Ganttic vs Microsoft Excel vs Microsoft Project


Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project have come a long way and have solved a lot of problems. However, they are still limited in many ways and Ganttic is ready to solve them for you by offering you a more affordable, more intuitive and simpler alternative.





Utility
  • Click-drag-release to create task
  • Multiple-resource tasks
  • Concurrent tasks and utilisation
  • Timeline calendar navigation
  • Custom data fields for categorising
  • Color schemes for instant overview
  • Resource grouping
  • Filtering
  • Customise views

  • Manual settings
  • Manual data entry
  • Merging and unmerging cells
  • Time-consuming manual settings
  • Customise views
  • Complex navigation and interface
Collaboration
  • Designed for team use and concurrent modifications
  • Add / invite users
  • Assign read / view / edit permissions for users
  • User-management
  • Non-amendable history
  • Notes
  • Not designed for team use
  • Difficult to work simultaneously with team on the same document
  • Unlogged and overwritten changes
  • Difficult to track who did what and what changes were made
  • Difficult to ensure everyone has the current version
Accessibility 
  • Available on any browser-supported device
  • Google Calendar synchronization
  • In-app sharing options
  • iOS and Android app
  • Only available using a spreadsheet supported machine
  • Sharing only available manually by e-mail, USB transfer, etc.
  • Problems with conflicting modifications
  • Difficult to track
  • Expensive to share via SharePoint
Export
  • Custom reports
  • Unlimited reports
  • Direct printing & .csv export
  • Can only export an entire sheet
  • Direct printing & .csv export
  • Time-consuming reporting
  • Report formatting is limiting and challenging
Security
  • Uses 128-bit and higher SSL encryption
  • Strict and secure username and password access
  • Only accessible by invited users
  • Strict permission control for each user
  • Can be opened by anyone
  • Need password-protect activation
  • Vulnerable to data loss / theft of local machines
  • Can be opened by anyone
  • Need password-protect activation
  • Vulnerable to data loss / theft of local machines
Cost
  • Charged by resource count
  • Unlimited users
  • Up to 10 resources FREE
  • License fees for each machine
  • IT maintenance costs
  • License fees for each machine
  • IT maintenance costs
Interface
Overview
  • Carefully crafted for resource planning, scheduling, and management
  • Makes multi-project planning easier to handle
  • Made for a wide array of purposes, not effective for resource management
  • Packed with different tools for various functions, great for general management and calculations
  • Made for project management purposes, not effective for resource management
  • Great for managing one project, but not ideal for multi-projects