“Project Open is a comprehensive project management tool, fully integrated within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.”- Project Open in a Nutshell
Project Open offers another alternative to the big-box solutions and presents an interesting integration point that other similar solutions do not have, an integration with your ERP system.
Project Open offers two options for installation, either a download and install on your server or a SaaS hosting and consulting model, which should fit most smaller companies well considering they won’t need any IT support.
For a demo of the site, check out this site: http://demo.project-open.net/
Here are some of details on the tool:
Project Open is a web-based “Enterprise Project Management” software for project-based organizations with 2-200 users. Project Open integrates areas such as CRM, sales, project planning, project tracking, collaboration, timesheet, invoicing and payments.
- Project Open is one of the largest open-source based web applications in the world with more than 1,000,000 lines of code.
- More than 1000 companies in 25 countries use Project Open to run their businesses.
Here are some of the key features of the tool:
| Knowledge Mgmt.
Here are my ratings of the solution (0-10, 10 being best):
Cost: 10 (Majority of modules are free)
Functionalities & Features: 9 (iPhone app available)
Innovative solution: 8
Support & Updates: 8 (basic is free, consulting services are additional to help you on your way)
Ease of use: 8
Ease of installation: 6 (on your own) and 9 as SaaS
Overall Rating: 9