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OpenProject review by Abel L.
Abel L.
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"OpenProject - An excellent application for tracking projects and effort"

What do you like best?

The effort tracking feature is one feature of this application that I love the most. It is designed very efficiently that makes it easy for the users to use it. Creating filters and saving them is one main feature that I love the most. It helps to save time and you could get all the information at the click of a button. Creating custom rows and columns under while creating Cost Reports is another thing that is very useful. I do this on a weekly basis and has helped me in achieving different types of Reports for my senior managers.

What do you dislike?

One main thing that I dislike about this application is its inability to expand and collapse tasks. When a parent task has multiple children and it ranges over to multiple pages, it makes it difficult to track the tasks. You would not be able to know which child comes under which parent if the parent and child is in a different page. It would be great if the OpenProject UX designer see this as a serious issue and make necessary pages, this would resolve a lot of problems.

It would also be great if a new feature could be included to export Cost Reports in excel sheets so that Utilization reports of different teams could be calculated in an excel sheet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

OpenProject is an amazing tool if all you want is to track your Project and generate Cost Reports. It also help you organize tasks and features of your project.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking statuses of different tasks and managing them is very easy with Open Project. Generating Cost reports with customized rows and columns have made me stick to OpenProject for Project Management

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OpenProject review by Ronald M.
Ronald M.
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"Manage your project efficiently with open project"

What do you like best?

Besides being able to plan your projects in a very efficient way, it has certain characteristics that help you to take a better management of the project, for example with the gantt chart you can observe what is the status of the project, tasks that are overlapping and the whole context of the development times of the same, this feature is very good because it allows you to know the actual scope of your goals and your deliverables, also when generating tasks by teams of work you can keep an exact track of what is being developed and this allows you to include Agile and Scrum methodologies in your projects, in addition to providing your client based on this, reports of development times, costs, and even doing bug tracking within the application. In short, it is a very complete tool for project management.

What do you dislike?

As far as I've been able to work on this tool is only available for Linux environments I have not been able to work with it under the windows environment, it is true that the vast majority of development teams use linux environment but I think there should be a version available for windows 10 natively. I think the option to be able to handle it is the option in Cloud.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Most of the development projects that fail within the IT Software Factory industry are because they lack tools of this type for the management of projects and work teams, particularly I think that open project is a solution to this issue, since It allows you to really measure the scope of the project in all important statistics, tasks, development teams, costs, development times, resources, you can even identify if some tasks that you set out at the beginning are necessary as you thought. Particularly this type of tools allow you to assess these points very precisely, in addition you can give a report or much more complete report to the client, based on the project management a bit more advanced and correct. My general recommendation is that they try the trial of 14 days that they offer as proof and if it is to your liking that I am sure that it will be acquired some of the available plans to make the update to the business plan.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been able to take a more orderly project management, which has resulted in reduced development times and project costs, in addition to being able to show the client all the processes in a much more efficient and orderly manner, and I have been able to incorporate methodologies development as Agile and Scrum that have also allowed me to be able to take better management of the development team in virtue of taking better advantage of the development team.

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OpenProject review by Roshan  F.
Roshan F.
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"Excellent app - would be good to have report exporting "

What do you like best?

I have been using OpenProject for the past 2 years. I was using Redmine previously in my company before moving to OpenProject. I love the UI offered by OpenProject - it's not as boring or monotonous as Redmine. As a project manager, I constantly monitor the status of bugs reported within my projects. The ease of use in setting up filters and saving these filters privately/publicly is a feature that has helped me within my organization and with my clients. Setting a custom filter to filter out the features that are being developed in different phases and creating a separate menu item for this filter helps my clients get a quick idea about the features that my team is developing in each phase of the project.

What do you dislike?

it would be really great if there was an option to export cost report. While trying to understand the resource utilization within my project, exporting the cost report as an excel sheet will greatly help me in filtering out different reports. Also, there have been many cases where I get a server error when uploading documents. My clients have reported the same issue, which is very annoying when you are trying to share important documents.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's an amazing tool which is very easy to use and covers every aspect of Project Management in the simplest way possible.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing and tracking the project from a high level and the ease of drilling down to the granular level is something that has always made me root for OpenProject.

OpenProject review by Genesis R.
Genesis R.
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"Excellent tool!"

What do you like best?

It is an excellent tool if you want to manage projects, anyone can use it whether it uses Windows, Mac or Linux, it has a very good reach to the user because it is multiplatform!.

