ProjectForge is a Web-based solution for project management including time sheet booking, team calendar, financial administration, and controlling and managing work-break-down-structures. A ready-to-run server and a war file are available.
- Time sheet booking
- project management
- Team calendar
- financial administration
- team work
- 100% web application (war-file)
- ready-to-click-and-run version (including web server, data-base etc.)
- support of different data-bases
Installation went noticeably smoothly for a LAMP-based programme. However, the documentation is poor and the UI is not intuitive. As a result, I could not get past the very first hurdles of how to create a new project or save the demo one after I had made modifications. Examples of poor documentation: 1/ the bit in the doc titled "Create a new project" is a blank page with "tbd" in place of any information. 2/ uninstallation of ProjectForge is not documented, or the documentation is so poor that I could not find it. Shame really, as it looks like it could be a very powerful tool. But after wasting several hours trying out open-source project management tools, I'm now installing MS Project. I can't see what the fuss is about this product or any other open-source project management tools.