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GitLab

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Score 7.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

GitLab

I have never had a CI/CD that was as easy to use and configure as GitLab. As a user of the pipelines at our company, it is very clear what each pipeline is intending to do and understand what commands these pipelines run (by looking at the code repository's GitLab.YAML file). Reviewing code and providing valuable feedback is also easy on GitLab, which is something I do on a day-to-day basis. From here, these files are easy to adjust when needed and they even provide a syntax tool to make sure the file is properly written before you commit the file. On top of this, at the company level, it seems GitLabhas all the tools and features we need to work on different types of projects or team structures.
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

GitLab
Redmine
7.9
Task Management
GitLab
Redmine
9.4
Resource Management
GitLab
Redmine
7.4
Gantt Charts
GitLab
Redmine
8.5
Scheduling
GitLab
Redmine
8.5
Workflow Automation
GitLab
Redmine
5.8
Team Collaboration
GitLab
Redmine
7.3
Support for Agile Methodology
GitLab
Redmine
7.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
GitLab
Redmine
7.9
Document Management
GitLab
Redmine
8.9
Email integration
GitLab
Redmine
9.1
Mobile Access
GitLab
Redmine
5.7
Timesheet Tracking
GitLab
Redmine
7.6
Change request and Case Management
GitLab
Redmine
8.6
Budget and Expense Management
GitLab
Redmine
8.5

Professional Services Automation

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

Pros

GitLab

  • It uses the well-known Git language to communicate with, which is very popular
  • The interface is slick and easy to get used to
  • They are very transparant in their security issues
  • Updating the software from the command line is the easiest I have come across
Dylan Eikelenboom | 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

GitLab

  • The permissions system i adequate, but could use some additional flexibility. As it is, there are only predefined roles a user can be put into.
  • The issue tracking system is somewhat immature. It's effective for tracking bugs and enhancements, but is not very usable as a project management system.
Anonymous | 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

Likelihood to Renew

GitLab

GitLab 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Gitlab is the best in its segment. They have a free version, they have open-source software, they provide a good service with their SaaS product, they are a fully-remote company since the beginning (which means they are fully distributed and have forward-thinking IMO). I would certainly recommend them to everyone.
Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redmine

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

GitLab

GitLab 8.8
Based on 4 answers
The web console management is superior and I would have given Gitlab a 10, but sometimes it is hard to find documentation about a configuration setting in the gitlab.rb configuration file. As we move everything to code that means moving our CVS tools to code as well - and Gitlab to code. The usability of Gitlab from the end user's perspective is superior and the usability from the operations team is very good and getting better but there could be a little improvement in the gitlab.rb config file layout and documentation.
Kevin Ritchey | 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

GitLab

GitLab 8.6
Based on 20 answers
At this point, I do not have much experience with Gitlab support as I have never had to engage them. They have documentation that is helpful, not quite as extensive as other documentation, but helpful nonetheless. They also seem to be relatively responsive on social media platforms (twitter) and really thrived when GitHub was acquired by Microsoft
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redmine

Redmine 6.7
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

GitLab

There are similar features among others. However, GitLab [has] better security and faster flow of information. It also allows us to do the monitoring of our work. There is also better collaboration with others across our regional teams. IT has [a] better, cleaner, and bug free environment that anyone can use.
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

GitLab

  • Openness is a mandate at the Digital Impact Alliance, Gitlab helps achieve this in all aspects of the work
  • The built-in build pipelines, along with in-browser editing of source code make managing the static site extremely easy
  • Gitlab nears feature parity with github, making software development workflows fairly easy
David McCann | 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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Pricing Details

GitLab

General

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

GitLab Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Free$01
Premium$191
Ultimate$991
  1. per user per month
SaaS Edition
Free$01
SaaS Premium$191
SaaS Ultimate$991
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
We provide free Gold and Ultimate licenses to qualifying open source projects and educational institutions, find out more by visiting https://about.gitlab.com/solutions/open-source/

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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