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PROS & CONS OF OPEN PLAN

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Andrew Mullinax
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I use P3 and my company is looking to migrate to Open Plan and I would like to find some kind of list of pros and cons of Open Plan and how well will it replace P3 or not.

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Andrew Mullinax
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Thanks for the info and short breakdown.

We are migrating to OP because our accounting is migrating to a Deltek system. So the thought is using OP & Cobra to ease the EVM tasking, which is laborous with P3 & current accounting software.

If you remember anymore flaws or weird operating issues with OP, please pass them along.

Thanks again.
Gary Whitehead
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Pros:
-Open Plan is easier to interface with other systems eg timesheet or accounting systems.
-OP is more customisable by the user if you want to do weird & wonderful things

Cons:
-Not as popular as P3, so harder to find experienced users, & clients / contractors unlikely to be using the same system as you.
-What OP gains in customisability, it loses in user-friendliness. If you’re not too techy, you’ll probably find it harder to pick up than P3.
-The way the data tables are structured is flawed (at least in my version -3.1.1.645) so you can’t do really basic things like show activity resource budgets, actuals & forecasts on the same screen.



Overall though, it’s much of a muchness. Why is your firm migrating to OP?