Best open source
Wekan alternative

OpenProject is the best open source project management alternative to Wekan.

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OpenProject is the best open source Wekan alternative for project management

Wekan is a simple, open source Kanban-style tool. With such features as boards, lists, and cards Wekan positions itself as an open source Trello alternative. Wekan SaaS services are offered through third parties, such as PiKaPods (Europe and US) or Cloudron (Europe). Discover why OpenProject stands out as the best open source Wekan alternative for project management.

What does OpenProject offer?

Both OpenProject and Wekan are open source, both offer cloud hosting and on-premises versions and various project management features. Wekan, however, has a clear focus on Kanban project management approach, while OpenProject supports you no matter what project management paradigm you embrace. OpenProject is a more comprehensive and customizable open source project management system, offering Kanban board views as well as Gantt chart and calendar views. OpenProject offers many communication features like dynamic meetings, integrated project wikis, and direct forum management. OpenProject also includes code management integrations through repositories and release management through product roadmaps. If you are looking for an open source alternative to Wekan, take a look at the following table and learn why OpenProject is the best Wekan alternative.

OpenProject vs. Wekan

Compare both tools side by side and decide for yourself

Features OpenProject Wekan
Open source software
OpenProject
Wekan
Available on-premises
OpenProject
Wekan
Available in the cloud
OpenProject
Wekan
Agile boards
OpenProject
Wekan
Meeting management
OpenProject
Wekan
Team planner
OpenProject
Wekan
Project wiki
OpenProject
Wekan
Forums
OpenProject
Wekan
Time tracking
OpenProject
Wekan
Cost tracking
OpenProject
Wekan
Data server in EU/Germany
OpenProject
Headquarters in the EU.
Data stored in EU/Germany on request.
Wekan
Servers in the US and Europe.

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Why is OpenProject better than Wekan for project management

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

Manage any projects

With its focus on Kanban projects, Wekan may not be a perfect fit for everyone. Whether you are using agile, classic or hybrid project management approach OpenProject has you covered. Take full advantage of all OpenProject features, such as budgeting, time tracking, meetings and forums.

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

Wekan offers SaaS services through third parties, PiKaPods (Europe and US) or Cloudron (Europe), which is less than ideal for security. OpenProject has its headquarters in the EU, is GDPR compliant by default, and stores all of the data in the EU.

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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.