OpenProject

Open-source project management and collaboration software

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OpenProject Overview

What is OpenProject?

OpenProject is an open-source project collaboration software designed to help businesses handle the entire project management lifecycle, from planning, scheduling, and issue tracking to budgeting and cost reporting. Supervisors can highlight important task attributes based on the status, priority, or due date, and visualize project information in the form of bar, pie, graph, and line charts.

OpenProject allows organizations to define project milestones, tasks, and phases on a timeline, set up start or due dates, and use the drag-and-drop interface to update various task elements. Managers can receive notifications about project deadlines via emails, schedule tasks on a Gantt Chart, filter data based on custom attributes or product versions, and share timelines to communicate progress with stakeholders. Administrators can create, update, and assign tasks to staff members, attach images, comments, or documents in assignments, and export task lists in XLS, CSV, or PDF formats. Supervisors can create templates by copying existing tasks, configure access permissions for employees or stakeholders, manage project workflows on Kanban boards, and gain visibility into budgets, time, and costs on the centralized dashboard.

OpenProject enables enterprises to add a corporate logo, customize the platform's theme according to organizational requirements, and select specific colors for side menus, buttons, headers, and more. The software also helps managers log time or costs for tasks and budgets, share reports with staff members, and utilize two-factor authentication and single sign-on (SSO) capabilities to secure data.

OpenProject Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$275,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Open Source
Value for money

OpenProject pricing starts at $275 per year for 5 users and scales with number of users. A free trial is available. It provides the following pricing plans-
• Self-managed:
Pricing starts at $405 per year for 5 users and scales with number of users.
• Hosted by OpenProject:
$7.06 per member per month, billed annually and also starts at $275 per year for 5 users and scales with number of users.


OpenProject Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

OpenProject work packages
OpenProject Kanban board
OpenProject open tasks
OpenProject calendar
OpenProject video OpenProject screenshot: OpenProject work packages OpenProject screenshot: OpenProject Kanban board OpenProject screenshot: OpenProject open tasks OpenProject screenshot: OpenProject calendar

OpenProject Reviews

OpenProject Reviews

Overall rating
4,3
/
5
Excellent
19

Very good
19

Average
5

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Support
4,1
86% recommended this app
Ely O.

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


Matthew F.

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!


Muhammad ashhar H.

Better than trello

Just for task management purposes it's good, but if you want other functionalities there are other better options.


Indika K.

Very good project managment tool

It help lot to manage number of scrum team for a single project and we could be able to manage over 100 staff on this product.


Verified Reviewer

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.


Ely O.
Industry: Government Administration
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Free but great for project management

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/05/31
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Matthew F.
Industry: Wireless
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great Project Software for Teams

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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 [email protected]

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Muhammad ashhar H.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Better than trello

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2021/01/09
Review Source: Capterra

Just for task management purposes it's good, but if you want other functionalities there are other better options.

Pros

Following are its top features:
- Gantt chart
- Task dependency creation
- Easy task assignment
- Costing

Cons

- Collaboration could be improved like trello in big teams it can cause problems
- No kanban view
- Task searching, it's detail and it's activity is better in trello.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Indika K.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Very good project managment tool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/03/12
Review Source: Capterra

It help lot to manage number of scrum team for a single project and we could be able to manage over 100 staff on this product.

Pros

i was able to use this product over 4 years on my previouse company. It was a very good selection for those who looking for a free agile based project management software

Cons

less flexibility and hard to configure/install is major issue i realized with this tool. It too so long to fix certian slowness issue of the application.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Furniture
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Open project - customise it all.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/10/15
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8,7/10
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OpenProject Pricing

OpenProject Pricing

Starting from
US$275,00/year
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Open Source
Value for money

OpenProject pricing starts at $275 per year for 5 users and scales with number of users. A free trial is available. It provides the following pricing plans-
• Self-managed:
Pricing starts at $405 per year for 5 users and scales with number of users.
• Hosted by OpenProject:
$7.06 per member per month, billed annually and also starts at $275 per year for 5 users and scales with number of users.

OpenProject pricing starts at $275 per year for 5 users and scales with number of users. A free trial is available. It provides the following pricing plans-
• Self-managed:
Pricing starts at $405 per year for 5 users and scales with number of users.
• Hosted by OpenProject:
$7.06 per member per month, billed annually and also starts at $275 per year for 5 users and scales with number of users.

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 44 user ratings
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OpenProject Features

OpenProject Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for OpenProject

Additional information for OpenProject

Key features of OpenProject

  • Assignment Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dependency Management
  • Document Management
  • Email Integration
  • Gantt Charts
  • Issue Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Visualization

OpenProject FAQs

OpenProject FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for OpenProject.

Q. What type of pricing plans does OpenProject offer?

OpenProject offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$275,00/year

Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source

Free Trial: Available

OpenProject pricing starts at $275 per year for 5 users and scales with number of users. A free trial is available. It provides the following pricing plans- • Self-managed: Pricing starts at $405 per year for 5 users and scales with number of users. • Hosted by OpenProject: $7.06 per member per month, billed annually and also starts at $275 per year for 5 users and scales with number of users.

Q. What are the main features of OpenProject?

OpenProject offers the following features:

  • Assignment Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dependency Management
  • Document Management
  • Email Integration
  • Gantt Charts
  • Issue Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Visualization

Q. Who are the typical users of OpenProject?

OpenProject has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does OpenProject support?

OpenProject supports the following languages:

English

Q. Does OpenProject support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices OpenProject supports

Q. What other apps does OpenProject integrate with?

OpenProject integrates with the following applications:

GitHub, Toggl Track, Univention Corporate Server

Q. What level of support does OpenProject offer?

OpenProject offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials