Reconciled resource planning

Consolidate your CA PPM and Jira resource planning into one view.


Advanced Resource Planning

Simplify and accelerate resource allocation and assignment in CA PPM


Efficient solutions for CA PPM

itdesign is one of the world's leading providers of
resource management solutions and add-ons for CA PPM.


More than just a resource management tool

itd Advanced Resource Planning is complete resource management solution for CA PPM


Perfecting CA PPM

Extend CA PPM with the useful add-ons from itdesign


We are the world's leading Partner of CA

itdesign was awarded during the CA World 2016


CA PPM - Leader in
Project and Portfolio

According to Gartner and Forrester analysts - CA PPM is the world's best PPM solution

Project Management on your Desktop

Open Workbench is a free Project Management software that is used for the planning and managing of your projects. Compatible with Microsoft Project and CA Clarity PPM, Open Workbench has been on the market for over 15 years, offering professional Project Management features without the investment.


Open Workbench offers all the features that define a modern Project Management software. In addition, the data exchange between CA Clarity PPM and Open Workbench allows for parallel work on the internet and on the desktop. The most important features are

  • Project Planning
  • Project Process-Plan
  • Resource Management
  • Project Controlling

Features OpenWorkbench

Project Planning

  • Project structure plans with activities, phases, tasks, and milestones
  • Representation of dependencies in the project
  • Create sub-projects and links to the main project
  • Manage dependencies between projects
  • Resource Allocation
  • Calendar management for special holidays and absences

Project Process Plan

  • Schedule and optimize tasks with the Auto-plan function
  • Tasks in the time plan automatically adjust the available resources
  • Automatic calculation of the critical path
  • General and individual calendar views

Resource Management

  • Definition of resources, such as employees, equipment, materials, or costs
  • Allocation of resources to each task
  • Matching resources to tasks and processes

Project Controlling

  • Review of the project status in percentages and estimates
  • Representation in Gantt diagrams and the critical path
  • Definition, comparison, and adjustment of the project baseline
  • User-defined project views

Our OpenWorkbench Training

Benefit from our proven training for Open Workbench. You can get a quick and comprehensive introduction to the software and learn the functions in detail.

Our training program includes

  • Standard training for beginners to advanced users
  • Individual Open Workbench introduction trainings
  • Intensive personal coaching
  • Telephone training in web conference

Individual Open Workbench introduction training

After a one-day introductory course participants will learn the basic functionality of Open Workbench and gain experience in handling Open Workbench through appropriate exercises. They will be able to create and revise their own project plans, as well as apply Open Workbench into practice for efficient project management.

In addition to the courses we offer the following assistance

  • Installation of Open Workbench
  • Additional views for easy and intuitive creation of project plans and project controlling
  • Detailed documentation for each participant, including a training guide and reference book
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OpenWorkbench Download

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