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OpenProject is the best open source Wrike alternative for project management

Wrike is a popular project management application which offers essential project management features. This includes task management, Gantt charts and time tracking. The tool offers a free version for up to 5 users (which does not include basic features like Gantt charts). However, prices increase quite quickly to $24.80 per user per month for larger instances. Let’s take a look at why OpenProject is the best Wrike alternative.

What does OpenProject offer?

OpenProject and Wrike both offer classical project management features. However, OpenProject also includes code management integrations through repositories and release management through product roadmaps. You can also organize meetings, have an integrated project wiki and manage forums directly within OpenProject. In addition. Wrike is not open source and offers no self-hosted version. Take a look at the comparison table and see for yourself.

OpenProject vs. Wrike

Compare both tools side by side and decide for yourself

Features OpenProject Wrike
Open source software
Available on-premises
Available in the cloud
Comprehensive project management features
Team planner
Project wiki
Data server in EU/Germany
Headquarters in the EU.
Data stored in EU/Germany on request.
Servers in the US and Europe. Storing data in Europe has to be actively requested. Accounts have to be created in US first.

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Why is OpenProject better than Wrike for project management

If you are especially looking for an open source alternative to Wrike which you can also use self-hosted, take a look at the following advantages and learn why OpenProject is the best Wrike alternative.

We are open source

Wrike 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 levels, it can foster collaboration, while enabling a faster market entry. This article on choosing an open source software further elaborates on the advantages over a proprietary solution.

Host your own on-premises edition

With its strong commitment to data privacy and information security, OpenProject offers self-hosting through the Enterprise on-premises edition. An on-premises software offers the highest security level and allows to comply with the strictest data security regulations and ensures reliability. OpenProject provides the flexibility to customize, resulting a level of control over data processing and storage that the cloud often cannot offer. In addition, it offers a Powerful API for the integration of any application. Wrike does not offer an on-premises solution.

No compromises in data protection

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 stores all of the data in the EU. When using Wrike you have to proactively request using this option.

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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.