About ProjectLibre


ProjectLibre is an open-source project management solution that provides alternatives for Microsoft Project desktop. Primarily catering to sectors such as government, non-profits and small agencies, it offers products comprising ProjectLibre Cloud and ProjectLibre enterprise.

With key features including Gantt charts, network diagrams, WBS/RBS charts, earned-value costing, network diagram, resource histograms, multi-project resource pools and histograms. Additionally, the platform provides common processes for creating project plans, including an indented task list or work-breakdown structure (WBS). Users can create links, set duration and assign resources.

ProjectLibre is accessible on Linux, Mac OS or Windows platforms and is compatible with Microsoft Project files. The platform is open-source and support is extended via email and documentation.



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26 Reviews of ProjectLibre

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.38 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

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February 2019

julio from mcp 2010 ingeniería ca

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

Programming construction works never been easier

With this software I could present all my projects in the construction industry, such as the construction of the guard house and the garbage room for a building. I could tell my customers how to reach the schedule time of delivery of works, the critical activities during the construction and the relation of advance of construction vs down payments. All the tools allows me to explain clearly and detailed to my customers every cent they invest on the construction work and where is it.

Pros

The easy commands of the software allows me to program construction works, phases, activities and staff associated to each one of them and the Gantt Chart schedule. Also I can calculate, cost and program down payments along with the works advance charts. With the Gantt chart schedule, help me to compare the programed construction works with the real construction execution, allowing me to adjust every day the needs of the work in order to finished the construction work at time or even better, to improve the time for finished the contract.

Cons

I need to implement lot of information about the construction staff hourly cost, I Include others costs like materials, transportation and equipment just to achieve a real value of cost, but I would like if every one of this elements could under the consideration of the developers in order to make a most flexible and adaptable software to construction industry, it will be a big improvement.

March 2018

Louis from LionRT

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

Project Libre is extremely useful as a possible software solution alternative to Microsoft Project where unique compatibility is not strictly required.

Download freely and easy to use......if there aren't constraints requiring Microsoft Project implementation......Project Libre will suit quite well to creating new projects across the widest file categories and project types .....at our company we are extremely happy with Project Libre's flexibility and ease of use. It is quite intuitive to operate as well. Project Libre is a welcome software solution as an addition to our operating environment. Project Libre absolutely helped our company organize our file project load, as well as allowing us to use fewer organization software solutions. Keep in mind it is freeware so there is a lack of readily available direct online customer service support however one can access online tutorials quite readily from existing user forums. This user support is most helpful....we would recommend Project Libres use to any company and users interested.

Pros

Extremely easy to use , Project Libre supports a wide variety of tasks including scope, time, and budget needed to create our local projects for company use.
The software is supported on all major OS platforms including MAC OS, Linux, and MS Windows.

Cons

Project Libre projects can take some time to load when the project sizes are larger and there is a relative lack of customer support, but we believe that is to be expected when dealing with an open source and freeware software......not much to dislike frankly. Be aware that plenty of curated user community specific online support materials exist and are most helpful.

April 2018

Daniel from Air Force Research Labs

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Excellent alternative to MS Project, more portable and good XML support.

I'm able to do project management tasks, ranging from small quick tasks to extracting the critical path and progress towards milestones of many-thousand line projects, easily and from a variety of computer stations without having an expensive license that is locked to a single machine.

Pros

For anybody learning how to use project management software for school or other uses, starting with ProjectLibre is an excellent choice.
The most valuable capability for ProjectLibre is that it performs every task that somebody already familiar with Microsoft Project can, and the more standardized (compared to the varieties and versions of MS Project) interface actually makes it more practically usable.
The other major advantage is that all versions of ProjectLibre appropriately handle XML export and import, which cannot be said of many versions of MS Project.

Cons

The only real drawbacks are that it doesn't integrate with many other office utility applications. The real advantage in my daily use of the MS Project offering is that it will interface with MS Project Server, which is only realistically relevant if you're already locked into the MS suite of tools.
The UI isn't as polished as high-dollar offerings, and in some cases it requires searching through third-party support documentation to figure out what's actually going on in some situations.

