Best open source
Smartsheet alternative

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

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OpenProject is the best open source Smartsheet alternative for project management

Smartsheet is a project collaboration and project management application that visually resembles Excel. This has the advantage of a familiar user interface. Smartsheet has a clean interface and offers Gantt charts, a card view and several collaboration features. Let’s take a look at why OpenProject is the best Smartsheet alternative.

What does OpenProject offer?

OpenProject and Smartsheet both offer classic and agile project management features. However, Smartsheet is not open source and offers no self-hosted version. You can also organize meetings, have an integrated project wiki and manage forums directly within OpenProject. If you are looking for an open source alternative to Smartsheet take a look at the following table and learn why OpenProject is the best Smartsheet alternative.

OpenProject vs. Smartsheet

Compare both tools side by side and decide for yourself

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

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Why is OpenProject better than Smartsheet for project management

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

We are open source

Smartsheet 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.

Host your own on-premises edition

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. Smartsheet 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.