that visualize with Gantt Chart. Open Project are purely free especially for personal user. Open Project is compatible with .mpp (Microsoft Poject file extension). The upper picture is snapshoot of Open Project that I use to open the same file with first picture (click to a larger view). The result (work item with red marking) are different with Microsoft Project… precede approximately 4 months.
Like Open Project, this is a free software to make project schedule. Can import .mpp file. I was compare with Microsoft Project too… use the same file. The result can be looked under. I get an inverted result than Open Project. The begin date project are retreat from actually. Backwards approximately 2 months.
Why different ???
I think the features of these 3 softwares make it differents. Microsoft Poject support start to finish, start to start, lag, and other… whereas Open Projet and Gantt Chart maybe not. I am not read with details of the software documentation.
Microsoft Project is paid software.
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