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7 Ratings
30 Ratings
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Score 7.1 out of 100
30 Ratings
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Score 6.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Brightpod ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

8.0

Brightpod

80%
7.7

Redmine

77%
Redmine ranks higher in 11/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
12 Ratings

Resource Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
11 Ratings

Scheduling

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Document Management

4.0
40%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Email integration

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
9 Ratings

Mobile Access

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
10 Ratings

Gantt Charts

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Workflow Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
8 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
10 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
10 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

Brightpod

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

Redmine

75%
Redmine ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
2 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Redmine is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Brightpod and Redmine are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Brightpod

80%
5 Ratings
9.0

Redmine

90%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.9

Brightpod

89%
3 Ratings

Redmine

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Brightpod

80%
2 Ratings
8.0

Redmine

80%
1 Rating

Availability

9.1

Brightpod

91%
2 Ratings

Redmine

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Brightpod

73%
2 Ratings

Redmine

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.0

Brightpod

60%
3 Ratings
6.5

Redmine

65%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Brightpod

91%
2 Ratings

Redmine

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Brightpod

I like Brightpod. We used their previous product, DeskAway, which we actually liked a bit more for our needs (cannot remember why now as we've found workarounds over the last three years!). It is good for us, and we need to organize multiple task lists for multiple clients. We need to be able to monitor task progression and completion, as well as to track time by resource. We need to prioritize and focus our resources, and we need to review time tracking/performance reports. All possible in Brightpod. We especially like the access we can give to clients, which is on a task list basis, so they can see some task lists in their pod but not others, which allows us to not overwhelm them with unnecessary info, but at the same time, accomplish the detailed tracking we need.
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Open Source

Redmine is a perfect solution for businesses that are looking for a FREE and open source solution for project management. It is great for teams that are managing numerous tasks or projects at one time. Redmine is easy to set up and is fairly self-explanatory for anyone who is semi tech-savvy.
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Pros

Brightpod

  • A very visually pleasing layout of projects in a Kanban style view.
  • Keeps all communication on a task or project in one place, so that everyone is on the same page.
  • Great template system for recurring projects like onboarding or deploying a specific service that has a defined timeline.
  • Flexile recurring tasks.
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Open Source

  • Issue Tracker - Redmine allows in-depth issue tracking complete with workflows and customization.
  • Release Tracker - Redmine allows releases to be tracked by milestones, collecting relevant issues in each milestone.
  • Agile Management - With a few free or low-cost add-ons, Redmine becomes a great tool for Agile project management
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Cons

Brightpod

  • Reports.
  • Team Member workload.
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Open Source

  • The design and user-interface are a little outdated. It looks like a product that was designed ten years ago and doesn't have a polished look and feel like newer apps have.
  • It's not particularly designed to support agile-based project management methodologies such as Scrum.
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Pricing Details

Brightpod

Starting Price

$19 per month

Editions & Modules

Brightpod editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Brightpod$19.001

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Redmine

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Redmine editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Brightpod

    It's working very well for our organization.
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    Open Source

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Brightpod

    Brightpod is easy to use. We have several levels of users, some are from outside the USA and some are here. We needed something that could be used by programmers, coders, technical project managers, marketing individuals, and administrators. We get a thumbs up from all these user types. The system is hardly ever down, so we are able to use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
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    Open Source

    Redmine is a great product to have in an organization. It's extremely flexible, costs much less to maintain than other alternatives, and as a tool, it is relatively fast to get experienced with. The primary advantages of working with Redmine are: flexible platform, API, open-source and highly configurable, stability.
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    Support Rating

    Brightpod

    Customer Support was fast and helpful.
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    Open Source

    Redmine is free, easy to use and it's everything you could want in a free project management program. The fact that it has wiki integration and that it can track on such a granular level is amazing. Assigning tasks to other users, such as our development team, is fantastic and ensures we are always up-to-date on where we are what - on what projects.
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    Implementation Rating

    Brightpod

    SaaS is the way forward :)
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    Open Source

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Brightpod

    Brightpod was definitely the most attractive and we felt like it had the least amount of clutter. We hated how Wrike handled recurring tasks. ActiveCollab just seemed to have some complexity that we didn't need. The Brightpod developers are very responsive and were able to fix bugs quickly.
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    Open Source

    Jira is a great project management tool for software product life cycle management for an agile environment based on agile methodologies. Jira is an intuitive and modernized user interface design compared with Redmine but Redmine is a lightweight and affordable project management and task tracking solution with its essential features and functionalities.
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    Return on Investment

    Brightpod

    • Increased employee efficiency
    • Ability to have remote teams
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    Open Source

    • Customers receive updates on all progress made for their issues -- this results in an informed customer who is being given transparency on all steps of our process.
    • Customers have responded well from being able to not have to track down emails and instead come to a central place for requests.
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