OpenProject Software

4.20 / 5 (30)

About OpenProject


OpenProject is an open source project management solution that offers features such as issue tracking, document management, time and cost reporting, and code management.

The solution helps users collect ideas and specify project scope and deliverables. Users can break down work packages and deliverables into tasks and activities using the list view. Users can view multiple projects in a single bar chart and can highlight changes to the project schedule.

OpenProject allows users to track the time and costs spent on a project. Users can run custom reports that provide information on project performance and resource allocation. The wiki feature lets users summarize project results and create closure reports. Users can archive projects for references and training purposes.

Pricing is per user per month. Support is offered via phone, email and online forum.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

30 Reviews of OpenProject

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.20 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

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5 stars

(12)

4 stars

(14)

3 stars

(3)

2 stars

(0)

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September 2018

Charles from General Motors

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Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2018

Very good to manage your projects

It seems to me an effective tool to define the scope of my projects, I can work several projects in parallel and have a calendar organized according to the tasks and times of each one.

Pros

It allows you to organize your tasks from the conception of the idea and scope of the project to the separation by stages and organization by estimated production times, I use very often the Gantt diagram and the calendar I think they are very well elaborated to define time of production of each task of my projects and adjust them in relation to the established schedule.

Cons

It has a variety of options and tools that did not allow it to be implemented due to ignorance of its operation and utility, which represents a loss since it did not succeed.

May 2019

Ely from Amazonia Films

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2019

Free but great for project management

I used this platform to manage a project from the office on restoration of public art monuments, involved a lot of staff located in different parts, we had very little time, we managed to complete the project coordinating all activities and tasks with this platform, so it was much easier for me to receive reports from managers and area coordinators, I could detect where there were delays and who were the most efficient in fulfilling their tasks, it is amazing the information you can get from a platform like this

Pros

One of its most emblematic features, is a free platform and open source, you can use it from any operating system, gives you the tools to have control and make the necessary follow-up until the end of the project.

Cons

It should take more advantage of its open-source feature and incorporate more tools and functions.

February 2019

Jared from Highland County Health Department

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2019

Solid Tool for Project Management

Overall this is a go-to program for my occasional project management needs. Very happy with the program in general.

Pros

The biggest draw for me was the price tag - free. I don't know who spent the time to design this program, but it has been an excellent resource for me during the few projects a year when I need a true project management tool. It has a wide variety of features available, and after a few minutes of trial and error, it was easy to pick up the basics. The GANTT chart feature is especially useful and is the component that I use the most.

Cons

Finding some features of the program can be tricky and aren't as user friendly as they could be. Export options seem a little limited.

March 2017

Andrew from Olive Tree Escapes

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2017

Full featured reasonably priced Project Management & Wiki platform

When we were looking for a Project Management and Wiki platform, there were a ton of good choices. However our organization has just over 10 people and so none of the free trials would work for us. Also, not very many platforms support Project Management and Wiki functionality, so for most platforms, we'd need a two-headed solution which would cost just under $$$/month. Instead, we found OpenProject, which is perfect. It doesn't look quite as slick as some of the other offerings, but after testing we found it to be just as functional and still pretty easy to use. Best of all, we can keep our organization's Wiki documentation and project tracking in one place. We're using Open Project's could hosting, which costs less... a much better price than anything else on the market that we were able to find. If you already have your own server and don't mind applying a few platform upgrades per year, then you can even get it for free since it's an opensource platform.

Pros

Good user interface, great feature set, better prices.

Cons

User interface doesn't look as slick as Asana's.

November 2017

Rene from Roadbear Studios

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2017

Though only working with this tool for a month, it has helped me a lot with project-planning.

Pros

The interface is really good, inline editing makes the creation and editing of tasks and other data really fast. The roles of different kinds of users are easily customizable. Most features I need for project-management are available in OpenProject.

I really like the fact I can host OpenProject on my own server, so I have my data in my own hands.

Cons

OpenProject misses a few features that I think should be available. For instance, it is now possible to export Cost Reports (for instance, Time Sheet logs). This is something I need a lot, to inform customers of the progress of a project. They seem to be working on this feature though.

I would like to link the tasks I planned to an external calendar. Maybe a CalDav interface would be a possibility.

March 2018

Luisana from Blue Company S.A.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2018

I support myself in openProject

The benefits of using OpenProject is that you can perform accurate project planning and resource utilization.

Pros

I really like OpenProject because it is a program that can be easily used to plan projects, load resources and define the dates of activities. Besides, it is a free license.

Cons

What I would like the program to do is to join several projects in one and be able to verify if time or resources that are already being used in another project overlap, to prevent this.

April 2019

Dave from SolutionInc

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2019

Great Free Project Management Software

Pros

Very easy to get up and running, and the interfaces are very intuitive. Nice way to get a snapshot of current project state. Multiple user accounts allows for associating tasks with users (who get notified via email when updates are pushed)

Cons

A 'server' (always on machine, running a web server and database) is required... would be nice if future iterations were remote browser based.

November 2018

Michael from IKEA Group

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2018

Planning a project is very simple with this tool.

To organize the projects is very useful, then you already understand how it works you can organize very well to establish deadlines and stages in each area of ​​your projects and that is very efficient because it optimizes my professional work time, it is even useful to organize your life personal.

Pros

You can register quickly, its interface is very clear to use the available tools and start organizing and planning your projects and tasks in stages and using a calendar and time to optimize your work.

Cons

The information available and provided by the provider is somewhat complicated and limited, in that sense you must resort to other means to learn and take advantage of the tool correctly, it is basic in its main options.
The Gantt Chart is similar in operation to other platforms, I think it is something that can be improved.

January 2019

Gustavo from RINNOVO CORP

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2019

Tool that helps the fulfillment of activities.

My experience with this tool is to follow up on the implementations that the company in which I work.

Pros

One of the benefits is that this tool can be used On-Premise or Cloud.

Cons

One of the disadvantages that I observe is that it is not very intuitive and that it requires more study of the documentation.

March 2019

Andres from Odontodelivery

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2019

A great tool for managing projects

Smart and easy to use project managing tool

Pros

Excellent tool to organize activities, resources and time even if you don't have experience in project planning and control.

Cons

No complaints for basic projects control

March 2018

Kaushal from AblySoft

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

Excellent user interface

It helps me to manage complex projects

Pros

The best part is layout and the dashboard. On the dashboard they presenting all the information in a perfect manner. There is a settings section for project which is a very good feature.
It helps me to manage my projects efficiently.
This system has huge list of features which helps you to manage complex projects.

May 2019

Andrea from Estudiantes de Caracas Sport Club

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

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