Description of Services OpenProject Enterprise cloud

Last updated: 2021-06-16

This SLA amends the Service Agreement between OpenProject and Customer. It specifies the service level in relation to the Services OpenProject Enterprise cloud. We may update this SLA from time to time in our sole discretion.

1. Support

1.1 Support service level

OpenProject provides its services at different support levels defined as follows:

Support service levels Professional Support Premier Support Corporate Support
Service hours Mon-Fri, 09:30-17:30 CET Mon-Fri, 09:30-17:30 CET Mon-Fri, 09:00-18:00 CET
Response time – critical incidents 8 h 6 h 2 h
Response time – major incidents best effort 12 h 6 h
Response time – minor incidents best effort 48 h 24 h
Scheduled standby and upgrade assistance - included included
Priority development and escalation - included included

1.2 Incident priorities

Critical incidents are incidents which prevent or significantly impact the use of OpenProject, e.g. through malfunctions, wrong results or response times, and which cannot be resolved with reasonable organizational tools (critical operating errors).


  • Display of full screen error message when accessing the OpenProject landing page.

Major incidents are incidents which can be circumvented without major difficulties or which affect a part of OpenProject which do not impact the usage directly or significantly.


  • The OpenProject application does not send any automatic email notifications.

Minor incidents are incidents affecting functionalities which are not frequently relevant for the users and which are of little importance so that the user does not need the functionality for an extended time.


  • When accessing a certain work package query the error message „Internal Server Error“ is shown.
  • Saving a cost report is not possible.
  • In the project overview page two widgets overlap but are still useable.

1.3 Support communication channel

OpenProject provides its support services with different communication channels as follows:

Support service levels Professional Support Premier Support Corporate Support
Ticket - included included
Email included included included
Phone - included included
Remote login/remote hands   included included
Dedicated support engineer     included
Named support contacts 1 3 8

2. Service availability

1.1 Availability

OpenProject GmbH will make the Services available 99.9% of the time, excluding any Excused Downtime. In a given calendar month, we calculate Service Availability as follows:

Service Availability = total minutes Services are available x 100 / (total minutes in the month – Excused Downtime)

2.1 Excused downtime

Excused Downtime means the length of time the Services are unavailable due to:

  1. Scheduled maintenance;
  2. Emergency maintenance;
  3. Beta services;
  4. Force majeure events; and
  5. the actions or omissions of you, your Authorized Users, or any third-party acting on your behalf or at your direction, including any unauthorized use of the Services, breach of the Agreement or Acceptable Use Policy, or any use or configuration of the Services that exceeds OpenProject’s recommendations or advertised limits.

2.2 Scheduled maintenance

Scheduled maintenance includes any maintenance performed during the following windows or for which we provide reasonable notice or coordination with you in advance of the maintenance.

Data Center location Maintenance window
European Union 6:00 am - 08:00 am CET

2.3 Emergency maintenance

Emergency maintenance means any maintenance performed outside the Scheduled Maintenance windows without advance notice where such maintenance is reasonably and urgently required to protect the integrity, availability, or security of any online systems.

2.4 SLA credits

You are entitled to a credit of 5% of the applicable monthly Fees for each full hour of downtime in excess of the Service Availability targets. (For example, you will receive a 5% credit for between 1 and 60 minutes of downtime in excess of the Service Availability targets, a 10% credit for between 61 and 120 minutes, etc.) In order to receive a credit, you must contact Support within 30 days of the event giving rise to the credit. Credits are based on our monitoring, shall not exceed 100% of the applicable monthly Fees, may not be carried over or aggregated, are forfeited at the expiration or termination of the Agreement, and will not be paid or provided as a refund.

3. Backup

3.1 Database

Automated Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) backups are performed. Daily snapshots and transaction logs are retained for 30 days to allow for point-in-time data restoration within that time frame. Both snapshots and transaction logs are securely stored in S3.

OpenProject Enterprise cloud does not support the use of backup data to roll back changes.

3.2 Attachments

Attachments are stored securely in S3 as well. The S3 storage is encrypted and replicated across multiple availability zones within the same region. This offers an availability of 99.99%. On top of that files are versioned. That is even if deleted they may be restored if absolutely necessary. The attachments and their versions are retained throughout the whole subscription period.

4. Software updates

OpenProject will update the software providing the Service to the highest released version of the OpenProject application within 10 days after a release. OpenProject might also install yet unreleased patches to the software in case they improve the service. Every installed software version will be tested by OpenProject prior to the deployment. In case the update requires a downtime, OpenProject will inform the Customer of the scheduled downtime with a 3 days notice.

5. Acceptable use policy

You may not interfere with our business or our ability to provide services to other customers, nor take any action nor make any use of the Services that places excessive burdens on the network or systems used to provide such services. Specifically, you may not use the service for use cases other than project management, team collaboration, product management and product lifecycle management.

You may not perform any vulnerability or penetration testing of OpenProject’s network or systems without our prior written approval.