Open WorkBench

Project Management Software



Open WorkBench is a project management and scheduling application. Open WorkBench is easily integrated with Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software. This offering is helpful for companies that need to improve process efficiency. Tasks may be identified, assigned and milestones set with this software. Resource allocation, value analysis and baselines are each tools within the software designed to reduce duplication and increase revenue.

Complex projects may be managed with Open WorkBench. The software is based upon a traditional project management styles. By breaking large projects into manageable tasks, managers can assign topics to team members and complete projects in a reduced amount of time. Currently, over 100,000 project managers all over the world use Open WorkBench to manage projects and schedule tasks.


Since Open WorkBench is freeware, consumers may download the software to multiple platforms. Currently, the software is supported on Windows 2000, Windows XP or 2003 Server edition.

Who is Open WorkBench Designed For?

Open WorkBench has been downloaded by over 600,000 users and is used by over 100,000 project managers all over the world. The source code is available for all users. The product is robust enough for small business and large businesses. Many users of Microsoft Project have switched to Open WorkBench.


Users of Open WorkBench may use the software to create milestones, assign tasks and create subprojects. Resources may also be assigned to tasks. These application tools keep projects on schedule and within budget.

Gantt charts and PERT charts are also used to monitor the progress of the projects. With these application tools, original plans and budgets may be compared with the current plan and budget. Consumers who have used Microsoft Project may import schedules and charts into Open WorkBench. Migration to the new software is quick and easy. Baseline settings and value earned analysis are also at the user’s disposal to determine how much particular resources cost an organization.

Companies with resource constraints are no longer inhibited by costs. Source code is available to consumers to improve upon, customize and enhance the product for each particular company. The software may be integrated with any of CA’s Clarity solution products.


Open WorkBench is free to distribute within an enterprise. Customers must simply download the software from the website and distribute it to every person in the organization that needs access. Because the software is free, numerous small businesses on limited budgets may enjoy the functionality without investing money for a project managment solution.



Schedule tasks either manually or automatically


GANTT charts (both detail and roll-up) and PERT charts are available


Define resources as people, equipment or materials and assign them to tasks