Open Source Replacements for Popular Small Business Software: Page 4

The best open source applications for office productivity, accounting, collaboration, ERP, security and more.
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Project Management

61. Achievo

Replaces: Microsoft Project, Oracle Primavera

Built for medium-sized businesses, Web-based Acheivo includes scheduling, project management, time tracking and basic CRM and human resources management capabilities. Check out the demo on the website to see it in action. Operating System: OS Independent.

62. GanttProject

Replaces: Microsoft Project, Oracle Primavera

This project management solution offers the ability to create Gantt charts, resource load charts and PERT charts. It can import files from Microsoft Project and export data to spreadsheets, image files, PDFs or HTML. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

63. openXprocess

Replaces: Microsoft Project, Oracle Primavera

If your small business is a development firm, you might want to check out openXprocess, which includes special Scrum and Agile methodology features. Paid support and other services are available. Operating System: Windows, Linux

64. Plandora

Replaces: Microsoft Project, Oracle Primavera

Like openXprocess, Plandora is best for application or software development groups. Key features include time tracking, request management, customized reports, customized KPIs, dashboard gadgets, knowledge base, risk management, budget management, agile board, resource capacity, surveys, SVN integration, and Gantt charts. Operating System: OS Independent.

65. Project Libre

Replaces: Microsoft Project, Oracle Primavera

OpenProj is no longer under development, but the team behind it is carrying on with Project Libre. Already, this young project has racked up more than 1 million downloads and snagged several high-profile awards. The project calls itself "the leading alternative to Microsoft Project." Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

66. TaskJuggler

Replaces: Microsoft Project, Oracle Primavera

Designed for "serious project managers," TaskJuggler claims to be "more flexible and superior to the commonly used Gantt chart editing tools." Key features include an optimizing scheduler, resource balancer, consistency checker, accounting and reporting capabilities. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Server Software

67. ClearOS

Replaces: Windows Server Essentials

ClearOS combines a server, network and gateway security appliance into one package. It comes in both a free community version and a paid professional version. Operating System: Linux.

68. SMEServer

Replaces: Windows Server Essentials

Based on the CentOS distribution of Linux, SMEServer is designed for small and medium enterprises. Key features include a file and print sharing, email server, firewall, remote access, RAID storage, backup, remote access and more. Operating System: Linux.

69. Zentyal

Replaces: Windows Server Essentials

Zentyal describes itself as "a drop-in replacement for Microsoft Small Business Server and Microsoft Exchange Server that you can set up in less than 30 minutes." Now that Microsoft has discontinued Small Business Server in favor of Windows Server Essentials, Zentyal offers an excellent alternative that offers a very full list of features. Operating System: Linux

Time Tracking

70. eHour

Replaces: Replicon, Timesheets.com

eHour provides a good option for firms that bill clients by the hour. It tracks time spent per project, and it supports multiple users, multiple projects and multiple clients. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

71. TimeTrex

Replaces: Replicon, Timesheets.com

This Web-based time tracking system includes modules for scheduling, attendance, job costing and payroll. Download the free version to use onsite or use the free or paid cloud-based versions. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Web Design

72. BlueGriffon

Replaces: Adobe Dreamweaver

Winner of multiple awards, BlueGriffon is a newer Web editor based on the Gecko engine that powers Firefox. It boasts an easy-to-use interface and support for the latest HTML5 standards. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

73. Kompozer

Replaces: Adobe Dreamweaver

Kompozer makes it easy for small businesses to set up and manage their own websites. It includes a WYSIWYG editor, HTML editor, a file manager and more in an intuitive interface. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

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