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Score 9 out of 101

Redmine

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Score 7.8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

No stage gate or portfolio reporting solution can overcome poor input data. The organization has to be willing to commit to consistent and rigorous updates of the information, or the reporting becomes useless. From what I've seen of competitive systems, Bubble Innovator is the easiest to use in this regard, so the excuse of not having good data because it's painful to upload or cumbersome to retrieve goes away. And the ease with which you can produce customized reports allows you to immediately find the gaps and weak points in your data, and take action to address them. That's not to say that every report and function in Bubble Innovator is perfect. But the close collaboration and responsiveness of the Bubble Innovation team has made it relatively easy to triage, prioritize, and implement improvements along the way.
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Redmine

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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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
7.7
Task Management
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
8.9
Resource Management
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
7.6
Gantt Charts
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
7.7
Scheduling
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
8.0
Workflow Automation
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
5.5
Team Collaboration
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
7.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
7.2
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
8.2
Document Management
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
8.4
Email integration
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
8.7
Mobile Access
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
6.9
Timesheet Tracking
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
7.4
Change request and Case Management
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
7.2

Professional Services Automation

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
7.1
Quotes/estimates
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
6.3
Invoicing
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
7.5
Project & financial reporting
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
7.0
Integration with accounting software
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Redmine
7.6

Pros

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

  • Bubble Innovator is a tremendous visualization tool. The entire organization can quickly see where projects are in the stage-gate process.
  • Bubble Innovator became a key part of our strategic process for new product revenue projections. Utilizing Bubble Innovator as a portfolio management tool allows us to quickly output new product revenue projections for our strategic planning process.
  • Bubble Innovator is highly flexible. We are able to adapt it to our particular needs at different sites. This adaptability also allows us to utilize information to support other business processes.
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Redmine

  • 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

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

  • Development of custom functionality, and redefining 'standard' options for the software. As Bubble grows and their customer base increases there will be opportunity for this, at present development projects can be slow and expensive. However the standard software options are excellent, but as processes evolve within organisations the flexibility to evolve the software could be made simpler.
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Redmine

  • 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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Likelihood to Renew

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software 9.1
Based on 3 answers
The business has been extremely satisfied with Bubble Innovator and is in support of rolling this tool out to our other businesses within the overall franchise.
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Redmine

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is highly visual and simple. Literally within 10-15 minutes of my introduction to the software, I was up and running. Of course, deeper capabilities become apparent after additional use, but the basic functionality is very simple to grasp. Where there are consistent challenges reported by multiple users, the Bubble Innovation team is quick to connect and put plans in place to address the challenges.
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Redmine

Redmine 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Outstanding response times, and solutions to issues requiring support are quickly implemented. For bigger issues or longer term developments, Bubble happily takes the time to meet in person and discuss requirements to drive detailed solutions.
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Redmine

Redmine 7.0
Based on 3 answers
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

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software 8.1
Based on 2 answers
The number of variables made this extremely challenging (org changes, stage gate harmonization, pipeline prioritization, and new governance model). I think the implementation was handled very well in spite of this, and managed to deliver on time and on budget.
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Redmine

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

We found Innovator provided all the functionality we required in a lightweight solution that was easy to configure to our processes, provided benefits to almost all those who accessed it with little or no training. Other systems may offer more depth of functionality but this makes them more cumbersome to use and requires more training of users. Innovator also offers a more transparent cost structure - you can immediately see what it will cost as all the functionality is automatically available within the price
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Redmine

Basecamp was very busy and seemed more into the "wow" factor than into being an efficient tool. Redmine has none of the characters or kid-like appearance of Basecamp's model. I found Basecamp to be too cluttered in views and its interactions confusing, making it difficult to find where centrally kept information was.
Redmine has a straightforward no-nonsense default UI, though you can change it how you like of course. The views were designed for simplicity and thinking of the least amount of steps to get to one goal instead of trying to make a pleasing color palette that was overstimulating. I think Basecamp is more geared towards the "chat" aspect whereas Redmine is good for the larger overview of a project.
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Return on Investment

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

  • With financials being included in each SKU, it has lead us to be more finance focused and aware of what projects are more profitable than others.
  • It has given us a better oversight of what everyone is working on and the SKUs in our portfolio - allowed us to allocate resources more efficiently.
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Redmine

  • Positive: Redmine's initial impact is minimal: in terms of Dollars-the cost of acquisition is the price you pay for Electricity, Internet bandwidth and hardware
  • Redmine's REAL cost is time and knowledge: You will need a Linux expert to implement Redmine.
  • Readmine's configuration is also Time intensive, and it's better to augment your current staff, or hire someone directly to implement your Redmine configuration changes.
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Pricing Details

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Redmine

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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