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

MS SharePoint is a widely used web-based collaboration platform. It is part of Microsoft 365 and integrates easily with other Microsoft applications. SharePoint’s main feature was once document management but has since grown to become a broader collaboration space and can be used for project management as well. It is possible to create tasks, assign them to users and create basic Gantt charts for project scheduling. However, configuring MS SharePoint to work properly can be quite complex. Especially if you use other tools, you may need system integrators and pay a lot to integrate SharePoint properly. Let’s take a look at why OpenProject is the best open source MS SharePoint alternative.

What does OpenProject offer?

OpenProject and SharePoint both offer basic project management features. However, OpenProject also offers advanced and agile project management features and includes code management integrations through repositories and release management through product roadmaps. Additionally, the Gantt charts and task management in OpenProject are more powerful. MS SharePoint is not open source, while OpenProject is. Moreover, OpenProject offers data and file management through Nextcloud integration, providing high levels of data sovereignty. OpenProject is highly customizable and transparent. If you prefer an open source and sovereign alternative to MS SharePoint, the OpenProject and Nextcloud integration is the perfect solution.

OpenProject vs. MS SharePoint

Compare both tools side by side and decide for yourself

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

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Why is OpenProject better than MS SharePoint for project management

If you are looking for an open source alternative to Microsoft SharePoint, take a look at the following OpenProject advantages.

We are open source

MS SharePoint 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.