OpenProject Software

OpenProject Software

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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 ...

OpenProject Pricing

Community edition is for free Enterprise edition (cloud and on-premises) starts at $ 8.50 per month.

Starting price: 

$8.50 per month

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OpenProject User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4

Functionality

4

Showing 1 - 5 of 50 reviews

User Profile

Jacob Ira

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Events Services

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

March 2022

Planning events made easy

Pros

It is free. While there are some paid features we might consider in the future, the core product does what we need it to do. As the head of the event, I need to keep an eye on all the moving parts and know who is doing what and what still needs to get done.

Cons

With a name open, I'd have hoped that it would be one of those where you pay for support or implementation. However, some features are locked behind a monthly/yearly fee. If it was a one-time fee for non-profits, I'd consider it.

Reasons for switching to OpenProject

It wasn't designed for what we were using it for.

Matthew

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Wireless

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

August 2019

Great Project Software for Teams

I thoroughly enjoy OpenProject and hope it continues to grow. Others in my organization find it frustrating for scheduling and viewing overall status, but we are finding ways to work around issues with other tools. We don't need another Jira! OP is my MS Project alternative, and adds the benefit of integrating teams into project tracking. Keep up the good work!

Pros

OpenProject is a pleasure to use for projects from proposal/concept to closing. Creating a WBS and timeline with generic resources is a great way to generate documentation needed for proposals. Copying that proposal project to an active project is then a great way to jumpstart project planning with team awareness of timelines and requirements. Teams can interact with the project plan, adding their own features and tasks to complete deliverables. Creating custom WBS queries assists in focusing team members on items they are required to complete. And creating custom queries to the master Work Package list provides a way for executive members to view the active phases and status of milestones. Meetings can be logged in their own section, and wiki notes can be captured for reference. Very pleased with the community version of OpenProject.

Cons

Scheduling and resource management is a bit burdensome with OpenProject. There is so much value in scheduling with blocked-out weekends, holidays, and resource calendars. Resource loading reports have to be manually created in other tools (spreadsheets) to show whether resources are available or overbooked. The planned project overview page and executive/portfolio views can't come soon enough. Value is often communicated upwards, and there isn't much for executive management to view; these views and reports are still custom creations in other tools. Printing wiki pages, meetings, etc. are awkward. Budgeting is OK, but again awkward as the plugin appears to apply to all projects when within a single project. There is no baseline feature and no way to compare performance verses the baseline. For these reasons, users are still required to use more advanced resource management, project management and budgeting, and scheduling tools alongside OpenProject. It is great software, just not a complete replacement for other project management toolsets. At times, it would be good to have more condensed views, but reducing the screen rendering/size to less than 100% suffices for now.

Reasons for choosing OpenProject

Free and timeline/work package views. Almost a complete PMIS.

Reasons for switching to OpenProject

Integrate project management and team collaboration with timelines and scheduling. A great PMIS, that is better than most, and will be best with resource management and executive/portfolio reporting!

Response from OpenProject

Thank you very much for your feedback. The good news is that we are working on a completely new resource management and scheduling module for OpenProject. If you are interested in sharing your expectations, just get in touch with us on support@openproject.com.

Replied September 2019

Gerald

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer & Network Security

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

June 2022

OpenProject -useful if you use the professional edition

We are doing all the PM with it ;-).

Pros

If you select the professional version, you get kanban boards, collaboration and planning features which might replace Exchange server funkctionalities as long as you do classic PM tasks. I also liked the integrated workflows. The community edition might serve you well when you have only a small team.

Cons

Different labour costs per user would be fine - i guess now you can only assign one hourly rate. I also would like to see a possibility to set the hours to "billed" or "exported" somehow.

Reasons for choosing OpenProject

Ease of deployment, price

Reasons for switching to OpenProject

web2project was out of development

Brendan

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Medical Practice

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
1

Ease-of-use

out of 5
1

Value for money

out of 5
1

Customer support

out of 5
1

Functionality

out of 5

May 2022

Waste of time

Waste of time.

Pros

Docker image, easy to setup, open, free, simple.

Cons

Not so open. Need to purchase the enterprise edition to use even the basic productivity features like boards. Waste of time

Anonymous

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

October 2020

Open project - customise it all.

Open project has the flexibility for you to customise your projects to work just how you need them to work. If you take the time to set it up, it will fulfill your needs.

Pros

- Customisable - Project, subprojects, sub sub projects - Tasks, subtasks, - many customisable work package types - Cost that feels right - Not loaded with extra features that you are paying for buy never use.

Cons

- needs basic refinement - can be buggy - steep learning curve

Reasons for choosing OpenProject

Cost was more reasonable, customisation was better.

Reasons for switching to OpenProject

Too simplistic

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