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Planio Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Planio product overview

Price starts from

199

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Planio?

Planio is an issue tracker and agile project management tool based on open-source Redmine.

Key benefits of using Planio

All-in-One Project Hub: Keep Agile Project Management, Git repos and documentation in one place

Secure Data: Your data is hosted on own servers in Frankfurt and Nuremberg.

No Vendor Lock-in: Planio is based on open-source Redmine, so your data remains independent

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
Knowledge Base
Chat

Training options

In Person
Documentation
Live Online
Videos

Planio pricing information

Value for money

4.7

/5

26

Starting from

199

Per month

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Planio features

Functionality

4.6

/5

26

Total features

66

11 categories

Most valued features by users

Task Management
Collaboration Tools
Task Progress Tracking
Projections
Prioritization
Alerts/Notifications
Time & Expense Tracking
Resource Management

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Planio users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

26

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.33/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
It's been a great experience so far, everything is working smoothly, many tools are available, user interface is clean and very easy to use and customer support is very responsive.
I worked with redmine before and on the first impression plan.io looks like a very stable and cosistent setup with nice features like backup, agile board, timesheets and integrated repository.
I would just like to thank you so much for the excellent customer service I have received from your member of staff Louise Engel.
Cons
If there is a negative, it's that the company makes assumptions about its user base which in our case do not apply, especially in the area of external task status change notification.
Specifically, the system allows plain text email notifications, but these contain all the task data, which represent a serious potential leak of private information.
To avoid that, one can activate encrypted email notifications, but then every member of the system MUST have encrypted email setup in their email client.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Full-featured project management, but low innovation because they are stuck on Redmine

Reviewed 7 months ago

Overall Planio was once my favorite project tool, and I still recommend it when people want something very simple and lightweight. But other competitors like Monday.com, Asana, Airtable and others have really overtaken Redmine based products in the project management arena, so given that Planio isn't really much cheaper than the lower tiers of these other tools, it's hard to know where Planio really come out on top any more.

Pros

I love Planio's implementation of the popular open source project management tool called Redmine. Planio is basically hosted Redmine, but they add in a very nice looking theme/skin for the UI, and then they added a ton of very helpful plug-ins and make the system bulletproof by hosting it in their proprietary cloud set up. I really love the agile Kanban board functionality, the checklists, and all...

Cons

The thing that makes Planio great Is that it is based on Redmine, but that's also a huge weakness because Redmine as a product has progressed very slowly over the past few years and compared to the other SaaS offerings that compete with Redmine, it looks like it's basically stuck in time. Also, anything outside of the core project management or issue tracking modes are very basic. Planio implements...

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Overall very positive.

Reviewed 7 years ago

The system is reasonably fast, and good at what it does. Problems are responded to promptly (very quickly in some cases!). Over a 6 month period we reported three relatively obscure bugs, and all three were fixed within 24 to 48 hours. The core functionality is strong and reliable. If there is a negative, it's that the company makes assumptions about its user base which in our case do not apply,...

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Vendor response

Hi Bob, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. It is highly appreciated. Regarding our email update functionality, I completely agree with you that email is not a safe medium to transmit sensitive data. That's why we introduced OpenPGP encryption for all email notifications a while back. You can read my blog post about it here: http://plan.io/blog/post/90456288938/closing-the-email-encryption-loophole-with Unfortunately,...

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Planio software review

Reviewed 9 months ago
Pros

I like the dashboard and project assign options

Cons

The pricing is high and has less user creation options

Overall Rating
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Useful tool for project management.

Reviewed 4 years ago

The obtaining of reports in relation to the hours worked, the assigned projects and the organizational structure is fantastic. We continue using Planio for all our projects. It allows us to optimize operations more and more.

Pros

It is an innovative application that has an intrinsic project management under an agile methodology. This allows creating sections, timelines, letters, labels, time for each activity, incorporation of members to the work team, monitoring of activities, recording of hours worked. It is a tool that has helped us a lot in the company, I always highlight its potential for the most precise planning of each reality in the provision of technological services.

Cons

Care must be taken when creating schedules, letters, tasks or tickets for any team member. It can cost very expensive. Well, this application can generate reports with multiple filters. In addition, it is tedious to eliminate tasks once completed and transferred to the production line. They have notifications by email, but they do it in excess.

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Planio review

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

As a whole is a fantastic product with neat hooks to help desk features. Easy to keep track of your ongoing projects. Repositories for your projects are also a plus being able to see an issue asociated revisions of your code.

Cons

Although depending on Redmine some APIs need more functionality specially regarding time tracking. Also need improvements in Gantts graphics presentations

Planio FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Planio offer?

Planio has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $199.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Planio?

Planio has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Planio support?

Planio supports the following languages:
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian


Q. Does Planio support mobile devices?

Planio supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Planio offer an API?

Yes, Planio has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Planio integrate with?

Planio integrates with the following applications:
GitHub, Google Docs, Bitbucket


Q. What level of support does Planio offer?

Planio offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, Chat

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