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Orangescrum alternative

Find out why OpenProject is the best open source Orangescrum alternative for project management.

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OpenProject is the best open source Orangescrum alternative for project management

Orangescrum offers users a range of choices, including cloud-based, on-premises, and open-source enterprise editions. It includes both classic and agile project management features such as resource management, Gantt charts, budget and cost management, issue tracking, time tracking, workflow management, and backlogs. The open source edition of Orangescrum is licensed under GNU GPL v3. Discover why OpenProject stands out as the best open source Orangescrum alternative for project management.

What does OpenProject offer?

OpenProject and Orangescrum are both open source software for project management, offering a cloud-based and self-hosted version. However, Orangescrum’s open source version lacks crucial functionalities such as agile scrum boards, backlogs, advanced planning, time tracking, and user role management. In contrast, OpenProject consistently enriches its features, even in its Community version, surpassing Orangescrum in terms of functionalities. Moreover, in order to get the open source code users must provide an e-mail address to get a download link. OpenProject Community edition source code is freely available, so that our users can independently install and update to the newest version without handing in any data. If you are looking for a genuinely open source alternative to Orangescrum, take a look at the following table and learn why OpenProject is the best Orangescrum alternative.

OpenProject vs. Orangescrum

Compare both tools side by side and decide for yourself

Features OpenProject Orangescrum
Open source software
Available on-premises
Available in the cloud
Comprehensive project management features
Meeting management
Product roadmap
Data server in EU/Germany
Headquarters in the EU.
Data stored in EU/Germany on request.
Orangescrum is based in the US.

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Why is OpenProject better than Orangescrum for project management

If you are looking for a truly open source Orangescrum alternative, take a look at the following advantages and learn why OpenProject is the best choice.

Comprehensive Community edition

OpenProject Community edition includes all essential project management and security features. We also add features to the Community edition with every major release to give back to our incredible community. Our source code is freely available. Orangescrum Community edition does not include crucial features, such as user role management, agile boards, time tracking or two-factor authentication. You have to provide an e-mail to download Orangescrum Community version.

Wide feature range

OpenProject is continuously developed and improved. Powerful features, such as team planner, action boards, notifications center, custom theme etc. are released constantly and enhance the project management functionalities that OpenProject offers.

Everything from a single source

With OpenProject you can not only create and visualize timelines, but also track time and costs, include agile boards, manage documents and meetings or create forums to connect your teams and foster communities.

No compromises in data security

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 does not process any data outside of the EU. Orangescrum is based in the US.

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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.