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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 5.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    Bubble PPM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Redmine

    78%
    Redmine ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    11 Ratings

    Resource Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    10 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    10 Ratings

    Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    9 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    8 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    10 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    10 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    9 Ratings

    Document Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    9 Ratings

    Email integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    9 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    9 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    10 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    10 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    10 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    Bubble PPM

    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

    • Bubble PPM is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Bubble PPM

    91%
    15 Ratings
    8.3

    Redmine

    83%
    11 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Bubble PPM

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Redmine

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.2

    Bubble PPM

    82%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Redmine

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Bubble PPM

    91%
    4 Ratings
    6.5

    Redmine

    65%
    6 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.1

    Bubble PPM

    81%
    6 Ratings

    Redmine

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Bubble PPM

    Bubble PPM is well suited for anyone who manages product related projects, especially new product development. As we've matured in our implementation of the system we found that it is great for managing all projects, but the specific strength is product development to launch.Bubble PPM would not be as appropriate for use as a CRM tool, as the references to people are best suited to users within the organization
    Matt Quist | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Bubble PPM

    • I already mentioned the simple user interface for data upload, and the equally intuitive customized reporting. Leadership and "supporting" functions for product development get tremendous value from this because they don't need to hunt down answers anymore. Everything from pipeline planning to operational planning can be built on the same foundation of objective data, rather than many different sources interpreted through many different lenses.
    • But the greatest value I think Bubble Innovator delivers is not really the product itself. It's the sense of partnership and responsiveness from the Bubble Innovation team. The Bubble Innovation team becomes a part of your team. They are valued consultants with helpful input on best practices for stage gate management, portfolio analytics, and report visualization. I have continually been impressed with the responsiveness and effort that their team brings to the table. When we have challenges and need to customize our data or analytics or reporting, they are right there beside us, finding the best solution, sharing prototypes in a test environment, and implementing as fast as possible.
    Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Bubble PPM

    • 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.
    Emma Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Richard Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Bubble PPM

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Redmine

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Bubble PPM

    Bubble PPM 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.
    Douglas Raymond | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redmine

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Bubble PPM

    Bubble PPM 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.
    Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Bubble PPM

    Bubble PPM 9.1
    Based on 4 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.
    Emma Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redmine

    Redmine 6.5
    Based on 6 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Bubble PPM

    Bubble PPM 8.1
    Based on 6 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.
    Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redmine

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Bubble PPM

    When evaluating Bubble Innovator against the competition, we felt that Bubble Innovator gave us the flexibility that we were looking for. Other solutions tended to have some hardwired functionality. Bubble Innovator was a great fit for managing our projects and was efficient to deploy, especially within our existing business processes.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Ashley Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Bubble PPM

    • Increased efficiency at several levels - Proejct Teams/Project Managers/Portfolio Decsision Makers
    • Driven consistency of process and reporting across a complex global organization
    • Greater visibility of NPD pipeline has led to improved cross functional alignment on priorites
    • Improved portfolio decision making capability
    Neville Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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