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Score 8.9 out of 101
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Score 7.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Bubble Innovator

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

Setting aside the dated UI, Redmine is an excellent free, open-source tool for project management. It integrates with several code management tools and is easy to understand and use. It was built by developers, for developers, and thus development projects is where it really shines. That said, using it for general project management and overall release management isn't hard to accomplish.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Bubble Innovator
Redmine
7.7
Task Management
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
8.8
Resource Management
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
7.9
Gantt Charts
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
7.4
Scheduling
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
7.9
Workflow Automation
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
5.5
Team Collaboration
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
7.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
7.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
8.4
Document Management
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
8.3
Email integration
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
8.7
Mobile Access
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
7.3
Timesheet Tracking
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
7.5
Change request and Case Management
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
7.7
Budget and Expense Management
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
6.9

Professional Services Automation

Bubble Innovator
Redmine
7.1
Quotes/estimates
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
6.3
Invoicing
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
7.5
Project & financial reporting
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
7.0
Integration with accounting software
Bubble Innovator
Redmine
7.5

Pros

Bubble Innovator

  • The Bubble team is outstanding at providing technical support, query response times are often within an hour and resolutions (depending on the level of complexity of the query) follow very quickly after this. They provide a professional, reliable service.
  • The software design is simple, intuitive and more accessible than many of the alternatives on the market. It does not require licenses, installations, internal servers, extensive training programs. It doesn't interface directly with 'business management' software which provides flexibility and development opportunities.
  • The Bubble team have a depth of knowledge for new product development processes and relevant industries, and provide much more than just the software. The teams are actively involved in process design beyond the software, and their recommendations have been invaluable when establishing a new stage-gate process across our organisation.
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Redmine

  • Project management tools
  • Work hours control
  • Reporting tools
  • Free and open-source
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Cons

Bubble Innovator

  • Parent-child functionality. However we are currently working with Bubble to develop this and find a solution to our needs.
  • Limited timeline capability.
  • Sometimes the speed is slow - however I think this is related to our internet connection.
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Redmine

  • Not very user-friendly
  • Contains bugs
  • Not easy to use
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Likelihood to Renew

Bubble Innovator

Bubble Innovator 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Bubble Innovator is a great strategic tool for the organization to use to help make our decisions.
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Redmine

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Bubble Innovator

Bubble Innovator 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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Bubble Innovator

Bubble Innovator 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I've mentioned it already in this review, but this is really a strength of Bubble Innovator. The team is highly engaged in helping solve challenges to make their customer's lives easier.
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Redmine

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Bubble Innovator

Bubble Innovator 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
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Bubble Innovator

I have not personally had any experience with either of Gensight or Clarity but I believe that Bubble Innovator operates in this same space.
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Redmine

Redmine stacks up to its competitors by being free and open-source. Additionally, it is an easy tool to install and maintain in any operating system, like Linux and Windows. Administrators will not have so many headaches when getting it running. You can customize the code and the interface in order to get better usability and/or to adapt it to your company's visual identity.
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Return on Investment

Bubble Innovator

  • 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

  • When you have continuous integration in your project you know that all the investment of time and money is well justified.
  • You can positively expand your company and hire remote staff, since Redmine has support for agile development methodologies, and you can get input from the team as it records the tasks that each one has done and you can see how the sprint times are according to the scrum methodology and to be able to draw more appropriate and accurate estimates.
  • Positive impact due to the versatility of integration with third-party tools.
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Pricing Details

Bubble Innovator

General

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

Redmine

General

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

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