MantisBT Features

MantisBT

Open source web-based bug tracking system, written in PHP

4.03/5 (91 reviews)

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Reporting
Agile Methodologies
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Assignment Management
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Backlog Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Bug Tracking
Bug/Issue Capture
Business Process Automation
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Change Management
Charting
Chat/Messaging
Code Repository Integration
Collaboration Tools
Color Codes/Icons
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Configurable Workflow
Create Subtasks
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Dashboard
Data Connectors
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Deadline Management
Deployment Management
Document Management
Drag & Drop
Due Date Tracking
Email Management
Exception Reporting
Fault Management
File Sharing
Forms Management
Gantt/Timeline View
Goal Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Idea Management
Issue Management
Issue Scheduling
Issue Tracking
Iteration Management
KPI Monitoring
Kanban Board
Knowledge Management
Live Chat
Marketing Automation
Marketing Calendar
Media Planning
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Monitoring
Multiple Projects
Multiple User Accounts
Percent-Complete Tracking
Planning Tools
Portfolio Management
Prioritization
Private Dashboards
Process Change Tracking
Process Modeling & Designing
Product Roadmapping
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
Project Time Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Public Dashboards
Real Time Reporting
Recurring Issues
Recurring Tasks
Release Planning
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Requirements Management
Resource Management
Roadmapping
Role-Based Permissions
Search/Filter
Social Media Integration
Status Tracking
Strategic Planning
Supports Agile
Supports Scrum
Surveys & Feedback
Tagging
Task Editing/Updating
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Team Management
Test Case Tracking
Test Run Tracking
Testing/QA Management
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
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Vendor Management
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Visual Workflow Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Reporting
Agile Methodologies
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Assignment Management
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Backlog Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Bug Tracking
Bug/Issue Capture
Business Process Automation
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Change Management
Charting
Chat/Messaging
Code Repository Integration
Collaboration Tools
Color Codes/Icons
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Configurable Workflow
Create Subtasks
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Dashboard
Data Connectors
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Deadline Management
Deployment Management
Document Management
Drag & Drop
Due Date Tracking
Email Management
Exception Reporting
Fault Management
File Sharing
Forms Management
Gantt/Timeline View
Goal Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Idea Management
Issue Management
Issue Scheduling
Issue Tracking
Iteration Management
KPI Monitoring
Kanban Board
Knowledge Management
Live Chat
Marketing Automation
Marketing Calendar
Media Planning
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Monitoring
Multiple Projects
Multiple User Accounts
Percent-Complete Tracking
Planning Tools
Portfolio Management
Prioritization
Private Dashboards
Process Change Tracking
Process Modeling & Designing
Product Roadmapping
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
Project Time Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Public Dashboards
Real Time Reporting
Recurring Issues
Recurring Tasks
Release Planning
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Requirements Management
Resource Management
Roadmapping
Role-Based Permissions
Search/Filter
Social Media Integration
Status Tracking
Strategic Planning
Supports Agile
Supports Scrum
Surveys & Feedback
Tagging
Task Editing/Updating
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Team Management
Test Case Tracking
Test Run Tracking
Testing/QA Management
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Timeline Management
Timesheet Management
Traditional Methodologies
Vendor Management
Version Control
Visual Analytics
Visual Workflow Management
Visualization
Widgets
Workflow Configuration
Workflow Management
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MantisBT Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about MantisBT's features:

Umesh S.

Great free tool for bug tracking !

2017-10-04

Free bug tracking and management tool

Pros

Integration with 3rd party software management tool is possible.

Cons

Bug search and dashboard should be more customizable.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kirti K.

User friendly bug tracking tool

2017-08-31

Pros

Mantis is open source and highly customizable bug tracking tool.

Cons

Reporting can be improved, user customization can be enhanced and integration with othet project management tool can be added

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)

Mantis Review

2019-04-15

overall it good for small companies

Pros

Can track multiple project at the same time Different roles for different users search is very easy to use and multiple options are available for search

Cons

Boring UI Reporting is not much strong compared to other tools

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike Lester R.

If you are looking to kickstart with a FREE bug tracker, go with Mantis

2019-01-09

It is a real monitoring tool to keep track and address issues in the development or post-go-live of the project.

Pros

What I liked about MantisBT is the simple workflow it requires of the user to report, track, and update "bugs" in your projects (software).

Cons

What I liked least about the software is that it is very limited in terms of its features and being an Open source solution, lacks the commercial support of similar paid software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Robin M.

It's an easy to use bug tracking software and can be used for tracking multiple projects

2017-08-09

Pros

Customizable issue workflow , Notifications , Search and Filter tools , Various levels of users Access

Cons

It is an amazingly simple tool to install but the included download file does not contain any documentation.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Arpit G.

Wonderful and very fast Bug tracking tool

2017-08-16

Since it is easy to use, we are easily able to help our QA & Dev team to use the bug tracking & reporting tool.

Pros

It can be integrated with all the build and task management tools.

Cons

Reporting & Filters should be improved a lot. if both these things are improved people will find it an ideal solution for bug tracking

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Amandeep K.

