Widely used open-source and commercial systems that provide functionality comparable to the Scheduling Tool include:
Each of these systems proves a wide variety of scheduling funcationality. In terms of such functionality, the goal for the Scheduling Tool is to provide the important core features found in these tools as well as additional requirements not found in any of them. The Schduling Tool does provide functional improvements in a number of areas when compared to most open source and commericially available tools. These improvements are:
The goals for the Scheduling relating to public domain source code and sound pedagogical development are not met by any of the above commercial systems.
A detailed review of each related tool follows in these subsections:
Following these reviews, a summary of the features is provided in a feature comparison matrix.