OpenProject Software


 

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.

 

OpenProject - Task board
 
  • OpenProject - Task board
    Task board
  • OpenProject - Welcome screen
    Welcome screen
  • OpenProject - Timeline
    Timeline
  • OpenProject - Work packages
    Work packages
  • OpenProject - Backlogs
    Backlogs
  • OpenProject - Run cost reports
    Run cost reports
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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December 2018

December 2018

Blocked account for no reason

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Blocked account for no reason, didn't say for how long, didn't provide way to unblock

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alice from SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

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It allows the management of several modules in each of the processes within the company using, for example, workflows created in relation to the purposes of each activity.

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It is very useful because it is in the possibility of working with large projects. It also offers the possibility of working with calendars, it is a free software management project, so you save money. I can open Microsoft Project files. It runs on the Java platform so it can run on different operating systems.

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In many computers where it has been updated to that version, OpenProject has stopped working correctly. When executing the program, certain files that incorporate some of the most complex functions can not be read. Long process of integration to the company, it is necessary to train employees.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

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Good alternative to Microsoft Project, plus has some capability for swimlane formatting etc. Can get a lot done with just the free trial.

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Will need to purchase a monthly license for cloud and enterprise options.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from IKEA Group
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2018

November 2018

Planning a project is very simple with this tool.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Charles from General Motors
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2018

September 2018

Very good to manage your projects

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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.

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

OSCAR from MAESWELL
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2018

September 2018

There are no excuses to get the control of your project

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I have two computers one with a MS Project license for profesional use and the other one with Open Project. That bring me the oportunity to open MS Project files in both computers with a single license.

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The most is that this software is free, under no licenses nor trial version

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You could miss some perfomance and funtionality in the case your are expertise user of other Project software like MS Project for instance.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Deepak from AblySoft Pvt. Ltd.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

I beleive this is best and very easy to use tool for managing your projects

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It helps me to manage my projects in professional way.

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They have presented all the information about your projects and profile in a very good manner on the dashboard and that make it user friendly.

They have provided all the features as per the Agile methodology.

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They have provided all the features required for project management, so there is nothing which I don't like about this tool.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ciprian from LWT

April 2018

April 2018

It's free and easy to use (Open Project Community version)

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Well, first of all it's Open Source and it has a good community. You've got a lot of functionality and control over everything. I like the welcome screen as it has all the necessary links to Help files and the pop-up video is a good addition. Takes a tiny bit of a learning curve to get everything set-up but once it's done it's great.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kaushal from AblySoft
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Excellent user interface

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It helps me to manage complex projects

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Luisana from Blue Company S.A.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

I support myself in openProject

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

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kaushal from FATbit Technologies
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

On the Dashboard, you can see each and everything about your projects and profile.

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It helps me to manage my products more efficiently.

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The project settings are also the best part of this tool.

Also, it has all the feature as per the Agile methodology. I am also

using this tool for product management.

Review Source: Capterra
 


February 2018

February 2018

Openproject is perfect for big teams

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It is a great alternative to MS projects. Even some of its features are primitive, they might get expanded in the future.

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The feature that I liked more about Openproject is that it has projects can contain a git repository. It offers project management tools similiar to any other software in that area. It is also free to install in your own machines.

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The Visual could be improve I think. Also the Git support is primitive at the moment, it only shows the previous commits and diff. It could display the readme.md such as GitHub

Review Source: Capterra
 

Faycal from BKtel

November 2017

November 2017

The best project management software I've used

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An easy and modern way to manage projects.

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Offers almost all the features required for an efficient project management
A very modern user interface
An opensource version and even a docker image

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Bugfixing is a little bit slow
The docker images are not updated regularly
Support for the free/opensource version could be better

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rene from Roadbear Studios
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2017

November 2017

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

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alexander from ASTA

October 2017

October 2017

Worked great for me! I like it!!

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Very good to organize your projects, its free to implement, I feel it very easy to use a good option for free

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I think it is not very flexible with other files. The performance could be better. The interface can improve

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ulrich from 21-arch
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

It is easy to get the first thing done and I'm happy about the way it is oganized.

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Hopefully a better traked workflow over the different projects and a easier comunication to the other projekt partners. Because of the web based interface the possible international incooperating of people on the project.

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The possibility to tag files to issues und to trak the issues over the workflow. The difference between files at tasks and documents is very good to get projects organized.

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The way of handling the timeline is not flexible as it shoud. The connectivity of phases and related issues could be better and more flexible in the way of doing frame timing and not exactly the issue time.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Andrew from Olive Tree Escapes
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Full featured reasonably priced Project Management & Wiki platform

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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.

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Good user interface, great feature set, better prices.

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Numeric APS
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Still need for enterprise features

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Ressource Management for managing your resources on a time basis, time management could be very improved.
Standard Templates for Tasks would be a nice feature too, and in general there is a lot of enterprise features which is not there.

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Nice interface and build upon a good concept.

Cons

The need for enterprise features.

Review Source: Capterra
 

James from Modular Automation

March 2017

March 2017

Great platform

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My first experience with any project management tool and its going great. Only using it in a very basic manner at the moment. Some short comings maybe with timelines and some filtering of work packages but my expectations may be too much. Keep up the good work and try get the price down a bit for single users/small teams!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nino from ISET Policy Institute

March 2017

March 2017

Good product, easy to use

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Product is easy to use, Customer support team is really very supportive. We have just started using the product. Will provide better feedback in a few months.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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