OpenProject as best Asana alternative

Asana is a popular project management application which is rapidly growing in popularity. It has a clean interface, provides basic task and issue management and offers many integrations to other services. Let’s take a look at why OpenProject is the best Asana alternative.

OpenProject and Asana both offer classical task management features. However, OpenProject also allows release management through product roadmaps. Additionally, OpenProject makes communication easy: You can organize meetings directly within OpenProject and manage forums.

On the downside Asana lacks many enterprise project management features, such as Gantt charts, time and cost tracking and the fact that there is no self-hosted version of Asana. OpenProject on the other hand provides self-hosting through the Enterprise Edition.

Asana also offers no integrated source control management feature. This makes it difficult to manage software projects in an integrated way. If you look for an alternative to Asana take a look at the following table and learn why OpenProject is the best Asana alternative:

  OpenProject Asana
Issue Tracking / Task Management
Fast inline issue creation/update
Timeline / Gantt chart  
Time and Cost tracking  
Product Roadmap  
Mobile-friendly layout
Modern design
Single-page application
Open source  


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