What I like the most is that it allows me to observe the status of my projects using Gantt diagrams, which shows in a more graphic way the progress I have had during the time that has elapsed to a project to which I currently belong in my work. In a few words, it offers me everything necessary to be able to plan a project with guarantees.

I love its ability to share files with the Microsoft application and also shares many of its features: Gantt charts, PERT, histograms, graphs, reports, etc.

What do you dislike?

- I think it should have more features.

- When executing OpenProject, certain files that incorporate some of the most complex functions can not be read.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has helped me maintain a good organization regarding my projects, the workflow is much faster and more efficient and the truth that the help that has offered has been full.

OpenProject review by Ranjith M.
Ranjith M.
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"Very good but has a room for improvement"

What do you like best?

Have been using it for around 2 years now to manage projects of various sizes. Easy to understand and master it.

What do you dislike?

Inability to group & minimize child work packages under a parent. This leads to a lot of clutter for projects of a reasonable size.

UI improvements are needed. Especially with the filters & cost reports.

While there is an option to maintain relationship between work packages in different projects, there is no way that the contents or the statuses can be reflected automatically when change is made on one of them

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Open Project is best suited for small to medium sized projects. With the issues mentioned above, it creates a lot of clutter for large size projects. Agile-Scrum management is also not ideal.

OpenProject review by User
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"is an excellent software for anywhere project management (Version 1.4)"

What do you like best?

Allows the allocation of resources for activities and tasks, creates the gantt chart of the project. It is ideal to start project management. It can be installed on Linux and Windows machines and is perfect because is free (version 1.4).

What do you dislike?

I consider that openproject is ideal for small or medium projects, since it does not have collaborative work or access to the cloud, it is only a desktop application (versión 1.4)

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes i recommend openproject for personal project or small project in special for create gantt , and activities assign and resources in the project begining

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Open project saves me time and money to establish the initial estimate of the project

OpenProject review by G2 Crowd User in Oil & Energy
G2 Crowd User in Oil & Energy
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"Similar to MS Project but without the hefty pricetag"

What do you like best?

OpenProj is an inexpensive alternative to high-priced applications like MS Project. It is easy to use and not nearly as cumbersome as other scheduling programs. Perfect option for someone looking to create basic project schedules and display timelines in bar chart or calendar form. Easily tracks percentage of task completed, start/end dates, etc. Print to PDF or use Snipping Tool to save as an image file.

What do you dislike?

Would be nice if files could open in MS Office suite of software so that clients can quickly view files without having to download new software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try this software first before spending money on brand-name software!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OpenProj is a great tool for creating Gantt charts and project schedules, which is our business' primary use for the software.

OpenProject review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Best Open Source Project Management Tool"

What do you like best?

Task management and team collaboration

Agile & Scrum

Time tracking, cost reporting and budgeting

What do you dislike?

User Interface and Occasional Crashes. The uI seems to be at times confusing. Copying of task from one sub project to another is not possible. This is a major overhead if you are planning to have 2 versions for the project.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking of features is much reliable.

OpenProject review by Administrator
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"Powerful tool for project management."

What do you like best?

Activity tracker, as too many things happen in a project, to keep track of work packages from mail is pretty difficult.

What do you dislike?

When trying to copy a work package from one project to another, the comments won't follow, even if the members are same.

No collapse view for the list of tasks/features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider adding a drag-drop option for making work packages child of another.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I make use of it to track the project details and for the purpose of internal and external communication. The commenting system does help when too many people are involved.

OpenProject review by User in Hospital & Health Care
User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Love it!"

What do you like best?

It is the best organization and support tool through all stages of the project starting from the inception of the project to completion. I like scheduling everything and this works great for me. Also it is easy to collaborate with people and teams. The user interface is also very intuitive.

What do you dislike?

I generally have problems printing things from the software. Print to PDF does not work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its good for team projects.

OpenProject review by Runit J.
Runit J.
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"Free project management software"

What do you like best?

it is free and open source and hence can be used by anyone

What do you dislike?

There can be some more advanced features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very effective for managing small projects

OpenProject review by User in Higher Education
User in Higher Education
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"Complicated Project Management"

What do you like best?

We appreciated that you would always share projects and view all projects.

What do you dislike?

I did like the overview of how Open Project is supposed to work but my team and I started very confused. It was a lot of information to retain and we just never got used to it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No benefits

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