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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 6.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Redmine ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
7.7

Redmine

77%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 7/14 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
12 Ratings

Resource Management

7.3
73%
8 Ratings
7.0
70%
11 Ratings

Gantt Charts

1.0
10%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Scheduling

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
9 Ratings
5.8
58%
8 Ratings

Team Collaboration

9.1
91%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
6.9
69%
10 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

3.7
37%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Document Management

4.5
45%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Email integration

7.3
73%
9 Ratings
9.1
91%
9 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.6
76%
6 Ratings
7.5
75%
10 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
10 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

5.8

Kanban Tool

58%
7.5

Redmine

75%
Redmine ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.3
63%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Invoicing

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
7.8
78%
2 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Kanban Tool is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Redmine is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
11 Ratings
9.0

Redmine

90%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings

Redmine

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings
8.0

Redmine

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings
6.5

Redmine

65%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings

Redmine

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Shore Labs

Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
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Open Source

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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Pros

Shore Labs

  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
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Open Source

  • 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

Shore Labs

  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
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Open Source

  • 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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Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

Starting Price

$5 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Kanban Tool editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise10801
Kanban Tool On-Site Team6002
Kanban Tool Enterprise93
Kanban Tool Team54

Footnotes

  1. per year per 10-user pack
  2. per year per 10-user pack
  3. per month per user
  4. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Redmine

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Redmine editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Shore Labs

    We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
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    Open Source

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Shore Labs

    Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
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    Open Source

    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 Rating

    Shore Labs

    This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
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    Open Source

    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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    Alternatives Considered

    Shore Labs

    We've only tried JIRA Agile and KanbanFlow before. Kanban Tool was the one that our team actually liked and enjoyed working with. Also - it's been much easier to get started with and to understand than some of the other two (JIRA in particular). Although JIRA has many more features that we would have possibly used, the user feedback on it was so poor we were afraid that the negativity would create time wasted and less "job satisfaction" amongst the team.
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    Open Source

    Jira is a great project management tool for software product life cycle management for an agile environment based on agile methodologies. Jira is an intuitive and modernized user interface design compared with Redmine but Redmine is a lightweight and affordable project management and task tracking solution with its essential features and functionalities.
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    Return on Investment

    Shore Labs

    • Better communication and organization of ongoing projects.
    • We are a very small team, with many areas to work on. Having everything in one system gives us a lot of visibility.
    • Greatly reduced costs from using other tools that were much more expensive.
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    Open Source

    • Customers receive updates on all progress made for their issues -- this results in an informed customer who is being given transparency on all steps of our process.
    • Customers have responded well from being able to not have to track down emails and instead come to a central place for requests.
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