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OpenProject is the best open source MS Project alternative for project management

MS Project is used for project management by many companies. It is part of the Microsoft product portfolio and as such it can be attractive to combine MS Project with other Microsoft tools. MS Project can be either installed locally or used as a cloud solution. OpenProject is the best open source alternative to MS Project. Moreover, OpenProject can be synchronized with MS Project, so you would not be losing any data.

What does OpenProject offer?

MS Project and OpenProject both offer classic project management features. OpenProject is an open source software, which offers you full control of the source code, you are not bound to any specific vendor. In order to ensure a high level of security, OpenProject also offers a self-hosted version. The Enterprise edition includes professional support and provides additional security features and customization options. Learn why OpenProject is the best open source MS Project alternative.

OpenProject vs. MS Project

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Features OpenProject MS Project
Open source software
MS Project
Available on-premises
MS Project
Available in the cloud
MS Project
Comprehensive project management features
MS Project
Data server in EU/Germany
Headquarters in the EU.
Data stored in EU/Germany on request.
MS Project
Microsoft is a US based company.

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Why is OpenProject better than MS Project for project management

If you are especially looking for an open source alternative to MS Project, take a look at the following advantages and learn why OpenProject is the best choice.

We are open source

MS Project is a proprietary software. Therefore, users run the risk of depending solely on the vendor to make code adjustments and implement feature requests. OpenProject is an open source software and as such it can be the more secure and more cost efficient option. It provides absolute transparency and high flexibility. This article on choosing an open source software further elaborates on the advantages over a proprietary solution.

Data sovereignty

OpenProject offers a self-installed version, hosted on your infrastructure with full control over your data. With a powerful API integration and highest security levels, OpenProject allows to comply with the strictest data security regulations and ensures reliability.

No compromises in data protection

If you decide to go with the cloud edition, you can be sure that your data is secure. OpenProject has its headquarters in the EU, is GDPR compliant by default and stores all of the data in the EU. Microsoft is a US based company.

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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.