User friendly Open source bug tracker system

2018-08-18

The high functionalities fulfills the purpose of bug tracking, thus, management of a project becomes more efficient.

Pros

Issues can be filtered according to status, priority, assigned to user, date etc. 4.

Cons

Very simple interface - Can be improved.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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julia v.

good

2017-08-04

Pros

You can customize your workflow.

Cons

reports are not that easy to get when you want an specific scenario and through historics it is a bit difficult to get those.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Arjun G.

Fantastic open-source bug tracking tool

2017-05-19

Bug testing, tracking tickets, product management

Pros

Open source, easy to configure and customize, has all the basic features we need, makes testing and tracking issues very easy

Cons

Very basic user interface, does not integrate with other tools, sometimes the configurations are too complex to bother

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Bharat S.

Bug tracking tool

2018-09-10

Pros

Mantis is very easy bug tracking tool. Users can easily submit and tracking daily tasks and bug on mantis.

Cons

The User interface looks older.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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David P.

Very good bug track tool

2020-09-22

Pros

Really, If you don't have a bug track tool yet, give it à try.

Cons

Reporting feature should be optimized.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ross D.

Great for basic project management

2018-04-20

Pros

If you are look for a basic bug tracking system for software development, this is one of the tools you might want to look at.

Cons

Not as feature rich and as cutomizable as some other bug tracking/project management tools like jira.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Maria Agnes C.

Simple but good bug tracking tool, serves its purpose

2018-08-10

It let me tracking my daily tasks plus I learned all the basics of bug tracking process from this tool

Pros

It offer a good, user friendly interface not pretty but functional with all the features you would expect for a bug tracking platform.

Cons

Though its UI is clear and concise, need to improve on some graphical look and feel.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Dileesha G.

Good to keep track of your issues !

2018-10-23

Pros

The assigned tasks can be clearly filtered and identified.User can attach relating screenshots , documents when raising bugs.and the bug lifecycle can be tracked easily.

Cons

I would like if the UI is improved and also its good if the reporting facilities are improved.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Gerrit V.

Good Issue Tracker

2017-05-17

Collecting data on all of our firm's development issues is of high importance to us.

Pros

Lots of possibilities to filter your views and searches.

Cons

There are features that I'd rather remove from the interface, but I wouldn't know how.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrew B.

Great for tracking features, bugs and managing a distributed team.

2020-08-31

Have been using it consistently, does the job and is great price for a small team.

Pros

Easy to customise system, could add workflow and structure to it suited to our specific use case and set up.

Cons

Notification and feature management through pipeline doesn't have the best visibility - at least not obviously out of the box.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rajesh B.

Bug tracker with categorization

2019-01-29

It can be more interactive with more real status.

Pros

It is awesome tool to track bugs and display them with bug level.It gives you clear picture of critical bugs and shows current status.you do not need to manage excel as it is more interactive.

Cons

Multiple users can not add summary as it provides only a single section.User interface can be improved.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 201-500 employees)

Product review

2019-04-02

Tracking all it LMS issues

Pros

User friendly, data mitigation, supportive team

Cons

It is still the best tracking system software for tracking bugs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Rock solid Bug Tracker

2018-03-09

Pros

- Useful integration with Testlink allowing to assign bugs to test cases

Cons

- UI is very outdated

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 201-500 employees)

I used mantisBT to learn about a bug tracking software as I was studying in university.

2018-07-03

Pros

mantisBT is very easy to use as it has very user friendly user interfaces. As an overview, the pages has different colors for easy identification and simple forms.

Cons

The user interfaces aren't that much pretty but high functionalities.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Pedro M.

Great free tool for project management

2017-08-08

A basic project management tool, really great to start!

Pros

*Unlimited number of users. *Very flexible.

Cons

*Don't have local documentation in the installed version. * The search is not available with custom fields

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Infiyaz K.

Extremely handy tool for the team

2018-08-08

Pros

It helps monitor each and every bug easily and know who is attending to it at a given time.

Cons

The end-user (who is usually the bug reporter) gets a little taken aback when it comes to the UI but I don't think this is a big deal once they get familiar with it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael W.

Simple to use bug tracking online portal.

2019-07-17

It's a very simple to use bug tracker.

Pros

It's very easy to report bugs and track progress on bug fixes.

Cons

I would like more customization for email notifications.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Pamela A.

MantisBT for Support Ticket Tracking

2019-11-12

We use MantisBT for our Support Staff to report, track and research problems our customers have encountered with our software product.

Pros

It is easy to use, customizable and works well for integrating issues between support and development teams.

Cons

Not that it is truly a bad thing, but there are just so many fields as options, it can be overwhelming.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1-10 employees)

Ugly but free and works

2019-01-05

Everyone was horrified at the UI, but I never had a single issue with managing it.

Pros

Free Has everything for bug tracking and project management Simple enough to never break

Cons

The UI is, as they'd put it in the action movies, "one ugly m.er" - aesthetics of a service elevator Configuration must be done by editing PHP files, not cool

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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