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Choose an open source on-premises project management software as best Asana alternative.

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OpenProject is the best open source Asana alternative for project management

Asana is a popular web-based project management application with a clean and intuitive interface. It provides a comprehensive set of project management features. Asana also offers several app integrations. OpenProject is the best open source alternative to Asana for project management.

What does OpenProject offer?

OpenProject and Asana both offer a similar set of features. Additionally, OpenProject offers an integration with Nextcloud for file management. OpenProject is an open source software, which offers you full control of the source code, you are not bound to any specific vendor. Asana is only available in the cloud, while OpenProject can either be used in the cloud or installed on premises. OpenProject is the ideal software for organizations that value data privacy and data sovereignty.

OpenProject vs. Asana

Compare both tools side by side and decide for yourself

Features OpenProject Asana
Open source software
Available on-premises
Available in the cloud
Comprehensive project management features
Data server in EU/Germany
Headquarters in the EU.
Data stored in EU/Germany on request.
Headquarters in the US: complying with either CCPA or GDPR. The users have to contact Asana to exercise their rights under one or the other.

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Why is OpenProject better than Asana for project management

If you are especially looking for an open source alternative to Asana which you can also use self-hosted, take a look at the following advantages and learn why OpenProject is the best Asana alternative.

We are open source

While OpenProject is open source, Asana is not. Open source can be the more secure and more cost efficient option. It provides absolute transparency and high flexibility levels, it can foster collaboration, while enabling a faster market entry. This article on choosing an open source software further elaborates on the advantages over a proprietary solution.

Host your own on-premises edition

With its strong commitment to data privacy and information security, OpenProject offers self-hosting through the Enterprise on-premises edition. An on-premises software offers the highest security level and allows to comply with the strictest data security regulations and ensures reliability. OpenProject provides the flexibility to customize, resulting a level of control over data processing and storage that the cloud often cannot offer. In addition, it offers a Powerful API for the integration of any application.
Asana does not offer an on-premises solution.

No compromises in data protection

If you decide to go with the cloud edition, you can be sure that your data is safe. OpenProject has its headquarters in the EU, is GDPR compliant by default and stores all of the data in the EU.
When using Asana you have to proactively request using this option.

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You can test the OpenProject Enterprise cloud 14 days for free, or you can get a 14 days free trial license key to upgrade your self-hosted Community edition to the Enterprise on-premises – risk-free without cancellation.

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Enterprise add-on

The OpenProject Enterprise add-ons are part of our Enterprise on-premises and cloud plans. With the upgrade to a paid version, you will support the development and maintenance of the open source project.