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Likelihood to Recommend

FogBugz

FogBugz has been a very useful tool to our organization, and much preferred over other options we reviewed, mainly JIRA. There are still some improvements needed, but with the fairly recent acquisition by DevFactory, we have a great deal of hope for what is in store given DevFactory's focus and transparency. It seems like both DevFactory and FogBugz customers are eager for substantial improvements on the front-end, but there is/was a great deal of backend housecleaning that definitely needed to take place first.
Anonymous | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

FogBugz
Redmine
7.9
Task Management
FogBugz
Redmine
9.5
Resource Management
FogBugz
Redmine
7.4
Gantt Charts
FogBugz
Redmine
8.5
Scheduling
FogBugz
Redmine
8.5
Workflow Automation
FogBugz
Redmine
5.8
Team Collaboration
FogBugz
Redmine
7.3
Support for Agile Methodology
FogBugz
Redmine
6.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
FogBugz
Redmine
7.8
Document Management
FogBugz
Redmine
8.9
Email integration
FogBugz
Redmine
9.1
Mobile Access
FogBugz
Redmine
5.5
Timesheet Tracking
FogBugz
Redmine
7.5
Change request and Case Management
FogBugz
Redmine
8.6
Budget and Expense Management
FogBugz
Redmine
8.5

Professional Services Automation

FogBugz
Redmine
7.5
Quotes/estimates
FogBugz
Redmine
7.3
Invoicing
FogBugz
Redmine
7.8
Project & financial reporting
FogBugz
Redmine
7.0
Integration with accounting software
FogBugz
Redmine
7.9

Pros

FogBugz

  • Tasks, Subtasks, and notes. All three of these areas were critical for our team. Tasks in Fogbugz were a bit easier to see than in more bug based software like Trello or JIRA
  • The entire screen is used to view a task or case. Clicking on a task or case will open up and take up the entire screen, aside from the sidebar nav columns. I like to see details and I think Fogbugz does this very well, using up as much digital real estate as possible.
  • Flowcharting in Fogbugz with Creately is nice - instead of getting an exterior flowchart software like Lucidchart, Creately works right in Fogbugz.
Becky Jewell Laughton | 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

FogBugz

  • The simplicity of a single admin type user is not great because anyone who can create a job or client in the system, can also add and delete users. Content and User administrative rights should be separated.
  • There are ways to change the terminology/lexicon within the tool, but we are not able to get it to work even after reaching out to tech support. So we are forced to use the system terminology that doesn't match up to our company making training a bit difficult.
  • There is a subscribe function that you can opt into, there should be a way to add subscribers as you create a new task.
Ted Shimizu | 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

Usability

FogBugz

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

FogBugz

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redmine

Redmine 6.5
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

FogBugz

I like JIRA a lot better than Fogbugz for many reasons. If I had a choice, I'd use JIRA every time
Gillian Hughes | 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

FogBugz

  • Saves time by quickly allowing Developers to make the necessary notes without getting bogged down in bloated UIs
  • Has allowed us to look back easily and see the exact code changes made for the exact Case to aid in decisions for current changes, increasing the certainty of the decided path, without regression
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

FogBugz

General

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

FogBugz Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly$751
1 Year$681
2 years$641
3 Years$621
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Redmine

General

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

Redmine Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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