December 2018

Hillum from Nielsen kenya

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2018

A perfect project Management tool

It is an easy to use software that allows for easier management of project. The best part is that it is less costly compared to its competitors.It a tool that every company having projects should aim on having.

Pros

Projectlibre is one of the most used product in our company given that our company is much in research. It a replacement of Microsoft project which is less costly and allows us to keep track of our projects. What we like most about is that it allows us to well manage the many projects we have running in the company.It is also easy to use with a simple interface and very nice graphics.

Cons

There should be an improved in printing abilities, especially with the gantt chat.

January 2019

Kelvin from BIDCO OIL REFINERIES LIMITED KENYA

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

A Cost Effective Project Management Tool.

It is an easy to use and cost effective project management tool.

Pros

Projectlibre is tool that is being used across the entire organization. We use it in tracking of projects and allows us to keep organized when having multiple projects. One thing that makes it our preferred option is that it cost effective and also has a user friendly interface.More to that i like it s hierarchical organization of projects.

Cons

Though the interface is use friendly, i think it is little bit old and need some updating. I also wish the editing and graphics features updated.

January 2018

Carlos from Index

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2018

A good alternative for low budget planning projects

1) Visual help for Project scheduling 2) Resource administration easiness 3) Timelines for tasks and complete project

Pros

This software lets you manage projects with a reasonable level of complexity, such as having multiple tasks simultaneously, specific task/job completion dates, predeceasing tasks, and resource managing, by providing you with a good set of reports and data views that may vary from a simple lines and columns table, up to a Gantt chart (a tasks & calendar arrange),and ultimately a critical path diagram.

Cons

When entering records for the tasks of the project, the program has an issue when trying to make a correction in a cell (mainly a text one like the task name/description), if you make a "typo", and you try to delete the letter by using the "Back space" key, it may delete the whole line instead of the typo. This is time consuming since it makes you have to start entering the record all over again.

June 2018

Fabiana from 7Q81

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2018

A good alternative to Microsoft Project for Gantt charts and project management tool

We have been able to share and communicate timelines with the teams and clients. Also, with ProjectLibre we cam estimate critical tasks and dates of the projects.

Pros

Although is an open source free tool, ProjectLibre has many options and is relatively easy to use. I like the ability to change the views from Gantt to WBS or Resource usage. Yo can easily define tasks, predecessors tasks and assign resources. Also, you can configure the calendar and export to PDF making it easy to share with clients.

Cons

Sometimes, when trying to create new tasks, all the diagram mess up and it is almost impossible to relink all the tasks again. Also the interface could improved a lot.

April 2018

Tamoya from eGov

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2018

Great alternative for MS Project

Pros

The greatest benefit: it is a free and open source application having similar functions and features as a paid for MS Project software.

Cons

The GUI could be a little more user friendly. The user interface looks a little old and is not as modern as MS Project.

January 2019

Julio Cesar from Optimissa

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2019

A great option

Pros

The ease of use and that it is a great option to other project management tools in the market.

Cons

The translation of some of the features (I'm a Spanish native speaker) are sometimes kind of "odd".

March 2018

lisbeth from Consejo Federal de Gobierno

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2018

practical for organization of all the work to be done in a project

Planning of all the activities to be carried out in the execution of a project and thus compare how the project is going with respect to the planned time

Pros

helps to organize and plan all the actions that must be fulfilled, easy economic installation Easy visualization of the tools you can export and import can also be exported to pdf, it is compatible with your Microsoft similar one.

Cons

some tools and errors that the system presents some specifically when you request the help in the system eas is the only thing that I would love to improve your other functions are perfect

April 2018

Andrés from ELI SOLUTIONS INC.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

An affordable yet complete Project Management tool

I did not have the budget to use MS Project but I needed to use a PM softaware, so I did.

Pros

It allows you to create columns for every piece information you need (deviation rates, resources added, etc) and make your calculations with your dates and deadlines. Basically, you can make your entire Gantt with ease, and offer almost the same experience if you were working with MS Project.

Cons

Its UI is not attractive and sometimes it crashes without any reason whatsoever. Also you need to be familiar with PM terms and tactics or you will be lost using this software. Export capabilities are poor and you are left with the responsibility of understanding where is what if you want the software to work for you.

March 2018

ricardo from Vicepresidencia de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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