Redmine Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Redmine

Redmine is a project management web application

4.07/5 (101 reviews)

Redmine overview

What is Redmine?

Redmine is an online project management software built on the Ruby on Rails framework specifically for small groups. It accommodates multiple projects and provides a wiki and forum for each one. It can be used as an issue tracker in addition to managing files and documents and user permissions may be assigned based on roles. Redmine can create Gantt charts, calendars, RSS feeds, and email notifications. Groups can use Redmine as a time tracker and view time by user, issue or activity.
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Pricing

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Markets

United States, Canada, Europe

Supported languages

English
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Redmine reviews

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Matthew Paul

Best Project Tracker/Management/Team Tool bar none

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-06
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent project/tracker management - faster execution of projects

Pros
You can get the bare bones redmine up and running in minutes using a bitnami stack. Out of the box it's built for speed and simplicity, but if you are prepared to put some minimal effort in to add plugins, you can add many features, all free, that take it to the next level.

Cons
The barebones version leads many (reviewers on this site included) to think that's all there is. It's built to be modular and extensible, so if you don't like the UI, you can simply add themes, if you want it to do additional stuff like tight email integration, agile (yes there are multiple free versions), helpdesk, Work Breakdown Structures, Charts, fully customized menu bar, repositories, Vault, Excellent Wiki, integrations to Slack and other ticket systems etc - you can do all of that. But because people see versions of Jira or Service Now running with more features (both of which require much more knowledge and effort), they think that redmine is underpowered. So imho that would be my main issue - it's reputation regarding functionality and security - both unfounded.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jose Miguel Siu Navarro

Versatility = Redmine as Bug Tracker/Project Manager

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-16
Review Source: Capterra

Redmine is my de-facto BTS every company I go. I am very happy with its stability, versatility and easy to use for the end user.

Pros
Redmine is a powerful Bug tracker system with such a flexibility that you can use it as your CMS if you want. There is a ton of plugins to install. You can use Redmine as a CRM, ERP, Payroll, etc... as long as the community around it can imagine a use case, it will exist. There are some paid services which customize Redmine to run as a full ERP, but I have no experience with them.

Cons
The installation process can be a pain for novices: You have to prepare your VM installing Ruby, then Ruby Gems and others gems to make advances functions to work. The source control system interface is good, but hard to install and configure. You will have better luck if you download a Bitnami VM or an AWS Appliance Image. There is a Docker image as wall, but I have no experience with it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Levi Stanley

Good If You Can Customize

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-07
Review Source: Capterra

We installed Redmine on our own servers and customized it a bit to meet our needs. The fact that it is so customizable is great (we were able to have the perfect tool). The fact that it needed to be customized wasn't so great (we spent time building a tool instead of other things). Overall, I think this is a tool that has so much potential, and if you can afford to spend a little bit of time customizing it, there's nothing it can't do.

Pros
It's written in Ruby and is highly customizable.

Cons
It was missing some of the core features I was looking for in this type of tool, and I had to develop them myself.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Jander Soares

Use Redmine for yours daily tasks

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-08
Review Source: Capterra

We use Redmine to record everyday task tasks. We would like more resources for project management and agile methodologies. This is generally a good tool, but it depends on your goals.

Pros
Redmine is a great tool for daily tasks. It is opensource and has several plugins that offer more features. Its API allows for easy integration with other software.

Cons
Project management features are lacking. It is very confusing and the presentation is not good. You need reports too, although new ones can be created using the API. Features for agile methodologies are very important. There is a plugin, but it does not offer a good backlog presentation.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Nguyen Huy Cuong

Good Opensource software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-15
Review Source: Capterra

Many plugins but sometimes the plugins may contain some security bugs. Be aware of it. Becasue you might have some sensitive information on Redmine

Pros
ya, it's free. And we can optimize it as our own way. Becasue sometime you need to make it suitable for your organization. But for the Commercial software, you can only request them and wait for them. With Redmine, you can do everything you want to make it fit to your people.

Cons
End-user always complain me about the software is hard to use. For me, a tech, I fell it's OK. But End-user they might need something pretty, beautiful and more visualization.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Redmine features

Projections

API (214 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (143 other apps)
Activity Tracking (131 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (133 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (172 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (134 other apps)
Gantt Charts (128 other apps)
Multiple Projects (116 other apps)
Prioritizing (140 other apps)
Progress Tracking (132 other apps)
Project Management (181 other apps)
Project Planning (134 other apps)
Project Time Tracking (178 other apps)
Project Tracking (131 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (124 other apps)
Task Management (157 other apps)
Task Tracking (154 other apps)
Third Party Integration (143 other apps)
Timesheets (116 other apps)

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Additional information for Redmine

Key features of Redmine

  • Gantt chart and calendar
  • Multiple LDAP authentication support
  • Time tracking functionality
  • User self-registration support
  • Custom fields
  • Multilanguage support
  • Flexible role based access control
  • Flexible issue tracking system
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